The corona crisis affects us all.
We as a language institute follow all measures as taken by the government.
We take extra care with regard to keeping an appropriate distance and in addition to not shaking hands, which we already stopped doing, we also ensure that everyone only uses their own writing materials during language sessions. (No more pens or pencils are exchanged).
As many of our courses are followed individually or in small groups, all our lessons take place as usual in all situations where both trainer and participant(s) feel fit and healthy.
Nevertheless, we have seen an understandible increase in demand for online training sessions. To meet this demand we developed a method for remote language teaching and support.
Information about training at distance
Our online training plan consists out of one-hour telephone sessions in combination with screen sharing on the computer, which allows both participant and trainer to work in the same files and make various exercises and tasks. In this setup, participants have access to the PC of the trainer, which makes it possible to work in the many language programs on the PC of the trainer. In addition to the weekly telephone session(s), a lot of time is spent on email traffic and checking and returning of completed writing exercises.
In this online course the course participant can still work with a book (this will be sent to the participants home address). The book however will have a slightly less prominent role in the course; the participant now works from the book independently at home (the answers are sent) and during the sessions the most important parts, chapters and exercises are discussed and processed together. In addition to the book, the participant is now also given a lot of extra writing exercises that are very suitable and have specifically been selected for the online learning path.
Especially the telephone sessions with screen sharing are intensive, as the participant is expected to do a lot of typing in the document that is also viewed by the trainer. All points of focus are looked at and mistakes are corrected and explained by the trainer immediately.
This course setup stimulates to ‘produce’ a lot and bring into practise all that has been learned. At the end of the session, the participant keeps the file, which contains all the notes of that lesson.
A combination of face-to-face sessions and online sessions is also possible!
For more information about online training courses, we kindly ask you to contact us at email@example.com or by telephone on +31 (0) 6 8354 6621.
We look forward to answering all your questions!