Courses for 3-6 year olds
Children love stories, and these are at the centre of our courses for children from 3-5 years old at the school. The stories (twenty in total to cover a two year learning schedule) have been written by a language expert, for children learning English as a second language. Every story contains 10 key words which are taught to the children in a dynamic and stimulating way with lively games and fantastic resources. The soft secure carpet of Wonderland can be arranged to create a pathway along which the children identify and repeat the names of images, or a lake which they have to cross on stepping stones, dive into or fish from. Total body response based learning is the effective method that we have chosen to adopt with this age group who love to run, dance and play while absorbing the new sounds.
Music is used to highlight the key moments of the lesson and to help the children to understand when it is time to say hello, to go to the story corner to listen to the story, clean up after their creative activity and say goodbye at the end of the lesson. The stories are told with colourful flashcards, puppets and masks and the children recreate these items at the end of the lessons. The vocabulary taught to the children includes: animals, food, family members, places and many other themes together with small phrases. The lesson is taught entirely in English.
Course dates and times for 3-5 year-olds.
3-4 year-olds – Mondays from 5.15pm to 5.55pm
3-4 year-olds – Wednesdays from 6.10pm to 8.50pm
4-6 year-olds – Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm
4-6 year-olds – Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm
4-6 year-olds – Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm
*Other dates and times available on request. New courses will start with a minimum of 5 children.