Arnie’s English classes for children and teenagers use Cambridge’s “English in Mind” learning principles. Classes consist of 5 levels: Starter, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each student is tested at the beginning of the year to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate level. This very communicative method includes articles and newspapers as well as literary texts.
Teenagers progress in stages according to specific criteria. Grammar, vocabulary, written production, listening comprehension, and written comprehension are evaluated regularly.
Adapted to teenagers, the first level called “Starter” of the course book “English in Mind”, corresponds to level A1 of the CEFR.
Motivating and engaging subjects for teens are discussed, such as major news and economics topics. The Culture in Mind section gives students an overview of the different aspects of English-speaking cultures.
Finally, projects and writing tasks allow students to build their own portfolios to develop their autonomy and to confront the practical use of the language.
Age 11 and 12 years old
Course day Friday 6 pm – 7 pm. See the course calendar.
This course, corresponding to levels A1-A2 of the CEFR, deepens the topics seen in the course “Starter”.
Students progress step by step. This level has been designed to create an inspiring learning experience for teenagers. Everything from the choice of imaginative subjects to texts and engagingly designed exercises is perfectly adapted to the interests, age and abilities of the students. With a strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary, it provides a solid foundation for effective language learning.
Students will find practical sections such as “Everyday English”, or videos featuring characters from photo-stories. This course and method is a real hit with teenagers.
Age 12 and 13 years old
Class day Thursday 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm. See the course calendar.
This course corresponds to levels A2-B1 of the CEFR.
The English in Mind 2 method is particularly communicative, leading students to act and communicate with each other concretely in real-life situations. Topics are chosen to match the interests of adolescents. They develop their communicative and linguistic skills in English, improving the five key fields of activity in the language: listening, speaking in interaction, speaking fluently, reading and writing.
Age 13 and 14 years old
School day Tuesday 6 pm – 7:30 pm. See the course calendar.
In this B1-B2 level course, students will further explore the topics studied in previous courses.
The course places special emphasis on grammar and vocabulary through engaging content, making it popular with teachers and students alike. Course features have recently been updated with new content. These include imaginative reading and listening topics, as well as “Culture in Mind” and “Everyday English” sections. This new edition includes a DVD to accompany the Level 3 Student Book. This includes games, additional exercises and videos featuring characters from the photo-stories, as well as a Videoke recording feature. Finally, a vocabulary bank summarises the lexical sets presented in each unit.
Age 14 and 15 years old
School day Thursday 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm. See the course calendar.
Finally, the English in Mind 4 course, corresponding to level B2, is aimed at students who have a consistent level across all key competencies of the CEFR.
As in Level 3, the teacher places a strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.
Tests, lists of words, but also projects, are worked on regularly with the teacher.
Age 15 and 16 years old
Course day Wednesday 4:30 pm – 6 pm. See the course calendar.