DO YOU WANT TO BE FAME-OUS?
There is one thing that learning a foreign language and dieting have in common. Both processes, no matter how successful, reach a point when progress seems to have stopped. The dreaded plateau stage. Hitting the plateau has been described as the experience where you feel that no matter how hard you try, there is no progress in learning. And even though this is not entirely true, the feeling is very real.
These plateaus are normal and commonly experienced periodically, yet still cause considerable frustration and may even discourage from further efforts. At higher levels, for more advanced learners of English as a foreign language this is especially true. The perceived gap between native-like language competence and their own command of English creates something of a “glass-ceiling” effect. Bridging this gap is exactly what we, at Accent for Professionals had in mind when we created an alternative course for the most advanced learners – our own proprietary programme FAME: Functional Advanced Method of English.
The programme, drawing on the experience of cooperating with our largest corporate clients is revolutionizing English teaching at the highest levels: B2+ and C1. It aims to increase the learners’ eloquence and expand their English vocabulary and expressions range enabling the users to e.g. casually drop idioms and colloquialisms into their conversations.
The training is very practical, the input language is divided into functional groups ? each session covers a separate language function.
Example topics covered in the course include:
Do You Speak Ponglish?
A Hard Nut to Crack: Advanced Debating
Say it Right : Tentative and Diplomatic Language
The Future is Bright: Trends and Predictions
“Haven’t We Met Before”….? : The Art of Small Talk
The effects of the course can be seen very quickly, effectively boosting the learners? confidence, allowing them to see real progress and immediately transfer their newly gained skills to their professional communication.
They become able to express themselves much more clearly and freely – especially while interacting with native speakers. The learners’ development starts gathering pace again, making that step onto the next level possible.