Read up on the basics

In this section you'll find lots of useful info to help you decide if a Chris Polatch language course is for you!

Find out how long it will take you to get to a good level.

Read our notes on what course materials we recommend.

Get your head round language level descriptions.

Learn more about our team of teachers.

Find out more about Chris Polatch.

Understand what is meant by 1:1, 2:1 and mini-groups.


Private language courses in London and throughout the UK

We offer private French lessons in London, private Spanish lessons in London, private German lessons in London, private Italian lessons in London, private English lessons in London. We also offer tailored private courses in French, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in all the major cities of the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh. We also offer courses in smaller towns and villages throughout the country.



“I find 1:1 teaching ideal as the course is focused on what I want to achieve.”

Andy Coulson, Director, St Giles Insurance & Finance Services Limited
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  • French, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Mandarin, Portuguese
  • 12 hours minimum booking
  • Prices start at £37.00/hour
  • Lessons at your home or office
  • Priority on speaking and understanding
  • Postpone lessons without losing them (min 2 days notice)
  • One-to-one, two-to-one OR
  • Small groups (you make the group: your colleagues / friends)
  • Ongoing support from our office

Case studies

Read about people's experiences with Chris Polatch language courses in our language course case studies section.