At The VICI, every facet of our offering is orientated toward the needs of our students, and we always work with our clients to ensure that their experience is smooth, enjoyable and completely tailored to their objectives.
That’s why we insist on a coaching approach.
While with training, tutoring or instructing, the approach and methodology can be rigid and based on a set curriculum, coaching is much more flexible, fluid and tailored to the needs of the individual.
Primarily, coaching is about the students setting their own goals – that’s why we always provide a 30-minute free consultation to new clients: it enables us to understand so much more about them and means we can craft truly personalised language programmes.
And if you think that’s just a sales pitch, here are some of the things we take into consideration as part of our coaching methodology:
Aims and Objectives
Rather than following a rigid, pre-set syllabus we insist on understanding our client’s needs, desires and linguistic objectives to help direct our programme development and dictate how their progression will be assessed.
How do you best absorb information? Are you a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner? Our coaches get to know their student’s preferred learning style to ensure that they adapt their pedagogical approach and always cater to this in their lesson planning.
No two people are exactly alike, and this is why we like to know a bit about our clients! Being detail-orientated, empathetic, impatient or needing a high level of entertainment completely changes the way you respond in an educational context: something our coaches take into consideration when putting your programme together. We even provide our staff with training on personality colours, so whether you’re a result-driven “red” personality type or a fun-loving “yellow”, this gets taken into consideration.
So whether you’re an easy-going, gourmand wanting to improve your communication when on holiday, or super-detailed and specifically wanting to improve your A-level grade within a defined period of time, for us, it’s all about making your learning experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, part of your lifestyle and ongoing personal development.
To discover how The VICI Language Academy can help you develop a lifelong love of languages, arrange a call with one of our friendly language experts, and start your journey today – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01635 444 24
by Nathalie Danon