As you would not expect a bird or a plane to be able to fly on only one wing, you cannot expect your English to get off the ground with only grammar or speaking. This holistic approach to the issue is actually what makes Scilang distinct from and superior to other English courses in the market.

Mastering English at Scilang stands out. Scilang’s artistic touch gives you a unique insight into the English language!

Based on research at Harvard University, the Scilang Helix, a new methodology created by Serdar Aytaç, founder president of Scilang Institute and English teacher to many associate professors, doctors and pilots, is the new hope in advanced English teaching.

Most of us have been to a language course. However, few of us have made it successfully beyond the intermediate level. The reasons vary, but crowded classrooms with 10 to 15 students, cliche course books full of pictures but very little knowledge on what is essential and teachers who are blindly clung to that poor system seem to be the major ones. It all sounds so pessimistic, doesn’t it? But hold on!

You now have something new here to try! – namely the Scilang Helix.

Scilang Helix is a killer system that enables you to make it within hours!..

Yes, it is no joke! Thanks to this magic method, reaching advanced level English from intermediate level can be achieved within 25-35 hours. Here is the story:

The first step to the Scilang Helix was the invention of the Aytach Table in 2005. Serdar Aytaç, the creator of the model, then an ardent lieutenant in the Airforce Language Academy in the Research and Development Department, later to become known as Imperatore – a direct reference to his vast knowledge and great success in his teaching career – was tasked by his commander to work on something new to be presented to the Brigadier General to be soon coming for inspection.

Like lending credence to the saying “people thrive under pressure”, he came up with a half-page chart that he named as the Aytach Table just before the deadline. He had invented a short-cut table for advanced English through which it was now easy for students to form up challenging sentences in an easy and flexible way.

Aytach Table and Einstein!  

Einstein says,

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don‘t understand it well enough.”

Briefly, the half-page Aytach table showed various functions of 5 basic verb forms (V0, V1, V2, V3 and Ving), bringing together on one single page all very important hard-to-grasp grammar units like adjective clauses, verbals, gerunds/infinitives, participles and connectors.

In this respect, the Aytach Table was the starting point in understanding how English works. It was essential in putting all the missing pieces into the minds of students, for

Aytaç was very well aware of the fact that the majority of students were entirely unaware of the different functions of these verb forms in sentences.

For example, a gerund [Ving] could function in 5 different ways as a noun, adjective, verbal, because and while, so there was actually no need to use long formulas.

Instead of

  • [That you came to class made me happy.] , [= Your coming to class made me happy.]
  • [factories that make cars] , [= factories making cars]
  • [He called me. He said he couldn’t come.] , [= Calling me, he said he couldn’t come.]
  • [While she was running, she fell.] , [= Running, she fell.]
  • [Because they recognized his talent, they offered him a job.] , [=Recognizing his talent, they offered him a job.]

would suffice.

Born in this way, the Aytach table was to be the foundation of the Scilang Helix. A few years later, Aytaç would center all his language teaching on and around this table, thus suggesting a rotating helix, and would coin the phrase the Scilang Helix.

2009, 4 years later. Location: Scilang Institute headquarters. As he was doing research as usual, he was

Inspired by a study done at Harvard 

As far as he remembers, it was like:

“A recent study done at Harvard has revealed the importance of focusing. In randomized controlled trials, those who focus and take one task at a time prove to perform much faster and better.

In the first phase of a controlled group experiment, the subjects, all of whom are Harvard students, are given 3 projects, – Project A, B and C – and they handle these assignments simultaneously by working on them like ABC, ABC and ABC, the first, second and third week respectively and finish within an average of X hours.

In the second phase of the experiment, the same subjects, given another 3 projects – Project A, B and C – this time take one project at a time and work on them like AAA the 1st week, BBB the 2nd and CCC the 3rd, finishing within an average of Y hours. The outcome was surprising though it was something expected:

The aspect ratio of X to Y was 3:1, which clearly indicated that those who had focused finished their tasks 3 times as fast as those who hadn’t.

Moreover, when compared, the quality of the work done by those in group Y was all the more superior to that of group X.”

Looking from above and seeing the whole…

The findings of the study prompted Aytaç to write separate booklets for each of the 9 main grammar subjects, or pillars, on which English stands.

With each subject to be taught to their hook line and sinker at a time, he aimed at providing his students with more focus and thorough information. With a teaching experience of 30,000 hours, he included in his books all essential grammar in every detail in his own unique style. He also remembered to include oral practice pages to this essential grammar so that it could be spoken out.

So meticulous was he in his studies that he wrote his booklets by himself on InDesign, not leaving the job to the print house or his assistants.

He organized the pages in Landscape mode to be able to present the charts and the subjects on single pages, considering it important to show the whole of the picture for a better learning.

The analogy here could be that you cannot read a book from too close. Or, you cannot understand how small our planet or galaxy is unless you go out into space. Likewise, the problem with language education is that most students cannot bring together all that seemingly everlasting knowledge scattered in various books.

Master Aytaç claims that all English grammar, which many people see like an endless ocean and are afraid to learn, is actually so small when it is glanced at from above.

To recap, it took him two years to finish the I shall teach you advanced English set – the Aytach table in the center as the core and the 8 booklets around it, thus forming the Scilang Helix.

  • The Aytach Table
  • Tenses
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Noun Clauses
  • Verb After verb situations
  • Modals
  • Prepositions
  • Connectors
  • Participles

for those who want to speak English like a native and know it to the full.