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Founder and director Anne-Marie Martiny (standing in the centre wearing red and black) with her Langues sur Mesure colleagues.
A bespoke language school that makes learning enjoyable and easy Travelling abroad on business, moving to another country and becoming an expat, trying to learn the language of an important new business partner… all these situations come with many challenges related to language skills. Langues sur Mesure is one of the fastest growing language schools in Luxembourg with a method focusing on the level and learning style of the students. TEXT: HARUN OSMANOVIC | PHOTOS: LANGUES SUR MESURE
Anne-Marie Martiny who founded the school over ten years ago, comes from a more medical background with training in speech-language pathology, the methods of which she has adapted to the learning of a foreign tongue. Today the school offers classes in French, German, Luxembourguish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and many others.
past ten years is that she made sure that the students of Langues sur Mesure are not just numbers in a system. They are tested, evaluated and their particular cases are taken into consideration when the programme is created, and this is something all the companies want to hear.
“During our classes,” says Martiny, “we have noticed that many expats had problems adapting to the local culture; this is why an important part of our teaching focuses on the specific cultural aspects of living in that country.”
Recently, realising that people learn faster when they like a class, its subject and atmosphere, Martiny has built programmes of the most cordial kind. “We have organised themed conversation classes, usually occurring over lunch for ninety minutes, allowing students to speak freely and practise while having fun.”
One of the reasons why Martiny’s school has been successful and grown over the
The school Langues sur Mesure also offers immersion days during which Martiny takes
students on a field trip, to France or to Germany where education and fun coexist. “We have had the chance of visiting Nancy with students and they loved it because visiting museums and learning about the arts and history of a region gives another dimension to the language; ultimately learning becomes easier and faster,” she concludes. No matter what your level is, and what your goals are, Langues sur Mesure has many colours on its palette and just as many approaches for its students. www.langues-sur-mesure.com
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