Enroll in an ESL Program that Addresses Your Specific Goals and Takes Your English Learning to the Next Level
There was a time when the ESL learning process was assumed to be the same for every person. The use of images and flashcards; reading comprehension; spelling bee contests; compositions, and speeches were all commonplace. All of these methods are still in use, but many others have come to the forefront: interactive computer programs; online collaboration; videos; podcasts; online role-playing and many other technologies have shown their effectiveness in the teaching of English. It is not that one method is better than another, but a student should be very certain of attending the right classes for his or her needs and goals.
Every student makes the decision to enter an ESL class to achieve different goals. From kids who are being sent by their parents to adults who need the skill to advance their careers, goals are varied and require an approach that is pertinent.
When preparing to decide on an ESL lesson, the best is to start by identifying the student’s goal. For example, an ESL lesson that is more interactive than intensive is good for kids while, for a businessperson who is about to head an international division at his/her company, an intensive immersion course might be a better choice. The goal in the first case would be to introduce a beginner and bring him to appreciate a second language; the goal in the second case would be to rapidly produce an ESL speaker who can handle business conversations.
Once the goal is clear, then the best ESL lesson can be picked out.
Methodologies and learning tools are not the only factors that differentiate one ESL lesson from another. For example, the best solution for someone might not be to join an ESL class at all, but to go for private lessons. The setting and scheduling are important characteristics.
The setting for most ESL lessons is an institution that resembles a school – with classrooms and such facilities. There are other sorts of settings, such as boarding schools where immersion courses can take place. Some students take a long break from work or school and spend three to six months – sometimes longer – living with a foster family in a foreign country and attend classes. The learning experience stops not when class ends, but continues 24 hours-a-day. Some institutions have done away with classrooms and have introduced auditoriums with high-tech paraphernalia that can run interactive and collaborative programs among the students or online with other students around the world.
Scheduling varies by itself and in relationship to the setting. At a boarding school, courses can be a full-time activity with morning lessons, a break for lunch, and then afternoon and evening sessions; immersion experiences are similar. In large urban centers, where ESL schools abound, it is typical for people to take a one to two-hour session three to four times a week or even as seldom as once a week.
The setting and scheduling of an ESL class will be important in establishing the rhythm and intensiveness of the ESL program.
LCI English is an ESL school in Denver Colorado that has more than fifteen years’ experience in transforming ESL students into ESL speakers, readers, and writers. Given that every methodology, intensiveness, setting, and scheduling has a place in relation to the broad universe of student goals in English learning, LCI English has put together programs that address almost every requirement. From weekly lessons to immersion courses; from heavily technological to traditional; from speech-oriented to all-skill-encompassing. The combination of all these resources and methodologies under one ESL school is what has earned us a prominent place.
In addition, LCI English can help with all needs pertaining to ESL foreign students wanting to travel to Denver to attend LCI. The school is authorized by the U.S. authorities to provide students with the adequate student visa forms. The institution is the most experienced in administering foreign ESL students visiting the United States.
You will find LCI English is an institution that can help achieve many different goals when it comes to ESL learning.
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