Intensive (2 weeks)
An intensive language course (2-week language program) involves a higher number of hours per week (15 hours / week), with classes taking place every day (3 hours / day). These courses are designed to immerse students in the language, allowing them to progress quickly and achieve fluency in a relatively short period of time. They are often more demanding than non-intensive courses, but they can be more effective for students who want to make rapid progress or have a specific deadline in mind.
Non-intensive (8 weeks)
On the other hand, non-intensive language courses (8-week language programs) involve a lower number of hours per week (4 hours / week), and classes may take place only a few times per week (twice a week, 2 hours / day). These courses are designed to provide a more relaxed pace of learning, allowing students to balance their language studies with other responsibilities. They are often more suitable for students who cannot commit to a full-time course or who have a more flexible schedule.
Differences between intensive and non-intensive programs
In summary, the main difference between intensive and non-intensive language courses is the amount of time spent in the class and the pace of teaching. Intensive courses are meant for students who want to make rapid progress, while non-intensive courses are meant for students who want to learn at a more relaxed pace.
Both options have their own benefits and drawbacks, and the choice between them will depend on the student's learning style, goals, and schedule. Both have a similar number of hours, but they are spread over different periods.
Besides the intensive and the non-intensive courses (which are public groups), we can also assemble private custom groups, with a specific request regarding the students’ schedule.