We call this method ‘RATE’. Reach, Assess, Train, Evaluate
How quickly will you learn?
All of our students are different, with different needs and learning requirements. So our language programme takes into account individual needs and the different speeds at which our students learn.
Why do learners progress at different rates?
There are many different reasons why it takes one person longer than another person to learn a foreign language. These reasons include age, mother tongue, type of personality, level of education, exposure to the language and amount of work and effort put into the learning process.
Patterns in learning a language
Some students will take longer to progress from B2 to C1 or from C1 to C2 while others will be much quicker in achieving this. Yet from experience we have seen that on average it takes longer and more effort for a learner to progress from A1 to A2 (the lowest levels) and C1 to C2 (the highest levels) than from B1 to B2 (the ‘intermediate’ levels). The reason for this is that a learner becomes a more independent user of the language at B1 level. At this level, a lot of passive vocabulary that is learned during the lower levels is activated by ‘daring’ to use the language with more people. Because of this the active learning process goes quicker.
Our learning programme, focussing on individual needs ‘RATE’
Our language programme provides each learner a programme for learning at your own pace, whether you want to progress fast or prefer to take your time.
In all of our courses, we assess each of our students at regular intervals—at the beginning, the middle and at the end of each block—so you are fully informed on progress and your goals remain in clear view for the next stage of learning.
At the end of each semester, your trainer will evaluate your learning pogress and recommend what you should do in clear and practical terms so you can progress to the next level. Some of our students will raise their language level every 10 weeks while others need a longer period of time. This individual learning process is a natural feature of language learning and it is one which we support with our unique method of language learning.
We call this method ‘RATE’ – Reach, Assess, Train, Evaluate.
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