An essential tool for consolidating the memory of words associated with their sound. ALC offers all its students an INTERACTIVE AND FUN PLATFORM FOR HOURS AND HOURS OF TRAINING, the use of which is included in the package for all students enrolled in a course program. The more you practice the target language, the more you will memorize the vocabulary and be able to understand a native. Many students think that memorizing word lists gives them an advantage. Certainly learning vocabulary to express oneself with all those around us does not matter, the context is undoubtedly [...]
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Business language courses may seem redundant at first. But by the time you realize that business talk is almost like an entirely new language with a completely different set of rules, you may have already made a professional error. The absolute need for a solid grasp of business language can partially be explained by the linguistic practice of “code switching.” What is Code Switching? Essentially, it is the phenomenon whereby the speaker switches languages or speech styles to suit a specific audience. An example of that is a teenager who is crude and vulgar with their friends but who won't wear in [...]
If you can understand these words, count yourself lucky. You are one of the privileged global citizens who can speak to someone anywhere on the planet. The English language has for quite some time between the language of choice in all matters of global commerce, science, politics and even pop culture. But, of the 6,500 spoken languages in the world today, how did English win that distinction? The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Had the Roman empire maintained its control and dominance over Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa throughout the last millennium, the world would likely be speaking Latin [...]
Do you have trouble communicating, sharing your opinions with your colleagues or clients? Do you want to improve / supplement your CV with new (business) skills? Expressing your point of view at work is problematic? The solution: take a business English course at ALC Montreal. Whether it's to add to your CV or simply to communicate better with your colleagues, choose to learn business English. 5 reasons to choose ALC Montreal's corporate language program: Simplified communication Today, English is the official language of business, and not speaking it can harm you, make you miss a [...]
Having a hard time communicating your views in English among your colleagues or even your clients? Or perhaps, want to enhance your resume with essential business skills? Expressing your view point at work has been a challenge? You might consider starting a Business course in Montreal and close the communication gap you may be experiencing first hand. Whether you are looking to polish your resume or simply be able to communicate to your coworkers with ease, any professional can benefit from an English course for company. Here are 5 reasons why you can take advantage of a corporate language program. Communicating [...]
If you can understand English, you can count yourself lucky. You are one of the privileged citizens around the world who can talk to anyone anywhere on the planet. The English language has been, for quite some time, among the language of choice in all matters of global commerce, science, politics and even popular culture. But, of the 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, how did English earn this distinction? The Rise and Fall of the British Empire If the Roman Empire had maintained its control and dominance over Europe, Asia and Africa [...]
Business language courses may seem redundant at first. Unfortunately, you risk making more than one business mistake without knowing the basics of business language, which is a dialect unto itself. The absolute necessity of a solid understanding of business language can be partly explained by the linguistic practice of “code switching”. What is code switching? Essentially, it is the phenomenon by which the speaker changes the languages or styles of speech to suit a specific audience. An example of this is a teenager who acts rude in the presence of his friends but has a respectful attitude in the presence. [...]
OQLF in Montreal - Preparation for the exam of the Quebec office of the French language at ALC Who must take the OQLF exam? Professionals ! Doctors - Lawyers - Pharmacists - Veterinarians - Accountants and others. Professional orders can only issue permits to people who have a knowledge of the official language appropriate to the practice of their profession. (Charter of the French language, art. 35) This is why this exam must be prepared in a way that is adapted to each person's respective professional sector. Preparation for the OQFL exam Bet on professionals, when your future depends on your success!!! TOEFL iBT preparation course [...]
Preparation for the DELE Test Prove your knowledge of Spanish Increase your professional prospects Add value to your CV Study or work in Spain and Latin America Obtain a Spanish diploma valid worldwide What is the DELE? The DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is an official diploma that recognizes your skills in Spanish both orally and in writing. Based on the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), this test assesses your ability to read, write, speak and understand Spanish from level A1 to level C2 (link to [...]
Preparation for the TECFÉE at ALC Montreal Certification Tests in Written French for Teaching The Certification Test in Written French for Teaching (TECFÉE) is a test required for teacher training programs. Being a holder of the TECFÉE is a condition for pursuing studies in all teacher training programs in French-speaking Quebec universities in order to obtain the teaching certificate. The purpose of this test is “to ensure the quality of the written language used by the candidates for teaching” (excerpt from the TECFÉE, CÉFRANC preparation guide). [...]