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Thank you for your interest in Newcastle Language Systems!

You can learn a little more about who we are and our methods here. If you have any other questions about our approach to language instruction and coaching, please send a message by using the Contact form.

Our Goal:

Newcastle Language Systems was founded in order to provide high-quality language instruction to learners who are passionate about their goals and education. We accomplish this task by only employing professionally certified educators who have met our stringent standards and who have demonstrated the skills necessary to be in accordance with Newcastle Language Systems' method of instruction.

 

Newcastle Language Systems also prides itself on being a Fair Trade company, in that we make every effort to compensate our professional educators in accordance with their real and not comparative value. Thus, our goal is not to maximize profits through low wages, but rather to provide professional educators with a platform through which they can earn a wage that is commensurate with their years of experience. 

Our Methodology:

Too often in language classes, vocabulary related to a certain subject, such as film, cooking, or health, is learned by the student one week and then forgotten the next. The material and the instructor do not reinforce the new vocabulary throughout the course, and so the brain is not committing the words to long-term memory.

 

Here at Newcastle Language Systems, we continually review and use the vocabulary of past lessons so that the brain begins to commit the words to long-term memory leading the student to easily recall word meaning and then start using that word in conversation. For example, one week we might have a lesson on banking and learn words particular to that subject, such as the words  "interest" and "mortgage." If these words aren't reviewed in future lessons, or if the student doesn't have the opportunity to use them, the student will easily forget them. This is because the human brain is naturally designed to get rid of information we don't need so that it can make room for information we do need in some current situation. Unfortunately, however, we can't somehow force the brain to retain information that we don't need at the moment but really might need in the future, such as a word like "mortgage".

 

Our method, then, is to casually use some of the words learned in one lesson over a series of lessons. For example, two weeks after our banking lesson, the instructor might suddenly start talking about a friend who is trying to buy a house and cannot get a mortgage. The instructor will then ask the student if he or she understands what is meant by "mortgage", and hopefully, the student will recall the word from the previous lesson. If the student does not know, however, the instructor will have another short review, an d this process continues until the student can easily recall and use the word in conversation.

 

Our other core method for instruction is role-play. We have all seen those conversations in text books, where two people are, for example, trying to order at a restaurant. Due to the nature of books and audio lessons, these conversations can only follow a script, but as we know in real life, speakers don't follow a script, and then we either don't understand what is being said or are unable to reply.

 

By using extensive role-play, our educators give their students the opportunity to interact with everyone from forgetful waiters, helpful store clerks, irate customers, nosy co-workers, and  demanding CEOs to a wide range of characters you will find in almost every business meeting. During their lessons with Newcastle Language System instructors, students have discovered that role-play is not only one of the best methods for practicing their conversation skills, but is actually the most enjoyable part of the lesson!

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Thank you for your interest in Newcastle Language Systems!

You can learn a little more about who we are here. If you have any other questions about our approach to language instruction and coaching, please send  a message by using the Contact form.

Our Goal:

Newcastle Language Systems was founded in order to provide high-quality language instruction to learners who are passionate about their goals and education. We accomplish this task by only employing professionally certified educators who have met our stringent standards and who have demonstrated the skills necessary to be in accordance with Newcastle Language Systems' method of instruction.

 

Newcastle Language Systems also prides itself on being a Fair Trade company, in that we make every effort to compensate our professional educators in accordance with their real and not comparative value. Thus, our goal is not to maximize profits through low wages, but rather to provide professional educators with a platform through which they can earn a wage that is commensurate with their years of experience. 

Our Methodology:

Too often in language classes, vocabulary related to a certain subject, such as film, cooking, or health, is learned by the student one week and then forgotten the next. The material and the instructor do not reinforce the new vocabulary throughout the course, and so the brain is not committing the words to long-term memory.

 

Here at Newcastle Language Systems, we continually review and use the vocabulary of past lessons so that the brain begins to commit the words to long-term memory leading the student to easily recall word meaning and then start using that word in conversation. For example, one week we might have a lesson on banking and learn words particular to that subject, such as the words  "interest" and "mortgage." If these words aren't reviewed in future lessons, or if the student doesn't have the opportunity to use them, the student will easily forget them. This is because the human brain is naturally designed to get rid of information we don't need so that it can make room for information we do need in some current situation. Unfortunately, however, we can't somehow force the brain to retain information that we don't need at the moment but really might need in the future, such as a word like "mortgage".

 

Our method, then, is to casually use some of the words learned in one lesson over a series of lessons. For example, two weeks after our banking lesson, the instructor might suddenly start talking about a friend who is trying to buy a house and cannot get a mortgage. The instructor will then ask the student if he or she understands what is meant by "mortgage", and hopefully, the student will recall the word from the previous lesson. If the student does not know, however, the instructor will have another short review, an d this process continues until the student can easily recall and use the word in conversation.

Our other core method for instruction is role-play. We have all seen those conversations in text books, where two people are, for example, trying to order at a restaurant. Due to the nature of books and audio lessons, these conversations can only follow a script, but as we know in real life, speakers don't follow a script, and then we either don't understand what is being said or are unable to reply.

By using extensive role-play, our educators give their students the opportunity to interact with everyone from forgetful waiters, helpful store clerks, irate customers, nosy co-workers, and  demanding CEOs to a wide range of characters you will find in almost every business meeting. During their lessons with Newcastle Language System instructors, students have discovered that role-play is not only one of the best methods for practicing their conversation skills, but is actually the most enjoyable part of the lesson!

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Thank you for your interest in Newcastle Language Systems!

You can learn a little more about who we are by expanding the boxes. If you have any other questions about our approach to language instruction and coaching, please send a message by using the Contact form.

Our Goal

Newcastle Language Systems was founded in order to provide high-quality language instruction to learners who are passionate about their goals and education. We accomplish this task by only employing professionally certified educators who have met our stringent standards and who have demonstrated the skills necessary to be in accordance with Newcastle Language Systems' method of instruction.

 

Newcastle Language Systems also prides itself on being a Fair Trade company, in that we make every effort to compensate our professional educators in accordance with their real and not comparative value. Thus, our goal is not to maximize profits through low wages, but rather to provide professional educators with a platform through which they can earn a wage that is commensurate with their years of experience. 

Our Methodology

Too often in language classes, vocabulary related to a certain subject, such as film, cooking, or health, is learned by the student one week and then forgotten the next. The material and the instructor do not reinforce the new vocabulary throughout the course, and so the brain is not committing the words to long-term memory.

 

Here at Newcastle Language Systems, we continually review and use the vocabulary of past lessons so that the brain begins to commit the words to long-term memory leading the student to easily recall word meaning and then start using that word in conversation. For example, one week we might have a lesson on banking and learn words particular to that subject, such as the words  "interest" and "mortgage." If these words aren't reviewed in future lessons, or if the student doesn't have the opportunity to use them, the student will easily forget them. This is because the human brain is naturally designed to get rid of information we don't need so that it can make room for information we do need in some current situation. Unfortunately, however, we can't somehow force the brain to retain information that we don't need at the moment but really might need in the future, such as a word like "mortgage".

 

Our method, then, is to casually use some of the words learned in one lesson over a series of lessons. For example, two weeks after our banking lesson, the instructor might suddenly start talking about a friend who is trying to buy a house and cannot get a mortgage. The instructor will then ask the student if he or she understands what is meant by "mortgage", and hopefully, the student will recall the word from the previous lesson. If the student does not know, however, the instructor will have another short review, an d this process continues until the student can easily recall and use the word in conversation.

Our other core method for instruction is role-play. We have all seen those conversations in text books, where two people are, for example, trying to order at a restaurant. Due to the nature of books and audio lessons, these conversations can only follow a script, but as we know in real life, speakers don't follow a script, and then we either don't understand what is being said or are unable to reply.

By using extensive role-play, our educators give their students the opportunity to interact with everyone from forgetful waiters, helpful store clerks, irate customers, nosy co-workers, and  demanding CEOs to a wide range of characters you will find in almost every business meeting. During their lessons with Newcastle Language System instructors, students have discovered that role-play is not only one of the best methods for practicing their conversation skills, but is actually the most enjoyable part of the lesson!

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