English Star Kids (6-12 years old)

For students aged 6-12, lessons and activities are split into shorter sessions and all topics and content are tailored for younger students.

Course's details

Course type: Young Learners
Age of student: 6-12
Language leve: Beginner (A1) – Proficient (C2)
Staff/student ratio: 1:4
Course dates: All year

Who is this course for?

Younger learners aged 6-12 who want to learn English in a fun and supportive environment.

Course outcomes

• Core English language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
• More vocabulary and better pronunciation
• A portfolio of work
• Essential life skills (teamwork, independence and communication)
• Increased confidence
• British culture
• An international network of friends

Course description

Learning through projects is particularly motivating for young learners and helps them remember the language that they learn.
Working in groups, students use English to produce something tangible like a short film, a presentation, a magazine or a short story.
Project work guarantees students study something new every time. Special projects for juniors include: In the Jungle, Magic and Mystery, All About Me, and Outer Space.
Activities
18 hours per two weeks course
Activities are taught by experienced activity leaders and develop students’ skills in their chosen activities in English.
Students practice their English, while focused on an activity, which leads to a natural and fluent use of the language.

Activities for juniors

• British school games
• Cooking
• T-shirt painting
• Mask making
• Dodgeball
• Rounders
• Nature walk
• Camp fire
• Laset tag
• Cycling
• Football
• Tennis

Study excurtion

3 full day study tours per two weeks course
Students learn about British life and culture through study tours to historic UK destinations such as London, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Study tours are learning opportunities outside the classroom and are part of the academic programme. Students are prepared for the study tour in class, given a task to do on the trip and have a feedback lesson afterwards.
All students aged 11 and under are supervised at all times by SWEC staff.

Activities

After lessons, activities, and dinner, students in a boarding school have an evening event – more chance for your child to learn and practise English. Examples of evening events include wacky races, treasure hunts and film nights.

This experience has made my English better,
I am confident at speaking English now and I’m very happy with my host family! (Lian Hu Febbruary 2017)

Course includes

• Accommodation at your chosen school
• All meals, snacks and drinks
• All social activities and study tours
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure

Our teachers

Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.
Learn by doing
We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.
The best support
We understand that learning a new language can be daunting – especially at the beginning. Our teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress. Not only will our teachers help you in class, we also have support available to help you settle in and enjoy your stay.
Authentic materials
In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in everyday contexts and help you when you’re out in the real world.