We pay our respects to the late, great Charles Aznavour

This month, we take a look back at the life and career of one of France’s greatest performers. He was a rather unlikely heart-throb to those who remember him from his early career, one which lasted some 80 years. At just 5ft 3in tall, Charles Aznavour was almost 50 before he had his first hit… Read More


Will it suit you more to learn one-to-one with your tutor or will the convenience of an app be the right choice? It’s up to you. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at both learning methods. It’s fair to say there is no ‘correct’ answer. Everyone’s different and we all prefer to learn… Read More

Going back to school

September means late summer here in the UK. Young people all over the country are getting ready to go back to school and college. For The Language Guru, it also means the start of the Autumn courses of language learning. Our tutors are looking forward to a fresh intake of students as well as some… Read More

Find that dream job overseas

If you’ve always wanted to work overseas and find that dream job that ticks all your boxes, what will give you the edge over other applicants? The ability to speak the language of the company and the country in which it is located. Why? So, you can: Write your job application in their language, which… Read More

Celebrating Spanish artists

Following on from our popular ‘Celebrating French women’ blog post, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most famous, prolific and influential Spanish artists. El Greco (1541-1614) Domenikos Theotokopoulos was known as El Greco (‘The Greek’) and born in Crete, then a Venetian territory. He trained in Venice where he developed his… Read More

Learning for fun – one Language Guru student’s experience

In November last year I travelled around Colombia for two-and-a-half-weeks. At the time, I knew around three words in Spanish: hola, adios and cerveza. Shortly after touching down in Bogota I realised these were paltry. Anyone who has travelled to South America will know it’s impossible to get by without learning the lingo, fast. So,… Read More

Mother’s Day around Europe

Did you know that Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in other countries? As well as helping you learn languages, The Language Guru offers you a snapshot into the traditions and customs of those who speak the languages around the world. In 2018, Mother’s Day falls on: 11th March for the UK 6th May… Read More

Celebrating French women

  Ahead of International Women’s Day next month, we take a look at some of the many influential and inspirational French women through the ages. Here are just a few: Coco Chanel The reason the LBD (little black dress) is so iconic and desirable, Chanel is one of the most innovative fashion designers of the… Read More

Learn a new language together – sharing is fun!

How many times have you been on holiday and one of you has a smattering of the local language and the other doesn’t? The person who knows the language must be the translator while the other relies on their partner for the service and often feels left out. Or maybe you’re the one who knows… Read More