For children and teenagers, we use course books that correspond to at least one
academic year higher that what they are studying at school. The objective of our
academy is for all students to progress and improve their level of English. Our
course books focus on all the key language skills: grammar, reading, writing,
listening and speaking. We work hard to ensure that our students achieve a sound
knowledge of grammar, in the belief that young learners often reach secondary
school without a solid grammatical base, something which leads to difficulties in
the future. However, our classes are also extremely communicative, and alongside
our course books we offer a wide scope of communicative activities such as games,
role plays, pair work, and conversation. We work only with native, qualified
teachers and employ an English only policy in the classroom.
Our adult learners also use course books and are encouraged to only speak English
in class. Adults choose to study English for many different reasons: to pass an
exam, for work, to travel or simply because they wish to improve their level. For
this reason we also offer tailor-made classes to adults who wish to learn a more
specialised form of English, or focus only on speaking.
We operate a policy of maximum 5 students per group, whether it be children,
teenagers or adults.
All the teachers at Anglès a la Carta are native English speakers, as well as being
qualified to teach English as a foreign language and experienced.
Our groups usually come once a week for 90 minutes. Since the group sizes are so
small, we have found this to be sufficient time for our students to greatly progress.
In the case of private classes, we offer as many hours as the student requires.
Our English courses last for one academic year, September to June. We also offer
intensive courses in July.
Indeed, we are an officially recognised preparation centre for the Cambridge ESOL
examinations (KET, PET, FCE, CAE , CPE ), and achieve an excellent pass rate each
year. We aim for our students to have passed the FCE (CEFR level B2), before they
start university. We also prepare students for IELTS or TOEFL if required.
To reserve a place for the forthcoming academic year, starting in September, we
recommend coming six months before. It is important to sign up well in advance,
as our policy of only 5 students per group means that places are filled very quickly,
and we sometimes have waiting lists of up to a year.