One of the U.K.’s leading modern language entrepreneurs
I’m Nathalie Danon
I arrived in the UK in September 2000 with a failed degree from a French law school, with just a suitcase and a little money in my pocket, but with big ambitions to make the most of my bilingualism.
Two years later and deluded by office jobs, I placed an ad in a village shop offering French lessons. One call came in and that was it!
When I realised just how much I loved teaching languages, I focused my efforts and formed my first company: Bleu Blanc Rouge. For six years, I taught French in primary schools in the UK across three different counties, running clubs and teaching individuals.
By the end, I was working with 625 students every week! But I began to be frustrated by the limitations that came from being on the road (term-time only sessions, limited resources etc) and started to explore ways of improving the learning environments, through immersion and consistency.
The result was to grow the business into a language academy and The VICI Language Academy was born in July 2008.
I am here to help you turn your love of languages into profit
My staff recently complimented me for my resilience (a must have for anyone running a small business!) and for my ability to just get stuff done!
I would also hope that my continuous approach to learning and development inspires others, along with my lack of inhibition when it comes to asking for help.
So, if you are a language school owner looking for growth, a ‘one-man-band’ language tutor thinking of opening your own language school or a secondary school teacher fed up with the education system but still loving languages and wanting to make a difference, then we may be a good fit.
I am here to help you turn your love of languages into profit, by learning the skills you need to make a sustainable business using my experience, lessons learnt and highs & lows of being a modern language entrepreneur!
I’ve done the hard work…
…and I have the scars to prove it!
Over the last 19 years, I have grown two successful and profitable Language businesses. I know what works and what doesn’t.