At the Cambridge Institute, we assume that you have a high level of ambition when it comes to achieving your goals. You will learn to communicate clearly and effectively. We know that language is a means of communicating with others. Therefore, right from the start of your language course, we make sure that you have ample opportunity to speak English. We will discuss topics that are relevant to your professional working life and also use the language socially.
Our teaching is based on research into how people learn languages. Initially, we focus on spoken communication, and then include grammar as you increase your vocabulary and skill in expressing yourself.
Are you unsure about what you need to do in order to reach your goal? Or are you in doubt about which course is right for your level? If so, you are more than welcome to call us or send an email and we’ll answer any questions you might have and give you personal guidance. We can also give advice about arranging longer courses.
When you have to learn English as well as work, it is crucial that you can fit the course around your busy working and family life.
We prioritise flexibility, so we make every effort to arrange your English course so that it fits your schedule. Our courses last for a maximum of nine weeks, and you can always start with one-to-one lessons.
You can also sign up for one-to-one language coaching sessions, where we will help you set realistic goals for your English, and where you will discover how you personally learn best.
What form does the teaching take?
On an English language course, everyone should have plenty of time to talk. Therefore, we offer small classes with a maximum of 8 students to ensure effective learning.
You can expect rapid progress and to learn a lot in a short time. However, this also de-mands that you make a personal effort to reach your goal.
For all our courses, we ensure interesting, varied classes, and we try to accommodate different learning styles.
We focus on authentic language; the language you need in your working life. So when we do language exercises in class, they have a clear purpose. For example, it could be planning a meeting, conducting a negotiation or reaching agreement about what should be written in a job advert. Such language is very useful in many different contexts in our working lives. We don’t conjugate verbs just for the sake of it. All our teaching material is in English and comes from the best UK publishers such as Cambridge University Press and Pearson Longman.
On your course, you will meet fellow professionals from different parts of the labour market, and from the public and private sector. They are employed in a variety of differ-ent industries and have different nationalities and ages. Many of our students are looking for new challenges in their career. What they all share, however, is a willingness to strive to reach their goal of improving their language skills.
A focus on continuing education
The Cambridge Institute’s teachers are well-educated. The majority have a university de-gree and/or are qualified to teach English as a foreign language (CELTA, DELTA, TEFL, TESOL). Many of the teachers are approved speaking examiners for the Cam-bridge English exams, while all of them are experienced language teachers who are famil-iar with the common problems foreigners face when learning English.
We are continually striving to improve, so we provide training for all our teachers in, among other things, language coaching. This means that we can help our students iden-tify how they personally learn best because we know that people learn in different ways.
We also practise “collegial supervision”, which means that we observe each other’s teaching for inspiration. Talking to each other promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge, which helps us to maintain our high level of quality.
Satisfied students are important
Once a year, we ask our students what they think of the Cambridge Institute and our teaching. We do this to improve and to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our students.