GROUP LANGUAGE COURSES
Dutch, French, English
Group language courses are a great way to learn how to master an oral language, even if you are quite a beginner. Call International has developed an exclusive 3-step method called "3 Steps Up" that imitates natural language learning as it is performed by children. It is a mixture of intuitive learning, analysis (grammar, spelling, structure, etc) and spontaneous use in a context. This will help you to develop your target language mastery quickly and efficiently .
Group language courses are organized in one of our language centers.
Group Language Courses for Whom ?
Group Language Courses at which levels ?
From A0 to B2.
A0 - Real Beginner: You have never learnt anything in the target language, even if you know a dozen words.
A1 - False Beginner: You know between 50 and 100 words in the target language. You use stereotyped sentences like: "What time is it?".
A2 - Lower Intermediate: You can have a short conversation with simple sentences over well-known subjects, often in the present. Orally, you understand simple sentences in relation with well-known subjects.
B1 - Intermediate: You can have a conversation with complex sentences (subclauses) in the present, the past and the future. You understand complete texts relating to well-known subjects (good passive knowledge). You write elaborate texts. Grammar is still approximate. You lack vocabulary in some daily topics.
B2 - Advanced Intermediate : At this professional level you can present your company, handle diffcult questions, deal with simple negotiation. You have good oral and written proficiency. Grammar is globally mastered but not all the rules are used spontaneously. You have difficulty using idioms. You still lack precise vocabulary.
C1 - Advanced : You have a good command of the language. Generally the grammar is actively mastered. You are able to negotiate and manage difficult situations. You still lack very precise vocabulary and idioms. The target language does not sound completely like a native one yet.
C2 - Very Advanced : You have a very good command of the language, close to bilingualism. Very precise vocabulary and adequate idioms are sometimes missing to communicate freely and use a metaphorical language.
Which language skills can you improve with these Group Language Courses?
- Reactivating passive knowledge
- Overcoming the fear of speaking
- Developing fluency and oral spontaneity
- Enriching vocabulary
- Improving pronunciation
- Enhancing listening comprehension
- Mastering idioms
Group Language Courses in practice
English, French and Dutch courses in Brussels, Waterloo and Liège (in one of our language centers). Groups of 4 to 7 participants.
30-hour non-residential immersion program, 5 consecutive days, from 9.00 to 16.00, lunch from 12.00 to 13.00 not included. Start any time of the year with a minimum of 3 participants.
30 hours spread over 10 weeks at the rate of 3 hours per lesson.
DAY COURSE: from 9.00 to 12.00 or EVENING COURSE from 18.30 to 21.30.
Starts in January, April and September (3rd week of the month with a minimum of 3 participants).
What improvement can you expect with Group Language Courses?
30 hours generally allow improvement by half a level (on the scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: CEFRL). The intensive version, however, gives a slightly better return, directly related to the intensity of the program.
Fee for Group Language Courses
The fee for a 30-hour group language course is 599 € VAT incl. for individuals and 599 € VAT excluded 21% for self-employed people, liberal professions and companies. A course manual and a grammar book are included in this price (but not for the online courses). For intensive group language courses, please plan your own lunch.
See also the financial assistance you may be eligible for from the Walloon Region for which you may be eligible. Consult our page: "Financial Support".