Our goal is for you to be able to apply quickly the language you are learning in an easy and confident way. We believe that languages should be learned in a natural way. The natural way is based on active communication and not on artificial cramming. For this reason we implemented the Active Method in our courses, which focus on active learning and communication skills, always better developed in smaller groups.
What is the Active Method?
The Active Method is based and derivates from active learning. It means that the students are given the opportunity to take a more interactive relationship with the teacher. They are involved in much more than listening. Less emphasis is placed on transmitting information and more on developing learners‘ speaking, writing and reading skills. Through this the learner is encouraged to generate rather than simply to receive knowledge. Our teachers create an active learning environment, because they facilitate rather than dictate.
Due to this interaction, our groups have a maximum of 6 participants and not the usual 12. Furthermore the interaction is supported when the teacher speaks your language. Our experienced and educated teachers are not only native speakers. They speak your language as well.
Why Active Method?
Researches of many universities as Washington, California and New Jersey have shown that active learning is an exceptionally effective teaching technique. Regardless of the language choice, when active learning is compared with traditional teaching methods (such as lecture), students learn more material, retain the information longer, and enjoy the class more. The Active Method motivates students to learn with the help of the instructor and other students and to be creative in their own way.
How do we implement the Active Method?
We implement the active learning techniques in our language courses in various ways. What all of them have in common is the fact of answering to each student’s learning preferences and needs. We integrate different interesting topics, debates, games, writing activities, brainstorming sessions etc. in our languages courses. This generates more concentration and improves the learner‘s speaking, writing and reading skills.