Industry Specific Language Courses
We offer language courses aimed at your language needs specific to your working environment or personal need. Learning vocabulary that you use daily will be meaningful to you and boost your confidence. By the end of the course you will be able to build your own short basic sentences of 2 – 7 words. We do not encourage “parrot learning” of sentences but rather empower you to build your own sentences. It is important to understand what you are saying so that you may understand what is said back to you.
It takes up to two years to speak a language well but everybody has to start at the beginning. The best way to learn a language is to speak it by emerging yourself in the culture. If you wait until you are confident enough to speak it well before you start speaking it, you will never learn the language. Thus we encourage using the technique of “code switching”. This means that you will say the sentence in your mother tongue and substitute words in that sentence with the new language. Before you know it your sentences will start consisting more of your new learnt language.
Course duration: The course runs over 10 weeks, one lesson of 90 minutes per week. In addition you will need to study and practice approximately 2 hours per week.
Courses are presented by native speakers of the language. These facilitators are also qualified. The classes are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation.
Course material is provided and includes a Learner Manual, Formative Assessments, Summative Assessments and a Dictionary.
A relevant certificate will be provided to you on successful completion of the course.
Contact us if you would like to join a class in your area, subject to availability.
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