The Gonzales School of Languages opened for business in February 1970 with the purpose of helping businesses and professional students learn a language in a more practical manner than the conventional classroom.
The school’s approach is to teach the structure of the language while applying it to simple social or business situations. There is a need for practicing grammar, but most students want to quickly learn how to speak and understand a foreign language.
We have a staff of 14 instructors available for different languages including the following: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Urdu, French, Arabic, and Russian. These instructors are native instructors from different parts of the world.
The Gonzales School of Languages has a highly professional staff of native instructors who can train students to understand and speak the language efficiently. In addition, these instructors teach about the culture of a country by sharing personal insights and unique experiences. For over 30 years, the school has been teaching numerous local, national, and international companies.
Research has shown that local corporations can lose big contracts in other countries simply because the engineers could not communicate with the workers in the field. These corporations not only lose millions or billions of dollars, but they also affect the availability of local jobs. Our local economy depends upon corporations selling their products and services throughout the world. They can create more jobs, but they cannot assume that everyone uses the English language. The solution is to invest in proper language training, which could be the difference between a major contract or nothing at all.
Remember, learning another language is a change in a new direction that can open great opportunities. Language training provides students with a great satisfaction that they are bilingual and can travel in many parts of the world with confidence. The future is bright with the possibilities of signing new contracts or developing international relationships.
For more information on how YOU can get started learning a new language and becoming a more marketable individual, contact the Gonzales School of Languages today!
Students at Aston International Academy enjoy dynamic classes with experienced, professional teachers. AIA teachers have years of experience teaching adult learners English as a Second Language and many have graduate degrees in TESOL, English or Linguistics. Classes are small and students appreciate having time to practice and use their English with teachers and fellow students, as well as during the various out-of-class opportunities set up by the school. AIA is ideally located in the heart of Austin, Texas and every week we make sure to explore exciting local sights and events. Aston International Academy is part of the Aston Educational Group that has helped over 1 million students worldwide with their educational dreams.
The ESL Program at HOFT Institute (HOFT ESL) delivers preset and customized English as a Second Language programs, standardized test preparation courses and tests (academic/language), curriculum development services, and ESL/EFL teacher training to students, faculty and institutions globally. Over 80 partnerships with higher education institutions throughout the United States position HOFT ESL as a premier gateway for continued academic pursuits via their pathway and bridge programs. The HOFT Institute is located in Austin, the capital city of the state of Texas and the home of several prestigious institutions of higher education. Co-located with the Institute, the HOFT ESL student population interacts daily with US students. Each year, HOFT ESL hosts a student population from ages 14 and up who come from over 30 countries. The Institute is conveniently located inside The University of Texas at Austin’s greater campus environment and provides the ESL students with study rooms, a student break room, computer lab, and free Wi-Fi within a walled garden setting. HOFT ESL is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), a national organization that maintains rigorous quality standards for every aspect of an educational program from facilities through program delivery. HOFT ESL is authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) of the United States Government to use the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to issue I-20’s for students travelling to study in the United States. HOFT ESL is approved by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, as an authorized testing site for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). HOFT ESL instructs English reading, writing, listening/speaking, and grammar at five distinct levels of proficiency, taking the student from their first words in English progressively upward to the mastery level where they can read, write, and present for a university level course. In addition to English courses, HOFT ESL also helps each student to acclimate to American culture and customs. Coaching and preparing for life in America begins before students arrive in Austin. The ESL program has an average student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1 with a maximum of 16 to 1 in all components except writing which boasts a 10 to 1 teacher to student maximum. HOFT ESL’s interactive multi-media language-learning process ensures a quick acquisition of the language. HOFT ESL delivers specialized instruction for standardized tests including SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS. The Institute provides additional instruction through program electives. Our new and highly rated English for Health Sciences elective prepares non-native speakers for careers in the medical professions. Among other popular electives are Business English, Pronunciation/Accent Reduction, and American Culture. HOFT ESL utilizes the Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessments English Placement Test, designed jointly by Cambridge and Michigan universities (CaMLA EPT), a widely used, well validated, and nationally recognized assessment tool for monitoring academic progress. HOFT ESL’s faculty are certified to teach English as a Second Language, have a minimum of five years teaching experience in intensive program formats and are experienced in helping students learn the English vocabulary, grammar, idioms, writing, pronunciation and conversational speech patterns. All of the full-time faculty have travelled and/or taught internationally, and hold advanced teaching degrees.
TIEP is an accredited, nonprofit organization established in Austin, Texas in 1965. TIEP offers two course options: ACCESS ESL and the Texas University Pathway program. The ACCESS program is a flexible, student-centered, intensive English program that offers the opportunity to improve your English to ACCESS better jobs, ACCESS education, and ACCESS your community. The Texas University Pathway program is for students seeking a rigorous preparatory experience or for students who may need extra help preparing for university. Both programs meet in five 7-week sessions per year, with start dates in January, March, June, August, and October, and both offer the following: *A full-time (18 hrs/week) F-1 eligible program in Austin, Texas. *Convenient Monday - Thursday schedule allows plenty of time to explore Texas. *Student-centered, balanced curriculum to help students meet their communications, business, and academic goals. *Included with tuition: instructional materials, cultural activities, and excursions *Classes are available for all levels. *Cconditional and TOEFL waivers to 20+ Texas universities and colleges *Instructors with master’s or Ph.D. degrees *Assistance with housing and visas *Convenient location in the West Campus area of Austin near apartments, dormitories, restaurants, shops, and the University of Texas at Austin
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Most of our group lessons take place at our office in the Galleria area of west Houston, at San Felipe & Voss Rd. We also go to the locations of our clients throughout the city.