When travelling for studying a language course abroad, you'll have to decide if the course adjusts to your language level and to your learning needs. What type of course can you choose? In order to help you make the best choice, here is an overall view of the main types of courses:
General Language Courses
The General Language Course is recommended for students that, for academic or professional reasons, want to learn a language as quickly as possible. The course intensity varies from 2 to 40 lessons per week. This is the most popular course and it is designed to give students a solid introduction to the language; it covers all areas of the language study in optimal conditions and devotes special attention to grammar, vocabulary building, conversation and pronunciation. Start dates for intensive language courses are flexible, but most schools offer them every Monday.
Exam Preparation Courses
Exam Preparation Courses are recommended for students who want to prepare a language proficiency test to apply to universities or get better job opportunities. Whether you are required to take an IELTS, TOEIC or TOEFL exam to enter a university or wish to study to obtain the FCE, CAE, D.E.L.E., D.E.L.F., C.I.L.S. or TestDAF certificate, taking a language course abroad is an important tool for your future.
Individual tailor-made lessons that give students an opportunity to work on areas of particular interest or concern. One-to-one language training is the quickest and most intensive way to learn a language or to improve your language skills. This type of course is the best option for students with precise objectives and limited time, as the learning is intensive, personalised and targeted at the priorities of the student. In certain cases, one-to one classes include varied situations of everyday life, like having lunch with the teacher, visiting a museum or an outdooor activity.
Help kids beat the holiday boredom and try something new! Children from 4 to 12, and teenagers from 13 to 18 can start learning languages during their summer vacations. Junior Courses are tipically offered from June to August only. Almost all junior courses include activities and let the parents decide between two types of accommodation for their children: student residence or homestay with a family.
Life is full of adventures and joining a language class abroad can be one for you too! Would you like to combine your holidays with learning a new language, or brushing up on your existing language skills? If so, then senior language courses could be perfect for you.
Nowadays excellent foreign language skills are an essential requirement in the business world in order to get ahead professionally. Business courses are designed to widen your knowledge of specific vocabulary in a work context and business situations.The course assistance is often limited.
These types of courses provide intensive language practice in specific subjects. There is a great variety of specific courses focused on different professional domains such as finance, law, banking, marketing, medicine, aviation, engineeering, IT, etc. A minimum language level might be required for these
Language + activity courses
Language + Activity courses combine language classes with a whole range of exciting activities such as salsa dance lessons, cooking and wine tasting, surfing, sky-diving, tennis, skiing and more. These courses will give you the perfect opportunity to learn the language and have fun at the same time.
The LanguageBookings.com Team