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Oral English Class: the key to success

Tim Bowring and Lee Merrick are our English teachers for the oral English classes. In Turó we’ve got two native speakers of English whose job focuses on improving all our students’ speaking skills.

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All our students in Turó, from 1st Primary to 2nd Batxillerat,  have got oral English class. The speaking groups are relative small (4 – 5 boys). In the speaking classes, Tim and Lee motivate our students and teach them practical oral skills which will improve their speaking ability and their active participation in the class as well. In addition, these oral classes help our students practice for the Cambridge and Oxford exams.

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More than 100 students receive their Cambridge Certificates

More than 100 Turó students, who held the Cambridge ESOL Exams last May, were awarded with their certificates: Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE and CAE.

Since 2011 Turó is a Cambridge Preparation Centre. Students from all ages come to Turó in May and early June to hold these exams

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From the very beginning Cambridge exams are  a great way to help young students build on their language skills and make further progress in English.

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 13,500 universities, employers and governments around the world. These exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.

English School Week

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1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade have participated in the English School Week. Our English Week at school project has been specially designed for our students to spend five days in their own school with native English Staff participating in speaking classes and a wide rage of activities in English. Main topic for 1st and 2nd was “dinosaurs” and “monsters” for 3rd and 4th grade.

A programme full of great ideas and motivating activities and lessons based around English topics.

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117 students receive their Cambridge certificate

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More than 115 Turó students, who held the Cambridge ESOL Exams last May, were awarded with their certificates: Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE and CAE.

Since 2011 Turó is a Cambridge Preparation Centre. Students from all ages come to Turó in May and early June to hold these exams

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From the very beginning Cambridge exams are  a great way to help young students build on their language skills and make further progress in English.

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 13,500 universities, employers and governments around the world. These exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.

4th and 5th Grade in English

This new course has just started and one of the most important new educational programms related to the learning of English is our 4th and 5th Primary Grades.

As you know, our boys have studied their 5th Grade completely in English since 2012 . From this course 15/16 on, our pupils will also study their 4th Grade Primary in English!

The syllabus and the course organisation of both courses are the same. They will study the following subjects in English: English, Maths, Science, P.E., Social Science, Music and oral conversation practice.

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We strongly believe that the advantages of these intensive English courses far outweigh the disadvantages. With the learning and a better command of the English our young students will:

  • Improve overall and specific language competence
  • Be better prepared  for future studies and / or working life
  • Develop multilingual interests and attitudes
  • Experience different methods & forms of classroom teaching and learning
  • Increase their learner motivation

 

Living in Dublin for 9 weeks

This new course 15/16 has just started again and 15 of our students have travelled to Dublin to participate in the “Ireland Experience” programme.

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As most of you know, our students have got a perfect opportunity to improve their  English through this Ireland Experience for 3 months.

They are placed in an Irish school and family will rapidly improve their oral and written English, while simultaneously experiencing the traditional Irish culture and way of life, which is noted for its hospitality and friendliness.

You can watch their everyday life in Dublin in this BLOG.

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English School Week for the youngest learners

5 days with native English teachers at the same school. That’s it! From Monday to Friday, boys from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Primary take part in the English school week.

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A really exciting language programme for our youngest students. Amusing classes in the mornings and funny activities in the afternoon…and obviously, everything’s in English.

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English Culture Week

5th grade students have a great opportunity to improve their English skills thanks to this programme which takes place at a small English town called Bury St. Edmunds (Suffolk) in England.

The boys live in a typical English residence for a week where they also have English classes in the morning. In the afternoons, the boys continue learning English with practical oral activities through the town: a treasure hunt, interviewing people at the local market, learning the rules of Bristih sports, visiting the local Fire Station and spending an afternoon in Cambridge…

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A real positive English experience in which the boys, a part from having fun, tehy have learnt and improved their English. In fact, They have ca. 80 hours of English lessons.