About Languages & More

LANGUAGES & MORE
a Boutique language school in the North of Spain 

Languages  & More
..is a boutique language school, located in a beautiful country house, in the middle of a small village in rural northern Spain, yet very close (20 min. drive) to Santander, the capital of the province. Adults and seniors can learn the Spanish language in a personal atmosphere, and experience the Spanish culture and way-of-life. Anke, the owner, her Spanish husband, her two teenagers and a team of experienced, highly qualified freelance teachers, will help you get a unique experience.

tailor-made Spanish classes
Whatever your reason for studying Spanish, our lessons are fully customized to your individual needs and objectives. Our teachers are 100% dedicated to your progress, and will adapt the lessons to your personal learning style and pace. Some lessons may take place on the veranda, in the local shops, bars or at a market. In your free time you can explore the absolutely stunning region of Cantabria, or do any of the activities on offer locally or organized by Languages & More.

more than the Spanish language
However, at Languages & More we wish to do more than just teaching you the Spanish language. It is our aim to make you familiar with Spanish customs, the Spanish way-of-life and Spanish traditions, and where possible let you experience it. We strongly believe that to know a language well, you have to understand the culture of the people. The personal attention you will be getting at Languages & More is one of our unique selling points.

come with your partner or group of friends
If you would like to come with a partner, friend, colleague or family, we are happy to teach you all (together or separately).

OUR TEACHERS ARE: 

  • enthusiastic and dedicated
  • committed  to  your  progress
  • understanding  of  your difficulties
  • highly qualified, motivated and experienced
  • able to motivate you and build up your confidence
  • Spanish  native  or  at  least  Spanish  native  speaking
  • fluent in at least one other language – English, German, French or Dutch

OUR MISSION IS: 

  • to have highly satisfied students
  • who have gained valuable experience of learning Spanish
  • within an atmosphere of Spanish culture and way-of-life.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Background
Anke is the director of Languages & More. She is Dutch, and her childhood was in the Netherlands and Germany. Following her A-levels in Germany, she moved to The Hague to take a BA in Business Administration in Hospitality Management. Her traineeships took her to Germany, France and the Netherlands.  After graduating she followed an international management career in  the areas of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, and got herself a Masters in Marketing and Sales.

Experience in learning languages
Having lived and worked in five European countries, Anke definitely  knows a thing or two about learning languages! She has been living in Spain for more than 20 years and speaks native Spanish (as well as English, Dutch and German) and high-level French.

Change of career
In order to combine work and motherhood she changed careers and studied for language teaching certificates. Anke started working as a freelance teacher, in language academies as well as at the University of Cantabria.

A dream come true
With her passion for languages, she made a dream come true by starting her own language school; Languages & More. Anke counts with the support of her family as well as a team of experienced, highly qualified freelance teachers. It is their aim to provide you with a unique experience of learning the Spanish language and experiencing the Spanish culture and way-of-life, in the absolutely stunning region of Cantabria.

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