Rigorous learning can be an enjoyable experience!

 

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 Ponte Vecchio (“The Old Bridge”), Florence

European and U.S. methods of instruction

Our competitive advantage:

  • You’ll receive the fastest results and and the most comprehensive approach in language training: independent conversation after the first 2 hours (the teacher worked with and tested diplomats in Washington D.C.; the teacher has old-school Philology credentials, unlike most language experts on the market)
  • You’ll never miss classes: minutes lost in traffic may be added to your lessons; flexible rescheduling without deadlines, M-Sun, 6AM-10PM
  • You may have lessons in our elegant European-style office (Grapevine), in your home, at a public library, or at Barnes & Noble
  • Your courses and lessons will be personalized: you may opt between traditional courses and immersion courses to fit your pace
  • You may record your classes for free
  • Transferable hours, Gift cards. and subject-transfer options

Achieving fluency fast

Have you ever been told by foreign language teachers that there is no explanation for those confusing grammatical rules…? In our immersion programs, students receive linguistic and cultural explanations for every question through basic philological training as taught in European classical programs. You will not only learn the answers to all your questions, but you will discover how such knowledge helps you learn faster and allows you to actually enjoy your learning process.  See also https://www.britannica.com/science/philology

Subject-Immersion Training

Learn like a diplomat !

Subject-immersion training strongly stimulates the student’s learning capacity. Results are seen after the first 2-hour lesson.

In diplomatic schools, immersion language programs require 6-8 hours of face-to-face classroom instruction (plus independent study) for a student to achieve fluency within 3 months. 

Our subject-immersion programs are tailored to apply the diplomatic immersion method of training to various other subjects besides foreign languages, and they require sustained individual study outside the usual 2 hours/day of classroom instruction. Other subjects compatible with immersion instruction can be: English Grammar, World History, Art, test prep, Human Geography, etc.

Our language-immersion instruction relies on the philological method* (used in top-tier European colleges) to help students achieve a better perception of the foreign materials and to memorize faster the new foreign words.

Thus, studying can be turned from a boring duty into an exciting pastime; with us, students realize that reading books is not a burden, but a privilege and a pleasure. 

 

* The word “philology” comes from Greek — φίλος (phílos) and λόγος (lógos) — and it means “love of words/reason” describing a love of learning, of literature, as well as of wise reasoning.

In Europe, the philological method has represented for centuries the only “proper” way to learn a foreign language. It implies learning languages in a logical way, via etymological references and actual  literary sources — as opposed to learning just through repetition, games, or pictures.

It is a science that deals with the interrelation between linguistic, cultural, and societal developments in the course of history.

This dedication to learning words and comprehending language meanings unites teachers and researchers of modern or classical languages, cultures and literatures, translators, diplomats, journalists, publishers, actors, writers, priests, and poets.

Philological instruction is the basis of immersion training, and this educational approach is equally stimulating to children and adults as it expands a student’s insights on multiple plans: it doesn’t merely teach concepts, it connects the dots.

In some European universities, language studies are still called “Philology schools” — according to the Renaissance/Enlightenment traditions — and the specific methods employed over there relate to academia as well as diplomacy and the intelligence fields. In the U. S. some philological tools are divided among specialized fields: psychology, marketing, intelligence, literary criticism, art, and entertainment.

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