Beat the January blues with a UIC Languages course

Got the new years blues? Fed up of broken resolutions? Why not try something different this January and learn a new skill to enhance your life? Learning a new language at an evening class or intensive course can open up a new world of opportunity.

Taking a course will get you out of the house and socialising and communicating with new people. You can learn about the culture and history of the country you are studying and start looking at things in new and exciting ways. If you are planning a trip to Europe this summer, what better time to start practising your language skills?

London based school UIC Languages offer courses in many modern foreign languages that start on a regular basis. This January you can start classes in languages such as French and Japanese. Studying is flexible and courses range from one-week intensive classes to weekly classes, usually held in the evenings over a 10-week period. All of the language courses are taught in a similar way where there is the maximum opportunity for students to improve their communication skills.

Learning French is simple with UIC – whether it is for professional reasons or just for pleasure you will find UIC has the experience and the skills to deliver what you need. The school takes a proactive and detailed approach to language learning from initial needs analysis and level testing through to delivery. Group Lessons include a balance of conversation, listening, pronunciation and grammar which will help students survive and communicate in everyday situations in French speaking countries.

Other adult languages on offer include Italian, German, Spanish and Arabic and evening classes can be taken at centres all over the country. Lunchtime courses and classes for all levels from beginner to advanced are available from UIC Languages.

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There are many choices to be made when it comes to studying, and it can be difficult choosing which direction you want your life to go in

For those who want to progress with languages as well as explore their creative sides, UIC London is offering short courses in art at Central Saint Martins on top of its regular language courses.

It is extremely important to make space for some creativity in your life. Research has shown that being creative can improve your mood, self-esteem and social skills, among other things. This can be particularly important if you are studying something academic that perhaps lacks much in the way of art and creativity.

UIC London understands the importance of art and adding different skills to your repertoire, and for this reason it is offering a number of different courses at Central Saint Martins college alongside its language classes. Students can embark on short courses in design, photography, web design and other artistic fields. This can be a great way of furthering your career prospects and adding some creativity to your life.

Central Saint Martins is arguably the most well-regarded art school in the country, and possibly the world. The list of former students includes hundreds of artists, performers and other creative talents. The special chance to take a course at the college is not one to be turned down.

If you want to take a course in Chinese while improving your web design skills, take a class in Italian and get to grips with photography, or study design and learn German London is a fantastic place to do so. Many students from around the world living here help to make it a melting pot of cultures and languages. It is also home to some of the most important art galleries and studios on the planet.

If you like the sound of the courses in languages and art offered at UIC London, all you need to do is get in touch and you could soon be improving your life and prospects in both areas.

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Evening language courses at SGI

Short days and frosty evenings can make the idea of getting through winter in London a bleak one. For those looking to spice up their evenings and minimise time on the sofa this winter, you might want to look at St George International evening courses. SGI language school offers a variety of foreign language evening courses, making learning a language that much more attainable for those who work.

When trying to balance learning a language with a full time job, finding a language school that fits in with your timetable can be half the challenge. St George International offers evening classes in German, French and Spanish and is very centrally located in London’s Oxford Circus.

Classes run from 18:30 to 20:30 during weeknights meaning they’re accessible for those working in Central London. Class size is kept to a maximum of 12 so that each student gets as much teacher attention as possible. Importantly, classes are taught by qualified native-speaker teachers so students have the benefit of learning conversational rather than just text book languages. Various levels are available for each course. Students can take an easy to follow online test to determine their level. Courses run for 10 weeks and prices vary from £185 to £195.

For those wishing to attend Spanish courses London can seem like a daunting place to start. Many people find it hard to fit learning a language in around the busy city lifestyle. St George International’s flexible approach to learning helps to combat this. You can attend classes at the school or opt for private tuition. Private tuition is offered at a variety of levels and there are Intensive and Super Intensive courses available. Businesses can take advantage of the in-company courses that SGI provides, both for small groups and individuals.

For many wishing to take French courses London is a great option. However, a great way to cement new found language skills is of course, to start speaking with native speakers. SGI’s partner schools in Montpellier, Nice, Paris and Vichy provide the amazing opportunity to study French in France. Most courses have a maximum class size of 15 and consist of 20 to 30 lessons a week.

Winter in London need not be dull – aspiring French, Spanish and German speakers can put their snowy evenings to good use with SGI’s evening language courses. The school’s central location and flexible options for learning make the whole process of learning a language that much more doable.

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Bristol Language Centre Highly Trusted

This month Bristol Language Centre staff and students prepare to have a laugh as the city welcomes comedians and slapstick enthusiasts from across the globe to the eighth Bristol Slapstick Festival, a unique and popular event in the city’s calendar.

The festival runs from 26 to 29 January and includes talks, film presentations, and a gala night hosted by television comedian Griff Rhys Jones. Another celebrity guest includes Terry Jones from comedy consortium Monty Python and Sanjeev Bhaskar from Goodness Gracious Me. For anyone wanting an in-depth education in English humor as well as the English language, Bristol is the perfect destination.

Over the past decade Bristol has become a major cultural destination, and host to international arts events and festivals at venues across the city. International students at the Bristol Language Centre come to the city because of its history, international connections, transport links, and business opportunities. They stay because of the chance to study at the city’s two universities, and because Bristol is one of the most affordable and vibrant cities in the UK.

The Bristol Language Centre is accredited by the British Council and has UK Borders Agency Highly Trusted status for the purpose of visa requirements. The centre’s highly professional staff is well-trained to support and advise students as they make further study and career choices.

The full range of courses at Bristol Language Centre include daytime courses and evening courses, so students can fit their studies around work experience or professional commitments. The centre’s website at has all the details of courses from General English to Business English, with an emphasis on International communication. Teacher Training at BLC English is another option and includes a combination of distance learning and attendance at the centre.

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Brand New Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course Now Available from NCC Home Learning!

NCC Home Learning are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new distance learning course, the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma (HLTA).

This home study programme has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in a Child Care or Teaching setting the role of ‘Higher Level teaching assistant’ (HLTA), to acquire and develop a level of understanding and skills that will help them to work effectively in the role of a ‘Higher Level Teaching Assistant’ (HLTA).

The job role of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant is both fascinating and rewarding. Higher Level Teaching Assistants work closely alongside fully qualified teachers and provide valuable support for learning activities. HLTAs can work right across the curriculum, from acting as specialist assistants for specific subjects or departments, to helping to develop lesson plans and support materials.

The course modules within the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma are based around the professional standards for HLTA status outlined by the TDA.

Learners can now study the fully accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant course with a deposit from as little as £59.99 plus with this course, NCC Home Learning’s students will receive 12 months full, personalised tutor support.

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant is the newest addition to NCC Home Learning’s highly popular Child Care and Teaching Assistant faculty. Related home study courses in this area include Teaching Assistant Diploma, Child Care Diploma and the Autism Awareness Certificate.

Mrs T Goodwin who recently completed the Teaching Assistant Diploma said… “I would certainly recommend NCC Home learning to anyone wanting to further their education. Being a mum and holding down a job I found that working at your own pace was very beneficial to me…the NCC team helped me gain the qualification I wanted to obtain.

NCC Home Learning, established for over 14years, has a catalogue of over 350 distance learning courses to choose from in a range of subjects from Criminology and life coaching courses to Wedding and Event Planning.

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Inaugural Online Executive MBA Class Begins at Howard University

Howard University announces the start of the inaugural class for its new online degree – the online Executive MBA program. The inaugural class which includes executives and administrators started formal academic training this week after students completed an online orientation session in December. Students in the program will gain a comprehensive understanding of business, and learn to strategically think and act from the perspective of senior leadership.

Drawing upon the legacy of one of America’s top business schools and the nation’s preeminent historically black college, this distinguished program equips mid-career professionals and emerging leaders with the skills and perspective to lead in global business.

“Emerging business leaders from across the nation will attend their first class online as students of Howard University this week,” said Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business. “We are excited to be the catalyst for this historic milestone at the University.

Consisting of 42 credit hours, the online Executive MBA program is designed to be completed in about 18 months . The online format is designed to deliver a robust management education that is accessible to professionals who desire to work full-time while completing their degree.

The prestigious Howard School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has been ranked among the top U.S. Business Schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. ThePrinceton Review has consistently ranked Howard’s MBA program as the top business program (#1) for the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.” As a result, business professionals will receive instruction from the world-class Howard School of Business faculty, and join a distinguished, global network of the top emerging executives from around the world.

For more information about future academic terms and how to apply for this online MBA program, visit us at

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Have you got the Golden Ticket?

Christmas has been and gone and the winter blues may now be setting in for January, so to make your New Year a little happier, NCC Home Learning will be running a fantastic Golden Ticket Promotion for every new customer throughout January!

Every customer who purchases an NCC Home Learning course throughout January will automatically receive a ‘Golden Ticket’, either with their course materials, or separately by post.

Each Golden Ticket will contain a prize ranging from discounts off any further purchases through to £50 in Highstreet Vouchers, so every ticket is a winner!

Now is the perfect time to kick-start those New Year’s resolutions! Maybe you’re considering a career change for 2012 or simply fancy learning a new skill? Well, NCC Home Learning has the perfect solution – study in the comfort of your own home or preferred location, in your own time, at your own pace!

NCC Home Learning offer over 350 distance learning courses in a wide range of fascinating subject areas including Wedding and Event Planning, Teaching Assistant, Counselling, Forensic Science and Life coaching courses to name just a few.

The majority of NCC Home Learning’s distance learning courses come with a full 12 months tutor support to assist you in the completion of your course, so you never feel isolated during your studies which you can carry out from any location.

With huge discounts of up to 20% across the site and a free Golden Ticket prize for each customer throughout January, there is no better time to purchase an NCC Home Learning home study course to further your career!

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Education Blog Site Goes Live!

Editor Greg Michaels announced today that is now live. The site is a blog site, but has hundreds of links that will help a teacher or administrator go almost anywhere of interest to an education professional with just one click.

For example, there are links to author blogs and websites, cool websites, popular teacher blogs, national professional organization websites, state chapter websites of the International Reading Association and NCTE, state Department of Education websites, and public school district websites. There are also links to the education pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post- as well as links to education-oriented journals and magazines.

Michaels further stated that the site features original content posts and video interviews of education trend setters such as Richard L. Allington, Pam Allyn, Richard Gentry and others.

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The New Way to Learn Languages

Always wanted to learn a language but never sure of where to study? Looking for a language school that provides the latest resources and technology? At UIC in London, you will find so much more than just your average language school. From courses on radio communications, to an online student blog to help broaden your studies, UIC is the award-winning school that could help you to achieve your language goals.

One of the biggest attractions that UIC provides for its students is the internet based radio show made by both staff and students at UIC. It is also part of a course entitled Communication Station that recently won the British Council awards for innovation in language teaching. The course is designed to encourage students to speak more fluently, quickly and with a lot more confidence than they knew existed. The podcasts typically contain guides to London, advice on studying and learning languages, with a range of interviews thrown in for good measure. Soon, UIC are hoping to start running programmes centring around London in the other languages that they teach, helping students to come together and learn in a fun and engaging way.

The social programme is another key factor that makes UIC stand out above the rest. Based in the heart of London, the school website provides up-to-date information on the top attractions, especially those that are free, all around the city. UIC often organises its own social activities, which include trips around and outside of London, attending events with teachers, and holding parties especially for students. Information on all trips and activities are displayed in both the school and online, whereby you can also access past and future events, photos and recommendations in the Student Community section. Day trips to Oxford or Cambridge are also highly popular, along with the more extravagant weekend visits to cities such as Paris, Edinburgh, Amsterdam or even New York.

Students at UIC come from as many as 50 different countries to study either one of their many English courses, or take evening classes in a foreign language. From those 16 to those in their 60’s, all adults from all international backgrounds are brought together under one roof to study and support one another throughout their course. With extensive online resources, including private e-learning for current studies and a blog that helps to build a community between students, UIC places importance upon a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that aids and nurtures learning and development.

So if you want a language school that’s on top of its game with both learning resources and student satisfaction, look no further than UIC. To find out more about what they offer, from Chinese to Spanish courses London school UIC’s website has all the information you need. There is no better school in the UK to study – UIC English in London is the place to be.

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SGI – a Christmas Gift with a Difference

Parents looking for an alternative to the usual Christmas gift this year might want to consider sending their children to a language school. St George International school has a variety of courses available for children aged 5 to 15. The school has also been enjoying excellent ratings from its students for 2011.

St George International is a London based language school which has recently completed a survey of its students. The school received excellent feedback from students from August to October of 2011, with 98% of students saying they would recommend the school.

The survey also revealed that not only would a very high percentage of students recommend the school but teachers have received consistently positive feedback also. The average teacher score (as rated by students) for August of 2011 was 8.83, September was 9 and October was an even more impressive 9.3. As a student, having faith in the capabilities of your teacher is obviously of extreme importance. Furthermore, 99% of students surveyed in both August and October felt their English had improved, with 97% of students surveyed in September cited an improvement. Many of these students felt their English was of such a level that they could now progress to university in English.

As well as Business English at St Georges, courses for children are also available throughout summer. St George International caters for children via its Young Learner programmes. The SGI Children London course is available to children aged five to nine years and is based in London’s beautiful Regent’s Park. Any level of English is acceptable and the children learn through a variety of activities.

10 to 15 year old students can take advantage of the Residential Summer Holiday course which takes place in an historic house in Eastbourne. Courses vary from one to eight weeks and children can be accommodated in the house. The course structure is such that English lessons take place in the morning with the afternoons being reserved for fun activities and events. Saturdays involve a day long trip for the students.

If you’re searching for a school of English London is a great place to start. St George International, in particular, is flexible with its children’s programmes and its excellent feedback from students this year make it an all the more feasible choice. Parents looking to enrol their children in the summer courses should be advised that they tend to book out in advance.

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