The Sterling Method
What is The Sterling Method? It is our simple, functional, skill based method for learning languages.
The world of language learning is filled with confusing buzzwords and fashionable labels for methodologies, which most teachers and language companies will struggle to explain to you.
Complex methodologies with complex explanations for something as simple as speaking or writing.
We realized that learning to use languages in a functional way was what people and organizations needed to succeed. We understand that languages are a skill, something to be practised to improve rather than to study and memorize. And so The Sterling Method was born.
Our 3 Core Principles
Simple, Uncomplicated & Functional. These are the keys to great communication and so are at the heart of everything we do at Sterling Languages.
Simplicity is Genius
We know that over complicating our classes makes our work seem more relevant and important but we’d rather teach people languages in a more effective manner, leaving us more time to coach communication and work on skills, which benefit you more.
Sterling Languages know that languages are a skill to be practised, a tool of communication and an art to express. This is why we coach communication rather than teach languages. Giving you the skills and confidence needed to get the results you want and need from the language.
Communication Not Perfection
You are not perfect in mother tongue so do not expect to be perfect in the language you are learning. Getting your message across without problems is perfection, so lose the fear.
We teach techniques to maximize the level that you have today, whilst we improve your level for the future.
Use Comes First
Traditionally people learn grammar, and then the various ways it can be used. We start with the use, how to persuade for example, then which item of grammar give which options. You not only remember but also know what you need when you use the language.
Through consultation we incorporate hard skills such as negotiation or sales techniques. We can add any in-house training material to our own to maintain company protocol in foreign and second languages.
Learning a language gives you the perfect opportunity to evaluate and rethink how you speak, persuade, listen etc, in both your mother tongue and in the language you are practising. Our communicative approach and emphasis on language coaching is perfect in helping with this.
A strong cultural knowledge give you an improved understanding of the mentality that in turn helps you learn a language more easily.
Mnemonics in Language Learning
We understand the human brain deals with and remembers dry information in a very inefficient manner. We use memory tricks (mnemonics) to help improve students retention of what they have learned. The key is visualization and emotional interaction.
Experienced Native Course Writers & Coaches
All our courses are written, taught and coached by native speakers who have experience in both the language being coached and the students mother tongue. Understanding the local language and culture gives an insight into the students thinking and reasoning so you can explain concepts more easily.
We use student, teacher and client feedback to constantly improve our courses and methodology. We listen and adapt to the changing needs bringing you the most update successful courses available, anywhere.
We are working languages