English Lesson at Grittleton House
EFL lessons typically last 3 hours each morning/afternoon and are given by our team of skilled and experienced language teachers. The course begins with a placement test (or this can be taken prior to arrival). All levels are available, from beginners to advanced learners (A1 to C2 on CEFR – Common European Framework of reference for languages).
We offer tailor-made courses that will certainly meet your students’ expectations. Apart from traditional English courses which focus on integrated learning of all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) we provide a wide range of culture and history based classes with elements of literature and geography of Great Britain. We especially recommend interrelation of the classes with the excursions, introducing the history of chosen places prior to the visit, giving the students an opportunity to enjoy the sightseeing with more insight. This can also serve to reinforce the learning done back in school. For younger students we encourage the practical use of their language skills as they set off for the excursions.
To facilitate their learning, we incorporate assignment completion, for instance information gathering or map drawing and games, into the learning process, as they provide structured independence helping them move through the ‘silent period’.
At Classes Abroad we are aware of how educational needs differ among groups of various advancement levels. We believe that all language learners in or outside the classroom need to be motivated, be exposed to language and be given chances to use it. We lead the students through the learning process by engaging their interest and emotions, activating their knowledge and providing them with necessary input to make them feel what communicating in English really feels like. We achieve these goals by employing a wide range of teaching methods with the Communicative language Teaching as our prevailing model.
After all, “people learn languages not so that they know them, but so that they can communicate” (J. Harmer).
Booking 5 EFL sessions or more?
Why not try getting the Anglia Certificate?
We are proud to announce that Classes Abroad are now an examination centre for Anglia Examinations. It is an international exam in English organised by Anglia Examinations England which offers a comprehensive and structured programme of assessing English language competence from beginner through to full competence as an expert user. This step-by-step approach to testing encourages and motivates students to make clear and effective progress. Anglia exams measure all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. There are no minimum age requirements for the exams!
It is an internationally recognized qualification which opens doors to further education and employment. We offer the Anglia Examination to our guests who book at least 5 sessions of lessons. More information about the exam and the levels available on www.anglia.org
The Shakespeare experience
Themed EFL lessons complimented by theatre workshops and Shakespeare’s plays at the Swan Theatre.
Sherlock Holmes – the great detective.
Get to know the greatest British detective though reading and re-enacting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories. Learn about the language and culture of 19th century England and solve a criminal mystery!
Experience the Victorian times by exploring their language, visiting their industrial achievements and spending an afternoon in a Victorian village school. Put yourself in their shoes – literally!
Our team of English teachers will help you design any themed course that will compliment your syllabus and excite the students’ interests!