The In'to way: our vision on learning
We believe that the best way to learn is on the basis of clear needs, in a context that is relevant to you, and in a way that suits you the most. Learning should always be meaningful. Learning motivates and inspires. That is why we are constantly creating new opportunities for our own staff to keep developing, learning and reflecting. Interns and their fresh perspectives are welcomed with open arms.
At In'to, we guarantee a personal and service-oriented approach with short lines of communication. Quality always comes first. Our core values 'involved', 'effective' and 'ambitious' are of major importance to us and are reflected in our courses in many ways. We dare to raise the bar. Not only for us, but also for our clients. We have five basic principles:
1. Focus on the learner
We start from your questions, learning objectives, wishes and possibilities. Then we will, in close consultation with you, search for the answers that best suit your needs. This could be a group course, a tailor-made course, coaching or individual advice. We focus on the skills and knowledge you need to perform specific tasks in your own field of work or study programme. We alternate between various working methods, differentiate where necessary, and use authentic course materials and case studies as much as possible. That way, we can give you an optimal learning experience and ensure that you can immediately apply what you have learned.
2. Learning better together
Trial and error is a great way to learn. In'to creates a pleasant and safe learning environment, in which you feel encouraged to participate actively and are given the opportunity to make mistakes. Our trainers provide you with challenges, tools, specific feedback and guidance. Our people are inquisitive professionals with academic backgrounds, who thoroughly study your field of work and combine different insights into your training. They closely monitor progress and check whether everything is still on the right track, and adjust the programme where necessary. We not only encourage you to invest in applying what you have learned, but also let you search for specific information. Learning at In'to is partly individual and self-directed, but it certainly also has a social component, as you can learn a lot from working together with fellow course participants.
3. Technology enriches the learning process
Learning takes place in class as well as in your own private and working environment. We stimulate this by investing in targeted applications of technology. We see the use of this technology as an enrichment of face-to-face instruction. By applying didactic concepts such as blended learning and flipping the classroom, and by using online tools and providing access to our digital learning environment, we give you the best of both worlds: a teacher who motivates and enthuses you, together with the opportunity to learn in your own environment and at your own pace.
In some cases, we use technology to complement classroom teaching, making the lessons more challenging. In other cases, technology is the starting point for the course. The courses are always carefully designed, with a focus on active participation and the context of your daily practice.
4. Language, context and communication go hand in hand
Globalisation is changing the world. Anyone who wants to communicate effectively in an international setting not only needs to learn the language, but also needs to be flexible in their communication and have knowledge about intercultural diversity. Therefore, we always embed our language courses in a cultural context, paying attention to intercultural communication and cultural differences. Language does not stand on its own; it is a part of the challenge.
5. Optimal use of target language
Where possible, we also use the target language as the working language and language of instruction in our courses. The language is then not only learned, but also acquired in a natural way, because the amount of language contact and interaction positively influence the acquisition of a language.