What is OSMTeaching?
Organic Structure of Mindful Teaching (OSMTeaching) is an innovative method designed to immerse learners in a language environment. The core focus is on promoting thinking in the target language and experiencing real-life situations. Every aspect of teaching is conducted exclusively in the language being taught, from the very first lessons. By utilizing specific techniques for presenting and working with materials, OSMTeaching requires teachers to develop a unique set of soft skills.
At OSMTeaching, we strive to go beyond traditional approaches. We steer clear of relying on the native language, mindless memorization, and strict grammar rules. Instead, our aim is to create a natural learning environment. It is here that learners truly think in the language they are acquiring, rather than merely studying it. We believe that language is not just an end in itself but a powerful tool for acquiring knowledge and pursuing personal goals.
In the digital age, where advanced technology and AI translators abound, it is vital to avoid ineffective language learning methods that force learners to choose between language acquisition and their desired expertise. At OSMTeaching, we place a strong emphasis on the development of soft skills, fostering intercultural communication, and immersing learners in authentic language environments.
To create an engaging and enriching learning experience, our team of methodologists is committed to moving away from artificial educational content and towards authentic literature. Through this approach, our learners unconsciously absorb the same content that their native-speaking counterparts encounter, thereby cultivating not only language proficiency but also verbal intelligence. This solid foundation facilitates intercultural communication and the ability to understand and generate humor.
It is worth noting that while adults may not typically revisit children's books, it is within these pages that recognizable refrains often become the catalyst for creating inside jokes and memes—a form of communication exclusive to native speakers.
At OSMTeaching, our goal extends beyond language proficiency. We aim to actively engage learners in the learning process, providing them with skills that transcend grades, exams, points, or prizes.
We hold teachers in the highest regard, recognizing their role in shaping the success of their students. For this reason, our method places great emphasis on equipping educators with the necessary soft skills to maximize their efficiency and satisfaction in their teaching career. We believe that by empowering teachers with the OSMT soft skills, they become true guides and mentors, inspiring their students to unlock their full potential.
By immersing yourself in the Organic Structure of Mindful Teaching, you embark on a journey of self-discovery and professional development. You will witness the transformative power of connecting with your students on a deeper level, encouraging their passion for learning and facilitating their language acquisition journey.
In conclusion, OSMTeaching is not just a language learning method; it is a philosophy that combines mindfulness with effective teaching techniques. We invite you to join us in this inspiring endeavor, where the focus is not only on language proficiency but also on personal growth, intercultural communication, and fostering a love for lifelong learning.
1. Thinking in the learned language. Focus on immersion.
1.1. Naturalness and integrity
1.1.1. Intonation, sound, tempo and manner
1.1.2. Situations, context
1.2.1. Manageable challenge
18.104.22.168. Flexibility - maximum adaptation to individual needs
22.214.171.124. Flow of thoughts - avoidance of trivial questions
1.3. 100% use of the target language by the teacher
1.4. Maintain momentum:
1.4.1. Priority on experiencing and understanding before attempting to speak
126.96.36.199. Emotional engagement
188.8.131.52. Strategic inequality
184.108.40.206. Drowning out "difficult" moments
1.4.2. Priority on internal motivation
220.127.116.11. Positive feedback on errors
18.104.22.168. Customization of learning material selection
22.214.171.124.1. For the teacher - interesting content
126.96.36.199.2. For the student - appropriate level and interesting content.
"The environment can be artificial, but the language used in it should be natural."