Birmingham Language Courses
Birmingham is a thriving city that has grown a lot in the last few years, with much of this expansion being driven by immigration. Consequently, the city today is more diverse than ever, with more than 800,000 speaking a language other than English at home; the most common ones being Urdu, Punjabi, Polish, Somali, Chinese and Italian. Whether these city citizens came from remote parts of China to nearby France, they brought with them their language, culture and heritage, enriching Birmingham’s landscape in the process.
In response, the city celebrates its vast and eclectic cultural heritage with annual festivals of jazz, comedy, poetry, film, literature and television. The biggest of these events is the International Mother Language Day, which has been observed every year since 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity in the city. And you can join in too and make the most of new and exciting opportunities! Start learning a foreign language in Birmingham and you will not only expand your cultural horizons but also find it easier to make new friends within the foreign-speaking communities that reside in the city. Contact us at Language Trainers to make it happen!
Where to Study Foreign Languages in Birmingham: Are you looking to start or continue learning one, two or more languages? Then, you will be happy to know you have a lot of options for doing so in Birmingham. For example, you can pursue higher education at the University of Birmingham, as the department offers programmes in languages like Arabic, Catalan, Japanese, French, German, Italian and Russian. Plus, this is one of the few institutions in the country that offers Mandarin Chinese courses to degree level too. If you decide to enrol, you will not only become proficient in your chosen language but also achieve a high level of cultural competence. And if you do not desire to study at university level, you can still learn a language at the many language schools available in the city. One of them is Language Trainers, where we focus on your convenience and preferences. Our native-speaking instructors tailor every lesson to your needs and will get you speaking the language from the very first class, no matter how challenging it may be!
Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Birmingham: Your learning process does not have to end when you leave your classroom. Quite the contrary, practising the language in real-life contexts will help you to gain fluency and increase your vocabulary, grammar and skills in general. So, if you are looking to gain confidence, why not join the Language Exchange Birmingham Meetup? This is a group that provides you with the opportunity to practise and improve your skills, meet other learners and native speakers of your target language living in Birmingham and learn more about other cultures, values and traditions. Take advantage of this chance to meet and socialise with friendly people who come from all over the world! Another option is the Birmingham Internationals Meetup, a group that tries to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to get to know each other and the city while having a good time.
Language Jobs in Edinburgh: In the last decade, Birmingham has been frequently chosen by national and international businesses as the ideal location to establish their companies. Located at the centre of the country, Birmingham is very well connected by air, road and rail for travel and this serves as an incentive for businesses to setup here. Today, the city’s largest sectors are business, professional and financial services, with more than 4,000 companies with their headquarters there. Furthermore, Birmingham’s population is one of the UK’s most diverse, with a lot of people speaking French, German, Polish and Mandarin Chinese as their mother tongue, meaning there is a talent pool with diverse language skills, vital for servicing overseas markets. Start a course with us at Language Trainers and become better equipped to work in changing, diverse, multilingual workplaces. For example, companies like Beardmore Precision Motorcycle, Parker Hale or Velocette are always expanding into new markets and, therefore, need bilingual employees who can take care of their operations abroad. Give your CV the boost it needs to land that international job!
Using Language to Experience Culture in Edinburgh: Work and social opportunities aside, Birmingham is also a great place where you can explore different cultures without ever leaving the UK. Brummies know how to celebrate and they host around 50 annual festivals, meaning there is always something happening to celebrate the region’s diversity and intercultural exchanges. For example, those studying Mandarin can enjoy the Chinese New Year Festival, one of the biggest events in the city, where you can delight in delicious food, traditional dragon parades, live music shows and more. In case you are more interested in learning French, you can always join clubs, like the University of Birmingham’s Francophile Society, that host cultural and social events that range from book clubs to traditional food tasting events. Regardless of the language you are learning, you will always find cultural opportunities in the city. Check out Visit Birmingham’s website to find out more about the events organised all year round.
Start learning a language at your convenience in Birmingham. Regardless of your objectives, we can help you prepare for professional opportunities or give you the tools to communicate efficiently with bilingual communities living in Birmingham. Just reach out to us at Language Trainers and we will prepare a personalised course that suits your needs and requirements. Our tutors can come to your home, office or a public place of your choosing. Some suggestions where you can take your lessons around the city are the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street or nice coffee shops, like 200 Degrees Coffee Shop (on Colmore Row) and Six Eight Kafe (on Curzon Street).
Also, please consider that we can offer you a course, regardless of your location. This means that we have teachers based all around the country and especially in areas like in Coventry, Dudley, West Bromwich, Walsall and Solihull. And you can even take online lessons if you prefer!
So, why not get started? And please, take one of our free language level tests if you have studied your desired language before, so we can gauge your current skills and ensure you learn something new from your very first lesson!
Bilinguals have better literacy skills.
Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.
Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.
Some of our Language Teachers in Birmingham
Matthew is a qualified English teacher who has taught English to learners in the UK and Italy. He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) as well as his CELTA certificate. He is experienced in teaching English in both private lessons and groups.
Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.
Birmingham's twin city is: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Our clients include:
Rapport - Leadership
United States Department of Defense
Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”The course covers many everyday cases which is very useful and gives many opportunities for discussions and practice”English course in Birmingham, Hyder Consulting
”Sandra was very happy with her course and the dedication shown by the tutor.”Spanish course in Birmingham, Managing Director, Banco Santander