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When it comes to learning a foreign language, those of us who have struggled in class for years will tell you that there is nothing like going to the home of the language to boost your level. Whilst at first the whole experience may be slightly heartbreaking, for example, realising you don’t know the world for fork in Spanish and spending an awkward meal manoeuvring your food with nothing but a knife, it will definitely improve quickly! That was, of course, a hypothetical situation…Whatever those fears may be, they will be vastly outweighed by the benefits of education abroad (utbildning utomlands) in some of the world’s most innovative and exciting institutions. Me? I chose Spain.
Why Spain? Why Spanish?
After many a year of telling myself that I would go and learn a foreign language and gain some new skills, in 2011 I finally took the plunge and took a gap year from my 3 year degree course at the University of Reading to spend a bit of time studying Spanish in Spain (Spanska i Spanien), dotting around a few universities and companies over the 12 month period and shocking even myself at my new found thirst for adventure. I started off in Alicante, a bit close to home for me as I had spent many a year holidaying there with my family and decided it would be a good place to pick up on my GCSE level Spanish, which it turns out does not stick around! On returning to Alicante, it became obvious to me that the coast is just the surface of a complex linguistic structure in which English is most definitely not the lingua franca! A very shocking experience for someone who had rocked up with the typical English technique of foreign language speaking: pointing whilst speaking slowly and loudly.
After I had spent a university semester in Alicante, I decided to move on to a typical Spanish city, where fewer sunburnt English tourists could be found: Salamanca. This amazingly beautiful ancient city boasts one of the best universities in the world and with Spanish schools dotted around everywhere, I was really spoilt for choice when it came to picking where to study! Something else that I noticed about this wonderful city was the dramatic difference in price when it came to finding my accommodation, finding a fantastic apartment around the corner from the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Spain for just 180€ per bedroom!
There are no words for how much I feel I benefited from my year away in Spain and it would be useless to try and fit them all into this article, all I can say is: make the time and go!
English is the second most spoken language in the world (next to Mandarin Chinese). Since more and more people from non-English speaking countries want to learn language, English courses are now being offered in schools from around the world. However, although it is possible to learn English in your own country, it would be more advantageous for you if you enroll in an English language school situated in an English-speaking country. London is one of the popular locations in the world to learn English.
Finding a good English school London should not be a difficult feat. Below are some tips that will help you find a good school to learn English in the vibrant city of London.
• Enroll in an English language school in London that has obtained accreditation from the British council. Remember that although there are many English schools in London not all of them are accredited. Since the standards set by the British council when giving accreditation is high, schools that have been accredited by the British council have fully met their high standards. Therefore, if you really want to get your money’s worth, be sure to enroll in an accredited London English school.
• Determine what kind of English school you want to enroll in. English schools, even in London, come in many types. Knowing that you have to figure out what type of English school you want to enroll in. Do you want to study in an English summer school, an English weekend school, or an English night school?
• Find an English school offering accommodations. If are only coming to London for the purpose of learning English, then you will also need to find a place to stay. Fortunately a lot of London English schools now offer accommodation options to foreign learners. It would be nice if you find a school that also offers affordable accommodations so you won’t have to worry about where to live while you are studying English in the city.
Learning good English is really important because of the global significance English language has and there many countries that lack behind in speaking, reading and writing of English language. English language has many areas and it continues to develop and advance in usage of words with the formation of new words that come up in English lexicon from time to time.
Therefore this necessitates that children, parents and elders definitely need to work on improvement of English language and draw the best benefits of communication. Good words not only enable to communicate in a perfect manner but it also leaves a very good impression about you to the listener.
Beginning from grammar to the end of writing research papers, there are many aspects that English language holds and it is definitely necessary for students to learn and get a quick grasp of English words.
Irrespective of the fact that whether as a native-speaker or as a non-native speaker, learning English course in UK summer camps is a great opportunity and in fact this can be maximized in learning good English and get good understanding for attaining a good percentage of score in education course, or get a good job or perform your business in an effective manner.
English UK summer camps provide a huge opportunity for children, students and elders to learn English. Not only in terms of accent but also in terms of pronunciation, spelling and in sentence framing, there is much to be learnt and another important fact is, the usage of English words of synonyms and antonyms are wide and extensive and therefore it becomes very much necessary to learn to use an appropriate word.
English language summer camps UK offer an excellent guidance in learning excellent conversation style of English as well English writing skills which help many non-native speakers in UK.
Apart from this, some of the other advantages include the interactive learning of English enabled in English Language Schools UK will build more ability and increase in confidence to speak in English which is really wonderful.
Many a times it so happens that young boys and girls who are non-native speakers of English find it quite difficult to speak English amidst many groups of native speakers. Learning and improving in English summer camps is definitely a very good entertaining opportunity because of the fact that there are many fun-activity based programs that help you to learn English easily and more effectively.