Teaching in small groups and our interactive approach to learning provide an ideal environment for language learning. The diverse linguistic and cultural background of our students means that language acquisition happens all the time. Outside the classroom our international atmosphere is a unique place where languages can be applied and practised. Every student is given opportunities to exercise their individual language skills and develop confidence in learning a new language. Our British students enjoy studying modern languages as part of their curriculum.
Our language program is embedded in our differentiated learning approach tailored to the individual requirements of every student. Our highly qualified EAL department (DELTA certified) aims at developing and improving each student’s English knowledge using an interactive teaching style. International students are evaluated and placed accordingly in one of three levels based on their command of the English language: E1 Beginner (following the Cambridge Key English Test (KET) curriculum), E2 Intermediate (following the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) curriculum), E3 Advanced (following the IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum). This is a flexible system where students are monitored regularly to allow for a personalised access to English language support. Sixth Form students are prepared for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as this is an entrance requirement for universities in the United Kingdom.
We celebrate our unique way of learning languages by encouraging ‘Student Tandems’ for linguistic and cultural exchange. Our teacher-led ‘Student Tandems’ are face-to-face encounters in small groups. ‘Tandems’ give students the possibility to learn a new, foreign language from a native speaker as a two-way exchange. This reflects the cultural awareness shared by all at Padworth.
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