“Languages. Cultures. Connections.”
LONDON | 19-20 MAY 2023
WHAT is GoLanguages 2023?
GoLanguages 2023 is a unique, inspiring language event, run in association with the UK’s VICI Language Academy and France’s VICI Languages France in the graceful comfort of the stunning Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt in South Kensington, London.
Learning and truly understanding a new language is about so much more than studying books and reciting verb transitions! And because we’re all unique, not everybody learns in the same way.
That’s why The VICI Language Academy and VICI Languages France have an ethos that centres around understanding their clients’ individual needs, desires, and linguistic objectives, focussing on a communicative approach. VICI also advocates blended learning, combining in-class and out-of-class learning, using a range of books, interactive online exercises, games, brainteasers, and more.
Nothing can replace the immersion and engagement of face-to-face conversation and that’s where GoLanguages 2023 comes in – a natural extension of the blended learning methodology, with the emphasis on interaction.
Intimate, engaging and packed-full of opportunities for cultural connections, GoLanguages 2023 is like an express exchange programme across one intensive weekend. Under the careful supervision of experienced and qualified language coaches, attendees from both sides of the channel will be given guided, structured activities to undertake together in order to progress their shared aims of developing their communication skills in their target language in an engaging and social context.
And because the best learning takes place when one is happy, comfortable and at ease, GoLanguages 2023 will be taking place at the stylish and welcoming Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt located in South Kensington with the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the famous boutiques of Knightsbridge all within walking distance.
WHO is GoLanguages 2022 for?
GoLanguages 2023 is for people learning English or French as a second language. We welcome all levels of fluency and confidence – this event is about leveraging cultural connections as a springboard for linguistic exchange, so don’t hesitate if your grammar is a bit rusty or your vocabulary needs brushing up! We’ll ensure you are exposed to exactly the right level of activities for you. If you’re in any doubt or want to understand more, simply contact us and we can help provide resources to assess your current language level.
WHO is hosting the event?
GoLanguages 2023 was conceived and implemented by Nathalie Danon, director of the award winning VICI Language Academy in the UK, and VICI Languages France in France.
Nathalie arrived in the UK in September 2000 with big ambitions to make the most of her bilingualism! After several years of successful private language coaching, in 2008 Nathalie opened The VICI Language Academy, now in its 14th year and going from strength to strength.
A corporate enterprise – VICI Language Dynamics – followed in 2012, and after further growth in 2019 Nathalie expanded into the French market with VICI Languages France.
The VICI Language Academy and VICI Languages France are highly respected boutique language academies, elite in their philosophy, programme structure, concept and resources. The VICI ethos is centred around not just teaching modern foreign languages but helping students truly live an experience, benefiting from decades of expertise spent coaching in the many different languages and cultures they offer.
Passionate about her language and culture, Nathalie has always been adamant that all VICI ventures will provide the best possible guidance and direction, inspiring and encouraging clients in their pursuit of bilingualism.
WHO are our coaches?
We’re delighted to introduce you to our GoLanguages 2023 coaches.
GoLanguages Event Director
Nathalie is the director of The VICI Language Academy and VICI Languages France, two highly respected, elite language academies in England and France respectively. Her ethos, centred around not just teaching modern foreign languages but helping students truly live and breathe an experience, has been the driver for GoLanguages 2023.
During a 20-year career teaching English, from preparing police cadets for their IELTS exam to being Assistant Director of Studies at a British Council accredited language school in central London, Corinna has become an exceptionally well-rounded coach, able to work with and get the best from any of our clients at The VICI.
While still at Business School Laure began teaching French and realised her true calling, moving to teaching for the pure love of it. Now the Client Services Director at The VICI, Laure’s pours her indefatigable energy and creativity into every lesson and centres people at the heart of everything she does.
Shahriar, who is also a transformational mindset coach, came to The VICI with a wealth of experience. A single-mindedly driven and insightful language professional, one of Shahriar’s key strengths is the ability to understand the mentality of each individual student, getting underneath their skin to leverage their full potential.
Cécile came to teaching later in her career and has been thriving at The VICI as one of most busy and successful coaches. Cécile has always gone the extra mile to get a student to where they need to be, and her gentle and calm energy combined with her supreme organisation and determination yield great results every time.
Book your place at GoLanguages 2023 today.