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Online Language Courses

Online language courses for 25 different languages. Online classes offered at all levels, from beginners to advanced. Lessons in small groups with qualified teachers. Start learning a language online with our proven learning method.

  • Learn a language from anywhere
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Learn to speak and write a new language
  • 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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Cactus

10-week Courses

From
£215
£193
  20 hours in total
  2 hour classes
  1 class per week (6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  Average of 5 students per group
  Live online classes
Cactus

Conversation Courses

From
£80
£72
  8 hours in total
  1 hour classes
  2 classes per week (8:00-9:00am or 5:00-6:00pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  Average of 5 students per group
  Live online classes

Learn Languages Online with Cactus

Our online language courses are available at all levels from beginners to advanced. This allows you to be able to learn any language at a steady rate for the language of your choice.

Native-speaking, experienced and qualified teachers use the communicative approach. Teachers have many years of language teaching experience. Our classes replicate the face-to-face experience. Your teacher will provide feedback and individual learning tips.

As your course progresses, you will follow a course book as in a face-to-face class. You will be focusing on developing speaking and listening skills. Your writing and reading skills will be stimulated as well. You will engage in pair work and group work in every class.

Small class sizes allow to maximise the learning experience for each participant. This provides the opportunity to interact with your tutor, with the other students and to practise your skills. The international mixture of the classes allows an intercultural exchange and diversifies the learning experience.

Conversational Language Classes

Are you looking to improve your language conversation skills? Join our online conversation classes. You will be practicing your pronunciation and a range of topics so you can become fluent.

We offer 3 levels of conversation classes. If you are at beginner level you can join our Basic Conversation Lessons. If you are at elementary or intermediate levels you can join our Competent Conversation Course. For higher levels, join the Expert Conversation Classes.

Learn new phrases, greetings and vocabulary whilst improving your speaking skills. Get more confident at speaking a language with our affordable online conversation lessons for French, German, Italian and Spanish.

How Virtual Classrooms Work

The virtual classrooms are hosted using an online platform which replicates the face-to-face environment. This allows teachers and students to interact and enjoy a classroom environment in an online setting. You can find out more about virtual classrooms below.

The courses follow the communicative approach, focusing on developing speaking and communications skills. Teachers will cover vocabulary activities and grammar points on the ‘white board’, to reading task via file sharing and listening exercises.

Online Language Courses Levels

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of online language lessons for beginners. If you are not at beginner levels you can study online from elementary through to proficient. At lower level we offer online elementary where you will be covering the basics.

At mid levels we offer intermediate and upper-intermediate. Levels designed for you to gain a solid understanding.

At higher level we offer advanced and proficient. These levels are designed to develop the communication skills.

You can take our level test and check the course content before taking an online class with Cactus.

Start learning today

  • 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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Meet our online teachers

Our experienced native-speaking teachers are carefully assessed for our online classes. Teachers can guide you to speak the language from the very beginning. Find out more about a few of our online teachers.

Linda

Language:Dutch
Originally from:Netherlands
Location:London
Teaching experience:4 years
Years with Cactus:1+ years
Education:Bachelor Degree

Maximo

Language:French
Originally from:Mexico
Location:London
Teaching experience:8+ Years
Years with Cactus:1+ Years
Education:BSc and MSc degree in Architecture

Hala

Language:Arabic, German
Originally from:Cairo, Egypt
Location:Online
Teaching experience:15 Years
Years with Cactus:3+ Years
Education:PhD, Comparative German-Arabic Linguistics

Berna

Language:Turkish
Originally from:Diyarbakir, Turkey
Location:London
Teaching experience:20 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:Diploma in Public Service Interpretation-English Law

Yohanna

Language:Swedish
Originally from:Sweden
Location:London
Teaching experience:8+ years
Years with Cactus:2+ years
Education:Degree in Hotel & Tourism and French Language

Agnieszka

Language:Polish
Originally from:Poland
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:2+ years
Education:Master’s Degree in Slavic Studies

Anna

Language:Polish
Originally from:Central-North Poland
Location:Lonson
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:MA in Iberian Studies

Jeongmi

Language:Korean
Originally from:Seoul
Location:London
Teaching experience:10 years
Years with Cactus:1 year
Education:BA in Korean Language

Mutsumi

Language:Japanese
Originally from:Niigata, Japan
Location:London
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:BA in Japanese Literature

George

Language:Greek
Originally from:South Greece
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:5 years
Education:International Relations and Middle East Politics

Allon

Language:Dutch
Originally from:Amsterdam
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:Degree is in Business

Magdalena

Language:Czech
Originally from:Třebíč, Czech Republic
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:Masters degree in Applied Linguistics

Zeljko

Language:Croatian
Originally from:Belgrade
Location:London
Teaching experience:7 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in Modern Languages

Jenny

Language:Cantonese
Originally from:Guangzhou
Location:London
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:13 years
Education:Wide range of teaching experience

Karina

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:São Paulo
Location:London & Online
Teaching experience:6
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:PhD in Immunopathology and Medical Microbiology

Ines

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Brazil
Location:Brighton
Teaching experience:20 years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:MA in Portuguese Language and Literature

Andrea

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Salvador, Brazil
Location:Cambridge
Teaching experience:4+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:BA in Interdisciplinary Study in Humanities and a Licentiate’s degree in Portuguese

Juliana

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:São Paulo
Location:Leeds
Teaching experience:7+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:BA in Social Sciences

Ana

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Lisbon
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:QTS and international experience

Paolo

Language:Italian
Originally from:Rome
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:17 years
Years with Cactus:14 years
Education:PGCE

Lucia

Language:Italian
Originally from:Narni, Italy
Location:Cambridge
Teaching experience:7+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:DITALS certification

Angela

Language:Italian
Originally from:Sardinia
Location:London
Teaching experience:40+ years
Years with Cactus:17 years
Education:Diploma in Teaching and a degree in Law

Silvia

Language:Spanish
Originally from:North-East Spain
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:8+ years
Years with Cactus:6 years
Education:MA in Linguistics and MA Teaching Languages

Lorea

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Vitoria
Location:Liverpool
Teaching experience:11 years
Years with Cactus:10 years
Education:Degree in Art History and a degree in Fine Arts

Javier

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Argentina
Location:Brighton
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:5 years
Education:Degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona

Antonio

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Barcelona
Location:London
Teaching experience:18+ years
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:Postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language

Ruth

Language:German
Originally from:Bavaria
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:5+ years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:Studied German Language & Literature

Ortrun

Language:German
Originally from:Berlin
Location:Leeds
Teaching experience:38 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in Anglo/German Literary Relations

Tani

Language:French
Originally from:Manchester
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:7 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in International Business Management
Katryn Brooks, French Teacher

Katryn

Language:French
Originally from:Paris, France
Location:London
Teaching experience:40 years
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:MA in Japanese Language, Civilisation and Linguistics

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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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