Joined: 17 May 2008
|Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:02 pm Post subject: English Language Club Bogota
|Happy New Year to all the local English Teacher and everybody else here in Bogotá and further afield.
My name is David Drews and I´m posting here for an English Language Club I want to set up here in Bogotá.
Though participation in the Club would be free of charge the project is not void of commercial considerations. These are:
-using the club as a recruiting platform for private students.
-offering participation in the club to existing private students as an opportunity to parctice English and achieve better learning reasults increasing student/customer satisfaction.
-providing a platform to try out new activities prior to using them in language schools and/or paying customers.
-provide language teachers with an opportunity to share experience, ideas and materials to improve performance and results.
-develop new materials by pooling resources.
-cut out the language schools and cancelling students.
The basic idea behind this is the observation that local language institutes don´t seem be willing to use the language learning benefits of social activities in the target language, instead there is a strong, often student-led focus on one-to-one classes which I personally find rather couterproductive. Instead of focusing on teacher induced learning I believe better results can be achieved by enabling the students to achieve learner induced learning and providing an environment in which this can be achieved. Get the idea?
Another benefit of this format would be that it would suit potential students who don´t want to go for a complete language course with coursebook, grammar etc but only want to have non-commital conversational practice. Though no money would be made of these I believe that a fair number of these could be recruited as paying customers and even if not they would still recommend us further.
If yes contact me. I live in La Candelaria Calle 12, my cell number is 3017196753.
Hope to hear from you