Adults, students and children keen to learn or improve a language can get support thanks to a new business which has opened in Marlborough.

The Marlborough School of Languages has been founded by Spanish-born Maria Gonzalez and Belgian-born Sophie Van de Woestijne, both experienced language teachers, who have joined their separate businesses. Maria teaches Spanish, Sophie teaches French and Dutch, and there are plans to take on more tutors so the school can add other languages to the range.

“Having the dedicated location in the heart of the High Street will allow us to expand, especially in the areas of tutoring school pupils taking GCSEs or A-levels”, said Maria.

Maria and Sophie tutor university students and adults of all abilities, from beginners upwards, in groups or one-to-one as well as school pupils.

Maria is planning to run a book club in Spanish for more advanced speakers. They are also running short courses based on specific themes, such as language for holidays (starting June 25th), or for older people who want to exercise their brains with some language learning.

Both Maria and Sophie have extensive experience in teaching their native language over many years. Maria came to the UK nearly 20 years ago, moving to the Marlborough area nine years ago. After having her two children, she began her teaching and tutoring career and never looked back.

Sophie, who speaks five languages, moved to the UK in 1994 and to Wiltshire in 2000. After having her three children she began teaching languages in primary and nursery schools around Marlborough.

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or call 07940 910821 or 07718 519854


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