About Us

Welcome to the Language Centre in Newcastle

 We are a Community Interest Company working IN the Community, FOR the Community.


TLC  offers the largest provision of language courses in the centre of Newcastle, for anyone interested in learning a new language, brushing up on forgotten skills or just keeping up and developing their proficiency.

We offer courses from beginners to very advanced students, taught by experienced native speakers or teachers who have spent part of their lives in one of the countries where the language is spoken.

We believe that communication should be at the heart of learning so our classes focus on speaking, understanding, pronunciation and cultural awareness. However, syntax, grammar, reading and writing are just as important and will be integrated in the coursework.

As quality is paramount for TLC, our programmes are based on the European Language Framework for European and non-European languages – these benchmarks are recognised worldwide.

We run programmes throughout the year, even in the summer. Our main programme is based on a three term cycle (parts 1, 2 and 3 as advertised) but you can start any time you wish.

Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish are amongst the languages we offer. More languages will be introduced if the demand is sufficient.

Our ESOL courses focus on communication and will prepare you for life in the UK and for external examinations. They are run by native speakers, professional teachers of English.

We also offer a Training Programme for Primary School Teachers who will start to teach languages as part of the new curriculum.


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We specialise in bespoke and off-the-peg programmes for Businesses

Language and Business Etiquette courses available in various languages.

Professional Interpreting and translation service

For details of any of the above services check our Business page  http://tlcnewcastle.co.uk/corporate/