We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, and are part of Quality Education and Quality English.  Our English course is for students aged 10 – 17.

Students are assessed on arrival and are placed in a class of suitable age and English ability. There is a wide range of levels from beginners to advanced.  Please see the Guide to Common European Framework Reference Levels which is the international standard for describing language ability.

The timetable consists of 15 hours of classroom based teaching with qualified English teachers and 6 hours of Active English lessons taught by teachers with specialisations in other subjects.  The English course is designed to offer varied, current and meaningful topics to engage and inspire all students.  It is split into 3 main parts:

  • General English lessons aimed at improving grammar and the structure of the language.
  • Focus on the 4 skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening; also weekly lessons on British Culture.
  • “Active English” lessons which encourage students to learn and develop their language skills through activities they enjoy such as Sports, Art, Cookery, Drama, Music, Photography, Fashion and Team Problem Solving. Lessons are structured to provide opportunities for students to practise their spoken English and learn subject-related vocabulary.  These options vary from year to year depending on the expertise of our teachers.  Students selecting Photography or Music for Active English lessons should bring along their own digital camera or musical instrument if possible.

Progress checks are carried out by the teachers at the end of each week to monitor and review student’s progress and make any necessary adjustments the following week.