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Class Times: Sat+Sun 10:30am-4:30pm
Start Dates Available: Jan 2014, Feb 2014, May 2014,
Max Class Size: 15
Min Class Size: 4 What does this mean?
Minimum Age: 16
Course Materials: Included in the course fees
Location: London - Holborn-Russell Square
Course Type: Holiday Survival Weekend Course
Get ready for your holiday in just one weekend! Our accelerated Holiday Survival courses focus on practical language skills and local culture, helping you to pick up the basics and increase your confidence quickly, so you can make the most of your time abroad.
Learn to express yourself in the local language, e.g. introduce yourself, go shopping, make bookings and reservations, ask directions, use public transport and have basic social interactions with the locals. The courses are taught by experienced teachers of native-speaker level, who will give you a cultural context and understanding of the core social norms and customs.
Theses courses are suitable for complete beginners only, without prior language skills. To refresh previous language skills, try one of our Refresher Weekend Courses.
You can follow-up your Holiday Survival course with one of our 10-week, 5-week Fast Track or 1-week Intensive courses across the UK, or a full-immersion language course abroad, if you want a more in-depth preparation or to carry on learning after your holiday.
The course outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus part-time group courses and include themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only and our teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.
All of our courses are carefully structured and designed to cover a wide range of topic areas, grammatical structures and skills. Cactus Foreign Language Courses include the following elements:
All of our teachers are fully qualified and experienced foreign language teachers with a specialised background in adult education.
This school is housed in a prominent 100 year old building in the heart of London. Completely refurbished and modernised, is is equipped with some of the best and most up-to-date language learning resources available. Classrooms are modern and spacious.
Nearest Tube: Russell SquareThe teachers
Our courses are taught by fully qualified, experience foreign language teachers of native-speaker ability. They provide a quality interactive learning experience at all levels and are able to target individual learning goals and skill gaps. They are also able to enrich your language learning with cultural context and insights.Course Materials
For all Cactus Foreign Language Courses you will be supplied with course materials, which form the basis of your study.
Italian Holiday Survival Weekend Course at London Holborn-Russell Square School:
At Cactus, we strive to provide value for money. That means not only competitive prices, but courses we are happy to put our name to.
Quality - Our schools are personally checked by Cactus staff or affiliates and subject to ongoing quality checks. Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced in foreign language teaching. We provide in-house training and monitor the quality of our courses through class observations by qualified teacher trainers, both in-house and independent.
No hidden fees - All prices include VAT and the learning materials appropriate for the level and the length of the course, unless stated otherwise.