Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Why Choose Us?

Personal attention is the key to the special service we provide.  Unlike the larger more impersonal schools, we can guarantee that our students will be supported every step of the way.
Learning a language requires commitment and effort and we are prepared to offer continuous and personal support.
Our students find the courses stimulating and fun, and appreciate our friendly but highly professional approach.
Mosaic Languages offers you an engaging and flexible programme which will satisfy your needs and can cater for individual help when needed.  Tailor-made courses and extra support can be provided at low cost .
Our prices are highly competitive while maintaining a very high standard of teaching.

About us

We are three tutors of French and Italian with over 40 years of teaching experience between us and we are extremely passionate about our language and culture.
Our expertise has enabled us to develop an effective teaching method, based on your needs, which will guide you in your path to fluency.
We at Merton languages do not believe that there is a “quick fix” for learning a language, we believe that it takes time, motivation and effort..
… .And we also believe that we can inspire you so that your experience will be enjoyable as well as rewarding.
Angela Downes
Angela is a graduate in Modern Languages with an MA in Electronic Communication and over 15 years of teaching experience. As well as teaching Italian at Imperial College, she also taught Software and Web Localization on their MSc in Scientific, Technical & Medical Translation with Translation Technology.
In addition, she has taught Business Italian at Regents College.
Angela has trained BBC managerial staff on their international programme and acted as a language consultant on two BBC publications: Italianissimo 1 and Italianissimo 2.
Laura Sironi
Laura has a degree in Political Science and has been an enthusiastic Italian teacher for the past five years, working in a variety of different environments and on different types of courses. She worked previously in banking in the City and has carried out Market Research projects in IT.
She has extensive experience in designing intensive courses, ranging from courses for business clients to crash courses for tourists. Her clients included JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, UBS, the Home Office, the Immigration Office at Heathrow and The Financial Times. She also has experience of teaching Italian to primary school pupils. In addition she translates regularly for the Association of Friends of Certosa di Capri
Corinne Gautier-Capes
Corinne studied Languages, Management and International Relations followed by an MA in teaching French as a foreign language.
She has taught French at all levels from complete beginners to advanced students. Her clients include Civil Servants in various government departments, including BERR (formely DTI), DEFRA etc
She is currently teaching senior insurance executives in the City, including merchant banks, consultancy firms and lawyers.
She has specific expertise in legal, financial and political French for civil servants.
Corinne also works as a translator for a range of NGOs and consultants.
In addition she has experience in translating Press releases, financial, legal and insurance documents.

We are two tutors of French and Italian with over 35 years of teaching experience between us and we are extremely passionate about our language and culture.

Our expertise has enabled us to develop an effective teaching method, based on your needs, which will guide you in your path to fluency.

We at Mosaic languages do not believe that there is a “quick fix” for learning a language, we believe that it takes time, motivation and effort..

… .And we also believe that we can inspire you so that your experience will be enjoyable as well as rewarding.

Angela Downes
angela

Angela is a graduate in Modern Languages with an MA in Electronic Communication and over 15 years of teaching experience. As well as teaching Italian at Imperial College, she also taught Software and Web Localization on their MSc in Scientific, Technical & Medical Translation with Translation Technology.

In addition, she has taught Business Italian at Regents College.

Angela has trained BBC managerial staff on their international programme and acted as a language consultant on two BBC publications: Italianissimo 1 and Italianissimo 2.

Corinne Gautier-Capes
corinne

Corinne studied Languages, Management and International Relations followed by an MA in teaching French as a foreign language.

She has taught French at all levels from complete beginners to advanced students. Her clients include Civil Servants in various government departments, including BERR (formerly DTI), DEFRA etc

She is currently teaching senior insurance executives in the City, including merchant banks, consultancy firms and lawyers.

She has specific expertise in legal, financial and political French for civil servants.

Corinne also works as a translator for a range of NGOs and consultants.

In addition she has experience in translating Press releases, financial, legal and insurance documents.

Are any of these you?

  • Can’t wait to speak the language of the country that you love ?
  • Do you know how it feels when you can’t understand what you have been told and the sheer embarrassment that comes with it.
  • Or you can understand almost everything but the words simply won’t come easily when you have to reply or say what you think.
  • Have you bought a property abroad and you need to speak with builders and neighbours regarding works to be done and none of them speak good English?
  • Do you feel frustrated in studying obscure grammar rules that make no sense to you and find difficult to get familiar with ?
  • Perhaps you have a foreign partner and would like your children to speak his/her language or you want your children to be bilingual or able to speak another language because you know this will benefit them greatly!
  • Or maybe you have a business or job that is very international or linked with a particular country and feel you want to stay in control or able to engage with your colleagues/ customers/ business associates directly without using translators.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to study
a foreign lingo, here at Mosaic Languages
we offer professional services that help to overcome
fears and obstacles around learning languages,
and we offer genuine personal attention that will
keep up your inner motivation and your interest.

We are two highly, experienced teachers who have come together to create Mosaic Languages, a small dynamic and imaginative language school, based in Wimbledon. Our aim is to provide courses that are effective and enjoyable to adults and children alike

We have a passion for the languages we teach,
for the cultures that languages help you to understand,
and for the people we meet on the way.