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Language Courses in Geneva and Vaud
Enroll in a language course in which everyone is active for one hundred percent of the time, and everyone actually speaks for about forty percent of it. Join a course in which students are not inhibited because there is no audience effect; in which students work in small classes of two independently of those around them; in which all the students know what to do and how to do it at all times. Join a language course where a teacher coaches the students towards their objectives.
My Linguistics provides language courses aimed, first and foremost, at helping students improve their communication skills. Whether for personal or business needs, we focus on helping our students use the language rather than learn about the language.
We provide language training courses around the Swiss Leman region. Our training courses focus on helping our students improve their communication skills. To improve their spoken communication, students must first and foremost practice speaking. Our classes focus on helping our students speak as from the first course. Rather than learn about the language, students learn to use and acquire it intuitively. We divide our time between teaching, research, and course development to provide optimal langue training services.
Why Our Method Works
Our method is built around a core question: What is the most efficient approach to learning languages in a classroom? Our solution to this question is built around several fundamental considerations. Integrating the following considerations into each lesson creates an atmosphere conducive to language acquisition.
The student must use the language
For a student to learn how to speak, they must first and foremost Speak. It is inconceivable that a student learns how to speak solely by reading or writing. In a typical 1-hour course split between 1 teacher and 10 students, a single student may speak for 3 minutes, if not less. Our method, therefore, focuses on creating an environment where each student speaks for at least 40 percent of the class.
Lowering the audience effect
The audience effect can be described as the student’s inhibition to practice speaking when around an audience. Many students feel that those around them will judge them if they make mistakes. In a classroom, the teacher is also seen as a significant audience. By dividing students into groups, we lower this constraining factor. The teacher will move from group to group, offering help and advice.
When working in pairs, students will no longer feel inhibited by the presence of others and will no longer feel inhibited by the presence of a teacher.
Personal motivation is a powerful tool when learning a language. The method used, and the teacher, are essential to help keep students motivated. A boring method will result in a loss of motivation; an overly convoluted method will also result in a loss of motivation. Our approach presents a diverse range of exercises and keeps students continually active.
By placing the students into groups, the student is forced to participate and will not be lost at the back end of a class. Students are also presented with materials on par with their current level.
Understandable and pertinent content
For students to acquire a language, they must understand what they are hearing and be presented with content that will be useful to their daily use. A student with little to no exposure to a language will not understand complex texts or concepts. Simply being spoken to will not help the student learn. The method and teacher must present information so that it is understandable and relevant to the student.
Long terms subconscious memory
Our ability to speak our first or second language is innately linked to our subconscious long-term memory. Our classes focus on providing students with content via a set of exercises built to target and improve language acquisition through their subconscious long-term memory.
Acquire the language, not learn about the language
In contrast to many methods, we focus on helping the student acquire the language rather than learn about the language. Students are taught to use the language to give them autonomy when communicating. Traditional classes focus on teaching students about the language, typically grammar. The issue is that this is done through memorization exercises, targeting short-term conscious memory. Unless the student is interested in grammar, this may lower the student’s motivation and is not optimal for subconscious long-term retention.
Have a good time!
This is probably the most important condition. Relax and have fun! A lot of serious people have put a lot of serious time into creating the course so that you can enjoy each lesson. So, have fun and enjoy the classes.
The Method FAQ
Why learn with us?
A method based on improving communication
Learn to use the language, not about the language.
Students participate 100 % of the time and speak 40 %. Students, therefore, acquire the language faster than in traditional classrooms.
Classes in Geneva and Vaud
Students can take courses directly in our offices in central Geneva, 5 minutes from the train station, or we can provide onsite classes in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud.
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