Become fluent in another language!

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, at the moment all of our courses will be delivered online.

About Piccardo Languages

Piccardo Languages is run by Paola Piccardo, a PhD graduate from La Sapienza University in Rome. Based in Aberdeen, she delivers language courses both face to face and online.

Because we love seeing people improving themselves through language learning, may it be for work or leisure.
We love seeing people becoming better communicators and fulfilling their dreams.
 
Becoming fluent in another language can improve your career path as you are able to interact better with your colleagues abroad. People will appreciate your effort when you talk to them in their native language.
If you know the language of the country you are visiting it makes you feel at home wherever you go and your travel experience is more fulfilling.
Learning a new language can improve your speaking skills and general communication skills as it boosts your confidence, even in your native language.
It opens up new horizons as you are able to move to another country and improve your life.
It makes your travel experience more enjoyable because if you can talk to the locals, it makes you appreciate the culture of the country you are visiting, and it opens up your mind.

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Learn to speak any language online. Skype language lessons with native speaking online language tutors.

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Bespoke language tuition and examination services.

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Enthusiasm in delivering high quality learning experience.

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Why Choose Us?

We offer 1:1, 1:2 and small groups language courses that are fun and informative at the same time.  We are passionate about delivering high-quality language classes for adults and school children.  The languages we teach are Italian, French, Spanish and English.

The courses are for individuals who want to learn a new language from the very beginning and for people who want to improve their existing skills and take them to the next level.
We also offer advanced courses, for those who are keen to become fluent in French, Italian, Spanish or English.

University and School Students also benefit from Piccardo 1:1 language tuition, which gives them additional support for passing their exams (National 5, Scottish Highers, A level).

Corporate learning lessons are also provided to people who need to travel abroad for work.
Courses for busy executives:

  • lunch time classes
  • listening activities that can be prepared while travelling and that can provide discussion topics for the class.
  • intensive courses available
  • key business phrases and business language exercises (elements of business Italian, French and Spanish can be included in a general course if the student is interested).
  • Online classes instead of face to face.
  • Block bookings discounts

The classes are designed to learn the language in a fun way though games for each lesson and online resources such as quizzes or British Council material for beginners. It could last a school year and include help with school homework or exam preparation.

A C1 level of English allows for a full range of functionality at work or in an academic setting. Speaking activities based on specific topics provided by articles or short stories, depending on the level; listening activities, quizzes, puzzles, vocabulary and grammar activities.

This course would consist of informal conversation practice about a specific topic. The student will read an article of interest before the class and the teacher can choose another one too.

The objective of these lessons is to improve formal speaking and writing.  Each student could bring a topic of personal interest to focus on during a lesson, present it briefly to the rest, and start a discussion. After every lesson, students can write about what they learnt, including their own views on the topic. The written exercises will be corrected by the teacher before the class.

This course involves reading a book chosen by the teacher and then during the class the different aspects are discussed, such as vocabulary, idioms, common phrases and expressions.  The students will talk about the story with the teacher and express their opinion.  Each student would need to write down some ideas to bring up during the group discussion.

This course involves watching a movie chosen by the teacher and then during the class the different aspects are discussed, such as vocabulary, idioms, common phrases and expressions. The students will talk about the story with the teacher and express their opinion about the movie.  Each student would need to write down some ideas to bring up during the group discussion.

The courses are delivered via Skype, with a focus on speaking activities, grammar and verbs practice, short sentence translation, reading and comprehension practice, some writing for homework if the student wants to do

Private tuition

Skype classes, 1:1, 1:2 and small groups.
1:1 language tutorials and 1:2 language classes

Learn Online at Your Own Pace

Whatever stage you're at with your chosen language, we will assist you to reach your goals.

Corporate learning

Small groups classes available for corporate learning, both face to face and online.

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