Youngs and Adults Method
In TEC we assure that students practise the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, so as to acquire the necessary abilities to be completely communicative. This is done through a communicative
approach which will be developed by means of a variety of activities which are related to real life scenes such as include role-plays and dramatization of real life situations together with different speaking activities of different types such as debates so that students get communicatively involved and get used to real life circumstances. This way, students will have an active role in the classroom and will integrate the language in the classroom context at the same time as they communicate their ideas and opinions to their classmates. We believe that this way, students get used to using the language for every day life.
Moreover, it is important to remember that a language is not only spoken, but it also written; for this, students will deal with all the necessary grammar structures as well as useful vocabulary which will be the base for them to speak correctly in any situation. Students will also get involved in the writing of different written tasks ( formal/informal letter, articles, opinion essays, reports,… ) which means they will control linking words, connectors and other written formulae that will enable them to write coherent an cohesive texts.
Since we are dealing with English as a second language, we try to encourage our students to use the language strategies that they use in their native language ( paraphrasing, circumlocution,… ); all of them are basic at the first stages and throughout the whole process of language learning.
Last but not least, the use of real material, such as podcasts, songs, films, tv serials, is highly encouraged. Trough them, students attain not only language skills but also sociocultural aspects of the language, which are an integral part of any language learning.