The Language Place

here are some questions people ask us...

How many people are in a class?

There are usually between 6 and 8 students.  Sometimes there are fewer than 6 students but there are never more than 10 students.  Our class sizes are big enough to be dynamic but small enough to ensure you get lots of individual attention too.

Who are the teachers?

All our teachers are qualified, native teachers of the languages they teach.  This is because at The Language Place we believe the best way to really learn a language is to learn it from a native speaker.  Plus it makes communication much more authentic.  All our teachers must meet the following criteria:

All our teachers attend regular training workshops throughout the academic year to ensure best practice at all times. Check out meet our teachers for more information about your teacher.

What language will my teacher speak in class?

At higher levels your teacher will always speak to you in the target language.  At lower levels the teacher will use both the target language and English.

What if I don’t understand my teacher?

Tell him/her!  Our teachers are here to make sure you learn to really communicate in the language.  Because our classes are small, your teacher will soon notice if you are having any difficulty at all but feel free to let him/her know if you want something explained or if you didn’t quite catch what was said.  All our teachers are dedicated to making your language learning experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

Can I pay per class per week?

Unfortunately, no. This means we have the same students in every class which helps us create and maintain a very good class dynamic. On a 16-week course we can accept either one or two payments. If you make one payment, your course is 10% cheaper than if you make two payments. 

My husband / sister / mother wants to learn a language too. Can we have a discount?

We offer sibling and family discounts of 10% if students are attending the same course. Please note that this discount cannot be used with special offers.

What happens if I miss a class? Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we can’t give refunds for classes missed due to holidays, other commitments or short illnesses.  If you miss a class and let us know, we will email you the lesson you miss that day.  In the case of serious or prolonged illness, management will usually offer a credit note for another course.

My company wants to sponsor me.  What should I do?

Contact us by phone or email and we will post an information pack to your company.  Please remember to state which language course you are interested in.   Please note that you cannot start classes until payment has been agreed in writing by your company.

Do I have to buy a book?

Our students receive lessons which are prepared in-house and these are included in the course price.  Students receive a class lesson and a self-study lesson to do at home.  We can recommend workbooks for you to buy to use for extra practice.

What sort of things will I do in class?

A variety of activities designed to improve your ability to speak, understand, read and write the language.  We use a range of authentic, interactive materials with a very strong emphasis on improving your ability to really communicate in the language.

Will I have homework?

Every week our students get a self-study lesson to take home with them to practise. This could be some grammar exercises or a text to read. It could also be a song to listen to or a youtube clip to watch.

What qualification will I get at the end of my course?

All our students receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of their course.  This certificate states the numbers of hours studied at a particular level in accordance with the Council of Europe’s language proficiency scales. We also encourage our students to sit external language exams held regularly in Ireland such as Cambridge University First, Advanced and Proficiency (English), IELTS (English), DELF/DALF (French), DELE (Spanish) and CILS (Italian)

I’m interested.  How do I register?

You can register by phone or in person at The Language Place.  You can also reserve your place online at any time.  If you have studied the language before, you will usually have to take a level test before we can tell you what class is best for you. Please note that places cannot be guaranteed until the course fee has been received. You must pay for your course before the first day of your course. 



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telephone: 00 353 42 9320729
mobiles: 00 353 87 2297476
00 353 87 2297473
email:

info@thelanguageplace.ie

address:

18 francis street,
dundalk, county louth, ireland

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