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Deep Learning and Fluency!

Deep Learning and Fluency!

The Kiwi Years – Learning the basics

for children from 5 to 7 years

During the first two years, kids will attend the Kiwi courses. While not yet ready to ‘fly’, these are suitable for kids aged from 5 to 7. Courses use the core text Kid’s Box Starter and Kid’s Box 1.

  • Kids will develop new vocabulary, English grammar basics, confidence in speaking
  • Learn to read and write the English alphabet
  • Learn about English phonics to help them with pronunciation and spelling
  • Listen to, understand and give their opinion about stories

+ Meet The Fantail Academy Approach

Renata Weir

Renata finished her MA (PhDr.) in high school teaching of Psychology and P.E. at Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Charles University in Prague in 2008. During her studies she spent one...

Adéla Vaculíková

I have travelled and lived in various different countries quite extensively in the past. While pursuing travelling as one of my biggest hobbies in the past, I managed to become a successful...

The Tui Years – Learning to fly

for children from 7 to 11 years

From around the age of 7 or 8, kids will enter the Tui years. During this time, the lessons will increase to 90 minutes instead of 60 learn to ‘fly’ through English. The core texts for Tui courses will be Kid’s Box 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. In addition to having longer lessons, the Tui courses will become a bit more intensive than the Kiwi courses. Gradually, the course workload and expectations will increase. The goal here is not to create a stressful environment, but to begin to challenge kids to explore the language as much as possible.

  • Extensive reading. Tui courses will develop a culture of reading, where kids will read for the benefits of reading. This means they will have access to graded readers.
  • Projects. Kids will create a number of group and individual projects. This enables them to use the language they have learned in “real world” situations. A key component of the process of “deep learning”.
  • Journals. Kids will write regular journal entries about a wide range of topics. This is a chance for them to reflect on the themes that have been covered in class and express themselves in their own words.
  • Exam ready. At the end of the Tui years, kids will be ready to sit the Cambridge exams Flyers and Key for Schools.

The Falcon Years – Spread your wings

for children from 11 years

In the Falcon courses, the core textbook will change to Prepare. In Falcon 1, kids will start with Prepare 4 and will receive more intensive reading, writing, speaking and listening practice. During this time, Prepare 4, 5, 6 and 7 will be covered. In other words, each book will take one school year to complete. In addition to developing the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, learners will do targeted exam practice in preparation for the Cambridge exam First for Schools.

  • Extensive reading. Learners will continue with extensive reading time during the Falcon courses. They will give mini-presentations and reviews of the books they read in class.
  • Public speaking. Learners will get plenty of opportunities to stand in front of the class and give speeches, presentations and debates on a range of topics.
  • Writing. Students will learn how to write in different styles and register (formal and informal).
  • Exam practice. Throughout the Falcon courses, learners will be exposed to all the different exam tasks that make up the First for Schools exam. They will be fully exam ready at the level of B2 by the end of Falcon 8.

Hamish Weir

Hamish finished his BA in Film and Media Studies at the University of Otago in 2000. He then went to Taiwan for a three-month trip and ended up staying there for 6 years! He returned to New...

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2x a week
Lessons per semester
Hours of class-time learning
Kiwi – 40 hrs
Tui – 60 hrs
Falcon – 60 hrs
Max group size
Number of teachers per course
1x Czech (every lesson)
1x native speaker (1 lesson per week)
Information system
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Full semester course outline with learning objectives, key language and lessons dates
All books and materials included
(student book, activity book, reading book, homework book)
15 000 Kč