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Books & Materials

Each student receives a language text book, which is used in class.  In addition the college draw upon a range of authentic materials (newspaper articles, literature etc) alongside cassettes and OHPs according to the needs of the group or individual, depending on the course booked.

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Your First Day @ College

Whilst each college has it’s own method of organising the first day of a language course, we can offer a few general guidelines to give you an idea of what you’re walking into.  Full and specific information is always provided, once you’ve enrolled.  However if in any doubt, please ask. You will need to sit an [...]

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Can I get a language qualification?

Yes!  But it’s not compulsory. Which, as many CESA language students have just come off the academic treadmill in the UK, is nice to know. The language colleges issue Course Certificates proving your attendance and the level of language ability you attained. In addition state recognised exams are offered to language students studying French, Spanish, German, Russian [...]

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Would this be a good way to spend my Gap Year?

Absolutely. It will be great fun and very beneficial. It will help you in your university or college studies and will be very impressive on your CV when you enter the job’s market. You’ll make new friends, experience a different culture and come back with memories that will stay with you forever. We have plenty [...]

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What accommodation is offered?

All of the language colleges abroad will arrange accommodation for the duration of your course. Generally there are set arrival and departure dates (these have been specified throughout the individual course details) and the colleges prefer you to keep to these whenever possible. Accommodation costs are quoted in the language course PDFs and the Course [...]

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What will my course cost and what else should I budget for?

This depends on where you are going and what course you follow. The individual course details for each college contain the course and accommodation fee information and the Important Information details, cover transfer costs, books, daily living expenses etc. We have tried to make it as clear as we can. If you still feel confused [...]

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What are the language teachers like?

All language teachers are native speakers, trained to teach their own language to foreign nationals. They will ONLY speak in the target language in class. Their aim is to make your language learning experience fun. That is not to say that it won’t involve some hard work on your part. They are there to encourage you [...]

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