Foreign Language FAQ's
We’ve compiled a list of the most common Foreign Language learning questions to help you.
Who are we?
Bright Owls is a small independent language school that stands for quality language learning with opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Why study with Bright Owls?
Over the years, Bright Owls has helped numerous GCSE and A level students to achieve their desired grades as well as many children to become familiar with the learning of a foreign language before starting to study it formally at a later age. Bright Owls also has assisted many adult learners over the years who fulfilled their ambition to learn a new language.
Why study a foreign language?
Our students may want to learn a language to: communicate and get by whilst on holiday, converse with family or friends who live abroad, handle work related tasks or relocation to another country or simply for fun as a new skill to have and the wish of meeting and socialising with others of the same interests.
When can I book start my one-to one tuition?
One-to-one and one-to-two sessions for Pre-GCSE, GCSE and A Level support sessions are delivered at an arranged time and day to suit our students (subject to tutors’ availability). GCSE students tend to book after school hours whilst A level students may prefer to book their sessions during their free periods at college, freeing them to carry on studying other subjects during the afternoon/evening. All our sessions can be delivered online or home visit.
What languages are on offer?
The languages on offer are: Spanish, Italian Beginners and Portuguese being the most popular. We also teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Do you offer Motivational Career Talks & Languages Workshops for schools?
Our tutors visit schools and organisations delivering a wide range of language workshops and engaging talks to promote the learning of languages in Primary and Secondary Schools. Our talks are aimed to encourage and motivate students to consider learning another language pointing out the different positive outcomes that learning a foreign language can bring into any career.
Celebrating multiculturalism and integration of other languages and cultures around the world through a variety of interactive activities in our workshops, including music, arts and crafts, role-plays, games and much more.
Who can benefit from our career talks?
Without a doubt, year 8 or year 9 students about to decide which GCSEs to choose. Our speakers can give them some ideas of the future potential of picking a foreign language as a GCSE option.
Where would Languages for business sessions take place?
We understand that live is complicated and busy therefore we are happy to come to you at a particular day and time to suit you/your staff whenever required (subject to tutor’s availability).
How do I sign up/enrol into a course?
You can enrol into a language course via our website or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org showing your interest and you’ll receive a registration form.
Can I start a course at any time?
One-to-one or two-to one tuition, yes! As long as an available time/day is agreed with one of our tutors lessons can begin almost straight away.
How long are the courses/lessons for?
One-to-one, two-to-one, GCSE and A Level students are usually invoiced half-termly, that means that following the school timetable, we invoice students/parents/guardians each half-term in order to make payment more manageable. However, due to the current situation we are in (COVID-19), we are now invoicing on a monthly bases until life settles a bit.
How long are the learning sessions?
One-to-one, two-to-one, GCSE and A Level sessions last one hour.
1000’s of satisfied learners
“Bright Owls have delivered two international days within school aimed at helping our young people to have a more international perspective, with the underlying themes of tolerance and respect for others. Bright Owls deserve recognition for the brilliant work they do inspiring young people to develop their language skills, take formal exams and develop a love for languages.”
“A massive thank you to my Spanish teacher Marisa. I started having one to one lessons 2 years ago as I run event calls in Spanish with BT and I am really pleased with the progress that has been made. I believe there is always room for improvement, but I could not recommend a better teacher.”
Gaining positive learning results for almost 10 years
Bright Owls has helped many GCSE and A level students to achieve their desired grades as well as many children to become familiar with the learning of a foreign language before starting to study it formally at a later age. We've also assisted many adult learners who have fulfilled their ambition to learn a new language.
Book your Tuition Course
Bright Owls delivers a wide range of language tuition all year round. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese being the most popular. We also teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Tuition is for total Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced students, in the daytime or evening.
Once we've been in contact with you to discuss course start dates and times, etc, we'll ask you for our standard course deposit of £50.00 to secure your language course place. You can use our PayPal button link to pay your deposit.