The Lounge English school

Contact us today to arrange an informal chat to assess your level now and the goals for where it needs to be. We offer both in-person lessons and on-line lessons to help you reach those goals.


The Lounge has been an innovator in remote learning for over 15 years.

With over 15 years of proven results across all age groups, we offer the flexibility and convenience of courses on-line.  All you need is a decent connection and we provide the rest.

English courses in Lugano

The Lounge English school has been a presence in Lugano for over 10 years.  Founded by Mark Buckley,  since 2009 we have been successfully providing English language training to all ages and levels and have been a trusted partner to learning institutions throughout the canton.

English lessons in Monaco

Authorised by the Gouvernement Princier de Monaco, Mark Buckley is a Cambridge Certified English teacher and holds the MBA master’s degree.  Resident in the Principality, ready to offer effective solutions in English language training.


Smart English Learning Method

For over 15 years The Lounge Smart English has guaranteed a seamless transition from in-person education to smart learning using the latest technologies available. The Lounge Smart English Method continues its tradition of a 0km service; our team is made up of native English speaking teachers in your area, each having an appropriate university degree and/or the Cambridge certification for English language teaching.


We have combined all the latest platform technologies (Zoom, Skype, Teams..) with our own teaching method and materials to deliver engaging one-to-one or group lessons. All materials are instantly shared and all lesson notes and reminders are delivered to your pc, tablet and phone.


The Lounge qualified team has been working together for many years, continuously rethinking our ideas to meet the demands of changing lifestyles. The current situation offers us a wonderful opportunity to show the effectiveness of including your language lesson into your home life.


The Lounge Smart English was ready in the height of the pandemic to instantly transition our Elementary and Middle School English students from in-class to smart learning. We provided parents and children with the back up they needed to approach this paradigm shift in learning and finish the year successfully. Parents are now choosing to embrace this method, for their children and themselves.

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Smart English Lessons

Participating in Smart English lessons couldn’t be simpler. Decide a day and time which fits your calendar and the lesson comes to you, in safety. The Lounge uses primarily Zoom but we operate on all platforms.
For adult courses no didactic material is necessary, everything is provided by The Lounge. An ample calendar is provided to cover the block of lessons chosen. Any missed lessons are recuperated, we ask only that you give us as much notice as possible.

Business English for professionals

The use of effective language has never before been so important. As face to face contact with our business partners and stakeholders decreases, so too does the benefit of interpreting expressions and body language.
We need to be sure we are communicating efficiently and effectively with a level and style of English appropriate to the business at hand. We study and deliver Your Business English lessons designed to give you maximum return on the time and money invested. We develop scenarios relative to you and your line of work, as part of your course or a last minute preparation for that professional meeting or presentation.
English for adults in Monaco and Lugano
English exam certifications: IELTS, SAT, Cambridge, Bulats, TOEFL

Preparation for the IELTS, Cambridge and TOEFL exams

Preparation for all internationally recognised exams in English. Whether it’s IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, SAT, BULATs, Aviation…
Along with General English training we provide specifically targeted preparation for whatever test you need to take.  You’ll give your absolute best knowing what to expect in an exam and knowing exactly how to deliver what’s necessary.

English for children and teens

We have over 20 years of experience in providing English courses for children and teens. We work with public and private schools in Lugano and Monaco, from elementary school to high school, including language and literature addresses.
The Lounge is present in a number of learning institutions as part of national bilingual learning programmes. We help aspiring university students prepare their admissions tests and the all-important motivational letter as part of their enrolment process.
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Other services

Professional translation services

Professional Translation Services

Catering to all sectors, we provide certified translations, notarised legal certificates and contracts.
English abroad

Travel English abroad

At The Lounge we don’t send our students abroad, we take them. We have a history of foreign travel with our students to destinations including Boston, New York, Washington, London, Dublin and Cork. Our journeys are more than just linguistic, our students experience everything the destination has to offer.

Find out your English level for free

To give yourself a better idea of where you are and where you need to be with your English, take a quick test today!