JUNIOR SUMMER COURSES
Our summer school offers students opportunities to practice their English under the supervision of qualified and experienced teachers. Classes are learner-centred with all students being given the opportunity to speak as much as possible. Lessons involve the use of pair and group work, as well as whole class participation. We use specially designed text books which have been specifically written for teenage students on short summer courses. At the end of the course, students are given an end-of-course-certificate which includes assessment comments from his/her teacher.
Age : 11-17
Course Length : min. 2-4 weeks
Level : Elementary - Advanced
Class hours : 15 hours per week
Time : Morning or/and afternoon
Class Size : 15 students per class
Level 1- Elementary:
The course covers basic vocabulary such as places, families, jobs, times, interests and hobbies, food and drink. It introduces grammar for initial communication. Students also learn to introduce themselves, talk about jobs, ask questions, give a description, plan a trip, and talk about their likes and dislikes.
Level 2- Pre- intermediate:
This level builds on students’ vocabulary, revising and developing lexis for more sophisticated interaction. Students learn to communicate on a variety of topics: talking about daily lives and routines, making comparisons, talking about free-time activities and life experiences, describing activities, people and feelings, talking about past events.
Level 3- Intermediate:
At this level students are taught a range of techniques to increase their vocabulary while grammatical concepts are revised and reinforced. Skills and functions include: introducing themselves and each other, discussing differences, planning a trip, completing and collating surveys, making complaints, giving advice and creating an advertisement.
Level 4- Upper-Intermediate:
Students are expected to refine and develop vocabulary topics and areas of grammatical competency. Functions include: asking for and giving personal information, making future predictions, participating in an interview, talking about character and emotions, discussing hypothetical situations, writing a magazine article.
Level 5- Advanced:
At this level students take an active role in discovering which areas of language they need to work on and improve, and to learn ways of doing this effectively. Students work with authentic texts and begin to identify aspects of phonology such as word stress and intonation. Functions covered include: debating, hypothesising, evaluating, identifying and participating in debates on contemporary topics.
Als Plus is a registered centre for the Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English.
We encourage students to take this exam because it is a spoken exam and particularly suits the emphasis of our courses.
The Trinity examination, offered at 12 levels, tests the students’ abilities in fluency, pronunciation, accuracy of language, vocabulary range, and communication strategies. Students can enroll to take this exam before arrival and we will then organise an exam for them at the centre they are studying. Trinity preparation lessons can also be offered (usually in the afternoons and as an extra to the study course) at an additional cost.
THE ALS PLUS COURSE BOOK
1. Students will develop and increase their vocabulary.
2. Students will improve their speaking and listening skills.
3. Students will be introduced to British culture.
4. Students will be provided with lots of opportunities to use their English in and outside the classroom.
5. Students will build their confidence in using English.
6. Students will make new friends.
Als Plus courses are designed for students who wish to become more proficient in English and more confident in their speaking and listening skills. Our highly-interactive course reflects our students’ needs and is focused on functional and communicative language studies with a specific focus on vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading and writing skills are also enhanced through course book work as well as through diary writing which is included in the daily schedule. We strongly believe that students will learn much more if they are enjoying their study so our lessons are always fun and educational.
All our teachers are professional, well-prepared and have been selected for their experience, friendliness and enthusiasm. They hold at least a certificate in ELT/TESOL or have a qualified teacher status in conformity with the British Council criteria.
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