On 10th January 1980 the ENGLISH CENTRE opens up in Bari. Since then and for all these years, our centre has focused on adopting updated teaching methodologies and improving the quality of its course materials, providing a welcoming, comfortable environment and stimulating our students to excel in learning a foreign language. In 2012 we opened our second location in Bitonto (Ba). It was designed and built in full compliance with all safety regulations in the workplace. The school has spacious, bright and safe rooms. Each classroom has an emergency exit and meets the health and hygiene standards required by the local health jurisdiction. It is strictly forbidden to smoke inside the school and all classrooms are air-conditioned to ensure a constant temperature and ideal in any season.
THE LIMITS OF THE PREVIOUS METHODS
The Communicative method replaces the traditional method, which consisted in learning grammar structures. To begin learning a language, the lessons in class also work, but groups must be homogeneous and composed by no more than 8 students for at least 70 hours. Multimedia tools have improved, but a teacher is nevertheless necessary.
THE TEACHING METHOD OF THE ENGLISH CENTRE
(Communicative method - T.P.R.) According to the theory of multiple intelligences formulated by the American psychologist Gardner, each of us is provided with at least seven kinds of intelligence, and the teacher clings to an analytic, practical and especially
This method focuses on teaching a language through communication, simulating real life situations under the teacher’s
T.P.R. - TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE
is a method that does not require immediate verbal responses. Asher, an American psychologist has created it beginning with the observations made on the teaching problems of children, making up to the process of learning of the mother tongue. Teaching is a