Our goal is to make sure you receive the skills you need, and that you learn those skills in a way that works best for you
We’ve done a lot of research to find out exactly what our Young Learners look for when studying abroad, and to understand how students today want to learn. Our courses are created by curriculum design specialists who make sure that you receive top-quality learning methods and resources throughout your EC experience. Your success is always our top priority, and we want to teach you the skills you need to succeed in the future, both professionally and academically.
The learning experience at EC is more than studying the grammar, vocabulary and expressions you need to pass your next test. Your teachers are dedicated to helping you use English with fluency and confidence.
You will receive the attention you need and be encouraged to actively participate in class. Your teachers will use a range of tasks, including individual and group work, to help you improve your English, increase your confidence, and become fluent across the four core areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening – all while learning some key life skills too! Your lessons will be interactive and linked with activities outside the classroom so that you use and practise the skills and language you learn each day.
On your first day at EC, you’ll have time to settle in and take a placement test to find out your current level of English. This test determines your proficiency and helps us to place you amongst students at the same level and ability so that you will feel comfortable expressing yourself and participating in class.
General English Course
All our programmes include a course in General English. The minimum length of the course is one week.
Lessons per week: 20 lessons (15 hours per week)
Students per class: Maximum 15
Young Learner programmes are developed with our students’ success in mind, with a commitment to providing a strong foundation in the language that could launch them into future academic and professional success.
We teach you life skills
Think of these skills as a set of very important tools you can use to meet any of the challenges or demands of day-to-day life, now and in the future. Our Young Learners curriculum is built to teach you English while helping you to develop these four essential life skills:
1. Critical Thinking
This is the ability to analyse and evaluate a problem or situation in an objective way. Using critical thought, you will be able to form stronger arguments and come up with better solutions.
This is an important skill to have at school and at work. Being able to collaborate effectively means working together and cooperating with others to create something or tackle a problem.
Creativity is the act of turning your imagination and ideas into reality. It’s the ability to think about and see things differently so that you can express yourself in new, interesting ways.
At the end of your EC experience, you will receive an official EC certificate that proves you have put in the right amount of effort and hard work to complete your course. You will go home with greater confidence in your abilities, improved fluency in English, and the core skills you need to succeed in a global community.