Our Philosophy

CLA Philosophy

Canterbury Language Academy has 4 fundamental beliefs that define the school’s culture.

1-Students are family

CLA really cares. When you join CLA, you become part of a family. You are not just a number, but a unique undividual. We try our best to help you settle and adjust to the country. All of our staff and teachers are focused on providing all the guidance and support you need to succeed in Australia. We know how hard it is for international students to settle; find accommodation, find work, make friends, understand other people etc, and so we are totally committed to your success in Australia.

2-Teachers define students’ experience

CLA understands that for you the student, nothing is more important than teachers. Teachers are truly ‘everything’. They usually make sure you get off on the right foot. They create a positive and comfortable environment for you to build confidence and improve the skills you need to achieve your goals in Australia. That is the reason we invest a great deal in our teachers. We hire the most qualified and experienced teachers in the industry and provide them regular professional development to ensure you receive the best service and learning opportunity you could possible receive in Australia.

3-Curriculum is ‘live’ and student-centered

The world is constantly changing, so are we. People change, and so do teaching methods and approaches. Our curriculum is ever evolving just like you the student. We regularly evaluate and re-evaluate our programs and teaching methods to optimize your learning potential. Our curriculum is updated based on the students’ goals and needs. We ask our students for feedback and get them involved in the process, because we know they are key to our success. You will sometimes do surveys to help us improve our teaching methodologies, content and materials.

4-Learning begins with good memories

The best learning takes place when the students are enjoying their time and living good memories. That is a fundamental belief of ours and a key driver to our policy and school practice. Therefore, our teachers strive to create a very positive and relaxed atmosphere in and outside the classroom where students are able to bond among themselves and with their teachers and other staff. It is only when you are in the right state of mind that your learning will last and become unforgettable.

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