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Our history is what defines us | Louis Alexander

Born in the United Kingdom in 1932, Louis Alexander was a member of the Council of Europe’s committee on modern language teaching, world-famous English language learning expert and award-winning author.

Louis developed works that formed the basis for numerous communicative language courses (including Direct English) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

He sold 4.7 million books during 1977 alone; a feat recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the greatest number of books sold by an individual author in a single year.

 

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1932

Louis Alexander

Louis Alexander was born in UK and educated at Godalming Grammar School and the University of London.

1973

Council of Europe

He was a member of the Council of Europe Committee on Modern Language Teaching (1973–78). He developed works for the Council of Europe that have been the bases of many communicative language courses and forms the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

1977

GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS

He sold 4.7 books. A feet recorded in the Guinness Book of Record as the Greatest number of copies sold by an Individual Author in one Year.

1986

University of Cambridge

In 1986-88 he was adviser to the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate for the Cambridge Certificate in English for International Communication.

1988

Consultant UNESCO

He was a consultant for Junior English for China (1988-) on behalf of UNESCO.

1997

Direct English

Direct English is one of his greatest Masterpiece. Alexander consistently supported the cause of the relatively untrained non-native speaking teacher of English.

Louis Alexander

Louis Alexander was born in UK and educated at Godalming Grammar School and the University of London.

 

Direct English is the culmination of his life’s work, with an innovative spiral syllabus based on sound principles, supported by a highly-developed methodology and suite of language learner technology.

Established in 1997, Direct English supports an international network of educational franchise partners from the company’s UK headquarters.

Direct English is part of The Linguaphone Group – the international English institute for language training since 1901.
With nine distinct course levels to choose from (aligned with CEFR), Direct English teaches people of all levels and abilities; from beginners to advanced learners, young professionals and students to corporate executives.

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