Here at The Language Guru, we noticed that we’ve had a record increase in the number of people booked in with us. This year’s language learning courses in French, Spanish, Italian, German and English started a few weeks ago and we’ve seen an increase of nearly 40% in people attending compared with the same time last year. There have also been 30% more enquiries.
In these strange pre-Brexit times, The Language Guru is bucking the trend. You’ll have seen the big brands daily facing financial challenges, the latest being the likes of House of Fraser, LK Bennett and Laura Ashley.
Spanish is still the most popular language to learn, followed by French then Italian. Spanish is spoken widely across the world particularly in Central and South America. There are some 21 countries which speak Spanish. French is also spoken in more countries than we imagine, like parts of Africa and the Caribbean.
In-house language learning for companies
It’s possible the enquiries and bookings are due to people wanting to upskill in case they need to move jobs as there has also been an increase in the number of companies training and developing their staff to prepare for life after Brexit.
Language learning for corporates means better communication and negotiation skills for staff who are talking to different parts of their companies abroad, or when dealing with new clients. For those individuals who learn with The Language Guru, we offer an insight into the culture and daily life of the relevant country which students find fascinating. We find most start their language learning experience as a beginner and return to advance through the different levels.
All the tutors at The Language Guru are native speakers or bilingual, and owner Carole Jacquet herself speaks French and Spanish as well as English. The company also offers foreign accent reduction classes which are particularly useful for companies with call centres or telephone help lines.
No matter the outcome of Brexit, it seems language learning is still very much on trend, whether it’s for work, holiday, second home, or simply for fun.
If you’d like to know more about classroom courses at our premises, private tuition, distance learning, or corporate language courses, contact Carole on 01273 222900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book straight on through the Courses section of the website.