English for Africa's Approach

Behind every methodology is a philosophy, and language teaching is no different. Modern communicative language teaching has at its core a belief in the role of self-expression and individualism in the learning process: by expressing themselves as they learn, students learn to express themselves.

But no man is a vacuum, especially not in the language classroom. Group dynamics are important, and the relationship with the teacher is vital. Hence the focus on pair and group work in class, and building rapport between the teacher and the student which is based on confidence and trust.

English for Africa’s training programs, and its approach to designing and running CELTA courses, are firmly grounded in this philosophy. The teacher’s role is to create the conditions for communication in the classroom—self-expression in the context of a safe classroom community.

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