Louis Alexander – the reason Direct English exists
We are immensely proud of the heritage and dedication Direct English has had to provide thousands of adults worldwide to learn, develop and master the English language to progress, communicate and explore in an array of lifestyle and business opportunities. All of this is down to the brilliance of one man, our founder, Louis Alexander.
To say Louis Alexander was passionate about improving and supporting learning curriculums would be an understatement. Throughout his career he developed numerous communication language courses and made significant contributions as the chair of the Council of Europe’s committee on modern language learning teaching, creating the Common European Framework Reference which is still used today and adopted by all language systems worldwide.
Alongside these achievements, Louis Alexander also made it into the iconic Guinness Book of Records for selling the greatest number of books sold by an individual author in a single, in 1977 – a total of 4.7 million books worldwide!
Direct English is a culmination of Louis Alexander’s life works, using his influence on the innovative spiral syllabus, designed to focus on a language learner’s confidence.Explore our English Language Courses