Hi, I'm Charlie. I learnt French and Spanish from nothing and you can too.

From some of the UK's leading schools to my online classroom, I have spent more than a decade teaching people just like you to speak French and Spanish.
My cats, Chia & Chickpea ❤️

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My journey with languages 🗺️

I was not born into a bilingual family.
I had to learn everything from scratch.

Born in the UK - to very British parents 🇬🇧

"Dos cervezas, por favor" Is the only Spanish phrase my father ever taught me.

Won the French cup at school aged 9 🏆

Still, perhaps, my greatest achievment.

Studied both French and Spanish at Leeds university 🎓

While at Leeds University, I dove head first into both French and Spanish, focusing on everything from grammar to culture. It was a transformative time for me, laying the groundwork for my career in language education. It gave me the toolkit I use today to help my students thrive in their own language journeys.

Moved to France 🥐 (and then Colombia💃)

In a captivating year spent in Toulouse, France, I honed my French skills while teaching at a quaint little school in an idyllic French village. Afterwards, I took an exhilarating journey through South America and found myself so enamored with Colombia that I stayed nearly a year, deepening my fluency in Spanish and soaking in its rich culture.

10 years working as Head of Modern Foreign Languages 🫶

With a decade under my belt as Head of Languages in leading UK schools, I've fine-tuned the recipe for effective language instruction. I've worked on curriculum development, I have trained new teachers and I have helped thousands of students ace their GCSE and A-level exams. I bring this comprehensive background to each tutoring session to help you excel.

Started Lessons for Languages ❤️

My journey into online teaching started in 2020, initially with my school and soon after with a growing roster of individual clients. Before long, I realised I was laying the foundation for my dream business. Lessons for Languages is so much more than a business to me; frankly, I'm living my dream and I get to share my passion for languages with people of all ages and walks of life.

The last few years have been an incredible period of self-discovery, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to grow this business. Exciting things are on the horizon!

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From novice to native
Why is my teaching different? 🤔

Learn with a qualified and experienced tutor who is proven to get results.
My lessons will give you everything you need to start speaking a new language.

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Experienced tutor

I worked for 10+ years in UK schools as Head of the Modern Foreign Languages department.

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Personalised Lessons

I build my lessons to meet your unique learning style and goals, ensuring quicker progress and lasting results.

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Stellar reviews

My reviews speak for themselves. See why my students love my lessons here.

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Interactive Methods

I use dynamic teaching techniques that make learning not just effective, but also enjoyable.

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Real-Life Relevance

Learn practical language skills that you can immediately apply, whether it's for travel, business, or social situations.

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Flexible Scheduling

Easily slot language lessons into your day with my flexible timings. Super convenient for your busy schedules.

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The right tutor gets the right results 🙌

Navigating the path from beginner to fluent in French and Spanish is a journey I've personally undertaken, so I know the common pitfalls—and how to sidestep them.

I firmly believe that fluency is within anyone's grasp; it's all about discovering the teaching style and guidance that clicks with you.

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Don't just take my word for it...
My reviews speak for themselves

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Every lesson was a joy and always the right level of difficulty, never too much, nor too little.

Amy - Creo Medical

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5/5

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I have enjoyed my lessons with Charlie so much. The learning materials that Charlie sends before each lesson are excellent and provide a really good base for revising in my own time. Charlie’s style is engaging, full of enthusiasm and humour, and there is a great blend of tasks, listening, speaking and discussion. Frankly, Charlie has succeeded where so many language teachers of my youth couldn’t - she has made learning languages fun. I am really grateful for that.

David

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I was a little nervous about starting lessons as I hadn't studied a language for years but I haven't looked back! I'm so glad I found Charlie, her teaching style is engaging and fun and she put me at ease straight away. Thoroughly enjoy my sessions and have gained so much knowledge and confidence with my listening and speaking! 100% recommend!

Amy

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I have been learning Spanish with Charlie for only five weeks, but even in this short time I know I have made a great choice of tutor. Simple teaching technique and a very friendly person too.

Alan

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As an older couple, having spent years trying to learn Spanish,  we are so glad to have finally found Charlie. Her enthusiasm and constructive tutoring is excellent, giving us the confidence  to enjoy learning that we haven't felt previously.

Shirley

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Charlie is a very thoughtful teacher, she puts so much energy and enthusiasm into how she presents the material which makes her lessons fun and engaging! She's always patient, supportive and encouraging which really helped me to grow in confidence and improve both my French and Spanish. I would highly recommend Charlie to anyone interested in learning either language - she's the best!

Jessica

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Charlie is a great tutor, the lessons are always engaging and varied. They are also very well matched to my ability so they are challenging but I can always complete the work. My confidence in French has improved a lot since I’ve started tutoring!

Sam

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Here is everything that I teach 🥳

All learning needs and skill levels covered.

Adults

The fastest way to fluency.
Comprehensive private tuition.
FrenchSpanish
Real-world skills
Flexible scheduling
Proven success
100's of resources to keep

GCSE

Boost grades, build confidence.
Personalised for success.
FrenchSpanish
Exam-focused
Proven success
Skill reinforcement
Personalised learning

Business

Dynamic corporate language training for professionals.
FrenchSpanish
Role-relevant skills
Team cohesion
Customised lessons
Boost productivity

What is stopping you from
achieving your dream?💭

Come and say hello, and let's see if I can help.

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Still not sure about an online tutor?
Your questions answered 🙋

Here are some of my most common questions.
If there is anything else you would like to know, you can always contact me here.

Is online tutoring as effective as in-person lessons?

Many studies, including some from the U.S. Department of Education, show that online learning is just as effective as classroom learning, and in some cases even better when interactive learning elements are present. I've tapped into those insights to make sure our lessons are not just effective, but also super engaging for you.

How do your online lessons work?

Lessons are held via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. Each lesson involves real-time interaction with me, guided learning, and practice exercises.

What tech do I need for the lessons?

All you need is a stable internet connection, a computer or tablet, and a willingness to learn! I'll guide you through the rest.

Do I have to be on camera?

Not if you don't want to be! I think it helps us connect, but, if you feel more comfortable without a camera, thats totally fine.

How long is each lesson?

Each session typically lasts 60 minutes, though I offer longer sessions upon request.

What are your qualifcations?

I was Head of the Modern Foreign Languages department at multiple schools. I have worked in high achieving schools in the UK, Europe and Asia for over 10 years.

How much do lessons cost?

Prices are different for private, group and business lessons. Please refer to my pricing page for detailed information.

What is the process if I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson?

I will always do whatever I can to rearrange a lesson at a more convenient time. Where possible please provide me with a minimum of 24 hours notice.