Creative Writing (Ages 9-16)
The Craft of Creative Writing has been tailored to quite simply teach everything we think a budding writer or even a struggling writer ought to know. It combines a focus on the skills of writing full-length pieces with a clear-eyed exploration of the process and related creative fields.
This writing course is designed for learners to develop the ability of understanding and producing written material in a variety of forms, and to comment on its effectiveness; show knowledge and understanding of features of the English language and to have the ability to write clearly, accurately and effectively for a particular purpose or audience. Students will work towards producing a major project at the end of the module – which can be a novel fragment, article writing or even a collection of short stories – of commendable quality and produced in a professional form.
At the end of the course, learners can expect to be able to:
• communicate effectively in writing
• understand and respond appropriately to what they read and experience
• enjoy and appreciate producing written pieces in English
• produce written texts of various types
• be able to adapt to various written assignments
Intensive English Programme (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate)
This is a modular English course designed to prepare students for academic studies and professional work in English. The course is flexible, offering learners a choice of modules and course duration. Using motivating, current and true-to-life topics such as jobs, sports, and travel to gain the learners’ interest and participation, each module is stimulating and engaging.
Both modules focus on different skill areas of language development and are separated into:
- Reading, Speaking, and Study Skills
- Reading, Writing, and Study Skills
Interactive Reading (Ages 6-8, 8-10 & 10-12)
Using a blend of popular culture, science, and classic literature, this programme aims to engage students and nurture a tangible understanding of the joys and benefits that reading can provide.
Drawing inspiration from classic children’s titles, each level provides learners with the skills and ability to identify the cross-curricular relevance which is implicit to all literature, enabling them to think outside the box.
Little Phonics Explorer (Ages 4-6)
The Little Phonics Explorer programme explores the world of phonics in an exciting and enjoyable multisensory manner. Using stories, music and movement, as well as games and crafts, it endeavours to inculcate a love for the written word in the early years. The programme aims to be an introductory tool for the learning of phonics and early writing skills. Designed for 4-6 year olds, it will also serve as a springboard to learning English for the very young learner.
Public Speaking (Ages 12-15 & 16-18)
This multimedia programme is designed to introduce and perfect the skills required for effective public speaking. Through the use of audio and video materials combined with interactive group work, it covers areas such as preparation and planning, confidence, vocalisation, body language, and facial expressions. It also equips learners with the tools to conduct effective self-evaluation as well as the ability to offer constructive criticism.
Speech & Drama (Ages 7-9 & 10-12)
The topics set out in this Speech & Drama programme focus on the process of learning creative drama skills instead of producing flawless performances. Therefore, there is a lot of fun in every lesson. Instead of uninteresting warm ups, the children play games and enjoy themselves without realising that they are warming up for physical activity which is part of the lesson. The course is conducted at the children’s pace and comfort levels while at the same time, challenging their creative abilities, coordination, teamwork and quick thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.
The courses will include the following activities:
Mime – the basics, physical actions, expressions, animals and objects
Reading – applying movement and sound to stories and nursery rhymes
Singing – breathing right and singing with movement
Talk – sharing a little about their lives in a ‘show and tell’ session
Drama – bringing story book scenes to life
Improvisation – performing impromptu scenes
Readers theatre – using their voices to breathe life into characters while reading from a script