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March 26, 2009

Kursus Bahasa Inggris cepat

Kursus Bahasa Inggris

Kursus Bahasa Inggris

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Selamat datang di blog English Quantum. Sebuah blog kami yang berisi informasi mengenai kursus Bahasa Inggris cepat atau English Course. Segala hal yang berkaitan dengan pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris berbasis multimedia dapat Anda temukan di sini.  Kursus bahasa Inggris English Quantum mengadopsi beberapa metode dan pendekatan yang secara unik berbeda dengan kursus-kursus bahasa Inggris lainnya. Silakan mengeksplorasi semua link di blog ini sekaligus berbagi ilmu dan informasi. Jika Anda tertarik untuk bekerja-sama dengan kami (Business Opportunity/waralaba) dalam bidang kursus bahasa Inggris, silakan klik link ‘Franchise‘ di atas.

Learn now, or tomorrow will have been too late..


Director’s Message

January 7, 2009

“Bayangkan jika putra/putri Anda (atau Anda sendiri) bisa ngobrol, guyon, bahkan ngomel dalam bahasa Inggris! Betul! Itulah yang kami upayakan melalui pendekatan metode Quantum Teaching & Learning Plus dan Accelerated Learning di kursus bahasa Inggris English Quantum!”

M. Ardianto Hartono, S.S.,S.T.,A.P.
CEO – English Quantum
Former teacher of International Schools
English Dept-Airlangga University Alumnus
Experienced TOEFL Teacher

 

KURSUS BAHASA INGGRIS – Sebuah Pilihan

Apakah Anda mencari: kursus bahasa Inggris terbaik, kursus bahasa Inggris cepat, kursus bahasa Inggris yang memiliki fasilitas lengkap dan modern, kursus bahasa Inggris berkualitas, kursus bahasa Inggris anak, kursus bahasa Inggris dewasa atau untuk Anda sendiri, sebuah kursus bahasa Inggris yang memiliki metode dan pendekatan yang berbeda, kursus bahasa Inggris di kota Anda, atau mungkin tempat kursus bahasa Inggris yang dekat dengan rumah Anda?

Bagaimanapun itu semua adalah pilihan. Tapi umumnya seseorang memilih sebuah kursus bahasa Inggris didasarkan pada kualitas yang didukung fasilitas yang memadai. Kursus Bahasa Inggris English Quantum memenuhi kriteria tersebut. Sebuah kursus bahasa Inggris yang dikonsep sedemikian rupa sehingga sifat unique sangat terasa ditambah pula fasilitas modern seperti Home Theater yang dipadukan dengan film/klip pilihan sebagai penunjang pembelajaran bahasa Inggris. Tentunya Anda akan jauh lebih bisa merasakan dengan hadir di tempat kami di kursus bahasa Inggris English Quantum!


Berbahasa Inggris total, mungkinkah?

January 30, 2011

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~ William A. Foster

Kursus Bahasa Inggris

Jika dibandingkan dengan sekolah formal, sebuah lembaga kursus (non-formal) memang memiliki keterbatasan, khususnya pada durasi jam belajar. Sebuah sekolah, terutama sekolah yang telah menerapkan Bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa pengantarnya cenderung memiliki waktu lebih untuk mengajari siswa-siswanya dan waktu untuk berlatih.

Kalau memang begitu, apakah sudah tidak mungkin untuk membuat seseorang menguasai Bahasa Inggris cepat dengan durasi waktu yang bisa dibilang ‘sebentar’?

‘It’s quality, not quantity!‘ Demikian sering kita dengar kalimat ini. Kami sepakat. Dengan waktu yang tidak lama, tidak berarti kita tidak bisa mendapatkan hasil yang optimal.

English Quantum menerapkan ‘must speak English‘ ke seluruh level. Dari mereka yang masih TK hingga tentunya siswa dewasa. Tapi mesti diingat, bahwa mental kita (bawah sadar kita) akan cenderung defensif atau menolak sebuah hal yang tidak biasa kita lakukan. Jika sehari-harinya Anda terbiasa berbahasa Indonesia, dan kemudian tiba-tiba seseorang mengacungkan jarinya ke muka Anda sambil berkata, “You must speak English from now on!” kira-kira apa yang Anda lakukan?

Kecuali nyawa Anda terancam jika tidak berbahasa Inggris saat itu juga, maka saya ragu Anda akan menurutinya :). Jangankan ngomong bahasa Inggris, mendengar saja gelagapan, betul? :)

Tapi bagaimana jika hati Anda sendiri yang memerintahkan hal tersebut? Mungkin seharian ini tadi Anda telah ditolak 15 perusahaan hanya gara-gara kemampuan bahasa Inggris Anda dinilai ‘kurang’?! Atau mungkin jika Anda adalah siswa SMP yang ingin masuk SMA favorit, kemudian gagal hanya karena bahasa Inggrisnya ‘tidak memenuhi standar’? Nah, dari sini mungkin akan timbul niatan dahsyat yang akan memicu minat belajar kuat. Bisa jadi.

Tapi bagaimana bila tidak? Maksud saya, bagaimana jika kejadian-kejadian pemicu itu belum muncul? Masih bisakah untuk berbahasa Inggris dengan cepat dengan durasi yang relatif ‘sebentar’ (seminggu cuma hadir dua kali, masing-masing satu setengah jam katakanlah).

Jawabnya: Bisa! Sangat bisa.

Kuncinya adalah pada membiasakan. Langkah demi langkah. Dan harus DISIPLIN! Seperti pada seseorang yang ingin berhenti dari kebiasaan merokoknya. Diminta langsung berhenti total saat itu juga? Mungkin bisa saja, tetapi relatif lebih susah kan?!

Di English Quantum, kami memberikan step-by-step atau langkah demi langkah metode yang khusus kami ciptakan untuk membiasakan penggunaan bahasa Inggris, disertai cara MENDISIPLINKANNYA. Sehingga siswa akan bisa melakukannya dengan sedikit atau bahkan tanpa ada penolakan mental. Setiap level kami perlakukan sedikit berbeda, sesuai dengan jenis usia dan kemampuannya.

Kami bersyukur bahwa saat ini metode ini telah berhasil membuat sebagian besar siswa berkomunikasi dalam bahasa Inggris dengan SESAMA SISWA ENGLISH QUANTUM YANG LAIN. Mereka akan saling mengingatkan jika salah satunya tidak menggunakan bahasa Inggris. Jika ada kata atau kalimat yang belum siswa-siswa English Quantum pahami, mereka sudah tahu apa yang harus dilakukan :). Jika dengan temannya saja sudah menggunakan bahasa Inggris, maka untuk komunikasi dengan guru atau teacher mereka, tentunya sudah pasti wajib menggunakan bahasa Inggris!

Berbahasa Inggris total, mungkinkah? Sangat mungkin!

Bagaimana menurut Anda?


English Competition

November 22, 2009

Tanggal 6 Juni 2009 English Quantum mengadakan English Competition di kantor pusatnya, yakni Puri Indah Sidoarjo. Cabang English Quantum pun ikut bergabung yang membuat acara tersebut makin hidup dan meriah. Aktivitas ini diawali dengan parade funbike mengitari kompleks sekitar dengan yel-yel Quantum :).

Kompetisi yang diselenggarakan meliputi: Trivia Quiz, Spelling Bee, Telling Story, dan beberapa lomba dan unjuk kebolehan lainnya. Penerapan kemampuan listening, speaking, maupun reading benar-benar ditunjukkan dengan sepenuh hati oleh siswa-siswa kami. Tak tampak wajah kelelahan, yang terlihat hanyalah suka cita kegembiraan dalam tawa dan canda. Larut dalam setiap performance yang ditampilkan. Seperti inilah seharusnya seseorang belajar. Dalam sebuah momen yang menyenangkan. Perpaduan otak kiri dan otak kanan yang sempurna.

English Competition ini ditutup dengan lomba News Presenting yang melibatkan siswa-siswi senior English Quantum. Berdandan ala presenter TV profesional, ditunjang dengan booth TV yang heboh :), para siswa bersaing membacakan berita-berita dalam bahasa Inggris. Siapa tahu nantinya, mereka akan benar-benar berkarir dalam dunia broadcasting atau pertelevisian, membawakan berbagai berita berbahasa Inggris dengan sempurna. Amien :)


Learning English As A Second Language May Help To Advance Your Career

April 3, 2009

There is no doubt about it; English is the internationally recognized language of business. Nearly all of the world’s international business is done in English and the main goal of virtually every business out there is to become international and sell their product or service all over the globe. So to truly be as successful as you possibly can in the business world – learning English as a second language is an absolute must.

There are literally millions and millions of resources available for those that want to get an extra edge on the competition when it comes to performance in business – tons of magazines and books and the incredible amount of information available on the internet could all easily keep the aspiring business student busy learning for years and years to come.

With all of the information available to help people excel in the world of business, there should be no problem at all for someone who really has the desire to do well in their particular venture right?… Well the only problem that could arise has to do with the fact that the majority of this information is exclusively available in English. So as a hopeful international business person – most of the communicating you’ll have do regarding your company’s international business will need to be done in English, and virtually all of the amazing resources available to you to make yourself a better business person will also come in the form of English, these are two of the prime reasons that, as a future business person, learning English may be the best possible move for the future of your career.

Most of the work that you’ll be doing as a business person (especially an international business person) will be done on a computer – processing orders, creating sales registers, providing price and freight quotes to customers, ordering product and managing inventory will all likely be jobs that are done entirely on a computer. To be successful at your job, you’ll need to be competent in almost all of these tasks at some stage of your career, which means that you’ll have to be competent when it comes to using a computer and all of the most common computer programs and applications are in – you guessed it – English.

As you can see, learning English will most certainly help your career in many ways, and conversely, not learning English could very well inhibit the growth of your career as a business person. Once you’ve mastered English as your second language you’ll be a much more well rounded employee, capable of handling many tasks that some of your co workers, even your boss, may not be able to handle. This could make you a very valuable asset to your company, it could ensure your job security and may very possible even put you in line for a nice promotion in the future.

Deciding to learn English as your second language could easily prove to be the very best decision you’ll ever make in regards to your career. It could open up opportunities for you that you never dreamed possible and with the popularity of learning English as a second language on the rise, there are more and more ways to do so open to you every day. Whether you choose day or evening classes, online learning or lessons from a private tutor there is surely a method of learning out there that will fit into your schedule as well as your budget so you can begin right away working your way toward a big improvement in your level of knowledge and maybe a better position in your career.

(Author: Amy Nutt from http://www.articlesbase.com)


What is the Ideal Age to Learn English?

April 3, 2009

Learning English is something that you really have to do if you want to make it big in today’s world. Between the type of English common in the United States and the type of English common in the United Kingdom, most of the world’s population is represented in terms of people that know how to speak English. All of the major business is transacted in that language and everyone that happens to be rich, successful or otherwise powerful in the world today learned English at some point in their life.

Now that it has been established that learning English is essential, it is time to think about the different times in a person’s life that learning English can be ideal. While there is no one particular ideal age at which to learn English, there are times when it can be better to do so and those times are discussed at length below.

From Birth

The absolutely most ideal age at which learning English can happen is at birth. When a baby speaks their first words, if those words are in English, then English will be the first language that they learn. This also makes it the easiest language for them to learn as many babies never end up learning another language after they have learned their initial one. Some people just have a mental block when it comes to learning languages, which is why English as their first language is absolutely the best way to go.

During Primary Schooling

If a child has not learned English as their first language, then the next best time to get them to learn it would be during the time in their life when they are thinking about doing primary schooling. Primary schooling is extremely important and allows children to expand their knowledge and grow on multiple fronts during the second group of formative years in their life (the first being their pre-school years). Because of the rapid rate at which children tend to learn at this age, English language training is definitely a good idea.

During Secondary Schooling

If a child has gone through the initial and primary school years of their life without learning English, then you will want to make sure that you start them on an English language learning course right away. While secondary school students are still learning a lot, the information that high school gives them is largely specialized information. This is quite different from the formative study they undertake in primary school which in turn means that teaching them something as basic as a new way of speaking is a lot harder to do.

During Post-Secondary Schooling

While a large argument is currently raging across academic circles at which time is better to learn English between secondary and post-secondary schooling, most people tend to believe that post-secondary schooling provides an environment that makes learning a new language a lot easier to do. People are exposed to new ideas and concepts that might completely change the way they look at and think about life in post-secondary school and that makes taking on big new challenges like learning English easier to do than it would be in secondary school.

As an Adult

It is possible for an out of school adult to learn English, but it is at the same time a lot harder to do. The thing that makes it easier for adults to learn English sometimes is the fact that adults that are out of school tend to have a far more disciplined approach to things like this and for that reason have the ability to grasp information pertinent to their life at a relatively quick pace.

(Author: Amy Nutt from http://www.articlesbase.com)


Tips for Improving ESL Listening and Speaking Skills

April 3, 2009

Instruction in English often does not offer the student the opportunity to speak and converse in English. Many students can read and write English, but have real problems when it comes to holding a conversation. To overcome this, constant practice in listening and speaking will soon give the student confidence to speak easily and fluently.

Have you ever watched a one and a half or two year old child? They are never quiet. Most small children love to make sounds. Sometimes their sounds make no sense, but that doesn’t matter to them. These children are learning to speak their native language.

In learning English as a foreign language, we should remember how the small child learns his or her language. They listen, they copy, and they practice. After saying words many, many times, they come to know what they mean, and they can say them correctly.

Everyone trying to learn English must find daily time to practice and study so that the language becomes automatic.

Tips for Improving ESL (English as Second Language) Listening and Speaking Skills:
Find a conversational English course near your home where you will study with others.
Try to arrange for your employer to sponsor an English course.
Find an English course located near to your workplace.
When choosing the time, be aware of the best learning times for you. Are you a morning or a night person? Try to spend some of your best learning time with studying so that you are not always tired when trying to learn.
Look for an interactive course that would allow you to study on your own in your own time.
If you can read English, look for an interactive course that promotes listening, speaking and understanding.
Practice often
Listen to English radio or TV
Go to English movies
Go out with English speaking friends
Listen to English Whenever You Can!!

In learning English, there are times when it is easy to sit in a room by yourself and read a book out loud. There are other times when this is not possible – when you are busy doing something else, or you are out in a public place. At these times it is good to have some English to listen to. Now it is very common to see people driving their cars, sitting on a bus, or walking down a busy street with earphones. These are times when you can be listening to English. You can even be repeating phrases quietly to yourself.

(Author: Stephen Stocker from http://www.articlesbase.com)


Teaching ESL to Children Using ESL Classroom Games

April 3, 2009

There are times of the day when special activities such as ESL classroom games are very appropriate. Although the daily school timetable varies from country to country, it is usual for children aged five to nine to have a playtime break during the morning. They stop for lunch around noon and return to class for a time during the afternoon. Regardless of the schedule, many will likely be able to stay on task until the first break but there will be some who sit and dream and others who disturb their friends. The class time directly after the morning break is good learning time. It’s a good time for the teacher to introduce the more difficult parts of the program. The last half hour before lunch, however, is a tired, very low energy time, a time when ESL classroom games can help. The afternoon follows a similar pattern to the two morning periods.

We can assume that in most countries the school day has about three low energy times that everyone feels: children feel it, and teachers feel it. It doesn’t matter if you are teaching the same children in an ESL class all day or if you are seeing them for a short period of time in an English Foreign Language class in their home country. These low energy times are the most challenging for teachers. ESL classroom games can help teachers and students learn through these times.

For children who are beginning to speak English, here is an ESL classroom game that you can prepare. Find pictures of things you have been talking about in the program you are using or in a magazine. Cut them out and you are ready to play!

ESL Classroom Game 1
Give each student a small piece of paper. Hold up one picture and ask one child to name it. (You might want to review the names of all the pictures you are going to hold up before you start.) If the child is right, let them have the picture on their desk for the duration of the game and stamp their small piece of paper with a picture or draw a star on it. If the student is wrong then put the picture behind the others in the pile. Continue with the other pictures. Pay particular attention to the children who are insecure. Ask them about pictures that you think they will know. As they gain confidence they’ll be more successful. Sometime the fear of making a mistake overwhelms them. Another approach is to have the children answer in pairs. A good follow-up activity for this ESL classroom game is to give each child one of the pictures and have them draw it on their small piece of paper and print its name under it.

ESL Classroom Game 2
Give one or two pictures plus a small piece of paper to each student. They should all be given the same number of pictures. They are to listen while you say a sentence about one of the pictures. The student who has the right picture holds it up and gets a stamp or star on their paper of book. This can be followed by having them draw the picture on their small piece of paper and print a sentence or word about it.

(Author: Stephen Stocker from http://www.articlesbase.com)


English Language is Especially Important When You Work Abroad

April 3, 2009

No matter how much well or expert you are in your subject, you may struggle to prove your expertise and knowledge if you are not proficient in the English language. In other words, even though you are an adept in your subject, a lack of linguistic ability not only affects your academic performance but also may sometimes hinder your level in career graph.

However, the language is not only just vital for your academic and career needs but also essential for communication and express your feelings effectively. In order to overcome this situation or problem, nowadays many people including students and top executives take specialized courses to enhance both speaking and writing skills in the English language. This in turn allows you to procure knowledge on the language as well as gain fluency in the language.

Depending upon your skills and requirements, different types of English learning courses are available. For instance, if you are a beginner then you can take General English Course, covering sessions on English reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Usually, this course is designed to improve your skills in English vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

For HR Management and marketing students who want to boost their business studies as well as career, then one of the best options would be to take Business English Course, which is primarily focused on improving your writing and speaking skills. Also, included in this type of course are training for presentations, negotiating, letter drafting, and telephonic skills.

There are also courses exclusively designed for academic purposes, which especially give special emphasis on such aspects as essay writing, lecture listening, academic reading, improving computer skills, and library works. Another popular category of English courses is exam preparation course, which is usually designed to prepare or train for a particular exam. This type of course is very intensive and includes exam portions and practice papers, apart from some General English.

Likewise, one of the best options for people who are looking to enhance their careers in such fields as travel and tourism business would be to take English Course for Specific Purpose. This course usually place emphasis on the language skills and vocabulary required for the jobs. It may also sometimes involve training for making presentations, preparing reports, and telephonic skills.

Additionally, one to one courses are nowadays popular, whose content and timetable are crafted according to the special requirements of the learners. Different types of English Courses also include computer based courses, exercise classes, conversation courses, and mini-project courses. Included in the exercise courses are participation of learners in role play and practicing of writing skills.

Conversation courses are intended for learners to enhance their social interactions skills, and include real-life discussions and an expert instructor to guide you in discussion. In mini projects, learners are given a unique opportunity to improve their skills on a specific by working on various projects, such as business skills including negotiations and presentations; communication skills covering idioms and accent reduction; technological skills for dealing with office applications like MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and preparation for tests including Cambridge Exams, TOEFL, and IELTS. The duration of these courses depend upon the nature as well as the topics covered in the course.

One of the prime benefits of English courses or programs is that it serves as a great way to fill in the missing gap in your knowledge or skills, since they are mostly inclusive of innovative classes and educational events. Another prime benefit of this program is that it helps you attain success in much desirable courses, such as TOEFL exam, which is vital in order to enroll or work in a US school or firm.

However, the benefits of an ESL programs are far beyond the educational and employment opportunities it renders. An English learning program can help improve an individual’s linguistic skills, thereby making them adept in comprehending complexities arising as a result of the language’s grammar as well as meaning. Also, included in English learning courses’ advantages are improved social interaction skills and ability to work in a creative environment.

Nowadays, endless options are available to take courses on English courses, with a large number of reputable teaching centers and programs to choose from. With the introduction of the internet, there are superb alternatives to take English learning courses online.

(Author: Wolfgang Jaegel from http://www.freearticles.co.za)


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