We are always trying to do our best to teach English by using the same proven methods and techniques as applied in other nations around the world. Teachers and books are chosen carefully, because for effective English language teaching the right teachers and proper resource materials are very important.
We employ only qualified, experienced teachers.
English is taught as follows:
Grades 7 A/E
All About English
This course builds on lessons the students have learnt in primary school. It is specially designed to help students become more confident and competent users of the language .i.e. use English fluently and accurately. The lessons are conducted in an engaging and interesting way with ample opportunities for practice in order to enhance students’ skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Interactions 1 Reading
This course is based on the book Interactions 1 Reading and is aimed at high beginning and pre-intermediate learners. The book is divided into 12 chapters, with each chapter being divided into 4 parts. Many of the chapters include an activity aimed at improving learner vocabulary skills as a post-reading activity, and a class discussion activity allowing students to integrate oral skills with the reading objectives.
The aim of ‘Conversation’ is to enable students to speak and express ideas clearly, to listen courteously to others, and to gain greater confidence, not only in contributing to group discussions but in giving presentations before an audience. Students will relate the language learnt to authentic and meaningful contexts and make connections between the classroom and real world situations through meaningful tasks/activities. Finally, this class will guide students through strategies and critical thinking skills that help prepare them for academic achievements.
Grades 7 B/F
Cutting Edge Elementary
We start with the very basics of English and then move on to grammar points such as when to use different grammar forms and how to pronounce them correctly. Students will improve their reading and listening skills with the goal of improving their overall language skills. Some techniques for improving spelling will also be given, with students who have major problems practicing them in depth. The overall main objectives will be:
Reading: Recognizing explicit meanings, selecting, collating, and summarizing facts and ideas. Students answer in their own words in order to check comprehension.
Writing: Writing to describe, how to provide effective explanations.
Grammar and punctuation: Using full stops, capital letters and other basic punctuation.
Phonics, spelling and vocabulary: Learning a wide range of new vocabulary and practicing how to use it correctly.
Speaking and listening: Speaking for a variety of purposes.
Interactions Access Reading
This course provides opportunities for students to practice their reading skills, namely reading for entertainment and academic purposes. The Interactions Access Reading textbook is designed to meet these demands and to bring students’ reading competency to a new level by encouraging them to develop skills in reading by critically analyzing a particular text. After analyzing the body of the text students will be able to discuss the ideas that are introduced.
Writing to Learn – The sentence (Beginning to High Beginning)
This course is designed to give students the basis for writing grammatically correct sentences, and well-organized, cohesive paragraphs in the later stages. Throughout the course, students will follow Writing to Learn, the Sentence which is designed to improve the student’s ability to write accurate and descriptive English sentences for academic purposes. It should also be noted that emphasis is placed on vocabulary acquisition, grammar practice, and writing, editing, rewriting, and journal creating skills.
Interactions Access Listening/Speaking
The aim of ‘Conversation’ is to enable students to speak fluently, express ideas clearly, listen courteously to others, and gain greater confidence by contributing to group discussions and giving presentations before an audience. Students will relate the language they have learnt to authentic and meaningful contexts and make connections between the classroom and real world situations through practical tasks/activities. Finally, this class will guide students through the various strategies and critical thinking skills that will help prepare them for academic achievements.
New Cutting Edge Pre Intermediate
This course is based on the New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate textbook, which has a multilayered, topic based syllabus. It includes thorough and comprehensive work on grammar, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Learners are encouraged to boost their knowledge of grammar, and the opportunity to use the English language is provided in a natural, communicative way. This is followed up thoroughly through a wide range of communicative and written practice exercises.
A wide vocabulary is vital to communicative success, so new lexis is introduced and practiced at every stage. Students are given the opportunity to ask the teacher for words and phrases they need. They are encouraged to refer to the mini dictionary, and study tips are given to students to do this more effectively.
Main course English combines all the different skills necessary to learn the language of life.
Interactions 1 Reading
This course is based on the Interactions 1 Reading textbook and it is aimed at high beginning and pre-intermediate learners. The book is divided into 12 chapters, with each chapter being divided into 4 parts. Many of the chapters include an activity aimed at improving learner vocabulary skills as a post-reading activity, and a class discussion activity allowing students to integrate oral skills with the reading.
Interactions 1 Speaking/Listening
This course is designed for students with pre-intermediate proficiency in speaking and listening. Students will have opportunities to practice informal conversation and formal speaking tasks through ‘Before You Listen’ and ‘After You Listen’ activities. During the course students will closely follow the Speaking/Listening Silver Edition of Interactions 1, which contains updated recordings and dialogues to engage students with content relevant to their lives, studies, and work. One of the major objectives of this course is also development of more comprehensive note-taking and listening discrimination skills. Above and beyond that, students will also have a chance to enhance their ability to engage in short discussions and dialogues by means of various entertaining pair work and group work activities, as well as role-plays and drama. More emphasis will be given to improving pronunciation and intonation skills.
New Cutting Edge Intermediate
This course uses the New Cutting Edge Intermediate textbook, which is a multilayered, topic-based syllabus that includes thorough and comprehensive work on grammar, pronunciation, and the
skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Learners will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of grammar, and
to use the English language in a natural, communicative way. This is
followed up thoroughly through a wide range of communicative and written practice exercises.
Interactions 2 Speaking/Listening
This course is designed for students with intermediate proficiency in speaking and listening. During the course students will closely follow the Speaking/Listening Silver Edition of Interactions 2, which contains updated, contemporary lectures and dialogues to engage students with content relevant to their lives, studies and work. One of the major objectives of this course is also development of more comprehensive note-taking and listening discrimination skills. As in the previous course, students will also have a chance to enhance their ability to engage in short discussions and dialogues by means of various entertaining pair work and group work activities, as well as role-plays and drama. Once again emphasis will be given to improving pronunciation and intonation skills.
New Opportunities Education for Life
The aim of this course is to provide a firm foundation for Intermediate Level students to further their English skills through combined focuses on Reading, Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening, and Grammar. By dealing with interesting and meaningful content on topics related to the students’ own interests such as cross-curricular themes, cultural input, and literature focus, students will have ample opportunities to fully engage with English as spoken in the modern world. Moreover, students will develop confidence to speak English effectively outside the classroom in real life situations.
New Opportunities Intermediate encourages learner autonomy through self-study features. It also provides opportunities for self-assessment of students’ performance and progress, and also makes them aware of opportunities for learning outside the classroom and trains students to deal with most exam task types around the world. Students are given plenty of opportunities to develop a wide range of listening skills both in terms of text types and tasks types. Pronunciation focuses on contractions, intonation, word stress for difficult words, and prominence (stressed words in extended speech).
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic life. Students are encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. The course also develops general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively. The textbook New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate, has a multilayered, topic-based syllabus which includes thorough and comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the skills of listening, speaking, and writing. It gives special emphasis to communication, the use of phrases and collocation, active learning and study skills, revision and recycling.
Mosaic 1 Silver Edition
The Reading course focuses on complex vocabulary and comprehension strategies to take students beyond reading, applying reading across the curriculum. Students practice and apply skills and strategies to longer and more complex passages. The textbook emphasizes academic content and experiences, providing students with opportunities to explore real world issues, discuss academic topics, and learn ways of organizing their thoughts that accommodate diverse learning and thinking styles.
Mosaic 1 listening and speaking.
Students in this course will be using their listening skills and own ideas on numerous topics, such as co-operation and competitiveness, relationships, health and leisure, advantages and disadvantages of high technology and low technology, money matters, creativity, etc. They will also use their own initiative and create role plays depicting common situations and debate certain topics. They will also learn about people who have had great achievements in life and their strategies for succeeding, so that hopefully they will use them in their own life to accomplish personal goals.