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Goal: The program is designed for students to acquire elementary knowledge of English in an English-speaking immersive environment, putting the emphasis on speaking and listening skills, flexible vocabulary, formation of critical thinking and gaining independent and collaborative learning skills.

Methodology: Communicative and game-based methodologies lie at the core of language instruction at COAF SMART. Various Cambridge University Press study materials are used to enhance and complement English learning experience for different age-groups: “Super Minds” (6-8 y/o), “Power up” (9-11 y/o) and “Interchange” (12-18y/o). Working with each student individually is a key to success in learning a language in particular since everyone learns at a different pace. Thus, the activities are largely implemented through the communicative method, focusing on pairwork and group work, so as to create an immersive environment in which students are able to internalize the content and express themselves in their own simpler terms.

Topics: The goal of the program is to teach conversational skills and improve vocabulary, listening and speaking activities are a large part of the program. Topics covered include dialogues, listening to and reproducing daily conversations in short sentences, critical examination of a reading material, preparing questions and answers, making descriptions and creating short essays.

Learning Outcome: At the end of the project, the participants will acquire A2 level within four language skills, which means that they will be able to read and understand short texts, write notes and compose simple personal letters, listen and contribute to daily conversations being able to describe their families, their education and converse about other familiar topics.