Teaching Methods專屬教學方式介紹

TLI Language Teaching Methodology

At TLI, our teaching methodology is a combination of a total of 7 language instruction methods including direct instruction, natural instruction, communicative language learning, grammar-translation, contextual instruction, and oral/aural teaching methodologies. These teaching methodologies are used together with our own teaching materials and represent an improvement on old-fashioned, grammar-memorization methods. Using this principled combination of teaching methods, we aim to strengthen the student’s motivation to learn the language while also emphasizing important features of the language and developing communicative competence.

The Language Learning Pyramid

The basis of language learning is accurate pronunciation. From this basis, learners are able to work towards achieving fluent spoken language. The next important key to learning a language is real-life functionality. Experiencing the culture through the language helps learners to develop an international understanding of the target language while improving language skills. Finally, learners must work to master the integration of their listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills. By putting all of these things together, language learners can reach the top of the language learning pyramid.


The Golden Ratio of Curriculum Design

Our beginners curriculum is comprised of 75% pronunciation, speaking, and listening instruction, while 25% of instruction focuses on sentence structures and vocabulary. Intermediate curriculums are designed to be equally divided between the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. This curriculum incorporates a variety of different kinds of activities that develop literacy, conversational skills, and writing skills, all of which allow students to establish a comprehensive set of language skills. Our advanced curriculums are designed with about 75% of all instruction working on reading comprehension and grammar/writing, with 25% of instruction targeting listening practice as well as learning strategies that students can use to achieve greater learner autonomy. These guidelines are flexible and can be adjusted at any time to meet the specific needs of each individual student.