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Millions of people in the UK and across the world have successfully learned to speak a new language using the Linguaphone method. As a world leading provider of language training courses, and with over 100 years of experience, we can provide the right language course to suit your needs.

The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:

  • You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
  • You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.

Speaking a language is an active skill - something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak the new language during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone course, you will have a thorough understanding of the language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.

  • How to choose the right course

The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.

Listening to native speakers in your new language is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native speakers on all Linguaphone courses begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.

By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.

Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone`s method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.

In each of our languages, Linguaphone offers you a choice of up to five different types of self-study course. Each course option has unique features to suit your preferred learning style and is tailored to help you achieve the level you want. 

Although each language course has its own detailed page in this website, here is a quick guide to the different course options:


1. Linguaphone Complete Courses (Beginner to Advanced levels)

These are the flagship courses in the Linguaphone range and are the right choice if you really want to understand a language thoroughly and use it for work or an extended period abroad interacting with native speakers on a regular basis. Suitable for beginners, they are a real alternative to taking classes and will have you speaking, reading and writing your target language in no time.

Available in the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Thai, English, Japanese, Arabic.

2. Linguaphone Second Stage Courses (Expert Level)

These expert level language courses are perfect for those who have studied the language before and already have a good working knowledge. Perfect for those who aim to achieve complete fluency and an ideal follow-on course from the Complete Course. Available in French, German, Spanish.


These short and medium size courses are perfect for Beginners and are available in various formats to suit your learning preferences.

1. Linguaphone E-learning coursesSubscription service suitable for PC, Tablet and Phone. Unlimited access to Linguaphone’s newest course format. Covers Beginner level. Available in French, Spanish, German, Italian.

2. Linguaphone All Talk CoursesAudio only – No Books needed! All Talk has been designed to help you learn without having to consult a book. A real favourite with those who need to learn on the go. This 16 hour course is available in CD and MP3 Download formats. Beginner to Intermediate levels. Available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin.

3. PDQ coursesBeginner course suitable for those learning the language for the very first time. Includes 4 hours audio and a 64 page course book. Available in CD or MP3 download. Available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Thai and Greek.

The course descriptions on our website will give you a good overview of the course content, the level you will achieve and what’s involved. But don’t worry if you have more questions, why not call one of our helpful course advisors and let them guide you.

Call UK 0203603 6554 (9am-5pm weekdays). 
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Linguaphone is the leading global provider of self-study language-learning materials; millions of people speak a new language with our assistance, products and services.

Established in 1901, Linguaphone has continually strived to use new advancements in technology, from gramophones to CDs to CD ROMs to the internet, to ensure that we give our customers the best advantage in language learning. With 15 popular languages to choose from, we boast an unrivalled repertoire and reputation, gained through our acclaimed method: Listen, Understand and Speak.

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For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee on all CD courses. This Guarantee allows you to order the course and trial it for 21 days. It allows you to start studying your language and gives you enough time to try out the course and decide whether it is for you.

In the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course or find it to be unsuitable you can return it to us. You don’t even need to give a reason. All we ask is that you return it to us in good condition.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee is another reason why we have over 7 million satisfied customers worldwide. Linguaphone has an unrivalled reputation for producing only the highest quality language courses and offering industry leading standards of customer service.


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