"A bunch of us at work are relocating to Dubai next year and we recently started taking some elementary Arabic lessons through Listen & Learn in order to get a grasp of the language. Our teacher is fantastic and visits us all at the office once a week, and the course is tailored to our needs as a human resources agency. So far we're all really enjoying the challenge, even if we're still at a very basic level! "
James L., London SW2
"We had our first Arabic lesson with Luma this afternoon and I wanted to report back with some initial feedback for you. All of the students found Luma to be very enthusiastic, professional and easy to understand. She was easy to ask questions to and seemed to understand what we're looking for. We've arranged our second lesson, and I'm hoping it will progress as well as the first. First impressions are all positive - she is a credit to your company!"
Cheryl A (The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh), Arabic course in Edinburgh
"Our first lesson with Zhivko was very good thanks. We probably weren't really too sure what to expect, having never taken language lessons before other than at school. He was very friendly and made us feel all right about asking questions and getting things wrong. He seemed to adjust to our pace quite readily, which is obviously good for us. Thank you again for organising it. "
Bulgarian in Edinburgh - K B
"Maria is an excellent teacher. The kids enjoyed the lessons tremendously and we are delighted to have her!"
Weng L, Cantonese course in Dublin
"At work we now frequently have dealings with heavy machinery exporters in Denmark, and Head Office thought it would be a great idea if those assigned to Danish clients took classes in the Danish language. I was tentative at first since I was always useless at languages at school, but we arranged a course with Listen & Learn to see how it would go. Since the teacher customises the course to our precise needs, and visits us each week at our office for a weekly lesson with the group, all we have to concentrate on is learning the language! "
Robert L., Essex
"Just 6 months ago it would be impossible for me to write this testimonial, since I did not speak a word of English! I grew up in Saudia Arabia but moved to the UK with my family recently. Thanks to my lessons with Frank and Listen & Learn a whole world of English has opened up to me! "
Saeed M., London SW13
"I am totally happy with your choose of trainer. She is completely seasoned, caring, and of course qualified. Once again thanks!"
Malihe M., English course in Birmingham
"He is a capable and competent teacher. He taught the English language with topical, interesting themes. This was a really important help for beginning my year in England"
Simone S (Kemper System GmbH & Co KG), English course in Warrington
"Great to hear from you. Classes went fine, thank you for asking! Today it was more of an introduction and interaction; the teacher gave me some homework to work on. We also had mock 'interview' sessions, which was interesting. Altogether, it was a good experience. Thank you for arranging a good trainer for me!"
Cinchu John - English in Croydon
"I'm very happy with the English classes. I think I'm improving my language skills. Now, I don't lack confidence as much as I did before. I'm capable of saying what I want to say, although with great effort. I can watch the news on the television and I can even follow it (though I don't understand all the words the news anchor says). I enjoy each session and I like doing my homework along with others activities, like going to the library, reading the newspaper and watching the weather forecast. "
General English, Wolverhampton, Marina M. G.
"Thanks to Listen & Learn I was able to strengthen the French I'd mostly forgotten from school, and start using it in practical, everyday situations! I now actually enjoy having to speak in French, rather than dreading it. Merci beaucoup!"
Lisa M., Sheffield
"Sonja, I was remiss in not sending you feedback on Emma's experience with Houria this summer. I meant to do it, but with all of the things we needed to do on our return to the US (Emma started a new school), it completely slipped my mind. We really loved Houria as Emma's teacher. She was a very hard worker and very caring; she was doing exactly the right thing for Emma. Emma took to her quickly, and they became good chums. That said, Houria tried to give Emma the basics of pronunciation and vocabulary, and was very flexible in how she approached Emma's lessons. Finally, Houria is a very nice and sweet woman. She presented herself well, and was always on time and well prepared. All in all, we were really pleased - it couldn't have gone any better. Thank you (and Houria) for the experience that Emma was given this summer. She learned a lot, and has a good deal of confidence now that her 'official' schooling has begun. Stann"
Stann Chonofsky, French course in Emsworth, LL614
"We had a very good lesson thank you - Natalie is an excellent teacher and gave both Jessica and I a lot more confidence in what we already know. We are both looking forward to next week (although that does remind me I must do my homework this weekend!) Thank you for coordinating everything for us. "
Helen F., French course in Bath
"Dear Paula, Thank you for your email. My lessons have come to an end and I can now communicate with my customers confidently in French. Many thanks for your help. Best regards "
Elizabeth Morgan, Eurocaps Ltd. - Cardiff
"I can't believe how quickly I managed to get a grasp on German with my course arranged by Listen & Learn! Last year I had to relocate to Berlin for my job, and booked an intensive course with a German tutor. Klaus was always friendly, readily available and made sure we focused on details I would actually need. 3 months later, my arrival in Germany was not nearly as bewildering as I was sure it would be! "
Paul P., Norfolk
"My Greek lessons with Listen & Learn were superb! It was extremely daunting to tackle an entirely new language with a totally different alphabet, but after only a few lessons I really started to get into the swing of things, mostly thanks to my tutor Nora making sure that we were always studying subjects that were going to help me in real-life situations. Couldn't recommend highly enough! "
Frederick J., Bournemouth
"At first I was a little hesitant about taking one-to-one Italian lessons but my teacher, Maria, put me at ease immediately during the first session. Since I was moving to Rome with my Italian fiancé, I wanted to be able to hold everyday conversations in Italian. After only a 48-hour course I had a pretty strong grasp on the basics, and even ended up explaining a few grammatical points to my boyfriend! "
Charlotte A., Southampton
"I was a little unsure at first that this was the best way to learn a new language, but after just the first teaching session I was convinced that I would be able to improve my Italian quickly and effectively - and I was right! My teacher, Marina, visited my house each week and created a whole teaching plan based around me and what I wanted to get out of the language. Thank you so much! "
Benjamin S., Southampton
"Learning Japanese with Sakae-sensei has been simultaneously incredibly challenging and amazingly eye-opening! I picked it up from scratch to help me with my degree subject (Oriental Studies), and while it was only an elementary course, I feel so much more comfortable in my studies than those with no Japanese language experience! Listen & Learn, domo arigato! "
Justin L., Nottingham
"Lessons going very well - great fun, looking forward to the next one!"
Gylen O., Japanese course in Edinburgh
"Thank you for your interest in my progress with my tuition. In the ten sessions I have had so far, I have found Akiko to be very easy to work with and a clear tutor. Although there was some mix up at first with my Japanese level, Akiko quickly got me onto the path of learning Hiragana, and we have now finished learning both Hiragana and Katakana. Akiko has always provided me with resource sheets and has recommended text books for me to purchase to aid my progress. Akiko purchased a Katakana textbook for me a few weeks ago. Akiko is always quick to take on board my feedback and listen to how I like to learn and often revises sections I find challenging to understand. She has been very good with teaching about Japanese grammar - something I find quite difficult - and sets me various revision exercises to ensure I have learned everything properly. We are set to start learning kanji in the New Year and I am looking forward to the challenge. To conclude, I have found Akiko to be a competent tutor and a great person to learn Japanese with. I have learnt a great deal as well as enjoyed my tutoring so far, and look forward to this continuing in the New Year! "
Japanese in Breamore - Ruth Websdale
"My girlfriend of 5 years is Korean, and I thought it would be a nice surprise for her if I started learning her native language (since she had to learn mine!). I hear it spoken around me quite a bit so I thought it would be worth it! I booked an elementary course with Listen & Learn and was immediately amazed at how different the language is from English! My teacher, Tae Sung, was very patient with me, and I am now finding that I am gaining confidence in my abilities. The hardest part is keeping it a secret from my girlfriend, but I can't wait to spring it on her! "
Stevie L., Cambridge
"It's been a delight to deal with you... There were very few changes to training arrangements and Yolanta made best of a difficult situation. David H"
David H, Newcastle
Mandarin Chinese Testimonials
"I've always wanted to travel to China, so when I had planned my 6-month trip around Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong I wanted to have a basic level of Mandarin Chinese for everyday use. Thanks to Ling I learned the fundamentals of the grammar, but even more usefully I managed to memorise lots of the vocabulary before leaving for China. Whilst full speed Mandarin is still a bit of a mystery to me (I can pick up words here and there), I haven't had any problems getting what I want from shops, hotels and travel agencies... yet! "
Paula C., Oldham
"With our import/export business now stretching into the Far East, many of the sales team here were sent on a course organised by Listen & Learn, and the results have been incredible! Thanks to our tailor-made lessons we are all capable of conducting most of our sales and client meetings in Mandarin Chinese - something we know our clients and customers really appreciate. "
Peter O., Shoreham
"The lessons are going very well, thank you! Izabela is an excellent teacher, and I'm confident that I'll learn plenty from her. I've been very happy with Izabela's teaching"
Patricia F., Polish course in Northampton
"With retirement almost upon me, my wife and I had plans to emigrate to Brazil - mostly to get away from the British weather! We decided to take an elementary course in Brazilian Portuguese since our whole lives were going to change, and we chose Listen & Learn because of the convenience of learning from home. With only a few months to go before we pack up and go we have both gone from 'holiday Portuguese' to a pretty impressive level - we practice speaking with each other daily, and the weekly lessons help us improve quickly and get out of any bad habits. "
Brian S., Manchester
"Many thanks, this has been an excellent course and Solange has been a superb teacher. "
Richard P, Portsmouth
"My first lesson went very well, I think my teacher is brilliant! Feeling confident that I will learn all I need to know"
June C., Romanian course in Bristol
"I feel like I am really lucky to have had Alexei as my Russian teacher. I wanted to learn as it is part of my heritage but I never learned further than listening to my parents speaking it while growing up in London. It is a really tricky language to learn but with his patience and guidance I feel like I'm really improving with every lesson that takes place. Huge thanks to Listen & Learn for organising my course! "
Demetri V., London W1
"My first lesson with Larissa went very well! Larissa is an excellent language teacher and my lesson ended with me feeling full of confidence and looking forward to my next lesson tomorrow."
David B, Russian in Derby
"Our first lesson was great. The teacher was very helpful"
Kyriacos S., Russian course in Manchester
"My first lesson with Larissa went very well! She's an excellent language teacher and my lesson ended with me feeling full of confidence and looking forward to my lesson tomorrow!"
David B., Russian course in Derby
"I have really enjoyed my Spanish lessons with Paloma. She has not only made each session really interesting but has always kept the material relevant to my needs. The best thing, though, is the flexibility - I've had to rearrange classes due to a busy schedule and she has always been able to fit the timetable around me! "
Peter C., London SW4
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging our Spanish course! Not only did we learn a hell of a lot, but had a great time learning with Jose, too. We are definitely looking forward to carrying on with them so we can work on our conversation and become even more fluent! "
Jamie P., London EC5
"I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Listen & Learn and my Spanish teacher Jose, for working so hard to allow a dummy like me to learn a new language! Thanks to Jose's friendly yet intense lessons I've really improved in leaps and bounds - I never thought I'd ever really be able to hold an entire conversation in Spanish! "
Victoria W., Liverpool
"My Turkish course has been great throughout. The first lesson was mostly spent planning the course, i.e. making sure that everything I learned was actually going to be useful for me. From there we picked up the pace pretty fast, and now I really look forward to our 2-hour lessons every week! I can't believe how quickly I've improved! "
Sheila R., Basingstoke
"I have really enjoyed my Turkish lessons with Cagri, although I still have so much more to learn they have given me a good start and I feel confident about speaking the basics. Thank you very much for your effort and your help, Peter"