la Academia is a language school just south of Manchester, teaching French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and all other languages, to businesses and individual adults and children.
In addition we offer tuition in core school subjects – English, Maths and Sciences, and we run summer English and football camps. There are classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. We love teaching and learning, and we want to help you enjoy learning too. la Academia was started in 2003 and is a family-run business – we are all linguists who appreciate that learning a language is a labour of love – we’ll work hard to help you reach your goals!
You may be a school or nursery looking for French, Spanish or Chinese after school clubs, or for curriculum time MFL classes for your pupils. You may be an organisation that needs business language classes for staff doing business with other countries. Or you may be an individual or a group of friends who are interested in evening classes or daytime courses in Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese or many other languages for travel or as a hobby.
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Languages for Children
Our fun, informative and interactive classes are the perfect way for children to boost their confidence and take the first steps towards learning a foreign language.
GCSE and A-level Support
la Academia helps many students to achieve success in their language exams, preparing them with focused and effective teaching in Spanish, French, Italian and many other languages.
Sport Language Support
We work with sports clubs of national and international renown, including Tennis, Football and Rugby. English tends to be the lingua franca for many high ranking sports clubs.
English as a Foreign Language
Many local businesses send their overseas staff to us to learn English skills, or ask us to run EFL classes in-house for them. We also teach English to individuals who are living in the UK, but whose native language is not English.
Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Our Chinese classes will help you to converse at beginner level, and we hope also to offer Intermediate Chinese classes in the near future, as the number of graduates from our Beginner Chinese classes increases. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
French is the language of romance. It is also spoken by more than 300 million people worldwide, so it is one of the most important languages to learn. However, many of our students are studying for enjoyment, to improve their French for holidays or to acquire a new life skill. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil as well as Portugal, in fact São Paulo, Brazil, has more Portuguese language speakers than any other in the world. Whatever your reasons to learn Portuguese, there is no time like the present. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
At la Academia in South Manchester, we have teachers from South America as well as Spain, so we are able to explain the differing cultures as well as the variations in the Spanish language in our classes. We offer a range of Spanish classes, from beginner to intermediate or Advanced level. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
Italian is the mother tongue of nearly 60 million people in the EU (13% of the EU population), and a further 14 million people speak Italian as a second language. Adding in Italian speakers in non-EU countries brings the total worldwide up to more than 85 million. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
Not only do we help people learn any language from across the world, but we also provide comprehensive training in English as a foreign language (EFL). We’ve worked with international sports stars new to the UK, business people on secondment and non-English speaking students. Please call for full details! 0161 491 1444
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My husband and I have for many years desired a different way of life to the hamster wheel we feel that we are on in the UK. France became the focus of our search and we set out to France to view properties. We fell in love with many during our search but it was the last house that grabbed both of us completely. As we drove into the drive we looked at each other and said “this is the one”. We realised that we needed to start to learn French without delay and so we contacted la Academia to look at having private French lessons. La Academia was recommended to us by my mother who has been attending Spanish classes there. The lessons have been fantastic we are confident at being able to communicate the basics when we arrive in early January. Thank you very much to Allyson and la Academia for your help!
Been coming to La Academia to learn Spanish for a number of years, they are a friendly and Professional team and make learning easy. I have never kept up with a hobby for so long because it doesn’t feel like a chore. I thoroughly recommend them . Gracias a Todo.
La Academia is the best language school in the area, they made me feel very welcome and i have made some good friends along the way. Tannia is an amazing Spanish teacher and everything is so clear and easy to understand. If you are thinking of learning a language, give it a go, you won’t regret it!
My daughter has been learning Spanish with Silvi for 8 years. Silvi always makes the lessons fun and my daughter’s development has been phenomenal. She recently worked on a GCSE mock exam, several years before she will be taking her GCSE’s in school and I was in awe of how well she did. Silvi, Ruben and all the staff are so friendly and welcoming, I couldn’t recommend La Academia highly enough!
My son had English tutoring with Jessica at La Academia. She was wonderful. La Academia made it so easy. Located in Cheadle village so easy access. Times that suited my son as he gets home late from school. Jessica really helped my son understand GCSE English and covered things that he was struggling with. I would 100% use La Academia again for my other other children. Thank you.
Micheáilín Nic Dáibhí
This is my 5th week now of learning Spanish with Alvaro. I am loving it and have signed up for my next set of lessons. Patience is the key word when learning, and that is received by the bucketful. Great value for money and enjoyable learning. Great to be doing something fun while learning at the same time.
After I took early retirement I decided to learn another language and enrolled in Spanish classes at La Academia purely based on location. I must say how pleased I have been with our teacher, Sonia Murillo, and the overall learning experience. I have made some new friends in the classes and Sonia makes every lesson informative and fun. My wife and I are going to Costa Rica and Ecuador next February and I can’t wait to practice my new skills.
Our business operates in a number of different territories, with complex contractual agreements being sent from one supplier to another in a variety of languages. It’s essential that we have a firm grasp on every aspect of the supply chain, which is where la Academia stepped in. Without its translation and interpreting service, our business would be extremely disjointed and unable to do business quickly and efficiently. We know we can rely on la Academia to translate lengthy and complex documents that help us do business across the world in a streamlined and cost-effective way.
We set up a subsidiary in Germany two years ago. We were a little apprehensive to begin with as none of the team spoke the language. Whilst we knew that many of our business partners spoke excellent English, we wanted to stand out from the crowd and make a real impression on the local market. We enrolled the entire team on a course at la Academia and within a short space of time we were able to speak to colleagues and clients in a confident way. The business is going from strength-to-strength and much of that is down to our new-found ability to speak the language. The courses really captured our imagination and made it extremely rewarding to learn a new language – even at the age of 43!
Katarina Pypina, 29
I came to the UK only knowing a few words of English. I struggled, not only to fit into my role at work, but also to settle into the way of life. After completing a course at la Academia, my life just turned around. The teachers made me feel extremely relaxed and made sure that every part of the course was fun and engaging. Five years on and I feel like I’ve been speaking English for my entire life!
I was seconded to China last year, as part of ambitious expansion plans into the Far East. I desperately wanted to learn the language and acclimatize myself with their way of life. After initially feeling slightly overwhelmed and nervous, la Academia not only helped me grasp the language, but also helped me to understand the Chinese culture. Twelve months in and I’m loving every minute – I feel confident in my job and I’m embracing every bit of life overseas. It’s all thanks to La Academia.
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