The London School of Modern Languages
All abilities welcome
We deliver evening language classes in French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish
Our classes are designed to be dynamic and interactive, fostering an engaging learning experience. We employ full immersion communicative activities to ensure you can start speaking the language right from your first class.
Our courses are meticulously designed to ensure a smooth transition from one level to the next. This provides you with a clear sense of progression and accomplishment. The courses are based on three core levels of the Common European Framework for Modern Languages:
- Beginner/Elementary A1
- Pre-intermediate A2
- Intermediate B1
Advancing from a Beginner level to an Intermediate level in European languages follows a structured path consisting of 16 levels, whereas for Mandarin and Japanese, this progression is organised into 24 levels.
Our courses are delivered in person at our school located in Holland Park, London. These courses typically span 6 to 7 weeks, featuring 2-hour lessons once a week, from Monday to Thursday, running from 6 pm to 8 pm. Each of our classes is equipped with modern technology and can accommodate up to 10 students.
Free online Language test
If you are uncertain about your language level, take our test to discover your level in your chosen language and find the course that best suits you.
The test will place you in one of our 5 bands: Beginner, Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, IntermediateTake our Test
We use the Communicative Approach across all language courses and our trainers teach only in the Target Language.
In our classes, trainers exclusively use the language taught, avoiding relying on English. While this may initially appear daunting, our trainers are skilled in effectively communicating using a variety of techniques, even at beginner level, although some exceptions can be made in A1.0 and A1.1 levels to help you smoothly adapt to the methodology. This approach encourages active participation from all students and promotes complete immersion in the language. Remember, speaking up and making mistakes are integral parts of the language-learning journey.
We adopt the communicative approach to create student-centred lessons that prioritize the development of oral skills. This means that students are encouraged to do most of the talking, while trainers minimize explanations and focus on tasks and activities. You will actively engage in pair work and group activities during each session. Our classes are structured to include trainer-student correction slots, speaking exercises, communicative activities, quizzes, games, reading and listening comprehension exercises, as well as grammar practice. Homework is recommended to reinforce your understanding.
Advantages of Our Methodology:
- Accelerated Learning: Our teaching approach allows you to absorb vocabulary more naturally and rapidly.
- Natural Speaking: You learn to speak the language naturally, without overanalysing each word and sound.
- Increased Confidence: Classroom immersion enhances your confidence to use the language in real-life situations.
- Improved Listening Skills: Regular exposure to spoken language enhances your comprehension skills.
- Engaging Learning: Learning by actively using the language is more motivating and enjoyable than solely focusing on grammar rules.
Our 2024 schedule
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Please be aware that in case a class needs to be cancelled the recovery class will happen on a Friday of the same term, usually on the same week as the cancelled class.
- 6 weeks course (12 hours): £195
- 7 weeks course (14 hours): £225
LSE trainers are native speakers of the language they teach, boasting extensive qualifications and a wealth of experience in Modern Languages. Their primary objective is to cultivate a warm and intellectually stimulating atmosphere conducive to effective language learning.