SCHOOL OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND ART

~ FRENCH ~ ITALIAN ~ ENGLISH/ESL ~ EUROPEAN STUDIES

TEST PREP: SAT, ACT,  AP, TOEFL, STAAR, PSAT, LSAT, GRE

ART /PAINTING

TRANSLATION & CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

 

various locations, in-home, online 

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Welcome To Subject-Immersion Training!

“Our personalized programs are micromanaged to offer versatile learning options. We can accommodate hectic schedules, and our  finely-tuned policies allow students to receive personalized teaching and tutoring so that they could truly enjoy their U.S. test studies or their learning of European languages and art.”

Gabrielle Anderson, Program Director and Teacher

Excellent international services since 1992

  • Executive language courses (French, Italian, English)

  • College tutoring

  • High School Test Prep

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

  • Homeschooling for students aged 2-18 (English, French, Italian)

  • Arts (Drawing/Painting, etc)

  • Interpreting & Translation: English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian/Moldavian, Spanish 

 Choose your curriculum

                      U.S. test preparation curricula 

          click  Classical Education and European Curricula

                     Art theory and practice curricula

 

         click  What is subject-immersion education?

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, cultural studies abd intros to languages: French, Italian, English (U.K.), Romanian/Moldavian, Spanish, and Norwegian.

Translation

ENGLISH to/from FRENCH, ITALIAN, ROMANIAN/MOLDAVIAN, SPANISH, NORWEGIAN

  • Simultaneous/Conference interpreting

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

  • Literary translation

  • Voice-over

  • Phone interpretation services

  • Translation/Interpreting Immersion Courses

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, and industry)

EUROPEAN ART AND PAINTING   click  Teacher’s Gallery

Test Preparation Immersion Programs

SAT BOOT CAMP (intensive immersion instruction for English only)

SUBJECTS:

READING COMPREHENSION, ESSAY 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 (English only)

 

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 History (World, U.S., European, Art)

AP Human Geography

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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, Calligraphy

  • World History, Geography

  • Art theory and Practice (Painting); Dance (Flamenco Aerobics)

  • Etiquette, Ethics and Character Building through classical literature

  • World Religions, 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

 

Specialized Programs

 

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)