Learning a new language is generally perceived as being difficult and, in all likelihood, you have tried to learn a new language at some point in your life. Most of what we know about learning a language is either outdated or sometimes even false, though there is not only one learning method to begin with. Our successful method is in how we approach committing grammar rules, pronunciation, and a never-ending list of words to memory.
In the past, language schools considered repetitive grammar-translation methods to be the best way to learn a new language. This way of learning was dull and demotivating, and led many to quit before even starting. Later on, modern day language programmes introduced the communicative technique where we learn languages like babies, without emphasis on studying grammar, without doing word lists, but simply by listening and repeating. This was effective to some extent, yet many adults neither have the time nor the childlike capacity simply to absorb a new language.
At TaalBoost we believe in the right balance between these two approaches. Based on personal experiences in language learning and best practices in language teaching, we have developed a unique approach that combines:
- a lot of communication and practical use of language,
- easy to follow grammar explanations
- useful tips and phrases for using the Dutch language in everyday situations.
Our classes involve a lot of fun and interactive language games and exercises, and students learn in a relaxed atmosphere. We put a lot of emphasis on listening and speaking, since students usually lack real life experience in these areas, so when they have the opportunity to use the language, they find it virtually impossible to communicate. We encourage them to practice language by speaking, because, in this way, they not only learn many new words with their correct word endings, but they also get a feeling for grammar. Speaking of grammar, we believe that a new language – or any other new skill – will not stick unless you understand the essence of how it functions. Still, instead of difficult terms and grammar drills, we will introduce you to Dutch language rules using simple explanations and examples that are easy to remember.
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