Maria and Natasha are two people who have decided to exchange their languages with each other. It's free and convenient as they do not have to worry about time-tabled classes at a university.
According to the Guardian 1.8 million foreigners have moved to London in the last decade.
More and more people choose to study a foreign language through meetings with native speakers. The Internet is full of this kind of opportunity; you need only to google "language exchange ."
Maria, 25 works as an Italian market research for an international company in London. "My native language is so useful. I got this job because my company needs a bilingual person to speak to Italian business partners."
Natasha, 26 from Russia, works in an International charity; she also admitted that being a bilingual was absolutely necessary in order to apply for her job.