Welcome to the International Contacts study guide pages…….

We’ll aim to provide some advice and study tips for international students – wherever they may be.

International Contacts can help arrange training to suit your preferred style of learning and to meet your goals.

Here are some of the ways in which you might wish to develop your language or technical skills…….

General language courses
General language courses are ideal for people who would like to develop their ability in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as their command of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and discourse in their chosen language.  We advise that students should aim to map their language learning against a set of descriptors, such as the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), which helps to map out each person’s strengths and weaknesses and can be used to chart progress.

Academic language courses
Academic language courses are appropriate for people who need to develop certain skills and knowledge in order to apply to and achieve well at college or university.  In other words, to thrive rather than just survive in Further or Higher Education – possibly in a language other than their own.  Normally, an important part of these courses is the development of study skills and learner strategies – the methodology of study itself – as well as language learning for an academic environment.