The 5 cornerstones
Good and pleasant working conditions for the trainee. At Multilangues: bright and airy classes, mobile phone switched off during lessons. At your company: We insist on the office or meeting room door being closed, answering machines/voicemails on, no disturbances.
Focus on oral expression rather than writing.
Speak before writing.
100% Foreign language use in the lessons by native speakers.
Intuitive grammar: Talking about language is not necessarily speaking it. Grammatical explanations only complement intuitive assimilation,otherwise they become an obstacle to speaking.
F & R: fix and revise. At the end of each lesson, the trainer asks the trainee to list what he has remembered; at the beginning of each lesson, the trainer reviews what was done during the previous lesson.
Situation-based criteria according to the trainee’s availability,autonomy,scheduling and budget.
In theory, no option is better than another, each one being adapted to any particular circumstance or case.