About us

About Sandford English

Sandford English has been created to help you learn English easily and quickly, from your own home, or wherever you happen to be with minimum fuss. We offer good value high quality resources which can be used from anywhere with a mobile phone, laptop or similar device you can improve your English communication in speaking and writing.

We offer English language resources through videos, online lesson materials and online books and interactive exercises. These resources can be used by language learners wanting to learn independently or those learning English in a school or college or with a tutor.

All the resources on the website are available for you to access whenever you want. There will be a new lesson added every two weeks. The first course we are making available is an elementary English language course for near beginners at CEFR A1 level rising to intermediate level in Level 3. You can see lesson 1 here for FREE.

These resources will help language learners preparing for the IELTS exams. Lessons that are particularly useful for IELTS are highlighted on the site.

Sandford English is a collaboration between an experienced English language teacher (Sharlene Matharu) and a publisher (Ash Allan) who wanted to do something different and support English language learners globally.

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Sharlene Matharu

Sharlene Matharu

Sharlene lives and works in Oxford in the UK has been an English teacher for over ten years. She loves languages and especially enjoys working with students of all ages from around the world. Before teaching with Sandford English, she taught in Oxford, London, Paris and San Sebastian in Spain. She speaks French, Spanish and is trying very hard to learn Mandarin. She is also a writer and creates teaching materials for teachers and students alike. In her free time, Sharlene likes cooking, doing yoga and writing stories. One day she would like to publish a children’s book and a novel.

Ash Allan

Ash Allan

Ash is a publisher working in the Oxford area, he has worked in publishing for nearly 20 years. He has spent much of his time in educational publishing, but has also worked for several years in financial and academic publishing. He lives in Oxfordshire with his family and enjoys playing squash in his spare time and playing football with his kids.