Kaplan Underwater English: Dive Into Submersion-Assisted Learning
Kaplan International English has announced its newest English language learning program, Kaplan Underwater English.
Studies conducted by Kaplan International’s educational research division into the effects of muscular relaxation on a student’s ability to learn has revealed findings that will revolutionise the way the world learns English forever.
After years of research, the team discovered that submerging a student in water boosts their learning capabilities by up to 60%. Kaplan has since built a special product to take advantage of this new finding.
The Underwater English program opens for pre-registration on April 1st. Courses will be carried out in submersion-education facilities that are currently being built off the coasts of the USA, Australia and the UK. These facilities are built on the seabed, which will allow students to learn English whilst being completely submerged in water.
Existing students at Kaplan Torquay have already been put through a trial run of the program at a local swimming pool and have been surprised by the results.
Paola Castro, Underwater English student, said: “The first time I tried to speak underwater I had serious doubts about the program, but then I thought ‘wait a minute, I’m doubting about this in English! It must be working!’”
Cedric Macheprin, Underwater English student, said: “Two weeks ago I couldn’t speak a word of English but now I am able to hold complicated conversations and am already diving in to serious literature.”
The course has been a particular success with Cedric who is already halfway through Dostoyevsky’s classic masterpiece Crime and Punishment.
Kaplan International English is dedicated to improving its teaching methods and is already looking at other ways the quality of learning can be improved. Researchers are testing other locations that might be able to boost learning capabilities, including facilities in volcanic caverns, schools based in the Arctic Circle and a highly promising project on the surface of the moon.
Sturla Bjarnason, head of underwater studies, said: “Anyone that tries speaking English underwater can instantly see just how effective this program is. We are already confident that if we take students into the vacuum of space they will have a very similar experience.”
More information on Kaplan Underwater English can be found at: Kaplan.do/underwater