Saturday, 27 November 2010
What a good language school never teaches
We give our students ownership over their performance by developing the students’ competences. This is what we do at Lexis; this way, the teachers and the parents can describe the students’ progress in terms of:
• pragmatic competences
• sociolinguistic competences
• strategic competencies
We also select the texbbooks carefully; the ones that provide more than just reading texts, grammar and vocabulary. We prefer the coursebooks in which the learning aims are clearly explained and plenty of ideas are given to help the students with their learning strategies.
Thus, the learners are helped to recognize what they know and what they can do with the language. From an early age they are given the possibility to realize why they are studying, and what they can actually do with the language and how they are progressing.