Category Archives: Destinations


Jared Lawrence, Activities Coordinator, Global Village Hawaii

Jared Lawrence, Activities Coordinator, Global Village Hawaii

The benefits of student activities at Global Village Hawaii

One of the best way of learning English is to practice. And if you are learning English in Hawaii, there’s a wide range of activities on offer that will enable students to do just that!

Global Village Hawaii strongly believes that offering a wide range of fun, educational and cultural activities aligned with each student’s needs is a major component in the student having an overall satisfying and enjoyable experience in beautiful Hawaii. What one student considers a perfect activity may not necessarily be the case for another student.

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Mathilde Brouillet, Development Manager, France Langue

Mathilde Brouillet, Development Manager, France Langue

Students activities to help improve your French

Like most language schools, at France Langue we have activity officers who are responsible for arranging the activities calendar. Here’s their feedback on student activities. Read more

Students activities: sports afternoon

Students activities: sports afternoon

Activities suitable for all students

One of Phoenix Academy’s busiest Study Tour seasons has drawn to a close. The season saw over 250 young learners join the school during the June to August period. Read more

Emeline Fayet, Activities Coordinator, alpha.b Institut Linguistique

Emeline Fayet, Activities Coordinator, alpha.b Institut Linguistique

Activities contribute to great French learning experience

To give the language stay the final touch, we offer a varied activity program to all of our students. Participating to activities such as visits to nearby cities, food or wine tasting, french movies, theater masterclasses, etc…  is another interesting way to study and learn more french.

We believe in the overall experience for our students, and activities are helping a lot to create a group connection. Read more

Julie Fernet, Information & Activities, IS Aix-en-Provence

Julie Fernet, Information & Activities, IS Aix-en-Provence

Why offering student activities is important

It’s important for the students to see another side of the city of Aix-en-Provence, not just take the classes, and experience what we, who live in Aix-en-Provence enjoy doing. Learn something new,  discover something new, try something new – all in French. A good selection of activities offers all students the possibility to interact and thrive outside of the classroom. Read more

Scottie is the Mascot of Glasgow School of English

Scottie, Mascot of Glasgow School of English

“The most beautiful country in the world to study English,” Scottie says

It’s summer in Scotland.  This means we’ve had some very nice weather, with warm, sunny days – ideal for a BBQ.  It really is one of the most beautiful countries in the world*, as you can see from the photograph of Loch Lomond below.  Read more

Munezai Yo, School Administrative Director, Kai Japanese Language School

Munezai Yo, School Administrative Director, Kai Japanese Language School

Who studies Japanese and why?

Asians tend to aim for higher education while Westerners are more interested in culture.

Even though a majority of Asians study Japanese language in order to enter Japanese universities, many Westerners’ main intention is to experience Japan itself, often without particular strong plans for the future. Read more

Rachel Falzon, Academic and Business Development Manager, ESE Malta

Rachel Falzon, Academic and Business Development Manager, ESE Malta

Why accommodation is such an important aspect of the study travel experience

Course providers and their agent partners share a common goal – to provide their clients with a memorable and successful study travel experience. The three pillars upon which such a successful study holiday hinge are an effective English language learning course, a dynamic age-appropriate social programme and the provision of accommodation which satisfies all your client’s needs and meets his or her expectations. Read more

Campus Living Villages - McMillan Student Village

Campus Living Villages - McMillan Student Village

Student accommodation must adapt to changing needs and expectations

Franziska Haas, Business Development Manager for Campus Living Villages, discusses changing student expectations and the importance of high quality standards in residential  accommodation. Read more

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney, Australia

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney

How to choose the right type of accommodation for a student

Homestay or Student Residence?

International Students have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from nowadays. The type of accommodation choice and its outcomes can actually play an important role in an International Students’ life while abroad, and not only that, this experience could contribute positively for improving English language skillls and therefore determine a students’ future confidence with their new language. But how to know which type of accommodation best suits your student? Read more

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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.

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

IALC 2017 Boston
Dates: 23-26 March 2017
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