The NLS Institute of Foreign Languages was founded in the German town of Heusenstamm, south of Frankfurt, in 1994. It enabled its owner Terence F. Hoey to fulfil his dream of creating a school that focuses on its students and their personal learning goals. The NLS Institutes aim is not to use fixed teaching concepts to process as many pupils as possible, but instead to offer long-term programmes that are individually tailored to suit participants' needs and requirements and provide them with permanent learning success. The town of Heusenstamm is situated in the heart of the Rhine-Main region and is an ideal location for the school, making it easily accessible for residents of the city of Frankfurt and individuals from local towns, cities, and commercial and industrial areas (e.g. Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt and Darmstadt). As well as being easy to access, the school also boasts plenty of parking spaces, even for large groups of participants.
Up until 1996, the school established itself with an initial total of eight teaching rooms and laid the foundations for its future success. The following years focused on the expansion of the school and the range of courses on offer.
The school has been home to 12 comfortable and modern rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and 40 qualified language teachers since 2002 and is able to offer its corporate and private clients a wide range of foreign language training and courses. The school's philosophy has remained the same throughout its existence: "Language courses need to be tailored to suit their participants and not the other way around" (T.F. Hoey). Terence F. Hoey and his trainers are convinced that a passion for teaching and motivation to learn are the key foundations for success in learning a foreign language which help pupils to achieve their targets and make learning a fulfilling experience.
End of June 2014 the NLS Institute of Foreign Languages moved to the TriForum Office Campus in Neu-Isenburg.