At Hi-London, children and teens learn the English language in a fun, natural way. The English lessons are woven into what the children and teens do each day; so, they learn English without realising that they are in fact learning!
All of our teachers, assistants and workshop leaders are native English speakers. English, Scottish, American, Australian or South African, they are chosen for their ability to motivate and inspire learning among children and teens.
In our English language courses, the teachers focus on skills that are difficult for the students to acquire in their home countries, namely listening comprehension and speaking skills. For those who want to go that extra mile, we also offer private and semi-private (up to 4 students per class) English language lessons before or after the group classes.
Each child or teen is treated as an individual. Maintaining a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 8 for all our classes enables the teachers and teaching assistants to spend focused time with each of the students. We collect information on each student before he or she starts a course and use this information to fine-tune the course delivery.
Outlined below are the English language courses that we offer throughout the year:
- Children 5-11: The children make puppets, float hot-air balloons and put on performances during themed weeks like "The London Jungle"and "Scientific London". Excursions to venues relevant to the theme for the week are integral to these English courses.
- Younger Teens 12-15: The younger teens learn English in a cultural and/or historical context. Through these excursion-based English language courses, they get to see and understand London through the eyes of the Londoners who are their English language teachers.
- Older Teens 16+/Accompanying Adults: Older teen and adult family members can take part in their own excursion-based classes, accompany their children on their excursions and/or take private or semi-private lessons at our school.