CAPITAL School of English courses are designed to give you the firm foundation you need in the knowledge and skills in English and, above all, to give you confidence to enable you to achieve your aims.
CAPITAL School of English courses are designed to give you the firm foundation you need in the knowledge and skills in English and, above all, to give you confidence to enable you to achieve your aims. The courses will help develop effective reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, together with the grammar that underpins all four skills. Needs analysis and monitoring throughout the course will ensure that you are well-prepared to reach your goal, whether that be to pass an examination, to cope better with university life or to function effectively in the workplace.
Activities will take place in or out of the classroom (in this case the majority of excursions will have clear links to the syllabus and involve pre-trip, on-trip and post-trip tasks). Teachers are requested that when a trip has no direct link to the course, that they use the experience for creating useful supplementary tasks. Classes vary in how often they wish to go outside the classroom and students should always be consulted about spending time outside the classroom.
Students are encouraged to do presentations even at elementary level. This helps build confidence and is a very useful skill for university students and in business alike. A short 5-minute talk on any subject followed by a question and answer session can be built into more extensive Presentations involving technology aids at higher levels.
The school operates a Grammar Clinic service whereby students can come along and ask for guidance on any grammatical area they are experiencing difficulty with. This is quite flexible and can, of course, focus on other areas such as writing or speaking.
Every Wednesday afternoon the students have the opportunity to join Coffee Conversation which meets at a local café and is for all levels. This is facilitated by a staff member but is intended to exactly replicate meeting friends for coffee and conversation. This provides an ideal opportunity for students to meet and mix with students of other classes and levels.
This will be given on a daily basis, reviewed in class or marked promptly and returned to students. Class time will be given to working on errors common to the class as a whole.
Weekly tests will be given, focusing on work covered in that week, this can be focused on areas of difficulty experienced by that group or use of pre-made tests, which can be adapted, for course books.
Regular reviewing of coursework will take place with particular attention paid to areas that cause difficulties to that class.
It is hoped that this will be encouraged throughout the school by various means from the lowest levels. Students will have the opportunity to express opinions, voice preferences and make suggestions throughout the course.