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Desiree McCall, Center Manager, Good Hope Studies

Desiree McCall, Center Manager, Good Hope Studies

CPD or INSETT?

Good Hope Studies Centre Manager Desirée McCall on why CPD is replacing INSETT in the ELT staffroom.

CPD is the latest staffroom acronym being rigorously exchanged between those in teaching and teaching management. The reason CPD has become so popular today is that it is a more holistic approach to teacher development than the INSETT (In-Service Training) programmes of yesterday.

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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

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Good accommodation advice is crucial to positive student feedback

Accommodation services play a big part in determining the destination selected by an education tourist. Feedback in this day and age from social media can make or break an organization, which is something for every single service provider to be aware of. It is for this reason that an organization should try to establish a set of parameters that it can be guided by in order to manage accommodation services effectively. Read more

Sarah Gaylard, Director of Studies, Good Hope Studies

Sarah Gaylard, Director of Studies, Good Hope Studies

Key features of a Business course in English

A Business Course, also known as Business English or English for Work is often the right choice for students who need to be able to use English in a work environment. These courses are sometimes open, with students from different countries and work environments, usually in a small class. Sometimes the course is tailored to a specific group of students from the same company. And sometimes students who wish to focus on English for work choose to do private (one-to-one) lessons. Read more

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Exam preparation courses are motivating: they give students a goal

Exam preparation courses can be a good choice, even for students who do not specifically need the certificate. It is both a motivating and a useful way to learn a language, as students get a certificate to prove their level of proficiency at the end of the course.
However, students are far more likely to be successful in an exam if they have a clear idea of what they’re getting into. I asked three of our experienced exam preparation teachers, Sharon McCall, Jerome Murray and Kate Morgan, What key advice would you give to students taking an exam course?. These are their ideas:

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Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

10 things to do in Cape Town for English language students

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most famous landmark in Cape Town. With the cableway you can reach the top of Table Mountain in just a few minutes. From there you enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. Read more

Tourism and marketing internship in Cape Town

Usually everybody is going to Australia, New Zealand or America. However, I do not have a preference for the mainstream destinations, so I decided to explore Africa.  Read more

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Why so many people chose Cape Town as a language travel destination

For language travellers Cape Town got more and more popular during the last couple of years. It is not only a chance to perfect one’s English language skills, it is much more. It’s the way to get to know another country as well as its culture and language. 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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