English Language Courses
Rodmell House offers practice-based English classes focused on real use of the language through everyday conversation with native teachers. We believe that conversation is the most effective and enjoyable way to learn a language, which is why our classes are centered around conversation topics that most appeal to our clients.
Our main goal is to help our students achieve a high level of fluency and confidence in speaking the language. We also aim to provide our students with hands-on exercises that allow them to practice all four language skills — writing, listening, reading and speaking — in real-life situations (i.e. writing a cover letter for a job position, or calling a travel agency to book a flight). Moreover, we motivate our students to interact with the language on a daily basis outside the classroom.
We offer a complete language learning service, including: placement tests, curriculum development and ongoing progress evaluations. In addition, we offer customized courses for specific purposes (i.e. tourism, marketing, economics, etc.) as well as for official language exams, such as the Cambridge certificates and the TOEFl, and their equivalents in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc. We also offer linguistic services oriented towards small and medium-sized companies, such as training courses on customer care and presentation skills in the English language.
Chinese & Japanese Language Courses
English is often considered the sole global language; the one tool you need to travel the world and do business in other countries. But we don’t think that’s true. It goes unsaid that China and Japan are major players in the world economy. Knowledge of these languages can be a great asset when it comes to international business and tourism.
Chinese and Japanese may seem too difficult to learn, but we can assure you that with our teachers, you’ll enjoy learning and find yourself speaking in no time. Our Chinese and Japanese language courses use Rodmell House’s same method of practice-based learning through conversation with native teachers, both in person and via Skype. We also provide translation, text correction and writing in these languages.
Spanish for Foreigners Living in Spain
More and more foreigners are living and working in Spain and it’s difficult to master the Spanish language. Our Spanish teachers are not only native speakers and teaching certified; they also understand how difficult it can be to learn a foreign language, having done it themselves.
As teachers, we believe it’s essential to be able to empathize with our students, and to draw from our personal experiences in order to make our classes as useful and relevant as possible in regards to their professional fields and day-to-day life.
No matter their reason for relocating to Spain, we aim to help foreigners live and thrive with both the language and culture. We work to help them learn the real language so they can make friends, negotiate the rent with their future landlords, order the food they like at whichever restaurant they find themselves in, and communicate effectively with their colleagues.