How do we teach a second-language?
The Linguistic Centre’s methodology is Excelsior-L.A.M. Results from using this method are: Leadership in the vision; Adventure in the initiatives; Management in the benefits.
Through the TESOL and I.L. programs we
establish where the student is at a given moment, and where the student wants to
be in a particular time frame. The objective is to think of each class as
one step forward in the process toward better communication with the
students. Learning is made easy by synthesizing what needs to
be taught so the focus for student and teacher remains clear at all times.
The order of development of language skills should be :
a) oral comprehension
b) oral production
The student’s mother tongue constitutes his or her communication pattern of linguistic competence, method, or frame of reference. In teaching English or French, we are striving to help students construct a new and different network, and to acquire gradually a sense of right use that will constitute their new competence in a second-language.
The “I.L. Program“ is designed for the individual who wishes to improve English, French or Italian reading and writing skills. It is a one-on-one program designed to facilitate the strategies for reading and writing that work most effectively. Goals are set so the learning and the length of time for learning is at the individual’s pace and determined by the individual. Language experience in both the TESOL and the Literacy programs allows learners to compose writing even if they have difficulty getting their ideas down on paper. Through the literacy program, beginner writers can develop their own relevant reading materials. Teachers figure out what tactics the students are using when they read. Once the student has acquired a level of competence in English, French or Italian, it is important to encourage the approach that works most effectively and that the student feels most comfortable using.
An introductory program to Italian for
holiday-camp students is taught through conversation, songs and games. A
‘take-home’ teaching tool is also provided.
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Those who will benefit from this training is the business student, the adult student and the young student. Second-language programs benefit those wishing to learn English or French for the first time as well as those who already speak English and French and wish to upgrade their skills for personal satisfaction or for school requirements or business opportunities.
We teach what constitutes commercial English and French for Business (vocabulary, conversation, writing and computer English). We also teach grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening skills intended for children and adults.
The NALATIE (North American Licensing Authority for
Teachers of International English) has standardized international ESL teacher’s
qualifications and the ESL teachers are evaluated according to their