It is a common knowledge that nowadays higher education is extremely necessary for every modern specialist. If you are already made up your mind and decide to study for degree, there is one more difficult decision you have to make – is to choose the place where you will spend next 5 years. Generally speaking, there are at least 4 options to think about. I mean such educational institutions as a language school, the Open University or the so-called distance teaching, a usual university, and a great number of colleges.
In my opinion, if someone wants to learn a language very quickly the best way is to enroll at a language school. As a rule such a school is able to provide you with a wide range of modern language-teaching facilities. Moreover, if you have nowhere to live a school can offer you an accommodation with a family which includes bed and breakfast. However there is a considerable disadvantage about the language school: the price of studying in it is too high and only
few people can afford it.
It is a well known fact that nowadays a lot of parents especially in Britain and America prefer to send their children to private colleges. Actually, entering such an educational institution one has to be ready to follow its rather strict rules and wear the uniform.
To my mind, the greatest advantage about private colleges or schools is that the level of education is very high there. As a rule, after leaving a private college one can easily enter any university he or she wants.
Today Open Universities have become very popular, but I think studying in such universities takes more time and efforts that in any other place. The main difference is that you study at home and to make some progress you have to do a great deal of hard work on your own. But on the other hand it is very easy to apply to the Open University. What is more, you can get a personal tutor who will be making the assessments of your abilities and will help you to avoid mistakes. Besides, the prices here are quite reasonable, and those who have low incomes can be provided with grants.
So, I think it is an important and difficult decision to choose where you will study. A person should think about all advantages and disadvantages of all types of universities.