the-language-companyThe Rambler caught up with the Language Company last week to find out the latest news of the company and how you may see a few new friendly faces around campus. The Language Companyis based on campus and according to the website, is here to help with giving international students an academic program that is carefully designed to help achieve their language learning goals.
It is a globally-minded organization that provides English as a second language instruction and cultural opportunities to individuals who are seeking educational, professional and personal enrichment since 1983.
TLC services 14 schools throughout the U.S with 12 of these based on a university campus along with three ongoing projects of which one will be in the Texas area. Since The Language Company signed a contract with Texas Wesleyan last April, it has seen much change with new director Jerry Balding Jr., who joined over a month ago.
“We now have 37 students with 16 arriving next week along with 12 teachers,” he stated. “This means that the students can get greater treatment giving them the knowledge they crave. Just like the Texas Wesleyan slogan, ‘Smaller, Smarter’, creating the best possible learning environment.
Director Balding goes on to say “success is guaranteed as long as the students play their part”.
“Our main purpose is to help students walk straight into a university setting and begin classes straight away,” added Balding.
The Language Company works with teachers who are highly skilled in different methods of teaching English, but the company goes far beyond teaching the English language. Classes of the American culture include trips to Six Flags, rafting, visiting the state capital and getting the students used to speaking with native speakers. Balding also has invited all Texas Wesleyan students to join the international students for conversation hour every Tuesday, for free snacks, games and to learn about new cultures.
This session takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the lounge area next to the Language Company office, which is located in the Stella Russell Hall. For more information on the Language Company please contact or (817)531-2991.