HOW WE DO IT
HACKENT’S UNIQUE TEACHING METHOD
Get off the traditional methods and become the speaker you’ve always dreamt to be.
Very Intensive Programs only
because… what else?
3 hours on a weekday!!! That sounds challenging…
But this is because you’ve got your previous English lessons in mind. I promise it’ll be fun. So fun you won’t even notice. (I have a secret for that. Ok it’s not 0 calories. But it works.)
I could tell you that you’ll become fluent with some miracle solution. I’m sure you’ve seen these. But we all know what it takes to master a new skill: to devote time and energy into regular practice. No exception.
So this is the reason why Hackcent only offers intensive programs. Because they are the only way to get results! As simple as that.
“When it comes to mastering a skill,
time is the magic ingredient”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
because… we only learn by doing
Be ready to get out of your comfort zone!
Based on innovative teaching practices, none of Hackcent’s programs are like what you are used to. All programs are hands-on and offer a chance to actively use the language and put in practice what you’ve learnt so far.
That is why at Hackcent, there are no English classes but only “English workshops” because we don’t want students, we want trainees; active trainees engaged in their learning. You are not taught, you learn by doing, by experiencing. You are 100% active.
because… we only remember what we “live”
Best way to learn and retain? Immersion. We all know that. But we often don’t know why.
The reason? A stimulating environment, engagement and emotions. That is why Hackcent recreates an immersive environment for you just one tram trip away from your home, in the heart of Geneva.
An English-speaking business environment, a multitude of games, simulations, role-plays and performances to fully engage yourself and have a really great time to associate learning with pleasure. And that’s how it works.
“Immerse yourself amongst the doers
and soon you’ll find yourself doing too”
“A goal is a dream with a deadline."
because… it’s time and cost saving
No General English at Hackcent.
When you register for a program, you will be given the tools and the space to learn and practice specific skills: Oral Skills, Pronunciation, English for Work, Presentation skills, Public speaking.
Then each program is task-based. You’re given an objective and by the end of the class, we provide you with the resources, knowledge and guidance to reach that very goal.
Success is very enjoyable and progress is then clearly accountable: I can’t vs I can.
because…. that’s what matters
No matter what the brochure said, you always ended up spending most of your class time listening to the teachers, doing exercises, correcting them and if we were lucky enough you were given a chance to speak in the last 15 minutes. No wonder your oral level hasn’t improved much…
But isn’t it what you need the most though? Artificial Intelligence will probably make its way into our daily lives soon and handle all our written tasks. What about speaking? Never. At least let’s hope so… This is the reason why Hackcent is oral skills-centered, having you focus on what really matters.
“The art of communication
is the language of leadership”
“Everyone you will ever meet
will know something you don’t.”
because 1 + 1 = 2
Collaboration is a win-win learning method.
If you don’t know something, you’ll learn. And if you do, you get to teach it! And it is a proven fact that there is no better and faster way to master a subject than to teach it. Conclusion, no matter what, you’ll grow.
Collaboration was a key element in designing Hackcent’s method and developing group programs because it is a learning booster. As the saying goes, “alone you go faster but together we go further.”
because I want you to succeed
We’re all filled with good intentions. We say we will study regularly but we all know that after a few weeks, something will come up and our motivation will be challenged.
But you won’t be on your own. Every week, once the class is over, I’ll become your personal coach. I will propose you an independent-study program each week. When you hand it in, I will send back corrections with feedbacks and suggestions for further practice.
I will be available to answer all questions and I will also send you reminders to make sure you’re keeping up with the material and that nothing can stop you on your way to making English a real asset.
“True success is in the follow up”