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London's specialist

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language tutors

Book one of our specialist language tutors or join a group conversation class. We can help you pass an exam, boost confidence, fill knowledge gaps, make friends, close business deals, laugh, learn & feel empowered.

French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, Japanese, Turkish, Mandarin & Russian

Contact us today and we'll help you reach your language goal.

WHO we are

HOW it works

We help Londoners learn a language. Based in Barnes, we organise one2one tuition and group conversation classes in SW and West London. Do you need help revising for your GCSE or A-levels?  Maybe you’re renovating a holiday home or relocating abroad. Are you planning an exotic trip to South America or pitching to international clients? Or maybe you just want to learn a language because it’s fun & empowering.

Our talented team of tutors include Oxbridge graduates, native-speakers, GCSE examiners and qualified teachers. Read these pages to find out WHO we are and HOW it works.  If you want to check up on us, read WHAT our students say.

  • 11+, GCSE, A-LEVEL, IB & PRE-U

    Are you looking for a specialist language tutor to help boost your son or daughter’s GCSE, A-Level, IB or Pre-U grade?


    Do you want to improve your language skills, but can’t attend evening classes? Frustrated with your iPhone app, bored of CDs in the car, sceptical about Skype & feeling demotivated?


    Do you want to improve your language skills for work? To network, negotiate or just chat over dinner with international colleagues?


    If you’re not a complete beginner, feel intimidated by individual classes, but want to improve your language skills. Why not join one of our conversation classes?


    Are you preparing for a job interview, a business pitch, a trip abroad or an exam? We can organise and create an intensive language programme for you, with a native-speaking tutor.

WHAT people say

We had a really positive experience with learnthelingo. Sarah booked us a native-speaking Spanish tutor called Maria, to help all the family before we relocated to Madrid. She also connected us with some useful contacts in Madrid, which helped us select the best school for our children.

Family learning SpanishChiswick W4, November 2016

Thank you for sending Maria our way at such short notice! She’s wonderful!! We’ve booked another two lessons before the Spanish Oral exam. So pleased!

Spanish ASEaling, May 2016

Nigel is a brilliant teacher! M. says he’s learned more French from him in that last few weeks than he has ever done before. Thanks again!

French iGCSEEast Sheen, May 2016

Thank you for all the help and lessons in the last year; I’ve improved such a lot! There’s no way I could have spoken fluently with native speakers when I started or navigate my way around Sound America this past Xmas!

Spanish, adult learnerRichmond, March 2016

Your Turkish tutor, Berna, is delightful! It’s hard work, but I’m definitely making progress and when we move to Istanbul it will be such a bonus.

Turkish beginner, adult learnerBarnes, March 2016

Thank you so much for organising the tutors’ coffee & cake this morning. It was nice to see you again and to meet some of the other tutors.

Native-speaking Spanish tutor, GCSE, A-level & Pre-U specialistMarch 2016

Thanks for all your help with my Spanish Pre-U grammar this half term – particularly the Imperfect Subjunctive & pronouns. I’ll let you know how the mocks go!

Spanish Pre-UWimbledon Village. February 2016

Domitilla is absolutely fantastic I have to say. A great girl – she teaches in a very professional way, is disciplined and very conscientious. I could not have hoped for more!

Advanced french adult student & entrepreneurBarnes, November 2015

Our objective is to speak French in holiday situations, as well as general conversation and dealing with tradesmen as we’ve just bought a house in France. We’d love a native-speaking tutor to come to the house once a week please.

Married couple with holiday house in FranceBarnes, November 2015

Sarah has always taken the trouble to carefully match students to the right tutors. I wouldn’t hesitate to work for ‘Learn the Lingo’ again. I’ve also enjoyed meeting the other language tutors at the various social gatherings.

French GCSE tutorTwickenham, May 2015

S. got an A in her French A-level and is off to Edinburgh to study French & Politics, so that’s fantastic! She really appreciated the tutoring sessions with Domitilla!

French AQA A-levelWandsworth Common, London SW12, August 2015

C. did really well in her Mandarin Pre-U and got a D1 (the highest grade possible). She was delighted and is now off to Durham in October. Thank you so much for your help which clearly helped considerably.

Mandarin Pre-UPutney, London SW15, August 2015

Loving the Spanish Conversation classes on Monday mornings! They’re great fun but also so useful. I’ve been practising the shopping role play in Mallorca and it seems to be working well!

Spanish ConversationBarnes, July 2015

Yes, extremely useful! I walked in at about 3 minutes past 10 and they were in full swing which I was very impressed by. They went over key phrases, the subjunctive and sentence structure for the  AS oral cards so I think E. found it very beneficial… Many thanks for your help.

Spanish AQA AS levelBarnes April 2015

The organisation is extremely reliable, and efficiently run by Sarah, who really understands the challenges of learning a foreign language. Rest assured she will do her best to help you on her way!

Business executive, SpanishRichmond, February 2014

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