Grammar and vocabulary are the foundations of language, but instruction shouldn't stop there. The goal of our lessons is to create a meaningful exchange of ideas between students and teachers. We focus on activities that develop real-world speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills that apply directly to the student's work. And because how we act is as important to communication as what we say, students also learn what behavior is appropriate in various social and business settings.
Every individual has a unique ability to learn. Some students learn best by reading, others by listening, and others by doing activities. We don’t assume that “one size fits all” – our job is to help each student discover the activities that will make learning relevant and fun. No matter what form the lesson material takes, it is our experience that information is easier to retain if it is delivered in the way the student prefers to learn.
We’ve worked with many students who feel they are “stuck” and unable to progress further in their English language learning. Often this is because students are afraid of saying the wrong thing, which keeps them from trying to push ahead. Our goal is to create an environment where students feel free to make mistakes and gain confidence to try. A little bit of confidence goes a long way toward getting students “unstuck.” We’ve seen again and again that each small success leads to greater confidence and, eventually, greater proficiency in the language.