So, how does it look like in “zoom”? Is it possible to apply the LALIA method online? As it turns out, the software ZOOM is designed as if we were asked what we needed in order to be able to teach communicative, user centered classes in virtual rooms. From now on, you do not necessarily have to be in Neukölln, in Berlin or even in Germany to take a LALIA Berlin class.
“So, how is your method different from what other schools do?” Robert Casas Roigé, Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University, teaches Spanish and Catalan in Hood college. In this video he talks about the communicative approach to second language acquisition applied by LALIA Berlin.
“So, how is your method different from what other schools do?” In this video Robert Casas Roigé, Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University talks about the uses and limitations of traditional, grammar centered language instruction used by most schools in Europe. Since research has shown the traditional approach to be less effective, at LALIA Berlin, we adhere to our communicative approach.
This is an interview with Yael Peri. Yael has learned German for eight months with the traditional approach and achieved the level of A2.2. Nevertheless, she felt uncomfortable speaking. After less than four months with LALIA she became a solid Intermediate Mid speaker. Speakers at this level are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
This is a quote from an authentic and representative email we received: “I am about to start level A2.2 in (x y z school) and I have the feeling that I know a lot in theory but the moment that I want to speak it is very difficult. I would like to change to a method where I can actually can speak and not to be afraid of making tons of mistakes.“ In this video Robert Casas talks about the importance of making mistakes as part of the learning process of a foreign language.
Nuestro amigo y colega, Robert Casas, profesor de lengua i cine cerca de Washington DC, explica quiénes somos Lalia, que método utilizamos en nuestra escuela y cuál es la diferencia respecto a las metodologías tradicionales.