HKLTC Teaching Methodologies
Learner Center & Content Based Curriculum
Evaluation and Monitoring An agreed-upon objective-based performance monitoring system measures the progress of participants throughout the program.
Teaching Man-power HKLTC has a team of committed, talent, qualified Native English Tutors (NET) who are specialised in providing Business English training for local Hong Kong people.
For all our courses, and particularly those that are tailor-made, we follow a standard procedure in order to make sure the participants are suitable for the class level and that we meet the objectives of the company as well as the participants. For every course, our aims are Accuracy, Honesty, Quality, Flexibility and Fun.
Stage One - Pre-Course
The following are usually standard:
A meeting with the Training Department is arranged to discuss the course objectives, course content and concerns. In some cases, a meeting may be arranged directly with the Line Managers who requested the course, so their perspective can be heard. Furthermore, a questionnaire can be developed to get line manager's feedback.
Questionnaires are prepared and distributed to participants in order to assess exactly what areas should be covered on the course and how much time and emphasis should be placed on each area.
Tasks are also given to participants to assess the level of their English. In this way we ensure that the course, and the activities prepared, are at the correct level for them.
Real-life examples of the participants use of English are collected, especially when writing courses are involved. These are used to evaluate the participants level but are also incorporated into the course.
Interviews are conducted for oral-skills courses, and in some cases writing skills courses.
Furthermore, evaluation is an important aspect of any course. Therefore, Business English can offer to design a skills-based Pre-Course Evaluation as well as a Post-Course Evaluation so as to allow companies to analyse the progress of their staff and the effectiveness of the course.
Stage Two - Preparation
Business English writes and produces the material from the knowledge gained from pre-course research, namely: the English level of the participants; the language skills that are required of them and the company/line manager's objectives.
The materials can come in various forms depending on the type of course requested. In most cases, the course consists of comprehensive handouts. Most examples within the material are taken from the participant's real life working experience.
Each participant receives a full set of comprehensive materials in a Business English folder. At the end of the course, a master copy (all the notes on the course) is provided to the Training Department for their records.
Stage Three - Presentation
Our methodology follows a very productive approach with emphasis on practice in the classroom. We follow a methodology known as PPP Presentation, Practice & Production. As the lesson progresses more emphasis is placed on the participants. In most lessons, the last 30 - 45 minutes are taken up with a free speaking/writing practice related to their jobs.
Each exercise and free speaking/writing practice is explained clearly to the participants as to the purpose of the exercise. Furthermore, follow up and error correction are done after each free speaking/writing exercise so that participants have a good overall understanding.
Training includes active learning methods. Where appropriate, sessions involve simulated role- play, video analysis, pair and group work, discussion and more. Written work is studied in context, specifically using examples of participants' own work.
Stage Four - Post-Course
The following can be provided after completion of the course:
Individual student reports outlining progress, strengths and areas to work on; An overall course report written by the trainer for the Training Department's reference. Content includes course details, overall student progress and participation, parts of the course that worked well, parts of the course that could be improved and recommendations This helps plan future training objectives.
Course Certificates of Completion.
Support for the Workplace English Campaign
Courses are designed based on the objectives of the participant(s) as well as their language proficiency.
Courses may include any aspect of language learning.
Before the course commences, one of our professional language trainers will discuss the participant's needs, check their proficiency (both written and oral) and will help construct a course outline suitable to the participant(s).
Course duration may vary, although there is a minimum of 40 hours.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a course report written by the trainer, indicating the course content, language strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for further language development.
Tuition may take place either at our training centre, students' office, home or any other convenient location.
The schedule is flexible, therefore allowing participants not to miss lessons when away on vacation or business. They can arrange their lessons directly with the trainer.
They can have as many hours as they like per week or just one hour per week depending on their schedule. However, it is expected that at least 10 hours of training should be completed within a period of 3 months from the start of the course.
If a participant cancels the lesson within 24 hours of the lesson, a cancellation fee of one hour's training will be charged.