English courses for Young Learners
At International House Tarragona, we offer classes to children aged four and upwards. With our Younger Learners the emphasis is on learning English through songs, stories, crafts and games, carefully selected for each age group.
The children are constantly exposed to natural fluid English in the classroom and are given every encouragement to use the language they have acquired from very early on.
There is a strong focus on oral fluency, pronunciation and listening skills.
We also hold a number of socio-cultural events for the children, including a Halloween party, Christmas parties and Carnival activities.
Older children and teenagers will also develop a sound base in English grammar and vocabulary. Our students have the opportunity of studying for the University of Cambridge exams: Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET and First Certificate when they reach the appropriate level. The higher qualifications are widely recognised by Universities and businesses and confirm a student’s level of English.
The progress of our older children, Junior and Teenage students is monitored by Progress Tests at the end of each term. Reports are then sent out to parents. Two Parents' Evenings are held during the academic year, one in February and one in June when parents have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress with the School.
Parents are also free to make an appointment to speak to the Director, Assistant Director of Studies or their child's teacher, at any time during the school year.