The Language Shop (tls) is trusted by Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, charities, schools and Government agencies.


As a non-profit ethically-driven employee mutual, The Language Shop (tls) shares the values of the charities we work with including some of the UK’s biggest third sector organisations. Our interpreters draw on their experience in difficult NHS and Local Authority settings to support a range of organisations, including those working in immigration and refuge, homelessness and poverty.


TLS has been working with UK schools for over 30 years, providing a full range of language services for young children and their parents. The impact of our services in schools is pivotal in supporting child development and provides a link between parents and teachers in important settings such as parent evenings, one-off disciplinary meetings, and SEN assessments.

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Interpreting and translation for schools

Interpreting and translation for schools.

Local Authorities

The Language Shop (tls) is an employee mutual part-owned by the London Borough of Newham Council. As the sole provider of language services to Local Authorities across the UK specialising in areas such as child support services, refugee centres and housing services, our work has a significant impact on the lives of our service users.


The Language Shop (tls) is the sole provider of language services to over 15 NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across the UK. We are a named supplier on several UK contract framework agreements.

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Government agencies such as the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and Foreign Commonwealth Office trust The Language Shop (tls) to provide language contract quality assurance and examinations & assessments.


We can provide competitively priced, excellent quality translations and interpreting to your business, whichever sector you operate in.