French, English, Spanish, Italian

French, English, Spanish, Italian

Rules About Rules

When students begin to learn a foreign language, they are often confronted with large amounts of rules that they cannot integrate coherently. This is because the knowledge foundation is missing. Since schools have time and curriculum constraints, sometimes it isn't possible for teachers to thoroughly explain the rules and their exceptions in detail, let alone have the time to go over them with students who are having difficulties.

What We Offer

We work with students to develop a systematic way of viewing language, This provides them with a basic structure that they can use in stressful situations. It is important that they can practice the rules and internalize them through a range of contexts and realistic examples.

Learning Vocabulary

Developing a strong vocabulary is one of the most important parts of learning another language, It can also be an arduous and dull task for many pupils. The problems that students often have with foreign languages can often be traced to the absence of a solid vocabulary base. There are many simple exercises that we use to avoid these issues.

What We Offer

We show students a variety of science-based strategies that make vocabulary learning more interesting and more effective. Instead of just focusing on reading and repetition to memorize words, we encourage more effective learning by placing words directly into sentences. It is also possible to play vocabulary games similar to 'Connect Four'.

Developing a Feel for the Language and the Culture

Learning a foreign language can seem abstract and tedious to many students. They may also experience a sense of shame when they slip up in their speech. These aspects make it difficult to progress and truly understand a language. In many classes, very little is said about the culture behind the language, making it even harder for students to develop a relationship with it.

What We Offer

We believe that it is important for students to get used to speaking spontaneously in the new language. We provide a safe environment where mistakes aren't ridiculed, helping students to grow their confidence when speaking. We also teach with real life examples, such as news articles, broadcasts and radio programs in English. Students can use these contextual examples to boost their motivation for learning the language.