Pedagogical Approach

Since 2015, we have made quality teaching the cornerstone of all Wibena programs. Since then, we have been constantly perfecting our teaching method to ensure that our students learn faster and more effectively. Our approach combines several teaching methodologies to address the needs of students learning English locally, both academically and culturally.

No Translation

Both student and teacher speak only in the language being learned in Wibena classes, so you will think and speak in English from the beginning. This is one of the major benefits of learning English in Kigali  with students from all over the world.

Teacher Rotation

When possible, Wibena schedules classes and levels with a variety of teachers. Having different instructors allows
our students to experience various accents, speaking speeds, teaching styles and personalities. This will expose you to many different pronunciations and vocabularies, ensuring that you understand the language in a variety of situations.

Student-Centered Classroom

What is most important at Wibena are our students and their classroom experience every day. We create a student-centered classroom that allows our students to ask questions and take risks in an open, friendly environment.
Our ultimate goal is to increase your motivation and comfort level, which are the most important components of the learning process.

 

Integrated Skills

Our English programs focus on developing your English proficiency in grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing. We work to balance our students’ progress in fluency and accuracy in every class, every day.

Real-Life Settings

We want to help students use their English skills in real-life situations. We build upon traditional education to encourage the use of language in a variety of different settings that are relevant and valuable to the learner.

By way of group work, role playing, and other communicative devices, students engage more fully in their learning. As a result, deeper understanding of the language and better literacy and communication skills are mastered for long-term achievements. 

In addition, learning at Wibena does not stop when class is over. A cultural component to assist students in their adaptation to life within is part of all of our programs. We organize activities to help our students use their English in the real world, and to have fun while they are doing it.

Variety of Materials & Activities

We use highly acclaimed academic books, CDs, DVDs and online tools so you can learn English by reading, writing, listening and speaking. In addition, our teachers use a variety of activities to challenge and activate
our students. 

Materials and activities can include the following: 

  • Presentations or speeches aimed at improving mastery of the language, lesson content and student
    confidence
  • Inclusion of audio/visual material to supplement the lessons: TED Talks, documentaries, news or
    video clips
  • Personalized writing practice (academic papers, summaries, emails, business reports, etc.)
  • Reading practice based on relevant articles from Business Week, The Financial Times or other prominent publications
  • Listening practice based around relevant materials, such as case studies, interviews, academic lectures
    and more

Regular Assessments

All students who enroll at Wibena have an English language assessment to ensure placement in the appropriate level. Regular testing and assessments will help us track your progress and make sure we are meeting your educational needs while you are learning English with us

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