Category Archives: Cross cultural competency


Learn Spanish in Chile with Bridge

Learn Spanish in Chile with Bridge

Sending groups to language schools

What better way to learn a new language than immersing yourself in a country? You will not only learn a new language but also have an amazing experience, discover a new culture and open your mind to other points of view.

Nowadays, many universities or companies understand the richness of learning a language in another country and are sending their students or workers to a language school.

But what should you think about when you send a group to a language school? Read more

Klaus Schumacher, Director and Founder, ABCHumboldt Barcelona

Klaus Schumacher, Director and Founder, ABCHumboldt Barcelona

Good management practices, language and culture

Today there seems to be a widespread belief among managers that management practices are either good or bad, but universal in any case. To me this has become a strange idea..

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East Timor student talks about her experience in Sydney

Since 2007, Sydney English Academy (SEA) has sponsored students from one of the world’s newest nations: East Timor.  It is SEAS’s hope that these students return to their country with a language and a cultural experience that will benefit not only themselves, but also their wider community. Read more

Clive Barrow, Managing Director, Beet Language Centre

Clive Barrow, Managing Director, BEET Language Centre

British cultural norms: Tips for students learning English in the UK

An ongoing project of mine is to document the cultural differences between my host families and students from different countries, to highlight the problems each might encounter as one culture rubs gently against the other, and to offer solutions, or at least a degree of preparation, in order to avoid embarrassment or misunderstanding. Read more

About this blog

Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

IALC Workshop

IALC 2017 Workshop in Boston Massachusetts, USA - 23-26 March 2017

IALC 2017 Boston
Dates: 23-26 March 2017
Location: Boston, USA
Educators: IALC-accredited language schools worldwide
Hosted by: ELC Boston
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ELC Boston hosts the IALC 2017 workshop

IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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