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  • Non-residential language crash courses

    The best way to start thinking in the target language

    From 30 to 35 hours in 5 days
    In Belgium

Group courses: Dutch, French, English

Private courses: all languages

Intensive language courses are one of the fastest ways to progress in a week. CALL INTERNATIONAL has developed an exclusive 3-step method, called "3 Steps Up", that mimics the natural learning of the language as it is done by children. It is a mixture of intuitive learning, which is then analyzed (from the point of view of grammar, spelling etc.) and used in context (role-play). Thus, you quickly and efficiently develop your knowledge of the target language.

For Whom ?

Adults 18+

At which levels ?

From A0 to C2 (any level).

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 this program?

Intensive language courses are one of the fastest ways to progress. An intensive course is particularly suitable to boost your language skills and progress in one week. If you have passive language skills, this type of course is ideal for reactivating them. Intensive group courses are primarily designed to enhance the following skills:

  • Reactivating passive knowledge
  • Overcoming the fear of speaking
  • Developing fluency and oral spontaneity
  • Enriching vocabulary
  • Improving pronunciation
  • Enhancing listening comprehension
  • Mastering idioms
  • Learning to nuance your words

Private or semi-private intensive language courses are very flexible in terms of the participants' objectives and the contents of the training. They favor any language skill development. The skills to be improved are defined during the needs analysis.

In practice

Intensive group courses in English, Dutch, French

30 hours spread over 5 days for 6 hours a day in Dutch, English or French in Belgium, in one of our centers (Brussels, Waterloo, Liège)
Classes are given in small groups of 4 to 7 people.
Such intensive programs are proposed each week and organized when there is a sufficient number of registrations on determined dates. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1600, lunch not included (break from 12.00 to 13.00).

Private or semi-private intensive courses

30 hours of non-residential immersion in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (other languages possible) in one of our training rooms or on the premises of your company, anywhere in Belgium or in neighboring countries.
These courses are given only in individual or small semi-private group (intra-company). Their content is targeted to the needs of each participant.
The 30 hours are spread over from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00, lunch with the trainer (1 hour) included or not (according to the chosen formula).

What improvement can you expect?

30 hours generally allow improvement by half a level (on the scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: CEFRL). The return is directly related to the intensity of the program.

Fee

The fee for a 30-hour group course is 499 € VAT incl. for individuals and 499 € VAT excluded 21% for self-employed people, liberal professions and companies. A course manual and a grammar book are included in this price. For intensive group courses, please plan your own lunch.

Please contact us to receive a price quote on a private or semi-private course. You can choose to have your own lunch or with the trainer.

See also the financial assistance you may be eligible for from the Walloon Region. Consult our page: "Financial Support".