- Individual courses begin throughout the year – you don’t have to wait for the start of a semester. Just call and tell us when you want to start classes.
- Before the start of a course, we always conduct a free meeting to assess your needs. This enables you to set your programme goals and allows the teacher to adjust the pace to suit you.
- All of our tutors can travel to your location for classes. Our large team means we can offer flexible scheduling.
COMPOSE YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
At Blackbird Academy you can compose a package yourself! Mix and match to make your own unique learning experience.
This guide will help you to think about what’s right for you.
Choose one of the programmes depending on your needs and motivation:
- CRASH COURSE i
A ten-hour rapid introduction to a language. We suggest this for anyone starting learning a new language, and for those who do not need to learn language in depth but would like to master basic communication for courtesy reasons.
You will learn how to greet a person, introduce yourself, ask simple questions, and pronounce words.
- COMMUNICATIONAL COURSE i
This 40–hour programme allows you to communicate in most everyday situations.
You will learn – among other things – how to order a taxi, go shopping and arrange a dentist appointment.
We recommend this course to those who need a knowledge of a language at the ‘survival’ level, without focusing on grammar and writing skills. It can also be a good introduction to further studies.
- GENERAL COURSE i
This is a standard language programme designed to develop all key language skills: reading, writing, speaking and grammar.
We propose this course to those planning to continue their learning to a higher level.
- EXECUTIVE COURSE i
The Executive curriculum is specifically focused on topics related to communication in the workplace.
We propose this programme to professionals who would like to better understand their colleagues and business partners.
- CUSTOMISED COURSE i
A programme focused on the skills or areas of language most important for you – for example grammar, conversation, writing or pronunciation. We also customize Language for Special Purposes (LSP) programmes for specific disciplines such as medicine, law, business etc.
- CERTIFICATE COURSE i
For those working towards a specific exam in a chosen language as required for their studies or for professional reasons. We prepare for: Cambridge ESOL exams (FCE,CAE,CPE…), TOFEL, LCCI, TELC, DELF, DALF, ZD, CELI, DELE and others.
- PLAY&LEARN COURSE i
Filled with fun and entertaining exercises, this language course is for youngsters.
Decide how often you would like classes to achieve your aim. Frequency options are:
- REGULAR i
Two meetings a week – 60 or 90 minutes each.
- SEMI-INTENSIVE i
Three meetings a week – 90 or 120 minutes each.
- INTENSIVE i
Five meetings a week from Monday to Friday – 120 minutes each.
- CUSTOMISED i
We propose the above options as the best tested solutions.
However if you would like to meet less or more frequently we can adjust the frequency to your needs.
How many hours of classes do you think you will need to master the proficiency level you’ve chosen?
Decide how much flexibility you need in your class schedule and choose a package:
- BASIC PACKAGE i
Class days and times are set at the start of the programme according to your preference. Once the programme is underway, up to three classes per 40-hour course may be rescheduled.
We recommend this option to those with a predictable work schedule who would like to save on the course fee.
- STANDARD PACKAGE i
Class days and times are set at the start of the programme according to your preference. Once the programme is underway you have some flexibility to reschedule them, and you can suspend the course in case of business trip or holiday.
We recommend this option to those who anticipate needing more flexibility to fit classes into their schedule.
- FLEXIBLE PACKAGE i
Class days and times are flexible according to your current availability, and can be arranged from week to week. There are no limits on numbers of lessons you can rearrange and you have 12 months to take the classes (per 40-hour course).
This option is for those who travel frequently or who have an unpredictable work schedule.
- CULTURAL WAYFINDER i
Ten two-hour sessions that will take you into the minds of the people from the country that you are relocating to, giving you an understanding of their culture, thinking and attitudes, as well as mapping out the forces and events that have shaped their country and which drive it forward today.
- RELOCATION COACHING i
Relocating to a new country can be hugely rewarding – gaining professional experience in a new area, making friends and contacts, learning about a new language and culture – but it can also be challenging too.
Building a new life – practically and socially – requires tackling many barriers, and it can seem like a daunting personal project at times. And in all this you’re away from the familiar support network of friends and family back home.
Blackbird’s Relocation Coaching is here to give you a helping hand as you settle into your new world.
Our experts will work with you to deliver all the practical and psychological support you need to help you stay sane, healthy and happy.
Available at our Academy:
- MANUALS, SELF-STUDY MATERIALS, LANGUAGE BOOKSi
Available for Academy students only
Call us and we will guide you through our packages and course options: +48 501 299 338