This section has information on language courses and resources.
OSCAR articles about language
Lost in TranslationThis article by Susan Harrison explores the reasons why using a professional translator is a better option than trying to make do with cheaper and poorer alternatives.
To read the article, go to Lost in Translation
Are You at a Disadvantage Without Formal Language Training?This article by Josh Frazier looks at the case for informal language learning and explores some of the options available for those who choose to go down this route.
To read the article, go to Are You at a Disadvantage Without Formal Language Training?
The Language BarrierThis article by David Morgan explores why Brits struggle when it comes to language learning and looks at some of the methods and tools that can help.
To read the article, go to The Language Barrier
Language Learning: How fluent do I need to be?This article by David Boydell looks at the level of fluency you might need to attain before you can be effective in a foreign language culture.
To read the article, go to Language Learning: How Fluent do I need to be?
Les Cèdres - French Christian Language School
Each week, take part in general French classes, written and spoken workshops, phonetics, Biblical French, conferences on a range of subjects and personal appointments with teachers. A language lab and resource library are at your disposal. Whether you are single, a couple, or a family, our school will do all it can to help your stay in France run smoothly. Located on the outskirts of Paris, Les Cèdres is situated in quiet, green surroundings, with its own large garden. more>>
Centre d’Enseignement du Français (CEF) - French Teaching CentreThe French Teaching Center (CEF) is a French language school for Christians and missionaries of all backgrounds who wish to serve the Lord in a French speaking environment. Founded in 1967 by the French Bible Teaching Organization, (Association Française d'Enseignement Biblique), it has trained over 1800 missionaries, coming from almost 400 Churches and Organizations, and working throughout the world in 36 countries.
Tel: ++ 33 (0)479 32 43 96 FRANCE
Conexiones entre Mundos, Cochabamba, BoliviaIf you wish to be a part of the Hispanic culture and you need a serious and responsible program that will guide you in the process of cultural adaptation and language learning, Conexiones entre Mundos is the ideal place for you to reach your goals.
Tel: ++ 591 4 4036400 (BOLIVIA)
DeutschAkademie, Vienna & MunichOffers intensive German language courses for all levels in small groups (max. 9 participants), with very experienced teachers. Also offers accomodation at German families, flats or student residences.
Website: www.deutschakademie.com/learn-german-courses (Vienna)
Website: www.deutschakademie.de/munich-german-course (Munich)
Estudio Hispanico, Spain and Latin AmericaEstudio Hispanico offer high quality Spanish language courses in Spain and Latin America along with Volunteer programmes, work placements and specialist courses.
All levels welcome, all year round.
Institute of Strategic Languages and Cultures/Russian Language Ministries (ISLC/RLM)The Institute of Strategic Languages & Cultures, formerly Russian Language Ministries, is devoted to providing missions candidates with essential and effective language and cross-cultural training for strategic regions, including the Russian, Arabic and Chinese-speaking parts of the world.
LanguageCourse.NetLanguageCourse.Net offers a free comparison of more than 1600 accredited language courses for 11 languages in 31 countries.
Learn How to Speak GermanThis site, set up by a German teacher, includes online lessons for beginners and more advanced students.
Learn Languages AbroadGeneral information about learn languages abroad in Italy, France, Austria and Spain. We offer standards of language tuition combined with attractive leisure programmes and a wide choice of accommodation. All of our language institutes practice the principle of full immersion, using modern, communicative teaching methods.
LingoMediaLingo Media is a leader in developing and marketing English language learning products and services to support learners of English throughout various life stages — from classroom to boardroom.
Lingua SchoolsLearn Spanish in Spain or Latin America.
OptimnemOnline educational courses that teach spatial learning strategies for English, Math and learning a foreign language. Tutor-supported.
Portantorchas, Costa RicaPortantorchas is a Bible School and Ministry Center, part of Torchbearers of the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship, established by Major W. Ian Thomas in England in 1947. Portantorchas was founded in 1991 in the sub- urbs of San Jose, Costa Rica. We have a heart to disciple believers to know and experience the reality of Christ’s life in them, through: • Intensive Bible study at our one-year Bible School program • Living in Christian community • Ministry outreach both locally and short- term mission trips. Learning Spanish is part of the course.
Quality CoursesQuality Courses offers the most affordable way to learn Spanish in Spain. Here you can find the best Spanish Schools in the most attractive towns of Spain.
Roca Blanca Spanish Language School, MexicoCreated By Missionaries For Missionaries and Cross Cultural Christians, we are an intensive missionary language school and Spanish curriculum that emphasizes excellence and immersion into a Hispanic culture.
Tandem International Language SchoolsLanguage courses in 30 locations in Argentina, Chile, England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, supported with Tandem language exchange partnerships.
Central Language School, CambridgeThis Christian Language School (established 1996) offers small classes in a friendly atmosphere. Preparation for IELTS, CAE, FCA,PET and general communication. Accommodation with local Christian families can be arranged.
Tel: 01223 502004
Christian English Language Centre, ChristchurchCELC is a Christian English language school with a friendly, family atmosphere. For over 30 years CELC has been welcoming students from all over the world, helping them to improve their English and gain useful language qualifications.
Tel: 01202 473400
Olivet English Language School, BrightonA Christian English language school in Brighton, England, UK. Our team of qualified Christian teachers create a caring Christian ethos but students of all faiths are welcome and respected.
Tel: 01273 325839
Tutor UK English Language SchoolEnglish Language (all ages and levels). Exam specialists, teachers, exam prep, confidence and life coaching,public speaking and presentation, coaching, interview help, writing help, proogreading (e.g. grammar checks), English Language teacher-training and coaching .
Call4AllComputer-Assisted Language Learning for All exists to help students, teachers and researchers to improve their language learning or teaching in English and most other major languages (over 500 language pairs) by the use of modern technology.
English for Christians"English for Christians" prepares language learners to interact successfully in a Christian English-speaking environment. This series of supplementary materials can be used alongside any course book. It covers a range of Christian topics, skills and language levels and is suitable for Christians of all denominations.
English Portal 'Talk and Learn' CommunityThis is an online community set up with the aim of helping people learn English through conversation, exercises and quizzes. Membership is free.
Filipino Christian ResourcesResources in Tagalog and other languages of the Philippines.
Google Language ToolsThis facility enables you to translate text from certain languages. You can also search in different languages from here.
iLoveLanguagesiLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. More than 2400 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, iLoveLanguages probably has something to suit your needs.
Kwintessential Language and Culture SpecialistsKwintessential are a UK based Christian owned company who provide information and services to the international business community on cross-cultural issues and translation. Their site has a country profiles directory including over 40 countries. These include very interesting 'Etiquette,Customs and Protocol Guides'. The site also includes several cultural awareness quizzes. They are ISO:9001 accredited and have many years of experience. Discount for fellow Christian companies.
Tel: 01460 279900
LanguageCourse.netWe created a free language learning tool teaching useful travel phrases and the most frequently used words. While there are already a number of online tools to learn vocabulary, we offer a comprehensive corpus of 5000 words and hundreds of phrases in over 20 different languages completely free. All words are presented with audio images, and with progressive intervals of repetition that ensure optimum retention.
Language Learning SoftwareLinks to providers of language learning software:
Linguaphone Daily ServicesFor an annual cost, this service provides you with access to TV and radio programmes in either French, Spanish or English that are designed to help with language learning.
Native MonksLearn any Language Online through Skype. Native Monks provides customized one-to-one language lessons across hundreds of languages. Students can go through our exhaustive list of native tutors and choose the tutor they would like to learn from, based on the price, location, rating and native language. Direct communication with a dedicated tutor and personalized lessons through Skype make learning any language fun, easy and effective. Students can browse through tutor profiles, contact tutors directly and fix a convenient time slot for their lessons.
On-line DictionariesThis is the service that the Online Translator uses. A valuable resource if you're involved in translation work of any kind.
Tradu24Tradu24 is a technology driven translation agency with a team with over 5,000 language specialists all over the world. We translate into and from 85 different languages.
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White Rose Translations LtdWe are a professional translation service based in West Yorkshire, England with over 15 years of experience in the business. We translate a wide range of materials at competitive rates with highly qualified, experienced translators working only in their native languages. Mention OSCAR and get a discount. more>>
Tel: 01484 680331