Learning Method Syllabus

Building on over 115 years of English Language Teaching experience, we’ve designed Direct English to enable students of all ages and abilities to use English confidently in everyday life.

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Direct English is a comprehensive system for teaching general conversational English combining the support of a dedicated teacher, comprehensive learning materials and confidence building conversation classes, as well as Direct English Live – our online platform.

Blended learning method

Our multimedia learning resources enable students to immerse themselves in the English language. Using a range of audio-visual materials, students can revise the stories and dialogues used in class whenever and wherever they want. Students can then record themselves speaking in English and listen back to assess their pronunciation. This is an ideal way for students to practice listening and reading outside of the classroom.

Learning Objectives

Our courses are designed to fit around students’ personal and professional commitments. Learners using the first 5 levels of Direct English courses will be able to use English for travel, upgrade career, job meetings, purchases, job applications, social and professional networking, but most of all ‘speak with confidence’.

Students choose between ‘Intensive’ and ‘Flexible’ course options, set personalized academic goals and gain confidence by learning English at the pace that suits them best.

We’ve developed an advanced selection of interactive learning materials to help you engage with your studies.
Many of our materials are stored on our student learner portal – Direct English Online – enabling you to practice English whenever and wherever you want. At Direct English we do believe that each language learner is different and has individual needs. We help student to identify their particular needs and to devise a study plan that works for them.Language Learning demands time and commitment but with the flexibility of Direct English it can easily be fitted around students ‘life.

Academic Approach

Our courses gradually layer knowledge to give students confidence in their spoken and written English language abilities.Our method ensures students engage with two primary aspects of English from the very first class:

Our courses are based on a cyclical syllabus, which helps students use English confidently by revising knowledge at each stage. If something doesn’t make sense straight away, then they can come back to it later on.



Listening

Speaking

Writing

Reading

Teaching technique

Through regular assessments and interactive lessons, our teachers can identify any knowledge gaps and help you develop in these areas.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of the following students’ skills objectives:

  • Learning – Learning how to learn
  • Speaking – Developing communication strategies
  • Grammar – Rehearsing correct grammar from real language examples
  • Revision – Consolidation of knowledge through repetition of learned objective, on a fixed pattern
  • Self-Assessment – Checking and monitoring progress

Learning Materials

We’ve developed an advanced selection of interactive learning materials to help you engage with your studies. Many of our materials are stored on our student learner portal – Direct English Online – enabling you to practice English whenever and wherever you want.

Each level is defined by:

  • a Course Book
  • a Companion Book
  • an Online Interactive Course access
  • 9 Audio/Visual Material

Contact the Direct English team to find out more about the method

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