A range of courses that will meet your needs, whether for business, further studies overseas or traveling. Our language classes are taught by experienced teachers who are trained on adapting the recent methods and approaches to suit your learning style. This means that you will be able to develop your language skills quickly and effectively.
Our Language Programmes
Below is a listing of some of the language courses we are currently offering.
IELTS, SPOKEN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, KOREAN, SPANISH, CHINESE, ITLAIAN and ARABIC.
If your language of interest is not included in this list please telephone or simply come along and speak to one of our training advisers, as we are constantly adding new courses to our portfolio.
As well as teaching language structure and vocabulary, our courses cover the language skills, i.e. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
You will join a class at the right level since our language courses are run at the following levels:
About Alliance Languages section
Human languages are usually referred to as natural languages, and the science of studying them falls under the purview of linguistics. A common progression for natural languages is that they are considered to be first spoken, then written, and then an understanding and explanation of their grammar is attempted.
If you want to learn a language with a large number of speakers and which is spoken in many countries, the ones to choose in order of usefulness are: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Japanese, Portuguese and Hindi/Urdu.
The languages with the most speakers are:
Mandarin Chinese (720 million)
English (480 million)
Spanish (320 million)
French (265 million)
German (109 million)
This list includes first and second language speakers. The totals are all estimates and each source gives a different figure. If you include people who speak them as foreign languages, the total for English would increase significantly.
Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the USA after English, with around 28 million speakers. The third most spoken language is Chinese mainly Cantonese, with over 2 million speakers. Other languages with over a million speakers include French, German, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Italian.
For English speakers the least difficult languages are probably: Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Afrikaans, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
The most difficult languages for English speakers, and indeed speakers of most other languages, are Arabic, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
Languages in demand by employers
If you want to learn a language in order to improve your employment/promotion prospects then choose one that is in demand by employers. The list below gives you an idea of which languages are in demand and is based on job ads posted on recruitment sites. You can find links to the recruitment sites on the Careers using languages page.
Note: languages are shown more or less in order of popularity with employers.
Africa - English, French, Swahili, Arabic, Portuguese
Americas - English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese
Asia-Pacific - English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Malay/Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese
Western Europe - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Finnish, Greek, Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic
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