Elementary (ages 9 -11)
Without neglecting speaking, in these levels, Columbia Private Institute slowly increases emphasis on grammar and writing. Students acquire a large vocabulary that will be fundamental in the subsequent levels and it is enforced in all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary building and grammar understanding are learnt effortlessly with role plays, fun games and interactive activities both inside the classroom and at home using CPI’s exclusive online English learning software.
Elementary students become quite confident speakers and listeners who can engage in natural conversations with their peers from English speaking countries on simple everyday topics. Their writing output is also further developed to become more independent and creative though online projects and story writing illustrated with pictures of their choices. By the end of the school year students are able to produce between fifteen to twenty short pieces of writing, either guided or freestyle.