As the objective of the General Lessons is directed to accomplish the content of a A1 and A2 levels according to the CEFR, I have created a content program (Temario) for these levels.
I recommend you take a look at them and then decided from where you think you should begin with.
Private lessons, one-on-one.
This way of teaching/learning requires more customisation than the group lessons.
I can focus better on you learning goals, your interests and your way of learning.
You can always choose:
- What do you want to learn from the Temario (CONTENT)
- When do you want to learn it (PACE OF LEARNING)
- How do you want to do it (MATERIALS, STYLE)
One of the reasons that makes a beginner student succed, is focusing on quality instead of quantity.
It is really important to create a solid foundation in this level to be able to progress in the next levels.
A crucial element in this quality idea is the intensivity.
Why do you need a lessons two hours long when your concenration begins to descrease after one hour?
For this reason, I offer lessons of 1 hour / 45 min / 30 min.
I told you that you can customise your lessons, but there is something innegotiable: they must be communicative.
I conceive the language as a communicative tool that helps achieving a communicative goal inside of a communicative context.
Too much “communicative”? Yes, but in the real world we use a language mainly to communicate something.
Read more: communicative approach.
An online lesson requires, necessarily, using technology.
However, technology is not the center of my lessons, it is just a tool that makes easier both learning and teaching.
For this reason, I use a selected group of language learning apps during my lessons. Just a few, but they are all that I need in your learning process.
Every language content (grammar structures, vocabulary…) will be introducted in a communicative context.
You will learn it inductively: I will guide you during these introductions and you will conclude (with my help) the rules and the communicative use by yourself.
Once is introducted and you have concluded their communicative use and form, it will have to be practised with exercises.
There are two types of exercises:
- Formal exercises (focused on practicing the language form)
- Communicative exercices (focused on using the language content in a communicative context)
Out of class, you will have to revise this content on a regular basis. My revisions are the typical homework but with a use of technology.
You will have to upload all of your homework in a free LMS. I will download it and I will correct it properly in order to give you, not just your corrections, but also a proper feedback in your next lesson.
Consistency is the key of success, especially when you are learning a new language.