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Language Course Questions

If you’re about to start your evening language course with Cactus, or are just doing some research this will be useful. You will find lots of useful language course information and advice in the following articles.

From who teaches our courses through to what grammar you should know. You can also check how to make the most of your course book. These articles will provide you with the language course information you need to make an informed and balanced decision. Find out more about your next steps in your language learning journey.

Teachers

Who Teaches the Cactus Evening Language Courses?

All of our teachers are native-speakers or bilingual, and have the relevant teaching qualifications for their language. But what are they really like in the classroom? What do they enjoy doing in their free time? Find out more about our teachers, their qualifications, experience, background and some of their best advice for learning a language.

Methodology

What Language Teaching Methodology do Cactus Teachers use?

If you’re not sure what to expect from your language course find out what ‘full immersion’ and the ‘communicative approach’ means. These are easy concepts to understand, but it is important that you know what to expect from the teaching style and methodology that we use. Come to your course fully-prepared and ready to take part!

What Should I Expect from my Evening Language Course?

A detailed look into what to expect when you join a Cactus language course. From teaching styles to how the course book is used, make sure you know before you go so you are fully prepared for a great experience!

How to Succeed

What are your Top Tips for Evening Language Course Success?

If you’ve booked yourself on a course then you will want to know how to get the most out of your course. These top 5 tips from Cactus will give you a head start on making your language learning journey a successful one. This outlines how you can take responsibility for your language learning. You will be able to ensure that you maximise your progression and end your course with a sense of achievement.

Grammar

What Grammar Should I Know?

When learning a language it’s important to understand the parts of language and to be able to talk about these different parts. We refer to this as ‘metalanguage’ the words we use to talk about language. We provide you with a basic glossary with some of the terms you will come across in your language lessons. It will help you in the lesson if you are able to understand the metalanguage around language learning.

Course Book

How do I Make the Most of My Course Book?

Once you’ve started your course you will want to make the most of your course book at home, as well as during class time. Your course book is an excellent resource, for recycling and revising language points covered in the lesson. Your book will act as a reference when you have forgotten the whys and hows. You can rely on your course book as a resource for your self-study time.

Progression

How Do I Progress with Cactus Language?

Your language level and progression route is explained for each language. Learning a language is not a fast process, and it is good to see where you are at, where you want to be, and realistically how long it is going to take to get there. With our level and progression information you can check how long it will take to go from Beginner level to Advanced level. You can study from very beginning to proficiency.

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

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