Here at Polar Choice we work with top educational institutions around the UK to provide students a choice from a wide range of English Language course that suit each learner. There are so many kinds of courses available to you, and we understand it can feel like information overload when you’re trying to make a decision. So here’s a simple breakdown of the English Language Course available through us.
General and Intensive English Courses
Available at full or part time hours, this English Language Course will build on your language skills in all areas for day-to-day life: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Classes in this course can be taken in a group environment or one-to-one.
English for Specific Purposes
If you want to study an English Language Course that helps you to communicate more effectively in work-based situations and in specific workplace environments, then this course is for you. Some of our Specific Purpose courses currently available included Skills & Culture, English for Job Seeking, English Plus Tourism & Hospitality, Medical English and other similar high quality courses.
English for Business & Executives
We have a variety of Business English courses that will help you to build suitable language skills for your chosen profession and prepare your skills for work-related environments such as meetings and presentations. These courses can be studied at a standard level, but most are intensive.
Vacation Courses for Adults
This course speaks for itself, really. It’s usually a summer course, but some are other vacation periods such as Christmas, for adults aged 18+ where you will come over to the UK to study English in a sociable way through cultural or sporting activities. Some of our options only include the course, however we do have some English language vacation courses available as a package with accommodation.
Vacation Courses for Children
Not many people realize they can get English language courses for young learners. This course is also over vacation periods, usually summer, and accommodation is always a part of the package. Children aged 8-17 can join to practice their English with other children from all over the world and help to improve their communication skills. The courses are fun and interesting for children and are usually based on sports, social and cultural activities.
These are courses for teachers of English, and will help to develop the learners teaching skills, techniques and methodology, and often will be taken in preparation towards a qualification- from postgraduate to doctorate degree.
Students will study English in a classroom and then implement their new skills in an internship or work placement within a UK based company. These courses will improve your communication skills, gain you an internationally recognised qualification and help you to gain on-the-job experience all at once.
English Plus Activity
If you want to learn in a fun way and prefer practising in a real environment, then you should take a lot at one of our English Plus courses. You will study English Language whilst doing another academic/vocational subject or leisure hobby, such as business, art, cooking or football.
Foundation & Access Courses
This course is for if you need to prepare yourself for a college or university course, for example some university or college courses require international students to pass a foundation/access course in order to apply. An English Language Foundation Course usually combines studying English for academic purposes with another academic study of your choice.
If you learn better from one-to-one tuition then you should consider our home tuition English language course. This course is private learning in the teacher’s home as part of the family. This course helps you to learn English naturally in an authentic environment and pick the skills up quickly and effectively by being completely immersed in the English Language.
English For The Over 50’s
At Polar Choice we know that the older we get, the harder it is to learn a new language. These classes will be tailored for older learners, and you’ll feel much more confident in an environment with people in a similar situation.
Exam Preparation & IELTS Courses
For students that are seeking to get an internationally recognised qualification, then you will need to take an exam- one of the most popular being the IELTS. The exam preparation courses will teach you exam techniques and help you to know what it takes to pass and achieve a high grade.
Private Lessons & One to One Lessons
Private lessons are usually one-to-one. This makes the learning completely individualized to your needs, and you can decide how many hours a week you need and have the lessons at times that suit you. These are also sometimes available via Skype. Private lessons can sometimes be done as a small group of up to four, which can be you arranged for you and your friends.
My final thoughts on the different types of English language course available through Polar Choice
Hopefully, this list has helped you to discover what type of course is ideal for you. Here at Polar we can advise and recommend our courses to you based on your reasons for wanting to study an English course, as well as your current level, experience and how you prefer to study. These courses are available throughout the UK- you can narrow this down on our search page by ‘English Courses in England’, ‘English Courses in Scotland’, ‘English Courses in Wales’ and ‘English Courses in Ireland. English Courses in England can also be selected by region, if there’s somewhere specific you would like to study while you are here.<