COVID-19 INFORMATION

SKYPE/ONLINE LESSONS

Unfortunately, due to the public health crises we can no longer offer group courses.

However, individual lessons can be taken at the home or office of the student where this is possible and the environment respects health measures.

We now offer private lessons via SKYPE, ZOOM, or GOOGLE DUO.

About us

Languages Unlimited is a small, private language association which has been providing quality language training in Brussels since 1994.

We specialize in teaching on a one-to-one basis so that each individual receives personalised attention. Private lessons are one of the most effective methods for learners to improve their second language skills. All our courses are adapted to answer the particular needs of the student with complete attention given to improving progress and confidence.

We also offer a range of specialised courses including presentation skills and report writing to the business community throughout the year.

Evaluation

Courses are always adapted to the particular needs of the participants through preliminary testing which determines the kind of programme best suited to their objectives and capabilities.
Languages Unlimited continuously monitors progress, thus ensuring that training meets the participants' needs.

Languages available

Our principal languages are Dutch, English, French and German. We are also able to offer most other European languages such as Greek, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

Our teachers

Languages Unlimited employs only qualified teachers, many of whom have been with us since the school was established. Our teachers are native language speakers and teach only their first language. All have either a university degree or a certificate in teaching to non-native speakers and have had several years teaching experience.

They use a range of communicative teaching methods, including course books and audio cassettes, to ensure the full development of the participants' potential. Classes are conducted in a friendly atmosphere and a variety of techniques are used in order to best respond to the differing needs of the students. Those who are weak in certain structural areas will require more controlled exercises, whereas others will be able to adapt to a less structured approach
In more advanced courses participants have the opportunity to refine their reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Our approach

Why we are different

Private lessons

Languages Unlimited has almost 20 years' experience in teaching one-to-one and group lessons and we have found that private tuition is the most efficient and flexible way to learn a second language. Contrary to popular belief, private lessons are neither the preserve of business clients nor are they necessarily an expensive alternative to the traditional classroom environment.

Now, especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic, private lessons are the most efficient way to boost your language skills.

Flexibility

We recognise that most people have commitments and deadlines which they must respect. Sometimes it is not possible to follow a tightly scheduled course of lessons.
For these reasons, Languages Unlimited places great emphasis on flexibility, both in scheduling lessons and in situations where lessons must be re-arranged at short notice. Our aim is always, to the best of our ability, to ensure that lessons fit into your timetable and not ours. Flexibility in schedules and course content are our utmost priority.

Customized

Our teachers customize the entire lesson around the student's individual needs and take into account individual strengths and weaknesses in different areas. In this way the student progresses much more rapidly than in a group environment and reaches goals in a shorter time, which has an important cost and time benefit.

Our courses

Details about all our courses

Business

Many people who have a good knowledge of another language nevertheless feel at a disadvantage in certain business situations because of a lack of specific vocabulary and appropriate expressions. These lessons are designed to remedy this problem by enabling the participant to communicate effectively and correctly in another language in any given business context.

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Private lessons

Languages Unlimited has almost 20 years' experience in teaching one-to-one and group lessons and we have found that private tuition is the most efficient and flexible way to learn a second language. Contrary to popular belief, private lessons are neither the preserve of business clients nor are they necessarily an expensive alternative to the traditional classroom environment.

Learn more

Groups

Unfortunately, due to the current health restrictions in response to COVID-19, we are no longer able to offer group courses.

Specials

Calling on our qualified and experienced teachers who all have their own specialities and backgrounds, we are able to offer a range of individually themed courses which include report writing, presentation skills, interpretation and translator support courses, and telephoning skills.

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Business Courses

Languages for business

Our in-company courses

English for Business

We offer specialized courses for those who already have an intermediate or good knowledge of English, but who need to improve their skills in specific areas of the language.

We offer courses in writing skills focusing on the following elements:

Training and practice in writing reports that are well structured, concise and clear.

Creating effective, informative press releases.

Using appropriate language for business correspondence; formal and informal letters, e-mails.

Oral skills focus on the following:

Language for meetings and negotiations

These courses provide the language skills necessary for effective participation in discussions and negotiations: disagreeing; interrupting; recommending; suggesting. After language training, simulated negotiation sessions and role-play allow the participants to further practise their skills. These elements can be incorporated into general language lessons or taken as a separate course.

Presentations skills and public speaking

This programme not only provides training in the language skills and techniques of successful public speaking, but also allows the participants to see their progress in individual on-camera practice sessions. The presentations are replayed as videos, with the trainer giving advice and feedback.

This module is available as an individual course and can be taken in sessions of two hours or longer.

We offer this course in the form of one day workshops, in your offices; but it is also possible to develop any of these elements over a longer period as standard in-company lessons.
We can also offer courses in legal English for documents and contracts.

In-company group courses

We are unable to offer group courses due to the current health restrictions.

Short intensive courses

Languages Unlimited can organise intensive courses of one, two or three week's duration for employees who need to make rapid progress in a second language. This is particularly suitable for people who do not have the time available to follow a regular course and need to be able to demonstrate a communicative ability in a short time.

Intensive courses can be arranged at short notice.

Flexibility

We recognise that people in companies have commitments and deadlines which they must respect. Sometimes it is not possible to follow a tightly scheduled course of lessons.
For these reasons, Languages Unlimited places great emphasis on flexibility, both in scheduling lessons and in situations where lessons must be re-arranged at short notice. Our aim is always, to the best of our ability, to ensure that lessons fit into your timetable and not ours. Flexibility in schedules and course content are our utmost priority.

Private lessons

One-to-one

Private lessons

Languages Unlimited has almost 20 years' experience in teaching one-to-one and group lessons and we have found that private tuition is the most efficient and flexible way to learn a second language. Contrary to popular belief, private lessons are neither the preserve of business clients nor are they necessarily an expensive alternative to the traditional classroom environment.

Personal Attention
In contrast to group courses where the teacher must give his or her attention to all the students equally, in a private lesson the teacher gives 100% attention to the learning needs and goals of the student and so ensures that aims and objectives are met. The student sets the pace of the lessons and works at whatever speed he or she feels comfortable with.

Customized lessons
Our teachers customize the entire lesson around the student's individual needs and take into account individual strengths and weaknesses in different areas. In this way the student progresses much more rapidly than in a group environment and reaches goals in a shorter time, which has an important cost and time benefit.

Flexibility
According to research between 24% and up to 84% of students participating in language courses drop out during the year. This has a dramatic effect on the dynamics of the group and negatively influences the progress of students. One of the most quoted reasons for dropping out is the problem of commitment. For various reasons, family or work, not everyone can commit to regular attendance at group classes. Once lessons are missed, the student finds it harder to keep up with the class and finds it more difficult to be motivated. Private lessons offer the student complete flexibility. Lessons can be scheduled according to your existing timetable and should you need to change or cancel lessons, this is easily done. Moreover, many private lessons are held in the office or home of the student offering comfort and security, as well as saving time lost in travelling to and from the school.

Increased confidence
Private lessons give students the additional confidence to ask questions when they do not fully understand a particular topic. In the more supportive environment of a one-to-one lesson, the confidence and motivation of the student increases and he or she is able to use the language skills explored with the teacher in situations outside the classroom.

Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged in any language. The content of the course will be determined according to the particular needs of the participants, with flexible timetables to accommodate busy schedules. Semi-private lessons and private lessons can be taken at home or in the office of the participant

Private and semi-private lessons also include the possibility of using the material in a practical way, such as going into the city with the teacher, using public transportation, visiting a museum and ordering in a restaurant.

Families with young children may also wish to have lessons at home in the formula of a two hour lesson: 1 hour for the children and 1 hour for the adults.

Examination preparation

Examination preparation courses are available for a range of second language examinations including Cambridge English, TOEIC, Michigan, IELTS and TOEFL. Preparations are also organised for French, German and Spanish examinations.

UCAS help For students wishing to enter university in the U.K, we can help you with the UCAS application process especially with preparing the Personal Statement section.

For information about languages available and fees, please contact the school

Group and intensives

We are unable to offer group courses.

Private intensives

For those people who need to progress at a rapid pace and prefer one-to-one tuition Languages Unlimited is specialised in providing private intensive courses in any language with flexible timetables to suit your particular work or family commitments.
For information about private intensives, contact the school.

Special Courses

Tailor made and special subject courses

Special Courses

Languages Unlimited has a range of special thematic courses which are designed to help students develop, extend and consolidate particular language skills.
All our courses are suitable for one-to-one tuition. Courses are given by teachers who are experienced in their particular field and there is full support throughout the course.
Lessons can be held at home or elsewhere and lessons are scheduled to suit particpants' timetables. Furthermore, courses can be given over a long period or in a short-intensive format.

Report Writing

Presentation skills

Examination preparation

Courses for translators and interpreters

Belgian University Support

There are a number of universities now in Belgium where elements of their courses are taught in English or where a good level of English is necessary to understand the course material.

There are also increasing numbers of foreign students coming to study at Belgian universities, such as the VUB and the ULB, where a good level of French or Dutch is needed.

Languages Unlimited can arrange courses to help students prepare for language tests upon entry to Belgian universities. We can also offer language support during the academic year for those students who feel they need to improve their French, Dutch or English skills in order to fully participate in their university programme.

For any additional information about these courses, contact the school

I.E.L.T.S and University preparation.

Foreign students wishing to enter university in the U.K. are required to pass either the I.E.L.T.S exam or the Cambridge proficiency exam.
Some students may have already taken the exam. However, we can help prepare students who have not yet taken the exam, or those who have not reached the necessary level and intend to resit the test.

We offer short preparation sessions for students invited to interviews at universities. We also offer intensive preparation courses for students entering British universities in September 2015 who may need to improve their English skills in order to fully participate in university life.


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