English

The junior years (5-8)

The English language is introduced the same way native English speakers are taught. The main aim is to stimulate and develop students’ skills in an active learning environment with frequent recyclying of the new language taught. More emphasis is given on communication through interactive activities and craftwork.

Students are actively engaged in the classroom by:

  • group and individual activities
  • planned, purposeful role-play
  • investigating and exploring information
  • focused learning and teaching.

Focus is on the student to develop certain learning skills in order to become an autonomous and independent learner.

Elementary (ages 9-11)

Gradually students begin to acquire an enriched vocabulary essential to their grammar and writing skills throughout the upcoming years. All four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing are implemented through activities and projects either inside or outside the classroom through our organised curriculum.

Students are actively engaged in the classroom by:

  • group and individual activities
  • planned, purposeful role-play
  • investigating and exploring information
  • focused learning and teaching.

Focus is on the student to develop certain learning skills in order to become an autonomous and independent learner.

Intermediate (12-14)

By the time students reach these levels they will  be confident users of the English language. Emphasis now is given on the development of critical thinking and learning strategies using real-life and imaginary situations. We focus on phrases and idioms of everyday English extending communication skills both in formal and informal context.

Students are actively engaged in the classroom by:

  • group and individual activities
  • planned, purposeful role-play
  • investigating and exploring information
  • focused learning and teaching.

Focus is on the student to develop certain learning skills in order to become an autonomous and independent learner.

Advanced / IGCSE (15_16)

Students ,having  acquired all language skills from previous years, are finally ready for the IGCSE exams. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression for academic and professional prosperity. We now focus on the strategy/ skills which assist students to accelerate in their exams ensuring their success.

Students are actively engaged in the classroom by:

  • group and individual activities
  • planned, purposeful role-play
  • investigating and exploring information
  • focused learning and teaching.

Focus is on the student to develop certain learning skills in order to become an autonomous and independent learner.