1. Course typeWith Language International's course search, you can search for schools offering these specific courses.
Intensive language coursesFor adults who want to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons. Most courses require a visa, and are for adults ages 16 and up. 1– 48 week courses are available. Most courses average 30 lessons per week.Learn more about intensive language courses
Standard language coursesFor adults who want to combine language studies with other activities. 1– 16 week courses are available. Most courses average 20 lessons per week.Learn more about standard language courses
Vacation language coursesFor travelers who want to study a language while on holiday.1– 12 week courses are available. Most courses average 15 lessons per week.Learn more about vacation language courses
Test preparation coursesFor students who want to prepare for language proficiency tests to improve job opportunities or gain admission into a university. 1– 12 week courses are available. Most courses average 30 lessons per week.Learn more about test preparation courses
Business language coursesFor business executives who want to study a language to be able to do business.1– 16 week courses are available. Most courses average 30 lessons per week.Learn more about business language courses
Junior language coursesFor children ages 4 to 12 and teenagers ages 13 to 18 who want to study a language and have fun in the summer.2– 8 week courses are available. Most courses are only offered from June to August.Learn more about junior language courses
2. Number of lessons/duration of each lessonWhen choosing the number of lessons that you plan to take, make sure to consider your personal goals. Are you on vacation and would like casually to learn a language while traveling, or is your main goal language proficiency? Especially if you are booking a long course, we recommend choosing more lessons (without overdoing it!) since you will find plenty of time for sightseeing and exploration on the weekends.
You should also consider the length of each course when you are deciding on your classes, as class times can vary from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the school.
You can find more information about the number of lessons per week and the duration of each lesson in Language International’s school profiles.
3. Class sizeClass sizes range from one-to-one lessons to large classroom learning environments, and there are certainly advantages to both small classes and larger ones. Generally speaking, the smaller the class size, the faster you will improve. Small groups offer more opportunities for you to practice speaking and allow for real conversations between students. However, with small classes prices usually increase as the class size decreases, which you should know before you make your final decision.
Larger classes will usually be less expensive, and will also allow you to meet and mingle with more students during your stay. However, in larger classes, it is harder to receive individualized attention from teachers, and students will need to stay focused in order to get the most out of their class.
When you are comparing class sizes, be sure to check both the maximum class size and the average class size, and note that classes will usually be larger during peak seasons of study. You will find more information about class size in Language International’s school profiles.