Our English classes for children and teenagers are focussed on speaking and listening comprehension related to common real-life topics that students might encounter outside of school now or in the future. Students also practice writing and reading comprehension.
Our experience shows that for English courses for children and teens to be successful they should:
Have motivated teachers who are experienced working with young students.
Be focussed on spoken communication.
Include open and regular communication between the school, the language teachers and the parents.
Have small groups, ideally up to 10 students.
Include a commitment on the part of students to practice English outside of the classroom, for example, watching television, reading books or magazines or listening to music.
Throughout the course our students complete projects, publish work in OH Connect and work on compiling a portfolio that is evaluated at the end of the course. Our English courses for children and teenagers follow the guidelines contained in the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) for each level and each of our students receives an Oxford House certificate at the end of the course.
This new academic year we are introducing an interactive online platform between teachers and students!
The Edmodo app provides each group with a private virtual space in which to share messages and learning resources.
The possibilities it offers are multiple and it it will enhance your child’s experience both in the classroom and outside of it.
The teacher will be able to share with the class all kinds of multimedia resources, challenge them in quizzes, assign tasks, correct them and score them.
Students will be able to keep track of what’s been done in class, increase their hours of exposure to the language with additional materials, organize their homework and study calendar, and check their marks.
Parents will be informed of the activity and progress of their children, and will moreover have the possibility to communicate directly with the teachers.
And what’s more, you can do all this from your mobile!
We offer parents the opportunity to speak face-to-face with their child or teen’s teacher two times during the academic year, in December and again in May. During these meetings parents and teachers discuss the student’s progress in class and with their level of English. Outside of these meetings, we welcome parents to contact us to organize a meeting with their child’s teacher at any other time throughout the academic year.
Each trimester we choose one day to invite parents to the school to see how their children are progressing in class and to view some of their work. For these special days, each class prepares a presentation (theatre, song or other) for the visiting parents.