Frequently asked questions

Customization

Who is the learner?


Everything starts with the learner. Understanding the strengths of the learner gives them a strong base, increasing confidence. Understanding their areas for improvement clarifies goals, increasing progress. Additionally, understanding learning habits demonstrate why certain skills are where they are.




What are your goals?


Examining the learner’s goal, in detail, is the next important step. Each goal is unique and requires patience, reflection and flexibility to achieve. Short-term goals support the long-term goals that end in the ultimate goal: a natural comfort with the English language.





Planning

When can you learn?


Each learner has 24 hours per day, but they do not use those 24 hours the same way. Schedules are different and so are attention habits. Some learners focus well for two hours and some focus well for one. Some like learning in the morning and some like learning throughout the day. Everyone is different.




Where can you learn?


Planning the space is just as important as the time. Learners develop most efficiently where they feel comfortable. Planning and preparing learning places makes a big difference, whether it is at a local library, cafe or home. Just ask successful chefs about just how important the set-up aspect is for efficiency.





Methods

How do you learn best?


Each learner has their own way of learning new things. Methods can be anything from following and sharing on social media to reading online articles to writing in a daily diary. CEA helps learners develop personal methods that naturally allow them to feel comfortable and focus well.




Are our methods supported by scientific research?


CEA's methods combine aspects from both The Natural Approach and The Direct Method, depending on the student's needs. These theories of language acquisition are widely accepted as effective and are the foundation of CEA's pedagogical philosophy. From the practical side of training, CEA looks to the work of Dr. Lýdia Machová. The logic of her learning strategies demonstrate how a "regular person" can learn a new language every 2 years.





Enjoyment

Why did you first want to learn English?


People often learn English to better enjoy their career or personal interests. Language can be interesting, especially for linguists, but most learners are learning English to enjoy what comes after English acquisition. Whether that topic is International Law or Esports, the learner has enjoyed it enough to try to learn another language. CEA wants learners to keep enjoying these topics while improving English, to learn through them, not put them to the side for later.




What motivates you to keep learning?


At the center of all learning is the motivation to continue. We believe that the most direct way to motivation is through enjoyment. Enjoyment can obviously come from fun, but it can also come from a feeling of accomplishment. CEA tries to balance both to keep learners motivated and, therefore, learning.