Language competence pillars
Smile's language education programs are based on 4 language competence pillars: structural, practical, psychological and technical. It's the application of these language building blocks combined with the cognizance of trainees of the various features of language and communications education that makes the process effective.
Much of the focus is on the “Structural” and “Practical” pillars, particularly for the A1, A2 and B1 levels (CEFR), at which point course participants are still in the process of building many core linguistic skills. Smile’s courses also place a lot of emphasis on the “Psychological” and “Technical” competence pillars. These are incorporated into each syllabus as they are essential to the overall success of the course.
This is an approach we have used and mastered for several years to garner concrete results. At the same time we also incorporate the latest innovations in education to make the learning experience more effective and more engaging. Using today's cutting-edge technology allows us to offer our students interactive (blended learning) and up-to-date materials across various digital platforms. And our ongoing teacher training programs ensures that our teachers are always informed about all of the advancements in teaching methods and materials.