Direct Method English – why is our course perfect for you?
Do you have a new job, new friends, are you moving to a new country? With this course there are a lot of possibilities ahead of you! See for yourself why it is worth signing up for a Lingo conversational course today!
Direct Method books have been specially developed by teachers with many years of experience. They are modern, designed to give students as much information as possible in an attractive way. Thanks to this method you will learn how to communicate and think in English effectively.
The advantages of the conversational course at Lingo are:
- four times faster rate of the teacher’s delivery compared to other courses (about 230 words of the teacher per minute),
- active participation of students in classes – calling for statements about 18-20 times in one lesson,
- grammar used in practical context,
- lack of monotonous reading, listening lessons or grammar exercises,
- high efficiency of the method,
- learning in the time you pay for without having to practise at home,
- ATTRACTIVE PRICES – from just £6 per clock hour!
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Fast, dynamic pace of the lesson – each student is called up on average 18-20 times during one lesson
More static, monotonous classes, where the student has the opportunity to speak only a few times during the lesson
The greatest emphasis on the lesson is on learning how to fluently in full sentences
A significant part of the lesson is taken up by reading, writing and listening to a recording from the CD
The teacher delivers at a native speaker’s rate of speech or faster (about 230 words per minute) to “tame” the ears of the students with the natural tempo at which the language is used every day
The teacher often slows downs their words, trying to be more understandable for the learners
The teacher expects the answer from the students immediately after asking the question, giving the learners no time to think, thus giving the students the ability to build on their speech automatically, without thinking
The lecturer gives the learners time to think about the answer, which allows them to think in their mother tongue and then translate the speech into the foreign language
The student works primarily in the lesson, the repetition of the material is so much that the material is sufficiently fixed without the need to ask for homework and thereby overloading the student with additional work
The student works a lot at home – doing homework is usually the basis and condition for effective participation in the next lesson in the classroom
The course is less expensive financially – the student learns only for the lessons which he pays for
During the lesson, the student often works independently with the textbook, hence doing the work he could do at home and not in the time for which he pays
There is no monotonous reading, listening sections and grammar exercises
Too much of a focus on grammar, which is a waste of time for a person who wants to learn fluent communication in a foreign language
The grammar is taught in a practical way, without the need to learn rules by heart, and after a moment practised on real examples, then recorded in dozens of examples in speech
Grammar is often taught out of context, with too few exercises to fix it
It takes into account the fact that language learning is not strictly an academic subject, but a skill based on repetitions, on continuous exercises (such as learning to play a musical instrument)
A learner often approaches learning a language like learning subjects such as chemistry, biology or mathematics, while understanding the rules governing language is not enough to be able to use it fluently
A high level of efficiency and a four times faster learning pace
A long time to learn with no guarantee of reaching a certain level
The CD included with the manual contains an average of 20 hours of recordings
The CD included with the manual contains an average of 1-2 hours of recordings
You don’t know from what level to start learning?
During our open days you will have the opportunity to talk to the teacher and assess your language skills. However, you can already familiarize yourself with the general skills that a student should have at a given level.
You are at the BEGINNER level if you can:
- understand and use colloquial expressions and very simple statements about the specific needs of everyday life,
- formulate questions about your private life, for example, about the place where you live, the people you know and the things you have and answer these kinds of questions,
- introduce yourself and others,
- conduct a simple conversation, provided that the other person speaks slowly, clearly and ready to help.
You are at the BASIC level if you can::
- understand statements and frequently used phrases related to topics of everyday life (for example, basic information about a person and their family, shopping, environment, work),
- communicate in routine situations, requiring only direct exchange of opinions on familiar topics,
- in a simple way to describe where you are from and the environment in which you live, as well as discuss issues related to the most important needs of everyday life.
You are on a MEDIUM-ADVANCED level if you can:
- Understand the importance of the main messages in clear, standard statements that relate to the issues and events known to you that are typical of work, school, leisure time, etc.
- to deal with most communication situations that may happen while traveling in a region where the language is spoken,
- create simple, consistent oral or written statements on topics that you know or are interested in,
- describe experiences, events, hopes, dreams and intentions, briefly justifying or explaining your opinions and plans.
You are at a HIGHER MEDIUM-ADVANCED level if you can:
- understand the meaning of the main message threads contained in complex texts on specific and abstract topics, including understanding technical discussions in the field of their specialty,
- on a wide range of topics – formulate clear and detailed oral and written statements, as well as explain their position on matters being discussed, considering the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions.
You are on the ADVANCED level if you can:
- understand a wide range of difficult texts, noticing the hidden meanings, expressed indirectly,
- speak fluently, spontaneously, without too much difficulty finding the right wording,
- be free to use the language in social, educational or professional contacts,
- formulate clear, well-structured and detailed oral or written statements.
You are on the CURRENT level if you can:
- easily understand virtually everything you hear or read,
- summarize information from various written or spoken sources in a consistent way reproducing the theses and explanations contained therein,
- express your thoughts smoothly, spontaneously and precisely, subtly differentiating shades of meaning even in more complex statements.