Before beginning the course, learners are guided through a comprehensive questionnaire to determine their language learning goals, interests, and study habits. This information allows Pitman English to establish a clear picture of each student and to refine the content of the course to make the learning relevant, engaging, and personalized.
Following the needs analysis, students complete a proficiency assessment. The proficiency assessment typically takes 30-40 minutes to complete and assesses the student’s level of proficiency in grammatical knowledge, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. This assessment and the needs analysis, together, are used to personalize the course to meet the needs of the student.
The proficiency assessment is repeated at the end of the course for learners to measure their improvement.