English Language Programs Abroad

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Our international summer camps in Spain provide a wonderful opportunity for kids and teens from 5 to 18 years old to learn languages, make international friends and have the summer of a lifetime! Spanish & English language classes are complemented by cultural workshops, art projects, trips, entertainment and sports, creating a varied, unforgettable experience.

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The language school in Australia is strategically located in the heart of Cairns, and shares modern, purpose-buit premises with Cairns Business College, an institution established in 1966. The building has 20 air-conditioned classrooms, a student coffee lounge, a garden courtyard, Internet and email access, two large computer rooms, and a learning centre. Eurocentres Cairns offers the follow...

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Come improve your English or world language skills, discover your passions, learn about the USA and enjoy the best winter of your life! Winter Adventures is an all-inclusive English program for students aged 13 to 17. With over 40 years of experience, we designed this very unique English program in Miami South Beach to not only improve teenagers' English language skills, but to spark interes...

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KCEL offers HSK courses from Level 1 to Level 6, All our HSK teachers are very experienced and are certified by Hanban (HSK test official agency). Before taking the class, each student will take a standard test to decide which level they will take, according to the score, each student will have their own customized study plan. KCEL also provides commitment teaching plan to ensure every student ...

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We are increasingly aware of the importance of access to knowledge that technology provides through English. The English language is widely used throughout the world today, and our graduates will be entering the workforce where English proficiency becomes mandatory for your success. Higher education at APU commits to empower our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the ...

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New York has often been called "the Capitol of the World" and our schools are located in four unique New York areas, each offering a different cultural atmosphere and experience. The city's 24-hour bus and subway system, the lights of Times Square, myriad restaurants, theaters and shopping is why New York remains one of the most dynamic cities in the world. We offer beginner, intermediate, and ...

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The Edu Au Pair in China Program offers an amazing opportunity to explore China's authentic past-times which will encourage existing and future Au Pairs to become more adventurous.To ensure that the Au Pairs will be able to explore China better they will be given Chinese lessons bi-weekly. Au Pairs live with Chinese families for three to twelve months which can be extended upon agreement of the...

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Located in Subic as known as little Hawaii, the safest place in the Philippines. First EDT Learning Center provides non-English speakers the opportunity to learn English in a safe place full of popular tourist spots and a verdant natural environment. We have passionate teachers. They are well-trained professional educators who teach students English language in the most effective and efficie...

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Tico Lingo's Spanish immersion programs encompass its philosophy to give students linguistic fluency through cultural immersion. The program includes four hours of language instruction per day, with homestay accommodation in the home of a Tico Lingo Homestay family. The program also includes yoga classes to calm the mind after a long day of Spanish classes. Students are encouraged to play aroun...

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Tandem House and Angloville offer two types of language immersion programs that cater to the different needs of the native English speaking volunteers and the Polish participants. Both providers focus on enabling linguistic and cultural exchange between the local participants and the native English speakers while also offering the opportunity to achieve free, accredited TEFL training. * Ang...

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The University of Otago welcomes study abroad students from universities throughout the world, and enrolls international students in degrees from bachelors through to PhD. Live among local students of the university, all within 15 minutes walk of campus and the Dunedin city center in New Zealand. The two to six-bedroom houses or apartments typically have at least one local student living in the...

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The Study Arabic and Engage in the Life in Palestine is a wonderful opportunity for people from all over the world to come Palestine to study Arabic, stay with a local host family, live the daily life of an ordinary Palestinian, while at the same time, getting a deeper understanding about the political situation in Palestine. The Excellence Center invites people from all over the world to ap...

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Sankalp Volunteer's Summer Volunteer Program 2017 will provide participants with a great cultural and volunteering experience that will last a lifetime. Participants will volunteer for two weeks in Jaipur and then go on a week-long adventure expedition across India. While volunteering in Jaipur, participants can visit the holy town of Pushkar and a nearby village resort. At the end of the two-w...

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Explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Although Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken so students will be able to communicate, get around easily, and truly experience life in the Persian Gulf region while receiving a top-notch education in an international setting! Sharjah is perfect for any student interested in living on campus i...

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Immerse in the culture, language, and lifestyle of Europe's coolest capital, Berlin, by becoming a Berliner. The Berliner Kickstarter is for all young people moving to Berlin, whether for work, study, start an internship or simply to experience living in a fantastic European city. The Berliner Kickstarter provides participants with a great start in Berlin – a month to enjoy the city and ...

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Learning English Abroad

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch an episode of Friends without the subtitles? To just totally get the subtle humor of English-speaking television shows? What about the ability to use English to propel your career? As the third most commonly spoken language with over 1.5 BILLION people speaking it around the world, finding ESL English classes for adults can open new doors in your personal and professional life. So what’s holding you back? There are hundreds of intensive English courses available around the globe, so get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Locations

There are so many places where native English is spoken by locals – in fact, there are 50+ nations around the world that claim it as their first official language (with another 20+ more counting it as a second official language)! Simply think about your ideal learning abroad experience, close your eyes, point to the map, and pack your bags!

If you’re looking for a place to find an intensive English language program that will allow you to connect with nature, consider taking English courses in South Africa. Want to study English while having quick access to check out wild animals on safari? Consider programs in Cape Town which is located on the coast within a few hours drive of local national parks.

If the adventure-traveler in you also seeks to learn a bit of English, consider perfecting your language skills at an intensive English institute in New Zealand. The birthplace of commercial bungee jumping and well-known for its incredible skydiving opportunities, New Zealand is filled with chances to get your blood pumping! If you prefer the sea to the sky, check out English language programs in Auckland or Wellington to be close to some of the best scuba diving sites around.

Looking for more of the hustle and bustle of city living? Consider any number of intensive English classes across the United States. Whether you want quick access to celebs and surfing (Los Angeles), a cultural mecca at your fingertips (Chicago), or truly crave the city that never sleeps (New York), there are dozens of unique programs to choose from that all feature a wide range of courses and time frames to fit any budget.

English Language Programs

Once you’ve figured out exactly where in the world you’d like to perfect your English, you should consider the type of environment most suited to your needs. Regardless of where you’re headed, most intensive English language programs abroad feature Native language instructors, so the type of program you choose will really depend on how you learn best and your budget.

Just because you’re considering learning a new language abroad doesn’t mean it has to cost you an arm and a leg. Program costs vary greatly by location and program length. If you’re looking for ways to stretch your dollar (or pound or rand) consider searching for shorter, small-group learning experiences, potentially in less expensive locales such as India or Namibia.

If you’re someone who enjoys spending time with others and considers yourself an extrovert, small-group learning for your English intensive course may suit you just fine. Class sizes will typically range anywhere from five to twelve students and usually meet several times weekly. While some classes may only last an hour, others could stretch upwards of two or three hours. Be sure to consider this when selecting a program as not everyone’s attention spans can last that long!

If you’re seeking a more individualized experience and your instructor’s undivided attention, consider individualized instruction instead. Students looking to quickly increase their language skills can really benefit from these one-on-one sessions, which allow the instructor to mold their teachings to each individual student. More often than not, students who choose to enroll in these types of ESL English classes for adults  excel at a far greater pace than those enrolled in group learning programs (albeit these courses typically come with a higher price tag).

Tips for Gaining Fluency in English

If your ultimate goal is to master the English language, it’s definitely going to take time. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, there’s no magic shortcut for learning an entirely new language all at once!

If you’re looking to gain a basic understanding of the English language for an upcoming holiday, a few weeks of study with an intensive English course might do the trick. If you’re trying to completely master a new language, consider staying in country for a few months to really hone your skills.

Additionally, while mastery will take time, there are certainly some tips and tools to help you along your path towards fluency in a second (or third or fourth!) language.

You can learn quite a bit by just listening. Hearing native speakers converse with one another, regardless of the subject matter, helps to increase your understanding of the language by providing you with proper grammatical examples while you utilize contextual cues. So as you sip your tea at the local cafe, keep your ears open to the sounds of the waiter taking others’ drink orders and the hostess seating patrons – anything and everything can serve as a learning opportunity!

Along the same vein, when in conversation, remember that many times a key to the answer you seek will be in the question that’s asked of you. For example, if someone asks, “Would you like some cookies?”, realize that your answer will often mimic much of what was said to you. Your response may look like, “Yes, I would like some cookies” (because who doesn’t want cookies?). Through active listening, you can use cues from your conversation partner to build your English skills while also gaining confidence in your abilities — the perfect “value add” to an intensive English language program in another country.

Lastly and most importantly, practice, practice, practice! When immersing yourself in a new culture, utilize your English language skills as much as possible. This includes not only talking to anyone and everyone at your local farmer’s market and book store, but also trying your hand at reading the local newspapers and magazines and listening to local radio stations (which will serve the dual purpose of augmenting your skills and keeping you up-to-date on current events).

Benefits & Challenges

Due to the high volume of native and secondary English speakers, English is the main language of choice for many business transactions around the globe. If you’re not currently fluent, adding an intensive English course to your resume will do wonders for your personal marketing and can provide you with a good leg up when searching for your next job opportunity.

Not only will it help you in the business world, but learning at an intensive English institute can also be a key factor in helping you to connect with others whom you may never have had the chance to get to know. Due to its ubiquitous nature, it’s not uncommon to find people in all corners of the globe who speak English. In fact, you may find yourself meeting someone in Russia (or Peru or Malaysia...) and realizing that your only shared language is English. English really has the unique ability to open doors to communicating with people from all walks of life around the world.

On the flip side, learning through an intensive English course can come with frustrations. Many English learners lack confidence in their language abilities. Some of this can be attributed to English’s “irregular” grammar rules, which often require those studying the language to memorize a good deal of information. To add insult to injury, the large number of idioms, language-specific phrases that cannot be directly translated, can also confuse English learners and make it more difficult to truly become fluent.

Learning (or perfecting) your English language skills can boost your ability to land your dream job as well as to connect with millions across the world. If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself in a new land, improve your analytical prowess through a second language, and gain a lifelong skill along the way, check out intensive English language programs abroad today!

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