About Us

Started in 2014 by Carole Palfreman – who has been teaching since 1999, Lingua Lessons is a language school based in Rossendale, Lancashire, covering both the Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas.

We offer various methods of teaching, from one-to-one and group sessions, to online tuition and corporate courses, in various locations. We try and cater for everyone, young or old, beginner or experienced and we have a good understanding of the GCSE and A Level specifications.


Salut! My name is Carole. I am a native French teacher from Normandy. I studied for my degree in English, Spanish and IT in Le Havre before spending a year as a French language assistant in the South of England. I then decided to stay in the UK and did teacher training at the University of Southampton. I remained in the South of England for 8 years, teaching IT and languages. Then I carried on with my little tour of Europe by first spending 2 years in lovely Baden (Switzerland) where I taught for a language school. I spent the next 4 years north of Frankfurt where the French community is very strong. I am currently in the North West of England, where I get to experience absolutely stunning landscapes.



Based in Burnley, Pauline is our Italian teacher. Living in Italy as a child, Pauline is fluent in Italian. She runs Italian for Beginners and Follow-on Italian Evening Classes, as well as teaches students on a one-to-one basis in various locations, at home or at work, wherever is convenient.

She started teaching English to Italian companies at the Benedict School in Modena in 1976 and has taught and interpreted both English and Italian at a very intense level for many years (besides having lived and set up businesses over 25 years in both countries). With her vast experience Pauline has abundant knowledge of lots of ‘quirky tips’ to help you remember things easily.