Live and study in a native English environment – only an hour away from Budapest!
TALK is a residential language course designed especially for adults to improve their communicative competences in English for business, work or leisure. Most of our participants have been learning English for many years, but find themselves struggling in situations when they need to communicate with native English speakers. Angolfalu’s programmes incorporate the benefits of an immersive, English-only environment with some hands-on, practical approach to language acquisition to help you overcome your anxiety, and express yourself more fluently, confidently and with success.
How does it works?
- you will stay at an exclusive castle hotel in Erdőtarcsa, and live and learn with an English-only group without distractions for five days
- have 4 classes s a day of needs-based, small group English language instruction
- participate in 6 hours of private conversational sessions with native English speakers daily
- learn through role-plays, debates and presentations about topics relevant to your work and interests
- and continue to use English during the whole course as you live and socialise with native speakers over five full days.
August 26-31, 2018 October 7-12, 2018
What will the course include?
Private conversational sessions:
You will have 20 individual conversational classes with native speakers from across the world most commonly from the US, UK, Australia and Canada. Conversational sessions enable you to practice your speaking and comprehension skills with people using a wide range of accents. The conversationalist’s role is to support you to make the most of the interaction, offer feedback on your language, and model appropriate usage, which are all important aspects of successful acquisition.
We believe that language learning cannot be separated from learning about different cultures and experiences – in fact for many, this is the key motivation for learning English.
We select conversationalists on the basis of their personal and professional background, and match these to our clients’ interests to make sure you can discuss topics relevant to your work and life. You are guaranteed to have a great time exploring similarities and differences in cultures, lifestyles and opinions, to expand your horizons, and to build friendships along the way.
You will have 16 language lessons with an experienced English language instructor. We will assess your language knowledge prior to the course, and put together a study plan individually tailored to your professional goals and personal interests. Our group sizes are always small (maximum 4 people per group) and appropriate to your language level.
Kata Visy has over 10 years’ experience of teaching and training professionals to communicate in English in various cultural and social contexts, having worked in the UK, India and Hungary. She believes that most non-native speakers have difficulty speaking English because their first language interferes with the process, with their pronunciation, sentence construction or choice of vocabulary. Kata’s lessons will help you develop your speaking and writing skills as she teaches you useful techniques and tips to keep your language simple, accurate and appropriate to context. We adjust the topics according to individual and group needs, as the flexible programme structure allows us to ensure you receive the most beneficial input at any given time during the course
You will have 40 hours of practice classes with a wide range of cultural, leisure and sport activities to create a genuinely rich learning environment for participants. The group challenges, creative games, debate forums and many other activities are designed to provide a diverse array of opportunities for interactive learning and in doing so, for participants to use the English language from morning to night.
The Szentmiklóssy-Kubinyi Castle is a unique historic venue offering a range of sport and outdoor facilities on its three-acre ground. There is an outdoor pool, sauna, tennis and mini-golf court, and beautiful green areas to have a picnic, a barbeque, or go for a stroll together. Our conversationalists are often keen photographers who like to document the events of the castle, and explore the village and its hidden treasures.
Money back guarantee
We are 100% sure we offer the best quality at the best price, therefore if after two days you think you are not benefiting from the chosen program, we pay the price of the rest of the program back.
Why choose Angolfalu?
Outcomes for participants:
By the end of the week, participants make significant progress in terms of fluency, pronunciation and comprehension, and successfully overcome communication blocks they have been struggling with for a long time. They become more confident, proactive and engaged language users, building on the positive experiences and multiple inspirations provided by this course.
We provide written feedback on participant progress in key areas of language learning, showing your improvement in different areas in a visual diagram. You will be able to discuss your experience during a final tutorial with your English language instructor, receive personal assessment of your performance during the week, and recommendations for next steps for further development.
Our English-only, communication-focused approach draws on a multitude of methodologies with proven effectiveness, and is exceptionally powerful in accelerating language acquisition within a short period of time. The ‘immersion’ method, while uses language primarily as a tool for communication, rather than as the ultimate purpose of learning, greatly improves language proficiency and contributes to the development of key communicative competences. Our programme is also based on the transactional model of communication and promotes a high level of self-awareness when speaking a language.
Each participant gives a presentation on the final day of the course; the topic can be work-related or about a special field of interest. Practicing public speaking has tremendous benefits for increasing self-awareness, helping participants become more collected, impactful and confident when speaking in English. Our teachers and conversationalists work together to support participants while preparing for the presentation as they offer help choosing the most engaging angle within the topic, provide feedback on language, and make suggestions about different aspects of delivery. Participants come away with tangible, hands-on advice about speaking in front of an audience, learn to reflect on their language, message and delivery in a holistic way, and overall, develop a sense of confidence they will carry into their future language learning.