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FAQs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – IN A NUTSHELL


Q 01. Why does CGA remain a commercial institution when it claims that it aims to contribute to social improvement . Couldn’t CGA have been a charitable institution ?  
   
A 01.

Different people find different ways of making a social contribution for the betterment of society . As long as the intention is positive, little does it matter that the paths are different. Some may succeed while others may fail but what matters most is to ensure that the intentions and actions continue to remain positive. Mr. M. Anilkumar our Founder Director, after a SWOT Analysis found CGA and MASTERS as the most effective instruments to make a contribution for the improvement of our society. Through CGA, he along with his wife Mrs. Rani Anilkumar ( our Executive Director ) and a team of Tutors & Counsellors continue to help Students and Employment Seekers to develop their personality and their career so that they will subsequently contribute to social improvement . Through MASTERS, he continues to help employed people and businessmen to develop their personality and their career to subsequently contribute to social improvement. At the time of conceiving CGA and MASTERS respectively, Mr. Anilkumar had decided that; though both these institutions would aim at social improvement they would take the commercial route as it alone would make the service delivery process effective . 

 

The need for CGA to be a socio-commercial institution that generates profits is essential, in the sense that ; only a commercially viable institution can stand on its own feet and enjoy the freedom to pursue its mission – that is mentioned in the ‘About Us’ page . ( An institution with a social mission that depends on charity may find that its freedom to operate is often curtailed by those who provide the charity ). Leaving social improvement to social workers or politicians is no more prudent, as the issues are very complex. For example; even in Western countries that have enormous wealth, social problems are on the rise indicating that economic improvement does not automatically ensure genuine social improvement that improves the quality of life ( mental and physical aspects ) – a goal that is far more important than merely “improving the standard of living” of our society. We at CGA believe that wealth generation with little or no attempts at genuine personality development ( where emphasis is on character building through value education ) is the root cause of our mounting social problems. It is this belief that motivates us to pursue our mission with absolute freedom, for which, remaining a socio - commercial organization is imperative.

 

To ensure that we practise what we preach, we have a Quality Assurance Statement that reads ; “ In order to give you our very best, all the training programs and courses ( includes computer courses etc. ) that we conduct are backed by a FULL-REFUND-IF-DISSATISFIED assurance. Your investment in any of the training programs and courses we conduct thus carry little or no financial risk. Furthermore, this policy of ours, motivates us to give you our very best.” It is our belief that; if we ever veer away from performing according to the values we believe in, our students and customers will correct us. Hence, in being a socio-commercial institution to enjoy the freedom to pursue our mission while taking safeguards to ensure that we don’t veer away from our mission, we take great pride . 

 
Q 02. Can you guarantee that, by attending your Communicative English Course, I will be able to speak fluently in English in 2 to 3 months ? 
   
A 02.

How much time you will need to develop the ability to speak fluently in English will depend on your present ability to speak English . In other words, the time a person will take to develop the ability to speak fluently in English will depend on his or her present status. If s/he is fairly fluent In English, 2 to 3 months of regular practice at our Training Center, under the guidance of our Tutors will make a noticeable difference, otherwise it will take a longer period of time . The most scientific approach to determine approximately how much time a person will require to develop fluency in English is to visit our Language Lab and undergo an audition conducted by our senior Tutors who train students for taking the tests conducted by International English Language Testing Systems ( IELTS ) .

 

Though we prefer not to comment on the training methodology used by other institutes to enable learners to develop the ability to speak fluently in English nor on the promises they make from time to time, we can state confidently that our approach to English Language Teaching and the training methodology we use, will produce results. However, we cannot say off hand how much time will be required to give the desired result.

 

Since we permit learners to attend free-of-charge 1 or 2 classes of the Communicative English Course we conduct, so as to enable them to evaluate the course before deciding to join it, a learner does not have to take any financial risk while studying at our training center. Furthermore, our Quality Assurance Statement states ; “ In order to give you our very best, all the training programs and courses ( includes computer courses etc. ) that we conduct are backed by a FULL-REFUND-IF-DISSATISFIED assurance. Your investment in any of the training programs and courses we conduct thus carry little or no financial risk. Furthermore, this policy of ours, motivates us to give you our very best.” Hence any learner can without hesitation, join the Communicate English Course we conduct and similarly anyone can recommend our Communicative English Course to relatives and friends without having to take any risk whatsoever. 

 

The Communicate English Course we conduct has three objectives and we are confidant that a learner on completing the course will feel that ; one way or the other s/he has truly gained from attending this course. The three objectives are :

 

  • To enable the learner to speak fluently in grammatically correct English and to achieve a level of fluency s/he deems appropriate . ( The duration of the training can be decided by the learner in consultation with our Tutors )

 

  • To enable the learner to develop a higher level of self-confidence through the various experiential learning exercises conducted during the course and thus also develop his or herpersonality .

 

  • To enable the learner to prepare for Job / Campus interview while s/he undergoes training to develop fluency in English and this is why our training room seating arrangement is uniquely structured as a ’U’
   
Q 03. Don’t I have to learn grammar to speak fluently in grammatically correct English ? 
   
A 03.

Between the age of 3 and 4, most children develop the ability to speak fluently in their mother tongue without making too many grammar mistakes. They are able to do so without first learning grammar. This gives us unquestionable proof that, one can learn a language without learning grammar. However, being an adult learner, if you can learn certain fundamental aspects of grammar while undergoing “speaking practice” you will be able to speak fluently in grammatically correct English within a shorter period of time. Since a student or employment seeker has limited time available to secure a suitable job, before s/he becomes age barred, it is therefore advisable to learn English grammar while continuing to undergo speaking practice at home or in a classroom - during group centric practice.

 

NOTE : While learning the fundamental aspects of English grammar one must bear in mind that learning English grammar in detail can make one “grammar conscious” and this can do more harm than good. If you become grammar conscious you are likely to speak English with hesitations. You must therefore strike a healthy balance between learning English grammar and undergoing speaking practice. 

   
Q 04. How important is self-practice and what are the methods of self -practice ? 
   
A 04.

To develop fluency in a shorter period of time, you must find time for self-practice in addition to the group centric classroom practice that you receive at CGA . Remember, to develop both fluency and self-confidence, group centric practice is essential – there is no easy way to develop self-confidence, that is, experiential learning which takes place when you undergo speaking practice while participating in group centric exercises is essential to develop self-confidence. Group Centric Classroom Practice + Self-practice = Quicker Development of Fluency

 

THE TWO EFFECTIVE METHODS OF SELF-PRACTICE ARE : 

 

  • Listen and Learn- Whenever you get the time to listen to the English News, Documentaries, Songs etc. please do so, as listening to English being spoken is essential for developing the ability to speak fluently in English. Investing in a “Personal Radio / Transistor” is a worthwhile investment considering the growing importance of English. ( The English NEWS broadcast over the All India Radio is worth listening to, as you will find it easier to follow “ Indian English “ as well as update yourself on current affairs.) .You may not initially understand the meanings of all the words you hear. Don’t worry. Continue to listen to the NEWS and try to understand the meaning of such words by understanding their “contextual meaning” through repetitive listening. Children follow this method to improve their vocabulary. Do take self-practice

 

Note : Though scientific research is yet to establish the reasons as to why the deaf remain dumb even though their organs of speech remain in a state of good health throughout their life. Hence, it is clear that there is a close relationship between listening and speaking. In other words, the more you listen to English being spoken that much better are your chances of developing the ability to speak fluently in English. ( Listening to English “Pop Songs” where words are not clearly pronounced could do more harm than good. If possible listen to “ Country Songs” or listen to English songs where the singer takes care to pronounce the words clearly. Use your judgment ) 

 

  • Pronounce and Read ( P & R Method ): If you can pronounce and read books written in English ( You can, if you want, read your text books on physics, history, commerce etc. ) or English magazines, newspaper etc., it will not only help you to speak grammatically correct English as most textbooks, magazines etc printed in English contain very few grammar mistakes, it will also help you to enhance your knowledge. Remember ; reading silently will not help you to improve your fluency so you must pronounce and read to fully benefit from this method, that is highly suitable for self-practice. Please take this advice seriously as the benefits from this method of self – practice is very rewarding. You will notice the improvement in your fluency sooner rather than later. This method of self – practice may seem difficult in the initial stages if you don’t have a habit of pronouncing and reading. However, don’t give up easily. Continue your effort and sooner or later you will surely feel that the effort was worthwhile. Keep in mind the growing importance of English and how the ability to speak fluently in grammatically correct English can make you more financially secure in today’s environment of rapid social and economic changes.

 

Note : If you can pronounce and read an English newspaper every day, it will help you to not only speak fluently in English it will also enable you to speak fluently on current affairs which will be of advantage to you during job interviews conducted by reputed companies. If you come across words, the meaning of which you don’t know, look it up in a dictionary. If the word seems “very difficult” ignore it and continue reading. Focus more on simple words, that is, pronounce and read simple words that you are likely to use while speaking. ( You are unlikely to face this problem if you pronounce and read your text books) . 

   
Q 05. Can one learn to speak fluently in English by referring books or using CDs ? 
   
A 05.

There are certain things that can be learnt theoretically, while others require experiential learning. ( e.g. learning to swim ) . One can learn English Grammar by referring to a guide or by using a CD. However, to learn to speak fluently and confidently in English one needs to do two things which provide experiential learning, that is ;  

 

  • Exercise one’s organs of speech to articulate English words – this can be done when one either speaks to someone in English or pronounces and reads English books ( text books ) or magazines. 

 

  • Participate in a group centric learning exercises in order to gain confidence through “experiential learning” and to also exercise one’s organs of speech to articulate English words in a natural way while interacting with the members of the group .

 

There is no doubt that books, guides and CDs are useful for learning English Grammar. However, to speak fluently and confidently in English requires experiential learning. Sitting in a group of 10 to 15 like-minded learners and engaging in “speaking practice” that provides “experiential learning” is the most effective way to develop fluency and self-confidence simultaneously. 

   
Q 06. I can understand the English language, especially when someone speaks to me in English but I cannot speak English fluently. Why is this so ? 
   
A 06.

It is easy to understand a language that you have learnt formally (from school, college etc) or informally ( from friends, relatives etc.) as your conscious mind ( over which you have absolute control ) takes on an active role in helping you to understand the language. However, when you try to speak a language that you can understand or have learnt as a second language, your sub–conscious mind ( over which you have limited control ) plays a more active role. It is the peculiar way in which the sub – conscious mind works that makes it rather difficult to speak fluently in English even though you have learnt it in school as a second language and therefore understand it very well.

 

Think for a moment ; Do you consciously think of each word before you speak in your mother tongue ? What role does your mind play when you speak fluently in your mother tongue ? Have you noticed that when you speak fluently in your mother tongue, your sub – conscious mind ( over which you have limited control ) plays a more active role and that is why you are able to speak fluently without thinking of each word, before speaking. This means that ; if you want to speak fluently in any language you must learn to influence your sub – conscious mind rather than your conscious mind. 

   
Q 07. How can I influence my sub – conscious mind ? Is it a difficult procedure ? 
   
A 07.

Influencing one’s sub-conscious mind is relatively easy. Anything that you do repeatedly over a period of time influences the sub – conscious mind and once the sub – conscious mind is influenced by such repetitive experiential learning, you can then do the same activity ( which you did to influence the sub – conscious mind ) easily without thinking about it. In fact habits are formed in the same way, that is, by influencing the sub-conscious mind. In other words a child who repeatedly bites his nails ( consciously at first ) later on continues to do the same, sub-consciously ( without thinking ) or without being aware that he is doing it. Similarly, learning to ride a bicycle or easily use a typewriter / key board is first done consciously and later through repetitive practice as the said activities comes under the influence of the sub – conscious mind and become a habit. Once it becomes a habit then one can do the activity without thinking about it e.g. Once the process of typing through repetitive practice becomes a habit, a person will be able to type or use a computer keyboard without looking at the keys. Hence, to develop the ability to speak fluently in grammatically correct English requires repetitive practice till such a process becomes a habit and can be done without consciously thinking about it.

 

Since learning to speak a new language, that too fluently requires repetitive experiential learning through repetitive practice, the “P & R Method” ( Pronounce & Read Method ) that has been explained in Q04, if followed with serious intention can produce desired results. In other words if you follow the “P & R Method” to a great extend you will be able to speak fluently in grammatically correct English .

 

Note : More details on the “ P & R Method ” will be provided by our Tutor, when you attend an “ Audition” in our “Language Lab”. ( To understand the functioning of your sub-conscious mind and the limited control you have over it, close your eyes and try to control your thoughts. Don’t you find it rather difficult to do so.) 

 

Students do ask us about the role of one’s memory in learning a language and they are keen to know if memory development will enhance the ability to learn a language .

 

The role of one’s memory in enabling one to speak fluently in any language for that matter is rather limited. For example; do you think before you speak ? Stated in brief, it is the role of the sub-conscious mind that is far more important than one’s memory in developing fluency in English

 

  • PLEASE TAKE NOTE 

 

The skill to speak fluently in grammatically correct English may take some time to acquire and you need to therefore have patience. However, once you become fluent this skill will be useful to you not only in your career, it will also be useful for social purposes, that is, to make friends etc. and further advance your career right throughout your life. Even after you achieve an average degree of fluency do not stop the self-practice methods explained above . The more you engage in self-practice that much higher degree of fluency you will be able to achieve. Consider the skill to speak “very fluently” in grammatically correct English as a “Life Skill”. Invest your time and effort in acquiring this life skill and sooner or later you will be glad you did. 

 
Q 08. Do you train employment seekers to give untruthful answers to behavioral questions so as to succeed in interviews ? 
   
A 08. When we train students to answer behavioural questions that are asked at an interview, we tell them that they must do so truthfully and convincingly as making false claims at an interview will sooner or later damage their employment prospects, promotion etc . However, we also guide them on how to make an aspect of their candidature that appears negative, to be presented in a positive manner – with an admission of mistakes made in the past and willingness to correct oneself in the future. We do this in the faith that those whom seek our assistance to achieve success in job or campus interviews will be able to perform well during job / campus interviews and they will also gradually become positive thinkers - sooner or later and thus contribute more effectively to the socio-economic development of our society 

 
Q 09. Will genuine changes take place in an individual who undergoes your Personality Development Mentoring Program or will the changes be superficial ?  
   
A 09.

History has recorded for posterity, how Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty underwent a radical and genuine change of personality for the betterment of society. A once scheming king, who killed his stepbrother to ascend the throne of Kalinga and was then called “Kamasoka” has set an example before us of how negative personality traits can undergo “radical transformation” in a very short period of time to give birth to a new set of positive personality traits that can be an asset to an organization and to society at large.

 

History also records that Emperor Ashoka’s personality underwent a “radical and genuine transformation” in a very short period of time, primarily because of the profound experience he underwent on the battle field of Kalinga . What this means and scientific studies shows is that; an individual’s personality can undergo a change for the better if s/he undergoes a profound but positive experience . Similarly , scientific studies and general experience shows that; repetitive mentoring and training can change the behaviour ( personality ) of a person for the better and this change will be genuine and not superficial. However, what cannot be ascertained at the beginning of the mentoring and training program is the amount of time that will be required to bring about the desired change in a person as much depends on the present status of his / her personality and the amount of effort the person is will to put in to make the desired changes. Those who do not put sufficient effort to bring about changes in their personality through repetitive mentoring & training will not be able to bring about genuine changes in their personality and the changes if noticed will look superficial. The key to bringing about genuine changes in one’s personality is to repetitively undergo mentoring programs with individual attention and also repetitively undergo group centric training that provides experiential learning. At CGA we conduct mentoring programs with individual attention and also group centric training programs that provide experiential learning opportunities. Undergoing both selectively will bring about the desired changes, provide one is willing to sincerely implement the instructions given by our HRD Professionals .

 

At our training center we have recorded cases of students and employment seekers who have themselves admitted to the changes in their personality that they have felt . Shy individuals have gone on to become more confident of themselves after undergoing the said mentoring and training process and this has led to more positive changes in their personality. Similarly, those with a habit of thinking negatively have spoken of the positive transformation they have experienced and so on . We are confident that students and employment seekers who are shy, under-confident and are frequently worried by negative thinking / mental stress will find all the parts of Personality Development Mentoring Programs very useful . It will also enable them to perform well in any Job / Campus interview, as their personality will be formally assessed during the interview . Furthermore, as mentioned in the answer to FAQ no. 01, a learner does not take any financial risk while studying at our academy . Our Quality Assurance Statement guarantees a full refund if the learner feels dissatisfied after attending the Personality Development Mentoring Program . 

 
Q 10. What do you mean when you say that; a candidate can make his or her Bio-data more attractive by attending the various mentoring programs that you conduct ?  
   
A 10.

When interviewers who represent Banks, Reputed Companies etc. examine your CV or Bio-data before the interview, they assess a number of factors of which two important factors they assess are ; your ability or inclination to learn continuously and adapt to a fast changing environment. If your CV indicates that you were idle for a long period of time and did little or no new learning then the attractiveness of your CV ( candidature ) will diminish. Secondly, they will assess if you are keen on personality development and whether you engage in extra-curricular activities . If your CV indicates that you are not interested in extra-curricular activities or personality development activities the attractiveness of your CV ( candidature ) will further diminish . Even if the attractiveness of your candidature diminishes, you may still be selected if your competitors are in a more weaker position than you are . However, it is advisable not to take chances at any interview where highly competitive candidates also participate. Remember, your eligibility decreases every day due to your increasing age and hence, the earlier you get the job you desire that much the better.

 

To make your CV attractive, you can mention in your CV the certificates we provide after you undergo each mentoring program . The certificates can be mentioned under the heading “Self-improvement Programs Undergone” . An interviewer who examines your CV and observes that you have undergone various Personality Development Mentoring Programs from time to time will conclude that you are probably a ‘continuous learner’ and that you are keen on self-improvement and therefore likely to follow instructions quickly , that is, you have a short learning curve and that you can quickly adapt to change . Furthermore, the interviewer is also likely to assess you as someone who is open to new ideas and willing to quickly adapt and change when required. The interviewers may not jump to such conclusions but they will be favorable inclined towards you even before the interview begins and this will be to your advantage. All that you need to do during the interview is prove that you are indeed a continuous learner and that you are keen on continuous self-improvement and can therefore adapt and change quickly to meet the Company’s requirements from time to time . 

   
  In a nutshell ; The certificates that you receive from us on undergoing the various mentoring programs we conduct, can be mentioned in your CV or Bio-data under the heading ‘Self-improvement Programs Attended’ and thus be used to make your bio-data’s content more attractive. In other words, when an Interviewer observes that you have undergone self-improvement training on your own initiative, s/he will consider you as a motivated person who takes initiative and is a continuous learner with a mind open to new ideas and therefore quick to adapt to change and that this nature of yours will also be of benefit to the company - that interviews you . If such a ‘positive first impression’ emerges about you, before the interview or during the early stages of an interview, it will be to your advantage .   
   
Six Most Frequently Asked Questions
 
( Note : The questions given below are not always asked in the same manner as they have been compiled below. The said questions represent the essence of the various questions asked, pertaining to a particular issue or concept )

     

  • Why does CGA remain a commercial institution when it claims that it aims to contribute to social improvement . Couldn’t CGA have been a charitable institution ? To know more, please click here.

  • Can you guarantee that, by attending your Communicative English Course, I will be able to speak fluently in English in 2 to 3 months ? To know more, please click here.

  • What are the primary reason for failure at a Job or Placement Interview, even when the candidate is highly qualified for the job? To know more, please click here.

  • Do you train employment seekers to give untruthful answers to behavioral questions so as to succeed in interviews ? To know more, please click here.

  • Will genuine changes take place in an individual who undergoes your Personality Development Mentoring Program or will the changes be superficial ? To know more, please click here.

  • What do you mean when you say that; a candidate can make his or her Bio-data more attractive by attending the various mentoring programs that you conduct? To know more, please click here.

 

If the hyperlink fails and you are not able to instantaneously get the answers to the questions mentioned above, all you need do is scroll to the top of this page and click on the FAQs button displayed in the column on the extreme left. On reaching the FAQs page, locate questions number 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 to get the answers to the said questions .