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I would like to take language courses with CIL St Barth, how do I proceed?
Whether you are a professional or an individual, you must first make an appointment for a free estimate. Thus, this assessment will allow us to understand your needs and provide you with a formula that suits your level, your goals and your schedule.
How can I use my French DIF (Individual Right to Training)?
The first step is to ask your company’s accountant if contributions were paid and how many hours or what budget you qualify for. Those contributions are made to an organization and thus the company has nothing else to pay for you to train. So enjoy it and contact us to take advantage of it.
I have a level 0. Can I take classes?
Of course, a large number of our students are true beginners. They come and learn the basics of the language of their choice. Private lessons adapt to your pace and progress. We do our best to make this new process simple and enjoyable.
I am not that young. Is it too late for me?
It is never too late. There are many retired people who start a new language or want to go deeper into their knowledge and see this as learning a new activity, a hobby that offers them a lot . In terms of concentration and memory, each one is different and our approaches adapt to each case . Unlike the general opinion,, young people are not necessarily the ones who get the best results. It’s up to you to try !
Can I start training and continue a few months later?
Training at CIL is valid for two years. Videoconferencing sessions are valid for one year.
How long and how often should my course be?
For better results, it is more adequate to choose short and frequent lessons rather than long and widely separated lessons. We adapt to your schedule and with our advice you can choose the appropriate pace.
Can I combine one-to-one courses at CIL and online courses?
Yes. It is better to have a small number of teachers if you have a beginner’s level. Nothing stops you from testing several teachers. Once you have some knowledge, it will be quite interesting to have different approaches and hear different accents.
Will I always be alone in class with a teacher?
If you chose to take private one-to-one lessons, you will be alone with the teacher. This allows you to focus on what is important and you will not be interrupted in your progress by other learners.
Is it possible to have courses with my family, parents and children together?
Yes. During the assessment, these needs and desires are taken into account. However, it is important for the effectiveness of your course to bring together people of the same level and with similar needs. Family or company packages may also be attractive to you and you will reduce your training costs.
Do we get homework between classes?
The more you practice, the more you progress. Homework will always be suggested, but it is not mandatory for you to do it.
Do you offer preparation for TOEFL, TOEIC, CELT or other?
We assist you in the preparation of these personal level tests. However CIL St Barth is not a registered site for taking these tests.