How to know what course to book
Many students are unsure of which course is the best for their specific needs.
With plenty of options offered by all the schools, it can be difficult to decide what to opt for.
Each school offers a variety of different courses, but below is a list of the most common courses that you can find in most institutes and why they can suit you.
General Courses: If you only want to improve your general skills in your chosen language, then you cannot go wrong with ta general course which is the most popular one. Usually you have the choice to study only a few hours starting in the morning, or to study a full day until late afternoon. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an advanced learner as these types of courses are available for all levels.
Exam Preparation Courses: Exams can be taken in every language and can be extremely useful for applying for universities or to get your dream job. Let's say you want to apply for a job where a high level of English is required, then a CAE or CPE certificate will definitely help you.
Most schools will not only help you to prepare for an exam, but also book the actual test for you.
Business/Professional Courses: These types of courses are perfect for anyone wanting to improve their vocabulary skills for work related purposes. Usually, a higher level of language skills is required to be able to participate as the lessons are more formal.
Individual Lessons: A private course may be the most efficient way to improve your language skills as you can focus on exactly what you want/need. Your teacher is there for only you and thus you will have more time to learn. The downside to this is that you won't have classmates, and therefore will have less opportunities to communicate with other students which is another great way to improve your skills.
Language Learning & Activities: Most students traveling to a different country to learn a new language are not doing it only for studying, but also to explore a new destination, have fun and meet people from all around the world. Many language schools offer activities to combine with your learning. By participating in fun activities outside of the school, you will get more opportunities to speak to other locals and fellow students which will help your development.
The type of activities varies depending on the country, city and school.
Many schools offer courses that are unique to their own institute, but the above listed options are the most common ones that you can expect to find in most language centres.
If you are still unsure of what course to book, then please feel free to drop us a message and we will be happy to assist you!
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