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How will you use your language skills in 2020?

This year has seen dozens of new students come along to Bright Owls – and seen the return of many of our regular learners…

But why are they learning a language – and how do they plan to use it in 2020?

Group courses to learn a language


Rhea is an adult learner who has family in Spain and has been trying to learn the basics of the Spanish language for many years – she joined a group Spanish session two terms ago.

“I have always found it difficult to retain what I am learning and struggled with some of the major differences between the English and Spanish languages. But at Bright Owls, Marisa has worked through the bits that I find hard – and helped me to learn conversational language without hitting stumbling blocks.

“It means that although I do not speak Spanish fluently I can use what I know to understand what my extended Spanish family are saying, read menus and directions – and have a basic two-way conversation. In 2020 I will visit Spain and try out everything I have been able to pick up – and hopefully impress my sister-in-law and her family!”

One to one lessons


Alison wanted to learn some Spanish ahead of a trip to Peru and future overseas adventures.

“I really enjoyed the course, which was a surprise because I am not very good at languages. I needed to learn some Spanish for a proposed trip to Peru. Maris was great, which makes such a difference.”

A wedding abroad


Deborah and her husband attended Portuguese lessons to prepare themselves for a wedding in Portugal.

“My husband and I did Portuguese with Marisa and she was brilliant and so patient. Bright Owls is a great school and I would definitely recommend them – and hopefully will be enrolling for more courses next year.”

Spanish for children


Ellis is six and has been learning Spanish in the after-school club with a group of children aged up to 8.

“Spanish is hard but we make things and we sing songs. My favourite lesson was learning about the Day of the Dead. I can count to 30 in Spanish and I know all of my colours and how to say I like something, and how to say I don’t!”

Learning a new language

Whatever your reasons for learning a new language, or wanting your children or grandchildren to learn a new language, Bright Owls would love to see how we can help.

Whether it is helping you prepare for a wedding speech (a popular request!), learning the basics so that you can read a menu – or the signs at the airport – or because you would like to become fluent in a second or third language, our learners always give us great feedback, and we are over the moon to help!

And if you have any fears we are also available for a chat before you sign up – and before you ask…..we do not believe you can be too old to learn a language!

For more information about the 2020 courses see our timetable.



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