Movie In a Minute Premiere!
Our students experienced script writing, acting and film editing in this Friday Morning challenge.Read More
Friday Mornings: Academic Subjects In EnglishRead More
Creative Writing With Our Storybirds
Improve your reading and writing with our Core Language Skills lesson - click to read some of our students' short stories.Read More
Shakespeare At Sherborne
Our group programme offers a variety of interactive lessons
to improve your child’s communication skills
We have an average of 8 students per class, with a maximum of 10, to ensure that your child gets the personal attention they deserve. Students are grouped according to age and level and every effort is made to mix nationalities. With a focus on speaking and listening, the varied group lessons cover all skills, including reading and writing, according to your child’s needs.
Active Communication: we get students talking right from the start using topical role plays, presentations and debates. Our teachers will give your child individual feedback on their language and will then help them progress by working on relevant grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and functional language points. We help students to say what they want to say!
Core Language Skills: the focus is on listening, reading and writing skills. We use a variety of authentic, up-to-date material such as film trailers, news clips and social media to stretch and engage each student. We will give your child listening, reading and writing strategies to build on in the future.
Case Study: teamwork and presentation skills are essential in this lesson! Each week students are given a task to accomplish in English. They could, for example, design a marketing campaign to attract more visitors to the local town, plan a music festival, create a smart phone app or publish a school magazine.
Essential English: we give students the practical language they need to deal with everyday situations in English. We help students use natural language and whenever possible, we get students out and about in Sherborne with their teachers to use the language they have learned in real-life situations.
Friday Mornings – experience academic subjects in English.
We have Science, Mathematics, History and Business Studies mornings where students study a range of academic subjects through a variety of challenges and projects. For example, students may use and build on their Science and Mathematics skills in our popular Murder Mystery challenge where they are tasked with examining a crime scene and evidence to solve the mystery. In our Business Studies morning, students could work with a local entrepreneur to devise their own business plan or create a new marketing strategy for a local business.
Individual lessons for specific needs – an optional extra to
supplement your group programme
Our individual lessons are ideal for students who are studying for exams or who would like to look at a particular area of English in more depth. Each lesson is tailored by our skilled teachers to meet the student’s language needs and priorities. Click here for more information.
Our Academic Programme: What Our Students Said
Theodor from Germany: “Group lessons are good because it’s very active and you learn lots of English.”
Joan from Spain: “I love this school because in class we don’t speak another language, we speak English all the time.”
Chiara from Italy: “The lessons were interactive and with not many students in a class so it is better for learning.”
Defne from Turkey: “I think the academic programme is very good. The lessons are very visual. In my opinion you shouldn’t change a thing.”
Anton from Russia: “I love Case Study lessons, because at these lessons you do different projects.”