Class Descriptions

3-5 Year Olds

These lessons are designed to be both fun and informative for children who know how to express themselves a bit better in their native language already.  Activities involve music and movement to keep little ones engaged while practicing the target language.  Reading activity is largely limited to picture books.

6-8 Year Olds

In this class, students begin practicing writing and grammar exercises at an age-appropriate level.

Native-fluency instructors promote the use of the target language in the classroom by using second-language activities, games, songs, visual elements as well as manipulatives. Instructors use various audio and visual elements that are complementary and interrelated so that the same vocabulary or element of grammar is practiced and reinforced in many different ways to create variety, encourage participation and avoid boredom.

9-11 Year Olds

BEGINNER -For students with no or little language experience. Students will begin learning basic vocabulary and simple sentences to express personal information, where they live and people they know. Students will understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning themselves, their family and immediate concrete surroundings when others speak slowly and clearly.

HIGH BEGINNER –  For students who have had 6 months – 1 year of language instruction. Students will begin learning phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their family and other people, living conditions and their school environment. Students will understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, school). They will catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

INTERMEDIATE — For students who have had more than 1 year of language instruction. Students will be able to connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams and hopes; to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans’ and to narrate a story. Students will also understand understand the main points speech on familiar matters in school, leisure, etc.