For more than 30 years, Coastal Pacific Aviation has taught altitudinal abecedarians the methods of airliner helming. A licensed flight instructor will escort you through a unique 30-minute introductory tutorial to replicate the operational motions of a jumbo jet with greater accuracy than pointing a fan at your face while sprawling on a table Superman-style. Aerial coxswains maintain control of the simulation from beginning to end as they settle into the captain?s chair of a Boeing 747 simulator concordant with the ones used to prime pilots-in-training for the high skies. For a more encyclopedic session, Groupies can add an extra half-hour for an additional $100 fee.
When learning a foreign language, spoken conversation is one of the most important skills?and one of the most difficult to master. That?s why Rocket Languages? online courses focus on listening comprehension and pronunciation, rather than dry written work, using techniques that let students learn a new tongue in as little as half the time of traditional teaching methods. No matter what their experience level, students can practice chit-chatting in one of 12 available languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian, or engage with English-as-a-second-language courses designed for native Spanish or Japanese speakers. With lifetime access to their chosen courses, participants have unlimited chances to practice more than 30 interactive audio activities per level, and time to take in enrichment lessons on cultural topics, such as how to cook a country?s cuisine or identify its soil by mouthfeel. Though the lessons are administered online, they don?t lack a human element: a native speaker hosts each course, bilingually guiding students through the material.
Rocket Languages had been positively reviewed by The New York Times even before a major 2012 upgrade that introduced games and apps that are compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android tablets and smartphones. Since then, these interactive improvements have garnered an Editors' Choice award from PCMag and a BESSIE Award for Best Foreign Language software. Popular features include Rocket Record, where users can record their pronunciation of phrases and compare them to recordings of their tutor saying the same phrase, and a progress tracker where students can compare their progress to other students in the same level.
The daughter of esteemed linguist and language-learning expert Dr. Paul Pimsleur, Julia Pimsleur Levine grew up in a bilingual French-English home. When she began to teach her young son French, she used her own skills as a filmmaker, teacher, and mom to help conceive Little Pim's.
Using a research-based audiovisual method, each video taps a child's hard-wired ability to learn another language before age six. Engaging their love for learning and play, the beginner-level videos immerse children in a foreign tongue, ensuring they retain a child-friendly vocabulary and hear real native accents along with their parent or guardian. Kids study and play along with books, flashcards, and CDs in languages such as Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, and Hebrew, opening up bright futures and new opportunities whether or not they grow to be jet-setting entrepreneurs and diplomats.
Little Pim's language learning tools have garnered over 25 awards, including the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval for many products, a Tillywig Toy Awards Brain Child award, and many more.
With more than 400 verified reviews?a more reliable metric than unproven testimonials?Industrial Scripts takes its transparency seriously. Its story analysts want customers to know that they read submitted screenplays, scripts, and novels with the utmost care. What's more, their consultants have impressive credentials, having worked with giants such as Paramount Pictures and Universal.?They rely on this experience during one-on-one script feedback as well as writing courses.
Students who sign up for live or online classes learn to shape their screenplays from idea to polished piece. The online offerings allow them to work at their own pace as they produce a script for film, television, or holographic omnitheater. They can also browse Industrial Script's archive of helpful articles and interviews, picking up tips for each stage of the creative process. Those who end up submitting their scripts for analysis might even be eligible for the company's Talent Connector service, which shares summaries of particularly promising works with agents.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.
Brian Maffitt, CEO of Total Training, has worked with the company since its inception in 1996. Rather than looking for an easy way out, Brian helped create a video-based training series that people could use to learn about industry-leading creative design, digital video, and office software from the comfort of their home. Without lengthy manuals or long hours spent in a classroom, the first Total Training series was tremendously popular amongst hobbyists and professionals alike, leading to the development of numerous other expert-presented courses. Available online, on DVDs, and via skywriting, their current crop of programs covers software ranging from Photoshop and After Effects to Excel and QuickBooks Pro, all taught by industry experts. The self-paced courses have garnered several awards from film- and video-production competitions, and each course features 24/7 access, hands-on project files, an intuitive online interface, and an ever-growing content library to develop new skills.