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Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

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49-51 Princetown Road , Belfast (view map)
96% (8 reviews)

About Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

We do not offer a typical course or even an intensive course with a few extra hours per week. With these options you inevitably speak your native language in your free time.
We offer TOTAL IMMERSION WITH 100% ENGLISH GUARANTEED.
You live with us and another teacher in our house/guesthouse in Bangor, near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
We, the owners, Gavin and Sonia, are professional teachers but additional teachers come to our house/guesthouse to teach.
This means we have the energy to offer you

12+ hours per day WITH TEACHERS AND MAX 4 STUDENTS PER TEACHER.

· Classes according to level (17.5 hours)

· Meals with teachers

· Study-trips with teachers

Better value for money than any similar Immersion Course.

Bangor is a beautiful town of 70,000 on the coast 30 mins from Belfast but we are the only Language school in Bangor.





Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Water sports

Activities

  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Dancing
  • Culture Shock presentation
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Architecture
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Sauna / Wellness
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film

Accommodation

  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Host family accommodation

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Courses

General English

94% 7 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside, Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Academic preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge CPE, SAT Prep

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

English online

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Professional English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Tailor made English courses

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Summer Courses

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Teacher Training

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

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Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

The best place to learn English

Hi!

I have been in MovingOn Courses for 4 weeks to improve my English.
The first day is always the most difficult because is a big change but Gavin, Sonia, Karen and the other students make it easier, actually, in a few hours with them you feel at home.

I recommend this course because is the best choice to learn English. Why? The total immersion in English.
Every morning (except weekends) there are classes with a few students and the teacher: Karen, Bryan or Amy, all of them are very good teachers.
In these classes you can practise your vocabulary, grammar (especially the phrasals verbs, hahaha), and, of course, your listening and speaking. You are in a very small group, so you will talk a lot and listen your classmates as well.
Between classes you have a small break to go to the toilet or go to the kitchen and keep talking with the teachers while you eat something or take a relaxing cup of tea!
Some afternoons, you can go to the study trips with Karen and sometimes with Sonia too. In these study trips you can know more about the history, traditions and culture of Northern Ireland, or leave Bangor to enjoy the nature and the wonderful landscape of Ireland.

In spite of the other students speak the same language as me, we have always talked in English to each other, and only I can say that I have learnt a lot with them as well. Everybody knows that the purpose of this course is learn English, so nobody talks in other language, only ENGLISH!

About Bangor, is a little village near Belfast and is very difficult hear Spanish or other language in the street so is a very good opportunity to talk in English to local people. Almost all people are very kind and they will try to speak with you slowly If you need it.

And finally, I would like to tell that Sonia is an excellent cook, all the food are delicious and really, you eat very balanced and healthy food!

Thanks a lot for this experience, I hope repeat it soon.
Greetings from Mallorca.

Javier.

posted 1 month ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

Experiencia fantástica!

Yo pasé dos semanas en la escuela. Iba con mucho miedo porque mi nivel era muy bajo, pero desde la primera cena Sonia y Gavin me ayudaron a coger confianza y animarme a que me explicara en inglés y oye conseguía decir cosas que no yo pensaba que podía.

Los profesores muy bien, explican fenomenal, yo estuve con Amy y Cairin. Tienen mucha paciencia con nosotros, las clases son muy reducidas y muy personalizadas.

Por las tardes hacíamos excursiones. Sonia y Cairin nos explicaban cosas muy interesantes del país y nos enseñaron lugares preciosos que por nuestra cuenta no hubiéramos ido.

La convivencia con el resto de alumnos muy buena, la gente muy tolerante y respetable.

La verdad es que mi experiencia fue maravillosa, solo tengo buenas palabras. Es una inmersión de verdad y aunque al principio es un poco duro enseguida ves resultados y eso te motiva a seguir.

Espero poder repetir la experiencia.

Un saludo

posted 2 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

Excelente!

Estuve un mes en esta academia en Irlanda del Norte, llegue con mucho miedo ya que mi nivel de inglés era 0, el primer día fue extremadamente duro pero poco a poco veía como me iba soltando. Las profesoras geniales Karen, Amy y Teal. Ellas tienen diferente nacionalidad y prácticas diferentes acentos. Yo no tengo queja por nada Sonia y Gavin muy amables, la estancia fue muy confortable y mi nivel de inglés subió bastante, solo pude estar un mes y en cuanto pueda volver a irme. Recomiendo 100% esta academia!!!! Lo pase en grande ☺️

posted 2 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied Tailor made English courses

The best academy

Excellent place to learn and perfect English. I spent a week in an crash course and I improved my English level. I loved the family atmosphere of movingoncourses. It's like being at home. Thank you

posted 2 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

An amazing experience!

I couldn´t improve my level of english in Spain and that was the reason why I took up a course in Aston Academy during 10 weeks. This course provides a full experience in another country and a real immersion english course.

The academy is in Bangor, a village where you can find many facilities such as cinema, shops, coffeshops, pubs, good walks close to the coast, some hills around... The house is also good situated, and the rooms are clean and comfortable.

A highlight was that I spent all the time speaking in english because I was living with three different teachers, and from Monday to Friday, two more came to teach us. They are from different countries what was a really good feature for improving my listening. As the course is in an english speaking country, in my spare time I practised my english as well.

Moreover, the price was also good, I consider it the best value for money due to the food is included, the number of students per class (maximum 4) and the wide range of posibilities they offer.

On the whole, I would definitely recommend this course to everyone who is thinking about learning english abroad. For me, it was the best way to improve my english.

posted 2 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Finland   

studied General English

Immersion course

This is an excellent course for beginner-intermediate level students. The guesthouse is cosy and the teachers are great. The total immersion idea is wonderful, and students can improve their English in a safe and encouraging environment. The food was really good, and the atmosphere was very nice.

posted 6 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

My experience

ENGLISH
On 1st of October in 2017, I went to Moving on courses in Bangor and I stayed for one month in the Northern Ireland.
My first day was a little difficult because I was very nervous and I didn’t know If I would be able to understand them, for example, when I arrived and I asked the ticket clerk in the train station for a ticket and I didn’t understand anything, because the Belfast people have a strong accent and I had a very low level in English.
When I was in front at the hotel I was very nervous, but when I arrived Gavin and Sonia was waiting for me and they explained everything to me about Moving on courses and they prepared a special dinner and during the dinner I met with Luis (the other student).
My first class was with Amy, she is very friendly and I liked her class a lot because I could understand a lot of the words and the class was very interesting and fun.If a had some questions or I couldn’t understand her, I could ask her without any problems.
Then on Wednesday I had my first class with Teal and I liked it too, because she was very friendly and she is very patient similar to Amy. With Teal you can listen a different accent because she is from Canada.
Two days during the week, we had a trip with Sonia, Karen or Roberta. We went to different towns near to Bangor and we went to visit the important and beautiful places in Belfast. During the journey in the car, we were playing a game and we practised our speaking a lot.
When we arrived, they explained all the history of that place and after that, we went to a pub and we reviewed all the vocabulary that we learnt during the trip.
At lunch and dinners we were speaking with Gavin and Sonia and they corrected our mistakes to improve our English.
The last day in Moving on courses I noticed an improvement because I could understand the Belfast people and I improved my speaking a lot.
Nowadays, I continue to keep in contact with them because for personals reasons I needed to return to Barcelona but I continue my classes with Amy, Teal and Karen by Skype.

ESPAÑOL
El 1 de Octubre de 2017 fui a Bangor (Irlanda del Norte) a estudiar inglés durante un mes.
Mi primer día fue bastante difícil, iba con miedo de no saber si podría entender el acento que tienen los irlandeses del norte. Por ejemplo, cuando llegué a la estación del tren, no pude entender casi nada de lo que me decía el taquillero. Debido a que tenia un nivel de ingles bastante bajo y el acento de aquella persona era bastante cerrado.
Cuando estaba enfrente del hotel me puse bastante nervioso, pero cuando decidí entrar Gavin y Sonia me estaban esperando y me explicaron todo el funcionamiento de MovingOnCourses y además me prepararon una cena especial para que conociera a los demás estudiantes que estaban allí en aquel momento.
Mi primera clase fue con Amy, ella es muy simpática y me gustaba mucho hacer clases con ella porque habla de una manera para que todo el mundo la pueda entender y tiene mucha paciencia con los estudiantes. Además, no tenía miedo de preguntarle si no la entendía, porque no tenía ningún problema en repetirme o en buscar otra manera para expresarse más sencilla.
El miércoles tuve mi primera con Teal, ella también es muy amable y simpática, igual que Amy. Gracias a Teal puedes escuchar un Acento procedente de Canadá y asífamiliazarte con los diferentes acentos.
Dos días a la semana realizábamos excursiones por los diferentes pueblos cerca de Bangor e íbamos a Belfast, Donde allí Sonia Roberta y Karen te explicaban la historia de Irlanda del Norte y podías Practicar mucho tu expresión lingüística en inglés. Después de la excursión íbamos a un bar donde revisábamos todas las expresiones que y el vocabulario que habíamos aprendido durante el viaje.
Durante las comidas y las cenas, estábamos con Gavin y Sonia donde les escuchábamos hablar ingles y nos enseñaban a hablar correctamente.
El último día que estuve con ellos pude apreciar una gran mejoría en mi inglés, sobre todo tenía mucha facilidad para entenderles y para poder comunicarme con ellos.
En la actualidad por motivos personales tuve que regresar a España, pero continúo realizando clases de inglés con Teal, Karen y Amy vía Skype.

posted 6 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

Wonderful experience,

At first i was nervous because the course is 100% English and it is prohibited to speak any other language. After a few days you get used to it and i did not have to pay any fines 
I recommend the course because it is different to other courses. You live in the same house as Sonia, Karen and Gavin but also with other students. Other teachers come to the house for classes and so you have different accents. They are friendly but strict. The teachers correct you when you make mistakes and they are always teaching new words .
There is a maximum of 4 students in class but some weeks i had private classes because my level was different . I did not have to pay any extra .
You also have meals with the teachers. Sonia is from Belfast but she cooks international food and cooks very well.
In the afternoon you go on a study-trip. A teacher drives and you visit local tourist places. After the trip you go to a pub or cafe and review our mistakes and the new vocabulary.
The giant’s causeway is very far to go for one afternoon but you can go on a bus tour from Belfast at the weekend.
In bangor there are no Spanish people. The marina is one minute and you can go jogging for the coast.
Choose MovingOn Courses if you want to practice all day 
Spanish
Al principio estaba un poco nervioso porque era un curso 100% en ingles y no se podia hablar otra lengua. Despues de pocos dias me aconstumbre al curso y no tube que pagar nada por hablar en otra lengua.
Te recomiendo este curso porque tu vives en la misma casa que Sonia Gavin y Karen pero ademas convives con otros estudiantes.
Otras profesoras vienen cada dia, lo bueno es la variedad de acentos que tu puedes escuchar porque las profesoras son de todo el mundo.
Ellos son simpaticos pero estrictos y te corrigen muy amenudo y te ensenan nuevas palabras. Esto te permite aprender y a la vez pasartelo bien.
El numero maximo de estudiantes por clase es 4 pero algunas semanas tu tienes clase privada si tu nivel es diferente del de los otros estudiantes. Sonia es de Belfast pero ella cocina muy bien y comida de todo el mundo. Creo que nunca habia probado una comida tan variada en un mismo sitio.
Por la tarde tienes las Study Trips donde tu visitaras un sitio local y despues iras a revisar el vocabulario de la excursion en un pub o Bar.
The Giant's Causeway esta muy lejos para vistarlo en una tarde pero tu puedes ir el fin de semana en autobus desde Belfast. En Bangor no hay hispanoablantes por lo que tu tienes que hablar ingles. La casa esta situada a un minuto del puerto y tu puedes hacer ejercicio cerca de la costa.
Elige MovinOn Courses si quieres mejorar tu ingles con garantia. No me defraudaron a mi y a ti tampoco te defraudaran.

posted 7 months ago

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