Advanced Language 1

Advanced Language 2

Advanced Language 3

Advanced Language 4

Advanced Creative and Critical Thinking 1 - 5

English as an Additional Language (EAL)





Advanced Language 1

(For children 13 years old)
Our Advanced Language 1 syllabus has been developed around interesting topics and novels and is designed to motivate adolescent learners to build strong language and literacy skills. This programme nurtures greater independence and equips students with the skills they need to reach their maximum potential.

By the end of our Advanced Language 1 programme, we aim for the students to be able to:
  • speak clearly using standard English and take part confidently in conversations, group discussions, problem-solving activities, group presentations and debates
  • read and understand a wide range of written texts in different genres and start to apply the skills of critical analysis to their reading
  • summarise texts within a given word limit
  • experiment with different writing genres and styles, including narratives, discursive essays, reports, reviews, articles, instructions, explanations and making a website
  • plan, draft, write, analyse, evaluate, edit and improve their writing
  • use a broad and expressive vocabulary in both speech and writing and deduce new word meanings from context
  • understand and use a variety of tenses and sentence structures and develop a strong knowledge of grammar

Advanced Language 2

(For children 14 years old)
Our motivating Advanced Language 2 programme centres around carefully selected, age-appropriate literature and is successful in developing students’ language skills in the key areas of reading comprehension, speaking and writing. This syllabus has been designed to develop the students’ competence and confidence in the English language.

By the end of our Advanced Language 2 programme, we aim for the students to be able to:
  • speak clearly and accurately
  • put forward opinions and react appropriately to the opinions of others
  • read and understand a wide range of written texts in different genres and apply the skills of critical analysis to their reading
  • identify key ideas in a text and infer meaning from context summarise texts
  • develop ways of taking relevant notes
  • write in different styles and genres, including narratives, discursive essays, newspaper articles and formal letters
  • plan, draft, write, analyse, evaluate, edit and improve upon their writing
  • organise and link written ideas and use a range of literary conventions
  • develop arguments logically and cohesively
  • use a broad and expressive vocabulary in both speech and writing

Advanced Language 3

(For children 15 years old)
This programme follows on from Advanced Language 2 to develop the students’ skills in the areas of speaking, reading and writing leading towards greater competence and confidence in the English language.

By the end of our Advanced Language 3 programme, we aim for the students to be able to:
  • give clear and interesting oral presentations
  • skim, scan and identify relevant information in a text
  • deduce the meaning of unknown words from context
  • understand a wide range of written texts in different genres and apply the skills of critical analysis to their reading
  • identify key ideas in a text and infer meaning from context
  • summarise texts by paraphrasing, abridging, linking ideas and editing effectively
  • take relevant notes and create mind maps that summarise key ideas
  • write in a variety of styles, including descriptive, informal, formal, imaginative, personal, impersonal and factual
  • plan, draft, write, analyse, evaluate, edit and improve upon their writing
  • organise and link written ideas and use a range of literary conventions
  • develop arguments logically and cohesively
  • use a range of sentence structures, idiomatic language and metaphors in writing
  • use a broad and expressive vocabulary in both speech and writing

Advanced Language 4

(For children 16 years old)
Our Advanced Language 4 syllabus has been developed to ensure students have mastered the skills to help them through the rest of their academic life and beyond.

By the end of our Advanced Language 4 programme, we aim for the students to be able to: 
  • demonstrate a high level of fluency and accuracy when describing pictures, holding conversations and expressing opinions
  • speak clearly and accurately when discussing a variety of ideas
  • use a range of reading strategies to tackle reading comprehension
  • infer the meaning of unknown words from context
  • identify relevant points in a text and paraphrase these ideas to create their own summaries
  • take relevant notes and create mind maps
  • write in different genres, for different audiences and on a variety of topics, including narratives, argumentative essays, discursive essays, reports and formal and informal letters
  • write in a variety of styles
  • plan, draft, write, analyse, evaluate, edit and improve upon their writing
  • organise and link written ideas and use a range of literary conventions
  • develop arguments logically and cohesively
  • use a range of sentence structures, idiomatic language and metaphors in writing
  • use a broad, expressive, appropriate and varied vocabulary in both speech and writing

Advanced Creative and Critical Thinking 1 - 5

(For children 13 years to 18 years old)
Our Creative and Critical Thinking courses have been written for secondary students to help develop their higher order thinking skills through a process of dialogue. It gives them practice in trying out different thinking skills through speaking and writing so that they learn how to communicate effectively.

The thinking skills outlined below are developed:
  • Information Handling
  • Enquiry
  • Reasoning
  • Creative thinking
  • Evaluation
Other benefits of the course include increased self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, oral fluency, listening comprehension, vocabulary extension, and incidental grammar.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Our students are encouraged to communicate within a small group setting, in a relaxed but carefully structured learning environment. Our aim is to develop the language potential of each student through an interactive and meaningful approach to language learning. Once the students succeed in joining a full-time international school, they can transfer to our weekly EAL classes for additional support.

Our daily intensive EAL programmes ensure a positive approach to learning the English language. These run on a short term basis and are suitable for students: 
  • needing to grasp the fundamentals of English
  • wishing to prepare for an international school who need extra English lessons during the international school holidays
  • visiting from overseas

Weekly EAL

Our weekly EAL programme aims to lay the foundation for the use of the English language. Students soon develop the self-confidence to use English to communicate both verbally and in writing, and they quickly pick up a broad vocabulary and a better knowledge of the grammar and structure of the English language. A specific emphasis is placed upon:
  • Listening skills
  • Developing students' spoken English
  • Reading fluency
  • Accurate pronunciation
  • Extending vocabulary
  • Building a strong foundation in grammar
  • Encouraging oral and written comprehension
  • Communicating through a variety of written forms
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