How to Train Your Students in English: A Guidebook Minus the Excel Sheets

How to Train Your Students in English: A Guidebook Minus the Excel Sheets

No two humans converse in Excel sheets and mathematical charts. These are either to be fed to the artificial intelligence models or to the accounting machines.

Training an individual in a language requires a humanized approach; and so does in knowing how to be a trainer who can train well.

I am sharing an English training plan with you in plain and simple. Unlike some excel sheets that other trainers may have shared with you, it does not overwhelm you with tables and charts.

Rather, I have written down everything that needs to be done – from mine as well as from your end – to transform your English written and verbal skills. Whether you want to be able to vocalize fluently, be it in one-on-one conversations or speaking to an audience from stage, or you want to be able to write well with perfect grammar, enunciation, and the ebbs and flows that are important for a writer to impress its reader, I’ll help you deep dive and eliminate your weaknesses and enhance your strengths right from the basics.

Let’s have a conversation like two human do – in plain English.

If I were to give you a pitch on how I would train you in English, it will be the following 4-point plan:

Conduct a ‘Needs Analysis’

A needs analysis will be as formal or informal as you would be comfortable with. I need to get to the root of:

  • Your needs and expectations.
  • Your version of what you need. It is up to me then to figure out on my own and tell you what you actually need and all the areas wherein you require to be trained and enhanced.
  • Your biggest challenges. Based on our conversation, you said you have an issue vocalizing yourself. That, along with your grammar issues, will be a constant foreground in our trainings across the stipulated time frame.

We will take stock of the challenges you face while speaking as well as writing. In every step of the way from then on, the sessions to improve the two aspects will sometimes overlap and at other times succeed one another alternately.

Freewheeling – Let’s hit the ground running

Week 1 to End of training

As opposed to a textbook approach wherein a regular teacher would start to fix your grammar issues using a theoretical and rigid approach, what you really need is to hit the ground running.

We will perform one exercise everyday – Pick a topic of interest and just have a conversation around it for 5-10 mins in every session. This will help me deep dive into not just your confidence issues, but the grammatical mistakes you make when you are either low on confidence or lack the enunciation and flow required to prevent mistakes in a rapid conversational environment.

The same will be done for assessing your writing abilities and the continued progress as we move forward in our training.

Fixing technical flaws

100 hours (subject to change)

Technical flaws in the English language go above and beyond the regular grammar challenges. Let’s take a quick look at them:

Grammar issues: As the name suggests, it address the problem of your lack of sound knowledge of grammar rules.

Vocabulary: IT does not imply that you need to learn big and fancy words. But there are words that you use in school and there are words you use as an adult. We need to make a clear distinction between the two so that you evolve from using the better variations of the words you have learned up until this stage of your life.

Use of basic words or ways to construct sentences: It is one thing to be able to stitch up words you are familiar with to form a sentence, and another to form a sentence that sounds edible and conversational to the ears of the listener.

Most English classes focus on enabling you to construct basic, grammar-free sentences. IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT.

Having a theoretical knowledge of words and grammars pertaining to a language is not nearly sufficient to speak fluently in that language. You need to know how to execute your knowledge and learnings, especially when it comes to pressure environments.

This is a continuous process. As you make more improvements, we take our freewheeling sessions a notch higher.

However, your grammar needs to be flawless before I take you through the subsequent steps.

Working further on sentence construction – With Finality this time

Week 3 to End of Training – 120 hours

Enhancing sentence construction is a multi-step process. As mentioned in the section above, it is to be done in parallel with improving your grammar.

However, one can only achieve a certain degree of fluency while having not so perfect grammar. Once your grammar rules are sorted and you are able to confidently speak and write without making grammatical errors, the sentence construction sessions will become vigorous.

At the end, the objective is to transform your English written and verbal skills. Whether you want to be able to vocalize fluently, be it in one-on-one conversations or speaking to an audience from stage, or you want to be able to write well with perfect grammar, enunciation, and the ebbs and flows that are important for a writer to impress its reader, I’ll help you deep dive and eliminate your weaknesses and enhance your strengths right from the basics.

I will need you to give me 200-230 hours over the next few months. I assure you that you will see a complete transformation.

Rohit Raina
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