Rigorous learning can be an enjoyable experience!

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European and U.S. methods of instruction

  • The fastest results in language training: independent conversation after the first 2 hours
  • Free recording of your classes 
  • Affordable fees, no hidden costs or binding contracts
  • Flexibility M-Sun, 6AM-10PM, European Office (Grapevine), homes, libraries
  • Global sources
  • Customized curriculum 
  • 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 consists of a combination of exercises, visual and audio sources, and individual study according to customized plans that can strongly stimulate 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. The subjects compatible with immersion instruction can be: English Grammar, World History, Art, etc (find the complete list on the Training Options and Fees page).

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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