Pre-Juniors courses (ages 5 – 6)
These courses are mostly speaking and sound-recognizing courses to exposed pupils to language input that will facilitate their acquisition of the English language later on.
With the use of the phonetic alphabet, games, competitions, songs, rhymes, chants, role play, craftwork and many more interactive activities, young children are engaged and inspired to love learning English in an easy way. Learning here is mainly fun. There is little to no homework but access to the ClubEFL platform strengthens classroom work and introduces young learners to computer skills preparing them for future classes.
By the end of the Pre-Juniors school years, children learn to carry out basic conversations with topic-based vocabulary in addition to songs, chants and rhymes that introduce them to the English culture and enhance memory.
Columbia Private Institute’s aim here is for young learners to love learning English and become comfortable English speakers.
Juniors courses (ages 7 – 8)
These levels are designed to introduce children to the phonetic rules of the English Language in the same way native English speakers are taught. The main goal of these levels is to stimulate and strengthen speech output, pronunciation and reading with tolerance in spelling and grammatical mistakes; more emphasis on the oral than written language. Moreover, interactive games and activities along with craftwork introduce young learners to the fun of learning English constantly keeping them motivated.
The junior graduates are able to compose short writing output about themselves, their family and friends and complete short and basic projects in addition to wonderful craftwork made in class or at home under the school’s guidance and support from available materials not used or no longer needed.