Our Approach

Our Teaching Philosophy

Earl Stevick once famously wrote, *‘Success (in a language learning context) depends less on materials, techniques, and linguistic analyses, and more on what goes on inside and between people in the classroom.’  Well, we couldn’t agree more. Before any learning can take place, learners need to feel safe, secured and confident; hence the primary goal for all our courses is to boost learners’ confidence.  How do we do that?

  • actively listen to their concerns and stories
  • be humble and polite in our interaction
  • offer genuine appreciation
  • encourage learners to take active part in their learning process
  • help learners observe their own progress
  • use content they enjoy
  • connect them with other like-minded learners

Some of the key highlights of our teaching philosophy are;

  • Teach the whole person NOT just one side of the brain.
  • Teach what is relevant and meaningful (for them) NOT the norm.
  • Teach to be independent and responsible NOT a repeat customer.
  • Make them confident, fluent and accurate NOT the reverse order.
  • Learn with and about the learners.

Our philosophy keeps evolving, as our knowledge, skills and experiences do.

*Stevick, E., (1980) Teaching Languages. A Way and Ways. Newbury House, Rowley, Mass.



(30-45 mins)

ZOOM sessions

  • practise skills and language systems in relevant contexts
  • improve accuracy and confidence

(15-25 mins)

LINE calls

  • general conversations
  • improve fluency and confidence

(30 mins)

GROUP discussions

  • share perspectives
  • improve fluency and confidence

(10-20 mins)

short TAKE-HOME tasks

  • review learning
  • improve accuracy and knowledge