School’s out for summer!

Or at least it is for our students from three diligent companies in Sisak.

Three companies are finishing up their tailor-made English courses at Kul IN Language Academy. Not only did they cover a lot of Business English and technical vocabulary important to their individual fields, they were also quick to put their new skills to use!

Sanela and Siniša, sales representatives from the American-based solar panel manufacturing company Sunceco, tested their English skills at the solar show Intersolar in Munich, Germany a few weeks ago, where they promoted Sunceco’s photovoltaic systems and products.

Our 15 students from the multinational, materials engineering and manufacturing company Applied Ceramics are now prepared for further training in their field in the United States, as well as networking at SEMICON shows across the globe. Denis put his English to use in a weeklong training program with foreign mentor Simon, where he learned to program in the AMADA laser cutting system.

Marinela from PISAK startup incubator is strengthening ties with the US Embassy in Croatia, with plans to bring in expert American guest lecturers to educate, stimulate, and encourage PISAK’s tenants.

So what are we up to at Kul IN Language Academy now that the days are getting longer and hotter? We’re taking everything that summer has to offer and teaching 2-week summer vacation courses for those who want a relaxing yet fulfilling summer! Both Vacation English and A Croatian Summer (a two-week course in the Croatian Language) offer morning language classes and afternoon trips and activities through the enchanting greenery of Sisak-Moslavina County.

Send in your application and reserve your spot for an experience you are sure to remember! The registration deadline for our July course is coming up next Monday, June 19th!

Testing 1, 2, 3

Kul IN Language Academy’s Business English course ended with a wonderful triumph. Sanja and Maya watched their students’ serious faces as they worked through their exams. The students thought hard and fast about grammar tenses, definitions of various business terms, and language structure during the hour-long exam. “How can I turn the verb ‘advertise’ into a noun?” “How would I define ‘retirement’ in English?”

What a relief! Stress turned to laughter as they corrected their tests as a class. The students relaxed and enjoyed apple pie from the Kul IN kitchen as they were awarded their course certificates. But we had one more test waiting — a test for Kul IN Language Academy. Each student thoughtfully filled out a course evaluation sheet and commented on the questions.

As the students returned their course evaluation sheets, Maya’s and Sanja’s faces lit up. Taking an average of all 18 detailed evaluations, the students rated Kul IN Language Academy with a score of 4.81 out of 5. Here are some highlights we are especially proud of:

  • Our professors show professionalism in class and proficiency in the English language
  • The atmosphere in the classroom is comfortable, and students aren’t shy about asking questions
  • Our courses are fun and dynamic
  • Our students feel more comfortable speaking English than they did before

But the most wonderful surprise was when the students pulled out a gift for the teachers — a certificate exclaiming “Najbolja Profesorica na Kugli Zemaljskoj” (Best Teacher in the World). That is the best compliment a teacher can receive.