Language course for children in elementary school age
For children from 6 to 10 years
In the elementary school, English lessons are part of the compulsory program for first graders in the NRW. However, many children have difficult at the beginning with the first foreign language, especially when they had no prior knowledge of the language. A language course enables the extra contact required with the new foreign language, apart from that, the kids will also profit extra in their regular language courses at school.
Our language courses enable the children a diverse and playful way of getting acquainted with the language. The native language trainer will speak only in the foreign language. In each appointment we work on one topic at a time, to avoid overstraining the kids after school. The children get to learn the word groups and this helps them to connect with experiences in form of playful activities. This way we are repeating the new learnt vocabulary. We connect speaking and comprehension with painting, arts, building and playing. This way all the learning channels are open and the words; phrases remain in their memory.
The new words will be easier and more obvious for the kids to use. Also in the role-play they will use what they have learnt and this helps also to keep this acquired knowledge in their memory. With age, we proceed to learning how to read and listen to storybooks and paint and also write some!
In our elementary school courses we concentrate on speaking and listening comprehension. Thereafter, we will progress slowly with reading and writing words and phrases in the other language.