Now for the First Time in India!!! THE CALLAN METHOD
Learn English using an Easy, Fun and effective method. A method that has been perfected over the last 60 years in the UK. And now adopted in over 40 countries- and by more than tens and thousands of English language students world-wide. The Callan Method is Effective.
From absolute novice to advanced speakers - Callan Method has a plan for everyone. With 12 distinct Stages, the method covers everyone from a Novice English speaker to advanced levels. If you’re aiming for B1, B2 or C1 exams such as Cambridge, TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL or Trinity, the Callan Method is the fastest way to acquire the language skills you need to succeed, and you’ll be able to Speak English with confidence too.
At Fundaskills - Xpress English, we have certified trainers who have been certified by the Callan Method Organization from the United Kingdom and FundaSkills - Xpress English is a Callan Method Accredited English School.
A Callan Method lesson delivered at Xpress English is probably very different from other English lessons you have experienced before. With the Cambridge method or other commonly followed methods in India, a student in the classroom typically sits in silence, doing a reading comprehension test or a grammar exercise from a book. Even when you do have ‘free conversations’, you only use the English you already feel comfortable with. At a Fundaskills- Xpress English Classroom our teachers are trained to use the Callan Method lesson in a unique way that is ideally suited to the local conditions-
This will ensure that:
When you are learning a second/third language you need to hear, see and use words and grammatical structures many times before you really know them properly and can use them confidently and naturally.
The Callan Method delivered at Xpress English is based on a carefully constructed system of revision. New words and grammar are taught using language you have already learned. You immediately practise the new material, listening to questions, saying the answers and getting immediate correction for any mistakes.
Vocabulary and grammar are then systematically revised, reappearing in different contexts as you progress through the twelve Stages of the Method. Because there is a lot of revision, it is not important for you to understand everything the first time; it gets easier and easier until you are naturally using the language.
Callan Method teachers speak quickly or at a normal speed as you would normally hear English in everyday situations. You will practise listening to quick, natural speech and become able to understand English without first translating into your language. This idea of not translating is at the centre of the approach at Xpress English School; this will help you to start thinking in English.
Using the Callan Method, the Xpress English teacher helps you when you’re speaking, and corrects all your mistakes the moment you make them. The teacher corrects you by imitating (copying) your mistake and then saying the correct pronunciation/form of the word. For example, if you say “He come from Spain”, the teacher quickly says “not come – comes”. This correction by imitation helps you to hear the difference between your mistake and the proper English form. You should immediately repeat the correct word and continue with your sentence. You learn a lot from this correction of your mistakes, and constant correction results in fast progress.
Although the Callan Method involves a lot of speaking practice, this does not mean chatting (free conversation). When people chat, they only use the words and grammar that they already know, so they do not learn much. In a Callan Method lesson, you are constantly using new words and structures when you speak, so you benefit more. No time is wasted.
When you study at Xpress English, a Callan Accredited School, you get free access to the interactive Callan Student Practice Area (the CSPA). You can visit the CSPA on your PC, tablet or mobile to carry on practising whenever you want and wherever you are. The CSPA lets you:
Xpress English is the only Callan Method Accredited School in India. The Callan Method is carefully structured and is very well designed and written. However, it is very important that the teacher knows how to deliver the Method. This is why at Xpress English we ensure that teachers are carefully chosen and certified by the Callan Method organization before they step into the classroom. We procure all our teaching material and student books directly from Callan in the UK thus ensuring the highest teaching quality and absolute consistency. Our teachers are also subject to annual reviews by the Callan organization to help them keep improving. The combination of our well-trained teachers and the fantastic materials directly procured from Callan UK ensure that this is the best method at the best School to quickly and efficiently master the English Language
OUR SATISFIED LEARNERS
"We appreciate Mr. Swaminathan’s diligence & commitment in conducting Business Language Chinese Course for two sections of 25 students each of our Post Graduate Programme during the Academic year 2012-13. Also, the same course has been conducted in subsequent years under our PG Programme till 2017. Further, we understand from the students that they are benefited immensely by way of course content as well as pedagogy. We do hope that we will get his continuous support in the subsequent years too."
Dr. L S MurtyChairperson, IIM Bangalore
"A lot of Chinese apps on phone and Technology stuff has made it easier for students to learn Chinese language, but nothing can come close to the experience of being taught by an inspirational teacher like you. Mr. Swaminathan. Thank you is a very small word. Your knowledge of course content , innovative ways of teaching and specially educating students like us is simply superb. Faculty, course content, planning and facilities were up to the mark. Loved the role play sessions which was great fun and a good learning curve. Overall a great experience and I will surely recommend my friends to take up this course with you."
Sandeep KalraTechnical Account Manager (Omni Remote)
"I have joined Swaminathan Sir in 2017, with objective of learning Mandarin. I have successfully completed HSK Level-01 & Level-02 with flying colors. As i was travelling very frequently to the mandarin speaking region, the survival was not easy. Professor Swaminathan has made the toughest language to learn into the simplest language. He is very dedicated and fun to learn with. Its not only the language, he has made us to understand their culture as well. He always says that, if you want to know the people and their culture, first know their language. It is indeed very true. My best wishes are always with him."
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