Methodology

EL KING Language Institute claims that you can SPEAK a foreign language in a matter of hours, or weeks, not years.

Discover the difference between “I study” and “I SPEAK” a foreign language with EL KING!

How do we do it?

EL KING uses its exclusive patented method!
No more than seven students per class.
NO Grammar! But syntax.
NO Repetition! But usage.
NO Memorization! But creating meaningful sentences.
NO textbooks! But our own copyrighted and patented material
See results after the first hours and week of classes

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We all are living in a too-fast-paced changing world. Everything changes before our eyes but the teaching of foreign languages. Even technology has fallen in the trap of using grammar as the main method to continue teaching languages. Just to be in the same page, translators or voice recognition apps do not count as teaching methods. Thus, the use of grammar, repetition and memorization has not changed for centuries! At EL KING we teach people how to create their own sentences, not what the textbook says or what the teacher wants you to say.

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OUR APPROACH

Many people around the world know some words in different languages. In English, for instance, people know many words, and yet, they are not able to speak nor create their own sentences.

EL KING teaches the students on how to spontaneously create their own sentences to allow them to express their own wants, needs, opinion, and ideas.

Our patented method is revolutionary: NO grammar, NO repetition and NO memorization. Our Learning Aid, the OPB, is an ingenious innovation.

At EL KING we pride in having people SPEAKING a foreign language in a matter of hours. We also give our “teachers” the joy of seeing the fruit of their efforts by seeing how their students are able to communicate SPEAKING the target language! What a joy! 

Some of our theories of foreign language learning 

  • Shy students reduce in less than half their chances to SPEAK the studied language. 
  • At EL KING, age is not a major factor in the process of learning languages. Since memorization is not a player in our method, age is not an obstacle at all. 
  • Technology applied to the learning of languages is a useful tool, but by no means the best way to get to SPEAK
    them.  
  • Understanding is the longest part of the process.
  • The exclusive use of monolingual teachers is perhaps the biggest fallacy in the theory of learning foreign languages. Picture this situation. A big corporation offers you a million dollars to administer a small store in China, but you have to speak Chinese within a year or else. If you hire a monolingual Chinese teacher, when will you get to speak the language? What about if you hire a bilingual teacher who will explain you concepts in your own language? You will make faster progress! 
  • Smaller groups are best. Thinking that one-on-one language training is a very effective way to “learn,” think again; this is just another big fallacy. Human beings socialize mainly in small groups, 3-5-7 people! 
  • EL KING does not hire “teachers” (information providers); instead, we use Language Coaches, who will show the students how to actually get to SPEAK the studied language. 

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THE SYLLABUS

No, we do not start teaching to be, I am, you are…, neither memorizing dialogues… “My name is…” You know the rest. 

Since EL KING Method is not based in the teaching of grammar (pronominal verbs, defective adjectives, indirect pronouns, etc.,) our syllabus has been developed around these three easy steps:  

  1. How to create all kind of sentences  
  2. The use of meaningful and useful vocabulary 
  3. Personalized and applicable role-plays. 

Why is that? Our syllabus turns around you, the student, not the textbook, not the teacher. At EL KING we encourage our students to talk about themselves, why? Because in real life that is what you do when you meet someone for the first time. Remember, it is important that you come out of your comfort zone! Our syllabus will 

  • help young adults and adults to spontaneously SPEAK (communicate) in a foreign language within 72 hours. 
  • help students develop a useful and meaningful vocabulary so they can express their own needs, ideas and opinions. 
  • help students overcome fears by coaching them on how to gain the confidence that will help them speaking abilities. This skill is not taught in any other school of languages. 
  • teach students how to read and also write in the foreign language. 
  • Improve the student’s ability to understand more and better the studied language.  

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OUR PATENT

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Method  

EL KING Language Institute uses its own Patented Method and Learning Aid (ONE-PAGE-BOOK©TM (OPB)) to teach students how to SPEAK foreign languages.  

  • The method is based on syntax instead of grammar, repetition and memorization.
  • The method of teaching a language varies according to its syntax structure, and complexities. Some languages for instance have a subject-verb-object (SVO) structure; others, however, use an object-subject-verb (SVO).
  • EL KING method facilitates the students to spontaneously create their own sentences and start thinking in the target language.  

Learning and Teaching Aid 

This Learning Aid decodes any language structure and reduces it to its minimal expression. With this simple, yet complex tool, a student will quickly learn how to SPEAK faster any language.  

  • The ONE-PAGE-BOOK©TM (OPB) is the patented Learning Aid, also a teaching aid, used by EL KING 
  • The OPB is an alpha-numeric piece of paper designed to facilitate the creation of countless number of sentences.  
  • Each OPB is a unique and ingenious learning tool that follows the syntax of the studied language. 
  • The OPB is so practical can be created in any possible language combination and in any direction, v. gr. English-Navajo-English. Tagalog-Russian-Tagalog or English-Navajo-English; it can also be designed with any specific terminology as you might need it.
  • The OPB assist the students in rapidly increasing their vocabulary. 
  • The OPB is portable and easy to carry in a pocket or bag.  
  • It is easy to use since all you have to do is follow the numbers to create any sentence. 
  • Having the language structure on the tip of your fingers, you can quickly and spontaneously create your own sentences. 
  • With the OPB you do not have to memorize long list of words, but by using it, you will eventually assimilate the vocabulary. 
  • The OPB will allow the students to use the vocabulary of their own personal interest, not what the textbook says. 
  • The OPB has been developed and tested in 16 different languages.  
  • The fact that you create your own sentences will allow you to start thinking in the studied language. 
  • NO grammar, NO repetition, NO memorization, NO textbook! 
  • Having the language structure on the tip of your fingers, you can quickly create your own sentences.

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What does it mean to speak a foreign language?

Does a normal six-year-old child speak his/her native language? If your answer is yes, after taking one of our courses you can say that you SPEAK Spanish/English or any other language. 

  • SPEAKING a language is the ability to spontaneously communicate desires, needs, and ideas. 
  • In speaking a language, the goal is to get the message across. 
  • Being able to spontaneously create your own sentences will allow you to communicate with the people.  
  • At this level you may find yourself translating what you want to say, but after adding your own background and experience, you will slowly reach the normal speaking ability of an adult.  
  • Once you start thinking in the studied language you will become “fluent.” 
  • But what does it mean to be fluent? Are we really fluent in our own native language? Can we all speak “fluently” about insects, sports, chemistry, or astronomy? Maybe not, because fluency is more related to spontaneously thinking in the learned language than being able to talk about “any” topic. 
  • Having an accent does not mean that you do not speak a language or that you are not fluent.  
  • Having the right attitude, being willing to have fun in the learning process, exposing yourself to the studied language, (e.g. interacting with native speakers, reading, writing, watching TV etc.) are the best way to end up SPEAKING a foreign language.  
  • Remember that SPEAKING a language is a social, not an intellectual skill. 
  • SPEAKING a language is a lifetime experience. 

When a three-year-old says, “no mommy,” and an adult says, “Don’t do that, honey,” it is said that they both “speak English.” The child just may be communicating an idea, while the adult is actually speaking using complete and intelligible sentences. Certainly, both are getting their message across.  

Being able to freely create your own sentences will allow you to communicate with the people. At this level you may find yourself translating what you want to say, but after adding your own background and experience, you will reach the normal speaking ability of an adult. Once you start thinking in the studied language you will become “fluent.”  

But what really means to be fluent? Are we really fluent in our own native language? Can we all speak “fluently” about insects, sports, chemistry, or astronomy? Maybe not, because fluency is more related to spontaneously thinking in the learned language than just being able to talk about “any” topic. No one then is fluent in any language.  

Speaking a language correctly is a lifetime experience. The right language learning methodology, however, should help you first communicate and then SPEAK in a short period of time. Should you then consider yourself to be bilingual after taking this course? Yes, but only if you continue on this daily and lifetime process of improving your newly acquired language.  

Having the right attitude, being willing to have fun in the learning process, exposing yourself to the studied language, (e.g. interacting with native speakers, reading, writing, watching TV etc.) are the best way to end up SPEAKING a foreign language. So, you can expect to” learn” a foreign language in the classroom setting, and after years of study start speaking it; in the meantime, the best and fastest way to SPEAK it is speaking it with the people.  

A different process has to be followed to understand the language, basically, the more you speak it, the more you will understand.  

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FALLACIES

There are one too many fallacies in the multibillion-dollar industry of teaching languages. Here is a short list of some of them: 

  1. Using grammar, repetition, and memorization. 
  2. Using teachers. Teachers are trained to provide information, grammatical information. EL KING does not use teachers but language coaches.  
  3. It is best to have one monolingual teachers for students that speak many different languages. At EL KING the language coach speaks the student’s language, that way they will learn, and understand faster, which will lead them to eventually SPEAK the language. 
  4. Having large classes with 1, 30 or more students. The economy of scale, but a total anti-pedagogical practice.  
  5. Not stablishing the difference between “learning” and SPEAKING a language.  
  6. Trusting technology to teach languages. Modern technology is just a tool, but by no means the way to get to SPEAK a foreign language. What you have to know as student is that “Learning languages is a social, not an intellectual skill.”  
  7. The other great fallacy can be found in the multiple skill levels in which the students can be placed. They vary dramatically from one organization to another. This does not help the student at all.  
  8. Also, since academics without a linguist background, or monolingual, are the one who determine what is speaking. But there are only two levels, you speak, are able to communicate or you are not. Once that is determined, then more levels can be identified. Learning a language is a lifetime experience. 
  9. We can guarantee results because our bottom line is having people speaking, not profiting from them.  
  10. The level system used by all kind of educational institutions reaches ridiculous levels. Some universities have 5 level, others 8, and yet others 12 levels or so! In real life there are basically 3 or four levels, beginners, intermediate (transitional,) those who already SPEAK, and advanced. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Remember, SPEAKING a foreign language is a social, not an intellectual skill. 
While learning to SPEAK a new language you will go through many new different experiences, such as: 

  • Emotional, new excitement when you start creating your own sentences. But also, frustrations, discouragement or lack of confidence as you work to overcome new obstacles. You will also experience amazement when you realize how quickly you are making progress. 
  • Physical, like having more than one headache. 
  • Spiritual, when you realize that you really are speaking, reading and writing a new language, you will experience a long-lasting happiness and joy.  
  • Social, like meeting and talking to new people. 

If you are experiencing them, you are in the right track. Start looking for these signals.  

Here are 10 important point to consider while participating on our courses:

1) Believe in yourself 

This is the very first step that you alone must take. Believe that this time you will actually SPEAK 

2) Have a strong desire or need 

By this we mean, going beyond the “I’d like to,” or “I wish I could”, or “Someday I will SPEAK another language.” 

3) Use what you have already learned 

Remember, the more you SPEAK, the more you will understand. 

4) A new methodology 

This new methodology is different, and it requires  the right attitude and willingness. 

5) Overcome all negative challenges or obstacles like: 

  • “They are going too fast for me.” 
  • “I don’t like writing, I don’t like homework assignments.” 
  • “I hate speaking in public.” 
  • “There are people that know more than I do.” 
  • “Now, I have a headache.” 
  • “I will definitely never learn another language.” 

6) Expect to write everyday 

Writing in a new language could be challenging in the beginning. Some of the advantages of writing: 

  • It is one of the best and easiest ways to memorize! 
  • Accelerates the process of spontaneously thinking in the new language. 
  • Reaffirms what you have learned. 
  • Improves your spelling. 
  • In all of our courses you will learn how to write at college level. 

7) Laugh at your own mistakes 

After all, we all have walked that same road. Let’s have a lot of fun while learning. Little children have the antidote not to feel offended, embarrassed or shy for making mistakes.  

8) You will know another language when you:

  1. Overcome the fear to SPEAK; we'll show you how. 
  2. SPEAK with your teacher.   
  3. SPEAK with a friend. 
  4. Participate in a group conversation.
  5. Take notes in that language.
  6. Think in that language; we’ll show you how. 

9) It's better when you take the class with a friend 

Remember that learning how to SPEAK a foreign language is a social skill, not an intellectual skill. When you take the class with a friend, you will help and motivate each other. 

10) Don’t give up! 

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