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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 Barrier

This 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?

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Language courses (Non-English)

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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>>
Website: www.lescedres.com
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Centre d’Enseignement du Français (CEF) - French Teaching Centre

The 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.
Website: www.cef-france.org
Tel: ++ 33 (0)479 32 43 96 FRANCE

Conexiones entre Mundos, Cochabamba, Bolivia

If 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.
Website: www.conexionesentremundos.com
Email:
Tel: ++ 591 4 4036400 (BOLIVIA)

ETP Language and Culture Acquisition (LACA)

If you are going to have to learn a non European language in a non-formal setting, spending four weeks learning how to learn that language has quick payback.  The European Training Programme, as part of Wycliffe Bible Translators, has excellent tuition using modern techniques and technology with lots of practice.
Website: www.eurotp.org

ABC Spanish Schools

Study Spanish with ABC Spanish Schools. Come learn Spanish with ABC Spanish Schools at one of our 5 centres in Argentina & Chile.
Website: www.abcspanish.com.ar

DeutschAkademie, Vienna & Munich

Offers 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 America

Estudio 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.
Website: www.estudiohispanico.com

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.
Website: www.strategiclanguages.org
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LanguageCourse.Net

LanguageCourse.Net offers a free comparison of more than 1600 accredited language courses for 11 languages in 31 countries.
Website: www.languagecourse.net

Learn How to Speak German

This site, set up by a German teacher, includes online lessons for beginners and more advanced students.
Website: http://Learn-German-Easily.com

Learn Languages Abroad

General 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.
Website: www.learn-languages-abroad.co.uk

LingoMedia

Lingo 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. 
Website: http://lingomedia.com

Lingua Schools

Learn Spanish in Spain or Latin America.
Website: www.linguaschools.com

Muzzy

Muzzy is the BBC's language course for children. Now available for 6 languages: French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian and English (ESL).
Website: www.muzzykids.co.uk

Optimnem

Online educational courses that teach spatial learning strategies for English, Math and learning a foreign language. Tutor-supported.
Website: www.optimnem.co.uk

Portantorchas, Costa Rica

Portantorchas 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.
Website: www.portantorchas.org/english

Quality Courses

Quality 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.
Website: www.quality-courses.com

Tandem International Language Schools

Language courses in 30 locations in Argentina, Chile, England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, supported with Tandem language exchange partnerships.
Website: www.tandem-schools.com
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Language courses (English)

Central Language School, Cambridge

This 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.
Website: www.central-ls.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01223 502004

Christian English Language Centre, Christchurch

CELC 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.
Website: www.celcuk.com
Email:
Tel: 01202 473400

Olivet English Language School, Brighton

A 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.
Website: www.olivet.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01273 325839

Open Gate School of English and Mission, Bognor Regis

Open Gate's desire is to equip young people with skills that will release them to fulfil their calling as missionaries. During their time of studying English, students are given the opportunity to develop and build on existing gifts that they will be able to use in a missionary setting.
Website: www.opengate.org.uk
Email:
Tel: 01243 821891

Southall School of Languages and Missionary Orientation, London

The English programme offered at SSLMO covers a whole spectrum of skills and learning abilities. The priority for all staff is that learning does not just take place within the context of the classroom. Every staff member endeavours to ensure that the learning experience of all students is one that will not only develop their language skills but also their life experience.
Website: www.sslmolondon.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 0208 574 4456

Lingualink, Rhyl

Our business grew out of our home and over the past 17 years we have welcomed hundreds of language students from all over the world to Rhyl and to our centre.
Website: http://lingualinkltd.com

Tutor UK English Language School

English 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 .
Website: www.tutoruk.com
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Language resources

Call4All

Computer-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.
Website: www.call4all.us

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.
Website: www.ulinater.de/english4christians

English Portal 'Talk and Learn' Community

This is an online community set up with the aim of helping people learn English through conversation, exercises and quizzes. Membership is free.
Website: www.talk-and-learn.com

Google Language Tools

This facility enables you to translate text from certain languages. You can also search in different languages from here.
Website: www.translate.google.com

iLoveLanguages

iLoveLanguages 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.
Website: www.ilovelanguages.com

Kwintessential Language and Culture Specialists

Kwintessential 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.
Website: www.kwintessential.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01460 279900

Language Learning Software

Links to providers of language learning software:

www.eurotalk.co.uk
www.rosettastone.co.uk
www.transparent.com
www.gsp.cc
www.linguaphone.co.uk

Linguaphone Daily Services

For 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.
Website: www.linguaphone.co.uk

MissioLingual

This site aims to provide various language resources for Christian mission. It currently includes English-French and English-Polish dictionaries, and links to other language resources useful in a mission/church context.
Website: www.missiolingual.org

On-line Dictionaries

This is the service that the Online Translator uses. A valuable resource if you're involved in translation work of any kind.
Website: www.yourdictionary.com

Online Translation Links

For links to other online translation resources, see www.escapeartist.com/global3/language.htm

Tradu24

Tradu24 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.
Website: www.tradu24.com
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White Rose Translations Ltd

We 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>>
Website: www.whiterosetranslations.co.uk
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Tel: 01484 680331
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