Speaking in the EFL classroom – Audio-Lingual Method versus Communicative Language Learning Pädagogische Hochschule Institut für Fremdsprachen und Sprachlernforsc­hun­g / Abt. Englisch Table of Content 1 Introduction . 3 2 Speaking in the EFL classroom . 3 3 The Audio-Lingual Method versus Communication Language Learning 4 3.1 The Audio-Lingual Method . 4 3.1.1 Principles of the Audio-Lingual Method . 5 3.1.2 Techniques of the Audio-Lingual Method 6 3.1.3 Putting it into practise – The micro-teaching session…
Kumon-Tutor School Institution
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. It expands to the United States, Canada, England, Australia and other countries, including 47countries around the world. Currently, there are more than 28,000 centers around the world with more than 4 million students. Kumon is the learning system which is regarded as the most effective and is becoming a form of education for the 21st century.
Kumon is a math and reading program intended to supplement rather than replace school lessons. Students do not work together as a class, but progress through the curriculum at their own pace, moving on to the next level when they have achieved mastery of the previous level.
Students are guided by trained Kumon Instructors and Assistants. Mastery is defined as speed (using a standard completion time) and accuracy. They take an achievement test at the end of each level. The ratio between the time the student takes on the test and the number of mistakes will determine which group level the student will be in on the test.
For opening the Kumon Centers, instructors must conclude the franchise agreement with the major subsidiaries in each country. Because no anyone that has money can open the Centers, it will choose only instructors that have the proper qualifications. Kumon believes that the instructors are the heart and soul of Kumon therefore it provides the highest levels of support and training to all instructors.
Kumon seeks those who can encourage, impel, and coach children towards happiness through learning so the instructors who will operate the Kumon Center have to love working with children, and love to see them learn. Moreover, the instructors of the Kumon Method must have well-established roots in the community.
Kumon uses the differentiation that is in competitive strategies to operate its business because the teaching method and style that it uses are not the same with other institutes. The characteristics of the Kumon Method are like a Kumon’s individualized learning method allows each student to study at a comfortable level, regardless of age or school grade, and advance beyond his or her current school grade level.
For Kumon’s growth prospect, the first Kumon Center outside of Japan was set up in New York in 1974. Since then, Kumon Centers have spread to 47 different countries and regions. Moreover, it also operates to set up the subsidiaries around the world continuously. This shows that Kumon’s franchise business grow rap.....