The A+ Method
Personalized curriculum that adapts to each learner’s needs, personal interests, professional goals and proficiency level.
According to academic research, linguists have demonstrated that there is not one single best method for everyone in all contexts, and that no one teaching method is inherently superior to the others. Consequently, the same methodology can not be applied to all learners, who have different objectives, environments and learning needs.
Instead of following the trend of one-book-fits-all, we have created The A+ Method that supports each learner’s specific objectives, learning style and needs.
The A+ Method has been developed on the roots of the Principled Eclecticism approach, deciding on the most suitable techniques and applying the most appropriate methodology for each learner’s abilities, objectives, learning style and needs for improvement.
We fit the method to the learner, not the learner to the method.
Every professional English Language teacher must propose a variety of exercises, both written and oral, to improve the learner’s accuracy, fluency and communicative ability. Sometimes the teacher corrects errors immediately if the scope of the classroom activity is accuracy, but if the scope of the activity is fluency these errors will be corrected later on. The teacher’s objective is developing all four linguistic capabilities (reading, writing, listening and speaking), as well as helping the learners personalize the use of grammatical and lexical elements used in class.
At times the teacher may translate – but only if they know both languages very well and believe it is the most efficient way to provide the meaning of a new concept in that moment, especially for abstract ideas but above all, the teacher must be committed to developing a wide range of resources in order to give relevant, stimulating, and productive lessons.
It is impossible to do everything if only one method is used. As a result, The A+ Method was born following the Principled Eclecticism approach, where students are also encouraged to be autonomous in their learning.
The A+ Method encourages teachers to adapt themselves to the dynamics of their classes on the basis of their collective knowledge of language learning and teaching, rather than to adopt a specific method or approach at hand.
Every learner is different and The A+ Method was developed equally for all.