Rigorous learning can be an enjoyable experience!

 

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 Ponte Vecchio (“The Old Bridge”), Florence

European and U.S. methods of instruction

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. Our teacher employs the philological method* (an “old school” approach used in top-tier European language schools) to help students achieve a better perception of each language. Thus, studying can be transformed from a boring duty into an exciting pastime as students realize that reading books is not a burden, but an extraordinary privilege and one of life’s pleasures.

See also https://www.britannica.com/science/philology

Our competitive advantage

  • You’ll receive the fastest results in language training. Yes, you’ll create your own sentences in French, Italian, or English after only 2 hours of instruction!
  • Missing a class? We ensure that those minutes lost in traffic may be added to your lessons; you’ll never be charged for last-minute cancellations
  • Flexible locations: you can receive lessons in our well-equipped European-style office (Grapevine), at public libraries, or in your home
  • Customized programs and courses; you may also design your own curriculum choosing from 40 subjects
  • Record your classes for free
  • Give the gift of knowledge: transferable hours and gift cards

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Learn like a diplomat !

Subject-immersion programs strongly stimulate the student’s learning capacity and differ from traditional training through their degree of intensity. Great results can be noticed after the first 2-hour lesson.

In diplomatic schools, immersion language programs require 6-8 hours of face-to-face classroom instruction plus out-of-classroom coaching to help a student remain “immersed” in the subject during the training program and, thus, to achieve fluency within 3 months. Our subject-immersion programs are customized to apply the diplomatic immersion method of training to other subjects besides foreign languages, and have rendered remarkable results. 

* 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, and 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; it expands a student’s insights on multiple plans because it doesn’t merely teach concepts — instead, it connects the dots within the larger perspective. In many European universities, language studies are still called “philology schools” (according to the Renaissance traditions), and the specific methods employed 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 the history of cultures.

 

 

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