Why Learn Spanish

Welcome to our Spanish page, the second most used language in international communication! In all parts of the world, people have become aware of it’s growing presence and importance.

Spanish is the mother tongue in 21 countries worldwide, with some 400,000,000 speakers. About half of the population in the Western Hemisphere speak Spanish and it is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English, and Hindi have more speakers.

Here at The Modern Language School we offer a wide range of Spanish classes for all levels, whether you are interested in learning a few phrases for a trip to a Spanish speaking country, plan to live there, have an interest in learning Spanish as a second language or need it for business purposes. We also private tuition, tailored to your needs, whether for business, exams, or holidays. Lessons take place at our premises in Honley.

Learning Spanish is commercially and demographically important and also fun so why not try, what could you possibly lose? The sheer number of speakers and the rate of growth makes a Spanish class a smart choice, so whatever your reason for choosing to learn, we hope you find a suitable course here with us at The Modern Language School.

Who are the teachers?

Lynne Hill

Hola, my name is Lynne Hill, an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified language teacher (BA Hons 2:1, PGCSE) with a passion for teaching Spanish and all things Spanish! I am committed to delivering the highest standards of Spanish classes and I feel privileged to be able to teach students my favourite subject. I work hard to support all my students in their learning, to help them progress and achieve success in speaking Spanish. In class a wide range of activities are used, to suit all learning styles, with the main focus on speaking and listening. I hope you will enjoy the classes as much as I enjoy teaching you! When on holiday, take pleasure from what learning Spanish can bring. Hispanic people are amazingly generous and if you can speak the language you will find yourself welcomed in a way that would never happen if you only spoke English. You will find speaking Spanish opens up a vast new world!

Ali Bassett

My name is Ali.
Originally from Kent, I left home aged 18 and moved to France to experience living abroad and to develop my French language skills. I have since spent several years working in France and Spain, living in Paris, Barcelona and high in the mountains of Andalucia. I moved from London to Yorkshire for work in 1999.
MY QUALIFICATIONS: I have a degree in European Studies with Linguistics from the University of London, a Trinity Cert TESOL teaching qualification and a PGCE in teaching Modern Foreign Languages gained at Leeds University.
MY EXPERIENCE:  I have a wide experience of teaching languages in a secondary school as well as teaching adults and private tutoring. I am a fluent French, Spanish and Catalan speaker. In addition to teaching French, I currently teach English to speakers of other languages.
INTERESTS: Learning and teaching languages, travelling and having meals with family and friends. I have a passion for World Music and play percussion. To keep fit I am a keen runner and love to go for long walks with my dog.

Which class is for you?



Pre Intermediate


Intermediate Plus

Terms & Conditions

  1. The school will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of property. The student must be responsible for their own property.

  2. Fees must be paid in full to secure a booking. Places are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No student will be permitted to start a course until fees have been paid in full.

  3. Courses can only be cancelled by sending written notice to The Modern Language School. If this notice is received 14 days or more before the course is due to start, a refund of all monies paid will be made. If a student chooses to leave their course early for any reason (or cancel within 14 days of the course start date) then no refund will be made.

  4. The Modern Language School reserves the right to modify a course if numbers are insufficient.

  5. If The Modern Language School is obliged to cancel a course, The Modern Language School will notify students immediately, and offer an alternative course or a refund of all monies paid.

  6. The Modern Language School shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, expense, delay or inconvenience suffered or incurred as a result of any circumstance outside the control of The Modern Language School. This includes lessons cancelled as a result of adverse weather conditions, or any other circumstances out of our control.

  7. The Modern Language School liability in respect of any claims made shall not exceed the amount paid for tuition fees.

This agreement shall be governed by English Law and the parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of this agreement.