Learn a language online or in the classroom – you choose
At The Marlow Language Centre we provide tuition and courses in English and foreign languages for adults and children – for private individuals and for business and corporate clients. Based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, we can offer face-to-face, classroom-based lessons for students living or staying in the area, or live online courses via Zoom for you in your home or workplace wherever you are.
Our translation department operates worldwide and offers you a translating and interpreting service between English and virtually any language you’re likely to need.
Victoria is an excellent teacher - she is brilliant at perceiving when to move deeper and also when to take a step back and review. She is also great at customising lessons and learning to suit individuals and I would highly recommend her.
I could not more highly recommend Marion and The Marlow Language Centre.
I opted for 1:1 teaching, twice a week, to learn German for use in business. Marion splits each lesson by first teaching core grammatical concepts, and then reinforces these concepts with the use of the language in a business context. There is constant progression, with the use of two textbooks (for grammar and for practical use).
The approach has been incredibly useful in ensuring that I have the ability to use the language outside of the classroom — grammatical concepts are constantly reinforced, rather than taught and forgotten.
In practice, having been learning German for 6 months, I have been able to better communicate with the German counterpart of my company. E-Mail communication with the branch is now in German, and I am able to discuss all matters of business activity including logistics (e.g. raising orders, asking for expedited deliveries) and financing (e.g. discussing changes in prices on invoices). Communicating in German, their native language, has resulted in the development of a stronger working relationship.
Marion's teaching style places a strong emphasis on speaking — in the lessons, this is always challenging, but it forces understanding of the concepts and with Marion's kind nature is never intimidating. Marion always clearly communicates the pitfalls that English speakers fall into, and provides regular insights into German culture as well.
Brilliant teacher and learning lots!
I find it very useful to have the sessions focused on talking Spanish as this is my weakest point. It would be good to have some written/grammar exercises as well. One suggestion would be to work on exercises in the course book on our own. No need for marking but helpful to be pointed in the right direction with suggestions for exercises
I have made great progress in French with Vanessa. Not only do I feel better informed about the French language and culture. Most importantly I now feel able to speak confidently, which was my goal.
I will miss the classes, which were always fun. Many thanks Vanessa.
Learning to improve a language with an enthusiastic and engaging teacher makes not only the language, but the french culture come to life. When learning is enjoyable, it's motivating and successful. Thanks to Jean Michel and team for your teaching.
All our one-to-one and group language courses are now available in the form of live online classes. If you’ve always wanted to learn a language but felt like you’ve never had the time, now is the time. There are no excuses.
We’re offering a free initial consultation enabling you to meet the teacher, familiarise yourself with the online platform, and get a feel for what language learning is all about. There’s no obligation to book a course once you’ve taken your free consultation. It’s easy to book. Just tell us which language you want to try, and state your preferred day and time, and we’ll schedule the consultation with a member of our teaching team.
Small, carefully chosen groups. You can benefit from the cost savings of group tuition without the problems that can arise from mixed-ability groups because we will not place you in a group with people whose ability is way above or below your own.
We are specialists. We are all language enthusiasts. Most of the people in our team originate from countries outside the UK or have lived extensively in other countries. Languages are all we do. We’re not a generalist teaching organisation.
Unique teaching team
A varied team of teachers. Our teachers are qualified in both linguistics and teaching. And we don’t just have one teacher for each language. For most languages we employ a number of teachers and, where possible, we have two or more teachers running a course so that you benefit from a variety of teaching styles.
Charming, convenient location
Charming and convenient location. Marlow is a beautiful, semi-rural setting not far from London. And we offer you free on-site parking.
Free initial consultation
We care about you. We’re happy to offer a free consultation where a language consultant can recommend the appropriate course for you, based on your learning history, discuss your objectives and goals and answer any questions you may have.
Find exactly what you need. We can start you off with a no-obligation initial 60-minute assessment – a single chargeable lesson so that you can meet your teacher, ask questions and see what you think of us. We’ll assess your level of ability and help you define your learning goals so that we can recommend a language programme that will work for you.
No enrolment fee
We don’t charge you an enrolment fee. You pay only for the lessons you book.