Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The ONE week option

When you want to improve your language skills, but the boss / college life / family commitments mean that six months abroad or even just a few weeks abroad is impossible - don't despair - there is a solution! Take a week out and try an intensive language course for 5 working days for size.

A ONE week course: the ideal boost to current language skills, the perfect taster course and the best way to try a language course abroad out if this is a new concept to you.

Many language colleges allow students to follow a Standard Group Course (20 lessons per week format) whilst living with a local host.* You're only away from the office for 5 working days, but the combination of structured tuition with qualified teachers who are native speakers whilst living in Nice, Paris, Berlin or Madrid etc ensures you are totally immersed in the language. Studying with other like minded language learners adds to the sociability of the experience.

The Intensive Course or Mini Group Courses * allow you to extend your time in the classroom and enhance your language practise, particulary oral expression in additional small group lessons. Combined Courses * ensure students benefit from the camaraderie of the group lessons and also concentrate on their personal linguistic goals during private one-to-one classes.
Private Tuition as a stand alone programme offers the greatest degree of personal attention and offers rapid results. Generally a student is assigned two teachers for the week (depending on the number of lessons required). The flexibity of the private programme makes it particularly attractive to students with only one week to devote to their studies.

* Do remember that depending on the college chosen, either all or part of the first Monday is given over to level tests and induction talks, so you should anticipate receiving full daily group lessons on Tuesday/Friday only. We recommend you avoid weeks with public holidays as the college will be closed on these dates.

Accommodation: Generally students can choose to stay with local hosts, in the college residence or in nearby Hotels. Some hosts don't offer one week stays (this is indicated on the CESA Course Finder, once a course is selected).

Students are welcome to book ONE week private tuition courses in ANY of the language colleges offered, subject to availablity.

CESA recommends a range of colleges for ONE week group course options, based on personal experience and past student recommendations....
French: Nice, Paris (1) , Tours, Montpellier , Hyeres & Antibes Spanish: Madrid (1), Salamanca, Nerja, Seville, Granada & Valencia Latin AmericaMexico: Cuernvaca, Playa del CarmenCosta Rica: San Jose, Playa JacoEcuador: Quito German: Berlin, Lindau, Kitzbuhel, Vienna Italian: Florence (2), San Giovanni, Sorrento, Venice Portugese: Lisbon, Faro

There really is no excuse - so get talking!

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