We start with the obvious: language allows us to communicate. Therefore, our method has a clear focus on communication. When students are immersed in the language they want to learn, everything they learn in class applies in different real life contexts all the time. This constant exposure communicates the need for strong motivation and, therefore, greatly increases their chances of learning.
1. Warming up
* First 25 minutes.
* Conversation on everyday topics (weather, food, activities, news of current events).
Goals of the warming up:
* Discover the previous knowledge of students.
* Incorporate useful vocabulary related to everyday things.
* Create a relaxed and supportive environment for language learning.
* The teacher presents a project that fits the contents of the Common European Framework according to the different levels of language of the students.
* The project has a real purpose and a final product so that students learn based on a specific need.
* Students develop the project during the class with the teacher’s permanent guide.
Goals of the project:
* Learn the language from a specific need, based on the students’ interest.
* Incorporate the language tools (grammar, expressions, pronunciation) needed to develop the project.
* Achieve real and communicatively meaningful results from daily learning.
3. Time to relax
Last minutes: conversation on topics more specific than the first part:
* Activities of the students after the class.
*Plans for the weekend.
* Any cultural event you have been to or will attend.
Goals of this stage:
* The student can relax, always practicing the language.
Last 5 minutes: Students evaluate the class.
Goals of the self-evaluation:
* The student becomes aware of the learning process.
* Evaluate how much and how it was learned.
* Guide student learning.
* Design the classes according to the needs of the students.
* Make a personalized follow-up of the students’ learning process.