Who are TJ Taylor?

Photos of some of our Business English teachers

TJ Taylor is a language school that specialises in corporate training and language courses for managers and professionals.

Founded in 2003, we deliver corporate courses throughout Italy, seminars and distance courses across Europe, and intensive courses in the UK and Ireland.


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Our Story

TJ Taylor has been training professionals in English since April 2003, but in reality our story starts a few months before.

“Every cloud has a silver lining: every misfortune contains something positive.”

There’s a proverb in English that says ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, which means that every misfortune contains something positive, that there’s always some reason to be optimistic.

And that is the perfect metaphor for the origins of TJ Taylor.

In 2002 Alex Taylor was working as a Business English trainer in Milan for the corporate division of a large multinational education company, which had 150 English schools throughout Europe. The schools had good teachers, enthusiastic students and a great learning atmosphere.

However, that summer there were signs of trouble at the headquarters in Spain, and a lot of unease as we reached the end of the year, when the schools closed for Christmas.

Those 150 schools didn’t open again in January. Thousands of teachers were unpaid for months and out of a job after Christmas, and tens of thousands of individuals and corporate clients were deeply unhappy, out of pocket, and with no course. It was an incredibly difficult period, and many teachers emigrated or had to return home.

But in Milan some of those teachers and corporate clients came together, uniting around Alex Taylor, who was only 24 at the time, as their team leader and organiser.

Photo of Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor, author and Founding Partner of TJ Taylor

In the following months this group of teachers and clients became a company, set out their 3 core principles, and voted on a name (which emerged by accident, but that’s another story…).

“TJ Taylor was born of adversity and difficult times, but the company has prospered because of this.”

Some of those original clients are still with us today, 18 years later. Over the years we have helped thousands of people with their English, published glossaries and guidebooks, and helped introduce modern techniques for corporate language training into Italy.

An individual Business English course with the teacher

An individual lesson during an in-company course

TJ Taylor was born of adversity and difficult times, but the company has prospered because of this – experiential learning at its toughest!


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Our Courses

Since 2003 we have helped thousands of executives and professionals improve their English, in companies of every size and sector.

Today we deliver over 15,000 hours of training every year.

A session with the trainer


Intensive courses for professionals

Intensive English courses are designed specifically for managers and professionals who want to improve their English language skills as rapidly as possible:


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Language training for your company

Over 100 companies trust us to design and deliver their corporate courses, at all levels, for groups and individuals:

  • Business English courses in-company
  • Coaching in English and communication skills
  • Blended and telephone courses


Learn about our corporate courses


How We Work

Every person and business is different, and so are their people’s training needs.

To find the best solution for you or your company, first we analyse the language skills you require, and your training objectives.

The lesson stage of the training cycle

We design the course around you, using our expertise and business experience to customise the course structure, objectives and content.


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Get in Touch

Do you have a question about our English courses? Want to talk about you or your company’s specific needs?

Call us on +39 02 4300 19075 or contact us by email:


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