THE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR SERIES
Unique structure and content integrated to digitally-facilitate English language skills quickly and confidently
Online or face to face, training is mostly just listening. Does any application of learning really happen? Generally when lectures end, a quiz is taken, certificates are collected and participants go on their merry way with no discernible change.
Our facilitated-learning platform is different, combining asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Harvesting each learner’s contribution is key to transferring new skills into the community.
19th Century Industrial Model
Onerous, inaccurate details lacking assessment, context or relevance
Grammar focus impedes conversation skills.
Industrial language study doesn’t include authentic listening or speaking practice.
Minimal legitimate impact on learners’, ability, autonomy or contribution.
LEARNING CIRCLES – A PROVEN APPROACH
Leveraging and digitalizing a successful education model
Scandinavian Education System – A Success Story
Changing Communities. The Study Circle – For Learning and Democracy
“Study circles more or less passed away in USA, they have ever since flourished in Sweden and Scandinavia. Still, nearly three million Swedes participate in more than 300,000 study circles annually…“
Literacy Rate reference : Canada Conference Board and article reference : www.sciencedirect.com Elsevier Publishing
The ability to write and speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate smoothly and effectively in formal and informal interactions on practical, social, and professional levels.EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Intelligibility is the key outcome and it is unrelated to accent!
HOW IT IS DONE
Facilitated learning is active learning. The more engagement learners experience, the more responsibility they take for their progress, the more effective the training
Real-world LSRW Integration
Communication skills cannot simply be taught, they must be practiced
Structured and Active Participation
Maximizing online learning sessions, every voice matters.
Performance is Measurable
Real-time data, analytics aggregated across implementations
Facilitated learning empowers participants to take control of their learning process.
Participants learn with and from each other as they identify and implement solutions to a range of issues. They come to appreciate the value of their own voice, ideas and the contribution they are to the community.Source : “Training the Trainer Resource Pack on Facilitated Learning ” by ICA-SAE
DIGITAL LEARNING PRODUCTS
Communication Skills Development Learning Circles consist of groups of up to 30 participants
|#||Product||Who is it for?|
|1||The Effective Communicator – Educator|
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|Teachers, Teacher-Trainers, Trainers, Administrators|
|2||The Effective Communicator – Enterprise||Executives, Management, Leadership, Sales Teams, Customer Support|
|3||Opinions Matter||School students 6-12 standard|
|4||The Language Facilitator|
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|English Language Teacher, ESL|
FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS
The Effective Communicator facilitated at Schools and Enterprises
The Effective Communicator is well-written and planned, especially the practical guidance. In fact, I benefited a lot from the live discussions. The guidance pointed out several things that I will remember for years to come. I look forward to participating in the next program. Thank you.Rukmini – Pre School Teacher
Digital online creates a more effective learning environment because it allows more time to digest information. The combination of structure and freedom, effective time management, expanded world view, discussions with classmates and immediate feedback are some of the benefits.Rakesh – Primary School Teacher
Learning on my own before the live sessions made me more accountable. This was important because it developed my skills, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Independent learning is about being active rather than passive. It is about working out the answers rather than being told.Mangala – Secondary School Teacher
Everyone had the chance to speak out his/her opinions. We not only learned from the material but also each other.
I personally learnt about self-exploration, gaining knowledge, building confidence and expanding my skill set.
Getting communication skills upgraded is the need of the hour. I believe that practical learning is essential as it allows us to think past the theories which are taught in a traditional manner.
Honestly, it was quite a different course than I ever attended before. I feel it was very interesting and it inspired my confidence to express my ideas in English during conference calls.
I got pronunciation more than previous courses. I gained speaking accuracy for my future learning and work.
In English, I can talk to co-workers from Taiwan and Japan who I never talked to before.Mabel – Customer Support
Maximizing Teacher-Training Business Outcomes
Teacher-Trainers are a precious resource in any community. Is it therefore incumbent upon us to effectively implement Teacher-Training? Combining your background and expertise with our model, content and technology will effectively maximize educational benefit, social impact, and business growth for your institute.
THE KEY COMPONENTS INCLUDE
Develop communication skills through the highly successful Scandinavian education model
Gain qualifications in digitally blended facilitation
Scale teacher-training in your community using our Singapore government-funded learning technology
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Partner with us
We excel at collaborating with teacher training institutes, corporate training companies and HR skills development companies.
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