The Language Hub operates as a Community Interest Company for the local community in Glasgow. The mission of our social enterprise is to provide innovative and creative learning opportunities that promote interculturalism and enable cultural exchange for individuals and communities.
We offer innovative, exciting and affordable language classes and events for children and adults from various language backgrounds starting at the age of six months.
All of our teachers are native speakers, and to ensure the best results, our classes comprise of no more than eight children or ten adults. Small classes and groups enable us to support individual needs in detail.
We offer an English and foreign language children’s bookshop stocked with new and preloved books. These are also available on eBay and Amazon via our online shops. Our recycled craft items made from unwanted or damaged books are available on Etsy. Also check out our coffee shop with play and reading corner for your little ones.
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Michèle Gordon (director)
Michèle grew up in Germany with her Scottish father and German mother — the best combination ever … at least according to her parents. She holds a degree in History, English, German as a Foreign Language, and Adult Education from the University of Trier, Germany.
Her bilingual upbringing shaped her career path in language teaching and she has taught at primary and secondary schools, and in several adult education institutions in Germany and Australia. She now has two bilingual children of her own. Her background finally inspired Michèle to set up the hub in 2011 as she aimed to make language learning and bilingual support more accessible to children in Glasgow.
Michèle looks after the hub’s children’s language learning services, the bilingual support programme, the English reading and learning programme, and the bookshop.
Access to a second language—either in the home, or in the classroom—is a special gift that will bring benefits throughout an individual’s life.
Call Michèle on 07505 144 476
Andrea Wieler (director)
Andrea is from Zurich, Switzerland and is a native speaker of German. She is fluent in Italian and English, but can also speak French, Spanish, and has basic knowledge of British Sign Language and Farsi.
A fully-qualified teacher, Andrea’s career began in 2004 when she taught in a language school in Italy while also studying for a degree in Literature and Linguistics at the University of Bologna. She holds an MSc in Translation and Interpreting from Heriot-Watt University, and has just finished her Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the Open University.
Andrea joined the hub as a partner in 2016 and oversees the hub’s adult learning programme, cultural events, and training workshops.
Anyone can learn a language… We have all done it with our mother tongue.
Call Andrea on 07397 987 499
The hub is supported by a lovely team of professional language teachers, all of whom are native speakers of different languages who have made Glasgow their home. They are Samira, Ana, Maite and Daniel from Spain, Alberta and Marianna from Italy, Megann, Fanny and Pauline from France, Nicole from Belgium, Carolin and Jessie from Germany, Paula from the Netherlands, Yulia from Russia, Marta from Poland, Geng from China, Menan from Egypt, Mafalda from Portugal, Dorottya from Hungary, Julia from Finland and Baryab who is our Urdu speaker.