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. It is very cost effective and from anywhere with a mobile phone, laptop or similar device you can learn to speak, read and write English with us.

We want to make learning English enjoyable and low-cost, with SandfordEnglish.com you can learn English with a very experienced English language teacher in your living room for little cost.

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. You can see lesson 1 here for FREE.

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.

Read our reviews from students here.

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.