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These are designed for children from preschool to high school age and consist of 2x 60 minute (younger children) or 2x 90 min. (older children) lessons weekly. All courses are taught by a native speaker and lower levels also have a Czech-speaking English teacher. In one of the lessons, both lecturers are present, where the native speaker is the main teacher and the Czech teacher assists. The second lesson is taught by a Czech teacher. For older children, both lessons are taught by a native speaker.
The systematic approach to teaching and learning develops all language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Courses include elements the CLIL (content and language integrated learning) method, as well as preparing students for the Cambridge international exams. In addition, the content of the courses is also includes the creation and presentation of individual and group projects, extended reading, which develops the reading culture of the child and journal writing. The aim is to give children more opportunities to improve their English at a faster pace and gain the necessary confidence to communicate with a native speaker.
Kiwi 1 - 4 (A0)
These courses are designed for 1st and 2nd grade children. They consist of 2x 60 min. lessons per week under the guidance of a native speaker and a Czech speaking teacher. During the lessons, children use books from the Kid's Box series (Kid's Box Starter and Kid's Box 1). Teachers introduce grammar to children in a fun and playful way and use interactive material (smart-board technology) in their teaching.
Tui 1 - 6 (A1 - A2)
These courses are intended for children aged 8+. There are 2x 90 min. lessons per week taught by a native speaker and a Czech teacher. Children use Kid's Box 2 to Kid's Box 6 . Teachers present and revise the curriculum, among other things, through interactive material (smart-board technology) and projects, and begin to read graded texts with children.
Falcon 1 - 8 (B1 - B2 +)
Falcon 1-8 courses are designed for older children and students with English level B1 or higher. There are 2x 90 min. lessons a week with a native speaker only. Learners will use the textbook series Prepare (4-7) during the courses. Learners will have fun creating and presenting projects, focus on interdisciplinary subjects (CLIL - science, geography, art, culture, etc.) and engage in critical thinking tasks in order to help them express a variety of views they may have on different topics. Reading continues to be encouraged to help anchor vocabulary and grammatical structures.
English Club Courses
Is your child easily bored working through a textbook? The Fantail English Club is intended for children from the age of 4 who work better in a less structured environment and would like to get used to the accent of a native speaker. The English Club does not prepare children for any international exam but develops an interest in learning the language in a more playful way than traditional courses. English Club lessons will help children expand their vocabulary and build their confidence in using English for everyday communication.
Fantail English Club covers the four key skills of language learning - reading, speaking, listening and, in older children, writing. The program is based on thematic units, in which children explore the language through various activities such as singing, play, creative activity, stories and physical activity. Due to the longer lesson time (lessons are 120 minutes), learners have plenty of time to become exposed to and practice new vocabulary and language forms while participating in fun and engaging activities.
Fantail English Club is also available for very advanced / bilingual children, giving them space to use English in a non-threatening environment and with children who have the same level of English.
After-school English courses are intended for children from first to ninth grades and consist of 1x60 min. per week at selected primary schools (only for pupils of these schools) under the guidance of native speakers or Czech English teachers. Among the programs you will find courses for complete beginners (Fun with English 1), for high-beginner to advanced children (Fun with English 2-9), or bilingual / very advanced children (Fun with English 1 - 5 Bilingual).
The courses are taught in a fun and playful way and expand the content of compulsory school English. We use the textbook series Academy Stars which have rich interactive material allowing the children to stay engaged with the content as much as possible.
Courses for bilingual and advanced learners (Fun with English 1–5 Bilingual) follows the Cambridge International curriculum and use Collins International Primary English (1-5) as the main source of material.
For older learners (grades 6 to 9), the After-school English program also has conversation-based courses Talk Time 1 and Talk Time 2.
At Fantail Academy, we offer Cambridge Exam preparation courses for both children and adults.
Pre A1 Starters (YLE Starters)
A1 Movers (YLE Movers)
A2 Flyers (YLE Flyers)
A2 Key for Schools (KET)
B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET)
B2 First for Schools (FCE)
A2 Key (KET)
B1 Preliminary (PET)
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)
B1 Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary)
B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)
C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
Courses for Adults
At Fantail Academy we offer a large range of language courses for adults in English, German and French, including:
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