Planning a holiday? Want to improve your job prospects in the UK and abroad? or Just want to learn something new? We offer courses for different skill levels in French, German, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Makaton, British Sign Language and Lip Reading.

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ACL Courses  CEFR  ( Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)  Approximate equivalence
Starter A1 – Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Intermediate 1 A2 – Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.  Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. GCSEs grade 9 – 4
Intermediate 2
Advanced 1 B1 – Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.  Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. AS Levels A – C
Advanced 2 B2 – Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. A Level A – C
Circle C1 – Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Circle Plus C2 – Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
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Why Learn a Language?

There are many different reasons someone might want to learn a language such as:

  • Become more creative
  • Delay the onset of Dementia
  • Open more career options
  • Improve your confidence
  • Enjoy travelling more
  • Perform better at maths
  • Help your memory to grow

Delay onset of Dementia

Research shows that learning a second language can delay the onset of Dementia and other symptoms of Alzheimer

Become More Creative

You will improve your creativity because learning a second language forces you to experiment and think of alternative words.

Open Career Options

You will open up your career options not only because you will have the skills to apply for more jobs but it can also make your CV stand out.

Improve Confidence

By learning a new skill it can help you to improve your confidence. Evidence from studies show language learners have higher confidence than non language learners.


You will have a more exciting time travelling if you can understand the language and make new friends.

But isn’t there an app for that?

There are many benefits to learning a language with ACL instead of using an app. Here’s why:

Communicate with Real People

By taking a languages course at ACL you will be able to communicate with real people, this can help you to improve your language skills further.

More Feedback and Explanation

At ACL our expert tutors will be there to give you as much feedback and explanation as you need.

Easier to Stick to a Routine

It can be easier to stick to a routine by learning through a course with us instead of using an app, this is because your classes will be scheduled on a specific day at a specific time.

First Class Tutors and Resources

Our tutors are experts at the languages they are teaching and have a wide range of resources to help every learner to develop their skills.

Roleplays, Activities & Games

Our courses give you the opportunity to develop your language skills in a fun way using roleplays, activities, games and group work.

Improve your Wellbeing

By interacting with other people on one of our languages courses you will improve your wellbeing.

Develop a Cultural Awareness

Our courses not only teach you the language but you will also learn about the culture of the language to develop your skills further.

Improved Confidence

By taking a language course at ACL you will be able to practice the language to other real people and therefore improve your confidence using the language in real life.

Meet New Friends

You will meet new people on a language course and make new friends.

Opportunities to Ask Questions

Ask as many questions as you need to understand the language, our tutors are always happy to help.

Which Level Course Should I Take?

Take our quizzes to test your knowledge and find out which level course you should enrol on.

What People Say about Our Courses

Case Studies

Career Pathways

Interpreters change spoken words from one language into another, either face-to-face or remotely.
Secondary school teachers teach children from 11 to 16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms.
Communication support workers (CSWs) help deaf students in education.
Writers produce creative work, including novels, children's books, scripts, poetry and travel writing.
Tourist guides show visitors around places of interest like cities, historic buildings and art galleries.
Bilingual secretaries provide administrative services in English and one or more foreign languages.

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