In the levels for younger students, children do 2 hours of class a week, either in one or two classes. From level N5, children do 3 hours a week. In this stage of their learning, children learn to read and write in English. They also expand their vocabulary and learn how to use the basic verb tenses and structures. In the classroom, the children practice their English in a wide range of fun activities. From the third year of primary school on, they get weekly homework on what they learn in class.During this stage, we also give the children the option to do the two University of Cambridge official exams: Starters and Movers.
- Consolidate the children's English language base, building upon it through the different levels to achieve a much higher than average level for their age.
- Help the children acquire a vocabulary of approximately 2000 keywords.
- Give students the confidence to use the main grammatical structures.
- Develop basic listening, oral and written skills.
- Insist upon correct writing and spelling.
- Introduce the children to the official Cambridge exams and give them the option to do the Starters and Movers exams.
- From year N5 and in N6, obtain the certificate from the University of Barcelona’s School of Modern Languages (EIM) recognising English level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
At the Cambridge School, we follow the "Communicative Method", whereby students use the language they study from their first day in the classroom. Although students study the grammar and vocabulary by reading and writing, emphasis is placed on making sure they are capable of communicating, hence there is a lot of listening and speaking practice.
Learning with native English teachers offers a range of advantages including the perfect correction of pronunciation and the natural selection of vocabulary.
The classes are varied, dynamic and highly interactive, and each classroom has an interactive projector to create an even more dynamic environment. Teachers use games, interesting texts and audiovisual material to facilitate learning and ensure assimilation.
Our courses are clearly structured and programmed. Each level uses a course book complemented by multimedia material and a reader. From the third year on, students get weekly homework to consolidate the work done in class.
- The children's progress is regularly assessed via marked written work, monthly tests and, for 10 and 11-year-olds, semester exams.
- Parents receive a written report each trimester on their child's progress and behaviour and are invited to two individual meetings with the teacher.
- All our teachers are qualified native speakers of the languages they teach.
- Small groups, with a minimum of 5 and an average of 8–10 students per group, which ensures adequate time for student speaking-practice and monitoring.
- Parents are informed on the child's integration in class, their behaviour and progress via regular written reports and personal interviews each semester with the teacher.
- From level N5 on, students are awarded a certificate from the University of Barcelona’s School of Modern Languages recognising their level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.