Are you thinking of coming to Kreis 6 English? Do you want to know more about the way we teach? If so, read on.
As the title suggests, we focus on teaching what students need and what they want to learn.
How do you know what students want to learn?
Our teachers provide a supportive learning environment which rewards and encourages questions from students. Because the students ask the questions, they are interested in the answers. Motivation is high and lessons fly by.
Who answers the questions?
Well-trained teachers are aware of the pedagogical benefits of allowing students to discover the answers for themselves. Ideally, a student will ask a question and find out the answer by themselves. The teacher can help to make this process more efficient and more enjoyable, guiding the students in the class in the right direction and demonstrating resources that are useful when researching questions about language.
This process can be summarized in these five steps:
Student asks a question
Teacher asks the class the same question
Students (and teacher) think about possible answers
Students and teacher do some research
Class decides on the best answer
In summary, people learn languages by thinking! Being interested in the language will make the thinking process much more enjoyable. Our classes bring people together who are motivated to learn and like asking questions.
What types of questions do your students ask?
Students can ask any questions they want. Of course, lots of questions will be about language but there will also be lots of questions about life. It's important that teacher and students get to know each other so you'll probably find out about the hobbies, interests, families, jobs, holiday plans and more of your teacher and fellow students.
Here is a selection of some of my favourite questions asked by my students.
What would you do if you saw a bear in the forest? (Second conditional)
What is the difference between a substitute and a substitution?
Is should the past of shall?
Why does the English language use contractions? It's nicer to say the words in full.
Are there any rules for spelling?
'I'd' is short for 'I would' or 'I had'. How do I know which one it is?
Which levels do you teach?
Many of the people who choose Kreis 6 English are relatively advanced learners (B2 and above). However, we also love teaching beginners and intermediate students. Our youngest customers are still at primary school and our oldest students are enjoying a rewarding retirement. What unites our learners is a curiosity about language and a willingness to learn.
Which classes do you teach?
We specialise in conversation-based classes and exam-preparation courses. Conversation classes are offered for general English or business English.
Would you like a trial lesson?
If you are curious about language and want to improve your English in a friendly environment, then Kreis 6 English is the place for you. Our well-qualified teachers have a passion for language and are dedicated to making the lessons enjoyable and effective.
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "I would like to try a lesson with Kreis 6 English" and we'll do the rest.