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Welcome to Language for Fun, Newcastle-under-Lyme's exciting French and Spanish lessons with Richard and Vanessa! 

Richard Robards

07802 472784 


Vanessa Muller



We offer fun, stress-free lessons with no exams and no compulsory homework in relaxed but highly structured and effective classes, where a large part of the lesson is spent talking to other learners. Our conversations have been created specifically for adults, rather than teenagers and we try to create a dinner party/coffee morning atmosphere, where we make sure that everyone feels at ease and able to join in! Below is information about all of our classes with times, prices and a bit of information about the teachers.


French Classes:


Beginners 1

For the true beginner or truly terrified!

Friday 9:30-11 amTrentham 

Thursday 18-19:30  Keele


Beginners 2:

If you can count up to 10 and say hello, come and join us!

Thursday : 9:30-11:00am Trentham


Improvers 1

You did French at school, a long time ago, and you are afraid you have forgotten it all? Come and join us, it will soon come back!

Monday  9:30- 11am Trentham 

Thursday 19:30-21 Keele


Improvers 3

If you can say things you like to do, have a touch of the past tense and would like to learn how to become more independent in your speaking, this course is for you.

Thursday 18-19:30 Keele



If you are starting to feel more independent but would like to  become more fluent, come and join us!

Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30  Keele


French conversation: 

A less structured hour to improve fluency!
Tuesday 10:10 – 11:10am Brampton



If you can use the past, the future and the conditional but avoid the subjunctive if at all possible, come and join the club! 
Tuesday 11:15  - 12:45 am Brampton


Other classes can be arranged according to demand - just let us know what level and what day you would like and we will pop you on a waiting list.


Contact Vanessa to check where your particular course is taking place and if places are available.


Spanish Classes

Call Richard 07802 472 784 

Email richard.robards@totalise.co.uk


Beginners 1 Brand new class!
For the real Beginner or the truly terrified! 
Tue 11:15-12:45  Toby Carvery

Wed 11:15-12:45 Toby Carvery

Thu 19:45 - 21:15 Keele Sustainability Hub


Beginners 3

Tue 16:15 - 17:45 Keele, Sustainability Hub 


Improvers 1

Tue 9:30-11 Toby Carvery Trentham


Improvers 2
The future!
Tue 19:45 -21:15  Keele Sustainability Hub


Intermediate 1

Wed 9:30 - 11 Toby Carvery


New Spanish Beginners classes starting in January in Trentham and Keele!


60-minute classes £7.50 + £5 workbook.
90-minute classes £10 + £5 workbook.
All lessons payable per term in advance.

Full addresses of our venues - prior booking is essential!

The Brampton

The Borough Museum & Art Gallery
Brampton Park, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 0QP
Free parking and entrance to the museum and gallery. Café.

Sustainability Hub
Home Farm
Keele University
Keele ST5 5AA


Toby Carvery
206 Longton Road


Staffordshire ST4 8BU

Richard Robards
A graduate in French from
Leeds University, Richard also has Advanced Level qualifications in Spanish, Italian and German. Having spent all of his career until recently working in Export Sales for British manufacturers of a variety of products ranging from ceramic tiles to mens’ shirts and from woodworking machinery to bathroom sanitaryware, Richard has been fortunate to travel the world extensively and to use his languages in International Trade environments. Turning to teaching later in life than usual, he recently completed a Diploma in Education. He has worked for Language for Fun as a tutor since the beginning of 2011 and has recently taken over the licence for Spanish in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Spanish & French for Biddulph, Congleton, Leek and Alsager all of which he is looking to expand over the next few years.


Vanessa Muller

Vanessa is a French native speaker who comes from the North of France, near Lille. However, her family is scattered between Normandy, Brittany, Alsace and the Riviera. This has given her the chance to get to know several areas of the country. She passed her English degree with honours at Lille University, then came to England to practice her English working in a school as a French assistant. She then decided to stay to share her knowledge of French language and culture. She studied for her PGCE and taught in high school and college for 11 years before joining French For Fun as a tutor and then as a licensee. She likes going to art lessons and Tae Kwon Do. This all gives her the chance to savour different ways of teaching and adapt to different needs and levels. Vanessa loves sharing her passion for language and culture, which is why she joined French for Fun.


Email: languageforfun@gmail.com
Header image reproduced with kind permission of The Sentinel Newspaper