The Language Learning Process

Learn more about each of the steps of the language learning process through which ACT Language Schools guides its students. 

 To acquire a new language you need input before you start using it yourself, like this waterfall cascading down and filling the river, causing it to flow on its own.

To acquire a new language you need input before you start using it yourself, like this waterfall cascading down and filling the river, causing it to flow on its own.

Acquire

What does it mean to learn a language? At ACT Language Schools, it means you'll be able to make the language your own.

 Communication is a two-way path: listening and understanding others as well as expressing ourselves in order to get where we want to go.

Communication is a two-way path: listening and understanding others as well as expressing ourselves in order to get where we want to go.

Communicate

Our classes focus on learning the language directly, not just teaching you about the language. You'll be able to talk about what matters to you in a customized class.

 When you transcend, you bloom, and you get to see the beautiful results of learning a second language.

When you transcend, you bloom, and you get to see the beautiful results of learning a second language.

Transcend

With ACT, go beyond the ordinary limits of the classroom, any self-perceived limitations, and even physical borders with real results.


acquire

Language is acquired when it has been stored in your long-term memory. Once there, you are able to recall vocabulary and grammar structures as needed in order to communicate. Unlike when you memorize words from a textbook, when you acquire the language, you own it: it's going to stay with you and be available whenever you need to use it.


communicate

Approximately eighty percent of all of our communication as human beings is non-verbal, but the twenty percent that is verbal is hugely important and is what sets us apart from any other animal. Through language, we share our ideas, opinions, and information, which is the process of communication. Our classes at ACT Language Schools are based on communication: we use the target language primarily to make your learning personally relevant. While we do reinforce your language skills with explicit grammar instruction as needed, the focus always remains on comprehension and meaningful exchanges of ideas.


transcend

Our passion at ACT Language Schools is to take you above and beyond in your language learning process. Our classes are customized to your specific goals, but the same passion and standard for excellent teaching drives each one. For students who have struggled with second-language acquisition in the past, we can't wait to take you past any self-perceived limitations on a fun, exciting language journey. You may be a professional who wants to incorporate a second language into the workplace, looking to grow your business, or offer better customer service. You may want to learn for personal reasons, better communicate with family members, or be a part of a larger community. You may also find, as we did, that language is a gateway for travel to new places and meeting new people. Whatever your starting motivation is, we can't wait to open up a new world of possibilities for you.