Belgrade-based Lingua HUB isn’t a classical language school, but rather an agency for education. Along with its main programme of language classes, it also organises courses and workshops in the fields of business skills, communication, human resources, literature, culture, art, psychology, IT, sales etc.
The secret of our good results lies in our abaility to adapt to the client. The prerequisite for finding the right plane in which the student and their educator find themselves is to always have a different working method, alongside frequent changes in dynamics, exercises and activities, says Mr Mihajlović, revealing the secret of his agency’s success.
Lingua HUB is, as you yourself say, the “Hub of linguistic and other knowledge and skills of modern times”. What does that mean?
– We provide a high-quality, precise and fast service. The field of education is probably, after medicine, the most delicate domain, and should be approached as such – in a wholly humanistic way. This is our commitment, hence the initiative, and this is where our agency becomes a hub of linguistic and other knowledge and skills of modern times.
Alongside having a unique approach for each student, we are ready to evaluate (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, since 2001), advise and direct in the right way. The concept of exchanging knowhow and experience in languages, culture, business skills, new technologies, literature, art, music and trends raises us above the clustering of people and returns them to their habits and commitments.
Familiarity with the English language is implied nowadays, while it is commonplace to actively use at least two foreign languages in the business world. Who comprise the majority of your students?
– Most of our students are made up of businesspeople, managers, directors or owners of enterprises. Proficiency in foreign languages in Serbia is, according to CEFR standards, still at an unenviable level, but the fact is that there is an upward trend and that the use of English and other foreign languages in business is becoming commonplace.
Group work generally takes place in companies, in small groups, where commitment to each student is still maximised
In circumstances in which people have no time to waste, we often strive to emphasise the importance of the slogan “Stop Wasting Time”, so alongside the main programme we are also preparing a course supplement or workshop in the fields of business skills, communication, human resources, literature, culture, art, psychology, IT, sales etc. This leads to the interest becoming higher, so even students at lower CEFR levels are more engaged, motivated and productive.
You adapt your method and programme to each client. Are there rules… as to who performs better in individual lessons and who works best in a group?
– Our success lies in adapting to the client. The prerequisite for finding the right plane in which the student and their educator find themselves is to always have a different working method, alongside frequent changes in dynamics, exercises and activities. This is a very challenging approach for both the student and the teacher. All our programmes are modern and deductive in their adoption.
Every individual is a set of different characteristics. In the world of fast-moving information, people of modern times have a good basis in being more ready both logically and linguistically to further develop their knowledge and skills. The difference between individual and group instructions is the client’s preference. Both are equally good.
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