Hello and a very warm welcome to our website!
We’re Matthew and Michael Youlden, two identical twin brothers with ginger beards with a passion for all things languages. Languages have shaped our entire lives, from our attempt to learn Spanish at the grand old age of 8 armed solely with a phrasebook and mini dictionary to majoring in linguistics and translation studies at University to working as instructors, language consultants and e-learning experts.
Hailing from Manchester, England, you’d think that we live for tea and scones but, to be honest, we’re not really big fans of either. Languages are what make us get up in the morning (and coffee, or a mug of Cadbury's hot chocolate!)! In fact, we’ve spent the last 25 years dedicating our lives to them. And we’d like to share our love for them with you.
With over 15 years of professional experience in the language industry, from translation and interpreting to second language instruction and acquisition, from accent coaching to subtitling films, from bilingual education for pre-schoolers to linguistics seminars for undergraduates; if there’s something with ‘languages’ written on it, you bet we’ve done it! Wondering if the faces look familiar? Chances are you’ve already seen us on your computer or television screen. To see a selection of where and what we’ve been up to, check out our In the Media section here.
Човекът е толкова пъти човек, колкото езика знае
The more languages you know, the more of a person you are
We see the decision to learn another language like the beginning of an adventure. Like the gateway to a whole new world. Drawing upon our own methods of learning together and a wealth of experience at all levels of teaching, we strongly believe that everyone is able to learn not just one additional language but many more and it is our mission to make that happen. If you’re interested in learning a language or going back to one you’ve previously studied, or would like to know about how you can start learning a new language right now, drop us a line to see what we can do for you or check out how we can get you the utmost out of your language adventure!
When we’re not teaching languages we’re learning them, anywhere and anytime. So come on in and join us on our - and your - language journey!