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ACET launches its 45th birthday celebrations
ACET …the little gem in Cork that became the diamond of the South.   January 2018 marks the launch of ACET’s 45 th Birthday. 43 years on and still going strong, the family run team does not do things by halves. They are having not one, but a two year lead-up to this special birthday.   ACET opened its doors in 1975 as Cork School of languages, the first school...
Learn Italian in the Tuscan Countryside
L'Olivo Italiano is a center for the promotion of Italian culture and language. Addressed to a foreign audience, the school will guide its students in a step-by-step discovery of Italy with a program both varied and articulated: intensive language classes for either groups or individuals; mini-courses on specific topics; language exchanges; cooking, herbal medicine, and photography workshops; film...
The AIL Madrid Pathway Program: A Guide to Entering a University in Spain
Spanish universities are an increasingly attractive option for young people looking for academic excellence as well as access to a major world language, and an endlessly fascinating culture. Spain is the number one destination for Erasmus students, and every year its universities greet more and more international students.   AIL Madrid is a pioneer in offering University Pathway program...
Win German Language Courses in Weekly Advent Calendar Drawing!
From December 1 to 21, a total of 3 two-week German courses are drawn on www.humboldt-institut.org   German language school Humboldt-Institut is happy to announce the Humboldt Advent calendar's sixth season with a chance to win a two-week intensive German language course every week until Christmas!   Advent calendars are very popular in Germany, especially the candy-filled v...
What’s coming in 2018 at fRilingue?
The end of 2017 is on the very near horizon, at what a year it’s been for fRilingue; we started the year with our first ever Ski & Network event in partnership with Schools & Agents, launched our first ever language camp in Russia, held an extremely successful language camp in Serbia for the second year running, piloted our Art Camp, launched our new website and had the best year e...
60 New Graduates at Study World Global College Malta
Study World Global College Malta held its second graduation ceremony on the 10 th of November 2017. The ceremony honoured graduates from Study World Global College Malta’s accredited Executive MBA and Bachelors Degree in Management courses as well as the University of Chester MBA, Masters in Human Resources Management and more.   The graduation ceremony was graced by the presenc...
Smile! You are at Hispania, escuela de español ;)
This is not something we just say. When a student comes into the classroom, he or she will read it on the wall. And when they finish they class, the students usually leave the school with a smile on their face. This is how we are. This is how we like to be. We have managed to create a friendly, multi-cultural environment in our school where students can learn Spanish while having fun and meeting f...
Learning Beyond the Classroom with TFE
There is undoubtedly no substitute for real life experience in the wider world. Residential trips abroad provide a great opportunity for players to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development.   Players may feel that they know their team mates and coaches well from week to week contact at training and matches, but t...
Glasgow School of English: Did you know that Scots invented the modern way of playing football?
It is well known that England is the home of modern football.  When Scotland played in the first international football match, against England, in Glasgow in 1872, both sides did not really pass the ball the way footballers do nowadays.  Instead, the players tried to dribble the ball past opponents and then get near enough to the opposition goal to get it over the line. In England, some ...
Oxford Spires Launches University Summer Programme
Historic Oxford has been an immensely popular English study destination for years and attracts students and tourists from all over the world. Together with its academic prestige and rich literary history, it is the perfect location for the Oxford Spires University Summer programme.   Open to international students aged 13-17, this University Summer programme offers University and Britis...
IH Bristol Cambridge Exam Offer
IH Bristol has recently launched an offer for all those who are interested in taking a Cambridge exam. This is what the offer includes:   - 10 week Cambridge English exam course - 30 x 45 minute lessons per week - 12 students per course maximum - All the course material included - Practice tests with feedback - Self study room with tutor - Cambridge English exam fee i...
Babel Academy of English - Student Perspectives
At Babel Academy of English in Dublin, Ireland, we find that a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is one the strengths of a lively and fun English language school. When students know that they have a say in their programmes and that their opinions are welcomed and listened to, it fosters a collaborative learning environment inside and outside the classroom.   Our programmes offer lots...
British Universities Branch Campuses
It is true that the international reputation of the British higher education is really impressive. But what makes the UK such a popular educational destination? One of the main reasons is that as UK universities are associated with high quality education, the obtained degree will be recognized and respected wherever you end up being employed around the world.   Another significant facto...
Gateway School of English describes its new 50+ Programmes
We are pleased to introduce our recently launched 50+ programmes, targeting mature students who wish to combine an English language course, no matter what their current proficiency level, with a leisurely Mediterranean holiday in Malta. These courses run four times a year and are organised in conjunction with major cultural and historical events held annually, allowing participants an opportunity ...
Post-ICEF Berlin Workshop at Humboldt Institute
In this article Humboldt Institute are sharing the images of the Dinner and Fam Trip that they organised for agents following the ICEF Berlin workshop.    Images from the Dinner Reception at Humboldt Institute with 80+ agents: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144703281@N02/sets/72157687118681592 Humboldt-Fam Trips with 35 agents visiting various year-round and summer course lo...
Summer time in Valencia... even in October
The clocks changed to “winter time” last weekend, but in Valencia it doesn’t seem to be already October. The seafront promenade is busy, people are sunbathing and some are still having a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.   Valencia has more than 300 sunny days per year and with its mostly mild to warm temperatures it is a perfect year-round destination. But it’s not...
Interviewing a Ukrainian Group Leader
Zhenya Komarenko is the leader of small group of Ukranian students who have recently visited Global School of English in Edinburgh. She and her students were here in October and she agreed to meet to tell me about their experience of Scotland and the School.   We began by discussing that most British of subjects – the weather!  Zhenya said that they had hoped it would be warm...
Argentina to Anglo-Continental: Cristina Zuppa's home away from home
Cristina Zuppa has brought students an incredible 7378 miles (11874 km) from Argentina to Anglo-Continental School every year for the past 10 years. Young learners and, more recently, older professionals, have enjoyed her friendly advice and comprehensive instructions for learning English in the UK. She has prepared many Argentine student groups for the culturally unique experience of studying in ...
The fastest way to fluency in a professional environment
To reach a proficient level of Italian is certainly a key factor in achieving a successful working relationship while in contact with Italian native speakers.   Companies and / or professionals can agree upon programs and educational objectives directly with the school, according to the working needs and tasks. Independently from the professional field in which the company operates, L&r...
fRilinge launches new website
Over the weekend we finally put our new website live after months of hard work:  http://frilingue.ch/en   Since the start of the year, we’ve been working hard with a team of developers to create our new website to the best possible standard. Our aim was to make a website that looks good, is easy to use and that will help fRilingue to continue moving forward, both as an agent...
Join Maximo Nivel's Holiday Program This Season
Maximo Nivel ’s Holiday Volunteer Program offers participants the opportunity to get involved in a number of projects throughout the holiday season.   From December 24th, 2017 until January 6th, 2018, Maximo Nivel produces special weekly volunteer programs , with the option of Spanish immersion courses . Choose to participate in group or private classes as you spend your week...
Living Learning English: Do you have students preparing to enter boarding school in the U.K. or in school already and needing help with their studies?
Living Learning English provides comprehensive support to international boarding school students!   Living Learning English specialises in home tuition, where students are welcomed into their teacher’s home, and experience life in the UK as part of a warm and friendly family alongside formal 1:1 tuition.   LLE has had many years of experience both in the teaching and in...
St Giles International announce their recent acquisition in Cambridge: The New School of English
Situated in one of the world’s key study abroad destinations, the newly acquired school boasts a fantastic, central location, close to the train station and a short walk from the city centre, where students can enjoy the many tourist attractions of the beautiful university town. The New School of English has enjoyed a reputation for high-quality English language tuition since 1962 and St Gil...
Total Football Experience looking for 'Networking Agents'
Total Football Experience  is a dedicated, hands on Football Tour company that offers a personal bespoke service, we work closely with our clients to help produce the perfect itinerary.   We are now looking for ‘Networking Agents’ to promote our football tours to Spain and England. Please take a look at www.totalfootballexperience.com and if you believe you can gener...
New School Video from IH Newcastle
International House Newcastle is very pleased to introduce our brand new, hot off the press school video.   "We had a brilliant time shooting this with a really innovative young company from Berlin - Wombat Movies - who managed to get some amazing drone footage of our city, coast and countryside. The video took 3 days to shoot in the school, the city, the Angel of the North and the icon...
NESE's Testimonials
NESE is pleased to share feedback from a few of the many students the school has welcomed over more than 27 years. Students choose NESE for a number of reasons including academic reputation, beautiful location and competitive fee structure but our students are united by their regard for NESE and their satisfaction with their courses. Our students leave the school feeling part of a greater communi...
Jazzitup Kids Holiday School
At the Jazzitup Kids holiday school our mission is to offer children an all-round fully immersive education experience in London that enhances their academic learning, gives them essential life skills and enriches them culturally.   We use theatre workshops as a multi-sensory approach to English language acquisition, communication and presentation skills in children together with them...
Celebrating Culture and Diversity: One World By The Sea Festival
The inaugural One World By The Sea Festival in Bournemouth and Poole was launched in spectacular fashion with a series of internationally-themed events and performances that took place from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2017. The international festival, which was organised by the International Education Forum (IEF) with support from the Dorset Race Equality Council, Bournemouth University and...
ELLCI: Milan’s secrets: guided tour through myths and legends
Looking for ideas for Halloween in Milan? We got ahead with our wonderful  guided tour through the legends of Milan . Conducted by our Italian teacher and professional guide Emanuela Crepaldi, you’ll discover the secrets and mysteries of the city, from its foundation to modern days. Follow us!   Throughout its millennial history, Milan has guarded secrets and lege...
TIS Young Learner Academy, a success for 2017!
This summer TIS welcomed over 200 students to their Young Learner Academy, with 13 different nationalities represented. The Junior course also saw a large influx of bookings, with students as young as 6 attending with their parents. So, as this was their first full year of offering the Young Learner Academy, TIS carried out extensive client research, and here are some of the results!   ...
Cambridge Law Studio
Cambridge Law Studio provides different legal English courses compared to other schools because we understand what employers want from working lawyers.   We know that a strong and practical legal English course based at Girton College, University of Cambridge will help you get the job you want in law. We constantly consult employers such as law firms, banks and international corporatio...
2018 Summer Surf & English Camp at Lingoo Ninja
We are very pleased to offer our 2018 Summer Surf & English Camp!    http://tinyurl.com/SurfLingoo   For 3 weeks in July & 3 weeks in August students will be able to enjoy 2 hours of Surfing Monday - Friday, followed by Lunch and 2 hours of English each afternoon.   Saturdays, students will embark on a day trip, enjoying Dublin, Cork, Galway or other m...
Autumn and Christmas school holiday programmes at Oxford International Study Centre
During the Autumn school holidays we shall be offering revision for students taking these exams:   A/S, A-Level , IB  and (I)GCSE (including retake papers)   Oxford and Cambridge Entrance Tests and Interviews , and Personal Statements   International exams, eg SAT, TOEFL, Abitur, Matura   Boarding School Entrance tests, eg UKISET, ISEB...
2 New Courses at IH Cape Town
International House Cape Town is proud to present two new courses:  English & Adventure Surf Club Programme and also  IH Cape Town English & Sports and Youth Development . These exciting new programmes have been developed to include English lessons in the morning and a meaningful volunteer project in the afternoon.    English lessons at IH Cape Town   ...
Kick start 2018 in style with fRilingue
Kick start 2018 in style and hit the slopes with fRilingue’s brand new Ski Camp in the Swiss Alps!   31st December - 27th January 2018 & 11th - 24th february!   Winter is most definitely coming and at fRilingue we’re preparing to launch our brand new Alpine Ski Camp in St. Bernard, Valais, Switzerland.   The camp is aimed at kids aged between 8 -18 ...
Terramare Christmas Course
Christmas is a very special time, even more in the lovely region of Tuscany between the islands of the archipelago and the lagoon of Orbetello, Monte Argentario and Natural Maremma parks   …or in the enchanting atmosphere and unique landscape of Sardinia between unspoilt beaches, archipelagos – Natural and archaeological coastal parks where ancient and mysterious prehistori...
Weymouth English Centre: English and Windsurfing Course
Students aged 13 to 17 can book windsurfing lessons as part of their English language course next summer.   Weymouth English Centre is running windsurfing courses as an optional extra on four afternoons each week. The courses are with professional windsurfing instructors and take place in Portland Harbour, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics were held.   There are ...
New DOS at Torquay International School
Torquay International School is very pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Rabicano as Director of Studies.   Vicki joined TIS from Riviera English School,  riviera-english-school.com  and took on a full teaching schedule in order to gain a thorough understanding of the school's academic programme. Over the summer, she worked in close collaboration with the Principal,...
Birchwater Education October News
The BWE YouTube channel is finally here. This is where agents can view the courses offered. You can view the channel here .   School Trips to learn English in Ireland   Birchwater Education is a recognised Trinity exam centre. They are eligible to offer GESE exam tuition classes and FCE exam preparation. You can join them during the school term to improve the confidenc...
IH Milan celebrates opening new premises
2017 marks a very busy but special year in the life of International House Milan. 35 years ago, Claudio and Sieglinde decided to open a language school in San Donato, before expanding into Milan city centre in 1996, and affiliating with International House a year later. The school continued to grow as part of the IH network, and was able to offer its first Annual Conference in 2001. In ear...
Edu Inter: What’s the Fastest and Most Efficient Way to Learn French?
Sponsored post by frenchly.us: In the US, only  one in four Americans  is able to hold a conversation in another language. Across the Atlantic,  one in four Europeans  is bilingual. Moreover, even though French is the  5th most spoken language in the world  and the  3rd most spoken language in business , only a meager 0.4% of the US population can speak i...
SEAL Christmas Package
Gozo is not only worth visiting during the hot sunny days of summer but in December the Island of Joy indeed steps up to make it one of the most beautiful months of the year. The town of Victoria and main village squares light up with decorations, while angelic choir singing and traditional scenes reveal the island’s true craftmanship. Roaming around Betlehem in Ghajnsielem , an area trans...
Academic Year has Officially started in Croatia
The academic year has offically started in Croatia and here are a few words from the Vice–Dean of the University of Rijeka , Saša Ostojić:   Internationalization, mobility, and quality are key concepts that have inspired us in the development challenge of creating and performing an integrated undergraduate and graduate university study of medicine in English. As an echo o...
Why might you consider the alternate BTEC Route to a degree?
"When the opportunity surfaced to work with  ITS Education Asia  (ITS) as their Head of BTEC Centre, offering the  BTEC Higher Nationals  qualification(s), it was a perfect fit.  Prior to taking the post, I had retired after a career of 40 years in higher education.  I began to feel I needed to continue to contribute to society as an educator and welcomed the oppo...
Meet Anglo-Continental’s Marketing Intern, Aline Baumeler
I have been learning English for nine years in Switzerland. I have spent the past two years working for an international electric company where I had to communicate a lot in English which I really enjoyed.  Last year I spent time in France for language stay.  I had an amazing time there and I learnt how to learn a different language in the actual country with native speakers around me. &...
Bristol voted “Britain’s Coolest City”
According to Rough Guides in 2017, Bristol has been voted Britain’s coolest city .   First rate nightlife, easy access to fantastic countryside and outdoor activities, plus it’s slightly alternative culture made it the number one choice with the judges. Bristol is well known as the city where a large chunk of the student population stay on after they have finished their ...
Competition for enrollment into 1st year of the postgraduate doctoral study in academic year 2017/2018- Faculty of Civil Engineering Rijeka
Based on the decision of the Faculty Council, the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Rijeka announces a   COMPETITION   for enrollment in the 1 st year of the postgraduate doctoral study in the academic year 2017/2018:    www.gradri.uniri.hr/student-info/upisi     1.   MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  The Faculty enroll...
Two decades of educating foreign students at Glasgow School of English
Andrew Lennox is the founder and the driving force behind Glasgow School of English, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week on Friday, 1 st September.     After leaving School in 1954 at the age of 15 for an apprenticeship in engineering, Andrew, left Honeywell Controls in his mid-20s for Strathclyde University.  Graduating with a First in Mechanical Engineering, he...
NYLC Students Win the New York State TESOL Contest!
Each year, in order to showcase the tremendous talents of English language Learners, NYS TESOL proudly sponsors a student project contest. As usual, the contest theme is framed within the shifting landscapes of the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse society.   The essays were judged on relevance, organization and overall impact, idea development, content and details and ...
CEC: Excellent Weekends in Ireland from € 100 to € 500
Introduction by A.C.N.     HI! We are B1+ Students at CEC, and we have designed this project for future and current students in Cork (Ireland).     The project is based on different activities depending on the budget that you have. In each budget you will find 2 or 3 options for activities that you can do on weekends.     Each group was give...
IH Madrid: How Learning a New Language through an International Spanish Summer Programme Enriches Young Learners
Finding a balance between providing your child with security and giving them opportunities to grow and challenge themselves can be difficult for any parent, especially as your child enters their teenage years. With the real world of college and job hunting waiting just around the corner, you want your child to have the confidence and skills they need to move forward in life and meet both its chall...
Introducing The Cyprus Institute of Marketing
The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM) has been operating in Nicosia since 1978 and in Limassol since 1984. The Institute, which is the first Business School in the country, was set up in order to promote the science of marketing in Cyprus and abroad. During the past 38 years CIM has evolved into a major international centre for the development of business education including many diverse fields ...
1997-2017 Accademia Italiana Salerno: 20 years of business, competitiveness, innovation, commitment and professionalism
This year, Accademia Italiana celebrates its 20th Anniversary, marking an important stage in the school's history where they reflect on their past operations in order to improve and have a more successful future. The visionary project of the school’s founder, dr. Francesca Romana Memoli is also being recognized for the 6 th year by ST Star Awards 2017. Accademia Italiana has once again b...
There is a BIG anniversary coming up soon! Glasgow School of English will be 20 years old very soon
It was around this time, back in 1997, that our first students, who were from China, began their classes at Glasgow School .  Since then, we've grown into a truly international school, helping thousands of students from all around the world to improve their English language skills.  Every year, we teach hundreds of students and improve their English language skills and help them achiev...
CIAL Centro de Linguas, launches new website
The new website is fully responsive, user-friendly and features an online booking tool for the Portuguese courses. Visitors to www.cial.pt will find detailed information on all courses and services provided by the school, student testimonials, photos and the school video, useful for both students and agents.     ‘CIAL wants to highlight the fact that learning Portuguese ...
More about Griffith University Australia
Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded...
CEC IELTS Test Centre 5th Anniversary
CEC IELTS test centre celebrated its 5-year anniversary on Friday, 21st July.     Invitations were extended to all CEC and IELTS staff as well as students, candidates and representatives of local organisations. Each attendee received an IELTS goodie bag and was entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes.     Congratulations to one of our students, Martina Sa...
Anglo-Continental’s 67th Anniversary
On Anglo-Continental’s 67th anniversary (Monday 7 August 2017) a memorial bench and gardens were unveiled in memory of Mr Fritz Schillig, Founder of Anglo-Continental.     Guido Schillig, Managing Director of Anglo-Continental gave a speech:      “Today marks the 67 th  anniversary of the day that Fritz, or FS as many used to call him, ...
ELLCI - Italian literature: our teachers’ book list
When you want to learn a foreign language, you have to consider various skills: reading, writing, conversation, translation … for all this it is crucial to memorize a new vocabulary.     How to train your memory to get the most out of our study?     In general, it is easier to memorize something when we are dealing with topics that interest us. For th...
Snap and Win with IELS Malta
All you have to do is spot our adverts, snap a selfie with one of our promenade adverts and use the #ielsrocks when you post the photo.   What are the requirements?     You have to be in the photo, and it has to be one you took yourself, also must be or have been an IELS Student. We’re giving out 5 free harbour cruises to the first 5 creative entrie...
Why is studying in Germany such a good choice?
Looking for a place to study? If so, a German university could be a sound choice. Sound academic training and the international atmosphere will make your student days in Germany unforgettable.    When it comes to quality, German public universities are of great standard,  positioned among the highest in worldwide rankings .   The German study system focuses on cre...
What is Griffith like?
In this 1-minute video teaser from Griffith University we shall see what being a student here is like.   You can see that Griffith University is full of friendly students, and is made up of award-winning staff, world ranked courses, beautiful campuses and an unbeatable lifestyle.   To find out more you can visit the university website on   https://www.griffith.edu....
Why study Geography (still)?
By Danny Harrington, Founder, ITS Education Asia   I just came across an old article I wrote on the ITS blog in 2009 called  Why study Geography?  It’s always interesting to read back over things that your old self wrote. If you’re a student or indeed under the age of 30 you probably won’t appreciate that so much but as you get older it grows in interest an...
IH Bristol's Excursions
We recently had a group of students from Weinfelden in Switzerland. During their time in Bristol, they were keen to visit the iconic SS Great Britain in Bristol’s beautiful harbourside.     The SS Great Britain was designed by one of Britain’s most famous engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1943. She started her maiden voyage from Bristol in 1945, initially as a pa...
ACET's bespoke activity
In early 2014 ACET , Cork's first and leading English language school, created a unique challenge for their clients. This fun list of activities aimed at immersing their students in the local culture in true 'Cork Style'.   Over four years on, nearly 50 students having completed the task and a band of honorary Corkonians have flown back to their homelands with a Certificate of Corkonian...
Introducing L'Olivo Italiano - a school with a view in the heart of Tuscany
Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, very near to Florence, L’Olivo Italiano promotes the Italian culture and language. We guide our students in a step-by-step discovery of Italy with a program that is both varied and articulated: intensive language classes for either groups or individuals; mini-courses on specific topics; language exchanges; cooking, herbal medicine, and photogr...
ISI report 2016 “Exceeds expections” (outstanding in all categories)
- ALevel, (I) GCSE and Foundation Programmes 2017-2018 - Oxford and Cambridge entry tests preparation Autumn term 2017   We are registering students for programmes beginning September 2016. These include:   ALevel and (I)GCSE :   - Full year intensive programmes September 2017 to June 2018 - Revision programmes for students retaking :   Septemb...
Castles, Cars and Cannstatter Wasen: Discover German History and Culture at F+U Academy of Languages
Many students around the world associate learning German with spending lots of time in a classroom, and swotting up on hard-to-pronounce vocabulary and difficult grammar. At F+U Academy of Languages, learning German means a lot more than regular classroom activities. It means actively participating in afternoon and weekend activities that help students get immersed in Germany’s language, his...
Why do Seniors study Spanish in Denia?
Roger Emery is a 74-year-old Englishman from a small-town west of London. He took an Intensive Spanish course in Denia at TLCdénia school for two weeks. He has been learning Spanish on and off for 5 years and says that "studying Spanish in Spain is a very enriching experience". "It's important for people of our age to keep learning new things and languages ​​are great for exercising the bra...
Should you do a language course abroad?
Are you considering a language course abroad, but you are wondering if this is the right experience for you?     Do not worry - this is perfectly normal!     Based on our 20+ years of experience in this industry, we have dealt with many students from all over the world and have been able to analyse and recognise few features our students have in common. &nb...
Hispania, escuela de espanol nominated for iStudy Global Awards
We are very honoured to announce that Hispania, escuela de español (in Valencia, Spain) has been nominated for this year's "iStudy Global Awards".   Last year when we were awarded for the "iStudy Global Awards 2016/2017 - Teaching Excell...
Work Placement / Traineeship Program with Language Xchange Ireland
This July LXI  have #45 students availing of experience in an Irish work environment. This is an Erasmus + grant aided program for many of the students.    Our Work Placement program is best suited to students 17yrs old and over, who are motivated and on B2, C1 English levels on arrival.   We provide many form of work placement.   Work Placeme...
Teaching Students with Dyslexia and other Special Needs
No one who has ever been a teacher has said that it's easy, but sometimes there are bigger challenges than usual in the classroom. With inclusive education putting students with learning difficulties in mainstream education, many educators find it stressful to cope with the different needs of their students.    If you are already teaching students with dyslexia, ADHD, mild autism, ...
Humboldt Institut German Courses for Children
Humboldt Institut hold summer courses for children and parents, in the beautiful Wittgenstein Castle.    The preparation for these courses and accommodation is done very caredully, taking into consideration ages and German language abilities. Additionally, the castle offers a very safe environment for children to run around freely, and for those who do not like sport, Humboldt...
OUK Delivers An Accredited-Certified Training Degree in Cruise Planning (CP)
Introduction   OUK is highly distinguished from other universities and training colleges in Accredited-Certified Training Degree in Cruise Planning (CP).   This exceptional course is usually taken online by e-learning.   After you attain our internationally recognised Bachelor degree you may proceed towards your Master or Doctorate degree by guided research , w...
Who is Griffith University in Queensland?
Check out this interview from one of our Platinum Members - Griffith University English Language Institute. ...
My time in gastronomic richness of South Africa
Eight o’ clock and my phone reminds me loudly that today is the day – we are heading out to Cape Town City. It is warm enough outside to wear a thin jacket and a t-shirt, despite being winter. A glass of milk with muesli, and off we go!   My phone is ready to take photos before we even get in the car, with the SD card clean in order to have space enough to fill i...
Special offer for those attending ST Alphe Spain Conference 2018
For less than 2 nights in an hotel you get a 1 week course and 5 nights in the Club Hispanico!   In celebration of the 4th edition of the ST Alphe Conference in Malaga in January 2018 and in recognition of the city of Malaga as a fantastic study destination, we would very much like to invite school representatives and agents attending the Conference to take advantage of a very special o...
Summer Weekend Trips at CEC
The summer is a busy time here in CEC  as we open our doors to our summer school. We are looking forward to welcoming students from the four corners of the world. This promises to be another exciting and fun filled summer at CEC.   To ensure that students get to fully appreciate everything that Ireland has to offer, we have organised a variety of one day excursions. From ancient ...
Meet Anglo-Continental’s Marketing Intern, Efe Tekkanat
Efe Tekkanat is a second year media student at Bournemouth University and currently doing his internship at Anglo-Continental .  He writes regularly about culture and technology in his blog  www.efetekkanat.com   “I’ve always wanted to work in the communication industry, whether it’s advertising, marketing or public relations.  After looking at the un...
BELS Malta and Gozo: Summer Update
Although the BELS  team are extremely busy handling the peak season at their schools in Malta and Gozo, they have still managed to give us an interesting update about what's going on.   We thought we would touch base with your briefly this time, since we are terribly busy with peak season. Our Junior Programme started successfully, 2 weeks ago and our adult centres have hit th...
Mandarin Garden: Let the Chinese summer camp help you to tide over difficulties of learning Chinese
With the increasing number of foreigners coming to China, more and more people are learning Chinese, so that HSK is a kind of test for the learners. Many foreigners get a headache looking at the papers, so Chinese schools take it along at this time. And the Chinese summer camp  seems to be the most comfortable way to learn Chinese.   About Kids & Teens Camp courses   ...
Learning German with Alpha Aktiv – but that’s not all
So you already have some perfectly good reasons for learning German ... Maybe you want to be able to communicate with relatives, or to travel to Germany during your summer break, or prepare yourself for study in a German-speaking country. Maybe a German exchange student sparked your interest, or you have a friend who recommended it, or you just like the way the language sounds.   After ...
Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo: Pisa, more than just the leaning tower
Pisa is a bustling university city located in the heart of Tuscany. The city offers the opportunity to experience the richness of Italian history and culture and has lost none of its charm as a sanctuary for artists, writers, and poets since its golden era from the 9th to the 13th century.   The  river Arno  carves up in the historic centre of the city alongside c...
English Language Homestays: My favourite day of my trip to South Africa
The busiest and favourite day of my trip to  South Africa  so far was last Friday. We woke up at 9.00 and left the house at 10.30, after breakfast. We fetched Emma, my host sister, from school and departed to go see lions at Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary.   I was excited about the idea of seeing some “wild typical African animals”. It was absolutely awes...
The benefits of studying in beautiful Bristol
Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol is one of the most inspiring places in the world and a top city to visit in 2017, according to The Rough Guide.   It is compact enough to get around on foot, or bike -yet big enough to host a huge variety of cultural events throughout the year. In B...
15 years of Hispania Escuela de Espanol
In the Natural Park Albufera, just a few kilometers from the city of Valencia. Partners, current and former students, the staff and friends of Hispania, escuela de español have met in a beautiful setting to celebrate 15 years of Hispania, of learning, laughing, friendship and partnership.   "15 years, Hispania,“ the co-founder and CEO Victoria Sanahuja Gimeno begins the...
ITS Education Asia: Developing our Future Workforce - Innovation in Education
On Thursday 8 th  June 2017, ITS Executive Principal Albert Ma presented at the second Better Business Innovation Series event – a cross-business chamber initiative which draws together experts in multiple fields to discuss, share and possibly collaborate on projects which benefit the future of Hong Kong.   This event focused on education and included a wide variety of spea...
ALPADIA Language Schools started off their summer camps season!
The summer season has started and ALPADIA welcomed their first students in all of their summer camp destinations in Switzerland, France, Germany and England. Students get the chance to spend the summer at one of these fantastic destinations in Europe ! The summer language camp programmes offer students the choice of French, German, English and Italian courses which are combined with many exciting ...
Innovative New Programme at the Football & Language Academy
The 'Football & Language Academy' is an innovative new programme combining both English, Spanish or Italian language lessons with football training and matches as well as providing a social and cultural experience in Chester, England.   The Academy Programme is bespoke, so to meet your needs teams/players can stay for any length of time, any time of year from September 2017. The 'Fo...
Miss Universe Malta at Study World Global College
Global College Malta has been beautified over the past few weeks when it hosted the contestants of Miss Universe Malta 2017.   During one of the many meetings with Mr. Jeffrey Francalanza, it was stressed that the contest is no longer simply a beauty contest but it has become a holistic contest whereby the contestants are judged on different aspects of their personalities and intellect ...
Miss Universe Malta at Study World Global College
Global College Malta has been beautified over the past few weeks when it hosted the contestants of Miss Universe Malta 2017.   During one of the many meetings with Mr. Jeffrey Francalanza, it was stressed that the contest is no longer simply a beauty contest but it has become a holistic contest whereby the contestants are judged on different aspects of their personalities and intellect ...
BELS Mini Groups in Malta
The Mini Group courses (20 or 30 lessons) are a trade mark of the BELS brand! Following the great success that these courses have at BELS Gozo, we decided to add them to our portfolio of group courses, here at BELS Malta too! The Mini Groups because they have just a maximum of 6 students, not only provide more attention to each individual student from our teachers, but also allow u...
News from Bay Language Institute
There has been so much happening here at bli ! Our students from Switzerland, France, Libya, Germany, Angola, Belgium, Spain, UAE, Italy and the Netherlands have provided us with so much fun and incredibly crazy stories full of love and memories for a lifetime. Enjoy this very short overview of what exactly you have missed!   We had a bunch of students mad for adventure, who went skydiv...
ICC Hawaii: SMART Tips Will Help You Be A Better English Student
As an English language school in Hawaii that’s been around for decades and taught countless students from all around the world, we know there are some smart ways to study and some that aren’t so smart. For instance, what would happen if you only studied when you were in the mood or felt like it? You’d probably never study. In order to reach your best potential, there are some thi...
Camas Malta Summer Classes
Camas is launching Summer classes.   Do you want to improve your French or Spanish languages? Enroll now and find a new way to enjoy summer with CAMAS.   Start  Date :11th July 2017  OR : 22nd August 2017   Duration: 1 month (from 11/07/2017 to 17/08/2017 OR from 22/08/2017 to 21/09/2017).   Contact info@camasmalta.com  or visit the web...
An afternoon with girls
Last night, the girls announced that they had no school today, due to certain examinations being written that did not apply to them.  Promised them a trip to the village of Franschoek , so that they could go an discover this quaint little mountain village . It is here that French Protestants settled during the 1680’s, fleeing their native country due to religious persecution. ...
Junior Programme at F+U Academy of Languages: Learning and Fun Combined
Can kids enjoy a summer vacation in which they play and learn a foreign language? The answer is yes! Since 2007, F+U Academy of Languages has been offering a Junior Programme with daily German and English classes in July and August for children and teenagers from all over the world in Heidelberg in the south-west of Germany.   English is offered for children aged 12 to 15, while German ...
Edu-Inter: French Programs for Teenagers
A true French immersion experience!   We offer summer and winter French camp as well as individual or group High school experience programs for teenager from 10 to 17 years old.   By combining our French courses with outstanding activities or specialized camp, the student will experience the French language and culture in an unparalleled entertaining way.   C...
Junior Summer Programme at F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg
As every year, F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg offers language classes for children and teenagers from all over the world in July (German) and August (German and English): German for children and teenagers between 6 and 15, English for teenagers aged 12+. Courses are offered on different levels and age groups and are conducted by experienced teaching staff. Apart from language classes, our Jun...
Lisbon a perfect destination for international students
Natalia Barata SEE Learning Center’s founder and managing director/owner, shares her thoughts on Lisbon as a perfect destination for international students in this interview.   Why do you think international students have chosen to study in Lisbon?   Lisbon is home to one of the oldest universities in world. The University of Lisbon dates back to the 13th century, so th...
VII ELE Teachers Meeting AIL Madrid
The VII ELE Teachers Meeeting will take place between 31 July and 4 August at AIL Madrid in collaboration with Edinumen.   The Meeting is often a new experience for Spanish Teachers because it focuses not on simply acquiring new knowledge but on developing strategies for motivation within the classroom. Practical work is therefore prioritized over theory.   The participants w...
Transworld Schools: Studying English in the United States on a Budget
Investing in studying English for your professional future is an important and often expensive decision, especially when deciding to study in the United States. With ESL tuition prices and living costs increasing every year, students are under mounting pressure to complete their programs in the shortest amount of time in order to save money. This is unfortunate, as it denies many students the oppo...
Studying in Germany with Alpha Aktiv Language Academy
Studying in Germany nowadays is a dream of many young students all over the world. Why? Well, for starters, German universities are among the highest ranking in the world and therefore, a German degree is recognized all over the world. Additional to that, German universities offer sound academic training for relatively low costs. Merely a semester fee must be paid, an amount results between 100 an...
Introducing Simeon one of our high school integration student in South Africa
We always like it when an idea works!   But we get really excited when we have an idea which works really well!!   Simeon is one of our students from France who is attending a school in Simons Town, ( just south of Cape Town) at the very tip of South Africa.  He is living with a host family and going to school locally.  His High School allows him to study subje...
Living Learning English Teachers' Conference
Living Learning English  recently held its annual Teachers' Conference, attracting over 60 of our homestay teachers from across the UK for a day of CPD and networking.   Mark Fletcher's energetic plenary was very well received and our teachers enjoyed further sessions from him on using the linguistic environment and teaching tenses.   We also welcomed David Heathfield, ...
Individual bookings for Summer 2017 at Language Xchange Ireland
Not part of a school group, but want to take part in our unique Work Placement Program?  Would you like to join another group and come to Ireland? Would you like to book as an individual, but at group rates?  Following a successful individual-booking program in 2016, we will be open for individual bookings again for  summer 2017 ! Join a group that will include indivi...
Costa de Valencia: now with a new series of video tutorials for learning Spanish
For more than 20 years the language school Costa de Valencia, located in the city of Valencia (Spain), offers Spanish courses for foreigners – all year long and for all language levels. The school is accredited by the Cervantes Institute, one of the most influential institutes in Spain which is working on disseminating the teaching and the usage of the Spanish language in general.   ...
AIL Madrid opens a new school in Malaga
AIL Madrid have just opened a sister school in Malaga. Chris Haworth, the founder and School Director explained that he saw Malaga as the perfect destination for a second AIL school.   “AIL Madrid has been growing fast, and I really wanted to offer something that would share the AIL values of academic excellence combined with a fun approach to the whole student experience, but tha...
Special Promotion from NESE Boston
NESE is very pleased to announce that it is running a special promotion. Our Good News Discount 2017 provides students with a 5% discount on all housing accommodation and a 10% discount on tuition. Please visit the NESE website to learn more about NESE, its course and special promotions! ( www.nese.edu ).   These special discounted rates are applicable to all 4-week session...
The Kaplan Global Foundation Programme at IH Cape Town
The Kaplan Global Foundation Programme is a stepping stone to university. It has been designed for students who have completed high school education in their own country, and wish to enrol in an undergraduate degree at a university in the UK or Australia. With specially designed modules, students will improve their subject knowledge and develop the academic and English language skills needed for s...
Spanish courses and mountain bike tours in Granada, Spain
Granada is surrounded by magnificent mountains and several natural parks. On our mountain bike tours you will discover landscapes and the rich culture of Granada Province.   On a half-day ride we get above the city and into the favourite biking spot of the local granadinos. We descend into the cave district of  Sacramonte  where Flamenco clubs and tapas bars inhabit t...
ISO Quality Training with TrainingMalta
ISO 9001 is an international standard that provides guidelines for the implementation of a quality management system in an organisation.   There’s a lot of meaning to unpack in that statement, so let’s break it down into the most important bits and examine them more closely:   - International : ISO applies equally to companies across the world - Standard : It...
The Rise of the "New" New York Military Academy
NYMA has a strong reputation for training world leaders, leaders in business, the arts, and the military.  This training occurred primarily through a unique system of student apprenticeships and systems of classroom learning that provided intense authentic experiences and constant feedback.   128 years after first opening, the New York Military Academy was bought out of bankruptcy ...
Parent and Child English Language Success Story at Anglo-Continental
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Alexandre from Brazil back to Anglo-Continental  in Bournemouth, England after 35 years as he accompanied his Son who was studying with us. This is his story.   “My story with Anglo-Continental started back in September 1982 when I enrolled and stayed there studying for some months. I was only 19 years old at that time and was follo...
BELS Juniors Summer Programme Accommodation Update
Here's an update from BELS Malta on the Juniors Summer Programme. Please note, that all host families during the month of July are currently full. Hoping this will not discourage any bookings, we wish to remind you that within our Juniors residence we will have:   - Outdoor pool - 24/7 supervision by live-in leaders - Multi-lingual support - Free Wi-Fi in common areas -...
Spain Football Tours and Training Camps
If you are considering a training camp tour to Spain then please consider using 'Total Football Experience' to organise your bespoke tour.    Total Football Experience has partnered with the Hotel Thalasia Costa de Murcia to create a fantastic Spanish football experience for you and your players. Our football tour programme is available all year round and we will work with you to d...
TOEFL iBT online test at ELA Malta
Established in 1988, the English Language Academy (ELA Malta) is centrally located in the tourist and residential resort of Sliema, close to shops, cafes, boutiques and a frequent bus route.  ELA is fully licensed by the Malta Ministry of Education and is an accredited founder member of FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organizations in Malta).  We are currently the first a...
Study Globally and Grow
Studying abroad can be considered as one of the unique points that can set students apart from their peers. While some skills can be taught, others are gained through experience. Through studying abroad students get the opportunity to gain independence and learn self-reliance as they get the opportunity to analyse different cultural situations and solve a variety of problems that may crop up when ...
Summer Programmes at Oxford International Study Centre
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with origins dating back over eight hundred years. The Colleges of the University, with their beautiful architecture dating from mediaeval times in many cases, provide a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for educational, business and cultural programmes for visitors and students from all over the world. It is also an important cultural centre, with many...
Surf’s Up at Cial Lisbon
Portugal is one of Europe’s favorite surf destinations. All types of waves imaginable, epic scenery, hot sun for a good part of the year, (mostly) uncrowded breaks and best of all: hospitable people and great gastronomy.   If you’re planning to take a Portuguese language course and would like to learn how to surf while you’re on it, CIAL is the perfect place for y...
Charity begins at Home - IH Newcastle Internship Scheme with OXFAM
International House Newcastle have made a decision to turn their unpaid professional internships for EU students into a way to help major charities by not only offering  the extra ‘hands on’ helpers  but in addition donating  the internship placement fee to the charity involved.   Patricia Mullen ,Executive Director commented ‘We have been offering profe...
5 Reasons why Holiday English is so much fun for students
Location, Location, Location!   ILE Love English is primarily an online language school, but we are based on the sunny Mediterranean island of Malta. As we are located there we run summer courses on the island that mixes English lessons and tour guiding at the same time.   The Activities   In the summer, most lessons are held outdoors. Lessons are held at the beach...
Harrow House ranked in the TOP TEN UK Residential Summer Schools
We are pleased and proud to announce that in last months EL Gazette (www.elgazette.com), Harrow House  was ranked in the top ten residential schools in the UK, based on our most recent British Council report.   We have also been awarded the coveted ‘EL Gazette Centre of Excellence’ award. These accolades are awarded in recognition of our commitment to providing and ma...
LILA* Liverpool: Online
LILA* Liverpool always aims to be one step ahead in order to provide an innovative, exciting learning experience for international students. With the internet and social media being an integral part of daily life, LILA* has developed its services for both students and agents and is making its mark on the online world.   The first, most inclusive and flexible addition, comes in the form ...
Summer Youth Courses with Alpha Aktiv in beautiful Heidelberg
In the summer months (from June to September) we organize Summer Youth Courses. During this time, we devote the course content mainly to cultural and regional matters. Fun and entertainment are an important part of this program. The Summer Youth Course is directed mainly at teenagers and young adults who want to improve their language skills during their summer vacation.   The language ...
Summer School – by the sea on the sunny south coast
DID YOU KNOW …. That at English Language Homestays   we have over 23% of returning students on our Summer School? That can’t be bad, can it?   Its always great when students tell you they have enjoyed it and would like to return the following year, but for us, when they actually do re-book, it makes us very excited.    Our summer School is small and ...
News from Hispania Escuela de Espanol
Excitement, happiness, nervousness... these are some of the feelings many students have before they reach their destination and their Spanish school. And this is not surprising, as a new world is waiting for them to be discovered, full of colour, culture and learning, and for sure of fun and personal enrichment.   Nothing develops intelligence like travel. - Emile Zola , writer. &...
International School of Advanced Learning Earns Accreditation from ACCET
The International School of Advanced Learning, a one-stop academic and cultural immersion center for foreign students and professionals, today announced it has earned formal accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, the premier national accreditation agency.   Accreditation means the school has been examined and found in compliance with ACCET’...
Fun and French for Teens
Edu-inter  offers 10 thematic Summer French programs for teens to improve their French efficiently while having fun. It is more than a 100% French immersion, it is a life experience!    Summer French Camps for Teens (Age: 10 - 17) - June 12 th and August 4 th , 2017   The summer French immersion school for teenagers has been offered every summer since 2006. T...
Why is it important to speak English?
Speaking English allows you to actually broaden your world, from job opportunities to the ability to relate to people from every country.   Knowing the language makes it much more interesting every trip.   Anywhere you want to go in the world you can find someone who speaks English. If we account only the country where the English language is the official language, the United...
Korea to Cádiz we have students from all over the world!
Hye Yeong Hwang comes from in Seoul in South Korea. Julio Sanchez comes from Cádiz but works in Sevilla in southern Spain.  Both of them are studying at Glasgow School of English .  I met with them in the School and we had an interesting chat about what they think about Glasgow, Scotland and the School in general.   Neither had visited Scotland before, but Hye Yeong&r...
AP program USA - ILM Pisa and Viareggio
"My experience in Pisa and the Mediterranean Language Institute was very unique, and it opened my eyes to a new world. When my Italian teacher in the US spoke to me of an opportunity to go to study and live alone in Italy for two weeks, I was immediately interested because I had never done such a thing in my life as a student. After finishing the examination AP, I thought about how I could impro...
5 tips to improve your listening skills for the Cambridge exams - IH Madrid
We are proud to publish in the International House Blog a great article written by our International House Madrid  teacher Frank C. Zirit, whose experience in teaching English and preparing students for Cambridge exams has enabled him to give the examinees the best advice possible for these tests, but also any listening test you could expect for. We hope you find th...
Dragon Boat Race 2017 for Taiwan Mandarin Institute
Taiwan Mandarin Institute   is again participating in the Dragon Boat festival 2017. A full team squad of 30 students and teachers are participating in the Mixed International heats (Main Event). All students of TMI who are not participating in the event are still welcome to join the TMI tent on the event days where refreshments will be served. Any students who are members of the team, plea...
Why Learning English Is A Dreaded Chore For Some Students
As an English language school in Hawaii we know all too well not all students love coming to class, or even have the desire to learn the most spoken language in the world. Lots of people love other subjects such as art or history – but English, not so much. Why do some people abhor this subject? We have a few answers.   For some students,  it isn’t their choice to lear...
New accommodation at BELS Gozo
BELS Gozo is the place to be! Due to popular demand, BELS Gozo has taken on a superior residence similar to the superior residence in Malta; modern, well-lit and air-conditioned. The BELS Gozo Superior Residence, which is located in Victoria (Gozo’s capital city), will be available as of 02/06/2017 and  here is the description  for your perusal. Prices are same as ...
Interview with Johannes Kraus, Owner of Kurus English in Cape Town South Africa
Why do you think  Kurus English  is a Quality English school? Quality English's reputation globally stands for privately owned and professional EFL colleges. Kurus English is such a college and, from my point of view, fits perfectly into the Quality English family. Our school is boutique and professionally run and after now 9 years in operation, has built its reputation not onl...
OXBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OF KILMURRY Delivers an Accredited Certified Training Course
Oxbridge Unversity of Kilmurry © (OUK) Delivers An Accredited-Certified Training Course in: Tourism, Cruising & Hotel Management (TCHM) and Business Transformation   Introduction   OUK is highly distinguished from other universities and training colleges in Tourism, Travel, Cruising & Hotel Management (TCHM). This exceptional course is usually taken online by e-...
Special offer for those attending ST Alphe Spain Conference 2018
In celebration of the 4th edition of the ST Alphe Conference in Malaga in January 2018 and in recognition of the city of Malaga as a fantastic study destination, we would very much like to invite school representatives and agents attending the Conference to take advantage of a very special offer:    a 1 week Intensive Spanish course at Malaca Instituto  with accommodation in...
High School Year Program for Students with Mobility and Learning Disabilities 2017-2018
LingooNinja & LingooSchool have announced improvements to the “Student Accessibility Service” for the 2017/2018 Academic Year in Ireland.   Marketing Director Jon Rainey explained “Our company prides itself in doing all it can to make each and every student feel warmly welcome in Ireland, we also reach out to them to assist with any physical or learning difficultie...
How are ILE’s business English lessons revolutionising the education world?
Whatever industry students work in, ILE creates lessons suited to it! Students simply need to send us their company’s website, any brochures with their job description, the products or services they sell or develop and we will create an entire course around it. Yes, we can. We’ve done it before.   ILE’s Business lessons are ideal for busy executives or business student...
International House InTuition Languages Voted Best Language School in England 2016
Educationstars, the independent Review site that specialies on Language schools has rated InTuition Languages  the best school in England for 2016.   Norman Renshaw the Managing Director says: “We’re delighted to have won this award. It is a down to our great team at InTuition and our amazing group of really hospitable homestay teachers. The secret to this success is ...
Anglo-Continental:10 ways to learn English outside of the classroom
Studying English within a classroom environment is the main focus of many English language students but how can you support your learning outside of the classroom? Anglo-Continental www.anglo-continental.com recommends 10 ways to learn English outside of the classroom:   - Read books in English. Choose books you have already read in your native language or those that have been made in...
Evening Lessons at the English Language Academy
Following continuous requests, ELA  has started to offer three different packages which take place from 18:00 to 19:30.   The maximum number of students is limited to ten participants per class and students can choose from two, three or five, 90-minute lessons per week.   Tuition prices start from Euro 30.00 per week.   Please contact us on info@elamalta.co...
EAQUALS grants CASTEL the Gold Star
Castel Education  is now an accredited member of EAQUALS. For years, Castel has endeavoured to maintain the highest possible standards and these efforts have now been recognised by one of the most influential and prestigious organisations in the ESL industry.    It is safe to say that during the inspection process, no stone was left unturned. From beginning to end, all EAQUAL...
BELS Updates
BELS Malta & Gozo accommodation description update   As you are aware, every year we are tirelessly improving our standards & our accommodation options; this year is no exception. Please download the updated shared/private apartments descriptions for:   BELS Gozo Xlendi Sea Side Rustic Apartments BELS Gozo Victoria Studio Apartments BELS Malta Shared Apartment...
25th Anniversary of French in Normandy
Pop open the bottle of champagne because  French in Normandy   is celebrating its 25th anniversary!   This year we are giving away a birthday bottle champagne to one of our valued agents each month! Be entered into our monthly prize draw every time you send a new booking and every month FIN will randomly draw a winner to receive a bottle o...
One of the key attractions of coming to Edinburgh was the chance to stay with host families
Giovanna Malchiodi comes from Piacenza, near Milan in northern Italy.   She is the leader of a group of 50, mainly 15 and 16 year old, Italian students currently studying at our School in Edinburgh.  None of these students had ever been to Scotland, so I began our conversation by asking what they knew about our country before they travelled and then what their first impressions have...
ACET and Cork Airport bound for take-off
Cork Airport have launched yet another new route, adding to the airport’s growing portfolio of destinations. This June, SWISS will be operating a Zurich-Cork route.   SWISS, a wonderful airline and part of the Lufthansa Group, will be a great addition to Cork and the flight will operate twice-weekly. Vicky Power, Marketing Director at ACET says of the new flight:  ‘ It...
Earn 10% Commission on Lingoo.Academy Bookings
Once again, we're pleased to report very strong bookings for www.Lingoo.Academy in Summer 2017. Our program will run 11th June until 3rd September, with a minimum stay of two weeks.   Included in the price is full board accommodation, airport transfers, all day trips, all activities, and 15 hours of English per week on top of 24-7 English Immersion environment.  Our residential a...
March 2017 at Gateway School of English in Malta
March has been an eventful month at our school in Malta. We’ve had great outdoor English conversation classes in Spinola Bay St Julian’s, a short walking distance from the school, where students had the opportunity to speak about their English language learning experience in Malta.   The students together with their teacher produced the video below which we wanted to share w...
Bristol Life Awards Finalist
Congratulations to us!  We are one of the finalist of the Bristol Life Awards chosen from over 414 entries!    The Awards which will be held on 27th April is to celebrate the very best of Bristol businesses. These will be tightly contested Awards with a great number of local companies involved.    The Awards are organised by MediaClash, publishers of Bristol...
AUT student volunteers her way to Russia
An AUT Sport and Recreation student will represent New Zealand at an international volunteering forum taking place in Russia later this year.   Second year student, Claudia Raven, will be the country’s only university student representative at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering conference in Kazan, Russia in July.   Funded by FISU and sup...
Curious Florence - Florence and the Explosion of the Cart
Among the most characteristic Easter events in central Italy is the Explosion of the Cart in Florence, Tuscan Capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.   The celebration dates back to the First Crusades, undertaken to liberate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre from the hands of the “infidels.”   Legend has it that a Florentine crusader that was the first t...
My seal snorkeling experience at IH Cape Town
Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte (the intern) and today I want to share an amazing experience: Seal snorkeling. This was the first thing on my bucket list before I went to Cape Town.   So on the 11th of March I finally decided to do it. Of course you have to book it because it’s a popular activity(Totally understandable). We (me and two friends) booked the Seal snorkeling via the ...
Spanish and Arabic culture in Granada
Students with an intermediate Spanish level can book a private programme regarding the Arabic culture in Granada. This programme is a complement to the Spanish lessons.   Granada exudes a mystical sense of beauty that not many Spanish cities can compare to.   As the last city to be returned to the Christian conquistadors after several hundred centuries of Muslim ruling, ...
Tipperary Co-owned Company Leads Way In Foreign Exchange Student Hosting
An Irish owned and managed company has emerged as an aggressive market leader hosting foreign exchange students following years of decline in the sector. LingooSchool & LingooNinja incorporated in 2016 following lengthy negotiations and planning by a number of host families formerly affiliated with companies based on mainland Europe, has emerged as the largest network of host families for exch...
NEW extensive evening courses starting 10 April at Linguaschools
You have no idea what these guys on the beach mean with “ cerveza, agua “? You don’t understand what your neighbours mean when they say “ silencio, por favor “? Waiters laugh at you when you order a “ pizza con polla “?   STOP, don’t go any further and sign up for part-time Spanish classes starting 10 April Septemb...
Maltalingua has a brand new website
After many months of creative development, we are very pleased to release the latest version of our new Schools website. Yes, we are a little sad to see our old site confined to the archives of the internet but we do love harnessing new technologies.   Besides, the school now has so many new memories which are displayed all over the site and in the new school photo galleries ( Adult ph...
We are Camas
CAMAS is a French group funded in 2001 in order to meet the professional demand in terms of professional training for the aviation and airport industry. For more than a decade, the group has been working closely with active professionals to deliver high-quality training courses.   Today, the group owns 24 physical training centers worldwide, in France, Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Malta...
Introducing TrainingMalta to our Network
TrainingMalta is an innovative further education training provider that has a portfolio of courses that focus on personal or professional development. Our target audience is adults, who might be trainers themselves, business executives or entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about different effective methodologies and technologies.   Our courses are fun, engaging and informative. ...
South African High School Integration
Over the past few years, South African High Schools have seen a huge increase in popularity with European students wanting to study there.   Our links with major High Schools around Cape Town have enabled us to send European students from France; Spain; Italy; Switzerland; Germany and Holland to study there.   Its certainly a growing market!   The South Africa...
F+U International Boarding School in Heidelberg
The F+U group of companies has recently started a boarding school for minor students from overseas in Heidelberg, Germany. F+U International Boarding School caters to students aged 14 to 18, giving them the opportunity of attending F+U’s educational programmes without being accompanied by their parents.   F+U International Boarding School offers a safe environment and individual ...
Improve your English by taking part in the Edinburgh Festival!
BREAKING NEWS! Scotland Study Centre (SSC) has registered with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to put on the show ‘Culture Internationale ’ – and YOU can take part!   For the entire period of the Edinburgh Festival, from August 4 th – 28 th , students on Scotland Study Centre’s  ‘Caledon’ (Culture and Language Education’) and  ...
Football and English Language Academy Course - July 2017
The Football & Language Academy delivers innovative programmes combining both English language lessons, football training, competitive matches and a social & cultural experience.     Our aim is to improve your English language skills and your all-round football techniques using a variety of the latest development philosophies, methods and strategies. All of our UE...
Jazzitup Kids Summer
Jazzitup Kids Summer Camp is starting on 10th July right through to the end of August!   We offer day and residential camps beautiful private schools located off Baker Street and in Hampstead. We provide weekly school holiday programmes, divided into 4 levels (beginners to advanced) for children from 4 to 14 with English as a second language. We offer themed day...
An ESL professional’s view of Glasgow School of English
Anabella Chavez (seen here with Andrew Lennox, the President of the school) works for ESL, a major international agency in the world of English language teaching. She is based in Panama but recently came to Scotland for the first time, where she is studying for a few weeks at Glasgow School of English. Given her industry background, it was interesting to meet up with her and find out what she thin...
ILE - an Innovative English School with Attractive Commission for Agents
The future is online   We would like to introduce to you ILE Love English, a 21st Century English School. We have established ourselves over the past year and are delighted with our excellent track record in terms of student satisfaction. We have been encouraged by our growth in popularity amongst our existing network thus far.   As agents, you certainly have s...
fRilingue: 10th Anniversary Art Camp
fRilingue is now 10 years old! That’s right, this summer will mark 10 years since we held our first language camp in Fribourg, Switzerland - how time flies!   We’ve already started celebrating with competitions & prize giveaways, and this summer we plan to celebrate in style with staff both past and present. However, we’re not just celebrating with competitions and...
Malaca Instituto: Young Adult PLUS courses
What do teenagers really need from a vacation course? Perhaps the better question would be “what do their parents want”! The answer is probably a mix of positive items and outcomes ranging from making new friends, expanding horizons and developing language skills. However, as a father of a 17 year old, I am certain that many would say that the number 1 objective is “improving the...
Why English Before University – From Martha Hall, NESE’s Director (The New England School of English)
One factor that significantly improves a student’s chances of successfully completing their academic program at a US college or university is their attendance at an Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to beginning their studies or as part of a pathways program that facilitates their admission. Students gain exposure to many skills that will be expected of them when they enter a US college ...
Scuola Virgilio: Cycling in Trapani and Around Western Sicily
Located on the westernmost tip of Sicily, Trapani is a flat medium-sized town where getting around by bike is very convenient... and extremely enjoyable, especially in spring and autumn - both very good seasons to attend private italian lessons in Sicily. Virtually all the students attending an Italian language course at Scuola Virgilio go cycling around town at least once, many rent a bike in Tra...
Introducing the Football and Language Academy
The ‘Football & Language Academy’ delivers innovative courses to individuals, small groups and teams. We are a hand’s on, enthusiastic team of experienced football coaches and tutors. Our unique courses combine both English language lessons with football training and competitive matches. We are also looking to deliver a fantastic social and cultural experience and there is no...
Anglo-Continental: 10 Reasons to Study English in Bournemouth
1. Large Student Population: Bournemouth has a large student population from all over the world. Anglo-Continental welcomed students from 68 different countries in 2016.   2. Most Popular Destination outside London:  Bournemouth is the most popular destination in the UK to study English outside of London.  Providing easy access to London and the rest of Europe. Bournemouth ...
Intercultura: How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica
One of our most asked questions by our long-term students is how long do they have to stay out of the country to renew their tourist visa.   This question was answered recently in  The Tico Times .  What you should need to know is summarized below. This shall help you to be well prepared for your upcoming stay in Costa Rica.  People will probably tell you that yo...
Travel Education Degrees
If you search the Internet, you will find hundreds of schools that teach you how to become a travel agent and work in the travel industry, in various specific areas. But please note that these standard courses are rather rigid and offer you very little choice within the subject area that you selected. Also, you will find very few schools or universities, that offer you degree courses in travel, pa...
All you ever wanted to know about Carnival in Milan
What is the Ambrosian Carnival and why is it different from the Roman rites? Keep reading to learn more about a unique tradition in Italy, .   Origins and traditions. Carnival traditions and celebrations have ancient origins. It possibly has its roots in a primitive festival honouring the beginning of the new year and the rebirth of nature, though it is also possible that the begin...
ExSSCitement ahead at Scotland Study Centre (SSC)!
I taught at Hijiyama from 1992 till 1999, and I have run their summer English language program in Edinburgh since then. Hijiyama have asked me to give presentations and present workshops on Academic and Business English and also to promote the SSC ‘Caledon’ (Culture and Language Education) and ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’ summer programs. I will also give similar presentatio...
Summer School is coming to English Language Homestays
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already signed up for our Multi National Summer School.   As you know, we " kick off" on the 26th June.   Its been super to see so many different Agents asking for information on our Theme for this summer - Much Ado about Shakespeare which takes in a Workshop at the Globe as well as the chance for your students to make an up to date Trag...
A New Dawn in English Immersion!
It's not every day a new opportunity comes along which you can offer your students as a unique experience in English Immersion, in Ireland. We're blazing a trail, with 4 specialist products you can now offer to students at incredible prices - LingooSchool, LingooCamp, LingooAcademy & LingooNinja. We also pay generous commissions! You can view our vetted & approved host families at ...
Italian Learning Experience in the Heart of the Mediterranean Sea
“The Province of Trapani is a digest of the Mediterranean lifestyle" -Guido Piovene, 1956.   The area of Trapani, on the westernmost tip of Sicily, still today offers the most representative sample of Mediterranean lifestyle of all Italy. Its economy thrives on agriculture, fishing and winegrowing. The seaside town of Trapani and the saltpans nature reserve next to it (where win...
The International Tango Festival is one of the leading Music and Dance Festivals in the cultural life of Granada
The city of Granada presents a new edition of the Tango Festival from 14th to 19th of March 2017 dedicated to this style of dance, which originally comes from Argentina and is practiced all over the world nowadays.   In recent years there has been a rapid growth of tango enthusiasts and professional dancers, which actually shows that tango is a manifestation of modern urban culture. T...
Syrian Students are learning English in a new home in Scotland
We all know that Syria has had a terrible time in the last few years. A lot of people would like to leave, but relatively few have been able to do so.   In partnership with North Ayrshire Council, Glasgow School of English has been delighted to welcome a number of Syrian refugees recently.  In the picture below, they are, from left to right:   Abdulsalam Idlebi, Ahmad ...
Jazzitup Kids Holiday Camps
Jazzitup Kids Ltd is a UK company founded in 2011 providing English language courses through the performing arts for children from 4 to 14. We teach kids English through acting, singing, movement, art, craft and workbook projects with a focus on public speaking and new vocabulary and grammar acquisition. Our curriculum was created in London, in partnership with Chickenshed, the award winning inclu...
English Language Academy: Teen Camp
The English Language Academy (ELA Malta) was established 29 years ago. We welcome students of all ages from the age of four. Our major selling points are location (central Sliema, Malta’s foremost residential and tourist area), small international groups and family atmosphere. We are also the only Toefl iBT center in Malta. Although a medium sized school, we offer all the services the big sc...
Gateway School of English launches new website!
Over at Gateway School of English, the New Year has brought a celebration of a different sort – the school’s 15th anniversary and the launch of a revamped website! It includes all the user friendly functions with greater style and visual appeal.   As the school itself has put it on the website's latest blog post ( http://english-malta.com/1318/ ), it is "an embrace of li...
High School Integration in Sunny South Africa
English Language Homestays has just returned from the sunny climes of Cape Town. We spent the last ten days there visiting new and existing schools.   It was very reassuring to know that our Host Families there are still as enthusiastic and the schools likewise. So do consider a High School Integration.   We have personally inspected all of the Schools and are pleased with ...
Humboldt-Institut Opens New Summer Center in Bavaria
German language provider Humboldt-Institut opens a new summer location for July 2017 in the Bavarian city of Kempten.   Located in the southernmost holiday region of Germany, at the foothills of the Alps, Kempten is close to famous Neuschwanstein castle.   Based at the JUFA youth hostel, with whom the Humboldt-Institut also collaborates for its summer camp in Meersburg, the...
The Importance of the Acquisition of a Language in Context
“Languages are the pedigrees of nations” - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)   Language is, in addition to a form of communication, a way of understanding the everyday practices of the speakers, an ideological expression that hides or reveals our way of decoding our environment, the way we live. To learn a new language is, undeniably, to be born again, to learn everything all ove...
SEE Learning Center’s New Accreditation: Bildungsurlaub
SEE Learning Center is delighted to announce the latest addition to our long and ever-growing list of accreditations and partnerships; we are now an official Bildungsurlaub institution.   One of the perks for workers in Germany is 5 days per year of paid study leave, known as Bildungsurlaub. Many German employees use this opportunity to study a foreign language. That's where See Learn...
Scottie, the kilt and the bagpipes (part 2)
If you read our last article, then you’ll know that the Scottish kilt, the “skirt” that is worn as part of “Highland Dress” is actually the invention of an Englishman! Don’t tell Scottie – our Schools’ mascot! However, we did promise that we’d tell you a bit more about Scottie’s kilt and, in particular, about his bagpipes.   ...
Easter 2017 at OISC
The importance of carefully-planned revision during school holidays cannot be over-stated. A term’s worth of thorough work and diligently completed assignments can be undone with the wrong attitude to private study. However, a well-structured revision programme can be the difference between a mediocre grade and a strong one.   Exam revision is a deeply personal task: some studen...
Great experience at Hispania, Escuela de Espanol, Valencia
Jeroen is a 23-year-old student, who studies Marketing at the Hanzehogeschool, a University in Groningen, The Netherlands. He got the chance to do an internship at Hispania, escuela de español a Spanish language school in Valencia, Spain. Here you can read his story about how it is to be part of the close marketing team that works at Hispania, how his experience learning Spanish was at the ...
Scottie, the kilt and the bagpipes (part 1)
It’s a subject of great interest to many of the students who come to study with us here in Scotland why some Scotsmen wear what appears to be a woman’s skirt or dress. In most of Europe and North America only women wear skirts. However, in Africa, India and indeed parts of Europe and Asia, male “skirts”, in the form of a length of material, sometimes called a sarong, a vesh...
Toledo as a Classroom. Aula Toledo.
The fastest way to increase one’s knowledge of a foreign language is to have direct contact with that language and to take in its culture. Thus, the ideal option is to live in the country where that language is spoken. One’s choice of destination can be a decisive factor in whether one ultimately has a successful experience. Our advice?   Try to find a place that is not cr...
Learn REAL and FAST in 2017 with Scotland Study Centre (SSC), Edinburgh!
Scotland Study Centre (SSC) is continuing to develop in 2017 as a specialist language school that focuses on training learners FAST in the REAL language/s they need to succeed in their own specific academic and business/work careers. SSC also continues to focus on maximising the benefit of studying on short, intensive language courses in Edinburgh by integrating learners into the language and cult...
Anglo-Continental partner with Premier League AFC Bournemouth to offer English plus Football for summer 2017
After an extremely successful first year of offering English plus Football, Anglo-Continental continues its partnership with Premier League team AFC Bournemouth for summer 2017.   With 66 years of teaching experience, Anglo-Continental's English plus Football course offers a unique mixture of English lessons, football coaching sessions, excursions and activities for students aged 10 t...
Aviation Training Courses at English Language Hometays
Operational aviation professionals are required to reach and maintain ICAO level 4 and above.   Our aviation English course aims to reach a level 4 or above in the ICAO language proficiency scale and provide entrants with the necessary English language skills in order to operate safely and effectively in an aviation environment.   The course covers a range of topics ...
"Personalized programs “- a key to a better understanding of Russian Language
There are different ways to organize a learning process for the second language. Some institutions use systems that have proved their efficiency over the years, others are supporters of innovative approaches that are changing twice a year. In Educa’s opinion, the best way to make our students fall in love with the Russian language and get high quality results is to combine communicative appr...
Unilang International School of Languages launches new website
Unilang International School of Languages is proud to launch its new website.   You can find it here on www.unilangeducation.com .     After months of endless meetings, discussions, testing and making changes in everything including our logo, the new website is out and we at Unilang couldn't be happier. The page now reflects the spirit which is Unilang; young, fresh ...
London Family Course at St Giles International
St Giles Family Courses offer an exceptional opportunity to families wanting to enjoy an educational holiday and immerse themselves in English culture. On this popular summer course, children and parents study English separately in the mornings and come together in the afternoons for an exciting social programme consisting of a variety of games, activities and visits to local attractions and nearb...
Top 10 Tips for Studying Abroad by SEE Learning Center
Studying abroad is exciting and fun but you might feel a little nervous about being away from home. There are several things you can do that will help you have the best possible time on your study trip.   1.  Bring something you love with you. Having something familiar, like a desk mascot or a favourite mug can make your room feel more like home and be comforting if you feel a li...
Glasgow – “after two weeks it felt like home”
One of the nice things about Glasgow School of English (and, to be fair, most other schools of English) is that we get a wide range of people from all over the world who want to come and study in Scotland. I recently met with three students, Elena Stauffer from Italy (on the right), Robin Carron from Switzerland (in the middle) and Valentina Sastoque from Colombia (on the left).   All...
LCI Language Centers: Quality English Schools in Affordable American Cities
Many international students study in major US cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While these are great destinations, they can also be very expensive. All four LCI Language Centers locations—Denver (Colorado), Houston (Texas), Kansas City (Missouri) and Roanoke (Virginia)—have a cost of living that is substantially lower. Here are only a few examples:  ...
Oxford Summer Experience
Oxford Summer Experience is an academically exciting and challenging programme for students who are aged at least 16. Participants must be fluent in English. The emphasis is on an immersive cultural and social experience, and students on this course should expect to try a diverse range of different activities during their time in Oxford.   The three course options listed below all inc...
Christmas 2016 in Milan: markets, events and traditions
Christmas officially kicks off on December 7, the day when we celebrate St. Ambrose, the patron saint of the city.   "Oh bej! Oh bej! the most important and traditional Christmas fair in Milan is held from 7 December (day of the patron saint of Milan, Ambrose) until the following Sunday.   Its name dates back to 1510 and comes from the exclamations of joy the Milanese child...
Offering students a unique experience of London!
Hello again from all of us at London Language Lab. We hope you've had a great 2016 – and that you manage to get some rest and relaxation in the weeks to come. You deserve it!   We've had a busy time since we last wrote. We were recently featured in the EL Gazette, where we discussed what we've learned so far about running a school; our methodology book TEACHING LEXICALLY, part o...
Portsmouth English Language School: December 2016 Review
Portsmouth English Language School is a small and friendly school on the south coast of England, 90 minutes from London, close to the city centre, the Historic Dockyard, Gunwarf outlet shopping centre, Spinnaker Tower and the beach. Our aim is to give students a specifically designed cultural and educational experience in a comfortable, caring and welcoming environment. Our teachers are qualified,...
Exclusive Legal English Courses at Cambridge Law Studio
Cambridge Law Studio is one of the world’s most trusted and successful providers of education in legal English. We offer the best courses in legal English as we exclusively offer courses to law students and lawyers. We were established in the late twentieth century and are members of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales. We are accredited by the Accreditation Se...
End of Year News from Bay Language Institute
This year has just raced by and this update is more than overdue! We hope that you are well and busy and that this year has brought you happiness, health and success.   As we watch our students engaging in exciting adventures outside the classroom, returning to their home countries having made the most incredible memories for life, we feel we need to share a few of these with you. As ...
Terramare: Christmas in Italian
Christmas is a very special time, even more in the lovely region of Tuscany between the islands of the archipelago and the lagoon of Orbetello, between the coasts of Argentario and the landscape of the Maremma.   The deep blue of the Sea and the manifold green colors of the Mediterranean countryside create a wonderful contrast to the rich colors of the soil. The noise in the city seem...
Humboldt-Institut offers German language courses in weekly Advent calendar drawing!
From December 1 to 24, a total of 4 two-week German courses including accommodation is drawn on www.humboldt-institut.org   German language school Humboldt-Institut is happy to announce the Humboldt Advent calendar's fifth season with a chance to win a two-week intensive German language course every week until Christmas!   Advent calendars are very popular in Germany, espec...
Castel Education's own Mannequin Challenge
"I was browsing through my Facebook feed one day and I saw all of these really cool videos put together by celebrities, bodybuilders, footballers, and regular Joe soaps , having a few drinks in their local bar, and I thought, ‘we should definitely give this a go!’."   This is what Garry Sheahan, Business Development Executive at Castel Education told us when we asked him w...
Summer time is here! Study English whilst having fun!
Summer is the best time to visit the Gold Coast. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches, a fantastic weather; study English and do fun activities all at the same time!   The Language Academy has fantastic English Plus Activities Packages, which are always popular at this time of the year.   Contact us for details: study@thelanguageacademy.com.au ...
English Language Homestays UK: Teachers in Cornwall
Cornwall is a beautiful magical place to visit and the locals like to keep it a secret.   Incredible views, lovely beaches and warmhearted people. Surfing and windsurfing lovers - this is your destination, it has the longest coastline and most exposure to the Atlantic swells anywhere in mainland Britain.   However, we have some Tutors living there who are willing to op...
BELS online English language courses for General and Business English
This programme is designed for students who are unable to attend face-to-face lessons and who wish to take online lessons from the comfort of their homes. The objectives of the lessons are catered to your individual needs, which may include (but are not limited to) General, Business and Conversational day-to-day topics. You will focus on a range of skills to help you speak English more fluently an...
From Brazil to Belgium, Our English Language Students All Have One Thing in Common!
Matheus Barros and Elisabeth Dewulf (pictured here with Scottie, the School mascot) come from two very different countries. Matheus is from Brazil, specifically the north of Brazil (where he says there are two seasons – summer and summer!), while Elisabeth is from Belgium. They also have very different backgrounds: Matheus has a degree in music and is involved in teaching music, while Elisab...
Smaller schools, out-of-the-way destinations and relationships
If we take a good look at the language travel industry, it is clear that it is dominated by a number of large, well-resourced language teaching companies. These organisations have good marketing budgets and can afford to attend every workshop and fair, giving them a massive advantage over smaller language schools.   So, where does this leave the smaller schools? In this industry we're...
Winter Programmes at OISC
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with its origins dating back over eight hundred years. It is a very beautiful city in winter, when the university students are in residence, and the town is not overcrowded. We are now welcoming individuals and groups for winter programmes in Oxford, which we have organised for over ten years. From October to April we offer excellent low season prog...
Bournemouth and Poole Welcomes International Education Agents
The International Education Forum (IEF) hosted a familiarisation trip for 9 international education agents to showcase the Bournemouth and Poole area between 19 and 21 October 2016. The agents enjoyed an action-packed programme during the three days, visiting international education institutions in Bournemouth and Poole, participating in sightseeing tours of the area and meeting both the Mayors of...
Pink October at Unilang International School of Languages
We at Unilang International School of Languages believe that apart from helping our students learn English, we need to help them become more aware of the difficulties and concerns that we come across in our daily routines.   One such concern is the high percentage of cancer sufferers who, had they been more aware of the signs might have had treatment at an earlier stage.   ...
Bournemouth - a popular English Language Learning Destination
Did you know that Bournemouth is the most popular place to study English in England outside of London?   Blessed with over 11 kilometres of golden sandy beaches, over 2000 acres of glorious gardens and parks plus an excellent mix of recreational activities is it any wonder that Bournemouth can boast of being the most popular place to study English in England outside of the capital. ...
What do our summer students think about Glasgow School of English?
We are happy to say that while most language schools in the UK have had a decrease in numbers in 2016 we have not. So far this year, we have not experienced reduced student numbers, and we still have lots more students coming to Scotland in the last quarter of the year.   We work hard to keep our students happy, and believe that the quality of our teaching, our competitive prices and ...
BELS English language schools brand re-fresh
It is with great pleasure that we announce BELS English Language Schools will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary during 2017.   All three of BELS' operations (Adults - Gozo, Adults - St. Paul's Bay & Juniors - St. Paul's Bay) are currently undergoing a brand re-fresh as featured in the image on the left hand side of this article.   BELS English Language Schools also ...
F+U Berlin is ready for 2017
The time has come: the new price list 2017 for F+U Academy of Languages Berlin is ready and can be downloaded and ordered via our website (www.fuu-languages.berlin).   Please let us know in case you wish to receive print versions of the brochure (English or German). We will happily send you copies.   Some highlights -2017: Heritage protected on the outside, modern on the...
See Learning Center: Top 10 Reasons To Study Portuguese
Learning any foreign language is rewarding but there are plenty of reasons why learning Portuguese is particularly good for you. 1. Portuguese is the 6 th most widely spoken language in the world so it's potentially far more useful than French, German or Italian. 2. It's the 3 rd most spoken European language and the fastest-growing in terms of learners. 3. Although it's gaining pop...
CIAL Centro de Linguas in Portugal awarded ‘PME Líder 2016’ status.
This label rewards SMEs that through their performance and high rating are recognized as playing an important role in the socio-economic development of the country by means of strategic growth and competitive leadership.   This label is awarded annually by the Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (IAPMEI), the Board of Tourism and 11 major banks operating in Portu...
Students plan their own programmes
Students on courses at Weymouth English Centre next summer will be able to plan their own programme of free time activities.   The school is using new software which enables students to log in from any pc, tablet or smartphone and choose from a variety of sports, activities, local visits and excursions. They can do this before they even come to Weymouth.   "The system allow...
Citipointe Christian College: Fascinate Young Writers Festival
The Fascinate Young Writers Festival is a writing competition for students aged 8-18 in the categories of short stories or poems.   Congratulations to the following students:   Matthias Campbell in Year 4 Aspire entered a poem called 'Lest We Forget' and won for the Poetry category in the Junior Primary age group and also won for his age group overall.   Amy Doyl...
London Language Lab News
London Language Lab are delighted to announce that they now have accreditation from both QISAN and ASIC, which allows them to bring in students from outside the EU on short-term study visas of up to eleven months, and is an excellent stepping stone on the road to full British Council / English UK accreditation, which they are aiming for in the first half of 2017.   They are also start...
Greetings from the new girl in town!
Hello there! Привет! My name is Ellie and I’m the newest arrival at Liden and Denz Moscow! I am from the UK and am a recently graduated student with a degree in Russian and French.   I studied French at school and it was always my favourite subject… until I started learning Russian at university that is! I chose Russian to accompany French during my higher studies for var...
5 itineraries in Milan that will leave you speechless
You probably know Milan as the capital of Made in Italy, fashion and design, and in the past as a major industrial city. You can still appreciate the coexistence between the evidences of a past season – brownfield sites, industrial archaeology masterpieces etc. and the signs of a vital reality -, research and production centres.   You might have heard that it takes time, dedicat...
Knowing more than one language opens great opportunities in life!
At The Language Academy we believe we are communicating this message very well.   It is very exciting to see that not only the locals, normally Australian students, are enjoying learning a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Mandarin) but also the international students are loving the multicultural welcoming environment at our academy that is encou...
Got an Interview at Oxbridge? We can help!
At Oxford International Study Centre we are running intensive, immersive days and weekends of mock interviews and tutorials covering all subjects offered by Oxford and Cambridge.   Each day is restructured to provide students with three separate interviews, with detailed feedback provided for each - including video recording. Subject specific requirements will be tested, which in...
English Language Homestays Rolls Out "Club Family"
A British-based language school is now offering families the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime in South Africa combined with intensive English lessons.   When booking our Club Family offer, visitors opt for a "pick and mix" approach and can either book lessons as: - A small family group, comprising parents and children - Kids' groups giving Mum and Dad the chance to explor...
Ida Willadsen, Founder and Director of Malaca Instituto was recently interviewed on Spain’s public broadcasting channel, TVE.
On discovering that the language school promotion office of the Townhall of Malaga was participating in Alphe’s London Workshop, Spain’s public broadcaster, TVE, decided to find out more about the language school business in Malaga and naturally turned to Malaca Instituto.   With 45 years' experience in teaching Spanish in Malaga, Malaca Instituto can justifiably claim to ...
Tudor Hall Academy now offers English Language teaching to the impoverished
The Academy is unique in that it is a Charitable teaching establishment. We provide English lessons to those who are in need of English for the job market or to communicate with world markets.   Our main purpose is to promote both international understanding and human achievement through the widespread use of English as a means of communication.  This will enable our students to ...
A Summer of Learning and Fun: The 2016 Junior Programme at F+U Academy of Languages
F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is looking back on a successful Junior Programme in 2016. With a total of 230 participants spending one or more weeks at our language school in Heidelberg in July and August, we were lucky to welcome children and teenagers from almost 40 nations, among them Italy, China, Venezuela, France, the United States, Azerbaijan and South Korea. Moreover, forty young lear...
From graduate criminal lawyers to students of molecular biology, there are so many people who want to learn English in Scotland!
One thing that never ceases to amaze us at Global School of English is the range of different interests of our students. To take just two current examples, Adriana Drywulska (pictured on the left, behind Scottie, the School mascot) and Amelie Boullemant (on the right) are, respectively, a student of molecular and experimental biology and a graduate in criminal law.   They were happy t...
English Language Homestays launches re-branded offer and invites students to benefit from cheaper British Pound
A British-based language school is gearing up for the 2017 season by launching a series of re-branded English language courses in South Africa aimed at students of varying levels, interests and budgets.   English Language Homestays (ELH) is inviting visitors to South Africa to benefit from the UK's "post Brexit effect" which has made our packages a more attractive and cost-effective p...
Summer 2016 at CIELS
It was another successful summer programme at CIELS this year. We had students from a range of countries including, Spain, Italy, Basque Country, Poland, Mexico and Peru. The blend of cultures and nationalities always provides a great experience for the students with many returning year and year again to re-live the experience. This year we had some new components, one of which was a qualified you...
What do students say about Global School of English?
Teaching English to our students is a great job. Like every teaching job it’s not without its challenges, but it’s very satisfying to see individuals, from all over the world, enjoying learning English with us and exploring the magnificent city of Edinburgh.   We are regularly inspected and monitored by very important organisations, such as the British Council and IALC, bu...
Liden & Denz - Moscow Round 2: One Month In…
Moscow is incomparable to the point of being almost indescribable. I often find myself making conflicting statements when trying to justify my, apparently, inexplicable decision to return to the city. Life here is characterised by juxtapositions which are taken as given by city’s inhabitants. It is not uncommon to see women with perfect manicures and red-soled heels, stopping along the road ...
Culturalingual at Castel
Castel have many unique and special offerings when it comes to summer camps and courses. Some are a little bit niche, some are tailored to the needs of the client but the most popular programme on our brochure is the programme that has a little bit of everything, Culturalingual.   The Culturalingual programme is designed for groups who want to improve their English language skills. It...
The Heart of England: Learn English in Warwickshire!
Not a globally known area, certainly not full of language schools but beautiful Warwickshire has been voted the 6th best place to visit in Europe!   Lonely Planet Guide Books has named Warwickshire in the UK as one of Europe's top destinations for travellers this summer. Warwickshire is the only UK destination to be named and earned its place in Lonely Planet's Best in Europethanks to...
NYLC Students Win 2016 NYS TESOL Contest!
We are proud to announce that two submissions from our NYLC students have won the New York State TESOL Student Project competition!   The 11th Annual NYS TESOL contest invited English learners in schools and universities all across New York State to write an essay or create a video on the topic of "Collaboration." One of the winning entries is  an essay written by Ekat...
Malaca Instituto's EAQUALS Inspection
Malaca Instituto has recently passed its latest EAQUALS re-inspection. Malaca Instituto was the first school outside the group of founding members to become an EAQUALS school member. This was over 20 years ago and when there was no independent Spanish, quality control system available to language schools in Spain (today there is the IC inspection).   Today there are around 150 IC accr...
SEE Learning Center Potential winner in the Language School category
We are proud and excited to share our latest news. SEE Learning Centre has recently been nominated and shortlisted as a potential winner in the Language School category for the international iStudy Global Awards 2016/2017.   Nominations for these awards come from readers, students, teachers and industry experts and we are delighted to have made it to the final selection stage. A panel...
ACET Cork add another string to their bow
ACET, Corks first and leading English language school has added yet a another string to their bow.   The school is delighted to launch its CELTA teacher training programme. Having offered the CELT course since 2007, the team in ACET are highly experienced in training teachers to the highest possible standards. However, they have now taken this to the next level with the launch of CELT...
What SETA accreditation means for language schools in South Africa
The South African SETA – Sector Education and Training Authority – system was introduced around the turn of the century to provide a structure within which outcomes-based training could be done and assessed in and out of the workplace. A specific SETA exists for every imaginable type of industry for which training is necessary, and in the case of Education, Training and Development Pra...
Don’t just take our word for it: 92% of our students say Glasgow School of English has improved their English
It’s very important for schools of English to get feedback from their students. We do this regularly at Glasgow School of English and our most recent results, from the second (Spring) term*, make for interesting reading.   When asked if the class materials were "useful and interesting", 95% said they either agreed or (the majority) strongly agreed.  We then asked them if th...
New York Language Center Student Spotlight: Ivana Minoska, TOEFL Star
We are very proud of New York Language Center student, Ivana, for her excellent score of 106 on the TOEFL exam!   Ivana is visiting from her home country of Macedonia and has studied with NYLC since October of 2015. She is currently pursuing a Master in International Relations and Law. She is almost finished with her degree and is waiting to submit her Master's thesis upon her return ...
Six reasons why summer is the best time to study Italian in Milan
Summer is so often the best time to travel and experience new places. Maybe it is the hot sunny days and long warm evenings – perfect for chilling outdoors – that make summer the ideal time to encourage new friendships and unforgettable experiences!   If you are studying Italian, you will already know that learning a new language requires a lot of commitment. That's why, d...
International House Malta: More work and play! (Lite English Course in Group)
With all the cultural and leisure activities that Malta has to offer, how can you find time to fit everything in? International House Malta-Gozo is introducing a new English language course for people who want to brush up their English and make new friends while leaving time to enjoy Malta’s wide range of UNESCO heritage sites, museums, restaurants and of course, the beautiful sun and sea! ...
Agents – Increase your IELTS sales
For most uses, one English proficiency exam now stands above all others- the IELTS exam. Not only has it become the de facto market leader over the last 10 years or so, but the decision by the UK government in 2015 to drop all other tests as valid for visa applications has given it an added boost. For immigration and/or study in English-speaking countries, as well as being increasingly considered ...
Caminhos Language Centre: More than just a Language Centre, a Rio de Janeiro family
What makes Caminhos the best language school in Rio de Janeiro? Caminhos Language Centre not only provides students with the highest level of intensive Portuguese courses, it also creates a family-like environment where students feel supported and learn whilst supporting local communities in Rio de Janeiro. From the intensive Group Courses to the widerange of events and activities, Caminhos is con...
ACCORD ISS and its Paris Saint-Germain Football Academy England are looking out for the next David Luiz or Kevin Trapp.
As UEFA Euro 2016 is coming to an end, ACCORD ISS and its Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Camps are on the lookout for the next football star! Our search has already started as the first ever Paris Saint-Germain Football Academy has begun in England at our ACCORD ISS Summer School in Eastbourne and there doesn’t seem to be any lack of talent in our young footballers.   Our next two P...
From Malta to Gozo by ferry
During my time in Malta, I had the opportunity to visit Gozo as a student for a day as I wished to see what it would be like at BELS Gozo. This is how my day from Malta to Gozo by ferry went:   Getting to Gozo was easy. I arrived at the Ċirkewwa Gozo ferry terminal ten minutes after leaving St. Paul's Bay. The boat ride itself took exactly 25 minutes (I timed it out of curiosity). ...
Greetings from Oxford
We are taking bookings for summer, and have some good offers at present: - One free week's tuition  for every six weeks booked for General English programmes - Free pre-sessional programme (3 weeks tuition) for students booking a programme of at least one term from September - One free leader place in ten for groups - Academic scholarships for gifted students - Discounts for ...
Don't follow the crowd - ITS Education Asia
One of the things we have always tried to do at ITS is to open opportunities by providing alternative educational pathways. From day one, one of our main aims has been to allow students to access traditional qualifications in non-traditional ways and to bring new, 21st Century learning options to all, breaking down the barriers to opportunity that rigid mainstream schools often impose.   ...
The complete language school experience – Malaca Instituto’s new video.
The indispensable collaboration of 2 students - Regina van den Laan and Fabia Oelgart – has made possible the production of Malaca Instituto’s new video.   As you will see this showcases not only Malaca Instituto and its unique campus setting but also the fantastic city of Malaga as the quintessential Spanish destination for language study. All elements that go into making...
Lyon Bleu and Only Lyon
Lyon Bleu and Only Lyon have common goals: - Promote Lyon - Make Lyon better known - Generate appreciation for Lyon - Bring people to Lyon.   It was therefore natural that Frédérique Di Tullio (Director of Lyon Bleu) and Kristin Mangold (Only Lyon International network manager) wanted to get to know each other better. How to further promote Lyon as the ideal destinati...
Milano Summer School is about to start!
For the sixth consecutive year, we will be participating with our courses in this very important educational programme sponsored and promoted by the Comune di Milano.   Milano Summer School embodies the city's widest range of courses and professional opportunities offered by universities, academies and language schools from June to September.   This year,  33 i...
Study Holiday Student Focus
This week we interviewed a current student, Angelique, so she could tell us about why she studies English, her experiences in doing so, and other things.   Angelique is from France but lives in Bangkok. She has been studying with us at IH for five months. She began at Pre-Intermediate level and is now making fantastic progress at Intermediate level. When we asked her why she wants to ...
Courses for Adults at London Language Lab
At LONDON LANGUAGE LAB, we only teach adults (18+) and we want adults to feel like they’re being treated like adults, not patronised in any way. Our focus is on teaching intelligent conversation and helping our students to be the people that they feel they are - in English.   One thing that sets us apart from many other schools is the way we try to integrate a broad, 21st. centu...
Picture yourself here! Global School of English and the “Athens of the North”
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, an imposing mixture of the ancient and modern, with the stunning architecture of the “New Town” making a splendid contrast to the ancient grandeur of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Not for nothing is it known as the “Athens of the North” and many of the students at Global School don’t realise just how ...
So Italian, so German, so impressed by the Scottish weather!
Amongst Hamilton School’s most recent groups of students has been a party from northern Italy. There were 18 of them, but only one whose first language was Italian: the remainder spoke German, but all were effectively bi-lingual. It’s an interesting fact that in some countries – Switzerland, Belgium and parts of central-Eastern Europe for example - there are enclaves where a &lsq...
Students often ask us about the best time to visit Lisbon
At SEE Learning Center, we think Lisbon is a wonderful city at any time of the year but we tend to agree that June is the best month to be in the capital city. Why? Well, there are several reasons:   THE WEATHER - At this time of year the days are often very warm but not too hot for sightseeing. You can sit at one of the outdoor cafés or kiosks and have a coffee and a 'pastel d...
Hispania won the "Best Language School in Spain" award three years in a row
We are very honoured to announce that Hispania, escuela de español (in Valencia, Spain) won the Education Star Award for the "Spanish Language School in Spain" for the third consecutive year (in 2013, 2014 and 2015).   The first time we won Education Star´s "Spanish Language School in Spain", back in 2013, we just couldn´t belive what we had achieved. This prize mea...
Aston Education Group announces New University Partnership with Post University in Connecticut
The Aston Educational Group (AEG) is pleased to announce a new university partnership that will create a new Intensive English Program and University Pathway for international students at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. The new university centre will join Aston’s portfolio of schools that includes language schools in Austin, Texas and Toronto, Canada along with its K-12 school in ...
New Premises and a Winter Special
Due to popular demand (we hope!) InTouch will be opening premises in the centre of Cape Town.   Hopefield(in the winter/spring flower zone of the Western Cape) is stunning at this time of the year, and always safe and hospitable, but we understand that people want to be close to the city, and will be ready for students from beginning July. To coincide with this exciting development ...
French Courses for Seniors - Club 50
In May, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Club 50 seniors for 15 days. These students came from far and wide (Scotland, United States, Japan, Switzerland and Germany ..), but all were united to share their love for French language and culture. Mornings were dedicated to French language lessons, with an emphasis on speaking. Students were able to discuss various topics such as news, culture...
His first visit to Scotland: a friendly welcome, buzzards and whisky
Richard Schoeneich (pictured here with Scottie, the school mascot) is one of the older students to have come to improve their English at Glasgow School of English recently. He and his wife, who accompanied him here, live in Berlin and as this was his first time in Scotland I began by asking about his impressions of our country.   "The Scottish people are very friendly, very helpful an...
Summer is coming!!!
It’s the calm before the storm. It won’t be long now before the doors swing open and over 200 students cross the Castel threshold to begin their Irish adventure. Plane tickets, accommodation, transportation, excursions, teacher schedules, activities, itineraries, placement tests and prizes are just a few considerations when fine-tuning an English language summer programme campaign. Not...
July Programmes at Language Xchange Ireland
Language Xchange Ireland are offering Individual students from all EU countries and opportunity to book a place on our July English Program.   Students can avail of group rates while booking as an individual on our 2 week "Voluntary Work placement program".    This package involves: 1) Free English e-learning for 2 months in advance of the arrival date and a fu...
NEW at Escuela Montalbán: Art on tiles in Granada!
Practice Spanish in a workshop on the history and art of ceramic tiles in Granada.   Granada is renowned for the quality of its ceramic tiles which decorate houses and courtyards. The Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra are examples of the beauty of Andalusian culture. This decorative art is one of the legacies of Moorish times and has become a sign of identity of our city.   Do...
Collegium Palatinum becomes a member of IALC
The Collegium Palatinum is proud to announce its new membership with the International Association of Language Centres, IALC.   For those who don't know: IALC is a global network of quality language schools, and looks for excellent academic standards, outstanding  customer service and a passion for language teaching and international communication. All IALC language schools are q...
SEE Learning Center’s internationally known SEE Teddy Adventures interview
In this article we are going to read an interview with SEE Teddy Adventures about his thoughts on language travel. What do you think of doing a gap year? A gap year would be fantastic! There are so many fantastic things to choose from but I think I'd have to learn a foreign language, do some volunteer work and perhaps learn to scuba dive.   Of all the places you have been to, na...
Lyon hangs tough!!
Throughout March and April, Lyon Bleu hosted a succession of tailor-made French language programs for "closed groups", including Specific programs, combining French lessons, cultural activities and homestay or hotel accommodation for pre-constituted groups 1 or 2 weeks stays Personalized services and reception More than 250 participants in all groups between late February and late ...
Adventures in NYC with New York Language Center
Every year, thousands of students from over a hundred different countries come to NYLC to learn English as a Second Language. With their diverse ethnic backgrounds, our students hold a wide array of professions and purposes for learning English.   For the student who is coming from overseas, the decision to travel to a foreign country to learn a language is a little more complicated. ...
More Goodbyes at CIELS
This picture was at our goodbye lunch for two of our Finnish students who were the first beautician and hair dressing students to join Erasmus+ BP to do their internships at a beauty salon and hairdressing salon in Carlow. They both enjoyed their internships and got a lot of hands on experience, this has opened the doors for more trainee beauticians and hairdressers to come to Ireland and complete...
Hamilton School, European Champions, German students and Mary Poppins!
A few weeks ago, Hamilton School of English played host to a large group of adult students from Schwerin, the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Western Pomerania.   The group's ages ranged from approximately 30-76 years old and for most of them it was their first time in Scotland. I met the two group leaders, Kerstin Kutzer and E...
22 Malta Facts in Figures by BELS English Language Schools
Twenty-two Malta facts in figures can tell you a lot very quickly! Whoever said numbers are boring? Numbers can wonderfully explain many things in few words, as our minds associate a measure and a result. Here are some popular Malta facts:   Weather - Malta Facts 300 - THE NUMBER OF DAYS OF SUNSHINE EACH YEAR Or is it 3,000 hours of sunshine? Perhaps not a fact, but this is wide...
Teenage Summer Campus at IH Nice
IH Nice Summer Campus is our new summer residence for teenagers. Located close to the airport, and the beach, the campus houses 140 students and features a cafeteria, numerous classrooms and bed rooms.   For more than 20 years our school has welcomed teenagers all year round. They are mainly from Italy, Russia, the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand. We give ...
Launch of SpeakUp Special Edition on IELTS at IH Milan
International House Milan and My Way Media are launching a special edition of the SpeakUp magazine entirely dedicated to the IELTS Test. Mark Unwin co-author of the IELTS Express coursebook series will be giving a presentation entitled "Teaching IELTS Outside the Box". In this lively and engaging workshop, Mark will demonstrate how encouraging candidates to think laterally, to ...
InTouch Language School in Istanbul next week!
Representatives from InTouch Language School near Cape Town will be in Istanbul from Tuesday, 3 May through Saturday 7 May to speak to interested agents about our courses and opportunities. We can be contacted on info@intouchlanguageschool.com or (+27)713294294 (Andrew), (+27)825302987 (Heidi) or (+27)826290839 (Mila). We are available to travel to your preferred address, or would be happy to welc...
Some of the students at Global School of English are magical!
I was recently privileged to meet two young men who have come to Edinburgh to study at Global School of English. Franceso Stagno (on the left) is from Rome and Jesús Miguel Calderón is from Seville. Francesco, who has been at the School since the start of the year, had been to the UK before but for Jesús Miguel, who arrived seven weeks ago, this was his first visit to this cou...
Applying to top British Universities
Prestigious universities in Britain (“Russell group” universities) welcome applications from the brightest and the best students worldwide. There is no magic formula for success….you must have an excellent school record and show that you have the stamina to work hard in a very competitive environment.   Almost certainly you will apply to University (and remember the...
Who says English teachers aren’t great fun?
Think back to your English teachers at school (not Hamilton School of English of course – your ‘real’ school). Were they really enthusiastic, inspiring, motivating, guiding, even great fun? No? Me neither! However…   Last Tuesday I was privileged (and I don't use that word lightly) to spend well over an hour chatting to the latest 'students' who are visiting ...
Top 7 reasons to study English in Malta
With so many English learning destinations to choose from, why study English in Malta? So you’re deciding whether or where to study English abroad. Discover the seven simple facts that make Malta stand out from the rest (no bias necessary):   1. Fifty English Language Schools to choose from The island may be small, but you would be surprised just how rich it can be in so many...
Milan Relay Marathon
On the 3rd April 2016, 16 staff, students and friends of IH Milan competed in the Milan marathon to raise money for CESVI, an organization providing support for street children in Kinshasa.   The course took in all the most famous sights of the city, including the Brera district, the San Siro stadium and of course the Duomo. Nearly twenty thousand runners competed in the marathon, as ...
IH Cape Town welcomes Victoria Campbell-Gillies
Victoria Campbell-Gillies has just joined International House Cape Town as the Community Manager and Marketing Coordinator.   She is thoroughly enjoying her job at IH Cape Town so far. About Victoria: She's a people's person, loves chatting and meeting people from different cultures. She finds foreign cultures, people and places fascinating and has a varied background having worked in...
Castel Education now under Marketing English in Ireland Umbrella
For years, Castel has agonised over every operational detail to ensure that the highest standards are maintained throughout the organisation. Pass rates are amongst the highest in the country, our programmes rival the best in the world and our staff are highly qualified, vastly experienced and infinitely motivated to access the maximum potential of every student that walks through our doors. Last ...
IH Cape Town partners with ETA College in SA
International House Cape Town (ih Cape Town) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with eta College to provide English language coaching to its local and international students.   ih Cape Town will initially focus on providing a select range of English, Communication and Global Foundation Programs to current eta students enrolled at the Cape Town campus with a view to expanding...
Laura, from Valencia in Spain, tells us all about her experience with IH Milano
She is currently taking a combined programme of Italian + Internship here at the school. Thank you Laura for all your help, friendliness and enthusiasm!   Hello my name is Laura, I am 22 years old and I am finishing my degree in economy and marketing.  Months ago I decided to do an internship in Milano so I contacted IH to make a course of Italian with them, and from that mome...
30 years of teaching Spanish in Granada, 30 grants to give away!
In 1986 our school opened to seek an immersive approach to Spanish language learning. During all these years we have grown in number of international students and prestige. We are accredited by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and we are a member of TANDEM International, a network of language schools in Europe and overseas. With more than 800 students every year our school can be considered as a me...
Anglolang's 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Anglolang Academy of English which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. Anglolang is a British Council-accredited, Quality English school which has recently been voted the Best English Language School in Northern England (English Language Stars 2015) and awarded the title of Centre of Excellence (EL Gazette 2015).   The anniversary celebrations began with a s...
BMA Biarritz: French Language School in Biarritz
BMA Biarritz French language school in Biarritz offers great value, French language courses for students who want to enjoy the lifestyle of this beautiful coastal resort, whilst improving their French. Standard group, and French & Surf courses are the most popular options. BMA Biarritz also offers private tuition, ideal for those working on specific areas of the language because clas...
Scottie and Bonnie head for Russia to promote Glasgow School of English
“Scottie”, our School mascot, has (as we told you in last month’s Schools and Agents article) now been joined by his friend, “Bonnie”, the Highland Cow, to help promote Glasgow School of English to agents and students across the world.   Bonnie's first trip was to Poland, where she really impressed the locals, not many of whom had seen a Highland Cow befo...
CIAL Lisbon and Fargo Gain EAQUALS Accreditation
CIAL Centro de Línguas in Lisbon and Faro has gained EAQUALS accreditation. Following the thorough three-day inspection in both cities the report confirms the membership of CIAL as ‘all standards of the EAQUALS Charter are fully met’. The report further identifies areas of excellence in Management and Administration, Academic Resources and Internal Communications. 'This is ...
The InTouch Fam Trip
InTouch Language invites agents to two fam trips: one in mid-May and one in mid-June. There is space for ten agents on each trip, and there is no cost involved except travel to Cape Town International Airport. Transfers from there to Hopefield will be provided. The trip will last three days and consist of inspecting InTouch facilities with presentations on our approach and courses, and visits...
Spring/Summer Programmes at ELH
We have been enjoying some lovely sunny weather here in Wiltshire over the past few weeks(plus a few rainy showers in between creating some lovely rainbows!) and all our courses are now in full swing, including our new programme: ‘English + Traditional English Cooking.’ At ELH, we have numerous types of holiday choices to take advantage of, as well as a mix-and-match if people wan...
English Course Plus Activities Programme at The Language Academy - May and June Programme
The Northern Rivers region of N.S.W is an area, which encompasses the world’s oldest subtropical rainforests, magnificent beaches stretching from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and mountains forged by ancient volcanoes more than 23 million years ago. The Mt Warning Rainforest Park is located right between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay providing the perfect base to explore the cosy mountain ...
The 30th Anniversary of Columbia English Language School
September 2015 was the 30th Anniversary of Columbia English Language School, Cyprus and we still haven’t had time to celebrate! In addition to our long established courses for the local students, Columbia extended its portfolio to hosting international students both in and out of season. Our school residence for teenagers aged 12-17, proved hugely popular and registrations for 2016 h...
Spring at CIELS
The last few weeks have been an extremely busy time at CIELS. Our unique cultural integration programmes have been running nonstop since February. We have been running these programmes for almost twenty years and they are extremely rare throughout Europe due to Dave Barron’s extensive experience as both principal of a local secondary school and founder of this private language academy. ...
BELS Recommend some Events in Malta
Malta is always rife with events, especially during the summer when the whole island is in full swing. From as early as April, the events calendar is jam-packed with anything from cultural events and historical reenactments, to concerts and various themed festivals. The team at BELS have recommended 15 top events happening around Malta and Gozo. Visit their website to find out more:  ht...
SEE Teddy
Hello, I’d like to introduce you all to SEE Teddy, our friendly, fun-loving mascot at SEE Learning Center. He's here to welcome new students and go on exciting adventures in Portugal and around the globe. He loves making friends from all around the world and will keep you updated about his trips to other countries on Facebook, and by sending postcards to our students. Hopefully, his exp...
CPD at Eurocentres Malta
Two CPD sessions were organised for local EFL teachers by Eurocentres Malta. These were conducted by Mr. Alan Marsh, whose name is definitely not new to the island, or the ELT industry, on the 9th and 12th of March 2016 at the Junior College Study Room in Msida. An average of 115 participants attended each one of these two sessions, which were approved by the ELT Council and counted for 4 hou...
Summer Programmes at OISC
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with origins dating back over eight hundred years. The Colleges of the University, with their beautiful architecture dating from mediaeval times in many cases, provide a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for educational, business and cultural programmes for visitors and students from all over the world. It is also an important cultural centre, with many...
Specialities at InTouch
As language teachers familiar with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory know, motivation plays a very important part in the successful acquisition of a language other than one's own. This motivation can be instrumental – I need the language for work or other purposes – or integrative – I want to be associated or identified with and a particular group of people and communicate...
English Course Plus Activities Programme at The Language Academy
At The Language Academy we want to make sure our students don't get bored during class and that they learn whilst they enjoy their stay in Australia. For this reason we have created a new 4-week English Course Plus Activities Programme. This programme is suitable for individual and group of students on Tourist and Working Holiday Visas (age appropriate).  This is a 4-week programme wi...
ACET Cork passes EAQUALS Inspection
We have been an Accredited Member of EAQUALS since 2003. Inspections take place every three years and accredited membership is awarded after the school demonstrates that all requirements of the EAQUALS Charter are respected. We received the following comments after our most recent inspection: "ACET was inspected by EAQUALS in January, 2016 and met the high standards required for EAQUALS ac...
First 30+ program in Nice with alpha.b Institut Linguistique
alpha.b has recently launched and is happy to be offering specific 30+ courses to adult students. These courses will be on offer from the 30th of May until the 16th of September 2016. Nice is a popular destination for adult and mature students, as the city and its surrounding offer a lot of culture, museums, great restaurants and an exceptional climate. But, this destination also attracts man...
Brand New Program at Accent Francais - French for Teenagers
Accent Français has just launched a brand new program for teenagers of 15 years old and over enabling them to learn / keep up with their French during the summer while discovering the culture an having loads of fun! This program include 20 lessons of Standard French per week in small groups of 10 students maximum, a guided tour of Montpellier, 2 cultural workshops such as pétanq...
Stamford Academy launches the Stamford Varsity Summer Programme 2016
Stamford Academy has just launched a brand new programme – the Stamford Varsity Summer Programme 2016. This course combines the academic programme with Life Skills sessions, which are specifically designed to prepare students for the British Education System. Speaking about the reason for choosing to offer such a programme, Chris Brock, Managing Director at Stamford Academy says that, "...
CELTA Bangkok
Having spent six months in Thailand during the winter of 2012-2013, when it came to deciding where to do the CELTA, IH Bangkok was the obvious choice. Anyone who has visited Bangkok will tell you how fantastic this bustling city is. If you haven’t visited Bangkok, check out last weeks Blog with Grant to get a glimpse into the excitement the city has to offer. Located in the commercial heart ...
What better way to learn a language than by using it every day at work?
The Internship program we offer at Accademia Italiana is one of our most successful and popular. Mainly, students want to learn a language because they want to have more chances of getting a good job. If you give them the possibility of combining the language course with work experience, you are giving them an added value and better chances of getting a more qualified job. In recent years, we...
One school, many cultures, and two unique locations
It has already been a month since I have started my adventure in Costa Rica. After a long flight with a stopover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (Panamá), where I had already been able to get used to the somewhat higher ambient temperatures, I arrived at Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, Costa Rica. There, a friendly smiling lady holding a name sign, was awaiting me. T...
Castel Education at ICEF Dubai
Earlier this month, amidst the breath-taking backdrop of one of the most amazing cities in the world, Castel attended the ICEF Dubai Agent Workshop. Hundreds of agents and educational institutions congregated at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers with the shared goal of networking, building relationships and ultimately contributing to the growth of the language travel industry. We gathered our broc...
BONNIE joins Scottie to promote our Schools of English in Scotland!
You’ve already met Scottie, the wee mascot of our Schools of English here in Scotland. His new friend, the Highland Coo, has recently joined him to help promote our great Schools – Glasgow School of English, Global School of English, Edinburgh and Hamilton School of English – but we wanted her to have a proper name so, as we did with Scottie, we ran a competition to decide what s...
French in Normandy Mongol Rally for Charity
French in Normandy has assembled a team of passionate go-getters, ready to take on the Mongol Rally for charity! Our route will take us half way across the world in "... the shittest rolling turd of a car we can find"! Join the FIN team as we make this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for charity starting July 17 in the UK and finishing sometime before September 12th in the Ru...
Hot House English at English Language Homestays
Interested in discovering the scenic South Coast of England and participating in a ONE-WEEK intensive English programme? English Language Homestays (ELH) - one of the area's leading language schools - is offering "Hot House" English classes, plus the chance to visit some of the UK's most popular tourist attractions. Ideally located for easy access to London, Brighton and Portsmouth, ELH is...
Easter at OISC
The importance of carefully-planned revision during school holidays cannot be over-stated. A term’s worth of thorough work and diligently completed assignments can be undone with the wrong attitude to private study. However, a well-structured revision programme can be the difference between a mediocre grade and a strong one. Exam revision is a deeply personal task: some students prefer ...
ACET Spreads the love with Irish Prime Minister(Taoiseach)
It is well known that people from all corners of the world love ACET, Cork’s first and leading English language school. However, they had a very special visit from Irish Taoiseach(Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, who took time out of his busy campaign trail to meet the team in the popular Cork school. Mr. Kenny delightedly met the girls and proudly posed outside their headquarters on Wellington ...
The International Granada Tango Festival in Granada
The International Tango Festival is one of the leading Music and Dance Festivals in the cultural programme of Granada. The city of Granada; hosts a new edition of the Tango Festival from 01 to 06 of March 2016, dedicated to this style of dance which is widely practised all over the world. There has been an explosion of tango enthusiasts and professional dancers in recent years, going to sh...
Why learn Spanish? The top 12 most curious answers!
The fact that Spanish is the second language most spoken as a mother tongue is a crucial reason that drives millions of students to undertake the wonderful journey of learning Spanish. This motive is essential, but in TLCdénia we know that the reasons to learn Spanish are much more diverse. We have found, throughout our years of experience, that there is an enormous bond with the langu...
Study Holiday Student Focus
The International House Study Holiday Thailand programme runs throughout the year, and attracts students from across the globe. We also welcome any Thai students who want to take part. Every month we will introduce some of our Study Holiday students here on the blog, and they will tell us a little about themselves and their experience as English language learners. This month we asked two stud...
Did you know that we love to host groups?
Have you ever wanted to travel with friends, but want to take the hassle out of the planning? Are you a college, university or high school Spanish teacher who wants to bring students to Costa Rica for a full Spanish immersion experience? If you have a group of 6 or more people, Intercultura Costa Rica customizes your ideal Costa Rica Spanish Immersion vacation. With two special locations to c...
Studying Spanish and gastronomy in Dénia the chosen creative city of UNESCO
Today Denia is, more than ever, the food tourism destination par excellence, thanks to its recent recognition as Creative City of Unesco. The gastronomy of Denia is part of this club of culinary elite along with other cities from around the world that stand out for their exemplary cuisine. Dénia has managed to preserve its local gastronomic traditions while at the same time introducing new ...
Interview with Vicki Craig-Ariyo Director of Studies, Glasgow School of English
How long have you been teaching English? “I started teaching more than 15 years ago. Initially, the attraction was the opportunity for overseas travel. My first English language teaching job was at a conversation school in Japan. After I spent a bit of time there, I realised how much I enjoyed the job so I took my CELTA and became qualified to teach. I then taught in the Czech Republic, foll...
CIAL appoints new Director of Studies
CIAL Centro de Línguas in Lisbon recently appointed Marta Silva as Director of Studies. Marta has been a teacher at CIAL for 16 years, as well as an author of course syllabus and materials. She holds degrees in Linguistics and Portuguese Studies from the University of Lisbon. Marta will coordinate all teaching activities, including the liaison with CIAL in Faro. 'CIAL has grown at it w...
Accent Français - First French School to have its Own Web Radio
It is an innovative and unique pedagogical project that Accent Français school is proud to launch starting February: creating its own web educational radio. To do this, Celia, a specialized teacher in this field and trained by a journalist, will host workshops at the school all afternoons. Putting together a radio program allows the students to work the French language in a very compre...
The Golf Programme at Castel Education
Castel offers a number of bespoke courses which can be tweaked, altered and adapted to directly attend to the needs and preferences of the client. The Golf Programme is at the forefront of these offerings. Each year Castel has teenagers, families and small groups of adults signing up for this programme, however, we feel that the potential lies, more so, in the corporate market. The lingua fra...
Italian Summer Camp in beautiful Piedmont (for Kids from 11 to 15)
Learning Italian with many activities and excursions is not only fun, but a guaranteed adventure! L'Italiano Porticando, is a small and friendly school forItalian Languageand culture in Turin. Since 2005 the school has successfully organized communication oriented Italian Language and Culture courses for adults. This year, the school has decided once again to propose the same approach of lang...
December at CIELS
With the winding down of classes, completion of modules and end of semester exams, the CIELS Christmas party was a welcome treat for all students and staff. Adopting some of our students’ Dutch traditions we made poems for each other and read them out as a bit of fun after lunch. We had typical Christmas Dutch treats and listened to Dutch Christmas songs as well as having fun with Christmas ...
Business is booming at English Language Homestays
A Sussex-based language school is reporting a 47 percent increase in short-stay visits by European students after overcoming fears of terrorism, a “strong pound” and losing its office space to BBC camera crews. English Language Homestays (ELH), which trades from Shoreham High Street, is projecting an annual turnover of nearly £1m during its busiest year for short-stay visits...
Book a Spanish course and get a free bike for your stay.
This year Linguaschools offers you the possibility to become a cyclist by combining a Spanish course with afree rental Bike for the whole duration of your stay in Barcelona. The only thing you have to do to get a free rental bike is to book a minimum of 8 weeks Spanish course and   comment with "free bike"   in your notes!* Renting a bike in Barcelona normally costs ...
Why English Before University – From Martha Hall, NESE’s Director (The New England School of English)
One factor that significantly improves a student’s chances of successfully completing their academic program at a US college or university is their attendance at an Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to beginning their studies or as part of a pathways program that facilitates their admission. Students gain exposure to many skills that will be expected of them when they enter a US college ...
Malaca Instituto: Young Adult PLUS courses
What do teenagers really need from a vacation course? Perhaps the better question would be “what do their parents want”! The answer is probably a mix of positive items and outcomes ranging from making new friends, expanding horizons and developing language skills. However, as a father of a 17 year old, I am certain that many would say that the number 1 objective is “improving the...
Cape Studies Helping Hands!
Another successful weekend with Cape Studies Helping Hands! This time we had 20 students on board from seven different countries and were accompanied by five members of Cape Studies’ staff.We take great joy and pride in our students’ positivity, sensitivity and interest in our social projects and community. We have also received great support and a warm welcome from the locals in Stanford (two hou...
New long stay programmes at Ovingdean Hall ILC!
Ovingdean Hall is delighted to announce its exciting new Academic Year/Semester programmes. Choose from 6 or 9 month term based courses covering general English, External exams and university style subject based modules. Courses are available for all students aged 16+. Start dates are in either January or September with holidays at Christmas and Easter.This new course was devised by Rosie Gerrard-...
NEW: Flamenco singing lessons at Escuela Montalban
Enjoy learning cante flamenco with the flamenco singer Nieves Molina and learn Spanish at the same time.     Cante flamenco is an oral tradition for which there is no written music. The lyrics are widely available and distributed amongst flamenco artists. The style is performed as a solo with guitar accompaniment (and even sometimes without guitar - a palo seco ), and as ...
ITS and Schoolsmart sign collaboration deal
Schoolsmart founder Haroon Hasan (left) with colleagues Calvin Yu and Dilip Parmanand meet with ITS  founder Danny Harrington (2nd from right) We are delighted to announce that after a few weeks of discussions, ITS and Scoolsmart have formalised an agreement to collaborate on the new Scoolsmart app for schools.   The app is an up-to-date School Information System which allow...
10 types of students who’d benefit from online lessons
How can students know which online school or platform is best for them?   There are many online schools and online learning platforms to choose from. Students have a vast range of options, but this huge range presents a dilemma. How can students know which online school or platform is best for them?   Here are the 10 types of ILE students.   Students who are overwh...
TAUNTON SCHOOL CELEBRATES RIGOROUS INSPECTION
Taunton School  is celebrating after receiving an outstanding Inspection report across the board from its Nursery through to Sixth Form.   The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), equivalent to Ofsted in the state sector, judged Taunton Preparatory School as “Excellent” in the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and “Excellent” i...
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