Aged 4 to 7
Our main goal in this period is to make children become familiar and sensitive to a foreign language.
During their first years of life, children are very receptive to speech; by paying some attention to what we say and how we say it, they find themselves speaking our same language. This is a good moment to work intonation and English phonetics, which incorporates a series of sounds nonexistent in their mother tongue.
Aware of this biological mechanism, we work with a suitable material for these ages with the aim of making language acquisition possible and effective. Storytelling, chants and games play a key role to achieve this goal in a fun and attractive way.
Aged 8 to 12
In the course of this language-learning period, the student, who already has some basic understanding of English, is now ready to broaden their grammar and vocabulary knowledge fast and effectively.
It is essential for students to become confident in order to show their skills and feel more independent when using and applying all the contents they have been learning. To make their participation possible and active, we work the necessary structures with all sorts of teaching aids; this way, students do not feel the need to use simultaneous translation, which is often the case with adult learners.
Children are taught by means of interesting stories which incorporate an appropriate syllabus to help them advance in their fluency and knowledge of the English language.
Aged 13 to 18
Within this stage, students are encouraged to have a conscious commitment to their own learning process and, at the same time, they are provided with a series of tools and strategies to become competent speakers.
During this period all language skills are thoroughly studied: grammar, written comprehension, oral and written expression, regional accents and idioms, among others.
Our aim is to provide them with the necessary knowledge so that they can see English not so much as a mere target but as a means of communication and personal development as well as a useful tool for their future career plan.
We know how important languages are in our society today. Whether it is to improve career opportunities, travel, communicate effectively or acquire new skills, English is more than ever paramount on a daily basis.
For this reason, our main objective is to facilitate a learning process in which speaking and oral comprehension are key elements.
Our priority is to help students apply all the contents they work with in the classroom. Lessons on grammar and vocabulary share only one goal: to become effective in the communicative process. In order to achieve this aim, speaking activities are pivotal in our courses: by working in small groups, students feel confident and have lots of chances of participating actively to give their opinion about the different topics dealt with in class.