English Lessons

A great learning experience and a safe and healthy environment

— Parent of Sarah (14) and Maxime (17) from France

At English Country Schools professionally qualified teachers use effective modern techniques to create interesting, enjoyable lessons.

  • Students are assessed on the first day of teaching and are placed by age and ability to a maximum of 16 per class at Port Regis and 8 per class at Cheltenham.
  • All classes are led by professionally qualified teachers
  • 'Before and after' academic support is available for 14 - 17 year olds
  • 7 – 11 year olds are taught by qualified primary teachers
  • Fully international classes mean pupils speak English and practise cross-cultural communication together
  • Attractive and engaging materials aim to ‘Bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life.’ See samples, right.
  • Lessons for 11 – 14 year olds include cross-curricular content drawing on science, geography and history, plus environmental projects to help pupils ‘learn English naturally’.
  • Collaborative project work helps to build interpersonal skills; songs, games and music enable pupils to try out language in a fun way and encourage interaction and movement
  • Lessons for 14 – 17 year olds include intellectually stimulating content from TED Talks which pupils use to model and practice their own presentation skills.
  • Teachers rotate between classes to provide variety
  • Weekly online reports enable parents to follow their child’s progress
  • Online learning zones allow older pupils to continue learning when they return home

Pupils aged 11 - 17 at Port Regis also benefit from a choice of electives enabling them to focus more intensively on their English or choose more broadly educational content such as drama, digital photography, cookery and literature.