Links

Levels of Competence

Definitions of levels of competence in foreign languages

Examination Boards

Examination Boards

Language Courses

Business Schools

Computer Based Learning

Home Stay

Residential Courses

Schools Offering Tailor-Made Courses

Materials

General

Computer Courses and Resources

Dictionaries

Grammar Books

Courses and Revision

Listening Materials

Reading Materials

Other Useful Links

For teachers

Miscellaneous


Levels of Competence

Definitions of levels of competence in foreign languages

culture.coe.int/lang

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European Language Portfolio Modern Languages Division, Directorate General IV, Council of Europe, France

www.nc.uk.net/servlets/Subjects?Subject=MFL

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National Curriculum TSO PO Box 29, St Crispins House, Duke Street, Norwich R3 1GN

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Examination Boards

Edexcel: www.edexcel.org.uk

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Edexcel Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

phone

+44 (0) 1623 450481

AQA: www.aqa.org.uk

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Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, Publications Department, Aldon House, 39 Heald Grove, Rusholme, M14 4NA

phone

+44 (0) 161 953 1170

email

mailbox@aqa.org.uk

OCR: www.ocr.org.uk

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Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations, Syndicate Buildings, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU

phone

+44 (0) 1223 552552

email

helpdesk@ocr.org.uk

CIE: www.cie.org.uk

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Cambridge International Examinations, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU

phone

+44 (0) 1223 553554

email

international@ucles.org.uk

SEG (Southern Examining Group) – part of AQA: www.aqa.org.uk

mail

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, Publications Department, Aldon House, 39 Heald Grove, Rusholme, M14 4NA

phone

+44 (0) 161 953 1170

email

mailbox@aqa.org.uk

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Language Courses

Business Schools

Berlitz: www.berlitz.com

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Berlitz, Lincoln House, 296-302 High Holborn, London, WC1 7JH

phone

+44 (0) 207 611 9640

Cerran: www.ceran.com

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Ceran Lingua Group, Avenue du Château 16, 4900 Spa, Belgium

phone

+32 (0) 87 791188

Goethe Institute: www.goethe.de/gr/lon/enindex.htm

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Goethe Institute, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2PH

phone

+44 (0) 207 596 4000

Carl Duisgerg Language Centre: www.cdc.de/cms/content/index_en.php?section=12&url=getarticle&itemid=3830&lang=en

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19-33 Bells Court, Bells Square, Sheffield, S1 2FY

phone

+44 (0) 114 272 7937

email

info@cdcsheffield.co.uk

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Computer Based Learning

Bridge House Languages: www.bridgehouselanguages.com

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Bridge House Languages, 4 Old Bridge House Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8AJ

phone

+44 (0) 800 027 991

email

info@bridgehouselanguages.com

Learn Foregin Languages On-line: members.fortunecity.com/nichokohwk/foreignlanguages.html

Lingulearn: www.lingualearn.co.uk

phone

+44 (0) 1273 597169

email

info@lingualearn

Linguaphone: www.linguaphone.co.uk

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Linguaphone Institute Ltd, Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, Mitcham, CR4 4PH

phone

+44 (0) 20 8687 6210

email

LangSupport@linguaphone.co.uk

Net Learn Languages: www.nll.co.uk

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Net Learn Languages, 1 Roman House, 9/10 College Terrace, London

phone

+44 (0) 20 8981 1333

email

enquiries@nll.co.uk

Prima Language Servise Ltd.: www.prima-global.com

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Prima Language Servise Ltd., Victoria House, Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU15 7PG

phone

+44 (0) 1252 377595

email

info@proma-global.com

Wales Digital College (free broadband learning service): www.learn.cd/

email

post@radioacen.fm

Rosetta Stone UK: www.therosettastone.co.uk

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Fairfield Language Technologies, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3XX

phone

+44 (0) 808 178 5192

email

info@therosettastone.co.uk

Online Colleges – a great source to find the best online colleges and universities to earn your degree: www.onlinebestcolleges.com

email

info@onlinebestcolleges.com

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Home Stay

Ramapo (Spanish): www.ramapo.edu

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The Study Abroad Office, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA

phone

+1 (201) 684-7262

email

studabrd@ramapo.edu

Tlataoni (Spanish): www.eltlatani.com

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Calle Primera Norte No 8, Buenavista de Cuéllar, Gro., C.P. 40330, Mexico

email

info@eltlatoani.com

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Residential Courses

Cactuslanguage (French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese in France, Spain, Italy, Latin America and Portugal):

           

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Santa Fé Trading Limited, 9 Foundry St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AT

phone

+44 (0) 1273 687 697

Don Quijote (Spanish in Spain and Peru): www.donquijote.org

mail

PO Box 218, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 0YF

phone

+44 (0) 20 8786 8081

email

dquk@donquijote.org

Enforex (Spanish) – part of LANACOS language consultancy: www.lanacos.com

mail

LANACOS, 64, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoa  ks, Kent, TN13 2UG,

phone

+44 (0) 1732 462 309

email

languages@lanacos.com

International Language Schools (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spainish and Russian in China, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latin America and Russia): www.ef.com

mail

International Language School, s1-3 Farman Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AL

phone

+44 (0) 1273 201 410

email

languages.gb@ef.com

LANACOS language consultancy (French, German, Italian and Spanish in France, Germany, Italy and Spain): www.lanacos.com

mail

LANACOS, 64, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2UG

phone

+44 (0) 1732 462 309

email

languages@lanacos.com

Language Courses Abroad (French, German, Italian and Spanish in France, Germany, Italy, Latin America and Spain): www.languagesabroad.co.uk

mail

Language Courses Abroad, 67, Ashby Road Loughborough Leicestershire, LE11 3AA

phone

+44 (0) 1509 211612,

email

Languagecourses.abroad@btinternet.com

Vis à Vis (French in France, Belgium and Canada): www.visavis.org

mail

Vis à Vis, 2-4 Stonleigh Park Road, Epsom, KT19 0QT

phone

+44 (0) 20 8786 8021

email

dquk@donquijote.org

Learn Spanish in Spain www.learn-spanish-in-spain.org

Centre of Italian Courses Otranto nel Mondo – by arrangement with the Perugia Universtity for Foreign Students, the school is an examination centre for the Certificates in Italian Language (CELI) and Business Italian (CIC): www.otrantonelmondo.com

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Otranto nel Mondo, Via Punta Nr. 7, 73028 - Otranto (Lecce), Italy

phone

+39 (0) 836 802003

email

info@otrantonelmondo.com

Centro Giacomo Puccini Italian language school – Learn Italian in Tuscany, at the seaside, while learning the Italian culture: www.centropuccini.it

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Italian Language School at the Seaside, Via Amerigo Vespucci, 173, I-55049 Viareggio, Italy

phone

+39 (0) 584 430253

email

infopack@centropuccini.it

Escuela Delengua, Spanish courses in Granada: www.delengua.es

mail

Escuela Delengua, Calderería Vieja, 20, 18010 Granada, Spain

phone

+34 (0 )958 204535

email

info@delengua.es

Frida Spanish School – Learn Spanish in Mexico: www.fridaspanish.com

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Frida Spanish School, Insurgentes Sur 307, Colonia Hipodromo Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico.

phone

+52 (0) 55 52 64 70 18

email

contactus@fridaspanish.com

Summer Study Abroad – Global Student Experience provides study abroad programs in Europe, Australia, Argentina and the UK: www.gseabroad.com

mail

Global Student Experience, 17752 Skypark Circle, Suite 235, Irvine, CA 92614, USA

phone

+1 866-756-2443

Italian Courses ILM, School of Italian for Foreigners: www.ilm.it

mail

Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo, Via Cesare Battisti 3, C.P. 209 I-56100 Pisa, Italy

phone

+39 (0)50 500399

email

info@ilm.it

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Schools Offering Tailor-Made Courses

Bridge House Languages: www.bridgehouselanguages.com

mail

Bridge House Languages, 4 Old Bridge House Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8AJ

phone

+44 (0) 800 027 991

email

info@bridgehouselanguages.com

Prima Language Servise Ltd.: www.prima-global.com

mail

Prima Language Servise Ltd., Victoria House, Victoria Road, Farnborough Hants, GU15 7PG

phone

+44 (0) 1252 377595

email

info@proma-global.com

The Open Uinversity: www.open.ac.uk

mail

The Open Uinversity, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

phone

+44 (0) 1908 274066

The Italian College Limited: www.theitaliancollege.com

mail

40 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland

email

info@theitaliancollege.com

International House London: www.ihlondon.com

mail

International House London, 106 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NL

phone

+44 (0) 20 7518 6999

email

info@ihlondon.co.uk

Euro Academy: www.euroacademy.co.uk

mail

Euro Academy, 67-71 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 5JX

phone

+44 (0) 20 8297 0505

email

euroacademy@twinuk.com

Experience Language Ltd.: www.experiencelanguage.co.uk

mail

Experience Language Limited, Silk and Terry House, Warstock Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 4RS

phone

+44 (0) 845 458 0578

Instituto Hispánico de Murcia: www.ihdemu.com

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Instituto Hispánico de Murcia, C/ Enrique Villar, 13, 30.008 Murcia, Spain

phone

+34 (0) 968 900 325

email

info@ihdemu.com

Blue Blanc Rouge: www.bleublancrouge.co.uk

phone

+44 (0) 7976 243529

email

french@bleublancrouge.co.uk

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Materials

General

Authentik (GCSE – Advanced Level in French, German, Italian and English): www.authentik.com

mail

Authentik, 27, Westland Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

phone

+353 (0) 1 677 1512,

email

info@authentik.ie www.authentik.com

BBC Education: www.bbc.co.uk/schools

mail

BBC Education, PO Box 1922, Glasgow G2 3WT

phone

+44 (0) 8700 100 222

Chancerel International Publishers Ltd. (materials for the business learner): www.pourparleraffaires.com

mail

Chancerel International Publishers Ltd., 120 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9ST

phone

+44 (0) 20 7240 2811

email

Chancerel@Chancerel.com

Collins: www.fireandwater.com

mail

Collin, 77-85 Fulham Place Road, London, W6 8JB

phone

+44 (0) 8700 900 20 50

email

queries@harpercollins.com

LCP: www.lcpuk.co.uk

mail

LC, PFREEPOST CV2662, Lemington Spa, CV31 3BR

phone

+44 (0) 1926 886914

email

orders@lcpuk.co.uk

Nelson Thornes: www.nelsonthornes.com

mail

Nelson Thornes, Delta Place, 27 Bath Road, Chetlenham, Gloucs., GL33 7TH

phone

+44 (0) 1242 221914

email

cservices@nelsonthornes.com

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Computer Courses and Resources

Aurolog: www.aurolog.com

Encore: www.encoresoftware.com

Eurotalk: www.eurotalk.co.uk

GCSE: www.gsp.cc

MindMan Personal: www.mindman.com

Personal Tutor: www.bridgehouselanguages.com

Trasnparent: www.transparent.com

Urban Spanish (Spanish): www.towerofbabel.co.uk

wordProf (French vocabulary for all levels): www.wordProf.com

Interactive Reading Practice at GCSE Level (French, German, Spanish) www.revilolang.com

email

sales@revilolang.com

London Metropolitan University e-Packs: www.londonmet.ac.uk/epacks

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Dictionaries

Collins: www.fireandwater.com

mail

Collin, 77-85 Fulham Place Road, London, W6 8JB

phone

+44 (0) 8700 900 20 50

email

queries@harpercollins.com

Oxford: www.oup.com

mail

Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP

phone

+44 (0) 1865 267652

email

kaila@oup.co.uk

Search Amazon for dictionaries.

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Grammar Books

Collins: www.fireandwater.com

mail

Collin, 77-85 Fulham Place Road, London, W6 8JB

phone

+44 (0) 8700 900 20 50

email

queries@harpercollins.com

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Courses and Revision

Language Express: Learn Languages On-the-Go! Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian or Japanese faster and easier with our amazing flash cards. www.langexpress.com

MLG Publishing – Mini Flashcards Language Games: www.mlgpublishing.com

mail

PO Box 1526, Hanwell, London, W7 1ND

phone

+44 (0) 20 8566 3930

email

mlg@dircon.co.uk

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Listening Materials

Authentik (GCSE – Advanced Level in French, German, Italian and English): www.authentik.com

mail

Authentik, 27 Westland Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

phone

+353 (0) 1 677 1512,

email

info@authentik.ie

Champs-Elysées (reading and listening materialsfor adults, beyond operational competency in French, German, Italian and Spanish): www.champs-elysess.com

mail

Champs-Elysées, FREEPOST LON 295, Bristol BS1 6FA,

phone

+44 (0) 800 833 257

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Reading Materials

Authentik (GCSE – Advanced Level in French, German, Italian and English): www.authentik.com

mail

Authentik, 27 Westland Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

phone

+353 (0) 1 677 1512,

email

info@authentik.ie

Champs-Elysées (reading and listening materialsfor adults, beyond operational competency in French, German, Italian and Spanish): www.champs-elysess.com

mail

Champs-Elysées, FREEPOST LON 295, Bristol BS1 6FA,

phone

+44 (0) 800 833 257

International Press Network (supplies newspapers and magazins in Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish): www.interpressnetwork.com

mail

International Press Network, 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA

email

info@pressnetwork.com

Interactive Reading Practice at GCSE Level (French, German, Spanish) www.revilolang.com

email

sales@revilolang.com

GCSE Revision Material: www.york.ac.uk/depts/educ/gcse/

mail

Department of Educational Studies, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

phone

+44 (0)1904 433460

email

educ15@york.ac.uk

Mantra (bi-lingual childrens’ books and CDs) www.mantralingua.com

mail

5 Alexandra Grove, London, N12 8NU

phone

+44 (0)208 445 5123

email

info@mantralingua.com

InterPress Network (international newspapers): www.interpressnetwork.com

mail

International Press Network, FREEPOST NATE1533, London, EC1B 1BR

phone

0845 600 3990

email

subscriptions@interpressnetwork.com

The Spanish Bookshop: www.thespanishbookshop.com

mail

80, High Street, Winchester, HAMPSHIRE S023 9AT

phone

01420 588055

email

info@thespanishbookshop.com

Search Amazon for reading materials.

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Other Useful Links

For teachers

NACELL best practice guide: www.nacell.org.uk/bestpractice

Miscellaneous

Alphabet Soup Foreign Language Instruction – Foreign Language Games for Children of All Ages: www.alphabetsoupfli.com/

British Council Education and training services: www.britishcouncil.org/education/

The Lord’s Prayer in 1221 languages: 198.62.75.5/www1/pater/index.html

Eurocosm – Learn French, Spanish, Italian, German, English for free: www.eurocosm.com/

The Foreign Language Learning Homepage: www.foreignlanguagehome.com/

hallo.org.uk – Learn german @ TLA: www.hallo.org.uk/

bonjour.org.uk – Learn French @ TLA: www.bonjour.org.uk/default.htm

hola.org.uk – Learn Spanish @ TLA: www.hola.org.uk/

Languages-on-the-web: www.languages-on-the-web.com/

The Penpal Network: www.penpalnet.com/

Tandem Server Bochum – language learning exchange partnerships: www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

Steady Larning – educational games, Spanish and English learning: www.steadylearning.com/

Vocabulary Training Exercises in English, German, French and Spanish: www.vokabel.com/

Wonderful Life – “I love you” in various languages: www.worldpath.net/~hiker/iloveyou.html

Translation Services by Lingo24: www.lingo24.com/

Professional Language Services www.appliedlanguage.com/translation_services.shtml

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Page last updated 20 July 2009