immersion courses in England and France

French immersion courses
 

t: +44 (0)141 332 8507
t: +33 (0)2 96 82 71 53
e: mclifton@languagegateway.co.uk

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his own

 

language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela 

 

Welcome to Language Gateway
provider of online lessons (French, German, English) and homestay / immersion courses in England and France

Hello, I’m Marjorie Clifton, and I would love to introduce myself and Language Gateway to you. I am an experienced language teacher and am passionate about the many personal and work benefits to be reaped through learning languages.

The difference between being able to speak to someone in their own language as opposed to having them speak to you in yours is enormous; it really does allow you to experience a different dimension of the world. There has also been a lot of research undertaken, which strongly indicates that being bi-lingual, or learning another language in later years, is hugely beneficial to our mental well-being and can help stave off the onset of alzheimer’s.

What can Language Gateway offer you?

  • Homestays (with personalised tuition) in UK (for English)

  • Immersion courses (residential) in France (for French and English)

  • Online lessons / tutorials (one to ones or groups) – French, German, English

What are homestays?

Homestays are essentially where the student stays in a native speaker’s home and is treated as a family member for the duration of their stay, but this does not necessarily include lessons in the home.

What are immersion courses?

Immersion courses are a form of structured language tuition delivered very intensively often but not always in the country of the language which the student is learning, and accommodation is not necessarily provided on site.

What are online lessons?

These are personalised lessons across the internet, which have become increasingly popular in recent years as technology has allowed more and more functionality and flexibility. Skype is often used, but there are many other types of software to enhance the learning experience and mirror the experience of sitting in your very own personalised classroom – albeit a little more comfortably as you can remain in the privacy of your own home!

Language Gateway Offers ...

Immersion courses (residential) in Brittany, France (for French and English)

Homestays (with personalised tuition) in the South of England (for English)

Variety of online lessons in French, English and German

English Exam preparation classes: TOEIC, Bulats, Ielts

GCSE Tuition for French and German

Personalised package with mix of online and homestay / immersion courses.

Who Uses Language Gateway...

Business professionals

Students

Individuals and groups (share the costs of the lesson and have more fun!)

Corporate organisations

Couples/families who want to combine learning French with a holiday in Brittany

Those wanting to work/live abroad

Why use Language Gateway...

Flexibility – the lessons are built around your availability and can change from week to week

All course content personalised to you and your specific needs, be that “General”, “Business” or just “Holiday” language

Attractive pricing!

FREE trial online lesson (no obligation to continue)

FREE online lesson prior to homestay immersion course with option for more

Ongoing support and follow-up

What makes Language Gateway unique?

Essentially, I offer you a personalised package of language tuition according to your needs, interests and budget, either through homestay / immersion courses or online lessons or a mix of the two. If you choose the homestay / immersion option, you will stay in our home (either in the UK or in France) where you will be immersed in the language , following structured personalised lessons at the same time as visiting tourist sights and undertaking fun activities. Many companies offer either an intensive immersion course route, with or without a homestay option, or on-going online lessons / tutorials, but not many will offer you a mix of the two, with the clear benefit that this entails. Homestay / immersion programmes can be great, as they enable very fast progress, but if they are not followed up properly afterwards, can lead to the language learnt so rapidly being just as quickly forgotten. With me, you will also have the option of continuing to build on your learning through online lessons – the number and the frequency is up to you. As I will be your teacher throughout, you will also benefit from the continuity of teaching, and my expert knowledge of your abilities and goals, making me well placed to assist with your continued language development, whether you decide to do online lessons, homestay / immersion courses, or indeed a mix of the two.

 
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