13:29 

~Алхимик
Лучше ужасный конец, чем бесконечный ужас
Hi.
I hope some of us are here. =)
Have anybody visited english- courses in native-speakers countries? I mean proramms for summer or smth like that. May you share the experience, please.

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2012-01-10 в 13:33 

Kleo Scanti
Spread your wings and fly!
Do you have any particular questions? I attended "English for Business Success" course in one of Oxford's language schools few years ago.

2012-01-10 в 14:08 

~Алхимик
Лучше ужасный конец, чем бесконечный ужас
I think, I don't need special courses like Business or Marketing (my aims are improving grammar and gather speaking speed.) I want to know what agency people from these community used in order to go to such courses (I'm so stupid, i can't explain it - "agency " I mean "firm" or "mediator". For example, I'd like BKC-school-programms )
I took English for Business in Moscow, but I didn't see any difference with common course (only lexicon, of cource). I'm pharmacist and I don't need deep vocabulary about ttheme like bank, finances , management.
Did your course focus on these points?

2012-01-10 в 14:48 

Kleo Scanti
Spread your wings and fly!
It was partially based on those topics, but not entirely. We discussed many things vaguely connected with business.

Back to your first question, I did everything myself. I found a school I liked and a course I liked, then I wrote a letter to them asking for the details on payment and such (by e-mail). We discussed it, then I partially pre-paid the course, and they sent me an official invitation. The school also helps you to find an accommodation, either in a family or in a hotel, if you prefer it that way. I didn't need it because I had a place to stay, but most of the people from my group were living in families and loved it. So, I went to the embassy with all my papers (the invitation and the bill from the school, a letter from people I was going to stay with, bank statements, plane tickets and so on) and got a visa. Your school may also arrange a meeting at the airport for you (a taxi, in most cases). So technically, if you're ready to invest some time into your preparation, you don't need to pay extra money to an agency who would do the same things you can do by yourself.

Oh, and it's better to avoid such courses in summer. They are over-crowded by teenagers.

2012-01-11 в 00:03 

~Алхимик
Лучше ужасный конец, чем бесконечный ужас
Thanks for full answer.
The last question. What specifically Oxford's language school did you visit? I searched oxfordcity.co.uk - there are so many schools. I was surprised.:smiletxt:

2012-01-11 в 20:51 

Kleo Scanti
Spread your wings and fly!
I went to Oxford House College. They also have a school in London, but I would recommend the Oxford one. That city is just made for studying. :)

     

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