Natalia

Spanish & English tutor

Natalia has a wealth of experience teaching all levels including younger years to Degree, on a 1:1 basis, groups and universities.

She currently heads up a voiceover business which includes radio presenting and dubbing projects for films, commercials, video games and documentaries.

Her impressive list of clients for translation, interpretation and voiceover projects includes Sony, BMG, EMI and Mercury. Her singer songwriters’ list includes clients such as Celine Dion, Westlife, Bonnie Tyler, Natalie Imbruglia, Bon Jovi, Jennifer López, Foo Fighters and Björk.

She’s also translated for Vogue, Canal Plus, the United Nations website and Cisco as well as projects for plays, song lyrics and film scripts.

Her work extends to film production companies such as Netflix, Universal, Columbia, the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as The New York Times, Bloomberg and Iberia Airlines.

She has also contributed to translation for Spanish courses for the BBC, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and the Cannes Festival.

She speaks fluent Spanish, English and Catalan.

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Eleanor

Return to school has been eventful and enjoyable. Her Spanish teacher commented on her progression. She really enjoys her Lessons with Natalia. Thank you, Eleanor

Diane

English tutor

Diane has a BA (Hons) English Literature Degree from the Open University and has Qualified Teacher Status from Bath Spa University. She has taught KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 (GCSE) for English Language and English Literature to Secondary and Primary school pupils in England.

In her capacity as a teacher, she has also specialised in teaching SEN students and has been a Form Tutor responsible for pastoral support. She has coached small groups of students in danger of NEET (never in employment or training) to write CVs, college and apprentice application forms and prepare for interviews.

Diane also heads up residential and online revision courses and intensive sessions for GCSE students approaching exam time.

Diane has been a freelance writer and had her articles published in a variety of different languages. She is native English and speaks intermediate Italian.

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Tamara

Spanish tutor & Assessor

Originally from Madrid and now residing in Cardiff, Tamara is Native Spanish and holds a PhD, a Masters, a PGCE and a Degree, all in the fields of Spanish teaching and education.

Tamara’s teaching experience extends to adults, children, exam-level students and businesses, in a 1:1 setting as well as in group classes, at universities, the Cervantes Institute and private tutoring.

Her teaching career started in Madrid and took her to Poland and Kenya, then later to Bath and Leeds, before settling in Cardiff with her husband and two young children.

Tamara is a qualified DELE Examiner and invigilator and has also taught in Eton College, Windsor, preparing students for their GCSE and A level exams.

She has also published research work and articles on learning for a variety of educational institutions.She speaks fluent Spanish, advanced English and intermediate Polish.

Sophie

I was hesitant when I first started Spanish classes, being a complete beginner and not knowing If I was capable of learning a new language. [MLL] is a great company who are professional and friendly. Big shout out to my fantastic teacher Tamara, who was massively increased my confidence and enthusiasm to learn. Can't go wrong with these guys.

David

French, German & Spanish tutor

Recently retired after 30 years as Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish) at a secondary school in Devon, David has taught thousands of young students and adults. In his academic position, he specialised in teaching French, English, German and Spanish.

As Head of Year in his former school in England, David routinely chaired meetings with parents and a wide range of external agencies. He also mentored trainee teachers launching their future careers.

Additionally, David has TEFL experience and used to lead cultural exchanges with partner schools in France and Germany as well as being a team manager for The Ten Tors Challenge, an annual weekend expedition for teams of young people in Dartmoor, organised by the British Army.

David now lives abroad in Italy having moved to the country in early 2020 with his wife and his dog!

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Lisa

Parent of Tom, studying KS3 French

Tom is thoroughly enjoying his classes and David is obviously as enthusiastic teacher as Tom is a French student - a great match! We are extremely grateful that Tom is able to carry on with his learning, especially with all that is happening in schools at the moment. The fact that he so looks forward to his lessons with David and that he really wants to speak and learn more French, makes me a very happy parent indeed.

Joanne

French & English tutor & Ambassador

Joanne is an accomplished English and French tutor and is also one of our brand ambassadors. Joanne has an impressive 17 years’ experience as a teacher, trainer and learning coach, working across primary and secondary schools, private institutions and online.

Joanne is native English and speaks French, German and Japanese; having lived abroad in France, Japan, Tunisia, Kazakhstan and China.

She has an Honours Degree in French, a PGCE and a multitude of EFL qualifications. Joanne has also been a Curriculum Leader in English, ESOL and Maths.

Most recently, Joanne has been consulting, translating and interpreting for Series 3 of Hanna, in association with Amazon Prime, NBC Universal and Tomorrow Studios, our latest media project.

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Elena

Spanish tutor & Ambassador

Elena is an Ambassador and Spanish Tutor for My Language Lab, Elena was the first tutor to start with us! Originally from Elche in the region of Alicante in the southeast of Spain, she has a Degree in Translation and Interpretation and a Masters in Teaching English in Secondary Schools. Elena has also completed a Teacher in Training course at the Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ies Ramón Llull in Valencia. After completing her postgraduate studies, Elena moved to the UK and tutored students in our Cardiff centre before returning to Spain to be closer to her family.

Elena is native Spanish and speaks Advanced English and Intermediate German.

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Gareth

During my time with Elena, I always looked forward to her classes. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. Every class I attended, she always made fun and engaging… Elena's style of teaching makes you want to improve and progress. I felt I made significant progress with my Spanish.

Teresa

Spanish Tutor & Ambassador

Teresa has an impressive array of qualifications and experience in teaching. She holds an Honours Degree and MA in History, an MA in International Relations, an MA in Theology and an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.

She's currently studying Education and International Development at UCL. She completed her Undergraduate Traineeship at The Spanish Ministry of Defence in Valencia.

Prior to teaching, Teresa was a tutor in Dubai and an Education Coordinator for an NGO in Senegal. She also taught Spanish and History at a co-ed international residential school in Hampshire.

Teresa is highly passionate about voluntary work, which has led her to working with Innocence in Danger in Switzerland which involved the organization of a UN panel in association with the Human Rights Council Social Forum and an NGO in Lebanon and a project in the Pyrenees.

She speaks Spanish and Italian, advanced English, intermediate French and intermediate Italian.

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Cristina

Spanish tutor & Ambassador

Originally from Madrid, Cristina first taught Spanish in our Cardiff centre. During her time there, she taught children and adults, both at Cardiff Montessori School as well as several primary schools. She then taught children, adults, exam-level students and businesses, both face-to-face and online.

Cristina has a Postgraduate and Master's degree in Spanish as a second language and was awarded a scholarship in 2019 as a visiting Spanish Postgraduate Lecturer at San Diego State University, where she currently lives. She also has a Degree in Teacher Training and completed an internship at EnClave-ELE, a Spanish independent publishers based in Madrid.

Cristina has worked as a Primary School Teacher in various schools in Madrid and Slovenia.

She speaks native Spanish, fluent English and conversational French.

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Neil

I've had excellent tuition from Cristina over the last year by Skype, which has improved my Spanish enormously. The scheduling and lessons have been very flexible, which has worked really well to fit in with my own busy schedule.

Marina

Spanish tutor

Marina holds a Degree in Psycho-pedagogy and a Degree in Primary School Teaching, specialising in foreign languages, from the University of Huelva in Spain. Her roles span from Primary School Teacher to Nursery Nurse, Group Leader and International Volunteer Program Leader, in Spain, London and the Czech Republic.

Marina has a background in teaching and education in schools, nurseries and private tutoring groups. Prior to starting with us, she was teaching in a Primary School and nursery teaching children Spanish through the popular Montessori Teaching method.

She also spent some time living in London working as a Nursery Nurse before moving to Cardiff where she lived for 5 years.

She teaches for us from her hometown in Spain.

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Ruth

I have been speaking Spanish badly for about 20 years and decided to finally take the plunge to sort my grammar out! MLL were recommended to me, and I am delighted with my progress so far. I take weekly classes online and my teacher is in Southern Spain and a perfect match. Classes are flexibly arranged to suit my requirements. We combine learning through conversation with grammar and homework. It’s the first time in years I have used my Spanish regularly without travelling, and although the road may be long to correct years of “I can be understood”, I am enjoying the opportunity to finally start getting it right more often! Thank you Drew for understanding my request and providing a great teacher in Marina!

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73%

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28,000+ hours taught

3 in 4

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Safah

English Tutor

Safah is a bright young individual who has almost completed her BA Degree in Politics at Manchester University. She has experience of tutoring younger pupils on British exam boards such as AQA and Edexcel. She specialises in teaching English Language and English Literature from younger years, through to to KS2, KS3, GCSE and A level.

Safah is a cover supervisor teacher and also tutors children on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) scheme supporting pupils who need to fill in learning gaps and improve their confidence. She also experience of teaching the English syllabus in primary and secondary schools as well as for a private tutoring company locally in her hometown and online.

Safah is a student ambassador at university and runs homework clubs and delivers workshops to local schools and Sixth Forms about higher education topics.

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English Tutor
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Camille Chandran

French Tutor

Camille recently graduated with an MA in Education, Gender and International Development from University College London (UCL).

Prior to this, she graduated with a BA in International Relations from The University of Geneva, Switzerland.

She has experience of tutoring 1:1 students and group classes to learners of all ages, from children and exam students to adult learners and business professionals.

Camille currently teaches her students from the Alps and speaks native French, fluent English and basic Spanish, Italian and Tamil.

Camille

French Tutor
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Laura Ferrara

Italian Tutor

Originally from Naples in Italy, Laura tutors Italian to students of all levels and purposes. Laura has recently graduated with an MA in Translation and Interpreting from Swansea University and now resides in her hometown in Italy.

Her Italian translation experience ranges from Journalism and Politics to the Environment and Healthcare.

Laura speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Arabic.

Laura

Italian Tutor
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Audrey Pergod

French Tutor

Audrey has a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and specialises in tutoring KS2, KS3, GCSE and A level tuition.

She has taught French, Spanish, and English at all levels in secondary school as well as in her native France.

Audrey is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and now specialises in preparing students for GCSEs and A-levels as well as common entrance exams and students applying for the Eton Kings Scholarship Exam.

Audrey

French Tutor
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Alicia Lischinsky

Spanish Tutor

Alicia is a qualified teacher and was formerly Assistant Director of Studies at one of Britain’s best-known language schools. Originally from Argentina and a Spanish and English Bilingual national, she has been teaching Spanish and English and working as a translator since 1987. She has lived and worked in Argentina, Spain and the US.

Alicia

Spanish Tutor
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David Taylor

French, German & Spanish Tutor

Recently retired after 30 years as Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish) at a secondary school in Devon, David has taught thousands of young students and adults. In his academic position, he specialised in teaching French, English, German and Spanish.

As Head of Year in his former school in England, David routinely chaired meetings with parents and a wide range of external agencies. He also mentored trainee teachers launching their future careers.

Additionally, David has TEFL experience and used to lead cultural exchanges with partner schools in France and Germany as well as being a team manager for The Ten Tors Challenge, an annual weekend expedition for teams of young people in Dartmoor, organised by the British Army.

David now lives abroad in Italy having moved to the country in early 2020 with his wife and his dog!

David

French, German & Spanish Tutor
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Cristina García Cañadas

Spanish Tutor & Ambassador

Cristina is a Native Spanish Tutor and specialises in online tuition for My Language Lab.  She was awarded a scholarship in 2019 and is a visiting Spanish Postgraduate Lecturer at San Diego State University.

Originally from Spain’s capital Madrid, Cristina first taught Spanish in our Cardiff centre. During her time there, she taught children and adults, both at Cardiff Montessori School as well as several primary schools. She then taught children, adults, exam-level students and businesses, both face-to-face and online.

Cristina speaks native Spanish, fluent English and conversational French.

Cristina

Spanish Tutor & Ambassador
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Natalia Farran

Spanish & English Tutor

Natalia has a BA (Hons) Degree in Spanish and Drama from the University of London and is also TEFL qualified.

She has a wealth of experience in translation, interpretation, voiceover projects, especially during her time in Madrid. Her impressive list of clients includes global record companies Sony Music, BMG, EMI and Mercury. Her singer songwriters’ list includes clients such as Celine Dion, Westlife, Bonnie Tyler, Natalie Imbruglia, Bon Jovi, Jennifer López, Foo Fighters and Björk, amongst others.

Her written translation clients include Johnson & Johnson, Vogue, Canal Plus, the United Nations website and Cisco as well as projects for plays, song lyrics and film scripts.

Her work also extends to film production companies such as Netflix, Universal, Columbia, the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as The New York Times, Bloomberg and Iberia Airlines.

She has also contributed to translation for Spanish courses for the BBC, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and the Cannes Festival.

Natalia

Spanish & English Tutor
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Marina Rodriguez García

Spanish Tutor

Marina has a background in teaching and education in schools, nurseries and private tutoring group. Prior to starting with us, Marina was a Primary School Teacher and a Psycho-pedagogy professional (a combination of two main branches of study: Pedagogy and Psychology).

She holds two Degrees from University of Huelva in Spain and has taught in her native Spain as well as our centre in Cardiff (where she spent 5 years), London and the Czech Republic. Her roles span from Primary School Teacher to Nursery Nurse, Group Leader and International Volunteer Program Leader.

Marina

Spanish Tutor
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Teresa Pallarés Ramos

Spanish Tutor & Ambassador

Teresa's education and teaching experience is highly concentrated in Spanish, International Relations and voluntary work. She has an impressive array of Degrees and MA’s from both her native Spain as well as Sweden and London and is currently studying Education and International Development at UCL.

Teresa speaks native Spanish and Italian, advanced English, intermediate French and intermediate Italian.

Teresa

Spanish Tutor & Ambassador
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Diane La Gambina

English Tutor

Diane is currently an online English Teacher to students who are adult learners as well as KS3, GCSE and A level students. She tutors students of all levels and specialises in distance learning online classes. Her students are learning 1:1 and also in small groups and are a combination of EFL learners and those studying up to A level English Language and Literature. She also leads English GCSE and A level revision courses, either residential in England or online.

Diane

English Tutor
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Joanne

French, German & English Tutor

Joanne is an accomplished English and French tutor and is also one of our brand ambassadors. Joanne has an impressive 18 years’ experience as a teacher, trainer and learning coach, working across primary and secondary schools, private institutions and online.

Joanne is native English and speaks fluent French and upper intermediate German and Japanese; having lived abroad in France, Japan, Tunisia, Kazakhstan and China.

She has an Honours Degree in French, a PGCE and a multitude of EFL qualifications. Joanne has also been a Curriculum Leader in English, ESOL and Maths.

Most recently, Joanne has been consulting, translating and interpreting for Series 3 of Hanna, in association with Amazon Prime, NBC Universal and Tomorrow Studios, our latest media project.

Joanne

French, German & Spanish Tutor
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Tamara Hidalgo-Froilán

Tamara Hidalgo-Froilán

Originally from Madrid and now residing in Cardiff, Tamara is Native Spanish and holds a PhD, a Masters, a PGCE and a Degree, all in the fields of Spanish teaching and education.

Tamara’s teaching experience extends to adults, children, exam-level students and businesses, in a 1:1 setting as well as in group classes, at universities, the Cervantes Institute and private tutoring.

Her teaching career started in Madrid and took her to Poland and Kenya, then later to Bath and Leeds, before settling in Cardiff with her husband and two young children.

Tamara is a qualified DELE Examiner and invigilator and has also taught in Eton College, Windsor, preparing students for their GCSE and A level exams.

She has also published research work and articles on learning for a variety of educational institutions.

She speaks fluent Spanish, advanced English and intermediate Polish.

Tamara

Spanish Tutor & Assessor

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