The Kids & Teens Language School offers on going language courses for children and teens in English, French, Italian and Spanish languages. The entry into the age appropriate course is after placement anytime possible. The size of the group is between 6 to 8 children.
Language course for children in pre-school
For kids between the ages of 4 to 6
The kindergarten and pre-school age is the ideal time to enable children to gain interest to learn a language in a relaxed manner. In our courses we offer a playful, lively language experience “with all senses”. We listen, sing, smell, taste, see, paint, craft and understand another language. Our native language trainers will speak and react in the foreign language, so that your kids can immerse themselves in body, spirit and soul.
Our goals for this age group are for the children to learn specific words with all senses, to be able to emulate and to speak the language.
Language course for children in elementary school
For children between the ages of 6-10
In the elementary school, English lessons are part of the compulsory programme for first graders in NRW. However, many children have difficulties at the beginning with the first foreign language, especially if they have had no prior knowledge of this language. A language course enables the extra contact required with the new foreign language, additionally the kids will also profit 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 and 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 which also helps to keep this acquired knowledge in their memory. At the appropriate age, we proceed to learning how to read and listen to storybooks 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.
Language course for children in secondary schools
For children from the age of 10
In this age group children begin to learn languages more intensively in secondary school. Kids in the fifth and sixth grade choose the first and second language for „Gymnasium, Gesamt-und Realschulen“ in the NRW. English is the compulsory first foreign language. The second language is often another modern European language or the children in „Gymnasium“ take Latin.
Depending on the prior knowledge we will put your children in small learning groups. Listening comprehension and actively speaking a language will be just as important as reading and writing in the foreign language. Also this age group gets their own kind of interactive activities to participate in. Vocabulary training and grammar win more interest among the children.
We write, we listen and we tell stories, do role-play and take part in small projects in the foreign language.
Our goal is to awake the desire to learn a language successfully.
Language course for children from expatriates, multilingual families and from international schools
Kids who come from expatriate families are already prepared to immerse into another language. Children learn the new language fast, however many parents regret the fact that the children forget the language just as fast, especially when they lose the contact to the language.
Some children attend the international schools or grow up in multilingual families. These children are usually very advanced in the language. However there are one or two things that one could improve on in terms of polishing up on the language.
In our courses we help your children and support them on progressing in their advanced language skills, in both grammar and conversational skills.
Qualified language trainers
Our language trainers speak English, French, Spanish or Italian as the native language und they support the children to be able to speak and to understand the language.
They are qualified educators with years of experience in teaching. The English-speaking trainer has training from the ESL (English as a second language).
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