Our main purpose is to encourage our kids to adopt the language thanks to a pedagogy based on the repetition and the sound acquisition (songs, games…). We lay a special emphasis on the use of the vocabulary and small themes sentences that are related to their own universes and according to their own level.
We focus on the development of the language level of the participant. That means the improvement of the oral expression level, as well as of the listening comprehension, and also and specifically, of the writing skills. In order to achieve that, we consider the entry level of the participants and the objectives enounced by all of them at the start of the training session.
At this stage, the most important aspect remains the acquisition of the phonetic basics (perception and pronunciation of new sounds) and the creation of automatisms in familiar contexts. Nevertheless, it is crystal-clear that according the age and the skills of the kids, the reading comprehension and the writing skills develop themselves progressively and naturally. A course booklet/diary that gathers all those elements will be given to every kid and you will have the opportunity to follow the progress that your kid makes during his/her training period.
Yes because we always adapt the content of our courses to our participant’s personality and level. Moreover, developing language skills depends on the review of the passive knowledge (exactly as for the acquisition of the native language) added to the learning of new matters.
In order to implement all our interactive learning approach, the language groups count 6 to 9 participants (except the school skill-based group: from 4 to 6). The amount of participants to the training sessions Languages + Activity varies in function of the activity.
The Intensive Challenge programme consists of grammar, lexical and phonetics objectives, via selected activities on bases of the level and interests of the participants.
The school skill-based programme is based on a full analysis of the weaknesses of the participants in connection with the skills base requested in their school year. The purpose is clearly the achievement of an exam or the remediation of important difficulties in the target-language.
Yes, more than 80% of our trainers teach their native language. The others are selected on the basis of their skills and experiences (long stay in the country where the language is spoken, linguistic environments, academic and teaching experience of that language…).
The quality of our training sessions is validated / guaranteed by our pedagogical Department and by our very high criteria that we impose when selecting our trainers. We indeed promote the trainers who benefit from a higher education and who are experienced in teaching juniors.
Three elements are part of the price of a training session:
During the training session our trainers only use the taught language to communicate with the participants. According to us, we must absolutely avoid the mother language as intermediary step in order to durably acquire a foreign language.
The training sessions Languages + Activities are always organized in French.
Do not hesitate to contact our advisors in our different centers. For every question related to the quality of the training, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.