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Spain wipes out the competition and is named as the ideal country to study abroad

The first ranking of this type reveals what international students seek as a destination to study abroad

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 19-Mar-2019 – / EPR EDUCATION NEWS / – Spain gets the first position as the best destination to study in Europe, in a ranking recently published by the higher education search portal, educations.com.

In the first created ranking of this type, educations.com used the results of its survey based on different parameters and criteria that highlight the journey of a future international student in the search of the country as the preferred destination. More than 20,000 students worldwide, revealed what is the most important parameter to choose a university: The location. These factors included being able to experience a new culture, access to a higher quality education and being able to live an adventure among other criteria. The correlation of the data used showed that selecting a country is the most important step in the student’s decision-making process.

Demonstrating its power of international student attraction, Spain achieved the first place in the European ranking and the second place in the world ranking. With a relatively low cost of living, with more than 70 universities to choose from, a rich historical artistic heritage together with an unparalleled cultural and tourist offer, Spain is a great option for any potential international student.

“International students have different considerations when it comes to choosing a university and program for their international studies. We believe that Spanish universities offer an exceptional environment for students from all over the world to obtain a high quality education in a country that offers so many cultural opportunities “, says the CIO of educations.com, Fredrik Högemark.

European ranking link: https://www.educations.com/top-10-lists/top-10-study-abroad-countries-europe-2019-14342

World ranking link: https://www.educations.com/top-10-lists/top-10-study-abroad-countries-global-2019-14340

About educations.com: educations.com is part of the digital media group EMG – Educations Media Group, a leader in educational marketing in Northern Europe. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, EMG reaches students from all over the world through its online platforms and marketing services for companies, public and private schools and universities around the world.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New Language Classes Set to Begin January 15 at Maria Oliveira’s Language Learning Center

Winter Two term language classes begin January 15 at Maria’s Language Learning Center, with a variety of affordable conversational language classes, online courses, Spanish for healthcare and social services professionals, and a new class for business professionals who wish to learn basic Spanish. Specializing in conversational Spanish and Portuguese, including European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, the Language Learning Center also provides classes in French, Italian, Mandarin, and English for Non-Native Speakers. Classes are primarily for adult learners, but there is also an after-school program for students between ages 7 and 11, with each term lasting six weekly sessions, at both day and evening classes.

“Our classes feature small groups of 10 or less students which provides more time for individual attention and faster learning”, explains Maria Oliveira, director of Maria’s Language Learning Center, located in Pinole, California. “We work closely with our students to guide them towards becoming bilingual, whether it is through a conversational language class, online options, or even our language classes for healthcare and social services professionals.”

New Classes for Business Professionals to Learn Basic Spanish
New this term is a six-hour class for business professionals who wish to learn basic Spanish language skills to better conduct business with their Spanish-speaking customers. Through this class, students will learn the vocabulary and phrases used to close a business transaction, Spanish greetings, frequently used expressions, and numbers to clarify prices. This learning will enable them to build trust with their Spanish-speaking customers and demonstrate an improved cultural awareness.

Also offered is the popular conversational Spanish classes for healthcare and social service professionals, which also provide the benefit of continuing education hours. The Healthcare Professionals class is a specialized and intensive course designed to enhance effective communication between patients and healthcare providers. For social services professionals and employees who interact with Spanish-speaking clients, the Spanish for Social Services Professionals class can improve communication with Spanish-speaking clients in screenings and interviews.

The Language Learning Center also offers online coursesworkbooks, and CDs for students. These materials can supplement their classroom learning through study aids such as practice lessons, self-tests with interactive exercises, quizzes, and audio clips to review correct pronunciations.

Recognizing that individuals learn languages differently, there are a variety of other programs offered to meet students’ needs, such as one-on-one instruction; learning groups that meet weekly; and free social hours for students to practice their language skills with teachers, fellow students, and bilingual guests. Maria’s Language Learning Center also has specialized English classes for non-native speakers, plus special classes on specific topics, such as classes on Spanish reflexive verbs and pronouns, for those students who need a review.

Informational Open House Scheduled for February 22, 2013
Be sure to attend this great opportunity to meet fellow students, talk with Maria and other teachers, ask questions, and even practice your language skills in a relaxed social setting. Learn about the Language Learning Center and its programs and enjoy light refreshments. The Open House will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center at 2644 Appian Way, Suite 102, in Pinole, California. Bring a friend and if that friend registers for a class, you will receive a 10% discount on your registration for a Fall Two session. The open house is free, but space is limited, so please rsvp on the website athttp://www.marialanguages.com/classes/socialevents.shtml.

Coming Up Summer and Fall of 2013: Study Abroad Program Combines Classes with Tours of Mexico and the Azores Islands
For those students who want to combine intensive language classes with tours, the Language Center offers a two-week Spanish and a three-week Portuguese Language Learning Immersion Program. Now in its tenth year, students attend formal classes from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then spend afternoons and weekends touring and practicing their new language skills. The Portuguese Language Immersion Program is planned for July 1-20, 2013 and takes place in the Azores Island and the Spanish Language Immersion Program is planned for later in the year, November 9-16, 2013, and is located in Nayarit, Mexico.

Register for Winter Two Classes Now!
Students can register for any program online, by phone, in person at our offices, or by mail. For more information, visit our website: http://www.marialanguages.com

The goal for all of the classes at the Center is to guide students towards becoming bilingual. We start by teaching basic phrases and sentences that become usable in a very short period of time; when success builds upon success, confidence grows and information becomes easier to absorb. Affordability, convenience, and an encouraging environment make Maria Oliveira’s classes the top choice for effective language learning in the Bay Area.

Via EPR Network
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