English for Children

At The English School, your child will develop their English in an environment specifically created to be fun, stress free, and optimally structured. We ensure that each child is given the encouragement they need to progress, while learning at their own pace. Smaller classes ensure that each child receives daily one-to-one support to further their language development.

EXCITING EXPERIMENTS

This class is for children in Kindergarten 1 (native speakers)/ Kindergarten 2 (non-native speakers) to 8 years old

In Exciting Experiments children will both explore and become curious about the world around them through science, art, and food experiments, for example making by their own terrarium or lava lamp, making invisible ink and writing secret messages, or making ice-cream in a bag.

Participants will also do various STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and maths), to further the development of critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills.

CREATIVE STORYTIME

Ages 4-8

This class is for both native and non-native English speakers (basic level of English required)

Creative Storytime is an interactive class designed to bring stories alive for our students. Each class begins with a fascinating, carefully chosen story, which students interact with through crafts, games, and creative movement. These classes nurture a life-long love of reading, while simultaneously facilitating students’ creative thinking and developing their confidence and decision-making skills.

ART IN ENGLISH

Ages 6-10 

This class is for both native and non-native English speakers (basic level of English required)

This class is an introduction to art, which has consistently been proven to increase academic performance, focus, and creativity. Students will fine tune their motor skills while having the opportunity to express themselves through mediums such as watercolor, pastels, collage, and all types of wet and dry media. Each class consists of an introduction, a creative project, and open, assisted studio time. At the end of each term, the class will work on a group project, which will be displayed in a mini art show. 

LITTLE LINGUISTS

Ages 3-5            

Our carefully devised program ensures that your child will learn English quickly and effectively. It further ensures that your child will have LOTS of fun and will look forward to learning. This program is also suitable for children for whom English is a native language.  

Each week has a different theme, upon which weekly activities are planned. Daily activities include: active play, circle time, free play, music and movement, puzzles, independent reading, snack time, story time, and table top games.

In addition to the above mentioned activities, children will learn basic math, pre-reading,  and pre-writing skills. Examples of the daily activities which will help your child to develop these skills include: letter and number of the week, signing-in each morning, as well as counting, sorting, and pattern games.

Educational games have been carefully chosen from companies such as Orchard Toys, Learning Resources, and Melissa and Doug. Our plentiful supply of educational toys will enable your child to develop their: early math skills, reading and writing skills, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, musical and artistic skills, and social skills                                       

ENGLISH FOR KINDERGARTENERS/ BEGINNERS

Ages 4-8

Our carefully devised program ensures that your child will learn English quickly and effectively. It further ensures that your child will have LOTS of fun.  This program is also suitable for native English speaking children.

Each lesson has a different theme, for example under the sea and my world, around which all activities are based. Activities include: active play, arts and crafts, circle time, music and movement, puzzles, story time, and table top games.

READING & WRITING LEVEL 1

Age 4+ 

This course is for children with no or little prior knowledge.

This course covers the following: the 42 English letter sounds, letter formation, recognising sounds in words, blending and segmenting, and first tricky words.

Course materials include: Jolly Phonics, Letterland, Oxford Reading Tree, Learning Recourses, and Orchard Toys.

READING & WRITING LEVEL 2

Ages 5+

This course is for children who have completed Reading & Writing Level 1, or who already know the 42 letter sounds. 

This course covers the following: the rules behind alternative spellings, further tricky words, sentence structure, parts of speech, verb tenses, spelling rules, compound words, and plural endings. 

Course materials include: Jolly Phonics, Letterland, Oxford Reading Tree, Learning Recourses, and Orchard Toys.

ENGLISH FOR JUNIORS

Ages 8-12     

Building on the English lessons your child has at school, this course will encourage your child to take an interest in their own language learning and will help build their confidence.

Through engaging, topic based, and age appropriate activities and games, your child will build their vocabulary and grammar knowledge. 

TEENAGE CONVERSATION

Age 13+     

This conversation course is designed to build the confidence of young adults, who often have very good knowledge of grammar, but who have difficulties speaking fluently and putting their knowledge into practice.

Lessons are structured to be fast-paced and engaging, focusing solely on stimulating topics which are relevant to young adults. Small class sizes ensure that even the most hesitant students will feel comfortable, and whole-class, rather than individual error feedback, enables students to learn from their mistakes without feeling embarrassed or becoming reluctant to speak in the future.