Whether you are learning English for pleasure, for self-improvement or to pass an exam our methods focus on you, the student.
Before starting any course we first of all carefully evaluation your level of English. You can take the first step by completing our on-line test. Depending on your level we may also ask you to take a written and oral test.
We then conduct a one to one interview where you can explain your needs, your wants and areas of interest, any lacks which you are aware of, your time constrains, be it work, university, exam dates or up and coming travel and also very important — your budget.
Combining your test results with your needs we design a tailor made course to meet your objectives within an agreed time frame.
Method 1 — Face to Face teaching
We believe this is the most effective teaching method. When student and teacher are face to face you have much stronger communication, which goes beyond the spoken word. The better the communication, the greater the involvement and commitment of the students thus leading to better results. In this situation the teacher also acts a language coach encouraging and motivating students. Courses can follow a specific course books, or if your level and needs require, pursue a more varied and personalised course. Whatever the level or course, in addition to the face to faced sessions, we advocate the importance of students exploring and discovering the English language for themselves through reading and other activities.
Method 2 — Real Time Teaching
The advent of the Internet, and moreover the increased access to cheap phone and video calls, has permitted us to offer courses where the teacher and student don't have to be physically present together. The advantages mean that there is much greater flexibility in the timetable, the student and/or the teacher can be anywhere in the world as long as they have Internet access. Whole courses can be conducted using this method but students require at least Intermediate English to communicate successfully through this medium. We have, however, found that Real Time Teaching is great supplement to the traditional Face to Face method. If for example you need to travel a lot for work, this is a fantastic method to continue your course until you have the opportunity to have your next Face to Face lesson.
Method 3 — On-line Training
If you particularly enjoy studying grammar or need to revise certain grammatical points then the perfect teaching solution is our on-line training method. We have created three distinct grammar levels, basic, intermediate and advanced. Each grammar point begins with a details explanation. There are test exercises for you to print out. When you have finished studying you can take a grammar point verification test. Your scores are recorded in your personal account, so you can build up a history of your progress. If necessary we can devise personal study plans for you to follow. Contact us for more details.
Method 4 — Integrated Teaching
Integrated Teaching is as the name suggests is an integration of all three teaching methods.