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Teaching Methodology

Communicative Language Teaching

At DCAS, we use a method called Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) to help you develop strong English skills for real-life situations. Here's what that means for you:
Learning by Doing: In CLT classes, you won't just memorise grammar rules. You'll practice using English in conversations, role-plays, group projects, and activities that simulate everyday situations. Imagine ordering food at a restaurant, interviewing for a job, or discussing your favourite movie – all in English!
Focus on Communication: We believe the best way to learn a language is to use it!  In CLT classes, you'll be encouraged to speak English from the beginning, even if you make mistakes. That's part of the learning process!  Your teachers will provide support and guidance to help you improve your fluency and accuracy over time.
Making it Relevant: Our CLT lessons connect English to your interests and experiences in Ireland. You'll discuss current events, local culture, and topics relevant to your age group. This way, learning English feels both meaningful and enjoyable.
Developing All Skills: With CLT, you'll strengthen all four key language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  These skills are integrated into activities, so you'll learn them naturally as you communicate in English.
Building Confidence: The CLT approach fosters a positive and encouraging learning environment. You'll be empowered to take risks, participate actively, and gain the confidence to communicate effectively in English.
By combining real-world communication with engaging activities, DCAS teaching methodology makes learning English an interactive and successful journey for our students!
Moreover, we place our learners, and their language learning needs and desires at the centre of the learning process. In the classroom, we strive to give them the knowledge and skills needed to interact through English in the world outside. Our teachers are qualified experienced professionals who are committed to the learning process. Indeed, they purposefully engage in a cycle of continuous professional development with a view to staying up to date with best practice and making their lessons the best that they can be.

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