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.


2015-11-05: We are running a new course for 2016, GCSE English Support. This course is ideal for GCSE students who would like a little extra support to maximise their grades. Visit the course page for full details.

2015-11-01: We are now taking bookings for another installment of our fabulous Summer School. For a full overview, including course details, photos and a sample timetable, visit the course page.

2015-08-17: Our range of Modern Foreign Language courses now have updated course times for our new term, starting this October. See the MFL homepage for more details.

2015-05-24: We have just added another translated brochure, this time for our Italian friends. Check out the brochures page to download any of our brochure catalogue.

2015-04-24: Congratulations to Fatos Grubi from Macedonia who has won the prize of a two-week English course with Nottingham Language Academy. This also includes accommodation and flights. We are the proud sponsors of the prize in a competition run by the British Council. We look forward to meeting you soon Fatos! This is what Fatos said:

The reason why I feel it’s important that I learn English first hand is because I am going to become a certified teacher soon and I need as much help and practice as possible before I graduate and start teaching. I remember my own teacher and her flawless pronunciation, her great accent and I remember aspiring to become a teacher like her. My goal is to better myself along with my English-speaking skills so that I can offer a more authentic feel to my future students and motivate them to become even better English-speakers.

2015-03-30: We have expanded our collection of brochures in alternate languages with Portuguese, the world's fifth most spoken language. Take a look at our brochures page for this and various other downloadable, printable brochures.

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.