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Why not hear for yourself what our current and previous students have to say about Language Cafe. If you have any comments about Language Cafe and your experience with us, please email us as we'd love to hear from you.
St Ouen Twin Town School Exchange
"We love the teachers"
"We like the way of teaching"
"I like we have chance to practise speaking"
"I loved wearing the different clothes" (fancy dress lesson)
"It is nice to have music in the class"
Viola (Germany), Alessandra (Italy), Amy (Thailand), Saimin (China)
We are not an ordinary family. “We are from everywhere searching for ones to care, Somehow we found it here. We found us a home – Language Café,,
Who can describe it better than the students who have found the Language Café to be their second home; Khanista Namee from Thailand, Saimin Fan from China, Alessandra Durante from Italy and Viola Tabel from Germany. We all feel in the same way, when the song from Keke Palmer comes up, it beats our hearts and there is only one place in this world that comes rushing into our minds and that is Language Café.
One thing is for certain: “Yeah, We are from everywhere!” All the colourful personalities in there take you every day on a trip around the world. For those people who have been in a foreign country they know exactly how it feels, to put it into a single word: scary. You don’t know how it will be. Can you find friends? Are the people going to understand you? How will your day look like? But when Helêna Stakounis opens her door to Language Cafe, it is like she opens a window to Salford and Manchester. All your previous worries do not really matter anymore and you can discover all the nice things in Salford, without the feeling of being alone.
It is not difficult to join us, if you ever had the feeling that you want to travel around the world, you do not have to travel very far. Every Wednesday 1.30 p.m. we have our international meetings so we can chat about what’s going on in Salford. We are not just a bunch of people, we are a school and we learn languages together, be it English, Spanish, Mandarin French or others. If you want to learn a language in a family-like environment and practice it with a lot of fun then the language Cafe is the right place for you!! We are a community which builds up on understanding others and this is it what makes us supportive.
Cynthia, from Morocco
Hola, solo dejo este post para aquellos que quieran estudiar inglés en Manchester. Yo acabo de volver de allí, he pasado unos 6 fantásticos meses. Al llegar me apunté a una academia llamada Language Café, no podía haber acertado más eligiendo academia, he aprendido un montón y me he llevado un montón de amigos, he dejado parte de mi corazoncito allí. Hay clases de todo tipo de General english, para preparar el IELTS o el First, de gramática, clases privadas… además es la más barata que me he encontrado.
Language Café no sólo es una academia de inglés, se acaba convirtiendo en tu segunda casa, en tu refugio, es un sitio muy especial, te encuentras con personas de todo el mundo y Heléna que es la directora y profesora de inglés es una persona que te da apoyo en todo momento, es amiga y confidente. A parte de las clases también preparan excursiones, fiestas, cenas, reuniones… Todos los miércoles hay International Meeting a partir de la 1.30 son gratis, puede ir todo el que quiera para tomarse un café o un té, pasar el rato y practicar inglés. De verdad que si estáis pensando en apuntaros en una academia daos una vuelta por allí, no os arrepentiréis.
I'm posting this for anyone who wants to study English in Manchester. I have just returned from there and I had six great months. On arriving I signed up at a school called Language Cafe, and I couldn't have been more lucky in my choice of school. I learned a lot and I made a ton of friends. I left small part of my heart there. There are classes of every kind from General English to preparing for the First Certificate or IELTS, for grammar, private classes... and apart from that, it is the cheapest I have found.
Language Cafe isn't only an English school but it becomes like your second home, a refuge, a very special place where you can meet people from all over the world and Helena who is the director and English teacher gives you support at every step; she is a friend and a confidante. As well as classes they also offer trips, parties, dinners, meetings... Every Wednesday there is International meeting from 1.30 and they are free. Everyone can go to drink coffee or tea, spend some time and practice English. Honestly, if you are thinking of enrolling in a school, go there and you won't regret it.
Kinga, from Poland
Cześć. Macie czasami wrażenie, że robiąc coś bardzo spontanicznie ta rzecz okazuje się jedną z najlepszych decyzjii jakie byliście w stanie podjąć w ostatnim czasie? Tak było ze mną i z Language Cafe. Od niechcenie szukałam zajęć IELTS w Manchesterze i tak oto trafilam do Heleny. Słuchajcie... nie da się nie zakochać w niej i w jej szkole! Chodziłam do różnych szkół językowych w moim życiu, ale jedynie jej kanapa i ludzie siedzacy na niej sprawiają, że czuje się jak w domu, wśród bliskich mi osób. Ze szczerym sercem moge powiedzieć, że poza sporą wiedza, wychodzi sie z klasy z czymś więcej ... z satysfakcją, z uśmiechem na buzi i z planami na weekend. Dziekuję Heleno za to co robisz!!! Jeśli mi nie wierzycie to sprawdźcie!!!
Hi. Do you have sometimes that impression that when you do something extremely spontaneous that thing turns out to be one of the best decisions you were able to undertake in the present moment? This is how my story began with me and Language Café. One day I was just digging in the internet looking for IELTS classes in Manchester and this is how I met Helena. Listen… it’s impossible to not fall in love with her and her school! I was attending plenty of different language schools in my lifetime, but only her couch and people sitting on it makes me feel like at home surrounded by my closest friends. From the very bottom of my heart I can say that except huge knowledge you are gathering in lessons, you leave classes with something more than that: with satisfaction, a smile on your face and with plans for your weekend=). Thank you Helena for all your hard work!!! If you don't believe me just check it out!!
Nouf, from Saudi Arabia
تبغ تطور لغتك ! وتنصهر في المجتمع اكثر ! وكمان تحس بالجو العائلي في غربتك !! الحل موجود في LC .
Elena, from Spain
Entrar en Language Café es entrar en un mundo aparte, donde ocurrencosas maravillosas y conoces gente única. Si te dejas llevar por el espíritu de Language Café podrás vivir experiencias inolvidables. Aprovecha cada momento que vivas aqui.
To enter into Language Cafe is to enter into another world where great things happen and you meet unique people. If you just go with the spirit of Language Cafe you can live unforgettable experiences. Take advantage of every moment that you live here'
Massimo, from Italy
Noi Italiani sappiamo apprezzare il sapore di un buon caffe', e sappiamo che lo si apprezza di piu' con la giusta compagnia. Il Language-cafe e' tutto questo. Un scuola unica nel genere, in cui apprendere in allegria e con la massima professionalita', in cui incontrare gente da tutto il mondo con cui condividere molto piu' che un buon caffe'.
We Italians know how to appreciate a good coffee and we know that it can be appreciated even more with the right company. Language Cafe is all of this. A one of a kind school in which to learn in happiness and with the highest level of professionalism, where you can meet people from all over the world and share much more than a good coffee : )
Faisal, from Saudi Arabia
الاستاذه هيلين من افضل المدرسين الذين عرفتهم خلال مسيرتي في تعلم اللغة الانجليزية التي لازلت حتى الان اتعلمها . هيلين تملك خبرة عالية في تعليم اللغة خصوصا مع الطلاب العرب لانها تعرف الكثير من المشاكل التي يواجهونها . حتى اليوم وان استخدم بعض من الطرق التي تعلمتها منها في كتابة الابحاث
Personally, asking Helena is the easiest way for anyone wanting to improve their English, especially Arabic learners. She has a good experience and she has brilliant methods to encourage her students to study more. Since she taught me, I have used her strategies in writing. Finally, thank you Helena.
Abdulrahman, from Saudi Arabia
Personally , I visited the "Language Cafe" institution. I was speechless; all I can say is that you "feel at home" once you are there.
Thanks to Heléna Stakounis & her amazing mum :-)
David, from England
Thanks to everyone at the Language Cafe for their help in setting up our course especially, and providing a fantastic service. My father and I really enjoyed the class. I would recommend it to anyone.
Angela, from Brazil
Ela é uma destas poucas professoras que sempre vamos lembrar...
Heléna estimula o aprendizado de uma forma gostosa de estudar, transformando qualquer lição em uma nova descoberta.
Ela prepara sempre suas aulas trazendo coisas diferentes e divertidas pra fazer em classe. Sempre com sua paciência e generosidade com os alunos.
De fato, ela faz o que gosta e podemos sentir isso a cada momento. Na qualidade de suas aulas, na preocupação com os alunos e na disposição pra ajudar seja no que for preciso e possível. Ela é muito mais do que uma professora MARAVILHOSA. Todos que tem aulas com ela percebe o quanto especial ela é.
Sempre alegre, com seus olhos brilhando e transmitindo tanta felicidade e vivacidade. Isso é um pouco da Heléna.
Heléna minha querida, parabéns pelo seu lindo site e por você ter feito minha passagem por Manchester tão especial e marcante.
Muitos beijos e muita sorte.
Oh, how I miss Heléna.
She is one of a kind. For me there are only very few teachers worthy to be remembered, and certainly Helena is one of them.
Heléna stimulates learning with a very particular way that encourages students, and transforms any type of lesson into a new discovery.
She has her classes always well prepared, and always brings new and funny things to do in class. And she always does that very patiently and generously for her students.
In fact, she is passionate about teaching and that can be felt by her students all the time, be it during the classes, when she's worried about her students and also by the motivation that she has to help and support anyone in need.
She is by far much more than a marvellous teacher. Everyone who has ever had the pleasure to study with Helena notices how special she is.
Always cheerful, with her eyes shining and irradiating happiness is just a little description about how you find Helena.
Heléna, my darling, congratulations for your beautiful website and thank you very much for having made my stay in Manchester be so special and remarkable.
Loads of love and the best of luck to you.
Jinthira, from Thailand
"I enjoyed the class and it was really great! My teacher is very good and the lessons were interesting as the teacher has good teaching skills and is friendly. The teacher gives students a lot of opportunity to practice their English in class discussions. I have to thank Helena for the excellent class.”
Lina, from Russia
С самого начала было ясно, что это – творческий и умн ый человек. Хелена всегда настроена на позитив, активна, хорошо организована и очень доброжелательна.
Занятия с ней и полезны, и интересны. Каждый урок продуман до мелочей и отлично подготовлен. При этом остается время и для импровизации, и для живого
общения со студентами. Главное, что Хелена любит и знает свое дело!!! Можно сказать, что у нее дар преподавания!
From the very beginning I remember her as a creative and smart person. She is positive, dynamic, well-organised, friendly and cheerful. Her classes are helpful and interesting. Every lesson is thoroughly planned and well prepared. However there is always time for an impromptu and live, friendly communication. Above all, Helena enjoys teaching and loves her work! She is gifted to be a teacher!
Ambra, from Italy
“Ho passato solo due settimane a Salford con Helena, ma, in questo poco tempo, ho capito che non solo è un'ottima insegnante (ho imparato più da lei in questo breve periodo che non in 7 anni di scuola!) ma è anche una persona simpatica, dolce, sincera, dotata di fantasia e di un'ottimo gusto musicale! Auguro a lei tutto il bene possibile!”
“I spent only two weeks in Salford with Helena, but, in this short time, I understood that not only is she an excellent teacher (I learnt more from her in this short period than I did in 7 years at school!), but she is also a lovely, sweet, sincere person, full of imagination and with a great taste in music. I wish her all the best!”