How our courses and levels work for kids and teens

Our mission

We are committed to providing students with a structured English language learning programme so each student can reach their full potential in a stimulating, rewarding and safe environment.

Our approach

We believe students learn most effectively when they are engaged, motivated and challenged. We recognise that each student learns and develops at different rates so our courses respect each student’s developmental stage. Our teachers use a range of age-appropriate techniques and resources ensuring the most effective language learning experience.

We expect our students to take an active role in their own learning and reflect on their progress. Our approach covers all aspects of communication with an emphasis on developing confidence in speaking to equip students with the English they will need for future academic study, employment and social situations.

Kids (4-5 years)

Introducing English to your child between the ages of four/five, allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English. It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. 

Students on our kids courses:

  • listen to stories in English with increasing attention and recall
  • begin to be aware of the way stories are structured
  • identify main story settings, events and principal characters
  • explore the meaning and sounds of new words in English
  • join in with songs and nursery rhymes in English
  • enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories
  • hear and say the initial sound in words in English
  • begin to describe the texture of things
  • respond to simple instructions in English
  • sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint
  • use some number names and number language spontaneously
  • begin to represent numbers, using fingers, marks on paper or pictures
  • enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games.

Kids (6-10 years)

Children at this age benefit from established class routines and are capable of longer periods of concentration in a classroom setting. Learners are still developing concepts, literacy and numeracy in their first language and our carefully selected English course content supports this.

Students on our kids courses:

  • cover topics of interest to children and relate these to their own experiences
  • increase their confidence and interest in the English language
  • learn and practise a wide range of language functions
  • are exposed to natural language through activities giving them a real purpose to communicate in familiar and meaningful situations
  • extend their knowledge of the world
  • develop thinking and problem-solving skills and model universal values and behaviour.


Depending on their level, students on a typical course learn how to introduce themselves, follow verbal instructions, write a postcard and ask for things politely. They will use English to study interesting and relevant topics, such as world travel and animals.

Teens (11-18 years)

Students on our teens courses:

  • cover all aspects of communication – listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • build on their existing knowledge of English
  • engage in a variety of activities such as interviews, surveys, role-plays, giving presentations and writing book reviews to facilitate and develop a rich and effective use of English
  • develop study skills such as organising and monitoring learning, note-taking, memorising, managing time and reading effectively
  • use materials such as course books, video, ICT and other authentic materials 
  • work with the whole class, in pairs or groups or individually to vary and maximise opportunities for interaction and confidence building.


Depending on their level, students on a typical course learn how to give directions, complete an application form, order food in a restaurant and listen to news reports. They will use English to study interesting and relevant topics, such as social media and sport.