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Size

The school size is a good indication of atmosphere. In a small school, you will be able to get to know other people quickly and you will be able to keep up-to-date easily with everything that's happening. A large school will offer you more extra-curricular activities but the atmosphere in it will be more impersonal.

Small schools

(between 30 and 60 students)

Small schools have the advantage of enjoying a familiar and relaxed atmosphere. It is easier to have contact with other students as there are fewer classes and none with more than 10 students in each. In addition, the teachers have more time to give individual attention to students and in this way, their performance in class can be evaluated well. However, not all of the levels, types of courses and certificates are available and the leisure programme is less dense than a large school.

Medium-sized schools

(between 60 and 100 students)

Medium-sized schools combine the advantages of large and small schools as the atmosphere remains personal between the teachers and the students plus you find all of the levels and types of courses known on the market, the facilities are well-developed and there is no shortage of leisure activities. On the other hand, certain certificates may not be represented in the schools.

Large schools

(between 100 and 300 students, even more)

In a large school, you will find everything you're looking for concerning the types of courses and language exams. The levels are distributed well but the classes can be a bit too big sometimes and the teachers have less time to have one-to-one discussions with students. On the other hand, you will find state-of-the-art facilities and the extra-curricular activities are very varied. This type of school can appear to be a bit impersonal at the beginning but if you stay active, you will get to know other people quickly. The advantage of large schools is that you will meet people of every nationality.