Category Archives: Student experience


Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

A cultural exchange with four English teachers from Morocco

Last Tuesday, I was privileged to spend an hour chatting to the latest ‘students’ at Hamilton School (part of Global School of English in Edinburgh).  They are in fact English teachers from Morocco who came to develop their already exceptional English: four lovely ladies, full of fun, enthusiasm and motivation. Our discussion was wide-ranging, stimulating and fascinating.

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Scottie is the Mascot of Glasgow School of English

Scottie, Mascot of Glasgow School of English

From Saudi Arabia to Scotland – and now an Aberdeen FC supporter!

Ahmed Nouh is from Saudi Arabia. He has been studying at Glasgow School of English since October 2014 and recently won a competition at the School to identify locations across the world that had been ‘visited’ by Scottie, the School’s mascot. Read more

Témoignages d’étudiants: expérience professionnelle à France Langue

Témoignages de deux étudiants : Joel et Katharine, qui sont venu en France pour améliorer leur Français et acquérir une expérience professionnelle à l’étranger.

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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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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

Kieran Hayde, Sales, Marketing and Groups Manager, Wimbledon School of English

Kieran Hayde, Sales, Marketing and Groups Manager, Wimbledon School of English

English and Tennis in Wimbledon

Wimbledon is famous for its annual tennis tournament. Many students who attend our language courses at Wimbledon School of English, are keen to attend the tournament or to play tennis themselves. Here are some of the questions we get asked.

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Learn Italian in Italy with Accademia Italiana.

Learn Italian in Italy with Accademia Italiana.

Why students learn Italian

You may be surprised to find out that Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world, but indeed it is. Ahead of Chinese, Japanese and German, Italian confirmed to be one of the most loved languages by foreigners. How to explain this success? We have interviewed some of our students, of different ages and nationalities, and here it is a list of the main reasons why they study Italian.

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Marine Colliot apprends le Chinois avec LTL

Marine Colliot apprends le Chinois avec LTL

Ma première semaine à Pékin pour apprendre le Chinois

Je m’appelle Marine Colliot et je suis étudiante en Langues Étrangères Appliquées en anglais et chinois à l’Université Occidentale de Brest, France. J’étudie le chinois depuis le lycée et c’est une langue qui m’attire depuis mon plus jeune âge, grâce à des amis de ma famille qui nous faisaient part de leurs fréquents voyages en Chine. J’ai eu l’occasion de débuter mes études du mandarin au lycée et ce cours m’a tellement plu que j’ai décidé de continuer à l’université. Me voilà maintenant en troisième année de licence et afin d’approfondir mon apprentissage avant de commencer un master, j’ai décidé de partir en Chine et participer à des cours de chinois à Pékin avec l’école de chinois LTL Mandarin School.

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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 Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
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Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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