The first thing to say about our courses is that they are suitable for students of all ages, nationalities and levels (from complete beginner to advanced) and can be arranged throughout the year for a duration of 1-36 weeks or more!
All our courses are total immersion courses, meaning that the target language is the only language used in the classroom from the outset. This is certainly the best way to learn a language. All of our teachers are very experienced in teaching their language as a foreign language to international students of all levels (from complete beginner to advanced). They all have a university degree, plus a specific qualification in the teaching of their language as a foreign language.
All our courses are taught using 'communicative' teaching methods, with an emphasis on students acquiring a practical ability to use the language rather than just a theoretical knowledge of it. Of course, you will naturally cover all aspects of the language, including speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Which course to choose?
As people have different needs, interests and different reasons for wanting to learn a language, we offer a wide range of language courses available at different levels, in a variety of locations.
Our language courses include:
- Semi-Intensive courses (10-15 lessons per week)
- Intensive courses (20 lessons per week)
- Super-Intensive courses (25+ lessons per week)
- Intensive Plus courses (20 group lessons plus private lessons)
- Business language courses
- Club 50+ courses
- Courses for Young Students
- A-level revision courses
- Exam preparation courses
- Language + Volunteer Work courses
- Language + Work Experience courses
- Language + Special Interest (e.g. cooking, dancing, surfing, skiing etc.)
- Courses for Teachers
Most courses are suitable for students of all levels, from complete beginner to advanced. The difference, therefore, between a 'Semi-Intensive' course and an 'Intensive' course is the number of lessons per week, and not the level (as explained below, you will be placed in a suitable group with students of a similar level to yourself).
Some courses do have a minimum level requirement, in order for the students attending the course to benefit as much as possible from them.
Courses that do usually have a minimum level requirement include 'Business Language', and 'Language and Work Experience' courses.
If you are interested in taking one of these courses, but are not sure if you have the required level, please do contact us. Our experienced Language Travel Advisers will be pleased to help you find a suitable course for you!
If you just wish to improve your overall level of the language, then one of our 'Semi-Intensive', 'Intensive' or 'Super-Intensive' courses would probably be the right choice for you!
Alternatively, if there is a particular area of the language that you wish to concentrate on, then private lessons, as a stand-alone course, or in addition to group lessons, will allow you to do so!
It is important that you choose the language, course and location which meet your particular requirements.
You may wish to learn Spanish in South America, or attend a French language and cookery course in France, learn Italian in Italy or combine a German course with skiing.
Whatever your reasons for studying, it is important to look at all the possibilities, to consider all the options and to make the best choice for you.
In order that you choose the right language course and location for you, we would strongly suggest that you contact us, to discuss your particular requirements.
Our experienced Language Travel Advisors know our schools well and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding our courses.
The courses were very well levelled to the ability of the students, I really learned a lot!!
The school and the course was great, it was a very positive and fantastic experience.
The course was good and the school was very nice.
The teachers were really energetic and inspiring and the course was good. Very helpful experience with the course and I learned a lot.
Really good course that combined general improvement of french and two specific teacher workshops per week. The accommodation was good, with lots of other students from various nationalities.
I spent 3 weeks with a host, a woman in the family home in one of the old characterful streets two minutes from the school?she fed me and the my housemates magnificently, and was delightfully relaxing to ask practicalities.
On the whole, I feel the course was very worthwhile. And the staff were very helpful and friendly.
The course was absolutely great. This trip truly changed my life. I would truly recommend this school to anyone who is open-minded, eager to experience something new and learn about a different culture.
The teachers were fantastic though it was much better having the same teacher all the time. The books were easy to follow and the structure was good. The accommodation itself was fantastic. Good location and size.
Amazing disponibility of the teachers, nice family with delicious meals, will have to go back there in a few years.
Why choose Apple Languages?
- 20 years' experience
- ALTO, ICEF, WYSTC, IALC
- High quality courses
- Transparent pricing
- Friendly support staff