Entirely based on immersion and the communicative method, it will allow you to achieve real progress and develop effective communication skills that you will be able to employ out in the city or at work.
Methods that have proven to work
The memo technique:
Each individual possesses the capacity to associate sounds to images and images to words.
By using the systematic learning structure of image association, instead of directly focusing on writing and reading, we here at Académie Linguistique Charlemagne have made students’ work considerably easier by offering a method of assimilation adapted to their individual capabilities.
The structured communicative approach:
To associate an image to a word may seem easy, but to associate an opinion or idea to an image and then transcribe it (i.e. to make a correct sentence in the past or future without first speaking in your native language) certainly seems impossible... or so you think!
Our teachers will prove you wrong by employing a learning method that is based on observation and a profound understanding of the logical structures of language as they are learned by the student.
By employing the right exercises and by taking into consideration the cultural learning dimension of foreign languages, we can guarantee that students will quickly develop fluid communication skills.
An interactive technique
Based on a system of questions and answers, this technique will help the learner to naturally improve his/her capacity to communicate orally.
- Introduce new linguistic elements
- Introduce new grammatical structures
- Develop vocabulary and understanding of figures of speech
You and we both have only one objective: your success
Learning a foreign or second language can seem difficult, especially if you don’t know how to apply and organise your newly acquired knowledge. Sometimes, the new words you learn resemble an illogical gathering of sounds, and this is why many abandon their studies of a foreign language. At ALC, thanks to our extensive experience, we know exactly how to help you overcome all these difficulties.
An indispensable tool for consolidating vocabulary and the association of words with their sounds
ALC offers all registered students free access to the Language Lab
- Supplementary training in the Language Lab helps students improve considerably in the three key points for the development of listening skills:
- Sound reproduction: The voice reproduces sounds perceived by the ears.
- Sound articulation: As the listening skills improve, pronunciation skills naturally and unconsciously improve as well.
- Durability: Repetition training in the Language Lab stimulates both memorization and automatic voicing of sounds.
- Each language has its own dominant frequencies.
- Comparing French with English, we see that they share no common dominant frequency. This explains in large part the difficulty of language acquisition.
- Good listening skills are a determining factor in the success of your language study.
- By focusing directly on listening, pronunciation and comprehension, training in the Language Lab stimulates your inner ear’s sense of perception.