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English for children (9-13 years)

Helen Connolly - English Teacher

Helen Connolly ►

Children are like "sponges", they “soak up” languages with very little effort. They have the innate ability to acquire a new language in a natural and spontaneous way. Unlike adults, children rarely reflect on the grammatical structure of sentences, but learn the language mainly through its direct use.

Our English language courses for children deal with familiar and relevant topics in the child’s life (family, home, friends, school, games, food, colours, numbers, etc..). We use supporting material that is colourful and fun with the objective of maintaining the child’s level of attention high.

A recent university research suggests that children learn languages on-line as equally well as the more traditional classroom lessons.

The lessons are individual, and any group lessons (maximum 4 children) can be evaluated on request in the case of children aged minimum 12 years upwards.

Courses and lessons are organised to stimulate curiosity and interaction with the child. The strong emphasis placed on conversation and interesting, up-to-date digital support material (texts, explanations, exercises, etc.) make the lessons enjoyable and most importantly effective.

Our lessons and courses are provided by qualified English mother tongue teachers. Our method of teaching is the communicative approach.

The lessons for the younger children, from 9 to 11 years have a duration of 30 minutes each. For older children, 12 to 13 years, the lessons have a duration of 1 hour. In general, it is advisable that children have frequent, short lessons during the week with not more than 2/3 days interval between lessons.

During the lessons, it is very important the presence of a parent/guardian, in particular for children under the age of 11 years. The function of the adult’s role is to supervise the child.

Lessons are available from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday (GMT-Dublin time). Please check your corresponding local time at www.timeanddate.com .

Before starting the lessons, it is recommended that the parent/guardian helps the child become familiar with Skype™ (an alternative to the telephone), by using it to call family, relatives, friends etc.. This would prevent any potential intimidation the child may experience using this new medium during the lessons.

The levels

The English course for children is divided into 4 levels with reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) :

● CEFR A1: beginner;

● CEFR A2: elementary;

● CEFR B1: pre-intermediate;

● CEFR B2: intermediate;

The standard duration of each level is 60 hours. The real duration may vary depending on the child’s initial knowledge of English and his/her speed of learning.

You can choose the number of lessons you prefer, from a short package of a few hours to a complete course package of sixty hours.

Services included

The cost of individual lessons or group lessons includes, for each child, the following services:

the placement test to assess the level of English;

● the support material used during the lesson: texts, pictures, exercises, etc.;

the final report with the evaluation of results achieved (after at least 20 lessons);

the certificate of course completion/attendance (after at least 20 lessons).

Prices and conditions

Registration is free for all our courses.

Each registered child is offered a free trial lesson. During this time a placement test will be carried out to assess the child’s level of English. Following this trial lesson, you can decide if you wish to purchase lessons or not.

Offer for CHILDREN 9-13 years

The price of the lessons for children is 40 Euro per hour regardless of the number of lessons purchased.

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