London, 3 August 2017 – The Language Gallery (TLG) is expanding its international presence with the opening of two new schools in Germany and Canada. The Berlin and Vancouver language schools will bring TLG’s locations to a total of eight, spread across the UK, Europe and North America.
Both schools opened in May, offering an initial portfolio of courses tailored to the respective local markets. In Berlin students will be able to choose from General English, General German and German for Work, as well as a University Pathway Programme. Vancouver will initially focus on delivering General English classes to the international students in the city and from abroad.
These new openings are part of a strategy that has seen TLG grow and reinforce its presence around the world, reaching out to new markets offering language courses tailored to different countries and cultures. Over the past few years TLG has worked to broaden not only the number of locations, but also its courses and programmes. The driving force of this development has been the ability to react to the shifting international scene, anticipating trends and meeting learners’ needs.
Simon Power, Managing Director at The Language Gallery, said: “Language teaching is a fast changing industry, and an indicator for trends in both migration and global economics. The key for us is to look ahead of changes, and adapt our offerings and style of teaching to the upcoming demands. English is the most studied language in the world and our courses explore different aspects of it, but we also need to provide more diverse offerings to stay on top of the competition.”
A diverse offer in Berlin
Located on Potsdamer Strasse in the cosmopolitan Schöneberg area, the new facilities can host 70 students in five classrooms. Building upon its successful school in Hannover, in Berlin TLG will provide various languages, along with preparatory programmes for students who plan on enrolling in German universities. The University Pathway Programme will help international students meet the necessary language requirements to study in a German university, and prepare them for the TestDaf exam needed for admission. “In Germany there is a varied demand, and we aim to engage with domestic and international students alike,” explained Mr Power.
Delivered with part-time and full-time options, the courses offered are designed to help students who are learning a new language, or to develop their skills with targeted additional programmes. Later this year, TLG will launch additional evening courses for Italian and Spanish, aiming to widen the offer for German and international professionals looking to make their profile and experience appealing for employers.
A new adventure in Vancouver
After six years of successful operations in Toronto, TLG Vancouver, officially launched earlier this month, will secure a stronger presence in Canada. Based in what is considered one of the best cities in the world to live, the new school will offer General English courses for its first intakes, with a portfolio of programmes set to expand in the future.
“Vancouver is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the country, and a centre of attraction for international students,” said Mr Power. “There is always a great demand for English courses, but we will be adding more languages and programmes to open new opportunities for people willing to expand their skills and knowledge.”