Formed over 30 years ago in East London, The Language Shop (tls) was originally a department of the London Borough of Newham Council. Now an ethically-driven employee mutual still 49% owned by the Council, we have grown to become an international organisation delivering high quality, affordable language services including interpreting, translation, examinations & assessments, quality assurance and qualifications & training to the public sector and charities.

Some of the organisations we work with >

Interpreting, translation, examination and assessment services 24/7


A digital examination service for candidates to sit their exams, through recorded or online assessment

Language services

Face-to-face, video and telephone interpreting and translation services; scheduled and on-demand

Quality Assurance

Skills assessment and quality assurance for your own interpreters

TLS Learn

Information, support, industry-leading qualifications and training for public service interpreters.


Bespoke technology systems and solutions for language and examination services

Our accreditations and awards >

Get in touch with tls today to find out how we can help your organisation.




Quality assurance

Qualifications & training