Learn a New Language

We are a unique and independent Language School with language courses for all ages and abilities in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Bright Owls – Languages for All

Our students are from the age of 5 to the age of 95! Our moto is: Languages for All

Bright Owls was founded with the main objective of promoting and encouraging people to learn a new language across Shropshire. We are located in the heart of the historical and medieval town of Shrewsbury. The Bright Owls team is formed by qualified and experienced tutors (all DBS checked) ready to spread their passion for learning a new language to our students. We teach Modern Foreign Languages and English as a Foreign Language across all levels and we cater for all abilities at affordable prices.

Over the years, the language courses at Bright Owls have 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 on a language course 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.


1000’s of satisfied learners

“Absolutely loved this course! I learnt so much and now feel more confident going to Spain on holidays.”

Andrea Walker

Group Tuition

“Bright Owls are amazing. Such a fun and interactive way for children to learn a new language. Both my boys have great fun.”

Rhea Alton

After School Clubs

Managing Director Marisa Fernández

“..our team has considerably grown, and we currently have qualified and experienced tutors who deliver individual lessons and group sessions to adults and children…”

Marisa Fernández

Marisa Fernández

Managing Director, Spanish & Portuguese Tutor

I am the Managing Director of Bright Owls Languages Limited, a small independent language school, that has been running since 2010 and going strong.

I was born in a city called Vigo, which is in the north-west region known as “Green Spain”. I came to England for an initial 6 months, with the goal to improve my level of English in 1994. When I returned to Spain, during the big recession of 1995, I discovered that the company that initially sent me to improve my level of English had gone out of business and I found myself with a reasonable level of English but not job to go to. Therefore, I decided to return to England and take on further studies in Business and later on a degree in teaching from the university of Ormskirk, Edge Hill.

I always worked in the private sector teaching languages, mainly Spanish. My passion for languages grew with the years and the wish to support and help students to acquire control over their learning of foreign languages got me thinking that one day I would love to do just that: deliver good quality language teaching to children in preparation to their more formal learning later on. This vision stayed with me for many years and after a 14-year-old dream of opening a language school, in 2010 that dream came true when I embarked in the adventure to provide an establishment just dedicated to the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages alongside English as a Foreign Language.

The initial set up of Bright Owls was aimed at children and young students preparing for their GCSEs and A levels, however that exclusivity didn’t last long as every coming term, more and more adults where enquiring and seeking help with their language learning. First there was just an interest in the Spanish and French languages and with time, our team has considerably grown, and we currently have qualified and experienced tutors who deliver individual lessons and group sessions to adults and children in not just the mentioned Spanish and French, but also Italian, German, Portuguese and English as a Foreign Language with Mandarin, Polish and Russian and more upon request.

Hèléne Pasquier

Hèléne Pasquier

French & Spanish Tutor

Hèléne was born in Brittany and also lived in Salamanca, Spain. Ever since, she’s been teaching French as well as Spanish privately and within the school system.

She says: “Learning a foreign language has been the most useful skill I have ever obtained, opening doors to other cultures and ways of thinking. I love teaching my mother tongue and sharing my own culture with my students.”


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Bright Owls delivers a wide range of language courses all year round, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese being the most popular. We also teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Polish, Russian upon request. Our courses are for total Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced students, in the daytime or evening.

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Bright Owls

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Bright Owls - Languages for All
2-3 Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

01743 384179 or 07979 635157

Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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