Intensive language courses in Europe
A wide range of language courses designed for language teachers is available in Europe with funding provided by Erasmus Plus to help cover fees. Edinburgh based Caledonia Worldwide works closely with carefully selected language schools in many parts of Spain, France, Italy and Germany, keeping up to date with developments in each location through regular visits. The Caledonia team are all linguists who have worked and travelled abroad before joining the company, and offer personalised advice and recommendations for language courses in Europe.
Some courses may be offered on specific dates only, whilst others are available all year round. However, the key common factors are:
- Courses are provided by fully accredited language institutions with professionally qualified, experienced native teachers
- Intensive courses enable teachers to refresh their own language skills and update their knowledge on current affairs as well as discover new teaching techniques
- Flexible dates and course content mean that you can customise your learning experience
- Accommodation is supplied in local homestays, residences or small local hotels/ apartments
Locations for specific Teacher Refresher courses include some well known cities and towns such as Nice, Rouen, Granada and Lucca. However, intensive language courses are also eligible for Erasmus+ funding and this considerably opens up the choice of locations on offer.
"The school [in Lucca] uses an interesting teaching method which I hadn’t encountered before and suited me well. It was pretty exhausting and challenging but worthwhile. The lessons were well-organised and engaging and my tutors were excellent. Patient, responsive and talented at explaining culture and language." (SM, October 2015)
Established in 1996, Caledonia Worldwide is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It offers language and cultural school trips not only in Europe, but also Cuba and South America and is a specialist tour operator for music and dance trips. For further details, please contact Caledonia Worldwide on 0131 621 7721, by email or visit the website.