Learn what to say, say what you learn!

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Who are we?

I am an enthusiastic linguist who loves getting others to speak in French and Spanish. I have taught these languages up to A level for over twenty years, and am a published author and an examiner for a national exam board.


After developing the innovative speed-dating technique nearly three years ago, I have never looked back... the conversation groups are really fun!


Having lived in both France and Spain, I know the countries very well in terms of geography, customs and culture and love going back to visit.




Angela Luke


Founder of LivelyLanguages

and runs the Farnham, Elstead, Godalming, Guildford and Petersfield groups

Soy profesor especialista de español como lengua extranjera. He desarrollado gran parte de mi carrera profesional en el extranjero (Londres y Dublín) en el mundo de la comunicación y el márketing. Como padre de 3 hijos siempre he estado muy involucrado en los sistemas y metodologías de adquisición de segundas y terceras lenguas.


Desde hace 4 años me dedico a la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera dirijo varios grupos de conversación en Madrid.

Lynne Burnham


Runs the Reigate and Redhill groups

I grew up with a fascination with languages as my grandfather was Gibraltarian and would often say a few words in Spanish to me. Whilst studying Spanish and French at university, I took a job as a tour guide in Europe and ended up spending a summer in Lake Garda after I was told "you speak Spanish and French, you'll soon pick up Italian"! Good job I took the job because nearly all my subsequent jobs on leaving University required me to speak Italian!


I have a particular interest in regional accents and love trying to guess the Spanish region someone comes from.

José Valbuena


Responsable para los grupos de conversación en Madrid

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