There are many reasons to learn a foreign language. Perhaps you are planning a long visit to a foreign country and you want to immerse yourself in the culture. Or maybe a visitor from a foreign country is planning a trip to see you and you want to talk to them in their home language. Or, maybe there are professional reasons. Whatever your reason, there are several ways to learn a foreign language. Use the guide below to find what modality works for you.
Foreign Language Group Classes
Foreign language group classes provide a perfect learning environment. The class structure is fitting for students who thrive in a small environment with live instruction and interaction with other students. There is a great opportunity for students to learn together and practice together. Business professionals, tourists, younger students, and people who love a group learning setting will appreciate this class structure.
A group class is ideal for any established group of people who want to learn a new language. Individual students may also enroll in a scheduled group class.
Private Tutorials are classes designed for one or more students and are tailored to fit the student’s needs. The levels of learning include beginning, intermediate, and advanced learning. Students will complete an assessment to determine their skill level and then tutoring sessions are tailored to the goals and skills of the student. Tutorials are ideal for students who thrive with one-on-one instruction.
International businesses and business professionals who travel to international markets will find a foreign language corporate class structure is an ideal fit. The classes are set to a specific size and tailored to the student’s learning needs and the corporation’s business goals.
Technology and the Internet bring us several online, self-paced learning options. These options are best for people who want to learn a foreign language but have a busy life.
Benefits of in-person learning
While purchasing a CD or online program may be tempting, it is important to weigh the benefits of an in-person learning experience.
- Live instruction – In-person instruction provides immediate feedback and communication when a student is challenged or has a question. Students receive immediate feedback on grammar, pronunciation, and comprehension.
- Native instructors – Learning a foreign language from a teacher who is a native speaker of the language enhances the learning experience and adds a cultural aspect to learning.
- Peer learning – Learning a language with peers or fellow students provides an immediate resource for practicing and for strengthening comprehension.
- Deeper learning – In-person instruction from highly-qualified teachers provides a deeper, more interactive learning experience.
If you are interested in learning more about in-person foreign language classes, contact the International Language Institute. We offer classes in the most popular languages.