The difficulty in mastering English lies in the numerous pronunciation exceptions. English words often are not pronounced exactly as they are written as in many other languages. Therefore, spending time in an English-speaking environment and wrestling with the language should be a crucial part of the learning process, especially for young learners.
Using the Cambridge Exam for Younger Learners as a framework, our native English-speaking teachers focus on listening comprehension and speaking skills. These skills are difficult for the students to acquire in their home countries, and we use workshops, tours and other interactive activities at landmark venues across London to engage the students in conversation.
With a teacher/teaching assistant to student ratio of 1 to 4 for the little ones and 1 to 8 for the older students, our teachers and teaching assistants are able to spend focused time with each student. We collect information on each student before he or she starts a course and use this information to fine-tune the course delivery. In addition, we provide reports on those students who are with us for two weeks or more.
Our courses run in seasonal sessions during the summer, autumn, winter and spring. During these times, we also offer a range of optional add-ons, including lunchtime classes and programmes before and after the group courses. These optional add-ons allow families to build timetables that work for everyone.