Curriculum

Curriculum

Example Schedule

Example Schedule

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning means that we understand our learning in a greater context.

  • What we need to do.
  • Why this is the right thing to do!
  • How to act in different situations.
  • In which order we should do it.
  • And when the right time for each step is.

This way we become independent learners who can solve our own problems and questions. We gain a holistic understanding of our own learning needs:

  • What goals we have to set.
  • What our deadlines should be.
  • How the overall action plan should be designed.
  • And how to break our learning down into steps.

This is a sharp departure from any traditional learning you will have experienced in school.

Out teachers will never ask you to “accept and absorb” their instructions verbatim.
Instead, we will build you up to become your own independent lifelong learner who will keep learning smoothly even long after the course has ended.

Vocabulary

When you build your language competence you need material, and that material is words.

  • Words don’t live in lists.
  • Words live in sentences, mostly spoken, but also written.
  • You need to learn words in their natural environment.
  • This exposes you to both their meaning and usages

We know from experience that we don’t need years and years to master a new language, it can be done much faster than that.

  • We will need thousands of words by the end of the road.
  • Building your vocabulary is a skill that takes deliberate work.
  • There are methods and tools we can use to our advantage.

LingSpark teaches a hands-on approach to vocabulary.

We discuss questions such as:

  • How many words do we actually need?
  • How long will it take to get there?
  • Which are the methods we can use to boost vocabulary?
  • How do we remember the words we study?

We will spend workshop time practicing all these tools and techniques.

Words are one of the most fun parts of learning a new language. We will help you find the words you need, and make sure you remember them.

Speech Sounds

Learn how to pronounce any language.

  • From the very beginning, sounds are essential!
  • Before you start speaking, you need to get comfortable with the sounds.

As a beginner with no guidance, it’s often hard to know what you are actually hearing because you are listening “through” your native language.

Sorting out the constant strings of sounds that you hear into meaningful bits is difficult.

We will help you understand what you’re hearing so that you can listen and understand.

When a new language sounds are familiar, we’ll show you how to pronounce them yourself.

In our workshops, we’ll cover:

  • Passive and active listening,
  • The ways sounds behave in a spoken context,
  • How to master those difficult foreign sounds,
  • And much more.

We will approach these topics practically, using different techniques and language tools.

Reading & Writing

We’ll help you crack the code.

  • Written texts reflect the “ideal form” of a language’s vocabulary and grammar.
  • As acquirers, we can use this to our benefit!

Writing and reading are such super-powered language abilities that they merit our full attention.

LingSpark’s Full Course dedicates 4 classes to reading & writing.

  • There is a multitude of different ways to write and read.
  • Just cracking the code in a new writing system takes a lot of guidance in the beginning.
  • We will help you crack the code and get started with your reading!

How should you use reading to boost your language ability?

We take a practical approach to both reading and writing, and spend workshop time honing our skills.

When you know what you are doing reading can be a true superpower. We will show you how!

Speaking

Get started with speaking your new language.

  • Speaking is a skill.
  • And skills are built on practice.
  • To become fluent we need to use the right tools and techniques.

Speaking your native language is effortless, but a new language is hard. But it’s not as hard as you think. We will guide you there.

LingSpark takes a varied approach to speaking.

We teach many methods for how to start and keep speaking.

  • The role of listening.
  • Passive versus active skills.
  • How to get started speaking your new language.

We also discuss and practice different speech-related topics, such as:

  • When is the right time to start speaking?
  • What is fluency?
  • And how do you boost your courage to take the first steps?

Speaking a new language is an exhilarating experience, and we have a passion for it.

We will help you overcome the hurdles, and become a proficient speaker of your new language.

Grammar

Grammar is a shift of perspective, not lists to memorize.

  • Grammar is like a guidebook that you turn to every once in a while.
  • We only spend a fraction of our time with it.
  • Grammar is only one of the tools in our language toolbox.

LingSpark has a relaxed attitude towards grammar.

  • We demystify grammar, and don’t take it too seriously.
  • We explain all the complicated grammar words in plain English.
  • We treat it like any other practical tool to be used.

Grammar has its uses, and that is how we discuss it.

How should we use grammar? Like this for example

  • We briefly discuss verb forms for those who have chosen Spanish, or Hebrew.
  • But we never memorize all of the verb forms by rote.

Grammar is pretty good after all. Once you take it out, dust it off, and make it presentable.

It’s actually a pretty nice tool. We will help you successfully use the grammar of your new language.

Personalization

There is no right or wrong way to learn. A good way is a way that keeps you going!

We will show you the way to acquire your language!

Although the fundamentals of language acquisition remain the same, each student’s needs will depend on their previous experience, which languages they already speak, and which one they want to learn.

We all have different daily lives, with different amounts of time and circumstances.

When you sign up with us, we will help you find the best strategy for you to reach your language goal.

For each facet of the language acquisition process, there is a way for you to make it work. And there is always a method or tool that will suit your needs.

Let’s do this!

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning means that we understand our learning in a greater context.

  • What we need to do.
  • Why this is the right thing to do!
  • How to act in different situations.
  • In which order we should do it.
  • And when the right time for each step is.

This way we become independent learners who can solve our own problems and questions. We gain a holistic understanding of our own learning needs:

  • What goals we have to set.
  • What our deadlines should be.
  • How the overall action plan should be designed.
  • And how to break our learning down into steps.

This is a sharp departure from any traditional learning you will have experienced in school.

Out teachers will never ask you to “accept and absorb” their instructions verbatim.
Instead, we will build you up to become your own independent lifelong learner who will keep learning smoothly even long after the course has ended.

Vocabulary

When you build your language competence you need material, and that material is words.

  • Words don’t live in lists.
  • Words live in sentences, mostly spoken, but also written.
  • You need to learn words in their natural environment.
  • This exposes you to both their meaning and usages

We know from experience that we don’t need years and years to master a new language, it can be done much faster than that.

  • We will need thousands of words by the end of the road.
  • Building your vocabulary is a skill that takes deliberate work.
  • There are methods and tools we can use to our advantage.

LingSpark teaches a hands-on approach to vocabulary.

We discuss questions such as:

  • How many words do we actually need?
  • How long will it take to get there?
  • Which are the methods we can use to boost vocabulary?
  • How do we remember the words we study?

We will spend workshop time practicing all these tools and techniques.

Words are one of the most fun parts of learning a new language. We will help you find the words you need, and make sure you remember them.

Speech Sounds

Learn how to pronounce any language.

  • From the very beginning, sounds are essential!
  • Before you start speaking, you need to get comfortable with the sounds.

As a beginner with no guidance, it’s often hard to know what you are actually hearing because you are listening “through” your native language.

Sorting out the constant strings of sounds that you hear into meaningful bits is difficult.

We will help you understand what you’re hearing so that you can listen and understand.

When a new language sounds are familiar, we’ll show you how to pronounce them yourself.

In our workshops, we’ll cover:

  • Passive and active listening,
  • The ways sounds behave in a spoken context,
  • How to master those difficult foreign sounds,
  • And much more.

We will approach these topics practically, using different techniques and language tools.

Reading & Writing

We’ll help you crack the code.

  • Written texts reflect the “ideal form” of a language’s vocabulary and grammar.
  • As acquirers, we can use this to our benefit!

Writing and reading are such super-powered language abilities that they merit our full attention.

LingSpark’s Full Course dedicates 4 classes to reading & writing.

  • There is a multitude of different ways to write and read.
  • Just cracking the code in a new writing system takes a lot of guidance in the beginning.
  • We will help you crack the code and get started with your reading!

How should you use reading to boost your language ability?

We take a practical approach to both reading and writing, and spend workshop time honing our skills.

When you know what you are doing reading can be a true superpower. We will show you how!

Speaking

Get started with speaking your new language.

  • Speaking is a skill.
  • And skills are built on practice.
  • To become fluent we need to use the right tools and techniques.

Speaking your native language is effortless, but a new language is hard. But it’s not as hard as you think. We will guide you there.

LingSpark takes a varied approach to speaking.

We teach many methods for how to start and keep speaking.

  • The role of listening.
  • Passive versus active skills.
  • How to get started speaking your new language.

We also discuss and practice different speech-related topics, such as:

  • When is the right time to start speaking?
  • What is fluency?
  • And how do you boost your courage to take the first steps?

Speaking a new language is an exhilarating experience, and we have a passion for it.

We will help you overcome the hurdles, and become a proficient speaker of your new language.

Grammar

Grammar is a shift of perspective, not lists to memorize.

  • Grammar is like a guidebook that you turn to every once in a while.
  • We only spend a fraction of our time with it.
  • Grammar is only one of the tools in our language toolbox.

LingSpark has a relaxed attitude towards grammar.

  • We demystify grammar, and don’t take it too seriously.
  • We explain all the complicated grammar words in plain English.
  • We treat it like any other practical tool to be used.

Grammar has its uses, and that is how we discuss it.

How should we use grammar? Like this for example

  • We briefly discuss verb forms for those who have chosen Spanish, or Hebrew.
  • But we never memorize all of the verb forms by rote.

Grammar is pretty good after all. Once you take it out, dust it off, and make it presentable.

It’s actually a pretty nice tool. We will help you successfully use the grammar of your new language.

Personalization

There is no right or wrong way to learn. A good way is a way that keeps you going!

We will show you the way to acquire your language!

Although the fundamentals of language acquisition remain the same, each student’s needs will depend on their previous experience, which languages they already speak, and which one they want to learn.

We all have different daily lives, with different amounts of time and circumstances.

When you sign up with us, we will help you find the best strategy for you to reach your language goal.

For each facet of the language acquisition process, there is a way for you to make it work. And there is always a method or tool that will suit your needs.

Let’s do this!

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER!

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