The Atpal Way
The goal is to speak fluently and develop excellent listening skills.
Through Assertive Learning techniques, what students learn during the course (essential grammar and vocabulary) is turned into superior speaking and listening skills by means of an accelerated, four-step conversion process.
Dynamic Phonetics (Blending of sounds)
People who speak slowly can be easily understood because words are clearly articulated one at a time. However, when a language is spoken at a normal rate (this is the way native speakers talk) sounds become blurred, and even easy words may be hard to understand.
Using Assertive Learning techniques, participants get accustomed to handling the target language as their own.
From the very first day of the course, students learn how to produce and understand the sounds of fluent speech.
The Assertive Approach: Developing New Skills
Through an assertive approach students don't require large amounts of language "information" in order to understand and speak well.
Using Assertive Learning techniques students soon become proficient in devising personal strategies and solutions in order to rapidly reach their goals:
Develop superior language skills, not faulty communication habits
Use the target language accurately, spontaneously and confidently from an early point
In short, it is to be proactive, persistent, and above all honest. It involves the following:
Clearly identify the goal(s)
Target weak points
Take proactive measures to address difficulties
Objectively assess progress based on frequently measured results
With the assistance of professional instructors and through a positive, assertive approach participants get motivated to analyze their situation and determine the causes at the root of their difficulties. Using the assertive tools and problem-solving techniques provided by the Assertive Learning system, students design personal solutions in order to rapidly achieve success.