English Course for Absolute Beginners With the Callan Method

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Description

When you are a real beginner, you don’t even know where to start. It’s pointless to read grammar books because you don’t have enough vocabulary to apply what you have read. Moreover, it’s hard to teach yourself because you don’t know if you are doing a good job or not.

However, as experienced educators employing the Callan Method, we find beginners the easiest to teach because they do not have any pre-learned mistakes.

In this course, you will be learning the correct way to speak from the very start. You will learn how to speak the same way native speakers from English-speaking countries speak.

During the course, you are going to start speaking from the first minute of your lesson. At first, you only learn a few simple sentences using only a few words. With time, the sentences gradually become longer and more complicated, but everything evolves naturally.

Step-by-step, we build up your vocabulary and grammar, and it is all learned through conversation. Every question we ask focuses on a specific word or phrase. You spend the whole lesson speaking and we correct all your mistakes. Every single one!

The Method is simple and makes the lessons stick in your head. The teacher asks you questions and you reply. When you make mistakes, which you most definitely will, the teacher immediately corrects you. Since everything is repeated many times, after the second, third, or fourth go, you will just instinctively know how to pronounce the words.

The method follows the same way your parents corrected you when you made mistakes as a child. You won’t be embarrassed! Those who make mistakes learn. That is the only way to learn.

Language proficiency requirements:

This Erasmus+ course is suited for absolute beginners (CEFR level: A1.1). If you are interested in a more advanced course have a look at our course Speak English Confidently with the Callan Method.

Concept by: Maria Grgić-Skendrović

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Actively and confidently use basic vocabulary and grammar;
  • Improve understanding and listening skills;
  • Learn grammar and sentence structures;
  • Be instructed on how to properly pronounce words and complex sentences;
  • Become familiar with technical English for professional activity.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to the Callan Method

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the week’s external activities;
  • Setting the framework: expectations, goals, rules and roles;
  • Basics of the Callan Method;
  • Callan Method English lesson – 4-hour session;
  • City walking tour.

Day 2 – New Vocabulary and Deeper Understanding of the Callan Method

  • Callan Method English lesson – 2-hour session;
  • Learning with ICT Tools – alphabet, numbers, clothes, body parts, family members;
  • Callan Method English lesson – 2-hour session.

Day 3 – New Vocabulary and Grammar

  • Callan Method English lesson – 2-hour session;
  • Learning by playing: place and time descriptions, personal pronouns;
  • New vocabulary – food;
  • Visit to the green market;
  • Callan Method English Lesson – 2-hour session.

Day 4 – The Callan Method continued

  • Callan Method lesson – 2-hour session;
  • Learning with ICT tools: affirmative, negations, descriptions, introduction and presentation;
  • Callan Method Lesson – 2-hour session.

Day 5 – Revision Class and Final Examination

  • Callan Method lesson – 2-hour session;
  • Callan Method full revision class;
  • Final examination;
  • Closing notes and discussion.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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