One to One and Small Closed Groups
We run one to one and small closed group classes outside of our peak Easter and Summer times. The Young Learners Courses offer creative and inspiring lessons for young people aged 5 – 17 years old in a safe and stimulating environment. The lessons are designed to encourage interest in the language and be enjoyable and challenging as well as educational.
It is becoming more common for children to move to the UK with their parents and so the language is now more essential than ever. We are also finding that parents are choosing to send their children with a small group of family or friends in off peak time to have lessons which can be specifically adapted to their needs.
By maximising their time on our programmes the children can return to their home countries with wider horizons and possibilities for the future. As well as improving their English skills we can help your children:
- Settle into a new school
- Develop language skills learnt at home
- Build confidence and take on new challenges
- Understand the benefit of having a second language
We feel small class sizes are essential to effective learning and so encourage one to one tuition where possible or have a maximum of 6 students in any closed groups.
Children learn easily and confidently. They do not feel self-conscious or intimidated by second languages. They learn native pronunciation quickly and are comfortable gaining speaking skills through songs, games and craft work for 5 – 11 year olds and debates, discussions, role plays, communication games, songs, drama and projects for 12 -17 year olds.
The students are taught with similar methods as for the camps and school groups with a focus on improving speaking and listening skills unless the parents request otherwise. The teachers adapt their classes to suit the age, maturity and interest of the child. The lessons do not always include structured grammar instruction but focus on building language naturally and weave in short sessions of areas of weakness where necessary.
We also believe that building the children’s confidence helps them to feel relaxed which encourages them to experiment with their new language skills.
|For very young learners, the first few weeks of class incorporate a lot of games and communicative activities that the child wants to participate in so that the language, culture and new country seem attractive to the child. As time moves on, and depending on the age of the child, the lessons become more formalised. The lessons are initially designed to build vocabulary, then basic grammar is introduced and finally reading, writing & phonics. It is a fantastic age to teach pronunciation as the children can pick up a native accent at this age.
One to one
|Daily Schedule||Monday to Friday, times and hours to suit (9.00 – 6.00 p.m.).|
|Course Dates||Available all year starting every Monday.|
|Costs||One to one £33 per hour plus travel costs if relevant|
Small group (max. 5 children)
|Daily Schedule||9.15 – 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday|
|Course Dates||September to June (excluding Easter & summer months)|
|Costs||from £345 per group per week for 15 hours study|