Agents looking for new ideas and programmes will find a world-class, worldwide choice at the 2013 IALC Workshop in Lisbon. IALC is the leading multilingual schools’ association specialising in study abroad, with a growing range of quality programmes in 9 languages and 24 countries. Here’s a taste of what’s new in 2013:
UK - LSI Portsmouth now runs full-time CPE and CAE classes in addition to FCE. Cambridge Academy of English now offers 4- and 6-week FCE and CAE preparation courses in summer.
Latin America - Academia Columbus has added a 6-week DELE preparation course for A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels of Spanish in Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
China - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is China’s national test of fluency for non-native speakers in Chinese. Mandarin House now offers an updated, complete HSK preparation curriculum for all 6 levels in Shanghai or Beijing.
Language and culture
Brazil - BridgeBrazil has new Portuguese Plus programmes in Rio de Janeiro, integrating classes with Jiu-Jitsu, Surfing, Beach Football and Samba.
France - Students choosing Rouen for a French course in 2013 will enjoy the spectacular Armada Tall Ships Meeting in June and Normandy Impressionist Festival from April to September.
Down to business
Spain – the Spanish for Business programme at Malaca Instituto in Malaga has more dates and flexibility.
Australia - Sydney College of English has developed new online materials and specialised training in English for the Workplace.
UK - BEET in Bournemouth’s latest free afternoon workshops focus on CV writing and interview techniques.
Malta - ETI in Malta’s new “Fluent English (Communicating Confidently in English)” is a tailored course for adults who want to focus on improving fluency around topics of general interest.
Argentina - BridgeArgentina offers Max 7 Spanish 30 - six 6 hours of Spanish per day in Buenos Aires.
Young and young at heart
USA – New from ELC: two junior programs in Boston at Wheelock College and MIT, junior activity add-ons including filmmaking at UCLA in Los Angeles, surfing at UCSB in Santa Barbara and science & technology at MIT.
Spain - La Brisa’s popular Spanish Summer Course in Malaga now accepts 15 year olds.
Ireland – the 50+ market will enjoy ACET’s new Gold Programme in Cork.
UK - Teachers taking a BEET training or refresher course will enjoy brand new facilities in a dedicated teacher training centre: ITTC.
Also in Bournemouth, BBSI has special inclusive group packages for Summer 2013: free group leader with 10+ students, choice of General English or Business (Management, Marketing, Finance, Hospitality or Law).
South Africa - Good Hope Studies in Cape Town has new campus accommodation right next to the school building in Newlands: an upmarket house with a garden, swimming pool and veranda.
UK - Frances King’s new residence in King’s Road, Chelsea, is walking distance to the school. All rooms - single studios and twins - with private bathrooms.
UK - BBSI’s Extended Foundations (up to one year) enable students at lower English levels to prepare for university.
And there’s more….
Ireland - ACET has launched Home Tuition in and around Cork.
Canada - Tamwood has new volunteer projects - animal rescues in Ontario, National Parks of Canada in the Rocky Mountains and community service in Whistler - that can be combined with any Tamwood English course.
Scotland - attractive discounts on many course combinations at Glasgow School of English and Global School of English Edinburgh.
Australia - Langports Brisbane, hosts of the IALC Workshop 2014, has a fantastic new campus.
UK - Cambridge Academy of English now offers a free e-learning package for all adult students and Beet Bournemouth includes a free online learning platform in its added value package for students.
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