London     Brochure 2012 Top 10 EU Practice : TeachingEnglish using Social Media 2012
Contents    What is Out There?                                                        3    Why was it created?            ...
What is Out There?       It is a specially designed and highly        effective short language course       It covers al...
Why was it created?   To be the best short language    course available   To facilitate real practice   To help clients...
How was it created?       Lateral thinking       Research       Real feedback from students5                     12 Mar...
Watch videos about    EOT in London      http://youtu.be/LtwjlqChGJY                       http://youtu.be/V014sZHOq4kLear...
What method is it based on?Out There is based upon the Communicative Method, which moststudy abroad schools use around the...
What is Constructivism and how does it relateto Out There? (i.e. what happens in your head!)                              ...
The Learning Pyramid: The recall rate of differentteaching strategies. The National TrainingLaboratories (US) Source: www....
Email conversation with a well-known online language travel     agency, from August 2008. Founder, Jason West writes:     ...
Continued…email conversation with a well-known     online language travel agency     Re: which level our lessons suit best...
The course  Helps you to speak real English  Is social and a lot of fun  Works in different ways at different levels:  ...
Stage 1- Input Meet teachers at  specially selected  locations Grammar Vocabulary Skills Controlled practice13       ...
Stages 2 - Activity and 3 - Result    Convenient active practice location nearby    Real practice of listening, speaking...
Sample week of Out There     Intermediate   Aim/topic               Venue             Language focus     Mon            Lo...
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Level 6 (advanced) planNote the format through the whole 3 hoursession:Input – like conventional teaching but inpreparatio...
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Level 2 (elementary) plan Note the format through the whole 3 hour session: Input – like conventional teaching but in prep...
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What makes Out There so different from     other courses?    „Passive knowledge becomes active knowledge‟    „Location S...
Before and AfterOver the summer of 2006 we shot some video of students during their placementinterviews and before they fo...
Students talk abouttheir EOT experience      “I think that the idea of going     outside after learning grammar        and...
Individual course fees 2012 Just 125 GBP per week Thats just 8.33 GBP per hour in a small class of max. 10 students.      ...
Cost of living in London     Living in the UK – particularly London – is expensive compared to many places in the world. T...
Those really important questions…answered Question: What time do I have to report to the school on                 Q: What...
Terms and conditions…CANCELLATION & REFUNDS:Must be notified in writing by email as soon as possible.Refunds will only be ...
Where we     http://languagesoutthere.podomatic.com/ Audio proof, up three levels in 6 lessons              www.EnglishOut...
Get Out There…and learn.Since we started ten yearsago, 94% of our clients havesaid that they wouldrecommend us.31         ...
The last word…from a student…     “I never thought that I would enjoy this school this     much. I think everyone must try...
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  1. 1. London Brochure 2012 Top 10 EU Practice : TeachingEnglish using Social Media 2012
  2. 2. Contents What is Out There? 3 Why was it created? 4 How was it created? 5 What method is it based on? 6 What is Constructivism and how does it relate to Out There? 7 The Learning Pyramid and Out There 8 Email conversation with an agent – What we do and why we 9 do it (1) Email conversation with an agent – What we do and why we 10 do it (2) The course 11 Inside the classroom 12 Outside the classroom 13 Sample week of Out There 14 Sample Advanced lesson plan 16-18 Sample Elementary lesson plan 19-21 What makes Out There so different? 22 Before and after videos 23 Typical client comments 24 Individual course fees 2009 25 Cost of living in London 26 Those really important questions answered 27 Booking and terms and conditions 28 Where and how to find us… 29-302 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  3. 3. What is Out There?  It is a specially designed and highly effective short language course  It covers all skills – reading , writing, speaking and listening  It combines teaching with social and cultural learning activities3 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  4. 4. Why was it created? To be the best short language course available To facilitate real practice To help clients improve quickly4 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  5. 5. How was it created?  Lateral thinking  Research  Real feedback from students5 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  6. 6. Watch videos about EOT in London http://youtu.be/LtwjlqChGJY http://youtu.be/V014sZHOq4kLearn about the course and watch Listen to London EOT teachers some EOT classes on the street talk about teaching the course6 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  7. 7. What method is it based on?Out There is based upon the Communicative Method, which moststudy abroad schools use around the world, but it uses a redesignedlesson plan format that is used in every single session.This new format means that real practice of the target languagehappens minutes after the language has been taught.However, the course is also Constructivist in nature and includeselements of psycholinguistic research and the application ofpractical memory enhancing techniques that lead to improved‘memory mapping’.All of this helps clients to remember the target language betterand to feel much more confident.7 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  8. 8. What is Constructivism and how does it relateto Out There? (i.e. what happens in your head!) Links that create understanding andOut There help recall. i.e. “This new language…”language ” is similar to…”focus i.e. ” is related to…”new learning “is because….” Sights, sounds, smells and emotions. Original source: www.geoffpetty.com or in Mujis, D. Existing language knowledge + Out There & Reynolds, D. (2001) location for the session + the real experience of what actually happened8 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  9. 9. The Learning Pyramid: The recall rate of differentteaching strategies. The National TrainingLaboratories (US) Source: www.geoffpetty.com or in Mujis, D. & Reynolds, D. (2001) Student’s recall rate Listening 5% Students Receive Information i.e.Conventional Reading classroom based 10 % teaching Students are Increasingly Audio -Visual active, and 20 % challenged. Experience is Demonstration increasingly 30 % practical and multi-sensory Discussion groups 50 % Students Practice by doing 75 % Apply their Learning i.e. Out There Teach others/immediate use of learning 90 %9 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  10. 10. Email conversation with a well-known online language travel agency, from August 2008. Founder, Jason West writes: There is still a lot of misunderstanding in the study abroad/TEFL community about our lessons. I think maybe that is because virtually all other schools and courses are based solely upon the communicative method and a lot of generic course books and materials are used that were designed for the global market and rely on methodology adopted in the 60‟s and 70‟s that does not take into account the psychological processes of information storage and retrieval, i.e. memory. Our lessons are based upon constructivist and psycholinguistic principles so that each and every three hour session becomes an individual experience for each and every student and they end up with a unique „story‟ in their mind based upon the language they studied in the class and then immediately used with people they had never met before in a different interesting place each day. The added element of having to perform (adrenaline) plus the sights, smells and sounds of where they go create a multi-sensory „mind-map‟ around the target language and thus create cognitive markers that when they need to use the language again enable them to recall one or more elements of the experience (whether they naturally use emotional, visual, olfactory or audio triggers, or more likely a combination, to link information together and retrieve it for repeated use). There is also the likelihood that the immediate feeling of achievement that they get when they meet someone new and use new language with them successfully, or language they have revised but do not normally incorporate into their spoken communication, produces the secretion in the brain of a chemical called phenyethylamine which can be found in chocolate and is often associated with feelings of „love‟. Of course it would be a very small dose in the case of our students but that feeling of success and achievement with a friendly stranger who has helped them and given them their time makes them feel good about themselves. That emotional response also contributes to the mind-map and the overall memorability of the whole experience. These aren‟t just the wild and fanciful thoughts of me and the team at Out There, I‟ve discussed what we do with some famous professors of linguistics and psycholinguistics and I thought the active agent might have been endorphins, but they suggested phenyethylamine, which kind of makes sense to us now!10 Continued… 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  11. 11. Continued…email conversation with a well-known online language travel agency Re: which level our lessons suit best… You know, some people in our industry (and I‟m thinking about agents here) think it is best for higher levels (KUB in Serbia for example) and they send us English graduates from Belgrade University who are training to be English teachers. They think that the course „turns passive knowledge into active knowledge‟ based upon the premise that years of conventional study result in high abilities to read and write but that a lot of the language stored in the memory is not used to produce language when they speak, it has to be coaxed out as confidence increases and the user has to be less afraid of making mistakes. Once they have revised it and used it with someone they have never met before, it is easier to use again next time they need to use it. This is very obvious with Far Eastern students who might have a high level of reading and writing but a low level of speaking and listening. Our conjecture as to why this happens is that the learners „output filter‟ (the psychological process that at worst makes you unable to speak or at best interferes slightly with your ability to speak fluently and naturally) is being lowered by the effect of our lessons. Other agents think that the lessons are great for lower levels because they guide and support learners through the emotional jungle related to the fear of making mistakes and teach them that communication and not always accuracy, is the most important thing. So low levels lose their fear of speaking and become more experimental. They also get going with the basics, i.e. drilled and then used. It can be scary, but they get supported by the teacher and the other students whilst outside and the teacher becomes more a guide or facilitator. Think of our lessons as being the half-way point between the „safe‟ confines of the conventional classroom environment and the „scary‟ real world. We try to „bridge‟ the gap and help learners over their anxiety, because when anxiety reaches a certain level it can stop you from speaking. So I would suggest that the lessons do slightly different things at different levels. Low levels get a quick way to get going with simple language and start communicating, high levels revise and use language they wouldn‟t normally use when speaking but already know how to write and read, plus they pick up a lot of natural new vocab across the board.11 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  12. 12. The course  Helps you to speak real English  Is social and a lot of fun  Works in different ways at different levels:  Beginner – increases confidence and helps „survival‟  Advanced – very high level language + real „street‟ vocabulary  Six levels when we are busy  3 hours per session – most lessons start and finish Out There  Our own professionally published materials are included12 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  13. 13. Stage 1- Input Meet teachers at specially selected locations Grammar Vocabulary Skills Controlled practice13 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  14. 14. Stages 2 - Activity and 3 - Result Convenient active practice location nearby Real practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing with your teacher next to you Use language just learnt in shops, galleries, markets, museums, train stations... and by talking to people. Every activity outside carefully planned and prepared, and every day something new and challenging Feedback and learning experience consolidation14 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  15. 15. Sample week of Out There Intermediate Aim/topic Venue Language focus Mon London Calling – get Leicester Recommending and trendy recommendations Square or vocabulary for activities in the similar place city Tue Observation – people South Bank or Past Simple/Continuous and and events other / appearance alternative wet weather task in gallery Wed Manners – what do you Embankment Giving opinions and idioms think? Gardens or similar place Thu Technology and Science Modals of probability and possibilities Museum – certainty computing: a history of Fri Shopping John Lewis Shopping vocabulary, department comparatives / superlatives store15 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
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  17. 17. Level 6 (advanced) planNote the format through the whole 3 hoursession:Input – like conventional teaching but inpreparation for the activityActivity – in the real world outside of theclassroom, this is when the teacher‟s presenceacts as support and facilitator to the studentenabling them to speak to people they havenever met before about this topic (this can alsobe done online and recorded)Result – once they have received someanswers from a few people they write themdown, have a chat and (we don‟t mind this atall) maybe talk about other stuff that they wantto they then sit down with the teacher and goover the responses they have received, thetaught language and any new language that hascome out during the activity.17 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
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  20. 20. Level 2 (elementary) plan Note the format through the whole 3 hour session: Input – like conventional teaching but in preparation for the activity Activity – in the real world outside of the classroom, this is when the teacher‟s presence acts as support and facilitator to the student enabling them to speak to people they have never met before about this topic (this can also be done online and recorded) Result – once they have received some answers from a few people they write them down, have a chat and (we don‟t mind this at all) maybe talk about other stuff that they want to they then sit down with the teacher and go over the responses they have received, the taught language and any new language that has come out during the activity.20 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
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  23. 23. What makes Out There so different from other courses? „Passive knowledge becomes active knowledge‟ „Location Specific‟ – hear modern language use from the locals themselves Motivates and boosts confidence, lowering the student‟s „output filter‟ and creating an „instant buzz of success‟ Cultural exploration Active + great fun23 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  24. 24. Before and AfterOver the summer of 2006 we shot some video of students during their placementinterviews and before they followed their EOT course in London. We then videoed themagain during a similar interview, just before they left to go home. We call them our„Before and After‟ videos. Most students were on very short courses of between two tofour weeks. Everyone who took part gave us written permission to use their clips and wehope to be able to put these and all of the others on the website soon. Thanks toeveryone for playing along with us! See if you can identify any improvement in theEnglish of Jakob, Eri and Florent? Click on the links below. Jakob, Czech Rep. 2 week course Before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5P0aDWTOWs After: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF1pkfvIyA Eri, Japan. 4 week course Before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syRPo3piBls After: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNrUYkrehQk Florent, France. 2 week course Before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNKBbG_IvM After: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sytvOODa1zI24 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  25. 25. Students talk abouttheir EOT experience “I think that the idea of going outside after learning grammar and vocabulary is perfect, because we can use them after the lessons. It‟s good to memorize them!!” Natsu (Japan) “New experience, new form of studying” Paulina http://youtu.be/eefnCIroNGk (Czech Republic) “It was very good, especially because the lessons aren‟t boring like the others” Mari (Italy) “Something special, new, interesting” – Rachel, (Switzerland) “It is very funny to learn English at this school, when you are scared to speak with people you must visit this school” – Claudia (Germany)25 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  26. 26. Individual course fees 2012 Just 125 GBP per week Thats just 8.33 GBP per hour in a small class of max. 10 students. N.B. All EOT fees include all course materials, extras You can buy pre-paid vouchers for 15, 30, are… money for travel on public transport during 45 and 60 hours on our website. class and for refreshments. The voucher is emailed to you Public Holidays – please note there are no lessons on automatically once you have paid. So you public holildays. get everything you need to come and study in London in minutes. To book see instructions and terms and conditions on page 21. Click here to book your English Out There lessons26 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  27. 27. Cost of living in London Living in the UK – particularly London – is expensive compared to many places in the world. The cost of living will of course depend on the individual situation (and tastes!) of each of your clients, but they still need to be prepared financially Cost of transportation Cost of food & drink Visitor Oyster card Average weekly grocery bill (including food, basic laundry and toiletry £18.00 items for 2 people) £100 Cost of entertainment Movie Average pub meal £7-£15 £6 - £12 West End Theatre Average restaurant meal £25+ £12 - £20 Club Entry Pint of beer £5 - £20 £3.00 - £4.00 Live music/concerts Average bottle of wine £10+ £10 Average meal for two in mid-priced restaurant £5027 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  28. 28. Those really important questions…answered Question: What time do I have to report to the school on Q: What is the maximum, minimum, and average number of my first day? students in a class between Nov and April? Answer: Before you come to London you should visit Meetup.com A: Minimum 4, maximum 10. and our pages on the website. This is where our lessons are Q: How many students do you have at your school? scheduled. You must become a member of the EOT Meetup A: Minimum 10, maximum…. group (free) and then RSVP for the classes you wish to take. Here‟s the link: http://www.meetup.com/English-Out-There- Q: How many levels does the course have? London-3-hour-taught-lessons/ A: 6 when it is busy. Q: What do I have to bring with me? Q: How long does it take you to process application forms i.e. A: A pen and a notebook, a travel pass (Oyster) and you should issue the letter of acceptance, invoices? wear comfortable footwear. A: Normally 3 to 4 minutes. Q: What if I choose the wrong level for my first class? Q: Do you organise accommodation? A: If at the end of your first class both you and teacher think it was A: Yes, we have prices that include accommodation. Look on our the wrong level, you get the lesson for free and the teacher will website or talk to your agent. recommend a class for you and help you to find it on the website. Q: Do students need to buy any textbooks? A: No, we use our own published materials developed and taught over eight years and published for teachers and learners on our website. Q: What kind of facilities does your school have? A: We teach out in the real world our admin is all done online. This enables us to keep costs low and pay teachers a good hourly rate. Q: Has your program changed since last year? A: Start times vary, look at http://www.meetup.com/English-Out- There-London-3-hour-taught-lessons/ Q: Is there an age limit? A: Individuals: 16 years minimum, no maximum. Q: Where is the course taught and by whom? A: Teachers who are members of the Languages Out There website teach the course anywhere they like. They schedule classes on Meetup.com.28 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  29. 29. Terms and conditions…CANCELLATION & REFUNDS:Must be notified in writing by email as soon as possible.Refunds will only be issued to clients who cancel theirvoucher prior to using any of their credit and prior to thedate that they intended to commence studying. Once a INSURANCE:voucher has been activated and some credit used (i.e. one Clients are advised to take out medical and personal insurancelesson has been taken) we cannot refund any of the value of before leaving their home country (Not applicable for EUthe voucher. Vouchers are not transferable from person to citizens studying in the UK). Moreover, clients are also advisedperson. to insure themselves against loss of fees through non-arrival, absence for any reasons, or unforeseen termination of theirCOURSE CHANGES: courses.If a change of start date is required, the client must notifythe school us as soon as possible. BEHAVIOUR: Please note that we reserve the right to summarily cancel aVISAS: voucher for any clients whose actions are deemed abusive or destructive, or whose actions are deemed likely to significantlyWe cannot support visa applications. increase the risk of injury to themselves or others.PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: CLASS TIMES:No lessons will take place on public holidays unless individual Clients start times are decided by the teachers, the times canteachers decide they want to do this. No refunds will be depend on the client‟s Language level. Most classes will startmade for these days. Out There and the location for the venues and directions can be found on Meetup.com. In the summer from July to AugustRESPONSIBILITY: classes generally begin in the morning at either 9am orThe school is not liable for the loss of personal objects on the 10.30am and last 3 hours. There maybe other times availablepremises or the safety of clients during the lessons or whilst in the summer and even at weekends. Please check ouron any premises where a lesson is about to or is in fact Meetup.com pages for scheduled classes. We reserve the rightunderway. Clients enter one of our lessons at their own risk to change class times, and it is possible to have start times inand by booking a course with us agree to proceed on this the afternoon during high season.basis exclusively (please read the disclaimer in the terms andconditions of our website:http://www.languagesoutthere.com/static/termsandconditions ), that‟swhy we highly recommend…29 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  30. 30. Where we http://languagesoutthere.podomatic.com/ Audio proof, up three levels in 6 lessons www.EnglishOutThere.com Buy ebooks for self-study and teaching are online www.LanguagesOutThere.com Concept and blog www.Facebook.com/EnglishOutThere Fans & ask to join our Facebook EOT teachers group www.Gplus.to/EnglishOutThere Google+ Page, Hangouts and Circles www.YouTube.com/user/languagesoutthere How to teach and study using EOT www.Twitter.com/EnglishOutThere Followers www.Wiziq.com/EnglishOutThere Online meeting and teaching space, with online class demos On the street: www.meetup.com/English-Out-There-London-English-conversation Informal evenings www.meetup.com/English-School-London-Out-There Small formal groups www.meetup.com/English-Out-There-staff-room Teaching pool30 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  31. 31. Get Out There…and learn.Since we started ten yearsago, 94% of our clients havesaid that they wouldrecommend us.31 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
  32. 32. The last word…from a student… “I never thought that I would enjoy this school this much. I think everyone must try something like that once in a lifetime, it is just not good for your English, it is also good for your entire life.” Arda Ozdemir, Turkey32 12 March, 2012 info@eduadvisors.eu
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