Getting an internship in a Michelin star restaurant, as a foreign student may sound a bit like a far fetched dream. For Matilda however, a Swedish student who took part in the ADC College Internship programme, the dream came true.
Did you know you could take a cable car ride in London? Fly across the Thames and take in London's captivating night sky, the reflections of the O2 and the awe-inspiring lights of Canary Wharf.
5 simple steps that will help you master each day abroad with polite confidence.
The differences between American and British spelling can be as confusing as they are subtle. Yet using the proper spelling for each country helps avoid confusion, and also lends that touch of professionalism that marks a true global citizen.
You’re not expected to have as much experience as the experts in their field. If you can apply a positive attitude and give your best you’re already half way there.
A refreshing take on what an Internship abroad can do for your mindset and opportunities in Life.
For certain one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 will have something to do with Happiness. So we have something very special for you to kick of this year’s preparations for your upcoming Internship in London or Dublin.
Christmas is all about Family, a concept ADC College understands all too well. Indulge in this special edition Christmas story with a hot cuppa and some Christmas cookies.
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Meet Jakub Magdolen, a business student from Slovakia who visited Dublin with the Internship Programme and Erasmus+ back in October. He was nominated to Student of the Month for his curiosity and eagerness to make the most of his time abroad and claims he had a great time here and would like to return at some point, or travel other parts of the world with his new-gained confidence and sense of independence.
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Here are five books that will transport you straight to the streets of Dublin, ahead of your actual trip with the Internship Programme!
Since 2012, ADC College has arranged work placements in London companies and Renard Resources - a staffing firm specialising in events and catering - is one of them. We spoke to Neil Preston, Training Director, about the business and what interns can learn from doing work experience there.
This is the story of Michal Halvelka, who travelled to London with the Internship Programme to intern at an IT company.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is no easy matter. Carina Wondollek is a trainee industrial clerk at a German company that deals with filter systems and water treatment for public pools. Through ADC College, she was given the opportunity to travel to Ireland to try out a whole new industry: hotel and tourism.
Jeroen Kamphuis is a marketing student from The Netherlands. He wrote us a letter about London and what he hopes to draw from his Erasmus+ experience.
When we were to choose a Student of the Month, Andrea Palmeová was on everybody’s mind.
The trick, as always, is preparation.
Meet some of the most infamous characters in Dublin myth.
When you do the Internship Programme in London or Dublin, you are accommodated with a local family. Here are five things you should take into account when you are getting to know your host
Tatjana worked at a recruitment agency in London for two weeks. What did she learn from the experience?
What happens if you sprain your ankle during the Internship Programme? You continue as planned (only on crutches)! Ask Sarupriya Sadananthan, who did work experience at a Dublin law firm for four weeks during the summer and had to go to hospital after a small accident.
Living and working in a new city is an experience like no other. The best way to handle it, according to Oguzhan Oezcelikman, a German student who interned at ADC College earlier this summer, is to keep an open mind. The 17-year-old was with us for two weeks and wrote this thoughtful letter about his stay.
Dublin is known all over the world for its charm and welcoming atmosphere. But it also a mystifying place, defined by history. Here are 8 things you would not associate with the Irish capital.
There is no thrill quite like discovering a new city.
What would it be like to do work experience abroad? We asked Aisling Callan, the Programme Manager for Undergraduate and Professional programmes at IBAT College in Dublin, Ireland.
Meet Odin Pockelé, a health and social care student from Belgium who enrolled with the Internship Programme.
A couple of years ago, we told you the story of Manuel Binder, a Business and Logistics Management student from Austria whose performance during the Erasmus+ funded Internship Programme prompted us to nominate him for Student of the Month. We were curious to find out what he has been up to since our meeting.
A letter from one of our interns - Felix Nentwig from Germany, who did work experience at the National Algerian Centre in London.
Not even the Catholic Church could stop Galileo Galilei. Looking back at his biography, it seems like he couldn't help unlocking the secrets of the world.
We are so happy to introduce our new Student of the Month: Rabia Konuk from Germany.
Alex Childs is a director of AW Childs, an estate agency specialising in residential sales and lettings in central London. We asked him a few questions about what part his business plays in the Internship Programme and what advice he would give his future interns.
The UK is known for its picturesque villages and green meadows. We have compiled a list of five day trips that are hard to resist...
Samira impressed us all here at ADC College when she was offered a job at her work placement after only a couple of weeks of interning. She arrived in London on the 25th of February and quickly settled at her work placement Point A Hotel in Paddington...
Ireland is known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking cliff walks. We have compiled a list of five day trips you should consider if you ever happen by Dublin with the Internship Programme.
Jan Vaníček interned at the travel agency Wexas Travel a few weeks back, where he greatly impressed his supervisor and colleagues. In this letter to us, he talks about his experience and the thrill of enjoying the Lunar New Year in China Town.
Sometimes we ask our students to share their experiences with us, kind of like a guest book. Here are five different stories from our London branch, where students from the Czech Republic, Norway and Germany discuss everything from living with a host family to the proper way of preparing English breakfast tea.
There is a lot you don't know about the UK capital...
Vincent enrolled with the Internship Programme through his school and Erasmus+ and was granted the chance to go to London for a month. We are thrilled to publish this letter of his, where he writes about his experiences and the adventure of working in a new city.
Introducing Julia Ullmann, our Dublin Student of the Month! Back home in Germany, she trains as a secretary for foreign languages and arrived in Dublin with the Internship Programme at the start of the year for a placement at the head office of O’Callaghan Hotels.
Jana Louisa Spies is an 18-year-old business and administration student who was offered the chance to go to London with the Internship Programme and do work experience at London charity called The National Algerian Centre. She wrote a letter to us about her experiences and we are proud to publish it here.
In October 2015, Tobias Schüttler spent three weeks interning in the marketing department of the tech company Microlease. We were curious to find out if his time with the Internship Programme has affected him in any way.
We are excited to introduce you to our Dublin Student of the Month: Cihan-Marcel Kartin, a 19-year-old business student from Germany. In this beautiful letter to us, he describes his internal journey prompted by going abroad with the Internship Programme.
This month, we are featuring two London work experience students for our Student of the Month series. We are proud to introduce Thjalda Kerkstra, who arrived in London with the Internship Prorgramme last November. Together with her friend Laura Klok, she is working at Copland's Nursing Home in Wembley for nine successive weeks.
We are featuring two students for London Student of the Month in January. First out is Laura Klok, an ambitious 18-year-old nursing student who is in her third year of nursing school.
It is time for the fifth chapter in our series of curious people who changed the world. Say hello to Rosie Hackett, a famous trade union leader and founder of the Irish Women Workers’ Union.
What is it like to work at beauty salon in London? We asked three German work experience students about their internship projects.
When Eileen Schmidt, a 20-year-old student from Germany, stepped onto a plane destined for London, she had only an inkling of what to expect
We are excited to present our Dublin Student of the Month; Sebastian Böhme! An apprentice from Germany, the 20-year-old recently visited Dublin with the Internship Programme and Erasmus+, a journey that may change the course of his life.
Last time we spoke to Chantal Lamont, she was living it up in London, doing an internship in the HR department of the hotel chain Raddison Blu. A year and a half has passed since then and we decided to check in with the talented Swede to see what has happened since she took part in the Internship Programme.
Pauline Brauner studied English and worked at the market research company Winmark in London thanks to the Internship Programme. We spoke to the 19-year-old about her journey and how Erasmus+ has opened her eyes to living abroad.
To introduce you to our Dublin branch, we decided to interview one of our newest recruits, Janine Duerkop, our Students Services Manager.
The Internship Programme gave Catharina Menssen the chance to go to Dublin for three weeks and do work experience at Travel Representation Solutions, a marketing agency with focus on the travel industry.
Originally from a small village in Upper Austria, the Internship Programme showed Camelia she is destined for big things. We spoke to the 17-year-old business student about her best moments in London.
Over the next few months we will introduce seven people who changed the world. Meet J.K. Rowling...
What happens after your work experience? We have put together a list that will help you see the bigger picture.
To introduce you to our new Dublin branch, we decided to interview one of our newest recruits, Marcia Costa.
We are proud to introduce our new Student of the Month - Laura Duda - who recently took part in our London Internship Programme, a venture eligible for funding from Erasmus+. Following some very good feedback from one of her co-workers at Sprachcaffe, a language school in Bushey, we decided to reach out to the 19-year-old and ask her a few questions about her two-week trip to the UK.
Kelly Westra was studying to become a Management Assistant in the Netherlands when she decided to do a ten week internship in London. Luck had it that our Dutch country manager, Monique Jongen, was looking for someone to help her at the same time. Everyone in the ADC College team absolutely loved Kelly. This is her story.
Adriána Gazdíková is a Slovak student who took part in the Internship Programme about a year and a half ago, interning in the marketing department of ADC College. We were curious to find out what she has been up to since then. Did her Erasmus+ journey influence her life in any way? What did the experience teach her? We reached out to the 20-year-old to see where her passion for marketing has taken her.
Stefan Juchem is an economy and accountancy student from Germany who recently visited London with our Internship Programme. He wrote an article for his blog about how to be money savvy in London and we have had the pleasure of republishing it here.
The Internship Programme makes it possible for vocational students in Europe to do an internship in London or Dublin as part of EU venture Erasmus+. One of the most common struggles our work experience students face upon arrival is understanding the importance of good communication. Perhaps you are one of them? To prepare for your challenging internship, we have put together ten communication guidelines that will help you make the most of your stay.
We recently received an email from one of the supervisors at Your Travel Family, a tour company based in London, who thanked us - in capital letters - for placing one of our students with them. Her name is Andrea Gula and on the back of the nice feedback we decided to make her our Student of the Month!
ADC College is now organising internship projects in Dublin! So perhaps it is time to scrub up on your cultural knowledge of Ireland? Meet some of the Emerald Isle's most famous mythological creatures, from a wailing woman who can predict the deaths of the future to a patch of grass that will make your stomach rumble...
Say hello to our new Student of the Month: Lucia Bajakova! The 18-year-old first set foot in London a few weeks ago and impressed us with her positive attitude and energy while working at the Special Yoga Foundation. We spoke to her about taking the first steps into adulthood and learning to trust your own abilities.
Since the start of this year, ADC Collage has extended the Internship Programme to the Irish capital of Dublin. Great news, right? Here are six sites you simply can't miss.
During the Internship Programme, vocational students from all over Europe have the opportunity to gain work experience in a London or Dublin organisation. Our placements range from nurseries and care homes to travel agencies and IT businesses. Sounds amazing, right? But plenty of our students are also anxious and worried they might make a bad impression - I mean, who wouldn't? So we have put together a step-by-step guide to what your first day might look like and how you can make the most of it.
Has the thought of moving abroad ever crossed your mind? After participating in the Internship Programme, many of our students get the taste for working and living abroad and decide to take the leap and move somewhere new. But what is it like to build a life in another country? Check out our list of 6 life lessons every emigrant can identify with.
A few weeks ago, we received a letter from one of our work placement partner about a particular hardworking student. His name is Gökai Aktan and he is a 19-year-old economics student from Germany who recently concluded the Internship Programme. Say hello to our new Student of the Month!
Over the next few months we will introduce seven curious people who changed the world. Meet investigative reporter Nellie Bly...
As a young soon-to-be graduate, there are fun and creative ways in which you can boost your CV and learn about your industry outside of school. Blogging is one of the most visual and immediate ways in which you can showcase your passion and ambition. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful blog.
Eva Oláhová is a Slovak student who took part in the Internship Programme more than a year ago, interning as a receptionist at an IT company in London. We were curious to find out what she has been up to since then...
We were spellbound by Marilena Goldenbaum's enthusiasm when she stepped into our mentoring seminar a few weeks ago. The 21-year-old business student from Germany was thrilled to be in London with the Internship Programme and we were equally thrilled to have her with us. Here, she talks about her experiences and what made her fall in love with London.
Would you like to stumble upon a luscious garden in the middle of the business district? Or experiencing live music performances in a stranger’s living room? We have listed six secrets that will turn your London visit into something truly special.
Introducing our new Student of the Month, Laura Smolders! She is an 18-year-old Beauty Therapy student from Belgium who journeyed to London with our Internship Programme back in March to do work experience at WW Hair and Beauty Spa.
Get ready for the second part of our British culture feature; we compiled a list of five London films that will inspire students before their big journey.
We're so proud to introduce our new Student of the Month, Shirley de Jonge! She enrolled with the Internship Programme back in February and is currently undertaking work experience at Mapledown School in London, a secondary school for children and young people with disabilities.
As from September this year, ADC College has extended the Internship Programme to Dublin. We spoke to Alexander Schimmel, our Deputy Managing Director, about the new venture and why schools might want to consider Ireland as their next Erasmus+ destination.
Over the next few months we will introduce seven curious people who changed the world. Meet human rights fighter Malala Yousafzai...
Patrik Németh and Tomáš Kender undertook three weeks of work experience at AbilityNet and were praised by their supervisor for showing great initiative and skill. So we chose to interview both of them for Student of the Month! Here, they talk about their experience and what the time in London taught them about life, work and reaching for the unknown.
Carina Machovicz, Vanessa Krainz and Denise Lienhard are three enthusiastic child care students who came to London with the Internship Programme in the beginning of this year. Here they recount their two week-long work experience period at Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children's Centre and Christchurch Kindergarten, Edgware. They attend BAKIP St. Christiana in the small town of Frohsdorf in eastern Austria.
Every once in a while, we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. The Erasmus+ deadline has just passed and we're eagerly awaiting the results. We've also been accredited by the British Council as a high quality school for teaching English as a foreign language. And we're incredibly proud to introduce our new venture: ADC College Dublin!
Our new Student of the Month is Tomas Kral, who came to London with the Internship Programme back in December. The Czech IT student, who loves repairing computers in his spare time, instantly fell in love with the UK capital and his work placement at the London Basketball Association. We asked Tomas about the joys of going abroad and how the experience has inspired his plans for the future.
As part of our new blog series Career Advice, we spoke to Human Resources and Training officer Ebb Kanga who works for one of our work placement partners, Holiday Inn Brentford Lock. What's the HR industry like? And how did she know it was the right path? Read about Ebb's journey and let it inspire your own.
Changes tend to unfold more slowly than we're lead to believe. Instead of reaching for the impossible, think of your new year's resolutions as small adjustments that – with time – will lead you onto a new path or mark the beginning of a new set of habits. What are your hopes for 2017? Here's how you can draw up a plan that considers both your needs and ambitions.
For young creative professionals, London is a dream destination. ADC College provides a limited amount of placements within media, but we have noticed that many CVs that we receive from students wanting to come to London for an internship, aren’t strong enough for us to obtain the placements the students are aiming for. Here's a list of advice for students who wish to obtain a placement within a coveted profile.
Our office has gotten a Christmas makeover! The beauty and hairdressing students from Sweden transformed our meeting room into a beauty parlour for the day and it was remarkable to see their creative holiday-inspired ideas come alive as they worked together as a tightly knit team. Check out the looks they created and how to copy the hair and makeup at home. Merry Christmas!
Reading is the perfect way to learn about British culture and challenge your English capabilities ahead of one of our programmes. Here are five books that will transport you straight to the streets of London (ahead of your actual trip!).
Getting into a career is tricky. Here are seven tips that will help you get over the most difficult hurdle; landing your first job.
In this guide - compiled by our team of Londoners - your taste buds are taken on a wild ride from the Caribbean islands, via Europe and Africa to India, Korea and Thailand, all within a walk, bus or tube ride from the city centre. Do you have a particularly tasty tip you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate to post a comment below.
Are you visiting London as part of our Teacher Development or Internship Programmes? Here's our team's guide to an authentic British food experience, from the morning fry up to lunch time jellied eels and afternoon tea. Who's hungry? Let's begin...
Meet Alexander Rose. The 22-year-old had worked as an apprentice in the metal industry for more than five years before passing his technical diploma, yet at the same time he dreamt of working abroad. With Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme he got the opportunity to travel to London and try out an entirely different industry for a few weeks, namely childcare.
What are the benefits of a long term Erasmus+ partnership? We turned to the German teacher Udo Schmeiser, one of our oldest contacts when it comes to European mobility, for answers.
How should European schools address Erasmus+ Call 2017 in the wake of Brexit? We spoke to the Swedish National Agency about their view on the matter.
Business students Saskia Hoch and Catrin Hefel were both outstanding during the Internship Programme, an Erasmus+ funded project that enables European students to gain work experience in London. Whereas Saskia learned how a charity-run school operates, Catrin managed the reception at a busy recruitment centre. Here they reflect back on the trip that inspired them to explore the world.
Every other month we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. This time around we're looking at the effects of Brexit and what it might mean for our projects going forward. We also have a new Teacher Development Coordinator and an exciting new English course for teachers.
Not long ago Austrian student Buket Celik came to London to do work experience at a disability care home as part of Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme. She studies social work and management at HLW Bad Ischl and is looking to graduate next year. In this letter to ADC, she talks about the importance of independence and how it inspires her personal as well as professional life.
The Work Experience Programme enables you to try life as a Londoner by living together with one of our host families. But what will it be like? Who are they? We've compiled a guide book that will explain the most common rules and features of our host families' homes and daily lives.
Norbert Figiel is an IT student from Poland with a knack for computer programming who recently travelled to the UK with the Work Experience Programme and Erasmus+. Here, the talented 19-year-old talks about his internship at Computer Aid and what he learned from meeting people in a sprawling metropolis.
Everyone's experience of London is unique. For Jessica Lindström, a tourism student from Design and Construction College in Sweden who traveled to London with Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme earlier this year, the city's main appeal was the fantasy attractions of the novels and comics which have influenced her over the years. In this article she lists her top ten 'nerdy' attractions.
This time we couldn’t help but put forward one of our own interns for Student of the Month. Roman Jankowski, who studies IT at ZSTZ Radzymin in Poland, was a great help to ADC's IT and administration departments. We asked the meticulous 18-year-old about his time in London and what he learnt from taking part in our Internship Programme.
Natascha Prinz is a childcare student who recently swapped her hometown Stift Ardagger in Austria for London and ADC's Work Experience Programme. Here, she was placed in Mapledown School, an education centre for children with special needs. In this letter, the 19-year-old tells the story of how work experience inspired her to seek out more challenges.
Every country has its own weird and wonderful ways that baffle visitors. The UK is no exception, its capital being particularly famous for having many housing quirks, due to the density of the population, prices and British culture. Here, our international team shares their favourite pet peeves and funniest stories from the adventure that is London housing.
Chantal Lamont studies Business and Administration in Stockholm, Sweden, and arrived in the UK to embark on the Internship Programme a few weeks ago. Since then, the 21-year-old has interned in the HR department of the hotel chain Radisson Blu, boosted her self-confidence and taken her camera on a series of adventures around London. We spoke to Chantal about trusting your heart and not being afraid to try new things.
Tamara Reitbauer is a childcare student who left her home on an Austrian farm to gain work experience at a London nursery as part of Erasmus+ and our Internship Programme. In this article the 18-year-old explores the differences she encountered at her work placement, Little Smile Nursery, in comparison with her work and education at BAKIP Amstetten, a school in Lower Austria.
Manuel Binder is a student from Austria, who recently came to London for a few weeks with our Internship Programme. The 18 year old is currently studying Business and Logistics Management. Based on his interest in technology and accounting, he was placed in Energy Solutions, a not-for-profit organisation promoting energy awareness in schools and homes. This is the 18 year old's impression of London.
“What will the work experience be like?” is probably one of the most common questions that students and teachers ask us when they enquire about Erasmus+ and our London-based Intenrship Programme. This interview with Extended Services Officer Ewa Micun explores what childcare and admin interns can expect from a placement at Whitefield School.
The deadline for Erasmus+ Call 2016 has now passed and we're all eagerly awaiting the results. In the meantime, we have a couple of exciting announcements. Do you have any queries about our Internship or Teacher Development programmes, accommodation or public transport? Please contact us or post a comment below.
Gina Hästner is a health care student from Sweden who traveled to London with the Internship Programme earlier this year. Her placement at a nursery home for the mentally ill inspired her to explore the practices she encountered in the British homes from a Swedish perspective.
Eva Oláhová is a business student from a small village near Bratislava in Slovakia. Her IT skills landed her an internship as a receptionist at a London IT firm as part of Erasmus+ and our Internship Programme. But it's her ambitious and positive approach to the project that has prompted us to name her our Student of the Month. We spoke to the 19-year-old about how the trip has shaped her plans for the future.
Last year, Magdalena Szymanek left Poland to attend Managing and Developing Self and Others in London. Little did she know that the course would affect her career, prompting her to study Management and Human Resources at university. We spoke to Magda about self-fulfilment, her new European identity and living in line with the message of her favourite song.
This is a frantic time for everyone involved in Erasmus+, especially teachers and coordinators, whose regular responsibilities often pose demanding challenges. So where can you get the much-needed country-specific support to structure a high quality application? Although you’re always welcome to ask us at ADC, there’s an answer closer to home: your National Agency. With the big deadline only a week away, we spoke to Frederic Bayersburg, a Programme Officer for Erasmus+ VET at the National Agency in Austria.
2016 is upon us and so are all our fun spring projects! We're expecting plenty of students and teachers and want to give everyone the best experience possible. Every month we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. Do you have any queries about our programmes, accommodation or public transport? Please contact us or post a comment below.
As part of our Internship Programme, German student Denise Jarick travelled to London to work at an estate agency for two weeks. In this article, she explores the most important moments of her stay and why she would do it all over again.
Adriána Gazdíková is a 19-year-old Business student from Slovakia. In the past month, she flew to London to gain work experience in her field and further her dream of a career in marketing with the Internship Programme. She was placed here with us at ADC College. This is her story.
The transformation of the street where ADC College is located, Masons Avenue, reflects the journey that high streets throughout London have made in the past century; from quiet roads of quaint storefronts to city streets vibrant with people, flavours and products from all over the world.
Linn Wallander is a Business and Administration student from the town of Östersund in northern Sweden, where she lives with her partner. Supported by a grant from Erasmus+, the 18-year-old recently did three weeks’ work experience at a London college, while staying with a local host family. Here is her story.
To improve our projects and give our students and teachers the best possible welcome, we frequently ask our participants to answer a few questions about their stay. Testimonials like this one, from the Bulgarian Knyaz Simeon Tarnovski High School of Economics, whose students did in-house training at ADC College for two weeks, makes all our hard work totally worth it!
Every month we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. We believe in transparency, and this way you’re less likely to miss out on information about European mobility, Erasmus+ funds, our Internship and Teacher Development Programmes and how to make the most of your project
Last spring, Marte Lundberg accompanied eight students all the way from a tiny village in northern Norway to London with ADC’s Work Experience Programme. At the moment, we are working together with Marte to bring about a project that far exceeds our first collaboration - as a total of 18 students will take part in the programme next year. We spoke to the international coordinator about project planning, peer-to-peer motivation and the lessons learned from their last London adventure.
After Tobias Schüttler’s journey to London, where he interned in the marketing department of an industrial tech company, he is more determined than ever to launch himself into a career in marketing. We spoke to the 20 year old apprentice about how the Internship Programme helped him get on the right track.
One of the most important factors when planning a work experience project abroad is the level of your groups' engagement. But how do you make your students curious and eager to take part? We have outlined a few simple steps towards a more transparent project, where the students are in focus.
Every month we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. We believe in transparency, and this way you’re less likely to miss out on information about European mobility, Erasmus+ funds, our Internship and Teacher Development Programmes and how to make the most of your project.
To participate in The Work Experience Programme, students have to research their work placement organisation and write a student statement, or cover letter, compatible with UK standards. Here are a few tools, originally published by the National Careers Service, which will help students present themselves in the best possible way.
The Internship Programme requires students to write a CV compatible with UK standards, citing their education, previous work experience and skill-set. Here are a few tools, originally published by the National Careers Service, which will help you present your achievements in the best possible way.
Every month we publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. We believe in transparency, and this way you’re less likely to miss out on information about European mobility, Erasmus+ funds, our Internship and Teacher Development Programmes and how to make the most of your project.
Natalie is a German student who had the chance to come to London with the Internship Programme for a few weeks. While working in administration, she stayed with a family in Harrow, North West London, and by the sound of it she had no problem adapting to the peculiarities of British life! These are her impressions of her time with her hosts.
Well, to begin with, this article series is entirely new. Every month we will publish news and updates regarding deadlines, events or changes to our organisation. We believe in transparency, and this way you’re less likely to miss out on information about European mobility, Erasmus+ funds, our Internship and Teacher Development Programmes and how to make the most of your project.
Alexandra Loimayr is a 19-year-old Austrian student who spent three weeks in London with ADC College and the Internship Programme. She studied English and worked as part of our Student Services Team, while living locally with one of our host families. This is what she learnt from her stay.
London has in recent years become a must for the art connoisseur. Home to Tate Modern and the Barbican, the UK capital is at the forefront of contemporary art and design. Here’s a list of 4 lesser-known (and free admission) modern art galleries worthy of your time.
Do you find it difficult to keep track of European updates, news and announcements? Don't worry! Here are three articles of interest to teachers and students taking part in European mobility programmes - or to people interested in the ideas and frameworks governing European educational policies.
Mads Tailor teaches English for our Internship Progamme. With a background in accountancy and finance, she decided to combine her career with teaching and qualified as a Celta teacher in 2006. We asked her how a week of tailored English classes prepares students for work experience, boosting their confidence. Singing, apparently, is one way to overcome first day nerves.
A hilltop bench, a south-facing garden or a winding walk by a canal? It may not sound like the London you know, but it’s the London we love. Why not avoid the queue at Madame Tussauds during your next visit and go for something a little more special? We have curated a list of our favourite springtime hideouts.
Being good at what you do is not only important for your employer, it’s how you build your confidence and identity, laying the foundations of a future job role in a field you enjoy. One of those steps could be our Internship Programme. Follow our 11 guidelines to becoming a successful intern and you may end up making some good connections on the way!
Varying classroom tasks is a great way to keep things interesting - for you as well as your students. Caroline Tillotson, Assistant Director of Studies at ADC, likes to twist "classic" learning games into something a little bit more creative to maximise her students' experience. Check out her tips here.
Arriving in London can be a bewildering experience - especially if you are starting a new job and have to adapt to the specifics of English customs and language. As our Country Managers' stories of moving here will show, it's far from a bumpless ride. But doing something new also makes you grow as a person and equips you with plenty of stories for your return home.
Teaching and learning English is not just about vocabulary and grammar. For Danny Hurst, who teaches English as part of our Internship Programme, learning a foreign language is also a question of confidence. We spoke to the EFL teacher about the purpose and effects of the classes, his top London tip and how he best tackles his students’ concerns.
Varying the pace and energy of a lesson can make a significant difference to the students’ level of engagement and their responsiveness to the activities presented. Giulia, Director of Studies at ADC, has listed a few activities that will help make your classroom a more dynamic environment. Why don't you plan your next lesson around some of her tips?
One of the most important aims of the Internship Programme is to broaden the cultural understanding of our students and inspire new ways to approach employment. We asked one of our interns to compare her ADC work placement to what she is used to at home.
Our office represents more than ten different nationalities – that’s plenty of ways to celebrate Christmas! Find out what goes on in the German cottages and English living rooms on the big day as we list some of our best memories. What's yours?
When students arrive at ADC College on their first day of the Internship Programme, they are often a little nervous. Preparation is key to feeling more confident in a new environment. Here we list four personal projects that will help prepare you for your stay in a fun and creative way.
Danish teacher Kim Bjerringgaard signed up for our first CLIL course in September in the hope of learning more about the methodology behind the practices he has used in his lessons for many years. Linnea asked him about globalised education, the benefits of CLIL and the joy of speaking English on a daily basis.
If you’ve ever been on the tube during the rush hour, you know that London isn’t just a tourist destination – it’s a city of workers, and therefore a great learning environment for vocational students. We spoke to Sharon Healy at WEXAS Travel about introducing interns to a busy London office.
This month our Director of Studies discusses some of the problems that teachers may face when taking a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course. Problems such as, a lack of confidence in their abilities to teach well-known subjects in a foreign language.
London can seem bafflingly big to tourists, who often fall into the most common traps of Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Although these places are worth a visit, you rarely catch a Londoner fight for space amid the photo-snapping crowds. There are simply so many other things to see and do in the English capital! Today, our team shares their most treasured London locations.
The Erasmus+ funding results have been announced! Find out if your application was successful on the website of your National Agency. Was your application rejected? Don’t worry! Click here to find out what you can do next.
London is a city to get lost in. With or without a map, you can’t help but find yourself in the wrong place, staring into an unfamiliar wall of Soho, as if the city silently changed shape overnight. Virginia Woolf knew this when she anchored the narrative of Mrs. Dalloway in the vibrating heart of Westminster. Follow in her footsteps on this guided walk from Dean's Yard to Regent's Park.
Sometimes teachers can get discouraged when teaching large classes, as they might encounter problems not experienced elsewhere in their lives. Does it sound familiar? Our Director of Studies, Giulia Revelli, has drafted a list of tools that can help you get through common problems when facing a big group of students.
Our trainer Giulia wants you to be full of inspiration and energy. To help you with that, she has decided to share a few useful tips in every newsletter straight from our English classroom. This month’s topic is collocations – what they are and how they can be taught.
Summer is approaching and so is the publishing date for the Erasmus+ funding results. To assist in the planning of your Teacher Development project we have put together a simple guide that outlines the different stages in our collaboration.
In an increasingly interlinked world, where information flows freely, we can work for a better future by sharing knowledge and experiences. Designed to encourage cultural exchange, our EU funded partner projects have already given thousands of students and teachers the chance to learn new professional practices, improve their language skills and and learn about cutting-edge tuition techniques abroad.