Teaching in China
English opens the mind, education touches the heart.
Teaching Philosophy
What Is Our Teaching Philosophy?

Although there are numerous methods of teaching people to speak a different language from their mother tongue, there is no one universally accepted theory of how they actually learn that second language. Our philosophy in LinguaTutor is that language is learned not for its own sake but in order to communicate and to find out about the world. For that reason our teaching is organized around diverse and interesting topics, such as ecology, inventions, news, daily events, sports, arts, culture, language, etc. Each topic consists of linguistic tasks, and incorporates various essential communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students are exposed to written and spoken language that is (made) comprehensible to them, and engaged in different kinds of creative activities for productive and reproducing second language communication.

What Is Our Approach?
In order to maximize our efficiency, we follow a systematic approach to English learning by taking the following steps :
A standard placement test so as to accurately and objectively place the students in appropriate class and level of instruction
A careful selection of professional native speakers with appropriate skills for teaching different levels
Careful matching of teachers with students with particular regards to the needs of the students and the strengths of the teachers
Provision of one-on-one lessons and activities catered and tailor made for each student based on their regular curriculum
Provision of list of lessons, language points covered and expected language outcomes that could readily be observed and measured. This will assist the students (or their parents) to be fully involved in and informed of their own program and expected progress
Regular Assessment test to evaluate the progress of students toward English language competency
Extra- curricular group activities, in form of Club activities, to provide additional social interaction and peer learning opportunities. These would provide ideal situation where students of similar age or proficiency levels could get together to practice their newly acquired English skills in groups through doing fun and educational activities such as story time, drama, arts, sports, outing, viewing films, playing various games, etc.
Continued and systematic evaluation of our teachers’ performance through keeping regular and close contact with clients
Overseas summer schools with the view of providing authentic experiences of western cultures and an emersion in English speaking environment
Test preparation classes for various ages and stages (such as TOEFL junior, TOEFL, ILETS, etc) to prepare the student for their future studies in international schools or in learning institutes overseas.
Overseas Educational Tours to assist the students and their parents in comparing and finally selecting the appropriate type of learning institution (high school, college or university)overseas
Professional English learning through studying Business English, career English, vocational English, or soft personal, managerial and/or organizational skills.
What is the best way to learn a foreign language?

There is no simple answer to this question. The best way of learning depends very much on the learner and why he/she wants to learn. An extrovert will be probably learn better with a method that involves lots of role plays and participation in unstructured discussions, whereas a quieter, more reflective person may prefer written exercises with plenty of grammatical explanations. Someone who is only interested in being able to communicate well enough on holiday in the foreign country will require a different method of learning than another person who wants to study at a foreign university. For the general language learner an eclectic mix of several different methods is often the best approach.