Three patents on the method of training English skills are offered for acquisition. English speaking is achieved through Active Training in English skills, defined as the activity in which all three skills – reading, listening and speaking – are learned simultaneously; it is in sharp contrast to the conventional methods of learning foreign languages as information to be remembered. Training English skills is a subconscious process that uses our brain’s propensity to find patterns in a repeated activity so we can perform the activity with less conscious input. The multimedia open-ended mobile application allows the learner start speaking actively before he or she remembers the rules of grammar or vocabulary lists. The mobile application has a built-in support in the native language and makes all lessons, pre-recorded and new lessons added by the learner or the teacher, comprehensible. It could be used for self-training, corporate learning as well as classroom instruction or guided online coaching.
ANDROID APPLICATION FOR ACTIVE TRAINING IN ENGLISH SKILLS
In spite of the great progress in advancement of English as a global language and spending billions of dollars on learning it, we observe a low English proficiency in such countries as China (#36), Japan (#37), Brazil (#41 out of 80 countries), and many others according to the world's largest ranking of countries by English skills measured annually by EF Education First. 1.5 billion English learners worldwide need a disruptive invention that would allow them to become fluent in English in about a year. To create a new solution for a language company is extremely difficult since it requires erasing the old belief system and adopting a new belief system. There is a shortcut to achieve the same objective faster and cheaper – acquire this patented proven solution in the language market and implement it as your own solution. The great advantage of the patented solution consists in that it introduces the subconscious process of training English skills that is much faster than conscious passive learning; besides it allows recycling of existing materials and transferring them into the Training English skills environment.
THE PROBLEM SOLVED BY THE TECHNOLOGY OF ACTIVE TRAINING
The success rate of learning a foreign language in the world, measured by the number of people who learned a foreign language for 3 years or more and who can express their thoughts in a foreign language is very low, below 5%. We all know the fact that about 25% of the Chinese population is learning English, and only 1% is capable to communicate in English. Low English proficiency is observed also in other countries, such as Japan, Brazil, Russia, etc. To change this situation the language market needs to move from conventional methods that belong to passive learning and have 95% failure rate to the patented Active Training of English skills with 95% success rate.
A PERFECT COMBINATION OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY
The patented technology of subconscious training English skills allows the learners’ brain to be fully engaged in the multimodal activity. As a result, the cross-translation, the innate habit of thinking in the mother tongue, turns off automatically. Learners start thinking in English from the start. The same mobile app could be used for vocational training, corporate training, and self-training of English skills. Self-training is possible because the mobile application has a built-in support in the native language that makes comprehensible the pre-recorded lessons and new lessons added by the learner or teacher. The support uses the contextual translation that is shown for about ten seconds to preclude cross-translation in the head and allow forming direct wiring between English words and images or actions which they describe.
Conventional methods of learning foreign languages are limited to learning reading, listening, speaking and grammar separately; according to the Learning Pyramid it represents Passive Learning. Conventional methods can't teach you how to think in English and speak fluently using intuitive grammar. In the remaining part of this description, we would use the concept Training English skills, although the patented approach is applicable to training any foreign language skills. The main tool of the patented method is the simultaneous repetition; it consists in training the mind to think and speak in English as a subconscious process using all senses simultaneously.
Simultaneous repetition results in the habit of thinking in the native language being turned off automatically since performing three actions at the same time fully occupies your attention and you cannot do anything else, including cross-translating. Simultaneous repetition helps learners establish direct wiring between words in English and images or associations which they describe without reverting to cross-translation into the native language.