Global Language Training offers to Spanish language learners, or any other second language learners, the possibility of applying their target language knowledge in real context situations under the continuous supervision of a specialist in order to acquire and develop their learning in accordance with their professional and everyday life activity.
Through this methodology, learners have the opportunity of developing, in Spanish, those aspects of their lives in which the Spanish language is used on current communication. It means that, what anyone learns inside the classroom, normally, stays in the classroom (because it belongs to that reality) and it is not acquired in the same way than in real life experiences. Hence, performing our linguistic knowledge in cultural and linguistic real situations makes it to be fixed in a more natural way into our brains.
It is a qualitative learning method that accelerates human communicative competence development through intuitive and efficient behavior patterns. It is the client himself the one who decides always the design of his/her staying and the communicative abilities that he/she wants to improve. We are not putting the whole weight of the student’s learning process in his/her hands, we are simply adjusting his/her learning path to his/her interests and preferences in order to get the best results in the shortest period of time.
A language is created and modified by its speakers. It’s the product of their own culture used as the main vehicle for communication at any level. Consequently, there must be synergies between cultural and linguistic learning in order to get to know the language in a most fluent and natural way, especially to avoid what is known as cultural crash, that represents an obstacle in any language learning practice. This methodology consists in what we could call: “living the language”. Our cognitive processes get improved when we know why are we doing something in one way and not the other. Our brain assimilates those concepts logically and they get fixed easily in our cognitive system. In second language acquisition, knowing how to say something is as important as knowing why through cultural understanding . This is crucial for our success in our learning process for a total absorption and assimilation of a knowledge that sometimes is just disorganized.
The success of using the Global Language Training comes from applying classroom knowledge in real situations like going shopping, making a phone contract, putting gas, purchasing a plane or train ticket, a plot, a house, having some tapas with some friends, renting a service or an apartment, standing in a queue chatting with people around, etc. Through the association of ideas, the student has the opportunity of using his/her knowledge to communicate using the target language as the main and sole tool. Being always accompanied by the tutor, the student will always have the opportunity of asking or commenting about any doubt during his/her language output getting a continuous feedback from his/her own learning. Under these circumstances, the student is more confident due to the fact that any mistake is going to be solved immediately and explained by the teacher, so the student will feel free to talk and interact with native speakers enjoying his/her learning without much effort. It’s like a huge interactive classroom, but real.