Our Story

Husband and wife founders, Stuart Rubenstein and Greta Grinfeld have worked in every part of the “language industry” over the last 30 years. They’ve won awards for innovation, run and owned language schools, taught people of all ages from over 40 different countries, designed unique courses and broken the language learning rules for over 50,000 students.  They’ve been through dozens of quality inspections and built up a wealth of experience about how people learn languages. Speak Like A Native is the result of all this experience.

They’re also bringing up two bilingual children (English and Spanish) – without homework, lists of vocabulary or formal lessons.

Our Manifesto

Anyone can learn a language and everyone deserves the chance. The opportunities that multilingualism brings for socialising, travel, work, culture and study are limitless and this drives us to deliver our courses wherever they’re needed across the UK. 

The aim is to help learners of all ages become confident communicators in Spanish, French or Mandarin and to have fun with languages along the way. It’s no good if someone’s language skills only exist in a book or on app. We want everyone out there using what they learn in the real world.  

The Speak Like A Native method is more lingo than linguistics. It’s not about bamboozling anyone with rules they may not need but making the language journey motivating, practical and full of fun.  

Let’s get Speak Like A Native across the UK and the UK learning languages. Language learning in nurseries and schools, the office and workplace, as well as online is a joint effort of our team and those we partner with.