Our Teaching Method
All of us at Rodmell House agree the key to learning a language is using it in real-life situations. That is why we adhere to the Communicative Approach (CA), a teaching method based on conversation and using the language as a tool to achieve clear objectives, such as to find out when the next train leaves, do an interview or make a phone call.
In contrast to more traditional methods, grammar and vocabulary are introduced in the context of practical situations, not by pure memorization. We avoid textbooks as much as possible, and prefer to use everyday materials such as magazines, newspapers and videos in the target language.
Our main goal is to help our students gain confidence and fluency while speaking, although we also stress the importance of listening, writing and reading skills. We provide our students with hands-on exercises that allow them to practice all these skills.