About the LEAP Course

LEAP, our flagship program is a path-breaking and comprehensive solution that meaningfully connects assessment, instruction, and professional development to accelerate language proficiency while simultaneously boosting academic progress. It is an integrated solution that offers authentic opportunities to develop LSRW skills with real life situations. It uses innovative methods to encourage learners to communicate as much English as possible and ensure that language learning is a fun and educational experience.

English Misconceptions

The issue of how to best educate our non-English speaking students to full English fluency and high academic standards is clouded by deeply held beliefs and misconceptions and is not informed by the current research. Some such common misconceptions are:

  • Language learning is difficult.
  • Formal classroom instruction only leads to language learning.
  • For learning English language one needs to master Grammar.
  • English has to be learned as a subject rather than a language.
  • You need to have a natural gift for language learning.
  • Children with English speaking families have better language learning capabilities.

How LEAP fills the gap

We at NELTAS offer comprehensive preparation in English language and skill development with a structured English language learning pathway that will support your child in the process of reaching his or her full potential in a stimulating and safe environment.

Our courses replace the one step telling approach of formal classroom instruction with systematically designed step led procedures based on experiential learning. Thus the courses not only enable learners to communicate in daily situations with the language learned but also helps them gain a good understanding of how the language works (mechanics of language), so that they can use it with articulation, accuracy and confidence.

How LEAP will help my child?

LEAP offers authentic opportunities to develop LSRW skills with real life situations. It uses innovative methods to encourage learners to communicate as much English as possible while speaking and writing. Thus it will not only stimulate the language proficiency of your child but will also lead to an overall personality development by boosting their writing skills, presentation skills, organization and articulation of thought.

What are the teaching methodologies?

LEAP employs experiential methodology of learning to ensure that language learning is a fun and educational experience. The mode of classroom instruction is interactive emphasizing on the development of LSRW skills in real world context.

Is there a difference between Grammar classes and LEAP? My child always scores well in Grammar, then why should he/she join LEAP?

There is a drastic difference between Grammar classes and LEAP, indeed there are no comparisons. It is a common misconception that by learning Grammar, one can effectively communicate in English. A mastery of basic grammar is definitely a necessary condition for academic success but it doesn’t equip the students with an ability to comprehend and communicate effectively in English. LEAP bridges this gap and provides opportunities to learners to master their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

How will you assess the performance of my child?

The assessment process at NELTAS goes beyond just knowledge recall and emphasizes other skills like a student's ability to use and apply knowledge appropriately, to handle information and use it to solve problems, and acquire experimental and investigative skills. It is the interplay between the various forms of assessment (formative, diagnostic, summative) and includes written and oral tests, assignments, projects and practical assessment like group discussion or presentation.

Is this course for NELTAS ECAT?

LEAP is not a course designed specifically for NELTAS Assessment. LEAP curriculum has a greater outreach and goes beyond the application of reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary and English usage and formal and functional grammar. However the course shall definitely enable the students to apply the language concepts better in any kind of language assessment.

What is the syllabus of LEAP?

LEAP focuses on the development of all four skills i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking as charted by curriculum frameworks at national and international level.

Who are the teachers?

The teachers at NELTAS are trainers who don’t adopt a ‘one step telling’ approach of formal classroom instruction but an interactive approach to make learning fun. They are experts in language and teaching methodologies, with experience that is blended with enthusiasm and passion for experiential learning.

NELTAS LEAPTraining Centres:

Mulund (W) Centre:

Ground Floor, Naresh Smruti, Behind SMPR (Guj. Med.) School, S. L. Road, Mulund (W), Mumbai – 400 080. Tel: 9967524893

Ghatkopar (E) Centre:

Office no. 26, 1st Flr., Annapurna Indl.,Est., Opp Gurukrupa Hotel,Tilak Road, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai. Tel: 9967524862

Borivali (W) Centre:

B-22, Ground Floor, Vyomesh Building, Opp Gokul Hotel, Next to Swami Narayan Mandir, S V P Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai. Tel: 9699405843