Articulate's Story

What do we do?

Articulate Language Camps provides tuition in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German to children and young people in the UK and all over the world. We offer weekly language classes, residential international summer camps and a range of residential and day programmes for schools throughout Europe.

Who are we?

Articulate was founded by Kara Nisbet and Thomas Reichhart who epitomise the international feel of their camps. Kara is from Ayrshire in the south-west of Scotland and Thomas is from Bavaria in southern Germany. They met while studying in Spain and their friendship grew through a love for sharing their languages and experiencing other cultures.

After gaining teaching qualifications and experience in the summer camp world, they founded Articulate Language Camps in 2012. It is now a successful, family-run business based in central Scotland. Their enthusiasm, commitment and love for languages is evident in all their camps and they whole-heartedly believe that language learning is easier when itís meaningful and fun.

They are joined by a great team of teachers and native speakers of our camp languages who have years of experience working on language camps across Europe. Everyone is truly passionate about helping the world to communicate through foreign languages.

We canít wait to meet you soon on one of our programmes.

Our learning and teaching

We teach languages outside of a conventional classroom. Articulate uses a project-based approach to teaching and we love to take learning into the great outdoors. We use digital media and adventure sport to bring language learning to life. So whether campers are making an animation in Spanish or taking an archery class in German, they are having fun while learning in a meaningful way.

We believe in high-quality, personalised tuition and care. That is why our language classes and camps are always small and we have a 1:5 mentor to camper ratio. We have an international team of staff who ensure that there is an authentic multilingual and multicultural flare to everything we do.

Taking learning out of the classroom and into the outdoors provides our campers with amazing memories, builds their confidence and they leave our camps having successfully learned a foreign language and wanting to learn even more. The feedback from campers and their parents for our learning and teaching has been nothing but positive and we have exceptionally high standards. We truly love sharing our passion for languages.

Mentor Profiles

Kara the Language Guru

Kara Nisbet is the Scottish co-founder of Articulate and she has always loved language learning and teaching. As a qualified English, French and Spanish teacher with a first class modern language degree, Kara has spent several years working as a teacher at home and abroad.

She has years of experience working on and leading language camps all over Europe and now directs Articulateís language teaching programmes.

Kara is our language teaching guru and is a perfectionist. She can always be found bossing all the language mentors around! Kara also loves to bake cakes, dance, ski, kayak and hike.

Thomas the Action Man

Thomas Reichhart is the German co-founder of Articulate and he is very talented when it comes to sport and outdoor adventure. He speaks fluent English and Spanish and has experience teaching the world German through podcasts. He has years of experience teaching both English and German at language classes and summer camps in Germany and the UK.

He really can try his hand at any sport and as activity director, he makes sure that camp afternoon activities are as adrenaline-fuelled as possible. Thomas can always be found with mud all over his trousers and a climbing rope over his shoulder. He loves to hike, play volleyball, climb and ski.

Carol the Camp Mummy

Carol Jenkins began her career as a French and German teacher and has since had a long and successful career in education. She works helping young people to develop their leadership skills and confidence. Carol comes to our summer camps to be the camp Ďmumí. She is always happy to lend an ear and give advice. Finding solutions to problems is her speciality!

The great pastoral care at our summer camps is thanks to Carol. She can always be found helping in the kitchen making amazing international food while covered from head to toe in flour. She loves to read, eat chocolate and make everyone smile.

Arty and Smarty

Arty and Smarty are Articulate's very talented multilingual bears. They attend all our junior programmes to help teach everyone a foreign language. They are very talented and both have a degree from Artiville University in modern languages.

They can be found at camp and our language classes, giving hugs to the campers and taking part in all their favourite activities like climbing, arts and crafts and capture the flag.

Contact

If you have any questions, enquiries or worries, please donít hesitate to get in touch. As we are often running camps or programmes, it is easiest to get in touch with us by email.

You can contact us at info@articulate-languagecamps.com.

If you would rather speak to us on the phone, you can call Kara or Thomas on (+44) 07791 698945 to speak to us in English, French, Spanish or German.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.