What does an English course at Regina Coeli involve?
That depends entirely on you! We offer completely tailor-made courses, whatever your current skill level may be. Would you like to finally be able to speak English well, or do you already speak it well and want to come across more professionally or feel more confident?
Read more about what you can expect from us.
Why Regina Coeli
- Lessons based on real-life situations
- Trainers from all over the English-speaking world
- Attention to your personal communication style
- Self-confidence boost
Your team of trainers guides you in reaching your goals at your own pace during your English course. These goals are defined during your in-depth intake. We naturally teach you the rules of English. If you are already quite fluent, your trainers will correct you so you become aware of any ingrained grammatical errors or pronunciation pitfalls.
Your own communication style
We also help you define and develop your own communication style in English, because you have to adjust your style somewhat to be effective in another language. How do you translate your own culture’s way of communicating into subtle British English or the powerful communication style of Americans?
An international team of trainers
Regina Coeli’s English trainers come from all over the world. We have trainers from England, Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Your team is generally made up of trainers from various countries so you can get familiar with a range of English accents.
Variety assures focus
By working with multiple trainers from different backgrounds, a range of accents and their own communication styles, you not only learn a language well, but you also stay focused and alert the whole day. This variety is what keeps your concentration levels up during an intensive programme.
If you have a clear reason for learning English or want to improve specific skills, you need a targeted, personalised programme. At Language Institute Regina Coeli, everything revolves round your goals and your starting point is your own current skill set. Your personal programme is designed based on your in-depth intake conversation with an English trainer.
The programme mainly consists of private lessons, multimedia exercises and practical assignments.
Private lessons from native speakers
At Regina Coeli, you learn English in private lessons given by well-educated native speakers. With them, you practise real-life conversations and role plays. Grammar and vocabulary expansion are a natural part of this.
Sophisticated multimedia programme
You can work independently after each lesson by, for example, using our multimedia programme. Your trainers select exercises which dovetail with your training programme. You might practise grammar, pronunciation and intonation by recording yourself and comparing it to a native speaker. Do you notice a difference? Or you might practise the verb tenses again and again, so that using the right tense at the right time becomes an automatic process.
During your course, work on one of your own presentations, sales pitches or documents that you (can) use in real life. Work independently in your study hours and practise speaking in your private lessons. A course can be especially beneficial if you want to prepare for a specific event.
Your personal goals
You always work towards your own goals during the course. They are as specific as possible and geared towards practical situations such as ‘making my point clearly during the weekly teleconference with my international team’. We strive to help you reach your goals by the end of the course and use what you have learnt straight away in real life.
Score based on the CEF
At the end of the course, your team of trainers assesses your skills based on the CEF. This is the European norm for assessing skill levels in foreign languages. You receive a score for each specific applicable skill, such as speaking and writing.
An unforgettable experience
A course at Regina Coeli is an experience that stays with you long after you walk out our doors. You have the luxury of withdrawing from the commotion of everyday life and fully concentrating on learning a language. You are completely cared for while your team of trainers give you their time and undivided attention. Besides improving your self-confidence in a foreign language, your network grows when you get to talking to all the other people on their courses here.
Language Institute Regina Coeli is renowned for its intensive individual language courses—the ‘week with the Nuns’, but did you know that so much more is possible? Below you can learn more about our most popular types of courses.
Intensive individual courses
Your skills improve by leaps and bounds in a five-day course because you can fully concentrate on learning the language. You can take this training form from Monday through Friday, or spread it out over multiple weeks. You can also add a day or take a shorter course.
You can also take a short course targeted to what you do in business or daily life. Work on sharpening up your presentation for two half-days, or noticeably improve your writing skills over the course of multiple days.
We also deliver in-company courses. A trainer comes to your chosen location to train one or more employees. If you want your employees to have an intensive group programme, we can design a programme for them that takes place at our institute in Vught.
Every language course at Regina Coeli is tailor-made for you. Following your personal intake interview, you will receive a detailed, non-binding proposal for the most effective language programme for you.
You can of course consult the list with our fees.
A course member about her English course
‘I really notice that I’m in a flow. Moreover, it’s wonderfully peaceful here, so I’m relaxed and can completely focus on the course.’
Company lawyer/legal counsel at PwC
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The Regina Coeli Method
The secret to the effectiveness of our courses lies in our time-tested method. The core of the method is a personal programme which involves and inspires you. Moreover, you are coached by native speakers and stay in surroundings which allow you to get centred and completely focus on learning a language.Read more about the method
Native language trainers
The English language courses are given by a team of language trainers from every corner of the English-speaking world. One of them is Jackie Macer from New Zealand. She studied Human Resources and worked in various HR-roles at banks in New Zealand.More English language trainers