Enrichment through engagement
WHEN learning a new language, children are better motivated to use the language in a learning environment that is not stressful. When children complain that an English class is boring, it is usually because their attention is not engaged.
Games and other activities are effective media for children to acquire language in a non- stressful way.
At Cambridge English For Life ( CEFL), the communicative method of teaching helps students acquire English proficiency and prepare them for the Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations.
Courses are catered for children as young as four years old and progress by stages to a high level of proficiency, which brings enormous benefits to individuals studying for examinations, progressing to tertiary education or getting a job.
It is important for children to begin learning English at an early age. With the right methods, they can learn the language quickly and effectively.
The Cambridge Young Learners English Tests are designed to reward young students for their efforts and, at the same time, familiarise them with sitting for an international examination ( although these tests for young learners are conducted less formally).
The Cambridge Young Learners tests are designed to be practical. Being skill- based, the focus of learning is on practical English language skills used by native speakers.
As the tests consist of reading, writing, listening and speaking components ( every child has an oral test with a trained examiner), children in CEFL’s classes are encouraged to speak English and use it actively in classroom activities to help them garner more practice and confidence.
The Cambridge Young Learners tests are made enjoyable to children by including tasks such as drawing, colouring and speaking to the examiner.
In addition to developing English language proficiency and preparing students for the Cambridge examinations, CEFL’s courses are also enrichment programmes.
The up- to- date course materials include topics of global interest such as historical, environmental, cultural subjects to broaden the minds of students.
To be the best they can be, children need the right learning environment – non- threatening and conducive to learning and fun.
Not only will they keep coming back for more, they will also learn that learning itself is fun and seek out learning themselves.
For more information on CEFL courses, call 03- 7883 0912, e- mail info@ cambridgeforlife. org or visit www. cambridgeforlife. org.
At Cambridge English For Life, children are encouraged to learn English through fun and engaging activities.