What is Academic Language?
This English course is designed for children and teenagers who wish to integrate into a bilingual school or who plan to pursue their studies in English at University. The courses are designed by professional schoolteachers who have years of teaching experience.
With us, your child will get the most out of their English learning experience with a combination of:
- Lively classes with an awesome teacher who will encourage their curiosity and keep them motivated to practice speaking English and enjoy learning with classmates of similar age.
- Creative and academic writing that will prepare them for university studies in English, all in a safe and friendly environment.
Academic Language is the language needed by students to understand and communicate in the academic disciplines. Academic language includes such things as specialised vocabulary, conventional text structures within a field such as essays and lab reports and other language-related activities typical of classrooms, such as expressing disagreement, discussing an issue, or asking for clarification. Academic language includes both productive and receptive modalities (CWU, 2017).
Understanding the structure of Language and how it works the way it does is a crucial part of progressing within any aspect of academia. Throughout this course, we will learn why grammar works, as well as how to use it in a variety of different ways, building our knowledge in a more refined and structured way. We will take it all the way back to basics and work our way up; to create a strong foundation in our minds, thoughts and academic learning techniques. This will be done using academic guidelines, however, we will use our own unique TLC methods which will keep us thinking, stimulated and on our toes. All whilst enjoying ourselves as we learn language naturally.