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PRIVATE LESSONS & COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS PREPARATION COURSES

Private lessons are for those whose needs and pace of life do not fit in with a group of students who have to follow a very strict timetable (time and dayswise) and that as a consequence have to personalize their learning process according to their availability.  Similarly, private lessons are suitable for those who have a short-term goal and therefore prefer private lessons to group courses.

PRIVATE LESSONS TEACHING METHOD

The six reference levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) are aligned to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages international standards.

The school utilises different educational techniques and methodologies such as  Guided Discovery and Active Learning.

  1. Guided Discovery is a technique where a teacher provides examples of a language item and helps the learners to find the rules themselves. Guided discovery is regarded by many teachers as an important tool since it encourages independence, makes learning more memorable and if analysis is done in groups is a meaningful communicative task.
  2. Active Learning is a teaching method that strives to more directly involve students in the learning process. In Active Learning, students participate in the process of learning rather than merely passively listening. Active Learning is a method of learning in which students are actively or experientially involved in the learning. It is a model of instruction that focuses the responsibility of learning on learners. It relates to the three learning domains referred to as knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA). In particular, students must engage in higher-order thinking tasks as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Active learning engages students in two aspects – doing things and thinking about the things they are doing, in other words they are the protagonists in the learning process whereas the teacher is their guide during this path. The school makes sure there is always a constant interaction and exchange between the teacher and the students.

The school offers various start dates throughout the year and is extremely flexible and versatile when it comes to draw up a timetable.

PRICES AND CONDITIONS

A 1 hour lesson costs 40 €. A discounted rate (10%) bulk lesson purchase is given to students who enrol on a 10 hours English lesson course.

In case of unforeseen events, the student can cancel a lesson. There will be no charge for lessons cancelled with at least 24 hours notice. If not, the student will have to pay the full price.

The lessons purchased must be attended within a year from the date of purchase.

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