It’s important to remember nobody learns in the same way.
Everyone is unique. There’s no cure-all for learning because it just wouldn’t work.
That’s why it’s incredibly important to us that we’re focused on you – because you’re the star.
In this blog, we’re going to explore different learning styles and methods, how we differentiate from student to student, and just why we do it.
We focus on you
The most important person at VICI is you.
That’s the reason why we do it – to help you achieve your goals.
As such, every facet of our offering is orientated towards your needs. We ALWAYS work with our clients to make sure their experience is smooth, enjoyable, and completely tailored to their objectives.
Instead of following a rigid curriculum, which might only work for some students, our methodology centres around understanding your needs, desires, and linguistic objectives.
This helps us craft and direct our programme development and dictates exactly how your progression will be assessed – because it’s all about achieving your objectives.
Consultation is key
We believe that you’ve got to put the foundation in before you can build around it. It’s true in building and it’s true in French coaching!
That’s why we provide a FREE 30-minute consultation to new clients, which allows us to understand loads more about you.
From there we can then craft a language programme that is truly personalised for you – so you’ll achieve the best possible outcome.
We don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach
We know that not everyone needs or wants exactly the same thing when it comes to language learning. Well, nobody wants the exact same thing for anything, really!
That’s why we continue to offer bespoke online language programmes, to make sure that your programme suits your needs and your lifestyle.
Some of our clients have a straightforward monthly membership, while others invest in 3, 6 or 12-month blocks. But it’s all up to you. There’s no right answer – it’s about the answer that gets you where you want to be, on your terms.
At VICI, we can put together a package that works best for you, whether that’s 121, group, on-demand, or a combination of any of our coaching options!
A communicative approach
Our approach is communicative. That means it’s a very natural and hands-on experience of language.
How does it work?
We prioritise oral communication over precise grammar because this is a much quicker way to get to where you want to be. It’s proven to help students become more confident in much less time, which is where we want to get you to.
Everyone absorbs information differently
That’s why our coaches get to know your preferred learning style – so that they can adapt their pedagogical methodology to ensure that it’s being delivered in the style that will be most effective for you!
In a practical sense, this means that whether you’re a visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic learner, our team will cater to your needs in their lesson planning.
Not sure which you are?
Visual – Students who best internalise and process information when it is presented to them in a graphic depiction of meaningful symbols.
Auditory – Auditory (or aural) learners are most successful when they’re given the opportunity to hear information presented to them vocally.
Kinaesthetic – Kinaesthetic learners are hands-on, participatory learners who need to take a physically active role in the learning process.
Nobody is the same
No two people are exactly alike.
And the thing is, it can completely change the way you respond in an educational context…
So, whether you’re detail-orientated, empathetic, impatient, or you need a high level of entertainment, our coaches take all of this into consideration when they’re putting together a language programme for you.
At VICI, we even provide all our staff with training on personality colours.
That means if you’re a results-driven ‘red’ personality, or if you’re a fun-loving ‘yellow; personality, it all gets taken into consideration.
This helps us to ensure that your language programme is designed to give you the BEST chance of success.
What about blended learning?
We absolutely advocate blended learning!
It’s a methodology that uses technology to combine both in-class and out-of-class learning. By doing this, it maximises the educational impact for students of all backgrounds and all circumstances.
We’re constantly researching and testing new resources.
We always believe that we can improve, which is why we look at new books, interactive online exercises, games, brainteasers, and more – to give you the best service possible.
For this, we always seek to maintain privileged relationships with the best language publishing houses in the UK and Europe.
Our promise to you
We’re incredibly proud of our language coaching team.
Proud of the quality of coaching.
Proud of what our team has managed to achieve over the years.
But, ever since the VICI Academy opened 12 years ago, and throughout the entire journey, we’ve been acutely aware that our success stands or falls on one simple thing…
Our ability to deliver to our customers.
Our customers are everything to us. Without them, there would be no VICI, it’s as simple as that. It’s something we remind ourselves of every single day.
And that’s why for many years, we’ve had a ‘Customer Care Promise’.
It’s 27 things that we promise to deliver for our customers, including a money-back guarantee. That’s completely unheard of in the language industry, but it’s because we believe so much in VICI, that we’re willing to back ourselves.