Nottingham Language Academy is a small independent language school situated in the heart of England in the vibrant and cosmopolitan City of Nottingham.

We would like our students to enjoy a unique learning experience in inspirational surroundings and we offer an exciting programme of English and Modern Foreign Language courses.

For full details on our school and the people who work in it, please visit our About Us section.


We offer a wide range of practical language courses and provide high quality teaching with flexible study options in a beautiful environment, designed to develop our students’ confidence and increase their motivation. Whether our students’ goal is to travel, live or work abroad, improve their job prospects, get a place at university, pass a language exam or improve their foreign language skills for business purposes, we have a course to suit them.

For more information and to book a course, please see our Learn English or Learn a Foreign Language sections.

NLA Brochures

If you would like printed material detailing what we offer, you can download our 2015 Brochure for information on all our English courses, or our Summer School Brochure for specific information on our Summer School Programme. Please contact us to request a copy in the post.

You can also download some of our brochures in alternative languages on our Brochures Page.


2015-03-16: Please be aware that our Spanish starters and French starters courses have been postponed by one week. They will both now start week commencing 23rd March 2015.

2015-03-07: To help you plan your schedule, students may find When we are closed in 2015 useful. This page is now fully up to date for the year ahead.

2015-02-01: Our MFL course schedule has been updated for the new term and is now live. Whether you are interested in learning something new or brushing up on something distantly remembered, we probably have just what you need. Please see the MFL homepage for full details.

2015-01-26: We have added an additional IELTS course to Tuesday evenings. Please see the course page for full details.

2015-01-11: We are looking for MFL teachers for 2015. If you think you have what it takes and would like to teach at our Academy, please get in touch.

2015-01-11: We have added a new IELTS session on Monday afternoons from 13:45 to 17:00. Please see the course page for full details.

2015-01-11: We will be starting a new PET class on Monday 26th January. Please see the course page for full details.

2015-01-05: Happy New Year! We are now open as normal, so please feel free to call or visit. For our students, classes are once again running to their normal schedules.

2014-12-12: We will be closed from 18:00 on Friday 19th December and open again on Monday 5th January 2015. We would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

2014-11-25: Our 2015 MFL classes will start the w/c 16th March - exact dates to be confirmed soon. If you are interested in a course and would like more information, please get in touch.

2014-11-24: We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting bookings for our 2015 Summer School! 2014 was another fantastic summer of courses and activities at Nottingham Language Academy, and 2015 promises to be ever better. See the course page for more details and a selection of photos from last year.

2014-10-12: We are now running an additional Evening Class for FCE Exam Preparation. For full details, please see the course page.

2014-10-01: We've decided to postpone the MFL term for 2 more weeks, the start date therefore being the week commencing 20 October. The only two groups that we won't postpone are German Stage 2 and French Stage 2.

2014-09-13: Our CAE daytime class is resuming on Tuesday 16th September (9:30-13:00) and runs every Tuesday and Thursday. See the course page for further details.