Frequently Asked Questions

You have the drive to learn another language but have hesitations on how to start. Find answers to your top questions and reach out to us if you are still undecided. In addition to our online material, we will make recommendations on physical textbooks that you can use in your classes to help you reach your goals.

 


Learning with CORE Languages

What is The CORE Languages' Methodology?

In addition to teaching grammar and vocabulary, our teachers also focus on useful conversational topics that are applicable to students’ interests, careers and everyday lives. This allows learners of all levels to quickly apply what they learn inside the classroom to real-life scenarios. We make sure that every sentence, activity and topic builds towards fluency.

Will I cover all important language skills?

Yes. We have varying types of lessons that each focus on a different language competency: Speaking, Conversational Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading and Writing. With these skills, you will be able to speak with confidence in any situation, understand native-speakers from across the globe and feel comfortable building simple to complex sentence structures.

Up to what level can I learn?

We currently offer English, German, French and Spanish from A1 – C1. 

What learning materials will I get?

As a CORE Languages' student, you can access all online class materials for free and use them at any time. Online materials also include worksheets and quizzes to help you refresh and practice your new skills. All materials are uniquely created by CORE Languages experts to align with CEFR standards. If you want to learn more about CEFR, view here.

Who are the teachers?

Learning a language takes more than just following a curriculum. That’s where our experienced native-speaking teachers come in. All of our teachers are certified, qualified and have a history of teaching excellence. Teaching is not their hobby, it’s their career.

How do you choose your teachers?

At CORE Languages, you have the opportunity to learn from the same teacher every time you take a class! Learning in different styles and different accents is what makes the CORE experience so unique and makes you ready for the real world. However, if you find a teacher you like, you can book their classes as well.

What happens in a class?

You will set a specific schedule with your teacher based on your availability. Because our classes are private, each class is specifically designed around your needs, interests and goals. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening will help you build the tools you need to speak the language outside of the digital classroom. Want to change themes and topics for your next class? Let your instructor know how best to prepare for you.

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Will the teachers correct my mistakes?

Everyone makes mistakes, that’s how we learn. Our private classes are designed so that you can not only practice speaking and receive personalized feedback but learn from mistakes. Over time, your teacher will get to know you and the common mistakes you make and fine tune your future classes to address these issues. And if you want more personal feedback (e.g. to improve your personal cover letter or learn the most difficult grammar topics), you can always communicate with your teacher in between classes while you are actively enrolled in classes.

Is it suitable for my language level and learning goal?

CORE Languages offers learning packages that cater to all types of language learners, from beginner to advanced. Our learning content is structured according to CEFR, which stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is an internationally recognized framework that describes language ability from A1-C2 (A1 beginner and moving up to C2 fluent). Once you are a registered as a CORE Languages' student, you can define your current CEFR level by taking our free placement test before you begin learning.

Will I have enough time for learning?

Our private classes are available online 24/7 and are taught by teachers who are located across all time zones, so you can create a schedule that works for you. Take classes from anywhere, any time.

Why does CORE Languages match me with one specific teacher?

If you went to a traditional school in person, you would expect to meet with the same teacher from class to class. Why? Because in each class your teacher gets to know your strengths and weaknesses and can better plan for your future classes because of this. With each class, you can truly build on the last, instead of hitting a reset button each time.

Why should I learn with CORE Languages and not a traditional school?

The key difference between CORE Languages and an offline school is that CORE fits your busy schedule: you can take a class anytime and from anywhere. But otherwise, you can think of CORE as a traditional school that has moved online. All our teachers are native speakers, certified and utilize learning content designed by language experts.

Is CORE Languages a language learning app?

No, we are not a language learning app. We are a language school. And like any school, we offer live classes with certified, native speaker teachers. At Lingoda, we believe that nothing can replace live interaction and customized feedback from a real person.

What happens in a class?

You will set a specific schedule with your teacher based on your availability. Because our classes are private, each class is specifically designed around your needs, interests and goals. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening will help you build the tools you need to speak the language outside of the digital classroom. Want to change themes and topics for your next class? Let your instructor know how best to prepare for you.

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