Category Archives: Language programmes


Work experience and internships at France Langue – How it works.

Work Experience programmes are becoming more and more popular every year at France Langue. We talk to Laurène Meulemans who is in charge of our Work Experience service at the school.  Read more

Stephen Shortt, Managing Director, Alpha College of English

Stephen Shortt, Managing Director, Alpha College of English

Extra curricular activities: Frederik from Venezuela

Two years ago we had a student from Venezuela, Frederik Oldenburg, who was a sports journalist who wanted to improve his English for work.

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Andreas Laimboeck, General Manager, LTL Mandarin School

Andreas Laimboeck, General Manager, LTL Mandarin School

Why an internship in China?

The most obvious answer would be: How could any ambitious young person today possibly not do an internship in China!

In a competitive work environment where graduates face fierce competition for jobs, for most industries Chinese work experience and/or language skills are today what a Harvard MBA used to be 10 years ago – yet so few people obtain them.

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Internship programmes at Accademia Italiana

Internship programmes at Accademia Italiana

The Internship Program more than just a language program

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. 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

Nadia Zammal, Groups and Social Organiser, Excel English

Nadia Zammal, Groups and Social Organiser, Excel English

Seven important elements of successful group stays

We asked our Social & Groups Organiser, “What makes a successful group successful?”– Here’s what she had to say: Read more

Organising successful group study tours

Study Tours are a fantastic way for young learners to experience another culture, develop language skills and most of all have a lot of fun. Here at Phoenix Academy we have been hosting Study Tour groups for over 20 years. To help the organisation process go as effortlessly as possible here is some advice about things to consider: Read more

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Sending groups to language schools requires strategic planning

Group bookings are a treat for any Language school to receive and there is no doubt that the students traveling will have many expectations of what they will experience in a foreign land.

Good Hope Studies has been privileged to receive many groups and when a group chooses to visit your city or your school a great sense of pride takes over you and a feeling that the school is being recognized for past performance and organizational skills. Read more

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