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Language Classes in Huddersfield

Based in Honley, the Modern Language School provides affordable language learning to all adults in a relaxed and stress-free environment.  

5.0
Based on 75 reviews
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Davina RhodesDavina Rhodes
12:12 12 Oct 23
Antony SykesAntony Sykes
09:52 08 Oct 23
Great experience. Great teaching. Really enjoy the lessons. Lovely to meet other people and try to speak to them in another language.Uses modern technology but also good old fashioned text books. We are already reading books written in Italian.Thoroughly recommend the school and the experience 👌
Ms EdgeMs Edge
08:44 07 Oct 23
I am so pleased to have found a French beginners course locally after wanting to do it for some time. Even more delighted to find one with well organised, well equipped classrooms.Most importantly, Melodie our teacher makes the lesson so enjoyable. She is knowledgeable, organised and friendly, she is able to keep us comfortable speaking whilst challenging us. So looking forward to the next session. Duolingo has been relegated!I recommend.
Amy FrielAmy Friel
13:17 06 Jul 23
If you want to easily learn a new language, you are in the right place! In Honley you can take courses forSPANISHGERMANFRENCHITALIAN
Dom ReboutDom Rebout
03:31 05 Jul 23
It’s been a real pleasure to attend Ali’s beginners Spanish class this year. I enjoyed the atmosphere she promotes in the class and learnt a lot! Thank you MLS!
Andrew RileyAndrew Riley
19:47 04 Jul 23
On behalf of Val and myself we would like to thank Ali for helping us to start to learn Spanish. Her patience , enthusiasm, and ability to push you gently to achieve you goal is fantastic. Learning on a Tuesday evening with her and our fellow classmates was something we looked forward to each week. We highly recommend MLS. Thank you Ali.
Andrew SmethurstAndrew Smethurst
19:05 04 Jul 23
Really enjoyed my first year at MLS learning Spanish as a total beginner and found our teacher brilliant, the lovely people learning with me are fun and friendly and we all help each other along , definitely signing up for the new year ahead
Susan ClarkSusan Clark
08:28 20 Jun 23
Learning Italian with Vicky has been a joy. The lessons are great fun, very varied and take place in a really supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Furthermore, Vicky lays on Italian film showings and optional holiday lessons; she also organises great events – such as quizzes and social evenings. The Modern Language School really is a fine place to learn a language – and the coffee is great too!(And if, for any reason, you can’t get to the class, you can join it on Zoom and participate fully.)
Julia RuddimanJulia Ruddiman
13:18 19 Jun 23
I really enjoy learning Spanish with Lynne at The Modern Language School. The classes are fun and innovative, using a variety of learning techniques. It is a friendly environment and I really look forward to attending my Spanish class every week.
Joyce WilsonJoyce Wilson
15:36 17 Jun 23
Absolutely amazing experience. I am in Spanish Intermediate and all the lessons are planned to perfection, totally enjoyable and fun to take part in. Lynne is an amazing teacher as she is enthusiastic, supportive, encouraging and very professional. We cover all the skills in every lesson including speaking and listening. The group itself is a pleasure to be a member of where everyone is friendly, supportive and encouraging to one another.I highly recommend this School.
Janet AbbottJanet Abbott
14:48 16 Jun 23
I have been a student at the MLS for a number of years trying my hand at Spanish, Portuguese, Advanced French conversation and more recently, Italian with Vicky.All the teachers are highly qualified, friendly and professional, using a range of successful teaching techniques which can be accessed in the school or via Zoom.Groups are small, friendly and fun. The school itself boasts comfortable classrooms and facilities.The course fees are excellent value.
sarah boothsarah booth
14:08 15 Jun 23
I really enjoy my Spanish lessons with Lynne. The classes are always well planned with the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend the Modern Language School to anyone thinking of taking up or improving a language.
Rick HardyRick Hardy
05:39 15 Jun 23
It has been a great experience learning Spanish with the modern language school, Learning is well thought out and progressive. Exercises are well thought out.Everyone in our class has made progress. The atmosphere at the school is informal and conducive to the learning experience. Recommended.
Jacqui BarkerJacqui Barker
14:31 14 Jun 23
Fantastic school for learning languages. I began to learn Italian in September 2022. Our teacher is fab as is the class. We have built a real camararderie which makes the learning fun – as does the text book and mix of video/listening/discussion/grammar covered. I’ve just signed up for year 2! HIGHLY RECOMMEND *****
Stephanie HillStephanie Hill
09:45 14 Jun 23
I have been studying Italian at the Modern Language School for a year now. Vicky has made it a great class to be part of. From knowing no Italian at the start of the school year, I really have progressed with Vicky through books, videos, interactive work within the class and speaking. It’s a really fun class so you aren’t scared of making mistakes in front of anyone. It’s a half hour drive for me to get here on an evening but it’s always worth it. Getting ready to sign up for year 2. Would definitely recommend the school, whichever language you are hoping to learn.
Luke FruttauroLuke Fruttauro
09:44 14 Jun 23
I enrolled on the Italian course in September, and have really enjoyed the lessons. I had a basic knowledge of the language, but I’ve now built this to a higher level. Vicky makes the lessons fun and engaging, and you cover a huge range of topics. The school has a relaxed atmosphere and it’s a great place to meet new people.
Lesa RhodesLesa Rhodes
17:55 13 Aug 22
Learning a second language had been on my ‘to do list’ for a while. The Modern Language school has a great range of languages and levels. Beginners Spanish met all my expectations with a comfortable pace of learning. The option to join on line via zoom has been a bonus with Covid and it’s many challenges.I am very much looking forward to starting the third year with many of the people who signed up in year one. On a practical level the school has great facilities regarding refreshments, snacks etc which is sometimes needed!
Clarence RickettsClarence Ricketts
17:07 10 Aug 22
The Modern language school offers a friendly organised and effective learning experience.My experience learning Spanish has always been very positive. Many different resources are used and there are always plenty of opportunities to engage in spanish conversation. The classes are offered simultaneously in a classroom setting and via zoom, so this make it possible to engage in lessons where ever you are.Lynne ,my Spanish teacher is calm patient organised and extremely competent, making the whole adult learning experience a pleasure.
LINDA BurkinshawLINDA Burkinshaw
09:37 04 Aug 22
During my time as a student at The Modern Language School, not only have a become confident Spanish speaker, I have immensely enjoyed the classes, had lots of fun and made many new friends. Lynne is an extremely competent teacher who thankfully has patience in abundance and a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend the school to anyone who wants to learn a language in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Jane LimaJane Lima
19:00 02 Aug 22
I have been taking Spanish lessons at The Modern Language School for two years now. The friendly and supportive teaching staff are excellent. Lessons are well planned, fun and enjoyable. The flexibilty the school offers is great too, with the option to join classes virtually if you are unable to make it in person. Whether you are looking to learn a new language from scratch or refresh some rusty skills, I can thoroughly recommend The Modern Language School.
L BentleyL Bentley
17:10 01 Aug 22
A fabulous environment to learn a new language. I studied Italian for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Vicky uses a great variety of learning tools and makes the lessons fun whilst at the same time ensuring we’re all keeping up. Having many other demands on my time I never felt under pressure to study outside the classroom although for those who choose to, Vicky is also very supportive.The school runs foreign cinema sessions, additional study sessions during holidays and great social events giving the opportunity to also meet students from other classes.In summary, a great place to learn a new language at a pace to suit you.
OLinda DeanOLinda Dean
12:22 01 Aug 22
I thoroughly enjoy my Spanish classes at the Modern Language School. Lynne offers a mix of teaching styles which make the classes interesting and informative and most importantly of all fun!! The school itself is well equipped for both classes on site and also via zoom. There is plenty of parking and facilities for refreshment breaks. All in all a fantastic place to learn languages.
Vanessa UdezeVanessa Udeze
21:47 05 Mar 22
This is an excellent place to learn a language. You can learn French, Spanish an italien. The teacher are excellent. Classes can be taken in the evening or during the day.
Diana BrownDiana Brown
10:19 07 Aug 21
I have been learning Italian for the past few years from no knowledge at all other than a few ski holidays in Italy. I have thoroughly enjoyed my group lessons with Vicky. She makes the learning fun, with games and videos and, yes, some essential grammar too. In addition we have had cinema mornings, an Italian food demo, videos and extra classes during the holidays for mixed groups. Whilst in lockdown all our classes have been online. Now we are back at the school in Honley. This has several classrooms or varying sizes to accommodate all types of class. The school is very well organised in all aspects, with a lot of thought going into the safety of us all whilst we are in this pandemic.
Janet HillJanet Hill
13:10 02 Aug 21
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my two years of learning Italian at the Modern Language School – and I can’t wait to start year Three. Essential learning is supported by fun, games, role play, conversation and interaction with class members, reading, videos and films in Italian learning about the culture of that wonderful country that we can’t wait to visit again! Give it a go as you won’t regret it!’ Ci vediamo (see you there)
Finbarr HayesFinbarr Hayes
12:23 29 Jul 21
Excellent school in which to begin learning a new language or to improve existing language skills. The environment is professional but at the same is relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Teaching staff are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and approachable. A range of learning strategies are used in classes which makes the sessions varied and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Martin BrownMartin Brown
11:48 29 Jul 21
“A lesson starts in 20 minutes – sit in and listen, or join in if you like, then decide”. This was the reply to my enquiry about taking up Italian again after several years and wondering what level to try next. Two years later and I’m still here enjoying learning both in lessons and by following up various WhatsApp messages, suggested YouTube links, etc.During lessons, we’re made to feel completely at ease, even when being gently corrected (again) for our mistakes. In response to Covid, the classrooms have been upgraded considerably to keep us safe, and when on-site lessons were forbidden, we still had fun keeping going on Zoom.For anyone considering starting or continuing to learn one of the languages on offer, here is a brilliant choice.
Phillipa DearPhillipa Dear
13:12 27 Jul 21
Great school to learn a new language.teaching staff help you can achieve your goals in a fun and helpful way of learning
Kim KayeKim Kaye
13:11 27 Jul 21
I was recommended this school 5 years ago by a friend who took the Spanish classes and I joined the Italian classes with Vicky. The Modern Language School isn’t just a school to learn to speak a language – it is a school to learn to love the language, the people, the food and wine, the culture and history of a beautiful country. We do learn words, we learn phrases, we conjugate verbs, we have to learn a lot of grammar, but we have so much fun doing it, and it is interspersed with films, games, reading and a lot of laughter. In addition to the weekly lessons, there are Italian cinema mornings, Italian cooking classes, wine tasting and conversation groups. The school have accommodated on line lessons during this past 18 months and the staff work very hard to keep everyone happy and interested with extra lessons during the summer for those who wish to keep it fresh or just need to catch up. This is the school to go to if you want to experience a language, not just speak it.
Helena ThorntonHelena Thornton
12:29 27 Jul 21
I had been looking for an Italian class closer to home, but found this and don’t regret it. The classes are small and very friendly. The school has coped admirably with Covid, moving to zoom but now back in the classroom. Teaching includes a mix of conversation, games, quizzes and other resources.
Anne WallageAnne Wallage
14:39 09 Sep 19
Lynne is a brilliant teacher and her lessons are always interactive and interesting. I feel that I have learned so much by attending over the last few years. I know that the language school caters for all abilities and is in a relaxing environment with easy parking. The fact that so many people return each year speaks volumes.
Nina BoydNina Boyd
09:33 09 Sep 19
Italian lessons with Vicky are the highlight of my week! An excellent teacher, who is also lots of fun. The lessons are varied and interesting, and it is good to be able to speak the language when in Italy!
Beverley PlayleBeverley Playle
13:10 17 Jun 19
I’ve been learning Italian with Vicky for past few years. Lessons are one of the highlights of my week! It is such a fun place to learn, yet we make good progress in very little time. Vicky is a great teacher – the environment is pleasant and every effort is made to be welcoming and conducive to learning. Highly recommended!!
Petia NorthPetia North
08:04 16 Jun 19
The school is fantastic. Teaching is of a very high standard and it is the perfect place to learn a new language or improve a foreign language, which you already speak. Learning Italian in Vicky’s classes feels more like fun, than an effort. I really enjoy my little escape for two hours every week in the Modern language school.
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Who We are

Hola! Ciao! We are Lynne Hill & Vicky Addy, partners, and founders of MLS. We are both Modern Foreign Language teachers with a passion for languages and teaching! Since we started the school, in 2011, it has gone from strength to strength. After spending our first year using rooms at Storthes Hall, followed by 6 years at Meltham Mills, in 2018 we move moved to Queens Square Business Park, Honley, into a school designed and built specifically for our needs.


Our school includes five classrooms, a breakout area with facilities and a kitchen to make the all-important tea or coffee. The rooms are equipped with the latest technology including, flatscreen TV’s, surround sound and Jabra microphone systems, to allow online as well as classroom-based learning. In addition to the initial classes in Italian, Spanish and French, we also offer German, Portuguese, and Greek courses.

Our Courses

We offer a wide range of courses for different levels of ability. Pick a language below to find out more. 

Why Choose Us?

We're a purpose built language school with fun, interactive language classes from as little as £5.69 an hour.
We offer a great place to learn a language, which allows flexibility between classes and the option to join online.
Our school has professional, motivated tutors and gives you the opportunity to make friends and socialise whilst learning a language.

Term Dates & Fees

The term dates & fees for 2024 – 2025 are as follows:

Term One – w/c Monday 9/9/2024 – w/c 16/12/2024                  £198

(Half term: Monday 28/10 -Friday 1/11)

Term Two – w/c Monday 6/1/2025 – w/c 31/3/2025                     £170

(Half term: Monday 17/2 – Friday 21/2)

Term Three – w/c Monday 21/4/2025 – w/c 23/6/2025               £127                                                                                                               
+ Monday 30th June to replace May Day Bank holiday
(Half term: Monday 26/5 -Friday 30/5)   

Full Year – w/c Monday 9/9/2024 to w/c  23/6/2025                 £495
+ Monday 30th June to replace May Day Bank holiday
(replacement class may be subject to change by the teacher)