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Private lessons

Attending private lessons is the best option for learning languages when a student has to quickly re-activate or improve their language skills. It is particularly ideal for people who are not able to attend training regularly and need a flexible timetable.

Our lesson planners create each private student a personal lesson plan that helps them to achieve the predetermined learning outcomes. The length of the course depends on the participant’s starting level as well as the desired goals.

Choose private lessons, if you:

• want to deepen your current language skills
• want to prepare for future business negotiations or conferences
• want to improve your language skills on a specialist area
• want to improve the less advanced areas of your language skills
• want to prepare for a business trip abroad
• want to prepare for an exam
• want to improve your pronunciation

During private lessons, you will be able to speak as much as possible. You will be able to practice the desired subject area of improvement as effectively as possible because the language course is completely tailor-made according to your level and needs.

Learning is a process, in which the teacher guides the student towards the next important milestone. Private lessons encourage children, youngsters and adults to find the passion to re-learn languages and to learn more. It is essential for the student to feel that the freshly learned information is important.
When the student notices that the learned information can be put to real use, the learning process becomes easier. Private lessons give the student a chance to practice the language verbally.

After the completion of a course, the student receives the following:
A report on learning
A student evaluation

The participant also receives a course certificate after the completion of the course.

The teaching takes place either at the client’s premises or at our school.

Fun and inspiring couples teaching

Are you perhaps lacking motivation when it comes to learning?

The couples teaching option is perfect for language students that want to learn quickly and inexpensively.
Both course participants are taken into consideration equally. This type of teaching is particularly ideal for those who are at the same language level, for example, colleagues holding the same type of professional positions or couples.

The participant gets extra motivation when the teaching takes place with someone they know. This creates an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and in addition encourages the participants to learn also outside the classroom. The teaching process becomes effective and continuous.
The course content can be easily modified based on the clients’ needs, learning pace and areas that need revision. The study schedule can also be modified to be more concise depending on the desired timeframe.


ASK FOR MORE DETAILS

Ask for more details concerning professional and enjoyable private lessons already today. Our experienced and helpful staff is happy to assist you with all the questions you may have!

Contact us today! Cost estimates and offers are sent to you within 24 hours: info@knm.fi




English Courses


Our teaching method

 

Our language school’s teaching approach to foreign languages is based on the method of Communicative Language Teaching. The emphasis is on the student’s ability to succeed in different communicative and cultural situations in a foreign language.
The learning is authentic and takes place via real life situations. The main aim is spontaneity and understandability when it comes to using a foreign language.

The popularity of the communicative approach has grown immensely from the sixties and it is the governing approach still today in language teaching. The use of language is understood as a form of comprehensibility and expression. Communicative language teaching aims at communicative competence that has four aspects:

  Grammatical competence i.e. governing the language code.
  Sociolinguistic competence i.e. competence to use language in an appropriate way in a certain situation.
  Discourse competence i.e. the ability to connect and interpret parts of a message while forming unified and sensible entities.
  Strategic competence i.e. the ability to use language and non-language related strategies (euphemisms, literary devices etc.)

The communicative approach also closely contains the method of teaching about the communication between different cultures that emphasize communicative information and skills as well as the student’s personal, social readiness and attitude while supporting the student’s independent learning.

The teachers plan the learning process from the student’s point of view. The teaching plan takes into consideration the student’s language level and learning outcomes. The teacher introduces the available resources to the student and guides the student’s attention and actions in such a way that it helps the student to learn better.

The teacher supports the student in any inconvenient area in such a way that the student will be able to improve beyond their own language level, develop different strategies for challenging situations as well reach the next skill level. The student is given teaching materials that are particularly suitable for them.

The teaching method supports cognitive processing and does not represent a ready-made and solid image of the learned language that is to be learned by memory and is rigid. All teaching materials support communicative use of language and are based on situations outside the classroom.

Teaching that uses functional approach does not neglect different forms of teaching completely as the forms are described in such a way that the student becomes aware of their established use and practices. The form, meaning and usage are all in balance. Our teaching method is open and systematic which the learning process enjoyable and effective.

Read also: Intensive English courses.



Teachers

BA Simon Elliott

Originally an Englishman from south west London, I moved to Finland in 2005 and am still here. I started teaching English to adults temporarily but quickly found that I actually quite enjoyed it, and so it soon became permanent. I actually love must things Finnish including sauna, ice swimming, juhla Mokka, rye bread, even mämmi but I have to admit to a strong dislike for salmiakki... My favourite Finnishword? Lämpimämpi - it simply sounds awesome.

Lic. Laura Villella

Having a strong formal background in philology and psychology of language it only seemed natural to start teaching languages. Soon I discovered my love for teaching and I really can't see myself doing anything else. I find the energy in the classroom fascinating and the interaction with people is very rewarding. I have been privileged enough to have lived in Argentina, America, England and Scotland. And of course, let's not forget Finland!

FM Leila Virtanen

I grew up in Toronto believing that I was really Finnish. When I moved to Finland about 20 years ago to study folklore and improve my Finnish, I started to realize just how Canadian I was. Now I don’t think about the identity question too much - it’s just great to have access to both worlds. When I’m not teaching English at Nuevo Mundo, I like hanging out with my family, playing Scrabble, gardening, reading fiction and translating studies of Finnish folklore and poetry.

FM Victoria Frantseva

I moved to Finland in 2009 from Seattle, Washington, USA. I am a professional teacher and simultaneous translator with many years of experience, and I love my job. I am also a world traveler and thoroughly enjoy other cultures and languages. Finland, its people, language and lifestyle are fascinating to me. My favorite things about Finland are the never-ending summer daylight, the Baltic Sea, the lingonberries and of course Santa Claus!



Prices


At Language School Nuevo Mundo, each language course is planned according to individual needs and that is why each project has its own price depending on the time, place and language. Contact us already today! Cost estimates and offers are sent to you within 24 hours when you fill in the form and send it to us.

Our cost estimate services are free of charge. Ask for more details from us already today!

The price includes::
  • - planning the training
    - oral interview
    - written test
    - report on level test
    - teaching and its preparation
    - teaching materials
  • - course folders
    - final tests
    - report on learning
    - course certificates
    - planning for further studies
    - teacher’s travel expenses within Helsinki