• Jo Appleford-Cook

Linguatastic Language School

What strange and challenging months March and April were. Who knows what things will look like by the time you read this, but hopefully fewer lives and livelihoods will be being affected by the awful virus.   

Watching and listening to the news at these uncertain times can be all-consuming and very upsetting. It is however, very humbling to hear about all the wonderful work being done to help keep us safe and healthy. Whilst not forgetting the dangers and challenges being faced across the country – and the world – we at Linguatastic have been trying to keep some sort of normality. We think that children still deserve to be educated, be stimulated and have some kind of social interaction with those their age and so we feel extremely privileged to be in a position to be able to offer these things through our language lessons online. They are not quite the same as face-to-face lessons, but they do help give the children some structure to their days and help keep them in a learning frame of mind. Our adults too, have been able to access their lessons online and for their one or two hours a week, “escape” from work, home-schooling and/or the news.  

Indeed, if we are still in lockdown when this article is published and you would be interested in temporarily joining our online lessons, then please do get in touch (e-mail: info@linguatastic.com). Whilst we, like so many, are suffering from the knock-on effects of this virus, we feel that it is important to share the burden and should like to do something to help out and so are looking to donate a proportion of class fees to the NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help support the incredible work their members of staff are doing, both locally and around the world.

Fiona Biermann