Our Academic Programme
Class levels are comparable to standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as set out by the Council of Europe. Students are placed according to the results of their initial evaluation examination and their progress is continually assessed throughout the programme, with a change of level being implemented if deemed necessary. On completion each participant receives an individual academic report, an indispensable reference for pupils, parents, academic centres and teachers regarding the CEFR level of English undertaken. Eligible students will also receive a certificate of completion, validated by Access English Campus.
Classes are held from Mondays to Fridays with a maximum of fifteen students per classroom, albeit with an average of twelve students per teacher. Emphasis is on the communicative aspect of the language. Our interactive Digital Language Platform ensures that each pupil participates and enjoys the experience of advancing their language and personal skills at their own level. All teachers are university graduates with a TEFL qualification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
On arrival students undergo an evaluation of their knowledge of the language to determine their appropriate level of English. Repeat students will be placed at a higher level than the previous summer after consultation with their teachers. There is continuous monitoring of a student’s progress, with a change of level if considered necessary.
The objective of the course is centered on the attainment of rapid and efficient fluency in spoken English, along with expansion of vocabulary and the correct usage of its idioms. Students will be encouraged to practise the use of colloquial English, which is the best way to achieve fluency in another language. Particular emphasis is placed on improving pronunciation and intonation and transforming the English that one knows into how one can use it more correctly. Pupils are also shown how to write emails, letters, articles, reports and projects in English. They are also given guidelines on how to expand their knowledge of English outside the classroom and how to source material in order to improve their personal command of the language on return to their home country.