Welcome to Language For Fun!

Welcome to Italian for Fun in Rainford with Lesley!

We're starting classes here again in January 2017! It would be great for us to hear that you're interested in becoming a learner so do click on the blue Get in Touch button at the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Learning a language can be fun! Our lessons are relaxed, with no exams or compulsory homework! We focus on conversations about ourselves, that help us to speak the language with confidence and motivate us to understand what people are saying back to us! You will never have to talk in front of the whole class – unless you want to – as we’ve designed a method which gets everyone talking at the same time!

Although the atmosphere is relaxed, the class is highly structured. This helps you to make progress, while at the same time feeling comfortable and knowing what to expect each week. Through carefully prepared conversations, you will get to know other learners in the language that you want to learn! Some of our learners have been coming for more than six years and still enjoy every minute!

Our Language Classes

Italian Beginners Level 1

Thinking of going to Italy for your holidays and would like to be able to say a few words? Always loved the Italian language but not been able to start it? Then come and join me. These classes are for complete beginners, so if you have never studied Italian before or only know a few words then this is the perfect class for you! Come and join me for a fun way to learn your Italian.

Beginners Level 1 classes are held on:
Tuesday 6.30 pm in Rainford

Italian Beginners Level 2

For those who have successfully completed Italian Level 1 and had great fun!
This level builds on the Italian you have already studied and looks at staying in Italy on holiday- restaurants, shopping, directions and getting about, and visiting friends for a meal.

Beginners Level 2 classes are held on:
Tuesday 7.45 pm in Rainford

Italian Improvers

If you have studied Italian in the past or know some Italian then join the Improvers' Class, where you will brush up your skills and fall in love with the language again!
Come and join in the fun of the Italian language at your level!

Improvers' class is yet to be confirmed.

Term Dates

Classes will start in January in Rainford. Do get in touch to organise a taster lesson!

Our Teachers

Let me introduce myself and explain how I got involved with Language for fun.

For as long as I can remember I have loved languages and found them fascinating. Sadly I could only study French at school, I would have loved to have studied other languages but this was not possible. After 6th form college I moved to Germany for a year to learn the language and live in another culture, on my return to England I trained to be a teacher. It was the love of languages and the desire to travel that led me to later abandon my teaching job in Nottingham and move to Tuscany with a friend; I wanted to experience the life there and learn some Italian. This was planned as a short break of perhaps 6 – 12 months which did not happen and I finally returned to England over 15 years later!
Whilst in Italy I taught English to all ages and in very diverse venues; from private schools to industry to large Tuscan villas. Although I taught English in Italy, living in the country gave me a sound knowledge of the language, which I still use today as a part of my teaching job. Once back in England I started working with adults again, but now teaching Italian. For many years I worked at Bolton Community Education, Bury Community Education and Runshaw College, teaching Italian from complete beginners to G.C.S.E level; both in the classroom and correspondence courses.
I became involved with Language for fun after going to one of their social evenings. I liked the materials and style of teaching, and shortly afterwards became a licensee to start my own groups here in the North West.

Social Events

Let me know if you'd like to come along and join us for a taster lesson or be put on the list for an invite for our next social evening.


Rainford, United Kingdom


Number of lessonsClass durationPrice
10 Lessons - Italian Beginners 1 & 2 (up to 12 students) 90 minutes £110.00
10 Lessons - Italian Beginners 1 & 2 (small group up to 6 students) 75 minutes £110.00
10 lessons - Italian Improvers (up to 12 students) 90 minutes £110.00
10 lessons - Italian Improvers (small group up to 6 students) 75 minutes £110.00

Payable per term in advance