Course for 6-7 year olds
For children who are in their first year of elementary school there is a special alphabet course which takes place in the safe and fun environment of Wonderland. The course teaches the children the importance of good pronunciation, fundamental in understanding mother tongue English speakers and in being understood. If students of any age don’t learn the correct pronunciation, they can often make themselves understood but will always have serious problems understanding others.
During the year, the children learn how to correctly pronounce the letters of the alphabet together with a vocabulary of over one hundred words, 4 for each of the letters. The lessons are dynamic, stimulating and great fun as the children learn though songs, games using the technique of Total Physical Response; running and touching images, collecting objects, miming actions and emotions and fishing for letters for example. During the lessons there are written exercises to complete where the children copy letters and words that they are learning. This enables the children to understand one of the greatest difficulties when learning the English language, that the written word and the way in which it is pronounced are often very different. These activities are taken home, creating a visual reference dictionary for home study and revision
Course dates and times for 6-7 year-olds.
Days still to be confirmed. Some children have been placed in the courses for 7-9 year-olds.
*Other days and times available on request. New courses will start with a minimum of 5 children.