Our mission

We are committed to providing students with a structured English language learning programme so each student can reach their full potential in a stimulating, rewarding and safe environment.

Our approach

We believe students learn most effectively when they are engaged, motivated and challenged. We recognise that each student learns and develops at different rates so our courses respect each student’s developmental stage. Our teachers use a range of age-appropriate techniques and resources ensuring the most effective language learning experience.

We expect our students to take an active role in their own learning and reflect on their progress. Our approach covers all aspects of the English language with an emphasis on developing confidence in speaking but also a clear focus on grammar and exam technique to equip students with the English they will need for future academic study, employment and social situations.

By the time learners reach the Upper Secondary level they are generally aiming to reach the stage where they are able to pass one of the internationally recognised exams such as Cambridge Assessment or IELTS. These exams open doors and create the opportunity to access higher education in the UK and beyond.

Primary kids (6-10 years)

Learners at this age are still developing concepts, literacy and numeracy in their first language and our carefully selected English course content supports this.

Students on our primary kids courses:

  • cover topics of interest to children and relate these to their own experiences
  • increase their confidence and interest in the English language
  • are exposed to natural language through activities giving them a real purpose to communicate in familiar and meaningful situations
  • extend their knowledge of the world
  • develop thinking and model universal values and behaviour.

What will my child learn?

Depending on their level, students on a typical course learn how to introduce themselves, follow verbal instructions, write a postcard and ask for things politely. They will use English to study interesting and relevant topics, such as world travel and animals.

Young Learners in lower secondary classes (11-13 years)

Children at this age benefit from established class routines and are capable of longer periods of concentration in a classroom setting. 

Students on our lower secondary courses:

  • engage in a variety of activities such as interviews, surveys, role-plays, giving presentations and writing book reviews
  • develop reading, writing, speaking  and listening skills
  • develop study skills such as organising and monitoring learning, note-taking, memorising, managing time and reading effectively
  • work with the whole class, in pairs or groups or individually to vary and maximise opportunities for interaction and confidence building.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN?

Depending on their level, students on a typical course learn how to give directions, complete an application form, order food in a restaurant and listen to new reports. They will use English to study interesting and relevant topics, such as social media and sport.

Young learners in upper secondary classes (14-17 years)

Young learners at this age are ready to start taking exams so our main focus is on exam preparation. 

Students on our upper secondary courses:

  • cover topics of interest to young learners and relate these to their own experiences
  • learn and practise a wide range of language functions and grammar  
  • develop the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills required for exams
  • teens in exams preparation courses will develop their thinking and problem-solving skills
  • learn effective exams techniques to be fully prepared for the exam.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN?

Depending on their level, students on a typical course are streamed towards taking a higher level Cambridge Assessment exam, including the full range of skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) and use of English, as well as practice exam materials and mock test opportunities.

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