|Insegnamento | Apprendimento|
approach | It is very much the result of
our long professional experience. It is based on principles derived
from the most advanced research on language learning, as well as on
tried and tested methods and approaches. These are activated through
a variety of learning tasks and resources/materials, so as to help
students improve and make their language competence stable, especially
in areas which we know to be problematic. We pay particular attention
to the students’ spoken English.
| Because of the close connection between the students’
participation and commitment, and their successful long-term learning,
it is important that students treat responsibly the opportunity given
to them by their parents, and take full advantage of the learning
possibilities which we make as motivating as possible.
Lessons in Middlesmoor | Lessons take place in the mornings for three hours from 9.30 to 1.00 with a half hour break. Sometimes in the evening we make space for a half hour of games and group study to consolidate the material of the morning lessons, in order to foster long-term memory.
Age and level of students | The summer courses (20-21 days) are suitable for children from 11 to 17; we often accept older students who have been to Middlesmoor before. The courses are suitable for all levels of language competence, total beginners included. The students are divided into into 3 groups according to their language knowledge & level.
Learning materials | We give the students all the lesson material, and in fact an important aspect of what we do in Middlesmoor is to give study material that students will find useful in the following school year. We suggest students bring stationary items: pens, pencils etc as we make great use of our photocopier students should bring an A4 file with the transparent plastic sleeves into which to put our pages so that everything is kept in good order, and it will be easy for them to use as reference later at school.
Course DVD | We film many of the activities, excursions (such as camping or swimming in the river and streams and moments of the lessons so that the families can enjoy at a remove the experiences of the children and better understand the kind of teaching and atmosphere of Middlesmoor – besides seeing the extraordinary beauty of the surroundings. All the students’ theatre performances are filmed for the course DVD which all students receive after their Middlesmoor course.
Teaching material |
We provide all the teaching material, which over the years we have
put together in order to render teaching in these three weeks as clear
as possible. Most of this is focused on a combination of speaking
and understanding of the basic forms of the language.