Timothy Barrett


Timothy Barrett is the primary instructor and designer of the e-courses at 4 Business English. Originally from the United States, he has been a professor and lecturer in Georgia for several years. Currently, he is working on 4 Legal English, 4 Business English and related projects.

Professor Barrett has taught Legal English to over 1,000 students over the past several years. He was a professor of law at the largest private law school in Georgia. While there, he developed a Legal English curriculum of four courses for bachelor of law students. He was also the Director of the TOLES Legal English Centre Georgia, where he taught Legal English to practicing attorneys and judges, as well as teaching preparation courses for the TOLES exam. For four years he conducted training for judges throughout Georgia, as part of a EWMI-PROLoG project funded by USAID.

For several years he was an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prof. Barrett’s current research focuses on fields affecting the future, such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, data & privacy. He has taught courses in World Trade Organization Law, Business Law & Ethics, Human Rights, Academic Writing, and US Legal System. He was also involved in international moot court competitions, both as a judge and a coach.

Before moving to Georgia, he was a practicing attorney in the United States, with significant courtroom and jury trial experience. He has a background in civil law, working in private practice, as well as in criminal law, as a prosecutor and as a decorated police officer with the New York Police Department. Prior to law school, Prof. Barrett served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

He has a Bachelor’s of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law.




What former Business English students say:

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Jack Small Business Owner

Very Great Teacher

A very great teacher, Thanks Tim. You have helped me a lot so my confidence raise a lot after taking the lesson with you. You always provide very useful and valuable suggestions for me. So i learn so much from your lesson.

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Vian Business Student

Encourages Me

I like the way how Timothy plan for the course. He always cuts to the chase. We can practice a lot and won't waste any time in the class. He reminds me to pay attention to some details patiently and gives me many examples which help me to memorize those. The most important that he always encourages me so I can have more confidence to speak better. Thanks Timothy.

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Jack Small Business Owner

Very Great Lesson

A very great lesson, we checked the writing session and I learn so much from your suggestions, These are very useful to make me improve, I really appreciate what you help in the lesson, Thanks Tim.

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Jack Business Owner

Very good lesson

Very good lesson with Tim. He is really patient to teach everything for me, especially for writing and speaking. There are various skills he taught me, i would like to try my best to learn and practice them. So, Tim. is really good teacher for every student if they want to learn English better.

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Anonymous Business Executive

Full of Patience

Teacher is full of patience and detailed explained the meaning the new vocabularies for me. Great experience.

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Queenie Accountant

Teaching Patiently

I am so enjoyed in the lesson with you, giving me useful materials to study. In the meantime, sharing a lot of great working experiences to each other during the class. I would say thank you for your teaching patiently

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Terrence Physicist

Encouraged me to speak

Timothy ask a lot of questions and initiated topics related to myself and my work, which in turn encouraged me to speak. He also corrects my mistakes in a subtle way so the conversation is not being disturbed.

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Dilara Attorney

Knows what he is talking about

I felt like he knows what he is talking about and can really help me.

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Vian Business Student

Willing to listen

Timothy is really a good English teacher. He is willing to listen to what the student need and try to offer the best to help with. He gave feedback to every single practice and let me know what I can do better to meet the requirement for the test. Thanks Timothy.

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Dilara Attorney

Learned a lot

I can only recommend him as a teacher! I felt really comfortable in the lessons I had so far and learned a lot in a short period of time.

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Charles Tsai Businessman

Guiding Students

Timothy is so nice and he prepared the materials are very suitable for guiding students to practice. The atmosphere of the class is also relaxed.

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Cindy Account Manager

Experienced English Teacher

Timothy was an experienced English teacher. He gave me useful comment and constructive method to practise.

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Anonymous Account Executive

Shares his own Experiences

Teacher is nice and willing to share a lot of local practices and his own experience about business [and] presentations

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Anonymous Account Manager

Customized the Lesson

Teacher will customize the lesson which was suitable for you. Always being patient and willing to share experience. We practiced business English expression which was pretty useful.

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Funda Computer Engineer

Friendly and engaging teacher

Timothy is friendly and engaging teacher. He is also very flexible and adapts his teaching strategies to your needs. As a result, you'll have tons of opportunities to practice speaking by talking about different topics to which you can relate your life and experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Ben Business Executive

Lots of Practice Opportunity

The business expression taught in class were useful and there are lots of practice opportunity. Look forward to learn more about other business English in next lesson.





He has written the book Criminal Law Lexicon, which is available on Amazon. His Amazon Author page is available here.


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