Learn a new language today
When I learn a new language – what will my course be like?
Today when you learn a new language – English, French, Spanish etc. – you will learn in the same way – only the language changes.
- use the language – you will focus on speaking and understanding.
- learn the language with people who are the same level as you.
- be in a small class with other adults. Classes usually have a maximum of 12 students. You can also choose a mini group or work alone with a teacher.
- have friendly, qualified teachers who know how to help adults learn a new language.
- have fun with other international students all learning together!
- you will work in pairs and small groups so you are using the language as much as possible.
- your teachers will use creative methods which include games, role-playing, problem-solving discussions to help you use the language in ‘real’ situations.
- your teacher will use the new language your are learning to give the lesson. In an English lesson, the teacher will speak only English, in a Spanish lesson the teacher will speak Spanish. This is sometimes difficult for some students at first, but students quickly adapt and feel comfortable.
- your teacher will be careful to speak at your level.
- you will build all the skills you need to learn a language well – listening, speaking, reading and writing – but in most courses the emphasis will be on speaking and understanding.
How many hours will I need to learn a new language? How many hours will I study on my language course?
Learning a language takes time. There is no magic method, but you will make steady progress on all our language courses.
On a language course the number of hours is quite flexible. You can usually choose from:
- a standard language course of 15-20 lessons a week
- an intensive language course of 25-30 lessons a week
- private tuition where you work alone with your teacher and decide the number of hours you want to study
- a combined course of group and individual lessons