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Evaluate a Language School
When evaluating a language school and their site, look for a professional image, fast response to inquiries, lack of hype and lots of content. While this may not guarantee quality, at least it provides an indicator of what's to come.
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Other factors to take on count for evaluating a language school are:
Size of school
a) Large school:
Has better equipped libraries and usually multimedia language-labs; greater variety of course levels, (so that the lessons take place in homogeneous groups); large number of different types of courses for special groups; possibility of contact with more students; often better structured timetables.
b) small school:
Has a comfortable personal atmosphere, usually fewer students per group (especially during low season) greater possibility of the school taking personal wishes into account; contact with other students is less superficial.
Location of school
a) in the suburbs:
Safer area, shorter distance between school and accommodation, silence and relaxation - dependence on public transport timetables (especially after late disco or bar visits in the centre!)
b) in the centre:
Large number of bars, restaurants, cultural events, shops, and leisure-time activities.
One should, if possible, always choose a school that has a student body from a wide range of nationalities. This facilitates contact with students from different cultures, and increases the chance of communicating in the target language outside the lessons rather than in communicating in your native language.The origin of the students depends upon the country in which the course is offered (e.g. Japanese students are now more frequently booking courses in Australia than in Britain). On the other hand the student mixture also depends on the school's marketing efforts in specific countries. The majority of school profiles included in LanguageCourse.Net include specific data regarding the composition of students.
The Recognitions that a language school can have are:
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