PERSONALIZED EDUCATION

EUROPEAN HOMESCHOOLING

~ FRENCH ~ ITALIAN ~ ENGLISH/ESL ~ SAT, ACT,  AP, TOEFL, STAAR, PSAT, LSAT, GRE ~ ART ~

various locations, in-home, online 

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Welcome To Subject-Immersion Training!

 

“Our personalized programs are micromanaged to offer versatile options that fulfill all your educational needs. We can accommodate each student’s hectic schedule, and our  finely-tuned policies allow all students to receive effective individual support for their best performance while truly enjoying their learning.”

Gabrielle Anderson, Program Director and Teacher

Excellent international services since 1992

 

  • Executive language courses (French, Italian, English)

  • College tutoring

  • High School Test Prep

  • European Homeschooling for children aged 3-13 (French/Italian)

  • Travel courses (“survival” French, Italian, English)

  • European languages and cultures: French, Italian, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish 

 European Curriculum

Our European classical education curricula are non-religious per se, and devoid of fundamentalist religious worldviews. The basic curriculum (personalized for each student) also leaves open the possibility for Christian units to be inserted with every lesson, for parents who prefer a Classical Christian approach that would be substantially more sophisticated than the regular school variety; courses may include intros to Latin and/or Hebrew language study, if needed.

These European programs are outstandingly intellectual and include studies from the Greek/Roman eras, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the 19th century European literatures, emphasizing — and analysing the importance of — all major writers of fiction and poetry studied in France, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, and Norway (the student can also opt for specialized courses in some Russian and East-European authors)The European method we employ is integrative; thus, the student will become familiar with European history, geography, and regional cultures while primarily studying classical European authors.

The European-style curricula offered by DIPLOMAT Languages Inc. are ideal for ambitious high-IQ U.S. students who plan to apply at 1st tier U.S. colleges or to study abroad. Parents are advised to consider bilingual classes in one Latin-based language (preferably French or Italian) with the classical education package they will choose for their children.

We offer curricula that incorporate the study of major European writers along with the underlying perspectives from the Greek mythology, other religions, and with essential texts (analyses by James Frazer, Joseph Campbell, and Mircea Eliade). Each personalized curriculum can also be adjusted to focus on traditional non-fundamentalist references based on the Christian Bible and Jewish Bible texts.

What is subject-immersion education?

The immersion training method is used in foreign service training and diplomatic schools for language instruction. American and foreign students are often tested according to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) guidelines on a scale of 1/basic knowledge to 5/college-level native fluency. This type of instruction is delivered through a micromanaged plan combining personalized texts, cultural information, grammatical charts, and philological approaches. Our immersion programs are designed for multiple subjects and interdisciplinary study, as well as for foreign language study. 

Subject-immersion education differs significantly from traditional education, and the results are superior for those students who adhere to the intensive rhythm of study. For example, with Italian, French or English foreign-service-style immersion instruction, students can become fluent and culturally-versed within 3 months. Such programs include: rigorous material, personalized lessons, original text sources; one-on-one and online instruction.

Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Grapevine, Plano, Colleyville, Westlake, Keller, Highland Park, University Park, Frisco, McKinney, Flower Mound, Irving, Arlington, Las Colinas, Coppell, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Richardson, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Northwood, Bent Tree, Rockwall, Denton, Louisville, Grand Prairie, etc.

Some of our teachers are available for  6-month immersion programs and 1-year homeschooling in California and in New York . 

 

To schedule a FREE 30min. consultation (+ an optional free test) contact Gabrielle Anderson

diplomaticlanguageschool@verizon.net

214-402-3965

 

Language Immersion programs and  short-term courses

beginner, intermediate, advanced 

 

  click FRENCH     ITALIAN      ENGLISH

  • immersion language programs (explanations in English, diplomatic-school method)

  • comparative English/target-language orientation

  • cultural immersion, shortcuts to free conversation

  • personalized vocabulary (travel, cuisine, history, politics, media, literature, etc)

EUROPEAN ART AND PAINTING   click  Teacher’s Gallery

Test Preparation Immersion Programs

SAT BOOT CAMP (intensive immersion instruction, one-on-one and online)

Revised SAT/English Test Prep program, 2016

SUBJECTS:

READING COMPREHENSION, (CREATIVE) WRITING, VOCABULARY, CRITICAL THINKING, VERBAL REASONING, ANALYTICAL WRITING, LITERARY ANALYSIS, CRITICAL READING, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, and ESL/ACCENT REDUCTION

TOEFL, ILR tests, IELTS

SSAT, PSAT, ACT EXPLORE, ISEE, ECAA, AABL, CPAA, CTP, WrAP

LSAT, GRE 

 

Test Preparation in Advanced Placement (AP) 

AP FRENCH Language and Culture

AP ITALIAN Language and Culture

AP ENGLISH Language and Composition

AP ENGLISH Literature and Composition

AP World History

AP U.S. History

AP European History

AP Art History

AP Human Geography

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NEW

WELL-ROUNDED HOMESCHOOLING

3-month Homeschooling programs

Monday-Sunday

Core Curriculum

10 hours, weekly program

4 hours English

Grammar, Literature, Writing, Test prep. STAAR/SSAT/SAT, etc

2 hours French or Italian

Language, Culture, History

2 hours Humanities

2 hours History and Geography

 

Art, Character Building, and Physical Health

6 hours, weekly program

1 h. 30min. Classical Painting (Oil, Acrylic); or Intro to Drawing and Art Theory

(Girls only) 2 hours Personal-training Aerobics; Flamenco rhythms or Ballet/Yoga exercising

1 h 30 minutes Character Building (Reading Comprehension based on 16th c. -19th c. European Classics)

(Girls Only) 1 hour French or Italian Fashion and Etiquette

visual materials and colloquium about healthy nutrition, beauty concepts, good style, manners

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click HOMESCHOOLING

  • STAAR curricula and personalized Classical Education (private curricula)

  • Humanities, Grammar, Literature, Social Studies

  • Test Preparation (all K12 English tests)

  • Comprehensive Reading

  • Essay Writing and Creative Writing, Vocabulary

  • Public Speaking, Spelling, Phonics

  • World History, Geography

  • Drama, Arts, Calligraphy

  • Ethics and Character Building through classical literature

  • World Religions and Bible Studies (+ Latin and/or Hebrew)

  • Painting click Teacher’s Galleryclassical, naive/folk, abstract  + art theory

  • Customized Subject-Immersion curricula

Depending on your child’s interests, the homeschooling program could be tailored to include authentic (Italian) MONTESSORI workshops, ORTON-GILLINGHAM approaches, and French methods along with bilingual art studies in French. Italian, ESL/English, and other languages.

click Gifted and Talented, Special Needs

 

College Project Assistance

Essay/Thesis Writing, Creative Writing, (International) Business, Public Speaking, European Studies, U.S. Studies, International Affairs Studies, Classics, Literature, Politics, History, Comparative Literature Studies, Regional / Comparative History Studies, Philology, Arts, Social Studies, Career Coaching, World Religions, and Philosophy

European Studies Courses   

Customized curricula in European studies are designed to teach any of the subjects offered under Homeschooling and College Project Assistance categories (e.g. European History, European Art, European Literature, etc). Each course may include bilingual subjects,  linguistic and cultural studies in FRENCH, ITALIAN, ENGLISH (U.K.), ROMANIAN, SPANISH, RUSSIAN, GERMAN, NORWEGIAN, and PORTUGUESE.

 

Translation

ENGLISH to/from FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, NORWEGIAN, PORTUGUESE, ROMANIAN, RUSSIAN, and SPANISH

  • Simultaneous/Conference interpreting

  • Document translation (law, science, media, business, linguistics, psychology, art, etc)

  • Literary translation

  • Voice-over

  • Phone interpretation services

  • Translation/Interpreting Immersion Courses

Specialized European-style courses

 

Gifted and Talented Children (GT)

Parents could choose target-talent classes along with competitive U.S. and European curricula. Some curricula are built around the authentic (Italian) MONTESSORI method and may cover Italian language and/or Italian arts training as well. Other courses are geared towards bilingual French-English instruction, and could rely on French educational tools to develop students’ intellectual skills.

Students of various ages have the opportunity to choose from several unique options in order to deepen their overall skills. They will acquire hands-on experience and discover their own talents through classical readings, creative writing, public speaking, and drawing/painting practice. Lessons can be studied with pleasure in a relaxed ambiance for uninterrupted 2-hour sessions (and up to 6-hour sessions/day). In the past, students have often enjoyed  meeting each other through our Art Events, Culinary Events, and museum field trips.

 

“If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind? (…) We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.” (Maria Montessori, La Mente del Bambino, Mente Assorbente  published by Garzanti, 1952)

 

Each curriculum is designed around core subjects of personal interest in consultation with the student’s parents, and is based on brief preliminary tests. Such study plans might end up being very complex, and can emphasize one or more of the following: Literature and Character Building, Classics, Grammatical Analysis, Rhetoric, Esthetics, Symbolism Study, Conversational Skills, International Studies, Comprehensive Reading, Literary Criticism, Humanities and Human Geography, French and/or Italian, other languages, Italian and French Cinematography and Music, Bible Studies, and Calligraphy. Most courses are tailored for only one student; some courses can include up to three students.

 

Special Needs Children (ADD-ADHD)

As foreign language experts, we are using our comparative advantage to conduct international research and find out about the latest tools in ADD-ADHD teaching methodologies. The ADD-ADHD intensive immersion and homeschooling programs offered by DIPLOMAT Languages Inc. incorporate European educational tools and pursue a medication-free, natural and holistic approach to each child’s case.

 

“Is ADHD a biological-neurological disorder? Surprisingly, the answer to this question depends on whether you live in France or in the United States. In the United States, child psychiatrists consider ADHD to be a biological disorder with biological causes. The preferred treatment is also biological–psycho stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. French child psychiatrists, on the other hand, view ADHD as a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. Instead of treating children’s behavioral problems with drugs, French doctors prefer to look for the underlying issue that is causing the child distress—not in the child’s brain but in the child’s social context. They then choose to treat the underlying social context problem with psychotherapy or family counseling. This is a very different way of seeing things from the American tendency to attribute all symptoms to a biological dysfunction such as a chemical imbalance in the child’s brain. To the extent that French clinicians are successful at finding and repairing what has gone awry in the child’s social context, fewer children qualify for the ADHD diagnosis. Moreover, the definition of ADHD is not as broad as in the American system, which, in my view, tends to “pathologize” much of what is normal childhood behavior. ”

(See the upcoming book by Marilyn Wedge: Pills Are Not For Preschoolers. A Drug-Free-Approach for Troubled Kids)

Photos  by Natasha Ioffe (Student)