Andre Alexis Des Forges
Innovation is the pillar not just for the future, but for moulding the minds that forge the future. Andre created Linguistic Communication in 1997 to enthuse this ceaseless spirit of inquiry in learning and interacting.
In alignment with the values and beliefs he has cherished in over 25 years of teaching, Linguistic Communication offers learning that is a move away from traditional classroom set ups and instead centres around strong interpersonal communication to allow a dynamic flow of information between trainers and students.
His commitment to innovation brings the latest study programs, tools and techniques closer to students by opening new territories and domains of application, banking upon his creative strength in imagining new avenues with existing content.
Hailing from an academic training in Linguistics, he upholds the linguistic concept of empathy as a foundational value in building the organisation, to empower students in moving beyond the literal meaning of words, and rather tap into the powerful capacity of communication and transmission in understanding and using contextual nuances of a language.
As the lead trainer at Linguistic Communication, he champions two pivotal techniques- learning by memory and learning by events. He philosophises that students’ attachment to memories, events or even human attributes can spur learning, especially when they are exposed to learning in a new language. His team reflects this in practice using simple structures to convey complex ideas, maximising classroom synergy. This learning technique is elevated through use of games, workshops, simulations and more, to truly engage students with the subject.
He continues to revel in the varied, rich interactions that this human-service job allows, with his dedication to student welfare riding priority and lives by the personal mantra of ‘inquire, study and keep alive intellectually’.
In his ability to assimilate a wide range of subjects, Andre delved into the issues of IT, Law, Economy and Politics in addition to a Masters in Linguistics (English) from Institut Charles V Paris VIII.