UIC Languages was launched last month by UIC London, the central London language school. The service provides professional language training to both companies and individuals. Languages covered are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
Courses from UIC Languages are flexible. Users can tailor-make their course to suit them. They can be taught at home, in the workplace, or at the UIC central London school. Individual or group classes are offered, and open group classes are available at the UIC school. Courses can be booked for a minimum of 1.5 hours, up to 10 hours. After that, they can be booked in 10 hour blocks.
At the beginning of each course, students’ skills are assessed. This involves an online test, and an interview which can be done in person, or using Skype. The aim of this assessment is to determine students’ current skill levels, and to establish what they need to learn for. General courses are available, as are more specialised courses which aim (for example) to prepare students for work in a particular industry.
To book courses with UIC languages, whether as an individual or as a business, all users need to do is log on to their website, and use the online booking system to register. They are asked to input information about their preferred location, number of hours teaching they want to book, and any requirements for specialist teaching.
UIC languages provides those who use it with something different from standard, off-the-peg language school classes. It is a way for professional people to get the language teaching that meets their needs.