Teens have 3 hours of class a week, either on one day or split over 2 days. In each one of the levels, students work on progressively more challenging grammar and vocabulary, and, in addition, their reading, writing, listening and, above all, speaking skills are developed. In addition to the classes, homework is done every week and there are regular tests and exams. Each level is equivalent to a full a year of English in the mainstream school system. Students are placed in the level that corresponds to their knowledge of the language, always with the objective of studying levels which are more advanced than those they are studying in school. Courses include preparation for the University of Cambridge Exams – Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency. What's more, at the end of each course, the students who pass receive a certificate from the University of Barcelona(EIM - School of Modern Languages) which accredits their level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
- Providing teens with a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar.
- Helping students to acquire a vocabulary base of more than 7,500 key English words.
- Developing advanced listening, writing, reading and speaking skills.
- Helping students to pass the Cambridge First Certificate before they finish their studies at school, thereby allowing them to start postsecondary studies or to enter the world of work with the peace of mind of having passed the most widely-recognised English exam.
- Preparing students for other official Cambridge Exams during the appropriate point in their learning of the language: Key, Preliminary, Advanced and even Proficiency.
At Cambridge School we use the “Communicative Method,” in which students use the language they are studying from the very first day of class. Emphasis is placed on students' ability to communicate, which is why a lot of listening and conversation practice is included.
Learning with native teachers allows for, amongst other advantages, perfect correction of pronunciation and natural vocabulary selection.
The classes are varied, dynamic and very interactive– and we have a smart projector in every classroom to help create a more active environment. Teachers use games, interesting texts and audio-visual material to support learning and ensure assimilation of knowledge.
Our courses are clearly structured and have a class syllabus. Each level follows a book which is complemented by multimedia materials and a reader. The students have weekly homework to consolidate the work undertaken in class.
- Students' progress is regularly monitored with assessed writing tasks, monthly tests and exams every term.
- Parents receive a written report every term on the progress and behaviour of their children and they are invited to two individual meetings with the teacher during the course.
- 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.