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Eurocentres, Find Your Language - Intelligent Partners

  1. 1. Programme 2011 www.eurocentres.comFind your Language Language Learning Worldwide
  2. 2. The world of Eurocentres
  3. 3. Contents Find your Language English French Spanish Italian German Japanese Chinese Russian The World by Michelle Spinelli2
  4. 4. Great Britain & Ireland 26 Find your Language 4 London Central 28 London Lee Green 29 Eurocentres Success System 6 Cambridge 30 Brighton 31 Scale of Language Proficiency 8 Bournemouth 32 Dublin 33 Premium Course 10 Australia 34 Core Programme and Perth 36 Sydney 37 Specialised Lessons 11 Cairns 38 Official Language Exams 14 New Zealand 40 Auckland 41 IELTS and Pathway to Universities 18 Canada 42 Language Semester and Year 20 Toronto 44 Vancouver 45 Accommodation 22 USA 46 General Information 24 San Diego 47 New York 48 East Lansing 49 Quality Assurance 75 South Africa 50 Cape Town 51 Terms & Conditions 76 Malta 52 Insurance and Transfers 79 Sliema 53 Visa Regulations 80 France 54 Paris 55 La Rochelle 56 Amboise 57 Pictures The majority of the pictures in this brochure Switzerland 58 were taken by Eurocentres course participants Lausanne 59 and show the real Eurocentres experience. Spain 60 Up-to-date information about events, Barcelona 61 pictures, participants’ comments is available on Valencia 62 www.facebook.com/eurocentres. Marbella 63 Germany 64 Berlin 65 Italy 66 Florence 67 Japan 68 Kanazawa 69 China 70 Beijing 71 Russia 72 Moscow 73 St. Petersburg 74 3
  5. 5. Welcome Find your Language It doesn’t matter whether you are studying English, Chinese, Spanish or French: in the future you will always be able to find the right words, chat with your friends, advance your career or study successfully. Choose the language you need to help you express yourself, understand others and most importantly, be understood. Find your language and keep discovering new areas, because to find your language means to find your way.Which language would you like to learn? Where the world meets To study at a Eurocentres school means meeting, learning from, spending one’s leisure time and communi- cating with people from over 90 countries. Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern students each account for a quarter of our students. The exact proportion may vary from school to school and from season to season.You can find the breakdown of students per school on the relevant country page.4 In class by Gerardo Aguilar
  6. 6. The best for your future Learning a language is a major investment in your future. Eurocentres therefore takes great care in selecting your teachers and host family and uses innovative, personalised teaching methods. Quality is of paramount importance to us. We therefore obtain accreditation for our schools from well-known quality organisations and we are proud that Eurocentres schools are always awarded excellent results in external quality inspections. Convincing learning progress Learning styles and interests differ from one course participant to the next. Eurocentres therefore attaches great importance to assessing your initial language skills and goals. We will discuss these with you prior to booking, on arrival at the school and during the course, and they form the basis of your personal self-study plan and allocation to a particular class. During your stay, your teacher will meet with you regularly to discuss your learning progress to ensure that you achieve your learning goals quickly and confidently. Eurocentres Foundation and the Migros Cultural Percentage The Eurocentres Foundation has provided foreign language tuition of the highest quality for over 60 years. The Foundation aims to promote understanding between people and bridge national, cultural and social barriers. The Foundation is an institution of the Migros Cultural Percentage, as voluntary commitment of Migros embedded in its articles of association that demonstrates its responsibility towards society. www.kulturprozent.chStudying German by Orianne Zanone Eurocentres’ Role in Global Language Teaching The Swiss Foundation has enjoyed consultative status with the Council of Europe for language learning since 1968, and has played a crucial role in the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for language teaching and learning. 5
  7. 7. Eurocentres Success System Eurocentres Success System The innovative EUROCENTRES SUCCESS SYSTEM* has been developed over the last 60 years. Eurocentres is the leader in the field of foreign language tuition and is frequently consulted by the Council of Europe in matters relating to this area. Eurocentres focuses at all times on language learning success. Our longstanding experience has shown that the greatest learning progress is made when students are individually supported and are aware of their strengths and weaknesses at all times. In today’s heavily specialised world of business we recognise that it is also important to focus on your specific needs. Personalisation Specialisation All Eurocentres students receive very individual attention, including: During the Core Programme (morning lessons, 20 lessons per • A personal interview as part of the assessment on arrival week) we focus on improving your • Personal feedback on the test and recommendations for self-study general language proficiency • Clear learning goals, discussed with you each week (grammar, vocabulary, listening, • Continuous monitoring of learning progress and diagnostic feedback reading, writing, speaking). To • Core Programme: 20 morning lessons with a balanced, fully help you prepare specifically for integrated, varied programme based upon your learning needs your future, you can also choose • One-to-one tutorials every two weeks specialised subjects (such as busi- • Weekly quiz and revision lessons ness English/French, or prepara- • Two lessons per week of extra support in the Study Club tion for examinations). • Final certificate with an accurate description of your language competence * Please note that the • Small class sizes (Premium courses have 8 and other courses EUROCENTRES SUCCESS up to 14 students) SYSTEM is taught in Eurocentres schools only. Partner schools offer The above services are offered to all students. Students selecting our a different programme. Premium courses or one-to-one tuition receive additional benefits. We know that in order to make good progress you need to feel comfort- able, settled and happy with our service. So we make the following checks: • During the first week, your teacher checks your learning needs with you personally • At the end of the first week you receive a questionnaire about all aspects of your stay • At the end of the course you receive a detailed feedback questionnaire6
  8. 8. Eurocentres Success SystemSample weekly timetable Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday basic 20 (20 lessons) 09.00–09.50 Language in Context – Presentation and practice Grammar – Extension Listening Listening Grammar – Extension 09.50–10.40 Vocabulary and review and speaking and speaking and review Break Speaking – Using authentic Speaking – Using authentic 11.00–11.50 Communication materials – Communication materials – Writing activity TV, newspaper etc. activity TV, newspaper etc. Speaking – Weekly review 11.50–12.40 Reading and Vocabulary Learning Centre Communication Discussion and quiz activity Lunch specialised intensive 25 (25 lessons) 13.40–14.30 Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons specialised super-intensive 30 (30 lessons) 14.45–15.35 Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons 15.35–16.25 Specialised Lessons Specialised Lessons 16.25–18.00 Social Programme Activity / Self-study in Learning Centre / Free All Eurocentres courses have the same basic elements: 20 x 50-minute lessons of General Language focussing on spoken and written communication, vocabulary, listening comprehension and gram- mar.You might want to add five or ten 50 minute Specialised Lessons to prepare for an exam, a new job or university entry. The complete offer of Specialised Lessons is listed on each school page. The timetable in your school might vary from this sample. 7
  9. 9. Scale of Language Proficiency Aim high! Your aim is to achieve a certain objective within a certain amount of time. We know full well that your time is valu- able; that’s why our entire learning plan is geared to one aspect: efficiency. The Eurocentres Scale of Language Proficiency is designed to help you to define your own per- sonal learning objectives and to assess your current knowl- edge. The choice of courses we offer allows you to start a course at the right level at the time you want. Typical English pub by Jean­Marc Paratte8
  10. 10. Scale of Language Proficiencylanguage level english french italian german spanish russian ChineseC1 These levels are important for study at university.b2 Employers value examination certificates at this level.b1 From these levels you can use the language in the workplace.C2 10 • achieve a precise, differentiated expression of thoughts and opinions in a natural style CPE IELTS level 8 DALF C2 CELI 5 ZOP DELE C2 (Superior) TRKI 4 • argue your case and negotiate skilfully TOEFL*: 120; • write virtually flawless essays and reports 300; 667 PTE 85+ BULATS 90-100 TOEIC° 990C1 9 • feel fully comfortable in the language • be creative in the language CAE DALF C1 IELTS level 6,5-7 CCIP (DFA2) CELI 4 Goethe C1 TestDAF DELE C1 TRKI 3 HSK 5 and develop a personal style TOEFL*: 110-119; TDN 5 • put across complex points in view in meetings, 270-299; seminars, reports, presentations 637-676 PTE 76-84 8 • intervene in a discussion appropriately BEC Higher • develop ideas systematically BULATS 75-89 • emphasise specific points in meetings, seminars, TOEIC° 945-989 reports, presentationsB2 7 • keep up with a lively discussion among native speakers and interact spontaneously and FCE DELF B2 IELTS level 5,5-6 Accès au DALF CELI 3 Goethe B2 TestDAF DELE B2 (Intermedio) TRKI 2 HSK 4 comfortably TOEFL*: 87-109; CCIP (DFA1) TDN 3 • present and defend your own point of view 227-269; • reliably pass on detailed information 567-636 PTE 59-75 6 • participate actively in longer discussions BEC Vantage • describe problems in detail BULATS 60-84 • react to the comments of others TOEIC° 785-944 • talk on the phone without difficultyB1 5 • • join in a conversation unprepared formulate thoughts PET IELTS level 4-5 DELF B1 CELI 2 ZD DELE B1 (Inicial) TRKI 1 HSK 3 • monitor and pass on information TOEFL*: 57-86; • give detailed instructions 163-226; 487-566 4 • maintain a conversation and chat with friends PTE 43-58 • respond flexibly to different situations BEC Preliminary • express feelings BULATS 36-59 TOEIC° 550-784A2 3 • make yourself understood in predictable everyday situations KET TOEFL* 24-56; DELF A2 CCIP (CFS, CFP, CELI 1 DELE A2 TBU HSK 2 • obtain specific information 77-162; CFTH) • describe events and personal experiences 370-486 PTE 30-42 2 • obtain simple information BULATS 20-35 • understand answers to questions TOEIC° 225-549 • discuss what to do • describe activitiesA1 1 • simple communication on holiday • make reservations in hotels BULATS 0-19 TOEIC° 120-224 DELF A1 DELE A1 • get what you need in restaurants and shopsA1–C2: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) * TOEFL: iBT (internet-based test); CBT (computer-based test); paper-based test0 –10: Eurocentres Scale of Language Proficiency ° TOEIC: Scores for listening & reading combined. 9
  11. 11. Premium Course Premium Course The ideal course for professional people with little time to spare. The small class size and our personalised teaching method ensure effective learning and rapid progress.Your course is taught by a team of two teachers, whom you may also contact after your course if you need ongoing support. In order to ensure an inspiring learning atmosphere the minimum age for this course is 21 years. Course • 1–12 weeks • 20 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self- study in the Learning Centre • Class size: maximum 8 participants • Mature participants: minimum age 21 • Clear learning objectives, discussed with you and presented in a personal self study plan • Guaranteed weekly start dates • Entry level 4 Support • A detailed needs analysis • A personal interview in addition to the written entry test • Weekly one-to-one tutorials • Diagnostic feedback from progress tests • Study Club two lessons a week: A teacher is available for feedback • E-mail contact with your teacher for up to Picture taken by Gerardo Aguilar 3 months after the course Schools The Premium Course is taught in spacious, purpose- built schools located in the business and academic centres of Britain, guaranteed to create a perfect learning environment. • London Central • Cambridge10
  12. 12. Core Programme and Specialised LessonsCore Programme andSpecialised Lessons During the Core Programme (20 lessons per week) we lay the foundation for your success. Your class teacher plans the course programme with you, assesses your progress and gives you personal feedback. During the Specialised Lessons you focus on the area of your personal or profes- sional interest. Basic (Core Programme, General Language Skills) • 2 to 52 weeks (2–12 weeks in Australia and New Zealand); 20 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre, class size 10–14 • Eurocentres Levels 0 to 9 • Weekly start dates • Available at all Eurocentres schools (Kanazawa 25 lessons per week). This is the core of your programme in which we ensure your learning success. Your class teacher care- fully plans a balanced, fully integrated, varied pro- gramme based upon your learning needs. Five to ten lessons per week are taught by your second teacher, who liaises closely with your class teacher in imple- menting the weekly plan. Each Friday during the review lesson you will have the opportunity to look back over the week and make suggestions for the fol- lowing week. This approach ensures a goal-oriented,Soccer day in East Lansing by Abdullah Fatta enthralling learning programme for long and short term students. Specialised Intensive and Super-Intensive • 2 to 52 weeks, 25 or 30 x 50-minute lessons per week plus 5 hours self-study in the Learning Centre, class size 10–14 On the following pages you will find the range of available Specialised Lessons. 11
  13. 13. Specialised Lessons General Language Skills Language and Culture Deepen your knowledge of the language and develop your confidence. This programme will enable you to Cultural Activity Programme Immerse yourself in a new culture; get to really know further practice your language skills, especially the country with an exciting range of different activi- speaking and writing. There will also be an opportu- ties, e. g., literature, history, visits to exhibitions, etc. nity to work on grammar points and pronunciation issues you have difficulty with. 5 lessons Cultural Activities + 20 lessons General Language per week 25 General Language lessons per week Spanish: Barcelona English: London Central, London Lee Green, Italian: Florence Cambridge, Brighton, Bournemouth, Dublin, Malta, Russian: St. Petersburg, Moscow Vancouver, Toronto, Auckland, Sydney, Perth, Japanese: Kanazawa Cairns, Cape Town Chinese (Mandarin): Beijing French: Paris, Amboise, La Rochelle, Lausanne Spanish: Valencia, Marbella Available: All year, 2–52 weeks German: Berlin Requirements: Eurocentres levels 2–9, Chinese (Mandarin): Beijing Kanazawa levels 0–9 Available: All year, 2–52 weeks Requirements: Eurocentres levels 0–9 30 General Language lessons per week English: London Central, London Lee Green, Cambridge, Brighton, Bournemouth, Dublin, Malta, Vancouver, Toronto, Auckland, Sydney, Perth, Cairns, Cape Town Spanish: Valencia, Marbella Chinese (Mandarin): Beijing Available: All year, 2–52 weeks Requirements: Eurocentres levels 0–9 One-to-one lessons Supplement your group course with five or more private lessons to ensure that you learn exactly what is impor- tant to you quick and efficiently (e. g. a specialised vocabulary for your job, eliminating specific weak points). Your teacher will ensure that your personal requirements will be met. One module comprises five private lessons. Modules may be booked in addition to any Eurocentres courses or individually. Your advantage: When buying a module of five lessons you pay for only four! This is a list of frequently requested areas of specialisation: Conversation, Presentation Skills, Personal Grammar Coaching, Finance Sector, Law, Tourism, Marketing, Engineering, Language Exam Preparation (e.g. DELF, CCIP, DELE, CELI, HSK), etc. Please book your one-to-one lessons in good time to make sure experts in your field are available.12
  14. 14. Specialised Lessons Business and the World of Work English / French for Business English for the Hospitality It is essential to be able to communicate effectively in today’s highly competitive business world. With Industry Learn how to describe travel destinations and our specialised classes we give you the best prepara- experiences, explain and describe hotel and accom- tion for doing business in an international environ- modation facilities, make and change reservations, ment. Lessons integrate skills and incorporate make or respond to queries and complaints, and vocabulary, discussions, case studies and role-plays. operate a travel agency. Communication skills include: meetings, negotia- tions, presentations, telephoning and writing e-mails, 5 lessons English for the Hospitality Industry + letters and memos. 20 lessons General Language per week English: Cairns 5 lessons Business English / French + 20 lessons General Language per week Available: 2–12 weeks English: London Central, London Lee Green, Requirements: Eurocentres levels 3–6 Cambridge, Brighton, Bournemouth, Dublin, Vancouver, Toronto, Auckland, Cairns, Perth, Sydney, Cape Town (5 and 10 lessons per week) French: Paris, Lausanne Available: English, all year, 2–12 weeks Paris, weekly, 27.06.–28.10., 2–4 weeks Lausanne, start dates see page 59, 2 weeks Requirements: English, Eurocentres levels 4–9, French, Eurocentres levels 4–7 Work Experience Ask your advisor or check www.eurocentres.com for more information on Work Experience / Internships in England, Ireland, Australia, Malta, Canada, South Africa, Spain and Russia. Me and my French Knight, Amboise / France by Ilse Lopez 13
  15. 15. Official Language Exams Certificates and Language Exams At the end of every Eurocentres course you receive a Eurocentres certificate which records the level of compe- tence you have reached. But perhaps you want to supple- ment this with a recognised qualification. Eurocentres offers you first class preparation for all the most important language qualifications. Hatem Alrddad student in Toronto14
  16. 16. Official Language ExamsEnglish CambridgePreliminary English Test (PET) Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Tests listening, speaking, reading and writing. Tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and language knowledge. Requires a very wide knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.Specialised Super-Intensive: 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 3 Specialised Super-Intensive: 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageStart dates and exam fees for: london lee green (GBP 72), toronto (CAD 350), Entry level 7vancouver (CAD 350) Start dates and exam fees for: Cambridge (GBP 104), brighton (GBP 116),7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date vancouver (CAD 350), toronto (CAD 350)31.01. 24.01. 17.01. 10.01. 04.01. 04.02. 18.03. 19.03. 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 22.04. 03.06. 03. / 04.06. 17.01. 10.01. 04.01. 12.01. 11.03. 11.03.17.10. 10.10. 03.10. 26.09. 19.09. 21.10. 02.12. 02.12. 26.04. 18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 23.03. 17.06. 15.06. 17.10. 10.10. 03.10. 26.09. 19.09. 21.09. 09.12. 03. / 07.12.First Certificate in English (FCE) Start dates and exam fees for: Perth (AUD 368), sydney (AUD 368), Cairns 1 (AUD 368),Tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and language knowledge. auckland 2 (NZD 300), Cape town (EUR 220), dublin (EUR 175), sliema (EUR 230)The first serious qualification for employers. 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date 17.01. 3 10.01. 3 03. / 04.01. 3 14.01. 3 11.03. 3 11.03. 3Specialised Super-Intensive: 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General Language 18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 21.03. 25.03. 10.06. 15.06.Entry level 5 10.10. 03. / 04.10. 26.09. 19.09. 12.09.4 23.09. 02.12. 03. 5 / 07.12.Start dates and exam fees for: london lee green (GBP 105), Cambridge (GBP 101), 1 closed Cambridge preparation groups in Cairns (30 lessons / week)brighton (GBP 114), bournemouth (GBP 110), toronto (CAD 350), vancouver (CAD 350) 2 Auckland start dates 21.03. / 12.09. 3 not available in Auckland8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date 4 no start date in Malta 5 exam date in Cape Town17.01. 10.01. 04.01. 21.01. 11.03. 12.03.26.04. 18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 25.03. 17.06. 14.06.04.07.1 27.06.1 20.06. 2 13.06. 2 22.07. 26.08. 25.08. Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)17.10. 10.10. 03.10. 26.09. 19.09. 21.10. 09.12. 06.12. Tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and language knowledge.1 London Lee Green, Toronto, Vancouver only 2 Toronto, Vancouver only Requires a very wide knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.Start dates and exam fees for: Cape town (EUR 210), dublin (EUR 175), Perth (AUD 362), Specialised Super-Intensive: 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General Languagesydney (AUD 362), Cairns 1 (AUD 362), auckland 2 (NZD 300), sliema (EUR 230) Entry Level 88 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date Start dates and exam fee for: Cambridge (GBP 118)17.01. 10.01. 03. / 04.01. 12.01. 11.03. 12.03. 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 21.03. 25.03. 10.06. 3 11.4 / 14.06. 26.04. 18.04. 11.04. 04.04. 28.03. 25.03. 17.06. 16.06.04.07. 5 27.06. 5 20.06. 5 13.06. 5 15.07. 5 26.08. 5 25.08. 5 17.10. 10.10. 03.10. 26.09. 19.09. 23.09. 09.12. 03. / 08.12.10.10. 03. / 04.10. 26.09. 19.09. 12.09.6 23.09. 02.12. 3 06. / 10.12.41 closed Cambridge preparation groups in Cairns (30 lessons / week) Start dates and exam fees for: Cairns 1 (AUD 376), Cape town (EUR 235)2 Auckland start dates 10.01. / 21.03. / 12.09. 3 one extra week accommodation because of exam date 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date4 exam date in Cape Town 5 Dublin only 6 no start date in Malta 17.01. 2 03.01. 2 28.01. 2 11.03. 2 12.03. 2 18.04. 11.04. 3 04.04. 28.03.3 21. / 22.03 25.03. 10.06. 16.06. 10.10. 03.10. 3 26.09. 19.09. 3 12.09. 23.09. 02.12. 08.12.Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) 1 closed Cambridge preparation groups in Cairns (30 lessons / week)Tests methodological, listening, speaking, reading, writing and language 2 Cape Town only 3 Cairns onlyknowledge. Requires an ability to understand long texts.Specialised Super-Intensive: 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageStart dates and exam fee for: auckland (NZD 270)6 weeks Reg. date Course end Exam date28.02. 04.03. 08.04. 16.04.16.05. 20.05. 24.06. 02.07.12.09. 16.09. 21.10. 29.10.Information as available at the time of going to press. Prices and dates may be subject to change. 15
  17. 17. Official Language ExamsEnglish University admission tests English BusinessTest of English as a Foreign Language Test of English for International(TOEFL) Communication (TOEIC)Entry requirement for North American universities. Tests listening and reading in a business context,Tests listening, speaking, reading and writing in academic context. plus language knowledge. No speaking or writing.Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week TOEFL preparation + 20 lessons / week General Language Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week TOEIC preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 2 Entry level 1, Auckland entry level 5Exam fees for: Cape town (USD 175), vancouver (USD 220), toronto (USD 220) Exam fees for: Cairns (AUD 120), auckland (NZD 200), toronto (CAD 120),Canada weekly and Cape Town monthly start dates vancouver (CAD 120) Please check www.eurocentres.com for start and exam datesInternational English Language TestingSystem (IELTS) SpanishTests listening, speaking, reading and writing. Entry requirement forBritish, Australian, New Zealand and South African universities. Diploma de Español como LenguaSpecialised Intensive or Super-Intensive: 5 or 10 lessons / week IELTS preparation + Extranjera (DELE)20 lessons / week General Language Tests listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative way.Entry level 4Full-time IELTS: 20, 25 or 30 lessons / week Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 5 Entry level 4Exam fees for: london Central * (GBP 115), london lee green* (GBP 115), valencia, marbellaCambridge* (GBP 115), brighton* (GBP 115), bournemouth* (GBP 115), Please check www.eurocentres.com for exam dates, Barcelona on requestCape town° (EUR 195), Perth° (AUD 317), sydney ° (AUD 317), Cairns* (AUD 317),auckland * (NZD 350), toronto* (CAD 300), vancouver * (CAD 300)Weekly start dates except Cape Town monthly* school offers Specialised Intensive and Super-Intensive and Full-time IELTS° school offers Specialised Intensive and Super-IntensivePearson Test of English—Academic (PTE)Tests on computer listening, speaking, reading and writing in anacademic context. Recognised by an increasing number of British, NorthAmerican and Australian universities. The preferred test for GMAC(Graduate Management Admissions Council).Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week PTE preparation + 20 lessons / week Full-time IELTSEntry level 6Exam fees for: london Central (USD 170), Cambridge (USD 170)Weekly start dates16
  18. 18. Official Language ExamsGerman Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP):Test für Deutsch als Fremdsprache Certificat de français professionnel (CFP) Certificat de français du secrétariat (CFS)(TestDaF) Certificat de français du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie (CFTH)TDN3: tests listening, speaking, reading, writing, including ability to Diplôme de français des Affaires (DFP I; DFP II)take part in conversation. TDN4: entry requirement for German univer- The CFP / DFP tests fluency for administrative and commercial posts.sities, tests listening, speaking, reading, writing, including ability to deal The test includes translation to and from the mother tongue.with challenging topics and texts. TDN5: tests listening, speaking, read- The CFS tests spoken and written competence in secretarial work.ing, writing in situations related to professional life. The CFTH tests ability to cope with situations relevant to tourism, hotels and catering.Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 6 Exam preparation on requestExam dates and fee for: berlin (EUR 175) Entry level 410.02. 12.04. 08.06. 19.07. 10.09. 22.11. ParisGoethe-Institut: Italian Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD / B1) Goethe-Zertifikat (B2) Goethe-Zertifikat (C1) Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP / C2)ZD / B1: tests listening, speaking, reading, writing in a communicative Italiana (CELI)way. B2: tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and knowledge.The Tests listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative way.first serious qualification for employers. C1: tests listening, speaking, Required for entrance at Italian universities.reading, writing including dealing with challenging topics and texts.Qualification for universities. C2: tests listening, speaking, reading, writ- Entry level 3ing in situations related to professional life, qualification for German Exam dates for Florence 05.03. 20.06. 21.11.universities. Exam preparation: One-to-one lessonsSpecialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 4 RussianExam dates and fee for: berlin (EUR 160–265)27. / 28.01. 23. / 24.02. 24. / 25.03. 20. / 21.04. 26. / 27.05. 23. / 24.06. 28. / 29.07. 24. / 25.08.22. / 23.09. 20. / 21.10. 17. / 18.11. 14. / 15.12. Test of the Russian language as foreign language (TRKI 1–4)French Tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and language knowledge. Required for entrance at Russian universities.Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française: Specialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General Language DELF A1–B2 Entry level 4 DALF C1–C2 Exam fees for: moscow, st. Petersburg (EUR 125–150)A1–B2: tests general language listening, reading, speaking and writing Weekly start and exam datesin a communicative way. C1: id. + cultural knowledge and professionallanguage competences. ChineseSpecialised Intensive: 5 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageEntry level 1Paris, amboise, la rochelle, lausanne Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK 1–5) Tests listening, speaking, reading, writing and language knowledge.Exam dates for Paris and Amboise A1–B1: 04.03. 27.05. 15.07. 16.09. 09.12. B2: 18.03. 17.06. 22.07. 23.09. 02.12. Specialised Intensive: 5 or 10 lessons / week exam preparation + 20 lessons / week General LanguageExam dates for La Rochelle A1–B2: 20.–22.04. 24.–26.05. 05.– 07.10. 01.– 02.12. Entry level 1Exam dates for Paris, Amboise C1: 28.01. 20.05. 18.11. Exam dates and fees for: beijing (EUR 25–40)DALF exam preparation on request Exams in April and December. Please check www.eurocentres.com for exact exam dates.Information as available at the time of going to press. Prices and dates may be subject to change. 17
  19. 19. University Success Programme IELTS and Pathway to Universities Eurocentres is one of the largest IELTS test centres in Europe. When preparing for your IELTS exam at any Eurocentres school you can fully rely on the in depth knowledge of our teachers. During your exam preparation you will benefit from focussed and highly-personalised teaching which will help to ensure that you achieve your target score. If you plan to continue your studies Euro- centres can support you, as we have links with a large network of renowned universities. Eurocentres Advantages Advantages of preparing for IELTS with Eurocentres: • Highly qualified teachers. • Test Centres. All Eurocentres schools in the UK are fully approved IELTS test centres or venues. Eurocentres can guarantee a place on the IELTS exam date you have chosen at one of our test venues. Weekly mock-exams will be held in our IELTS examination rooms. • Flexibility. Choice of full-time IELTS courses or a combination of General Language Skills in the morning and IELTS preparation in the afternoon. The IELTS Exam • IELTS is the world’s leading English test. Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year to start their journeys into international education and employment. • IELTS is recognised by more than 6000 institutions across 120 countries. • The IELTS Academic Module exam tests listening, speaking, reading and writing in an academic Brick Lane, London / Great Britain by Jui Cheng Chang context.18
  20. 20. University Success Programme IELTS Exam Preparation Courses Full-time IELTS courses 20, 25 or 30 IELTS preparation Depending on your level and your interests you can opt for either a full- lessons per week time IELTS preparation course or take 20 General Language Skills English: London Central, London Lessons in the morning and prepare for the exam during 5 or 10 Lee Green, Cambridge, Brighton, Specialised Lessons per week in the afternoon. Bournemouth, Toronto, Vancouver, During the full-time IELTS course the focus lies on getting you ready Cairns (Course name: Exam for the exam and your university studies. The entry level for the after- preparation [IELTS]), Auckland noon Specialised Lessons is lower, which allows you to gain a solid level (Course name: English for of English in your morning classes before, if desired, moving on to full- Tertiary Studies) time IELTS study. Available: All year, 2–52 weeks Requirements: Eurocentres Other University Admission Tests levels 5–9 See pages 16–17 Specialised Intensive and Super-Intensive courses Ongoing Studies 5 or 10 lessons IELTS preparation + 20 lessons General Language We can help you to plan your academic studies and submit your applica- Skills per week tion to the university or college concerned. Eurocentres has close part- English: London Central, London nerships with many renowned universities. Lee Green, Cambridge, Brighton, Bournemouth, Toronto, Partner Universities or Colleges Vancouver, Auckland, Sydney, Perth, Cairns, Cape Town GB: Anglia Ruskin University, University of Brunel / LIBT, University Available: All year, 2–52 weeks of Essex, University of Hull, University of Reading Requirements: Eurocentres NZ: Auckland University, Auckland University of Technology levels 4–9 Canada: Laurentian University, Vancouver Island University, Seneca College, University of Prince Edward Island, Algonquin College, Thompson River University Study in the US through Michigan State University (MSU) The Eurocentres programme at the English Language Center on the MSU campus gives you a pathway to university study in the United States. • Conditional letter of Acceptance from MSU before you leave home. Apply by October 1st for university start the following fall (September) • MSUELT placement test and English language training on the Eurocentres programme at the English Language Center (6 months to 18 months depending on your level) • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training at the English Language Center (4 months) • Guaranteed progression to MSU university programmes for students who pass all their classes • First Year MSU studies in the subjects of your choice • Continuation to degree level at MSU or—with sufficient grades—transfer to another US university of your choice, through the US university exchange system Placement based on msuelt 01.11 spring 05.11 summer 09.11 fall 01.12 spring 05.12 summer Entry at MSU level 2 Level 2 and pass Level 3 and pass Level 4 and pass EAP and pass University > > > > all classes all classes all classes all classes classes* Entry at MSU level 3 Level 3 and pass Level 4 and pass EAP and pass University > > > all classes all classes all classes classes* Entry at MSU level 4 Level 4 and pass EAP and pass University > > all classes all classes classes* Level EAP EAP and pass University > (Eurocentres levels 6–7) all classes classes* * Tuition according to University price list 19
  21. 21. Long-Term Courses Language Semester and Year Programme For students wishing to study for 24 weeks or more, Eurocentres is offering the attractive Language Semester and Year Programme with “Open Choice” and “Super Saver” options. Open Choice allows you to choose freely and combine schools, languages and the content of your course. The EUROCENTRES SUCCESS SYSTEM is common throughout the world, which enables you to easily spread your studies over several schools worldwide. If price is important to you but you do not want to com- promise quality, then go for the Super Saver option. Eurocentres offers attractively priced Super Saver courses in a limited number of destinations. Harbour Bridge, Sydney / Australia by Jungmi Kim20
  22. 22. Long-Term Courses Open Choice The long term course with all options (free selection or combination of course types, schools and / or languages). • 2, 3 or 4 terms (24 to 48 weeks) • 20, 25 or 30 x 50 minutes of lessons per week plus 5 hours of individual work in the Learning Centre (20 lessons / week not available in Australia and New Zealand) • 10–14 students per class. • Eurocentres language levels 0 to 9 English: London Central, London Lee Green, You can choose whether to attend one or several Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cape Town, schools. During a Language Semester you can Toronto, Vancouver, Cairns, Perth, Sydney, combine up to two different schools or languages. Auckland, Dublin During a Language Year you can combine three to French: Paris, La Rochelle, Amboise, Lausanne four languages or schools (36 weeks up to 3 schools / Spanish: Barcelona, Marbella,Valencia languages, 48 weeks up to 4 schools / languages). For German: Berlin each term, the fees for the school you stay at apply. Italian: Florence Courses: Please check the relevant school page for Russian: Moscow, St. Petersburg the course and accommodation fees, and the courses available. Super Saver The long-term course for flexible people at an unbeatable price. • 2, 3 or 4 terms (24 to 48 weeks) • 20, 25 or 30 x 50 minutes of General Language lessons per week plus 5 hours of individual work in the Learning Centre • 10–16 students per class. • Eurocentres language levels 0 to 9 • No combination of schools and languages possible English: UK, Australia, Canada French: France Spanish: Spain Choose your country.Your counsellor will tell you when enrolling in which city you will be studying. start dates and Prices Course Fees per term (12 weeks), min. length of stay 24 weeks, max. 48 weeks Country 20 l / w 25 l / w 30 l / w j f m a m j j a s o n d UK GBP 1’668 GBP 2’040 GBP 2’412 4/31 28 28 26 23 25 22 19 17 14 Australia NA AUD 3’312 AUD 3’708 31 28 28 26 23 25 22 19 17 14 Canada CAD 3’000 CAD 3’696 CAD 4’380 31 28 28 26 24 25 22 19 17 14 France EUR 2’400 EUR 2’964 NA 3/31 28 28 26 23 25 22 19 17 14 Spain EUR 1’308 EUR 1’752 NA 31 28 28 26 23 25 22 19 17 14 Non-refundable enrolment fee: EUR 110 / GBP 85 /AUD 200 / CAD 170 The accommodation fees can only be confirmed once your study destination is confirmed. For your reference please check the information on the school page. If your plans change In your application for a Language Semester or Year Programme, you will also need to specify the school(s) you wish to attend. A rebooking fee will apply for each change made after the start of the course (see General Conditions page 76–78). 21
  23. 23. Perfect Accommodation Perfect Accommodation Our aim is to make you feel truly at home in your host country. That’s why Eurocentres gives you a choice of first-class accommodation.Whether you choose to stay in a homestay, a student residence, a hotel or guesthouse, you can be sure that the high quality standards set by Eurocentres will always be maintained. Choose the type of accommodation that best suits your needs. Homestay in Berlin, Germany by Gerardo Aguilar22
  24. 24. Perfect AccommodationLiberty Fields Student Residence, London / Great Britain Room at a homestay family by Isabella Obediente Homestay Student residence Living in a homestay is an experience that most In a student residence, the emphasis is on contact Eurocentres students opt for. It means that you will between students from all over the world and you’ll get to know about everyday life and the culture in soon be making friends and spending time together. your host’s country first hand, and will also have the You’ll be living in a single room, and be responsible opportunity to use your newly-acquired language for your own meals. In some residences, there are skills with them. university restaurant facilities nearby, where you can You’ll have a room of your own, practically furnished eat at a reasonable price. In others, there are to a good local standard. Some of our schools can communal kitchens that you can use to prepare your also offer you the choice of a private room with your own meals, although not all of them are equipped own bathroom. For your meals, you can choose with crockery, pots and pans. between half-board (breakfast and hot evening meal), full-board or just breakfast. If you have any special requirements, such as a vegetarian diet, please let us Hotel or apartment know on the registration form. We will make every Most of the apartments are basic, inexpensive studios possible effort to comply with your wishes when with a bedroom and living room, plus a kitchenette. arranging your accommodation. (Please note that The range of apartments varies from place to place. you have to pay extra for your laundry at your home- We are also happy to arrange accommodation for you stay.) in a hotel or guesthouse. We work with well-located Our homestay accommodation—families with and two-, three- or four-star hotels, which offer without children, older couples and single people—is Eurocentres students attractive rates. carefully selected and regularly inspected by our local staff, following clearly defined quality standards. More information on www.eurocentres.com We have been working with most of our hosts for many years now, and all are experienced in looking after guests in their own homes. 23
  25. 25. General Information General Information On this page you will find all the benefits which you may expect from a Eurocentres school and which apply to your course. On the relevant pages in the brochure you will find specific details of each school, on the exams, general condi- tions etc. If you are looking for first-hand information visit www.facebook.com/eurocentres. South Bank Tai Chi, Brisbane /Australia by Yu­Tsun Lin24
  26. 26. General InformationYour security Not included in the course feeWith Eurocentres, you are never without someone to turn to. If prob- • Travel costslems occur, such as homesickness, difficulties with the homestay or any- • Enrolment feething else, there will always be somebody to help you: your class teacher, • Examination fees (refer to pages 15–17)the person responsible for accommodation, the Academic Manager or • Participation in voluntary leisure activities and excursionsthe Centre Manager. All schools have a 24-hour emergency number. (if not otherwise indicated) • Pocket money • Personal insurance cover for illness, accident, theft, cancellation, etc.Attractive schools • Travel insuranceOur schools are all centrally located and are specially designed aslanguage schools. For you, that means spacious classrooms with a learner-friendly environment. At all schools, we also provide you with a self- Travel insurancestudy Learning Centre, recreation rooms and internet access and Wi-Fi We recommend you take out the combined ELVIA travel insurancefree of charge. (covering withdrawal and return travel costs), the ELVIA Security Package cover (luggage and medical costs insurance) as well as a third party indemnity insurance or any comparable other insurances.The following applies See page 79 for details.to all Eurocentres coursesMinimum age: 16 (exceptions are marked) Partner schoolsMaximum number of students per class: 14 Our partner schools also offer an outstanding range of benefits andCourse start dates: Every Monday, except on a public holiday, when the services, which may however vary from those offered by Eurocentres.course starts on a Tuesday. (Partner schools: Alpha College, Dublin; NSTS, Malta; AIP LanguagePublic holidays: On days which are according to the local law public Institute, Valencia; Liden & Denz, Russia; US-Universities. Variancesholidays in the location of the school, no classes will take place. Lessons are stated on the school page).will neither be compensated nor refunded.Duration of a lesson: 50 minutes. Classes are taught exclusively byqualified teachers in the target language. Enrolment feeMinimum number of participants: 6 (exceptionally courses may run In addition to the arrangement price a non-refundable enrolment feewith fewer participants). Premium courses are always available. of CHF 170 / EUR 110 / GBP 85 / JPY 18’000 / AUD 200 / NZD 205 / CAD 170 will be charged for each enrolment (Valid for Eurocentres and partner schools, US-universities see school page).Included in the course fee• Language classes• Course material Change of booking fee• Assessment of your language level on entry If a booking is changed, a non-refundable administration fee of (written and oral test, including a personal interview) USD 80 / CHF 100 / EUR 75 / GBP 50 / JPY 9’000 / AUD 125 /• Personal feedback on your entry assessment test NZD 135 / CAD 110 will be charged (see General Terms of Business,• Clear learning goals, discussed with you each week pages 76 –78). On the Language Semester and Language Year• Continuous monitoring of learning progress and diagnostic feedback Programme, the change of booking fee is CHF 300 / EUR 200 / GBP 145 /• Weekly tests and revision lessons JPY 27’000 / AUD 370 / NZD 400 / CAD 330. These charges are non-• Two lessons a week spent in the Study Club, with the assistance refundable. Details of travel conditions and Visa regulations can be of a teacher found from page 76 onwards.• Final certificate, stating the precise level of your language skills• Free access to the internet• Free use of Learning Centre and library• Spacious recreation rooms• Eurocentres writing pad• Helpdesk / staffed school reception• 24-hour emergency number 25
  27. 27. Population uk 62 million Bournemouth 160 000 Brighton 250 000 Cambridge 120 000 London 7 million Great Britain Population irl 4,5 million Dublin 1,2 million and IrelandNot only are Great Britain and Irelandthe home of the English language—the land of Shakespeare, Joyce, Dickensand Wilde—but they are also thesource of many contemporary culturaltrends. Universities with a rich tradi-tion offer the most up-to-date educa-tion. Eurocentres was among the firstlanguage schools to open their doorsin the British Isles more than 60 yearsago. Consequently the schools are allin prime locations. Tower Bridge, London by Anirudh Koul (flickr)London Central London Lee Green Cambridge BrightonOne of the largest and most cos- Located in a quiet, friendly sub- As one of the most historic and Often described as “London bymopolitan cities in Europe, setting urb, Lee Green is within walking popular student cities in Europe, the Sea”, Brighton is a fashionabletrends in fashion, music, design distance of Blackheath, an upmar- Cambridge is a convenient size for and exciting cosmopolitan cityand film. An unlimited choice of ket area of cafés and restaurants, getting around either on foot or by with lots of bars, restaurants tobars, restaurants, musicals, plays and Greenwich, where the world’s bike.Young people from all over suit every taste and a vibrant cluband concerts means you will time is set. Only 25 minutes from the world enjoy student life and scene. A trendy seaside resort,always have plenty of things to do. Central London by train. Enjoy the numerous opportunities to do only one hour from central the advantages of a small town sport, go to the theatre, cinema, London. Its popularity with young with access to city life. pubs and to go shopping. people means there is always plenty to do.origins of students in london Central origins of students in london lee green origins of students in Cambridge origins of students in brightonWestern Europe 19% Eastern Europe 14% Western Europe 30% Eastern Europe 10% Western Europe 21% Eastern Europe 10% Western Europe 22% Eastern Europe 20%Asia 23% Latin America 26% Asia 30% Latin America 16% Asia 19% Latin America 12% Asia 11% Latin America 17%Middle East 18% Middle East 13% Various 1% Middle East 37% Various 1% Middle East 29% Various 1% Climate london and Cambridge j f m a m j j a s o n d + 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 10 7 – 2 2 3 5 8 11 13 13 11 8 8 3 ¤ 2 2 3 5 7 7 7 6 5 3 2 2 + Day C° – Night C° ¤ Sun Hours per Day26
  28. 28. Seven Sisters, Great Britain by Sultan KakiFanad Head, Ireland by Mac Filko (flickr)Bournemouth DublinTwelve miles of sandy beaches, A dynamic, bustling metropolisimpressive cliffs and more sunny with a young, friendly and vibrantdays than any other seaside resort population. A wide variety of pubs,in Southern England. One of many offering traditional IrishBritain’s top all-year-round holi- music, art galleries, museums,day destinations with a low cost of theatres and concert venues.living. A vibrant small town full of There’s always something goinglife and sporting opportunities on in Dublin—and people alwaysand the recent development of the find time for you.“Boscombe Surf Reef”. Selcuk Topal, Turkey I am a PhD student. My first twoorigins of students in bournemouth origins of students in dublin aims before I came here were toWestern Europe 21% Eastern Europe 15% Western Europe 65% Eastern Europe 3% improve my English skills andAsia 19% Latin America 14% Asia 16% Latin America 9% study at an excellent university inMiddle East 29% Various 2% Middle East 6% Various 1% England. I have reached theClimate brighton and bournemouth Climate dublin required level in English and been j f m a m j j a s o n d j f m a m j j a s o n d accepted into a renowned university + 7 7 10 13 16 19 20 21 18 14 10 8 + 8 9 10 13 15 19 20 18 17 14 10 8 within just eight months. I found – 2 2 3 5 8 11 12 13 11 8 8 3 – 1 2 3 4 7 9 11 11 10 7 4 3 whatever I needed at Eurocentres ¤ 2 3 4 6 7 7 7 7 5 4 3 2 ¤ 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 2 2 Bournemouth.+ Day C° – Night C° ¤ Sun Hours per Day + Day C° – Night C° ¤ Sun Hours per Day Meet more students on www.facebook.com/eurocentres 27

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