Are you looking for a big language event to attend in October? Then you are still in time to join the Language Show Live in London!

The exhibition, one of the largest language events in Europe, plays host to some 10,000 visitors. The event will span three days (14-16 October, 2016) and present a wide range of dedicated products and services to anyone with a passion for languages. This year, visitors will meet 160 exhibitors face-to-face and gain valuable insight into the language world through a varied programme of interactive sessions.


Seminars and language classes

The show features a certified programme of seminars, with as many as 80 speakers and 60 different presentations, workshops, panel sessions and case studies. Most activities aim to provide teachers, translators and interpreters with continuous professional development as well as offering professional advice to language specialists.

Participants can also benefit from a programme of language classes covering over 30 languages. To meet the learners’ needs, both ‘Taster’ classes and ‘Plus’ classes are available. Taster classes consist of half-hour introductory sessions, while Plus classes are intensive two-hour lessons for both beginners and intermediate learners.


Careers Zone

In addition, a ‘Careers Zone’ will provide extensive resources to anyone looking to enter the job market or interested in a career change. Job seekers can learn more about the opportunities available within the language world, meet potential employers and visit a special ‘CV Clinic’ offering guidance and practical advice on writing a CV. The Careers Zone is sponsored by, a European job board targeting multilingual talents.



Learners and teachers within the TEFL, ESOL, TESOL and EFL sectors can also take advantage of the ‘TEFL Fair’, which showcases a selection of talks, resources, publications, online tools, training and everything needed to support English language study.


Technology Zone

A ‘Technology Zone’ complements what is on offer with the latest language technology products. The exhibition is topped by a series of cultural performances from all four corners of the world, including live music, games and cooking demonstrations taking place at ‘The Piazza’.


Visitor profile

Languages Show Live attracts nearly 4,000 language teachers (56% of whom have purchasing authority or influence) and over 3,000 language learners. It also attracts nearly 3,000 language professionals including linguists, translators and interpreters. 75% of visitors purchased or plan to purchase products as a result of visiting the event and 73% of them say they will definitely or probably return to the show. 70% of visitors are female, while 30% are male.



On Friday 14th, the exhibition will also host two special events. One is a high-profile symposium named ‘Speaking to a global future: the language landscape post-Brexit’, while the other is the grand final of the uTalk Junior Language Challenge 2016, a British language learning competition for children under 11.

The exhibition is organised by Upper Street Events, an events company headquartered in London. On 10-11 March 2017, the company will also stage Language Show Live Scotland in Glasgow.

Language Show Live London will be held at the Olympia Central exhibition venue. As places are limited, certain activities need to be booked in advance. The primary language of the show is English.


Anyone interested can register and receive free entry tickets for all three days here:

The full programme is accessible on the following link:

More information on Language Show Live London can be found on the exhibition website:

Information on Language Show Live Scotland is already available here:

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