Welcome on Board!

English Skills for Your Dream Life

What’s your dream?

let’s make it happen

Are you attending an interview or going for a big promotion? Or do you need good English for leading your team?

Is active networking important for you? Do you need social English for travelling and studying abroad?

Then you have found the right teachers and Top Flight English is the place for you.

We are Mark and Ingrid Burling, creators of Top Flight English – the No1 EFL website – for busy professionals who want to learn English to make their dreams come true.

Why should you hire us?

We are native English speakers, CELTA-qualified, and we have 70 years experience in business, consulting and teaching between us.

We help dedicated people like you to get advanced English skills in speaking, reading and writing, so that you can make the best things happen in your life.

Our Services include English lessons and career support.

Whatever you need, we can support you; so feel free to ask.

Contact us and we will respond in 48 hours.

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About us

who we are…..what we do


36 years in business, working in many sectors: high-tech IT, banking, aviation and government. She is a fun-loving, creative and insightful teacher.

Ingrid is a Grand Master Thai Chef and cooks circa 300 Thai dishes. She loves jazz and classical music, the movies, meditation, reading, playing the piano, dinner parties, and big shaggy dogs.

Birthday month: July.
Favourite colour: purple
Favourite food: Thai
Sports: hiking, dance, swimming in cold water.


40 years in retail, education, and local government, which included team leadership, training and consulting work. He is a fun, calm and professional teacher.

Mark studied opera and sang in various choirs and shows over 20 years. He loves classical music, opera, movies, gardening, hiking, badminton, Ingrid’s cooking (!) and big shaggy dogs.

Birthday month: July
Favourite colour: green
Favourite food: lasagne
Sports: badminton, hiking, swimming in warm water.


from many industries ↓

Finance & Legal

  • PWC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Tileke & Gibbens
  • NatWest
  • HSBC
  • SCB

Chemical & Auto

  • Isuzu
  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • Toshiba
  • Chevron
  • Shell

Aviation & Simulation

  • BAA
  • Rolls-Royce
  • British Aerospace
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • Hughes Rediffusion
  • Thai Smile Airways

Retail & Consumer

  • Coca-Cola
  • Danone
  • Betagro
  • Pandora
  • Boots Plc
  • L’Oreal

Education & Media

  • Berlitz
  • Inlingua
  • Channel 4 Education
  • University College London
  • Thammasat University
  • Kasetsart University

Royal & State

  • Home Office
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Belgravia Gallery
  • Thai National Parks
  • Department
  • Royal Thai Treasury

Medical & Scientific

  • Imperial College
  • Natural History Museum
  • Thai Government
  • Agriculture Inspectors
  • Siriraj Hospital

Building & Transport

  • Knauf
  • Skanska
  • Eurostar
  • Transmanche

High-Tech & IT

  • BT
  • Canon
  • Logica
  • PeopleSoft
  • C&CCC

Say hello

we’d love to hear from you

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