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BLACK FRIDAY 2019

To mark Black Friday  we’ll be running  an exclusive offer from the 18th until the 29th of November; if you book and pay for a 1-to-1 or Tutorial course (6, 12 or 24 hours) within this period you will receive an increased discount. If you book and pay for a group course for  the upcoming spring term 2020 you will receive a discount.

This means that if you book a 12 hour course for example, rather than the usual 5% discount, you receive a 10% discount meaning a whopping £54 saving.

Courses available in: French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Swedish, and English as a Foreign Language.

To take advantage of this special Black Friday Offer, phone 01628 890516, email info@marlowlanguagecentre.co.uk or use the contact form on our site. Make sure to include the phrase ‘Black Friday’ in your message.

One to One

  • Assessment: £40 including VAT
  • Hourly rate: £48 including VAT (£40 net)
HoursDiscountTotalSaving
6 hours-£288-
12 hours10%£523.63£52.37
18 hours12.5 %£768£100
24 hours15%£1001.74£1150.26

 

Two students together (Tutorial)

  • Assessment: £40 including VAT
  • Hourly rate: £54 including VAT (£45 net)
  • These are the total prices for two students (not the price each)
HoursDiscountTotalSaving
6 hours-£312-
12 hours10%£589.09£58.91
24 hours15%£1126.96£169.04

 

Group Spring Term 2020 BLACK FRIDAY OFFER
Beginner French/German/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese 

  • Length 18 hours
  • Start date week commencing 6th January
  • Price incl. trail lesson, book, VAT
_Beginner
Spanish
Beginner
German
Beginner
Italian
Beginner
Portuguese
DayTueMonWedMon
Start date07 Jan 202006 Jan 202008 Jan 202006 Jan 2020
Time18:15-19:4518:15-19:4518:30-20:0018:15-19:45
Course length18 hours18 hours18 hours18 hours
Cost, incl. VAT
and textbook
£255£255£255£255
Savings£40£40£40£40

 

Other levels are also available. Find these on the according foreign language page.

Compare these to our usual prices and see how much you are saving by comparison!

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Courses must be paid for in full prior to the 29th of November
  • Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cheque, cash or BACS transfer
  • Sessions can be taken between the hours of 7:30 to 20:00 Monday – Friday and Saturdays 9:00 – 13:00
  • Courses can be started at any time throughout the year on the date and time of your choosing
  • This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas vouchers 2019

Our  Christmas language course  vouchers are now available. If you know of someone  who has always wanted to learn a certain language  or if you want to learn a language together with someone as a Christmas present, we can help.

Vouchers are available:  one to one lessons (1 hour introductory lesson or 6 hour course), Tutorial  1-to-2 if you want to learn together as a pair  (1 hour  introductory lesson , 6 or 12 hour courses) or our foreign language group courses for the spring term 2020.

Courses available in: French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian and English as a Foreign Language.

To purchase a Christmas voucher, phone 01628 890516, email info@marlowlanguagecentre.co.uk or use the contact form on our site.

One-to-one

  • Assessment: £40 including VAT
  • Hourly rate: £48 including VAT (£40 net)
HoursTotal
1 hour
Assessment
£40
6 hours£288

 


Two students together (Tutorial)

  • Assessment: £40 including VAT
  • Hourly rate: £52 including VAT (£45 net)
  • These are the total prices for two students (not the price each)
HoursDiscountTotalSavings
1 hour Assessment-£40-
6 hours-£324-
12 hours5%£615.60£32.40

 


Group Spring Term 2020

Beginner German/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese 

  • Length 18 hours at a reduced rate
  • Start date week commencing 6th January
  • Price incl. trail lesson, book, VAT
_Beginner SpanishBeginner ItalianBeginner PortugueseBeginner German
DayTueWedMonMon
Time18:15-19:4518:30-20:0018:15-19:4518:15-19:45
Cost£270£270£270£270
Savings£25£25£25£25

 

Find more details on our foreign language group courses on the foreign language page.

‘I wish I paid more attention at school!’ – our advice for adult language learners

The popular assumption about learning a new skill is that when you are younger, is that it comes very naturally. This is attributed to the still developing, curious, creative and dynamic human brain – something neuroscientists refer to as ‘neuroplasticity’. However, this suggests that when you reach maturity you begin to lose the ability to learn new things, whether it is a new sport, a musical instrument. Yet, both contemporary sciences, and our own experience with over 30 years teaching foreign languages prove this to be largely false. Indeed, there is no better time to learn a language, than right now!

Our teacher Jean Michel with an adult student

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‘Phoning it in’ – the pros and cons of language learning apps

There is such a proliferation of language learning applications for your tablet, pc and phone in 2019 that it is often quite difficult to define what they actually can and can’t do. Indeed, when ads claim you can ‘learn a language in a month’ or ’spend 10 minutes a day to achieve fluency’, is this actually the case? As we know, language learning is a multifaceted exercise, so can we take advantage of technology to help make the process as enjoyable and efficient as possible? Today we will be taking a look at the pros and cons of different language learning apps in comparison to other learning methods.

woman using a smartphone

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‘The human touch’ – why we cannot rely on machine translation

With the rise of sophisticated artificial intelligence, the prevalence of personal computers and smartphones, we have seen the birth and development of a whole host of online translation engines. Services such as ‘Google Translate’ and ‘Bing Translate’ are designed to supersede the traditional methods of translating one language to another, by use of a specially designed program. The supposed benefits of these ‘machine translation’ tools include accessibility, speed and cost effectiveness, with many of these being free to use at any time online. However, are these translation engines as useful as they initially appear? Today we will be comparing the advantages and disadvantages of these tools, and where human translators stand in the modern day.

Clockwork robot

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Top five foreign language movies for language learners

We all know immersion is the best thing for language learning. But outside of the classroom, going on holiday, and meeting people, how can we really engage with languages in an exciting and stimulating way? Movies! There are a huge variety of foreign language films available through a variety of sources, and watching with or without subtitles can make it less or more of a challenge! Movies are also fantastic for vocabulary building, by allowing you to associate language and words with a visual stimulus, helping your brain make the connection and remember it with greater ease.

With this in mind, today we have decided to run through a few of our favourite foreign language movies for different languages!

Amelie

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Top ten frequently asked questions about language learning

Our primer on learning a language!

Learning a foreign language at the Marlow Language Centre is a fantastic opportunity. However, people often have many questions about the process, and it’s safe to say in our 30 years providing bespoke tuition, we have heard them all! Read on for our top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about learning a language.

German teacher with student

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Top five tips for immersion – the secret key to language learning

One of the most valuable, but often most ephemeral aids to language learning is immersion. A New York Times article in 2017 revealed how 27-year-old Philadelphia ‘Phillies’ baseball shortstop Freddy Galvis from Venezuela, learned English entirely through back-to-back binging the American sitcom ‘Friends’. He would watch in English with Spanish subtitles for hours every day after practice, and within a few years, was semi-fluent in English. While we are not recommending that strategy exactly (we wouldn’t wish that amount of Ross Geller on anyone!), it is proof that immersion is a fantastic way to aid language learning. Here are our top tips for immersion.

Two men having a discussion in a Cafe

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