Great Language School Web Sites
By: Sarah Carroll (justin) 2011.10.12
Learn Spanish in Barcelona! The Eurocentres Language School Barcelona is situated in the popular Garcia area right in the city center. Recently refurbished, the school offers everything you need for a successful Spanish learning experience. A broad range of cultural activities complements your Spanish experience.
We are an EAQUALS-accredited school and offer a broad range of courses and accommodation options. Our experienced and welcoming teachers will help you to have a once in a lifetime experience! For details go to Eurocentres.
Become a world citizen with Easy Languages! ! Our language immersion programs bring you into the heart of any culture and offer you the added benefit of accelerated language learning. Courses start year round are available around the world. No minimum GPA required. For details, click here!
Budget study abroad. Low prices,
academic quality. Open to all.
Earn college credit. Easy to register.
Quick confirmation. Flexibility.
Can pay balance at arrival, or in advance.
Go with CSA - Center For Study Abroad.
Low cost programs since 1990. See website.
LIA: Languages in Action is an international organization of language schools providing opportunities to learn a language of your choice, at language schools around the world. We provides individual or group courses that can be tailored to your individual needs. Languages in Action
HostelsClub.com allows you to make secure online bookings for hostels, budget hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and camping grounds from their selection of over 13,500 properties in 120 different countries. Avoid booking fees when you make your next booking!
Fine, we admit that English is the world language. It's the language of international business, of science and technology, and popular culture. It is the language of the Internet. But that won't always be the case. There will be a number of world languages in the future. English will be one of these (probably) but so will Spanish, Chinese and Hindi. A lot of it just has to do with pure demographics. The populations of the Spanish-speaking world and China are bigger and growing faster than those in the English speaking world. And you shouldn't be left out.
Let's say that you don't know your gracias from your xie xies but you're not convinced you want to learn the next super-language anyway. On a personal level, I don't think I'd be very happy knowing that I could only have access to a quarter of the stuff on the Internet; currently I have an assumption that I can find the most up-to-date information on anything in English. This may not be true as other economies take off, and locals chooses to web-publish in their native languages. More and more people are learning multiple languages. Our peers in other countries - some fluent in up to five languages - are more employable than monolingual English speakers. Language abilities must become a core skill of a global worker - there is a definite advantage to being able to speak multiple languages.
The absolute best way to learn a language is to take a course in the country where the language is spoken. In this way, you can quickly put into practice what you learn. But learning a language is just one part or a much bigger equation. To enjoy a new country to the fullest, you need to understand what makes a place and its people tick. Being in the country while you learn a language allows you to pick up tips on the culture first hand, allowing you to really appreciate how to live and work in that country.
Whether it's because you're aching to be an international business mogul, feeling global peer pressure, or you just want to ask what you're eating at that street stall in Calcutta, studying a foreign language in another country is the only answer. But how do you choose a program that fits your needs (global advantages, survival skills, or simply curiosity)? There are loads of language schools for every language, and that's more than we are able to count. But some of these helpful web sites may be able to point you in the right direction toward linguistic freedom.
1. Language Learning
This website has the Language Course Finder and claims to be the largest online database of language schools worldwide. It lists more than 6000 schools in 80 countries in over 70 languages.
2. Worldwide Classroom
This organization is an international consortium of schools that offer intercultural and language programs. Select their Foreign Language or Language Immersion categories and you could be heading off to one of the four corners of the world!
3. Language Travel
This is a website targeting those of you who love to travel to learn a language. It offers information on language schools and a bulletin board for you to exchange views about language travel.
4. Cactus Language
Cactus offers a selection of the best language courses in fantastic locations in any language and any country worldwide. They are also authorized travel agents.
Lanacos has years of experience in advising you where to go to study French or Spanish. They provide a very personalized service perfect if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.
6. EF International
EF offers courses to students in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Chinese at their international language schools. As they say, "Nothing replaces eating and sleeping, living and breathing a language...you gain valuable insights into the customs, culture and history that have formed the language. And you learn a surprising amount about yourself."
This company specializes in in-country courses to learn Spanish in South America. Amerispan offer unbiased evaluations of all their programs because they are an independent company working as a liaison between you and qualified language institutes throughout the Spanish speaking world.
8. Eurolingua Institute
This company offers in country courses in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. There are over 150 locations to choose from mainly in Europe and North America.
9. Language Advantage
Click through to languageadvantage.com and get warmed up before you go. Find out where to take a language course over the Internet, how to get a language lesson each day by email or how to listen to web radio from the country that's your destination.