In another UK school district (Westminster/London) a group
of twelve 16-year-old students needed to learn Italian,
but there was insufficient time available in the curriculum.
They were each given an Accelerated Learning course for
self-study, supported only by one hour of teacher contact
After just two terms they took their GSCE examination in
Italian and all passed at A grade level. Most students are
expected to need between 6 and 9 terms to achieve the same
type of result.
Organisations for whom language skills are critical are
choosing Accelerated Learning. They include, hotels, London
Airports Authority and major airlines. United Airlines recently
chose the courses for it's international flight crew after
reviewing other courses in the marketplace. JAL (Japan Airlines)
have also recently introduced the method.