The Story of My Language Hub

My Language Hub (MLH) is a language service company based in the heart of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK. MLH provides translation and language-related education services. Our Translation Department also deals with transcription, subtitling and ancillary services, and our Education Department offers foreign language classes and exam preparation courses, from GCSE and A-Level to IELTS and the DipTrans.

The founders of My Language Hub, Carina Balbo and Hugh Ottewell share a common passion for languages: Carina primarily for English and Hugh for Spanish. Not surprisingly, when Carina and Hugh met, their aligned interests proved a powerful formula.

Carina read English and Linguistics in her native Argentina. Incorporating My Language Hub was the culmination of a professional odyssey after years of working as a freelance translator from her garden office.

Hugh’s first love has always been Spanish. His passion for all things Hispanic accompanied him throughout University. After his career as an Army Officer, the obvious path was to become a Modern Foreign Language teacher.

My Language Hub Ltd. (MLH) was born in 2016. The HQ was initially a wonderfully comfortable and cozy log cabin and garden office. The primary activities were translation and linguistic validation.

Carina and Hugh’s young children inspired them to open up a language school in their local community. MLH's vision of promoting languages at all levels and all ages led to the creation of MLH Education Services.

In 2018, MLH moved to its current premises, with classrooms and separate offices. The HQ now operates from the heart of Letchworth Garden City, right opposite the Railway Station. The new location offers many possibilities for growth.

MLH offers translation services to clients in both the private and public sectors. We work in the domains of Law, Medicine and Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, as well as in Military and Defence. Services also extend to certified and notarised translations, if required.

Our clients benefit from an unparalleled professionalism and understanding of their needs thanks to our multilingual team of professional linguists.

MLH aspires to be the local and regional go-to Language Service Provider for all our customers’ language needs, MLH’s mission is to make it possible for clients to achieve their commercial and educational goals in language and culture-related matters.

Our quality and professional standards are guaranteed by ISO 9001, ISO 17100. Our Cyber Essentials accreditation shows our commitment to data security.

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“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller


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