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Kaizen Connect®

This three-stage cycle is applied continuously to your language learning:

P1: Production

Instructors use a range of techniques to draw and facilitate the production of linguistic data from the student.

P2: Insight

The data is recorded in a personal Student Learning File, then assessed and analyzed by our Academic Team - Instructors, Instructor Coach and Academic Coordinator - to assure that the student progresses at an optimal pace.

P3: Elevation

The student's Learning Plan is adjusted taking the analysis into account, and then they are guided on how to take their speaking up to the next level.
Kaizen Connect® is a learning framework developed and used by EQIP for more than a decade. This framework is designed exclusively for learning a new language, with one central purpose: to help you learn faster. 

Kaizen philosophy (which you may know as “continuous improvement”) is used by many of the world’s leading businesses. It is focused on small, frequent changes that result in huge improvement over time. At EQIP, we have adapted and incorporated kaizen methodology into our teaching methods, program design, scheduling, feedback, and nearly every aspect of how we run our school.

Through constant incremental improvements, Kaizen Connect® will help you master a new language faster than with smartphone apps or traditional education. And our Academic Team is there every step of the way, guiding and supporting you as you progress.

Accelerate your journey with Kaizen Connect®, exclusively from EQIP.

Comprehensive Support

Let our expert language instructors, administrators and support staff members take care of all of the details so that you can focus on learning.

Online Placements

Our convenient online placement system measures your language performance across a range of components, including speaking, listening, grammar and fluency. This ensures that your journey begins on the right track and lays a strong foundation for growth.

Humanistic Curriculum

Learning a language is more than just an academic pursuit; language touches all aspects of our lives, and as such, we recognize the importance of providing an experience that’s focused on growing, rather than merely reaching benchmarks. Our humanistic approach to learning allows you to truly connect with your target language and learn it more deeply.

Instructor Training

Instructors assume many roles in a learner’s journey—from trainer and coach to cheerleader and mentor. The growth and success of our teachers is just as important to us as our students; we nurture them so that they can nurture you and your language development.

Gifted Instructors

Instructors who foster a supportive, inspiring learning environment are equally as important as the content of the lessons themselves. We exclusively seek instructors who are positive, respectful and open-minded so that you feel welcome and are comfortable enough to let yourself share and grow alongside them.

Student Files

Our learning file system allows teachers to collaborate with each other (and with you!) on your learning by tracking and recording your progress in detail during and after every class. This guarantees that you always receive a class that is tailored to your abilities and can therefore experience constant improvement.

Progress Reports

Regular progress reports provide a detailed snapshot of where you are in the learning process, the particular challenges that you’re facing and the next steps that you can take in pursuit of your goals.

Academic Counseling

Moving forward often involves receiving deeper insight into your progress and the opportunities ahead. One-on-one sessions with a member of our academic team will help you feel confident about your journey and the places it can take you.

Academic Team

Members of our academic team will keep a watchful eye on your entire journey at EQIP. This team includes an academic coordinator who ensures the quality of all of our programs, a teacher coach who guides and supports our instructors and a student liaison who will monitor your development.

Learning Strategies




You are encouraged - and given the space - to speak as much as possible. In these student-centered lessons, instructors listen actively, then offer feedback on improving natural expression and flow. Talking spontaneously and smoothly are the goals. Now you're speaking easily!
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You build your linguistic toolbox and sharpen your speech. In these teacher-driven lessons, you are presented with, review, and practice elements of language from form to usage. Instructors increase awareness of your challenges and help you eliminate them. Now you're speaking clearly!
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You focus on functions and scenarios to master increasingly complex competencies. In these interaction-focused lessons, instructors host and facilitate conversation, introduce communicative strategies, and offer practical feedback. Now you're speaking confidently!
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You activate your language in various real life situations. In these open-based lessons, instructors go from coaches to mentors, guiding you out of the classroom to actually apply what you have learned. Operating autonomously is the goal. Now you're speaking freely!
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Language Levels


Keywords: Starting out


Cannot communicate at all (or extremely little) in the target langage.

Beginner (Traveller)

Keywords: Simple questions, familiar and close environment

1 (low)

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

2 (average)
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

3 (high) 
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

Pre-intermediate (Resident)

Keywords : Descriptions, basic conversations.

4 (low)

Can communicate in simple and routine phrases requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

5 (average)

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

6 (high)

Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

Intermediate (Student/worker)

Keywords :  Beginning of autonomy, able to cope with, can express opinions. Average listening and able to converse, to give advice and to argue.

7 (low)

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

8 (average)

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

9 (high)

Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Advanced (Professional)

Keywords :  Can express him or herself spontaneously with a good structure. Can understand without effort and master the language.

10 (low)

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

11 (average)

Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

12 (high)

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating between finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

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