Adults, Choice of courses
Adults

Choice of courses

Choice of courses

In order to fulfil your requests, however specific they might be, language schools offer a wide range of different courses. This can be confusing and it is sometimes difficult to find the most suitable course for you. In order to help you make the best choice, here is an overall view of the main types of courses offered by our partner schools:

General courses

These courses cover all areas of language study in optimal conditions (small groups of 8 to 12 students). Each student will enjoy personalized guidance. In this way you can easily make rapid progress and improve your language level, which will enable you to move onto the specific courses programme if you wish to do so.

Standard courses

The standard course teaches the fundamentals of the language, both written (reading and writing skills) and oral (listening and speaking skills). It focuses on the use of the language in everyday situations. This type of course is appropriate for students who want to enhance their language knowledge and put it into practice.

Intensive courses

The intensive course is based on the same model as the standard course, but the pace is more intense and the subjects are covered in more depth. During the afternoon, the class has a more communicative approach and a wider range of conversational subjects is covered. The intensive course is ideal for students who want to make rapid progress.

Combined courses

This kind of course is a combination of both a group course (standard or intensive) and a private course. This type of course would be the ideal solution for those students who wish to learn the language in a group and to further and improve their skills individually.

Exam preparation courses

Official certificates that indicate your language level have world-wide recognition and represent an important tool for your future. Each examination focuses on specific aspects of the language. We offer courses leading to the following internationally renowned official certificates: Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE, TOEFL, IELTS, ZD, ZMP, DELE and CILS.

Business courses

These courses enhance your language level, your spoken fluency and your communicative skills in a business context: taking part in meetings; speaking on the telephone; writing briefings, business letters and emails. Business courses are offered in combination with general courses.

Specific courses

These types of courses provide intensive language practice in specific subjects. Our partner schools offer a variety of specific courses focusing on different professional domains: finance, law, banking, marketing, etc. A minimum English level of intermediate is required for these courses.

Private courses

This kind of course is the best option for students with precise objectives and limited time. The teacher designs the course according to your needs and your goals. Courses can take place in classrooms for academic purposes, or, for instance, in a restaurant to practise a business lunch scenario.

Courses in the teacher’s home

Ideal for participants with urgent needs and limited time, this is a very intensive program that enables a direct focus on your needs by studying and living with your teacher. Courses are private, which means that they will be tailored to fit your specific requirements after an analysis of your needs and your language level. This option will enable a linguistic immersion which is both highly efficient and rewarding in terms of personal interaction.

Course combined with internship

After a general language course, student have the opportunity to consolidate their language skills during an internship. Internships are adapted to your level and your field of interest. This combination is a great occasion to discover by the practice the world of work in another country.

Teacher training

Initial training
Some of our partner schools offer initial teacher training qualifications for anyone considering a career in language teaching. Mixing methodology with language skill development, they represent an essential first step towards an exciting and enjoyable new career.

Refresher courses
Some schools offer refresher courses for language teachers. These courses are an excellent way for teachers to expand their linguistic and didactic knowledge. The world of teaching being in constant development, these courses allow you to keep direct contact with new methodologies and to share your experiences with other qualified teachers.

Language studies abroad for 50 years and over

Our « 50 + » programmes propose language studies abroad for people of 50 years and upwards who wish to learn or improve a language.

University certificate and diploma programmes

In Australia and in England, we offer different types of programmes with the aim to obtain a university certificate or diploma. These programmes follow a language course programme and they have the objective to improve and to use your knowledge within a professional context in many different activity fields.

Immersion + online learning

If you have limited availability to study abroad and high ambitions, we have an option for you! With a special programme made up of an initial online course, an experience in full immersion in a choice of destinations and an online module upon your return, you can get results that match your objectives. To start the programme, you’ll have two group lessons and one private lesson per week lead by a qualified teacher in an online classroom. All this will prepare you for your full-immersion experience – a 2-week course allowing you to put your language skills to the test. A final online module when you return home will consolidate everything you’ve learned throughout the course. With Executive and General English options, this course is the perfect combination of online learning and immersion!

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TESTIMONIALS

Carlos Alonso Rodríguez

Galway was one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a small but incredibly lively city, and it’s impossible to get bored there. It has all the atmosphere of a university town, and every night, there’s something to do, like the salsa nights on Wednesdays at Monroe’s and Fridays at The Front Door. The people there are really friendly and try to help you as much as they can. I stayed with a host family, and they treated me as if I were their own son.

I would also like to mention the Atlantic language school. I had an incredible 8 months there, and every week you have the chance to meet new people. I made lifelong friends, and today I’m still in touch with people from Brazil, Italy and South Korea, to name a few.

If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.

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My one-to-one language stay at Mr & Mrs Smith’s home in Worthing was very good. The couple is very nice and helpful. From Monday to Friday, in the morning I had a 3-hour lesson (often more than 3 hours) with few breaks, and in the evening I had to do some homework in my bedroom (I requested it!). In the afternoon, Tony and his wife Anne would have me visit the surroundings and keep me busy. They are very nice and they welcomed me into their family life as if I were a real member. Their home is simple but comfortable: I had my own big room (around 15m2) facing the garden, and it was very quiet. Tony and Anne were very careful with the food quality (they like organic products), so I ate very well the whole time; Anne likes to cook for her guests and tries to satisfy everyone’s taste.

In a nutshell, I am very happy about this experience: I improved my English in the best conditions and discovered the surrounding region.

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Carmen María Pons Salvador

My stay in Exeter was a beautiful experience both on the personal level as well as on the language learning level.

At ESL, they advised me very well in Valencia. With highly personal service and great organisation, they were always making sure that my trip met my expectations. Both my host family and the GLOBE school were of the highest quality.

Of course, I would go back to ESL again for its amazing service and professionalism.

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