Our Courses

What we teach and how we teach it

Small Stars - Ages 3-6

Our very youngest learners learn with Small Stars. In addition to teaching English skills this course takes a ‘whole child approach’ with emphasis on developing a child’s motor, social and cognitive skills.

  • Age 3
  • 50 words
  • Rhymes and Phonemic Awareness
  • Can use 12 new expressions to talk about pets, possessions and animals
  • Can ask and answer questions about toys, colors, animals, numbers, fruit, body parts and school objects.
  • Ages 4-6
  • 8 units per book
  • Each spike in the chart (on the next tab) indicates how many words students will have learned by each stage

These are the lesson stages for each Small Stars class:

  • Warmer: Greetings, song, intro
  • Review: Student driven, using recent language points
  • Present: Model pronunciation and concept of new language
  • Activate: Drills and group practice of language
  • Apply: Games and role-plays
  • Skills: IWB section of class using games to practice language
  • Bookwork: Students produce language + structures + handwriting
  • Consolidation: Game or dialogue giving students a chance for more free language usage
  • Closing: Setting and checking homework

We provide teachers and students with an array of teaching and course materials to make life inside and outside the classroom efficient and stimulating.

  • Lessons come with comprehensive Teacher Notes for use as a guide when lesson planning
  • In addition to this, flashcards, pronunciation videos, interactive whiteboard activities and story videos assist our teachers in providing fun and engaging lessons.

  • Student Books
  • Homework Books
  • Small Stars Online Practice and Play
  • Puppets
  • Audio CD
  • Small Stars English World App
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Who manages the classroom?

Each class is co-taught by both an International Teacher and a Local Teacher. Both teachers cover alternate lessons each week.

In addition to our teachers, we also have a team of Progress Advisors in each school who act as an intermediary link between teacher, students and parents. This is all overseen by the Director of Studies.

Each centre has a DOS, using their extensive teaching and managerial experience to mentor, train and take care of our teachers.

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  • Mark checking his Small Star students' homework.

  • Mya teaching her High Flyer class.

  • Maryse making use of classroom resources to provide a fun and engaging activity for her Small Star class.

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High Flyers - Ages 7-10

Our older children learn through our High Flyer series which aims to develop English skills in communication and build confidence and a love of English.

  • Develops Vocabulary with over 1200 words (150+ words per book), presented in context with videos, digital flashcards & workbooks.
  • Develops grammar to communicate successfully. Grammar is practiced in communicative activities.
  • Develops reading ability. Contains 2 readers per unit.
  • Develops reading ability in all 5 stages, starting from letters to sounds all the way to reading for meaning and enjoyment.
  • Develops pronunciation through songs, chants and pronunciation videos. The course will improve pronunciation in phoneme level, word and sentence level.

Videos and characters produced to a network standard by professional cartoon-makers ensure that students will be genuinely entertained and engaged.

All stories are rooted in the language prescribed by the syllabus, so that all videos are of academic worth. Language games tie characters, videos and language content together in order to allow students to practice the language they learned and watched in a fun, engaging and interactive way.

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Trailblazers - Ages 10-13

The best of in-school teaching with innovative language-learning technology

  • Eight books – CEFR A1 – B1.2
  • Development of transferable skills
  • Progress tests on iPad
  • Reflecting current events
  • Development of 6 language skills/areas – Writing, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar

Each of our books are developed in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

All of our courses work in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries.

The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.