English lessons for Schoolchildren

Kids’ Club for school children

In the Kids’ Club our aim is to support English learning for children aged 6-13 and we offer a variety of classes from beginner to advanced levels, grades 1 - 6

Native Speakers programme for children with very good knowledge of English:

  • Classes are small with between 3 and 8 children placed according to age and maturity. 
  • For younger children, the emphasis is on understanding, vocabulary building and gaining the confidence to express themselves correctly in English.
  • Although we do encourage the children to write, we do not teach the mechanics of writing since we do not wish to interfere with the writing curriculum of the public school. 
  • Children regularly get homework which reinforce what they have learned in the classroom. It helps if parents actively support this and make sure everyone comes to class with the necessary books.
  • During the last few years we have built up quite a library of graded readers to read at home. When the books are returned the children are encouraged to write critical book reviews.
  • In higher classes children prepare occasionally posters or presentations and are introduced in the art of debating.
  • As reward of all the hard work in class we also try to find time for popular games like spelling shark or word tennis.

Times: Afternoons after school (60 minutes)

Placement: similar age/level in a class is by arrangement with the teacher and after attending a trial lesson.

Rates per session: CHF 30.00 to CHF 38.00 depending on class size. Maximum of 8 children in one class. Books are not included. A small fee of CHF 10 per term is added for the classes who are in D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) programme.

In general, classes are quite stable in Kids’ Club, and we would like to thank all our students and parents for their constancy!

The demand for NS (native speaker) classes continues to grow and these classes now represent about half of the total in our Kids’ Club programme.