Learn English, Experience England

At Antler Languages we believe learning English should be enjoyable, professional and effective.  We are a small, independent language academy, highly professional and caring.

About Our Language Academy

Antler Languages is a small, independent language academy based in Oundle.  We work very closely with each of our students and offer highly personalised and professional tuition. We also take the greatest interest in showing our students many of the best things that England has to offer. Following the success of our study courses and programmes we are proud to announce the opening of a new academy in Ely in 2015.

We are a certified preparation centre for the University of Cambridge English Assessment Exams: – Key English Test (KET), Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate in Proficiency (CPE) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – the world’s leading range of qualifications for learners of English.

We think that developing an excellent relationship with each of our students is very important and welcome individuals or groups to study and experience English culture with us.

Oundle, Northamptonshire, England

Antler Languages is based in Oundle, a beautiful and historic market town in Northamptonshire. Our academy is situated in the Old Town Hall, which dates from 1826 and is to be found right in the centre of Oundle on the Market Place.

Oundle is situated in the beautiful valley of the River Nene in captivating and very traditional countryside. The ancient town, rich in heritage, is famous for its many old stone buildings, inns and secret alleyways. Historically Henry VIII, William III and Mary Queen of Scots had strong connections with Oundle and we are very proud of our heritage. The town is also home to Oundle School, which dates from 1556, the third largest independent school in England. The town is considered to offer a particularly safe environment for younger students.

Oundle remains a beautiful, thriving market town renowned for being a fantastic place to live, work and a joy to visit

About the Founder

The founder of Antler Languages is Penny Burgess. She believes that language learning can be approached in an enjoyable and engaging way and based very much on the student’s individual study needs and abilities. Additonally, a visit to England should always be very special and a highly memorable experience.

Penny has a University of Cambridge CELTA teaching certificate and is a member of  the International Association of Teaching IATEFL. She has taught large groups of children in Spain, as well as successfully guiding independent students through their preparation for the internationally recognised Cambridge English examinations and helping them to achieve excellent results.

Mi nombre es Esteban Cuesta ,este verano estuve en inglaterra con mi familia ,queriamos aprender ingles y la persona que le alquilamos la casa nos recomendó la academia de ingles Antler Languajes,estaba cerca de nuestra casa en un pueblo llamado Oundle.

Estuvimos todo el mes de Agosto y tres veces a la semana ibamos a la academia ,la verdad que ha sido muy gratificante porque hemos conseguido soltarnos a hablar ingles y por supuesto hacernos entender.Antler Languages se preocupa mucho que sus estudiantes solo hablen en ingles y a la vez se diviertan haciendolo.Nos ha gustado mucho Oundle ,es muy ingles y la gente es muy amable la verdad es que se esfuerzan por entenderte,tienes todos los servicios que necesitas y a la vez es muy tranquilo,es un pueblo con encanto.

Tenemos un hijo de 6 años que tambien ha ido a Antler Languages y la verdad es que iba muy contento, para el ha sido como un juego.

Nos ha parecido un experiencia fantastica para toda la familia donde todos hemos aprendido ingles divirtiendonos,tambien es un lugar perfecto para estudiantes adolescentes e incluso para adultos.

Esperamos poder volver al verano que viene y continuar aprendiendo ingles en Antler Languages.

Gracias a Penny Burgess(la directora de la academia) es una persona fantastica.

Esteban Cuesta

Please contact us to talk about your personal study needs, we would be delighted to help.

All our contact details and an Enquiry Form can be found on our contact page.

Meet our Team



French Teacher

As a long-term expat, I regularly go back to my native French Alps to visit family and friends and enjoy a nice raclette (or any of our many cheese-based specialities!).

I joined Antler in 2015 after working in multilingual business environments for 10 years.
I am passionate about languages and love teaching. I believe a lot can be achieved with bespoke and fun lessons!

Supporting students and witnessing their progress first-hand is just wonderfully rewarding.  




I inherited my talents from my parents who were both teachers. Having arrived in England in 2005 I qualified as a Spanish tutor and now teach in various colleges and schools in the Peterborough area. I specialise in preparing students for GCSE and A level Spanish as well as the DELE diplomas and have acted as an interpreter and translator for private companies. I love combining my role as a wife and mother with other activities, such as being the secretary for my local church and volunteering to help those recovering from illness and emotional problems.



German and English

A German/British family background has been the catalyst for my passion for languages and foreign culture.   Following a career in international business I moved into education, gaining wide experience in both the state and independent sectors preparing students for IB, A Level and IGCSE exams in German, French and Spanish in addition to teaching English as a Foreign Language for IELTS and examining for various boards.  I also offer tailored professional courses for mature students.  



French and Cambridge English

I have been teaching French and EFL in a variety of schools, colleges and language schools over the years to pupils from 4 years old to very mature adults and really enjoy helping students of all ages discover a new language and culture.  My week is spent both teaching full classes in mainstream schools and teaching individual and small groups in Oundle.  Thus, my days can include both organising a  puppet show or singing French nursery rhymes  with 5 year olds together with intense study of complex tenses or a piece of  literature with adult learners.   Usually I use the correct language!   I enjoy travelling, theatre, cinema and tennis; sometimes I get to mix all four!

I look forward to sharing both my enthusiasm for the French language, country and culture together with teaching the intricacies of my native tongue with new students at Antler Languages.    



Cambridge English

I am passionate about teaching languages and this comes across in my lessons which are fun and entertaining. I use various teaching methods to make sure that my students are engaged and enjoying themselves whilst learning is taking place.

I have been teaching for over 20 years. I have worked for Truro College, Cornwall Adult Education and I ran the language centre at Cornwall College. I have taught all levels including GCSE, AS, A2 and degree level Spanish. I have taught A1, A2, B1 and B2 English as a foreign language. I am an examiner for the Pearson’s examination board. I have the Certificate in Education teaching qualification and The Institute of Linguists Diploma (Degree Level). There is nothing I love more than helping a student reach their goal.



Italian and Polish

More information is coming soon.

Work with us

If you are interested in joining our team of language professionals, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in contact sending us a copy of your CV.