Kate Maria Languages is a language academy based in Petersfield, offering bespoke tuition, courses and exam preparation via online and in-person classes.
We specialise in Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian, and offer a total of 32 languages for GCSE, A-Level and adult learners.
We work in partnership with families, schools and colleges to promote the study of language, making qualifications accessible to learners in Petersfield and around the UK.
I'm a linguist from Petersfield, Hampshire UK and a former student at The Petersfield School and Alton College.
I studied Medieval and Modern Languages at St John's College, Oxford, and started my teaching career as Lecturer of English for the Government of Andorra in 2008. Since then, I have tutored private clients around Europe, as well as lecturing in schools and colleges.
Having lived in southern Spain for 10 years, in 2019 I returned to Petersfield to set up a dedicated language centre. My team of tutors and I can help you set clear objectives for your language learning and make sure that you achieve them.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you reach your goals.
Achieve your language learning goals with a private course designed just for you.
We teach Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French and English via Zoom, with lessons tailored to your learning style and objectives.
Lessons are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.
We can enter you for GCSE and A-Level qualifications in a range of languages, too, with access to 8 exam centres around the UK.
Whether you're learning a language for travel, leisure, careers or studying for a qualification, we can help you to reach your objectives.
Our courses are designed for small groups of up to 6 participants to ensure a fun and productive learning environment for everyone.
Courses take place regularly for Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Learners of all ages and levels are welcome.
How can we help you?
Learning with Us
We offer fun, interactive and highly effective language courses that will help you reach your goals. Choose a group course or private lessons, or study for a qualification in one of the 27 languages we offer.
If you are learning a language for real-world conversation, we encourage you to immerse yourself in your target language at every opportunity. With this in mind, we design complimentary special events to support your learning, such as this live Flamenco concert and lecture from Madrid.
We enter private candidates for British academic qualifications. We also offer full GCSE and A-Level courses in European languages through our online academy. Fast-track and flexible course options are available, so you can work at your own pace and gain a qualification to showcase your skills. In 2021, 100% of our A-Level students achieved the highest grade (A*).
We offer tailored language courses to make sure you reach your goals. Your personalised Course Pack includes a set of vocabulary cards, which can be posted out to you. You can also choose to receive your vocabulary pack in the Quizlet app, which offers interactive games, quizzes and activities to test and improve your knowledge.
A good understanding of verbs is absolutely essential for your communication skills. Our tutors can share tips and ideas on the most effective ways to learn them. We can also give you activities and practice tasks tailored for your specific objectives and designed to suit your own personal learning style.
Learning something new in your target language is a great way to boost confidence and practice your communication skills in real-world contexts. Why not challenge yourself to join a cooking class with a chef who speaks your target language, take a guided tour of a favourite art gallery, or take part in a fitness class with a native-speaking personal trainer? We can organise these experiences for you to make your language learning journey real, meaningful and personally rewarding.
Although we are all learning via Zoom at the moment, our classrooms are dog-friendly so you're welcome to bring your pooch along to in-person lessons when they restart! Here's Dexter catching up with the Spanish news.
We are proud to partner with @onetreeplanted to plant trees in Spain and Brazil. One Tree Planted is a non-profit organisation dedicated to global reforestation, restoring biodiversity and animal habitats. From September 2021, for every language class you take with us, a tree will be planted in the Basque Country or in the Amazon Rainforest.
Our Italian-language newsletter focuses on positive news stories from around the world. Whichever language you're learning, we can help you find high-quality content and authentic resources.