We understand the importance of an effective curriculum in helping students master the English language. Learning is more than just reading text during lessons or simply speaking. Through intensive research, experience, and careful consideration to teacher feedback, we have developed a curriculum that is both efficient as well as adaptable. Rather than making all teachers follow a "blueprint" of how a lesson should be conducted, we delegate some autonomy to teachers in allowing our curriculum to be integrated to complement each student's specific learning objectives.
The most important aspect of a private lesson is to ensure that students have opportunities to work on their pronunciation and vocabulary usage.
Exercises will be given in the first 5 minutes to encourage students to speak up and to maintain their willingness to speak as the lesson progresses.
Instructors will listen carefully to improve the student's pronunciation skills during the lesson as well.
A textbook alone cannot teach a student all the skills necessary to communicate effectively. However, it is extremely helpful in helping students gain useful grammar and vocabulary skills through expressing their thoughts on paper.
Should a student's conversational ability reach an adequate level, lessons can be manipulated to focus less on textbooks and more on communication skills. In such cases, lesson topics should be introduced to the student in advance at an earlier lesson to allow the student sufficient time to prepare and develop ideas.
This period of time should be used to discuss a word, topic, expressions, or current events that were introduced to the student in advance. Teachers should ask questions to evaluate the students understanding of the topic and to create opportunities for the student to express his/her views and opinions.
This is good in assisting students to develop necessary skills needed for them to become comfortable expressing their ideas. Interactive discussions are more effective in helping a student learn English communication skills than making the student just write down in a notebook.
In the first three sections of our curriculum, the student has been given opportunities to intensively practice new skills and to communicate effectively on specific topics.
In the last 15 minutes of the lesson, however, teachers should allow students to relax a bit more by allowing students to openly express their thoughts and opinions on topics, which are interesting for them. This is very similar to everyday conversations that occur in everyday life among company workers, family, and friends.