Why Learn English?

While the journey in learning another language takes time and work, watching a performance or taking part in a workshop from The Phoenix Theatre provides the inspiration you need to continue. We aim to inspire, motivate and give strength to reach your goals.
Kristi-Anne Seth

Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.
Roald Dahl

Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
Michael Gove

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Whorf

A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody.
Maya Angelou

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
Frank Smith

Seize the Day    Carpe Diem

The Phoenix Theatre
The Art of Language Learning