Our Courses & Services
Each level is divided into four 40-hour courses. Starting at Elementary A1, then A2, A3, A4, and followed by Pre-intermediate , Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, and Advanced, all divided in the same form. This course is dynamic and fun, and is appropriate for anyone from the age of 16 and upwards.
The Business English course is organised in a similar way to General English. Starting at Pre-intermediate , followed by Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, and Advanced, all divided into four 40-hour courses. While the grammar content is similar to General English in each level, the vocabularly and skills are obviously designed to meet the needs of people who use English frequently in their professional lives.
We employ tutors with specific training in teaching young and very young learners. The materials are designed with children´s interests in mind, and the methodology differs from that used in the adult courses. Vacation courses are available, while during the academic year, we find that many of our younger students simply need assistance with homework, or the reinforcement of particular structures.
Exam Preparation – 40 hours
TOEFL – TOEIC – IELTS . We have specialist courses to prepare you for the principal international English exams, both British and American. Our exam preparation tutors have been trained specifically in this area, and consistently achieve impressive results.
Engineering English – 60 hours
This course develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of engineering professionals, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively with colleagues and customers. We cover topics common to all kinds of engineering – including civil, electrical and mechanical – such as procedures and precautions; monitoring and control; and engineering design. Authentic activities – from describing technical problems and suggesting solutions to working with drawings – make the course relevant and motivating.
Legal English – 40 hours
The focus is on the practical application of legal English in the workplace. The programme’s content is ideally suited to address legal language skills necessary for day-to-day professional life. The course is designed to help you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in an English-speaking legal environment. On completion of this course, each participant will have significantly improved their legal vocabulary, increased their fluency in oral and written argumentation, and have developed a knowledge of the core concepts of Common and Civil Law jurisdictions, and other issues of jurisprudence. Although this will not be a course in the law per se, it extends beyond the typical language course in that the meaning of terms, concepts and cases utilized in Common Law will be explained. The course tutor is a qualified lawyer and language teacher.
“Spanglish” / Sentence Stress -16 hours
Designed for intermediate and advanced students. This course will eradicate the typical errors made by students at higher levels, almost all of which are caused by false cognates or the literal translation of grammar or syntax which may differ in English. You will also learn the simple keys to much-improved fluency and pronunciation.
This course is highly recommended, and is offered exclusively by Study Agency.
Total Immersion Courses
We use a charming facility in Guasca, just an hour from Bogotá. We also run this course in Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Bucaramanga. The day starts at 8am, and finishes at 9pm. 13 hours of English class, team-building activities through English, fluency workshops, and social time with your foreign tutors. 2 and 3-day courses are the norm, though longer courses can be organised on request.
We also offer the service of customised courses to meet a specific need a company might have.
Technical, simultaneous, consecutive; we provide the highest quality translation service currently available in Colombia. Our competitive advantage lies not only in the quality of our work, but also the speed of delivery.
The proof-reading service is particularly useful for those times when you have to send an important document in English, and want to be sure that it is in fact, perfect. Your image, the company´s image, relies upon maintaining the highest quality standards, and obviously, clear and precise communication is of the utmost importance in business. The English version of so many business web-pages is a perfect example of how one can damage the credibility of the company, simply by not taking sufficient care in the translation process. As an example, a very well-known hotel in Paipa has the following translation for “cama sencilla y baño privado”: “simple bed and deprived bath”, which, in English, actually could be interpreted as “cama bruta y tina necesitada”.
In language, precision is key.
Study English Abroad
Study English in Ireland, the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand. It´s your choice! Select from a wide variety of courses, lasting anything from a month right up to a year. As the visa process for Colombians is now much simpler than it once was, this is the perfect time to live in an English-speaking country, and experience a different culture. Contact us now, and we´ll help you choose the best fit for your particular needs.
“Learn the language, live the culture.”