Your first day at LanguageUK, which begins at 08.45am, is very much about getting to know the staff and your fellow students.
You will be met by our staff: Joanna the Director, Noel the Director of Studies and Verity the Head of Student Services. Our induction meetings take place in our dining room and refreshments will be provided. We will present you with your Student Handbook which contains all the information you need to help and guide you in your stay here with us a LanguageUK.
We will require to take a copy of your passport or ID and visa (where necessary). You will then be issued with a LanguageUK Student Card.
You will be given a Language test if you have not already completed one so we can determine your English level.
At 09.00, you will be given a brief introduction to the school to explain the following:
- the timetable, class times, lateness and absence procedures
- how to contact us during your stay, including an emergency number
- safety issues in the town
- coffee breaks and kitchen facilities
- the Social Programme for the week
- how we can help you with organising your own trips
- the Fire Drill procedure
- the Wi-Fi code
- our Open Door policy
- our school policies
- guidlines for under 18’s
- the parental agreement
- curfew times
We will also check that you are happy with your homestay.
You will then be given a tour of the building, including offices, classrooms and toilets.
In addition, Muslim students will be offered:
- a room for prayer if required
- details of how to attend the mosque on Friday afternoons
- information about the Halal food restaurant, ‘The Spice Cottage’
All students will attend their first class at 09.30.
Students under 18 years old
If you are under 18, Student Services will hold a meeting with you during induction to ensure that you are aware of the LanguageUK guidelines and rules.
Educational Advisory Service
We offer a professional Educational Advisory Service which can help you if you wish to continue your education in a British or American College or University after your course with us.
More and more of our students wish to obtain internationally recognised qualifications in English to help them in their academic or professional careers. At LanguageUK we have a long record of success in preparing candidates for English Language Examinations, including those set by:
• the British Council/Cambridge English Language Assessment
• Cambridge English Language Assessment
• the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL)
We will discuss with you the following (where neccessary):
- police registration issues
- how to open bank accounts and register with the doctor
- the first tutorial, which takes place at the end of the first week and then on a monthly basis with the Director of Studies
- ask if anyone wishes to join a church, mosque or other place of worship