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About Cactus

Speaking more than one language, for some, is a gift they received from birth. For others, it is the result of hard work and dedication.

In either case, anyone who speaks more than one language will understand the value, the empowerment, and the pleasure of being able to communicate in more than one tongue.

Learn a little bit more about Cactus and the passionate team behind the scenes who are here to support you on your language learning journey.

We Understand the Value of Learning Languages

Cactus is run by a team of multilingual language and travel enthusiasts, all of whom have taken many language courses themselves, both in the UK and overseas. With an innate passion for language learning the team is dedicated to helping anyone who wants to begin, to develop, or to fulfil their language learning journey. In an increasingly globalised world people need a second, third, or even fourth language for work, for mixed-nationality relationships, and for moving abroad. Our language learning experts will answer any question you have about your language learning journey and help you find the best course for you.

For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We are the UK’s Leading Evening Language Course Provider

With over 20 years experience in language teaching, having trained over 150,000 people to date, Cactus was one of the first language providers in the UK to send language learners overseas for immersion courses across the world. From there, our evening language courses department was established, and a couple of years later our corporate language training division was launched. Throughout this time the goals of Cactus have remained the same to provide a high level of quality communicative language teaching at an affordable and accessible price.

Today, Cactus offers more than 20 languages in 11 city centre locations across the UK. Our head office is in Brighton, East Sussex, and we work with a strong network of partner schools who provide the facilities and classrooms where are courses are delivered.

We Recognised Your Individual Needs and Learning Goals

All learners are different, which means that everyone has different learning experiences, different learning styles and different learning goals. This is at the forefront of our approach, and it is a factor we regularly address to ensure all our students are satisfied at the end of their course. We seek to ensure that your language learning experience with us is a positive one, from the moment you find our website, to the end of your last level with us.

For information on our courses check our Language Course Questions page, call us on 01273 830 960 or email us.

Your Cactus Team

Fay – Academic Director

Holding the CertTESOL, DELTA, BA in Spanish and American Studies, an MA in Hispanic Literature from University College London and the DipELTM, and an English/Spanish speaker, Fay looks after the academic health and integrity of our language programmes.

She is perfectly placed to do so with vast experience in the teaching industry, including 5 years running English language schools, 12 years as a teacher, 7 years as a teacher trainer, and having held positions such as University of Cambridge CELTA Assessor and Trinity College London Examiner.

Rocco – E-Learning Content Project Manager

Rocco has extensive experience in language school and content management having worked within the language teaching sector for over 5 years. He holds a master’s degree in Language Teaching, CELTA (Certificate English Language Teaching to Adults) and Google Project Management Qualification which combined offer him the knowledge and expertise to produce and organise targeted course for our students.

Rocco has been living in London and teaching Italian, Spanish and English for the past 9 years. In his spare time, Rocco enjoys swimming, personal fitness and travelling

Mia – Operations Manager

Myungsuk holds a MA in English language Teaching & Applied Linguistics from Kings College London and has worked at Cactus Language since 2017.

Myungsuk also holds a Diploma in International E-business from Hove College and previously has been a General Manager for an hospitality business over a number of years. Myungsuk speaks Korean, enjoys playing the piano in her free time, and has a particular interest in baroque music.

Maria – Product Manager

Maria holds a BA in Media Studies from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a MA in Digital Contents And Formats from the University of Valencia.

She also holds the Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (CAP) and has extensive work experience in educational institutions. She has worked at Cactus Language since 2016. Maria speaks Spanish, is fluent in Portuguese and enjoys exploring new cultures through travelling and reading.

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

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