BABIES – 1 and 2 years old
From the moment babies are born, their brains begin to build their reality through what they discover and one of the most important points in the first years of life is language. From the time babies are born, they collect information, the voices they hear, the sounds, the music, all of it prepares them for their future experiences. When babies hear two languages naturally, their brain is already preparing to access the information of the languages interchangeably.
At Celtic Language School we create a joyful space for learning and playing, in order to get the little ones to understand the meaning of the new language to which they are exposed. During our classes, teachers are constantly talking to children in English even though they still cannot respond. This is a crucial stage in the phonetic settlement of the language. As it is part of their neurological development, language is introduced through the senses, through songs, rhymes and stories. In the classroom, we create a welcoming environment and establish entertaining routines in English that the babies will internalize as the sessions go by. The more relaxed and confident our little ones are, the more they will develop neurologically.
45 minute sessions are held with the students accompanied throughout the session by a family member. Repeated listening of the audio tracks introduced in the class, reinforces their learning and knowledge.
Leo the Lion – 1 year old
Leo is a cute and friendly baby lion who will accompany children throughout the course. With Leo we will discover English by playing, children need games for active and participatory learning to take place. In the class, we sing and explain short stories, and we will deal with situations that are familiar to them. At the age of one year the little ones will be able to follow simple commands and will begin to imitate gestures, actions and sounds.
Elle the elephant – 2 years old
Elle is a two-year-old elephant who will accompany the children throughout the course. This is the course that lays the foundation of the language through experimental activities, songs and rhymes for children of this age. The neurological development of our babies is of utmost importance and occurs through the senses, so that, through touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing, our students will acquire knowledge and develop their language skills in English.
PRESCHOOLERS – 3 to 5 years old
At Celtic Language School we create a joyful space for learning and playing, in order to ensure that our students understand the meaning of the new language to which they are exposed.
During these three courses, we introduce students to the English language through an enchanting world based on the adventures of two boys, Nico and Sam, and their encounters with Greenman, the magical protector of the forest. Throughout the three courses, students accompany Nico and Sam in their learning of how to take care of the environment, enjoy the outdoors and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Learning with nature, learning naturally, this is the magic of childhood. Our method teaches children by letting them be themselves, playing, discovering, sharing and having fun. During these three courses, we accompany the children in this magical moment of their learning, following and respecting the natural maturation of each one, the different learning rhythms and providing materials adapted to their environment and capacities.
KIDS – 6 to 12 years old
At this age, boys and girls develop confidence and autonomy in English. At Celtic Language School we make sure our students learn while having fun and share and work with other children. We work on thematic projects that motivate, encourage and help students use English as a tool to learn and interact with the world.
Although the emphasis of the classes is placed on oral communication, we begin to present written content, both from the textbook and additional resources.
From the moment students enter the classroom, the only language spoken is English.
This stage has 6 courses:
YOUNGSTERS – 12 to 14 years old
At this age, students have reached a point of maturity that allows them to improve quickly.
Our classes are dynamic and adapted to students needs and interests, we seek their motivation so that they improve their knowledge of the language and appreciate its importance.
Our students work individually and in groups to promote cooperation and communication, all with the aim of progressively improving their fluency, precision, understanding and, ultimately, their ability in the language.
TEENS – 14 a 16 years old
At this age, students are ready to prepare for an official exam. Now more than ever, it is of utmost importance to obtain the certificates of the Cambridge exams to accredit the level of English we have. That is why these two courses are focused on preparing for the First Certificate in English.
Our methodology, seminars and constant follow-up tutorials ensure resounding success in passing the exam.
YOUNG ADULTS – 16 to 18 years old
At Celtic Language School we guarantee our students that if they follow our method from a young age, at 18 they will be able to pass the Cambridge University Certificate in Advanced English, recognized by companies and educational institutions around the world.
During these 2 courses we dedicate ourselves to preparing this advanced level exam (European level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
It is often a requirement to be able to study in an English-speaking country or for jobs that require high fluency in English.
We offer a great variety of courses which cater for the levels required, the needs and the careers of our students.
EXAM PREPARATION COURSES
- FCE (First Certificate Exam)
This is the University of Cambridge's most widely recognised exam worldwide. It corresponds to an upper intermediate level (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and is for adults and teenagers to demonstrate they can use every day English for work or study purposes.
It is required by Catalan universities for graduating and is the most widely recognised certificate for work purposes.
- CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam)
This official University of Cambridge exam recognised internationally by companies and educational institutions demonstrates an advanced level of English (Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It is often required for studying in an English-speaking country or for jobs requiring fluency in English.
To pass, you need to get 60%, for which you'll be awarded the University of Cambridge certificate. If you don't pass but get between 45% and 59%, you’ll get a certificate stating the level you achieved.
- CPE (Cambridge Proficiency Exam)
This is the University of Cambridge's most advanced exam. It demonstrates having achieved an extremely high level of English (Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and is normally taken by non-native English teachers, translators or candidates who need a near-perfect mastery of English for work or academic reasons.
To pass, you need to get 60%, for which you'll be awarded the University of Cambridge certificate. If you don't pass but get between 45 and 59%, you’ll get a certificate stating the level you achieved.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English exam for people wanting to work and study in English-speaking settings.
Each year more than 1.5 million candidates sit the IELTS test as a launching pad for their educational and professional career.
Educational institutions, companies, professional associations and immigration departments often require a test of English language skill as part of their selection or admission procedures.