Teaching methods

We offer methodological supervision of each group throughout the duration of the whole course, continuous  monitoring of the learning progress  through tests conducted at the end of each semester as well as periodic  tests and regular repetitions of course material all of which allow for regular verification of the level of participants.

Each course is enriched with a multimedia offer: audio-visual materials, CDs, DVDs, podcasts, videos and films. Due to the inclusion of the above presented media  students have  opportunity to participate in interactive lessons which from the methodological point of view accelerates and diversifies the learning process.

Each type of course and each participant requires a separate methodological approach and for this reason we diversify the training methods depending on the profile of our client. However, throughout the whole teaching process we follow the four main  teaching methods:

Audiolingual method Read more

The main goal of this method is to develop language habits in a mechanical manner through repetition, role-playing and dialogue. A  characteristic feature of this method is a ‘drill exercise’ which includes memorizing and consolidation of the language material. Linguistic errors are often corrected in order to prevent formation of erroneous language habits. This method emphasizes the development of listening , reading and writing skills and is successfully used in those lesson phases in which new material is introduced and revised through controlled  exercises all of which leads to automation of linguistic structures. In this method the presence of mother tongue is minimized.

Communication Method Read more

The aim of this method is a quick mastery of speaking and communication skills in a foreign language. During  communication exercises mistakes are allowed to be made so far as they do not contribute to misunderstanding and do not hamper speaking process . The transfer of information is highly emphasized whereas  linguistic correctness is located on the second plan. Linguistic material consists mainly of dialogues, role playing and discussions in pairs and groups. This method can be used for conversation classes and is extremely effective for people who wish to master command of foreign language in a short time. It can also be used among students who are easily discouraged by often errors or among those who have trouble in breaking the communication barrier.

Callan Method Read more

Learning is based on conversation and active participation in classes, students are randomly asked questions about various topics related to vocabulary introduced during the lesson and at the lack of time for deeper reflection – they have to provide an answer. The idea is to use only the second language without prompting students to speak in their native language. Great emphasis is placed on repetition of material and the teacher is responsible for correction of errors in students’ statements. Repetition of sentences and emphasis on correctness show that the method is based on behaviourist approach which involves learning by producing habits.

Community Language Learning Read more

In this method the use of language takes place in groups or pairs where learners communicate with each other and participate in group tasks, situational role plays, dialogues, discussions and problem solving cases. The method is designed to develop group work and communication and prepare for an interactive language communication and can be successfully applied to all group activities.

The Silent Way Read more

The method assumes that language acquisition takes place in silence, concentration and meditation. The teacher demonstrates new language material, while learners take over his role repeating the same actions and saying the same phrases in order to gradually create new ones. During the learning process, the teacher speaks less and less allowing the student to contribute more and more. The Silent Way Method applies the best results in the self-study language when the learner repeats intently heard new content language. Skillful teachers use this approach in those lesson phases when acquiring new language material requires silence and concentration.