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The best place to learn a language is in the country where that language is spoken. Why? Because you'll be surrounded by people speaking the language! You can't help learning!
Wide Range of Courses
RDLC can offer a wide range of courses, from standard language courses (usually 20 lessons per week) to highly specialized courses for executives, or even combined languages plus activities courses.
If you cannot find the kind of course that you would like to follow on our website, please contact us with your requirements because we can almost certainly find a suitable programe of study for you.
Here are a few examples of the courses that we can arrange for you:
French in France and Switzerland.
Spanish in Spain and Latin America.
German in Germany and Austria.
Italian in Italy and Switzerland.
Russian in Russia.
Mandarin Chinese in China and Taiwan.
Cantonese in Hong Kong.
Arabic in Jordan.
Japanese in Japan.
RDLC provides unbiased information and advice about the schools and the courses on offer. We can give you our views on the advantages of one school over another.
In fact, we can give you advice on everything related to language travel, from how to get to the school to what clothes to take. We are in close contact with the different schools and can act on your behalf to ensure that your course meets your needs. If you would like a personal face-to-face consultation, it may be possible to arrange an interview with a representative of RDLC (depending upon where you are in the world!) to discuss exactly what you are looking for in a language course.
We will be able to talk you through the different options available (and the relative merits of each), as well as give you reports from people who have studied at a given school and show you photos of the schools, accommodation and locations in question.
Whether you need a course in your own area or would like to arrange a full-immersion programme in another country, RDLC can help you.
Tourist Attractions & Activities
The language course is only half of your study holiday. RDLC can tell you what there is to do in your in your free time, from sub-aqua diving to fiestas.
In some cases, you may need a visa to travel to a particular country. RDLC will be able to advise you on the visa requirements relating to your chosen destination. Sometimes you will need to have an interview with a visa official : RDLC can help you to prepare for this.
Staff at RDLC can speak English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese. It is much easier to book a course through someone who speaks your own language.
Useful Information About RDLC Courses:
The minimum duration for all of these courses is two weeks, although we would recommend that you follow a course of at least four weeks in order to maximise your learning potential.
This brochure supplies information on a selection of language courses. RDLC will assist clients in selecting the course best suited to their study requirements - following a needs analysis procedure.
There are different ways in which you can study a language:
Short, intensive courses - ideally suited to busy professional people. These can be arranged either in Britain or in the country where the target language is spoken. You should have a pre-intermediate level at least for these courses.
General language courses - for adults of any nationality who are aged at least 16. These courses are designed to help you to develop your everyday language skills.
Courses are normally available at all levels, although we need to know in advance if you are a complete beginner, as certain of our partner schools have a limited number of start dates for beginner-level courses.
Students are always tested when they arrive at the school and placed in a suitable class.
Class sizes range from 8 to 15 students, although the average number of students is 10.
Most of our partner schools offer courses of 15 or 20 hours' tuition per week, although more intensive options are sometimes available.
Special purposes courses - for adults who need to learn how to use (or develop their command of) a foreign language in their work. Students who follow a course of French for Business, for example, might learn:
How to read, understand and produce effective business correspondence in French.
How to use the telephone in French.
How to socialise in French.
How to conduct meetings, negotiate, and give presentations in French.
The exact content of your course will be determined by you and your tutors at the beginning of your course.
Languages Plus courses - for students who have a particular special interest that they would like to combine with their language study abroad. This might mean that they could study German in Salzburg, Austria while also learning about (and playing?) the music of Mozart in his birthplace. Courses such as music, literature, art, the history of art, cookery, fashion design or nature conservation can be programmed for you at some of our partner schools.
Courses for young adults - these courses could be what you need to help you to pass those important GCSE or A-level exams. Short, intensive courses can be arranged that are bound to boost your confidence in the language - particularly in the vital skill of speaking.
Courses for Juniors - by special arrangement only, courses for students under the age of 18 may be organised to complement / supplement their domestic study programmes.
Golden Age Courses (for students aged 50+) - for more mature people, who would like to follow a course at their own pace (with variety of excursions and social activities) in the company of people of their own age.
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