SBC Canford (Ages 8-11)

Junior General English

General English consists of 15 hours per week of English lessons designed specifically for 8 to 11-year-old young learners. The course focuses on improving vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and speaking in English, and includes project work, so that students have the opportunity to use their English in fun real-world situations. All of our classes are taught using a communicative method which emphasises speaking and communicating, and builds the student’s ability to use English with confidence.

Junior General English at SBC Canford

At a Glance

  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Hours of English Tuition Per Week: 15
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 8 to 11 years
  • Suitable For English Level: All Levels (Beginner to Advanced)
  • Key Skills Developed: English language skills, communication skills, confidence in speaking and teamwork
Junior General English at SBC Canford

Learning Language and Using Language

In our Junior General English course, students will always practice what they have learned during the lesson. Teachers will provide students with fun and challenging speaking activities that allow students to practice the language in real-life situations and contexts. Activating language through practice is an important step in the language learning process.

Junior General English at SBC Canford

Our Communicative Method

All of our teachers follow a communicative method to teaching English. This means that all activities, no matter if they are focused on grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing or speaking, involve the students communicating with each other in English at all appropriate times. Our teachers use a variety of modern teaching approaches to make sure students have the right balance of individual work, pair work and group work, so that students have the opportunity to work with all their classmates during the lessons.

SBC Canford Junior students in the classroom working with pencil and paper in the classroom
Junior General English at SBC Canford

Tasks and Projects: What Students Learn

Each week, every student will take part in a series of dynamic tasks and projects. Example projects from previous courses include making short films, photography exhibitions, theatre and drama performances, team challenges and class competitions.

Featured Modules

Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.

Junior General English at SBC Canford

Junior General English takes place at SBC Canford Summer School (Ages 8 – 11).  To find out more about our SBC Canford campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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