If you’re about to start your evening language course with Cactus, or are just doing some research on taking an evening language course, 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 and 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 about your next steps in your language learning journey.
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.
If you’re not sure what to expect from your language course this article explains exactly what ‘full immersion’ and the ‘communicative approach’ are. These are relatively 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 participate!
A detailed look into what to expect when you join a Cactus evening 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!
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 article outlines how you can take responsibility for your language learning to ensure that you maximise your progression and end each 10 week course with a sense of achievement.
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. Here we provide 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.
Your language level and progression route is explained here. Learning a languages 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 with Cactus evening courses, and everything in between.
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, and as a reference book when you have forgotten the whys and hows. You can rely on your course book as a resource for your self-study time.