Overcome the Barrier, LLC was originally…
Overcome the Barrier, LLC was originally founded in Russia in 2009 with the objective of teaching English to Russian people. We are currently transitioning to offering lessons in a variety of languages from regions around the world.
Our main goal is to help our clients reach the point when they start thinking in the language that they are learning.
The Overcome the Barrier method was created in 2009 in Russia in attempt to resolve the historic imbalance of foreign language learning, caused by the Iron Curtain of the Soviet Union, where language learning was predominantly theoretical. We wanted to bring a completely new experience to clients that continuously got trapped in outdated language learning methods that failed to utilize the student’s visual memory, the strongest memory that most people have.
Using our unique method, Overcome the Barrier has not only provided service to hundreds of individual clients who started thinking in the language that they were learning, but has also successfully entered the field of corporate language learning, providing service to major international companies such as Eon, Qiwi, Caterpillar, and Gazprom Neft.
During our lessons, we utilize Skype or Gtalk and Google Docs, free online tools that are easy to download and user-friendly. Although the client may choose not to broadcast his or her video, we strongly recommend that both the teacher and the client use the video function. Not only does this make conversation easier and more natural, but it also allows the teacher to more easily instruct the student in proper pronunciation.