POPULAR language courses which have been taking place in the same location in Kendal for over 30 years have been forced to move to a new location.

The Brewery Arts Center has hosted the classes, which will be held at Kendal’s Castle Street community center from September, since 1989 when Madrid-born Pilar Valera started teaching Spanish.

Since then, Pilar and her fellow language tutors have been teaching students French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and sign language at the Brasserie.

Parisian tutor Dominique Pluskwa, who has been teaching the classes for 18 years, said:

“I was shocked and saddened when we learned that the Brasserie was stopping language lessons.

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“Most of us come from another European country and we like to share our language and our culture with our students.

“We have not only organized classes but also movie and dinner nights, full-day language immersion experiences in a place that has acted as a true international cultural hub, and we fully intend to continue our enthusiasm”.

Tutor Dorothea Williamson, from Stuttgart, added:

“There are so many reasons to learn a foreign language – to be able to communicate while traveling, to keep our brains engaged, to practice what we’ve learned in the past, to broaden our horizons and have fun with like-minded people. ideas”.

Local multilingual Cath Bond said: “We are very happy to continue to offer all of our courses in a different location.

“We are looking forward to settling into our new home at Castle Street Community Centre, Kendal LA9 7AD.

“We look forward to welcoming you there in September and discovering a new part of Kendal together!.”

Miriam Randall, CEO and Artistic Director of Brewery Arts, explained the termination:

“These courses were historically supported by grants received by Brewery Arts, but this ended in 2018.

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“Now that we are rebuilding after Covid, we are adding new arts activities to our programs which is leading to increased demand for our spaces.

“Unfortunately, the spaces made available to the language teachers no longer corresponded to their specific needs, so they chose alternative places.

“I am happy that we continue to promote the language courses through our marketing, and we wish them much success in the future.”

To find out more visit www.bankfieldlanguages.co.uk Where www.frenchwithdominique.co.uk