Developing English as a Skill for Life
The Turner Learning Center (TLC) was founded in 2003 by Frank and Marina Duchêne. Their goal was to provide a structured and long term solution for their children’s English language learning.
They were looking for 4 criteria:
- That their children spoke English fluently by the time they were 18.
- That their children’s English teachers be qualified and professional.
- That their children still followed the French education system to create deep social ties.
- That their children’s English language learning be easily measureable against internationally renowned and independant criteria so as to allow them to monitor their progress with no surprises.
Today, TLC is 45 teachers and over 550 students. TLC has developed the in-house knowledge of bringing students from complete beginners to mastering English proficiently. Only schools offering a comprehensive English programme can equal our results.
This expertise is the result of 15 years of relentless and constant research into the development of the best teaching practices, learning methods and assessment tools. Offering your child a TLC education is giving your child the gift of speaking English proficiently.
Speaking English proficiently is not something that just happens, it is the result of a combination of goal setting, regular evaluation and exposure. However it is structure that allows such long term goals to reach fruition.
At TLC we have put in place the structures that will enable all students to attain proficiency in English. These structures are :
Coherant hiring process
Extensive Internal teacher training
Effective and regularly revised Curriculum
Annual assessments with moderated results for clear interpretation
Bi annual meetings with the teachers to get face to face feed back
Daily reporting to nip micro issues in the bud