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Travel, speak, connect. Languages with confidence.

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Learning a language for life

Learning a second language with Speak Out is nothing like being back in your school classroom.


Our flagship programme for beginners in French, Italian, Spanish or German is designed to give you all the practical language you would need for a trip abroad. Lesson topics include meeting people, travelling, speaking to waiters, asking for directions, medical needs, and more. By the end of the course, you will have the tools you need to travel confidently.


For non-beginners, our courses focus from the outset on building confidence to speak with as much fluency as possible.


Developing new language skills with Speak Out Languages is a friendly and flexible way of learning and it is never too late to gain new skills and develop your confidence.


Whether you have more time on your hands, wish to take up a new hobby or refresh any rusty language skills, or simply feel more capable when abroad, book into one of our fun and friendly language courses today.

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Learning a language for work


Our world has never been more global. Moving forward in the business world can be as simple as picking up new language skills. Whether you want to communicate with colleagues, need to stand out in the job market, or want to make new connections around the world, Speak Out Languages has developed specialised business courses that are fast, enjoyable and effective.


We have several options for busy professionals including a summer intensive course that takes just one week to complete. Business courses specific to your organisation will be put together following an initial in-depth consultation.  And we also provide Lunchtime Languages, classes designed to fit around your current daily routine. Just 45 minutes is enough time to give you all the practical support and tuition you need - all before breakfast or during your lunch break! Contact us now to find out how you can fit a Speak Out course into your lifestyle.

Why you should choose Speak Out


Speaking a foreign language with confidence is easier than you think. Whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, our lessons have helped over a thousand students learn a new language in a way that is easy, friendly, and relaxed.


Speak Out is an Edinburgh-based language school founded in 2012. We specialise in French, German, Spanish, and Italian courses that focus on practical and useful communication, rather than on written exercises and exams. Our teachers are hand-picked to give you the best quality teaching.


Unlike a mobile app, our teachers believe that there are no right and wrong answers.  Communication is key.  We will help guide your progress and provide useful, personal feedback. While apps can be helpful, they are generic and focused on correcting errors. At Speak Out, we know that effective communication is about confidence, not formulas. We use conversation to build your skills and you can learn more about our methods in this video.

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Our success stories


We’ve worked with learners of all ages and experience levels. Don’t just take our word for it. Trust our success stories like Joanna and Alison.


I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this course! There was a great atmosphere in our group and we laughed every week, I really looked forward to my Monday nights! You’ve managed to combine group teaching with a tailored individual experience. You are very much in tune with exactly what level each person is at and carefully challenge everyone accordingly. Thank you.

Joanna Mitchell, Edinburgh


I found myself wondering why French wasn't taught like this at school.

Alison Woolerton, Edinburgh

What to expect


Our skilled teachers offer both block courses and private lessons.  We're delighted that the majority of our courses are now back face-to-face in our cosy language centre in Great King Street. And we continue to offer online courses too.


Learn a future skill today. Make sure to call or email if you’re not a beginner so we can find the best class for you. Have any questions? We’ll get back to you pronto!

Contact us to find out your language level and book a class.

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