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The Modern Language School have been providing language classes since 2011, find out more about us!

Our Story

After working together at Kirklees College Huddersfield, we decided to set up our own language school. Our adventure began in 2011, renting rooms by the hour at Storthes Hall, Huddersfield. After a successful first year we took on a lease at a premises in Meltham Mills. In 2018 realised we needed more space, so we moved to Queens Square Business Park, Honley, into a school designed and built specifically for our needs. Starting with only three languages and three teachers we quickly grew and now offer six languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Greek) and have a total of seven language teachers.

A Great Place to Learn!

Our purpose built fully equipped language school really is a Great Place to Learn! Our school at Queens Square Business Park in Honley, Huddersfield has ground floor access, off road parking, five fully equipped classrooms, a breakout area with facilities and a kitchen.

Our aim is to provide affordable language learning to all adults in a relaxed and stress-free environment. Classrooms equipped with the latest technology, enable us to offer high quality lessons both in the face to face and online.

Concerned you may not be able to attend every class? No problem, we offer the flexibility to attend alternative classes to ensure you don’t miss out on your learning. This, and the option to attend online, makes us unique and ensures you get excellent value for money. Something our students benefit greatly from.

Our team of seven experienced linguists, professional and qualified teachers allow us to provide a high level of excellent learning for our students. Each with a passion for our respective languages and a love of the culture, history, art, music, food & wine, we are able to share this with our students, making for an even better learning experience.

Meet The Teachers

Vicky Addy

Lynne Hill

Nina Roberts

Catia Matias Norinha

Tina Roussou

Roxane Fish

Angeles Molina

Joan Capote

Melodie Golton

Why Choose Us?

We love what we do. Passionate about teaching and sharing our love of languages with our students makes for a fun filled highly motivational learning environment.

We believe in offering the highest standards in everything we do. The latest technology and resources support our teaching and help engage our students.

We have a wealth of experience between us and we can guarantee a fantastic learning experience.

It’s not just about language learning. We also offer extra activities such as cinema sessions, cookery and wine tasting evenings as well as social events.

Vicky Addy

Ciao Mi chiamo Vicky Addy. I am an enthusiastic, experienced, and qualified Italian language teacher (BA Hons 2:1, PGCE) with a passion for teaching Italian and all things Italian! My Italian classes are fun and interactive as well as being of the highest standard, focusing on the individual learning needs of my students.

My years of experience have taught me how to get the best out of my students whilst providing a relaxed and fun learning environment. I work hard to support all my students in their learning, to help them progress and achieve success in speaking Italian. In class we tend to focus on speaking and listening and the tools needed to achieve these skills, thereby enabling our students to get the most out of their Italian holiday.

As well as being passionate about Italian, I enjoy spending time in Italy with my Italian friends, reading, walking (with my two crazy Spingers) and family holidays in our touring caravan.

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!

Nina Roberts

Guten Tag! Ich heiße Nina Roberts und komme aus Deutschland.  Hello! My name is Nina Roberts and I come from Germany.

I love teaching German here at the Modern Language School.  Since coming to the UK in 2006 as a Foreign Language Assistant I have gained a Qualified Teacher Status and a wealth of teaching experience. I can cater for all age groups and levels, including exam preparation, and have had experience teaching children as young as four as well as adults. I joined the Modern Language School in autumn 2013 and really enjoy teaching and learning here. I am enthusiastic about languages in general and will help you build your German language skills by drawing on your previous knowledge or by introducing the language from scratch in an engaging and fun way.

As well as spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, music and hiking. I am also learning Italian with Vicky. This is great fun and a useful reminder of what it is like to sit on the other side of the classroom in the student’s role.

Catia Matias Norinha

I am a Portuguese and English teacher living in sunny Portugal. I am from the highest mountain in Portugal and I love teaching my language and culture. I am more than happy to help you enjoy the language learning process and I would love you to join one of my online classes or take up some private tuition.

Tina Roussou

My name is Tina Roussou. I am originally from Greece and have been living in England for the last 12 years.

I hold a degree in ‘English Language with German’ (BA hons 2:1) and an academic qualification (PGCE) in teaching modern foreign languages from the University of Huddersfield.

I have several years teaching experience working as a secondary school language teacher, teaching German, Spanish, Italian and Greek.  For the last 2 years I have been a private tutor in Philosophy, Greek and Spanish.

I love my work because teaching has the power to enrich people’s lives. Teaching foreign languages provides me with an opportunity to introduce people to the cultural aspects behind the language and share the knowledge base about other cultures. It also gives me a chance to meet great students who share my passion for people, culture, and communication.

My Greek classes are fun and interactive as well as being of the highest standard focusing on the individual learning needs of my students. Why not come and find out for yourself.

Roxane Fish

Bonjour, my name is Roxane Fish. I am half French half English. I was born in Africa and went to school in a few of the countries there. I am originally from the south of France (Aix-en-Provence) where I also went to school. I have been living in England for 25 years now. 

I have a degree in International Hospitality Management. I started tutoring French as a native speaker 13 years ago and I have taught a wide range of different age groups. I took some time off whilst my children were little and have started teaching again.

I love travelling with my family, going back to France to visit family and friend, and experiencing different cultures.

My French classes are fun and interactive as well as being of the highest standard focusing on the individual learning needs of my students. Why not come and find out for yourself.

Angeles Molina

My name is Angeles. I am Spanish from Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucía. The land of sun, vineyards, and horses in the southwest of Spain.

I first came to England, to the beautiful city of Bristol, in 1993.I had a temporary job, in administration at a yacht club in the marina, Puerto Sherry in El Puerto de Santa Maria. This awakened an interest to progress my English. 

It was then a friend told me the best way to do it would be to go to the country and work as an au pair, as interacting with English people would be the easiest and best way to accomplish it.

I studied Economics, Accountancy and Management, at the University of Cádiz. Afterwards I worked for CEP (a centre where teachers attend to find support and training) in an apprenticeship. Later I worked as an assistant in the psychology and pedagogy department, complementing it with four hours a week after school club for children aged 10-12.

I worked for the Spanish Health Service in administration at a hospital and at the evaluation of incapacities unit. I have been living and working in England since 1999, and I return to Spain to spend quality time with family and friends during the holidays.

I like interacting with people and I would love to help you progress in Spanish and enjoy the language learning process if you choose to join one of my classes.

Joan Capote

My name is Joan Fernandez. I was born in a beautiful city called Cienfuegos in Cuba. I always listened to music and that is how I started to become interested in different languages. When I turned eighteen, I started travelling and I lived in many different countries in the past nine years. I have lived in Miami, and Atlanta in the USA. Then in Galicia, the Canary Islands and Menorca in Spain. Now I live here in Honley.

In my opinion language is a bridge that connects people and expands our cultural knowledge about what we don’t know. This is why it is so important for me to help people communicate so they can enjoy their holidays and interactions with others from around the world. Sharing all my experiences and bringing joy to others is what I enjoy the most!