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- Classes are small with between 3 and 8 children placed according to age and maturity.
younger children, the emphasis is on understanding, vocabulary building
and gaining the confidence to express themselves correctly in English.
we do encourage the children to write, we do not teach the mechanics of
writing since we do not wish to interfere with the writing curriculum
of the public school.
regularly get homework which reinforce what they have learned in the
classroom. It helps if parents actively support this and make sure
everyone comes to class with the necessary books.
the last few years we have built up quite a library of graded readers
to read at home. When the books are returned the children are encouraged
to write critical book reviews.
- In higher classes children prepare occasionally posters or presentations and are introduced in the art of debating.
- As reward of all the hard work in class we also try to find time for popular games like spelling shark or word tennis.