How many times have you started studying English and then decided to stop because you could not see any improvements?
If the answer to this question is “Many”, then we can say that you are finally in the right place!
Well, simply because we strongly believe that in order to learn a new language, we need to take into account some simple strategies, and we are going to explain them to you in this blog post.
At TEA, we know the importance of empathy, i.e. the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experience. All of our teachers are also students of foreign languages. This allows us to recognize our students’ point of view, not only the importance of being listened and understood, but all the fears and doubts of their learning process.
Think about how you feel when you are learning English. Can you say that you feel:
- frustrated – when you are not able to understand all the words when someone is speaking or when you are doing a grammar exercise and you still make a lot of mistakes after years and years of English classes?
- satisfied – when you are able to make a sentence without doubt or you find the right word at the right time or when you remember a word you learned a couple of days before?
Probably, along with these feelings there are many more to be listed, all of them related to the two categories of happiness vs. unhappiness.
During the learning process, a teacher must be able to understand and detect the feelings you are going through, in order to change the method according to your needs. Don’t worry, we are in this together and you will never be alone.
So, let’s peek into our method…
When you approach TEA for the first time, you will go through some weird symbols and sounds. You can probably feel stupid or silly, trying to follow the movements of mouth, tongue, teeth and throat, according to your teacher’s instruction, but then – after few lessons – you will see that it was really worth it. Think of learning a new language as you learned your mother tongue when you were a child, with the sounds first.
Ok, we know that you are now thinking: “I am no longer a child, how can you expect me to learn a new language like that now? It’s impossible and difficult.”
Well, because everything you do in life is like riding a bicycle. If you stop riding the bicycle in winter, because it’s rainy and cold, as soon as the good weather comes are you still able to ride it, right?
The process, even if you are skeptical, is basically the same.
And please always remember: it’s not difficult, it’s just different.
You are no longer a child, so it will maybe take a bit more time, but who cares?
Once you understand the sounds, all the rest will be easier, because there is no one who speaks a language without making any mistakes. So, stop thinking that you need to know a lot of words and all the grammar rules before you start speaking, because it is really nonsense. We will show you how to succeed without any fear, because all our classes are tailor-made, according to your needs.
We will follow you in this great path through the English language and culture and you can be sure that we will have a lot of fun together.
So, before you click on the button to send a request and have your first class, remember to prepare all the materials you need: personal computer, headphones, a big smile and a pinch of patience because as the Morcheeba sing in one of their songs: “Rome wasn’t built in a day?”