Language training English
I’m afraid to speak
“It’s not that I don’t speak any English, I would just love to be able to explain everything, crack jokes, pick up on conversations and leave a friendly impression. With the level I have right now, I just can’t, because I don’t understand everything and if I want to say something, I can’t react fast enough. So, I just stay quiet and hope that someday it will be different. It’s an obstacle, in Belgium and abroad.”
No certificate, less opportunities
“As a senior, I heard it all the time. If you want this internship, you need an IELTS-certificate. If you want to be admitted to this college in London, you need a score of at least 120 on the TOEFL. I wanted to try on my own at first, but by the time I realized that I needed help, there wasn’t much time left.”
People don’t understand me
“I spent my whole life learning English in South Korea and even though I had a high level over there, no one understood me when I came to Belgium. Sometimes I got the feeling that people just nodded their heads to not have to deal with it. They sent me off to classes because they thought I didn’t have a good basis. Apparently, it was just my pronunciation!
Average is not enough
“It’s not like I have a specific problem. I can get by perfectly well and have been doing so for years. It’s just that I know I could do better and I don’t want to stop myself from growing and evolving. I want to give better presentations, I want to easily share my ideas, I want to go to conferences or events, I just want to be myself; also in English.”
This is what most people told us when they called upon the assistance of Hello Languages regarding English classes. Please bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. That’s why we won’t go too far into detail when it comes to previous customer’s experiences:
  • People who want to prepare for the TOEFL, the IELTS, the ITACE, the CNAVT, etc. to qualify for certain academic programs or universities
  • People whose level of English is actually high but who cannot give it their all, because others do not always understand them due to their pronunciation.
  • People who can easily express themselves in English but realize that their level does not suffice for the activities that they would like to participate in, such as attending conferences, presenting at conferences, participating in debates/networking afterwards.
  • Students who have English subjects and need to write a lot of papers and also present these in English afterwards.
  • People who learned English at school but never really dared to speak, which held them back from getting the promotion or the job they really wanted.
  • People who are living in Belgium now but know that they won’t be staying here and are considering moving to another country.

All our language trainings are customised.

 

We can provide private classes, as well as small group classes at your place or at our office (Hello Languages, Antwerp).

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What does the training entail?
All our language trainings are customised. We can provide private classes, as well as small group classes at your place or at our office (Hello Languages, Antwerp).

Since all our classes are made-to-measure, we don’t have a general class system with traditional lessons. Here are a few important elements to keep in mind:

PRIVATE CLASSES, DUO CLASSES OR SMALL GROUP CLASSES

The absolute maximum number of participants is 8 people per group, but we usually try to limit groups to 4-6 participants. Seeing the importance of keeping the training as discrete and specific as possible, we usually ask the collaboration of the academic institution or the department. That way we can create the perfect groups.

MAKE YOUR OWN GROUP

Most people try to make their own group of 4 where everyone has the same level, the same availability and the same wishes. If someone is looking for group classes, but does not have his/her own group, we will check if it would be interesting to create a new group. In this case, the group can only start once there is a minimum of 4 participants. This can go very fast sometimes, but this can also often take a long time.

NO FIXED SCHEDULE

Students decide for themselves when it would be best for them to have classes. In case of private classes, only the student and the teacher need to agree about the schedule. In case of group classes, it’s important that the entire group agrees about the weekly schedule. We teach every weekday from 8am to 10pm or on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Please bear in mind that Saturdays and evenings are extremely popular and often fully booked.

NO FIXED FREQUENCY OR DURATION

Just like the schedule, students decide how often they would like to have classes. We do work with sessions of 1 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on the concentration span of the student, seeing as this usually leads to faster progress. Most people choose to have one or two classes a week. The duration also depends on the level when starting, the learning patterns (to see how fast the student can pick something up) and the desired level at the end (the objective).

INTENSIVE COURSE

An intensive course is only possible for private classes or for students who come as a group on their own. Please note that we select these students very carefully, as an intensive course is not to be advised for just anyone.

NO VISA REQUESTS, NO EDUCATIONAL LEAVE

For now, it is not possible to apply for a visa or for educational leave by taking language classes at Hello Languages. If, on the other hand, you work for an SME, you may be eligible to apply for up to 50% subsidies. For more information, we would gladly refer you to our business page.

What do our customers have to say?