ESL & ELL

Whatever your reason for learning English or diversifying your existing English-language skills may be, we know it can be stressful.
We’ve done it too!
That is why we understand with crystal clarity what you are looking for in a class: Personalized attention, experienced instructors, and maybe even a little bit of fun.
Our well-positioned team is prepared to give you exactly what you need to reach your unique language goals comfortably and efficiently.

Backed by decades of exceptional multinational corporate, academic and educational achievements, Serapis specializes in personalized language coaching, teaching, and instructing. Prioritized emphasis is placed on the development and enhancement of speaking, reading, and/or writing skills in the essential program categories of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Literacy (ELL)*.

Our established methodology prioritizes the deployment of international classification guidelines, resulting in the traceability to recognized standards, no matter where in the world your language is going to take you.

Since 2009, Serapis – a language-based educational institution individualizing student needs through personalized assessment and attention – has been offering targeted language development and enhancement, exceptional skillset development and soft-skills training to satisfied clients, ranging from early childhood via students at all academic levels, to adults seeking to reach their language goals in a corporate environment or for personal reasons.

It is our primary focus to establish a profound connection with our students, thus ensuring their utmost satisfaction over the years while simultaneously setting the stage for the limitlessly expanding application of the initially acquired skills.

 

* English Language Literacy (ELL)
Literacy generally denotes the ability to read and write, but also the specific knowledge about a particular subject. Serapis ELL students in a multinational environment thus furthermore develop and expand specific soft-skill sets in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:
Cultural sensitivity and diversity
Business English
Leadership
Communication efficacy
Empathy
Problem solving
Conflict resolution
… and more

About

At Serapis, we strive for you to achieve targeted and affordable learning success tailored to your corporate, academic, or everyday needs. Select from individual, group, and workshop environments at locations of your choice, even virtually online.
Put differently, we will travel to you or meet you virtually at no additional cost to you in the interest of providing an optimum of balanced learning effectiveness and efficiency.
In addition to providing outstanding value by passing on the savings incurred as a result of our lean and streamlined operations, Serapis strives to not only develop, but also maintain solid long-term partnerships with its students.

To summarize, key factors differentiating us from the competition include, but are not limited to:

  • The strongest, most professional, and most vetted instructors
  • Higher learning retention by using an incremental immersion model and distinctively competitive tuition
  • Goal-oriented learning options customized for one-to-one and small-group settings, including skill sets prioritizing speaking, reading, writing, business or social English, leadership, negotiation, soft-skills training
  • Real-time tailored curricula and acquisition materials, including level assessment, workshops, case studies, cultural integration, and progressive adaptation practices

Our programs prioritize and emphasize:

  • traditional language learning
  • skill-set acquisition & practice
  • presentation preparation and review
  • focus on social, business, finance, marketing, technical fields
  • program-structure designs for moderate to fast-pace progress
  • day-care, child, young-adult, personal, and corporate courses

We will continuously fine tune and adapt each program in the process of possibly changing student requirements, current events, and/or unforeseen developments.

 

About the leadership of Serapis LLC:

Christian Mehnert, based out of San Diego’s West Coast Center in University City, CA, graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rider University in New Jersey, USA. During his preceding engineering studies at Berlin Technical University he was selected and awarded an academic scholarship, the result of his excellent scholastic performance there. He is a U.S. citizen and enjoyed an international career in various technical, management, and marketing roles at a division of Bayer Corporation, spanning more than a decade. Besides the U.S.A., during his tenure he also lived, studied, and worked in various other countries, including Germany, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Australia, and Austria. His linguistic and cultural exposure formed the basis for spearheading the foundation of Serapis Languages in 2009. His passion for aviation and simultaneously most notable extracurricular activity is that of being a certified and licensed commercial pilot.

Further details and information are gladly available on request.

Methodology

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) created proficiency guidelines in order to provide a means of assessing language proficiency.
Professional, political, and grass-roots discussions about foreign language studies and cultural interaction are on the rise in the United States. This new emphasis on the importance of knowing other languages and understanding other cultures provides an impetus to language educators worldwide to share and collaborate using their most successful instructional and assessment methodologies.

A unique tool is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), sharing many similarities with the US-developed ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, thereby providing a substantive and comparative system encouraging learner-centered, task-based approaches to the teaching and learning of foreign languages while emphasizing goal setting, assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

Serapis Languages provides the opportunity to acquire the ability of functioning on professionally and personally useful levels in the language of choice by embracing and emphasizing language learners:

  • To value cultural and linguistic diversity
  • To encourage the retention and development of heritage languages
  • To become successful participants in the transnational language community

By basing our classification system on CEFR with its comprehensive reference to other frameworks and guidelines, such as the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Serapis progressively facilitates and supports efficacy through comprehensive inclusion and awareness of:

  • Transparency and coherence in language learning
  • Common criteria for a description of language competencies
  • A single framework for all aspects of language teaching and learning: planning, instruction, and assessment
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Diversity of language learners
  • Self-assessment and reflective, autonomous learning
  • High levels of language competence
  • Use of language portfolios for instruction and (self-) assessment
  • Potential integration of the CEFR and ACTFL scales

COMMON REFERENCE LEVELS
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions categorized as six internationally standardized proficiency levels.

 

A concluding note to all our prospective students:

Best of all, while the above might have the sound of an expensive price tag, the opposite is true in reality. By prioritizing and organizing each program following the Serapis guidelines outlined herein, by truly connecting, we not only ensure a complete understanding of each student’s goals and needs, but simultaneously position ourselves to effectively streamline the instruction, thereby rendering each student experience to be exciting, rewarding, and successful. The end result: You will advance quickly while investing less!

Programs & Services

We invite you to learn more about our intrinsic program structures by selecting the Corporate or Personal environment.

If you are looking for targeted applications to develop a unique expertise, our Soft-Skills Specialization is designed to provide just the tools and resources you need.

Interested in children’s programs? Please read more in SerapisKids®.

Reach Us

We appreciate that you are contacting us about your language-related goals, aspirations, and dreams.

As we all know, language is not an isolated phenomenon. Much rather it is part of a growing realm forming the basis of global exchange among a widening plethora of spheres.

While reaching out to us, please choose your preferred initial contact method:

By email:
info@serapislanguages.com
By phone:

855.SERAPIS
By fax:
855.714.0200
By postal mail:
33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830
USA

Or directly by submitting our contact form to us below.

We are sincerely looking forward to hearing from you.
Serapis is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) registered in New Jersey, USA with expanding locations in North America and Europe.