The ALI Approach

“How do we find language teachers who specialize in our field?”

In the 21st Century, professionals need to use discipline-specific terminology, discourse methods, and communication norms on a daily basis to ensure global projects and people succeed.

We help you succeed with student-centered methods and cutting-edge technology. In addition, our 21st Century approach provides each client with a personalized course team:

Content Specialist + Language Teacher + Learning Skills Coach

It’s not brain science (although we do teach brain scientists). Having multiple instructors provides motivation to learn, relevance to work, diverse practice opportunities, and expansive language knowledge. In addition to personalized tutoring, we utilize Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing, and Data Sharing across devices and between experts to create a  communicative bond between clients, projects, and the course team.

Multi-Layered Productive Dialogue

After goals and expectations are established by the Institute and the client, the course team provides each learner with personalized, context-relevant, rich and expansive dialogue. The course team then uses these dialogues to maximise language learning, produce relevant progress measures, and keep the learners motivated through challenging content appropriate to their level.

Multi-layered productive dialogue functions kind of like a recycling plant.  We take your language knowledge in any condition, identify the valuable parts, and put it through a series of adjustments, then give it back to you in a new and improved form.  This happens through three ‘layers’ of dialogue:

  • Layer 1: Client-Tutor Dialogue

Through face-to-face, mobile, text, live speech, formal and informal ways, the team is in constant communication with the learner. Specialist concepts and language are inserted by the course team or identified through dialogue about the client’s projects. The course team identifies new language, strengths and weaknesses, and areas to develop further dialogue with the learner.

  • Layer 2: Tutor-Tutor Dialogue

This language is shared across the team and given back to the learner through multiple ‘entry points.’ The Content and Language Specialists design activities and unique progress assessments to capture and repeat important and useful language in the context of the learner.  The skills specialist/course manager makes sure there are new learning skills embedded into each set of activities and things are running smoothly.

  • Layer 3: Tutor-Client Dialogue

The course manager adjusts the frequency of each instructor, the pace of activities, and the design of useful progress measures. All of this is in collaboration with the client, and we provide assessment templates such as the Dynamic Vocab Glossary, Video Role Description, and Focus Tutorial which are practice-based demonstrations of improved language, aligned specifically to each client’s goals.


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A Message from Dr. Josh Lange, Founder:

“I’m really excited about the level of communication the learners achieve with us in Vienna. It far exceeds anything I have ever done with top universities around the world such as UCL and companies such as Porsche. Literally every minute of instruction includes personal attention focused on multi-layered discourse improvement using real-world projects.  Our focus is always on our learners, because our learners are the industry leaders changing the world every day with advanced global communication.”

Dr. Josh Lange, EdD, MEd, IDLTM


About our Founder:

Josh was a successful Fortune 500 manager in the USA who became inspired by teaching refugees English for Employment as a public relations exercise.  After studies at Harvard and Cambridge universities in education and language teaching management, Josh built language programs for companies such as T-Mobile, Rehau, and Siemens, and has developed language courses at PhD level for institutions such as UCL, the University of Reading and the University of Vienna. Triple-Certified by Cambridge English, Josh also holds a Doctor of Education in the field of International Education Leadership and has published on topics ranging from Language Pedagogy, Course Design, and Transformative Leadership in Language Education.