November 28, 2016

An Unique Time in Winchester

p1080665-1Last summer Maya spent two weeks in Winchester to improve her English skills – but of course a journey with IP is not just about language learning but also about making new experiences, broadening your horizon and finding new friends! In an excerpt of her travel diary Maya tells you more about Winchester, the English lessons and her trip to London…

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March 30, 2016

Language Holidays in the current climate

freizeitprogrammDoes it make sense to send my son/daughter on an language trip in the current climate? This or other similar questions are asked by a lot of parents when booking a language trip abroad. Some of these worries „The Reisenetz“ – the trade association for youth travel in Germany – have  addressed in its latest press release from the 24th of February 2016. Chairperson Klaus Eickmeier stated: „All the members  of our trade association are  well versed in dealing with the current crisis. All the member companies of the Reisenetz have appointed  local representatives, who know the specific situtation in the course centre, have up to date information abouth the security situation and have the mandate to resolve any arising emergencies quickly and directly.“  Continue reading

January 23, 2016

Tell us your experiences

Your experiencesDid you like your stay in our school? Why not tell us and other prospective students?

We would like to know what you liked during your stay abroad Send us a report of your language courses (minimum 400 words ) and at least three photos (including a photo where you appear).

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November 26, 2015

“Teaching grammar is not our main goal”

teachers-interview2Our teachers all agree that to be good in one language means that one must understand how each small parts of a language belong together in order to be able to communicate effectively. Therefore they listen carefully to how the students are using their language and whether they’re using it like an English person. And if not, they can correct them and teach them how to communicate in English with more confidence.

Tom interviewed some of our teachers of Europa School of English in Bournemouth in the summer of 2015

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November 11, 2015

“I attach great value to the experience of our supervisors”

ruthWe attach particular importance to the safety and care of the participants of our junior language courses. Our supervisors go through a multi-stage selection process. Here we examine their general fitness, and particularlarly their experience in dealing with children and young people and also their willingness to highest commitment.

In an interview with Ruth Lopez, responsible for the selection of our tour guides and staff members at International Projects, you will learn how our supervisors are trained and how we guarantee an age-appropriate supervision.

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October 19, 2015

“Using the language as a tool to find out about cultural differences”

jakubOur supervisors have sometimes the most important role in your language course abroad. They are friends, role models and your guides during your stay.They are around the clock for you there and prepare – together with you – a varied and extensive activity program.

In an interview with our activity programme organizer Jakub, learns Tom what is important – and what, “learn more than a language “ for the daily work of supervisors means

 

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October 1, 2015

“Helping our students to learn how to learn”

AlicjaLanguage teaching by IP International Projects is more than just about students learning a language. They will acquire techniques for life. They learn problem-solving strategies and also to be creative.

Alicja Szyszkowiak, in charge of IP junior course teaching program in Bournemouth, tells us in an interview with Tom what it means to move in an international context.

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March 9, 2015

Report from Biarritz

bia2Cette semaine nous avons bien profité de nombreuses arrivées pour faire les activités à plusieurs personnes.  Nous avons accueilli les nouveaux à l’auberge de jeunesse avec le final de L’Euro de football et les espagnols parmi nous étaient bien contents de leur victoire contre les Italiens.

Il y avait seulement un pauvre Italien qui a subi tout seul à tous les chansons des gagnants, mais il ne l’a pas pris mal. Continue reading