When taking a language course abroad, you should first know that the classes, unless indicated to be individual, are in a group. They are usually up to 12-15 students of any nationality, where you can enrich yourself both from the language you are learning and from different cultures.
The size of the group will depend on the season in which you take your course (in low season they are smaller) and the option you choose.
As for classes per week, it’s usually 15, 20 or 25. The duration of classes varies by school, offering 45, 50 or 60 minutes. Therefore, depending on the length of classes, you will have more or less classes per week. For example, a course of 20 classes per week of 45 minutes each class is 15 actual class hours per week and yet if the duration of the class is 60 minutes is 20 actual hours of class.
At Ynsitu, we have a wide range of different types of courses to adapt to the needs of our customers:
General Language Courses
General language courses train all skills: speech, listening, comprehensive reading, and written expression. Its objective is to improve fluency in the language and therefore address topics of daily life such as: work, sports, holidays, meals, travel, experiences, etc.
Language course withactivities
With language courses with activitys you can improve or learn a language while practicing your favorite hobby, as they combine general language classes with recreational activities. Among these activities you can find: Gastronomy and tourism, Culture and Leisure, Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Golf, Tennis, Yoga, Fitness, Multisport, Skiing, Snowboarding, Horse riding, Polo, Music and Dance, Art or Audiovisual Media, among others.
Courses for pre-university
Language courses for pre-university are general language courses designed for students from the age of 16 to 18 looking succeed in finding jobs that require a high level of language, such as for those who are going to do university studies in another country and need to prepare to have the minimum language level required for admission.
Exam preparation courses
Exam preparation courses are focused on the preparation of official exams of the language you want to study.
Language courses for business
Language courses for business focus on those who seek to improve their language level in the field of business and/or business. This type of course will allow you to develop presentations, negotiations, emails, reports, letter writing and generate a network of contacts in another language.
Individual classes cater to the needs of language students in a more personalized way. These types of courses are often more intensive and can focus on specific or specific areas depending on your needs.
Small groups are courses that have classes with fewer students (usually up to 6 students). They tend to be more intensive and their classes more participatory.
Teacher training courses can be:
- Courses aimed at preparing people with university training to teach their native language classes to students for which that language is not their mother tongue
- Second language teaching methodology courses aimed at language teachers who wish to update their knowledge in methodology in an international environment by sharing classes and experiences with teachers from other countries
- CLIL (Content and language integrated learning) methodology courses aimed at teachers who teach bilingual teaching in their school.
Language courses for seniors (+30/ +40/ +50)
Language courses for seniors (+30/+40/+50) are focused on adults over 30, 40 and 50 years old. These are varied programs for different age ranges that include general languages, business language, intensive, non-intensive, cultural activities with English.
Programs studies and works
Study and work programs aim to expand your resume and work life while studying a second language abroad. These types of programs can be:
- Remunerated: Uns qualified jobs in sectors such as hospitality or commerce, to pay for all or part of the stay abroad.
- Professional practices: Improve your resume while learning the language in the country where it’s spoken.
- Volunteering: It’s a similar case to internships, but instead of internships, you volunteer socially.
- Au Pair: Living with a family that offers accommodation and support in exchange for a certain number of hours per week of dedication to the children of the house.
Specialized language courses
Specialized language courses consist of learn the language in a more technical way to be able to perform better in your profession,such as in medicine, engineering, legal, aviation, etc; Or to help you specifically improve some aspect of the language such as public speaking, grammar, reading and comprehension, etc.
These courses can be done in more than 30 countries and 11 different languages. If you want to learn more about any of these courses, please refer to the section of our website types of courses or contact us to answer all your questions.