Language Training Services
Our model is simple. We craft a solution to fit your exact language needs. We train you to be a successful language learner and speaker. How do we do that? By building a unique, low-stress program for you. But it doesn’t stop there. With over 40,000 hours taught in 2017, we know what we’re doing and are ready to help you.
Meaningful, Authentic, Purposeful
Our language instruction is characterized by a dynamic, energetic style and meaningful application to your emerging needs. LTC instructors bring articles, videos, maps, recipes and countless other context-rich materials into each class to meet your language needs and goals. These authentic materials drive purposeful learning to ensure that your specific goals are achieved.
Our program sets this language learning environment for you, and gives you the tools you need to both begin speaking and understanding your language of study day one. We achieve this through immersing you in the language. Your instructor will enable you to speak or use your language in every class.
Inquiry Based Learning
We don’t want you to just learn about the target language, but to know how to use it. This happens through exploring and discovering how language works. How does this happen? Your instructor works from your specific questions and interests to create effective, meaningful tasks that open your eyes to the “rules” of language. Not only do you gain the linguistic skills you need to communicate, but you also learn strategies that help you continue learning beyond the classroom.
Tailored training is key to language success in a new environment, which is why we absolutely take your needs, goals, and learning styles and craft a customized program to match these. We then carefully select an instructor who can meet your needs. Your instructor as a highly trained language professional, will further craft his or her teaching style to best fit your language program.
LTC stands apart for our unique training process. We start with what you know, which could be anything from an alphabet to a handful of phrases. It might even include in-depth cultural knowledge about the region where your language of study is spoken. We use this linguistic information, and we select the process and approach that match your unique learning style and skills.
All students go through an intake meeting before classes start. Here you take language assessments, which measure the four linguistic skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing. We use the findings from these assessments to build a customized curriculum plan tailored specifically for your individual needs. Your instructor will utilize this plan to track your progress as well as to guide your program and to ensure you achieve your learning goals. Between sessions, students receive feedback on their progress as well as in areas that need additional focus.