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UPDATE: We are offering in-person lessons again in our offices in central London; however, we will still be running some online courses. Please check our course list or email us at and we will give you more information.


About us

Esther and Lucio

Lingua Diversa Group was formed in 2002 by two experienced language teachers, Esther Sahagun and Lucio Daniele, and has expanded ever since.

We offer group courses and tailor-made one-to-one lessons in Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian-Portuguese, Russian, English and Chinese.



"Lingua Diversa Group is by far the best language school in London. I have been studying Spanish with their teachers over the last 3 years and continue to not only receive superior service but more importantly, I can now speak fluent Spanish."

David Pannepacker
Director, Deutsche Bank

Contact us

Lingua Diversa Group at Conway Hall

We are based in central London, Holborn WC1A 1LT. Find us on the MAP and use our online form to contact us specifying which language you are interested in or email us.

If you are a qualified language teacher and would like to work with us please send us your CV and we will contact you.

Language courses in Holborn

Lunchtime courses

Lunchtime courses in Holborn

If you work or live around the Holborn area this is your chance to use your lunchtime in a different way. Come to our office in Holborn to learn Spanish, Italian, French, German or Brazilian-Portuguese!

These lessons only last 1 hour and the fee is £160 for 11 weeks and 170 for 12 weeks.

Evening courses

Spanish, Italian, Brazilian, German courses in London

We organise evening group courses in our offices in central London, Holborn, with maximum 10 students in each group. We offer Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian.

We run three terms a year. Lessons start at 6pm or 7.35pm and last 1.5 hours. Our autumn term will start week beginning 16 September and will run for 12 weeks.

Taster lessons

Spanish, Italian, German, Brazilian-Portuguese taster lessons

We offer you once a month a taster lesson for beginners in Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and German for just £10!

Each lesson lasts 1 hour. You will learn some basic questions and answers through interesting and fun activities. To find out about our next dates please visit the links above or email us.

Learn a new language

Spanish lessons

Spanish lessons in London

Did you know? With over 400 million native speakers Spanish is the second most popular language in the world.

If you want to learn from scratch or brush up your Spanish language skills we have the right course for you. We provide Spanish lessons from beginner to advanced level either one to one or in a group.

Italian lessons

Italian lessons central London

Did you know? Italy has 20 regions and each region has its own dialect.

Study Italian in one of our groups at our premises in Holborn at lunchtime or in the evening. If you prefer you can also have one to one lessons with one of our Italian tutors at your office or house anytime Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 8pm.

Portuguese lessons

brazilian portuguese lessons london

Did you know? Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries.

Brazilian Portuguese lessons in central London with qualified native Brazilian teachers, face to face individual tuition and group courses. We also offer lessons via Skype.
European Portuguese one to one lessons are also available.

German lessons

German lessons in London

Did you know? The German word "Rat" means "advice".

Learn German with Lingua Diversa Group with our weekly German evening courses or more intensive one to one lessons, or come and try one of our German language "tasters" for just £10!

French lessons

French lessons central London

Did you know? It is estimated that over 40% of all English words have a French origin.

Join one of our French group courses in Holborn or study at your own pace with more flexible one to one lessons with a qualified native French teacher.

Russian lessons

Russian lessons london

Did you know? In Russian the verb "to be" is not used when speaking in the present tense.

Whether you are learning Russian for business purposes or for travelling we have the right Russian tutor for you. Lessons can take place in our offices or at your premises.

English lessons

English lessons in London

Did you know? The neutral vowel (also called "schwa") is the most used sound in English.

We offer general English courses and English lessons for business people. We also have packages for overseas students with English courses and accommodation.

Other languages

Catalan, Chinese, Japanese, Polish lessons

We also offer one to one lessons in Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Polish either in our offices in Holborn or at your premises.

Other languages are available on request.

Other locations

Spanish and Italian lessons Manchester, Brighton, Leeds

Lingua Diversa Group offers Spanish and Italian lessons in Brighton, Leeds and Manchester. We will be adding other locations in the near future.

Please contact us for more information.

Online language resources

Free Italian lesson

Free Italian beginner lesson

On this page you can learn the basics in Italian, such as the alphabet, the numbers, how to introduce yourself in Italian and ask name, nationality etc.

There are listening activities and some exercises to check your progress.

Learn a word a day

learn Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German

With this online language tool you can learn one word a day in Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and German.

You can listen to the correct pronunciation of the word and listen to a couple of sentences in which it is used. You will also find online dictionaries.

Mi Vida Loca

Mi Vida Loca

Students of Lingua Diversa Group participated in the BBC free online Spanish course for beginners, winner of the BAFTA AWARD 2009 for the INTERACTIVE INNOVATION CATEGORY.
To see Esther and her students in action and to start learning Spanish click below

"Lingua Diversa Group is by far the best language school in London. I have been studying Spanish with their teachers over the last 3 years and continue to not only receive superior service, but more importantly, I can now speak fluent Spanish. You cannot find a better service in London at such competitive price."

David Pannepacker - Director, Deutsche Bank

"Our Italian teacher is wonderful - flexible, considerate and encouraging. I am very pleased with the service and will certainly continue improving my language skills with Lingua Diversa Group. Lessons are always planned to include the right balance of interaction and theory. Highly recommended."

Eleanor Etherington - Travel Consulant, ACFEA Tour Consultants

"The Spanish course has been excellent and I think my teacher is great. She is very good at making us pronounce the words correctly, explaining things and I feel the pace of the class itself is spot on. She actively tells us what we will cover the following week, so when I missed a class because of illness, I was able to continue at home and double check my understanding of it all at the next class."

Tracey Scott - IM Training Manager, London Underground TFL

"I find that the teacher is very alert to the needs of the students. She is always encouraging us to practise our Spanish and is a great motivator. The handouts she provides at the classes are very well prepared and always interesting. I have enjoyed this course as the mix of people are just right."

Myrtle Scannell - Bank of England

"Lingua Diversa Group is a thoroughly professional and reliable organisation. I have studied French with one of their tutors for the past two years and it has been an enjoyable experience. I have improved my spoken French as well as learning a lot about France."

Lucinda Glyn - St Vincents Family Support Centre

"I am very happy with my Brazilian-Portuguese course, we do a lot of communicative activities, that is what all students want during a language lesson. The course content is flexible and the group works very well together. I would definitely recommend it."

Cathrin Boerstinghaus

"Having just completed the Spanish beginners level course with Lingua Diversa I can thoroughly recommend their services. I have no natural aptitude for languages but am now able to communicate in restaurants, bars shops etc. The teaching is very relaxed and friendly and you progress quite quickly because of the small nature of the groups so the teacher can focus on areas you find difficult."

Kirsty Rogerson - Jones Day