According to Abdulqader al Khaja, director of International House, Dubai, the chance to study English in Britain enables the student to “fast track” their learning process. The overseas courses are more intensive, with students given the option of living with a British family to enhance their learning further.
Khaja said: “By immersing themselves in the culture of the language they are studying, students have the best environment for learning – and can’t take shortcuts by reverting to their native language.
“In addition, students benefit from learning a new way of life, which enhances their learning in other, more general, areas.”
Khaja said that International House teachers in Dubai speak to their students in English alone, to promote the absorption of the language. He said: “All of our teachers are Native English Speakers, so students must focus on their language training from the moment they enter the classroom.”
International House Dubai opened in April as only the fourth IHWO centre in the Gulf, after three centres in Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Dubai, the centre offers courses across the UAE.
IHWO is designed to raise language education standards worldwide, through its network of more than 126 schools in more than 30 countries. As well as language training, the network promotes international understanding through its partner centres.
All the language centres in the IHWO network are independently owned and managed, but all adhere to the same codes of practice and follow rigorous inspections to ensure they all offer the same high quality education and customer service around the world.
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