Bridging the language gap

The English classes have grown alongside the local Swiss school system. The children who speak English at home, learn grammar in French in their daily school. We help them to transfer this information and use it for grammar in English.

Our classes teach phonics, reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Starting at the early age of 4 years old we take the children through the phonics and build on reading skills through the whole language learning system, using linguistic phonemes, LindamoodBell methodology as well as kinesiology. As the children grow in reading and writing fluency, they gradually learn spelling rules. The higher levels teach more complicated grammar and develop their story writing skills. We have found that the children do not have enough practice in story and creative writing in the local schools to enable them to express themselves creatively, develop ideas and their broadness of thinking. Therefore, we strive to develop these skills from an early age.

Graded levels classes

We have divided our curriculum into graded levels with each level teaching specific language arts skills. Our upper-level classes teach structured thinking and writing skills, which are beneficial to the children as they prepare for their exams at the end of obligatory school.

Reading Reading Reading

Reading is an efficient and fun way to develop language skills. We encourage the children to read regularly, and therefore we provide a well-stocked lending library for their use. We also provide the space where children can make new friends, connect with the English-speaking community, and keep in touch with their native language in an environment outside of their home.

WRITING

There are so many stories to share! Learn how to do this in writing, to develop ideas and to tell your stories in a creative, convincing and captivating way.

READING

A fun way to develop language skills. Discover our well—stocked library.

SPEAKING

It’s all about communication. Make new friends and chat with other children from our school.

VOCABULARY

Extending your vocabulary is a welcome side-effect of attending the Active English Club.