Buenos días papás y mamás,

Ayer llenamos La Capella de alegría y muchas caras nuevas, además de muchas ganas y energía para empezar este turno que se nos presenta. El campamento de verano abrió sus puertas a las 10h de la mañana y hasta la 13h los alumnos y sus acompañantes tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer a su monitor/a. Finalizado el check-in, fuimos a comer todo el grupo completo; el grupo de alumnos, el MP (el monitor en prácticas), el work-pair (teacher) y el monitor. ¡Qué buenos estaban los espaguetis con tomate y el pollo con patatas fritas!

Después de la comida, los alumnos tuvieron que hacer un test de inglés y alemán cuyo resultado serviría para asignar la clase acuerdo con el nivel. La prueba duró aproximadamente una hora y al acabar nos fuimos a merendar. Aprovechamos la merienda para estar juntos y poder seguir conociéndonos a todos. ¡Cuántas caras nuevas, pero sobretodo cuántas de conocidas!

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Después de la merienda, nos reunimos con nuestro grupo de monitor para hacer el “Personal”, es decir, una pequeña reunión para conocernos mejor, explicar las normas de la casa, las tareas asignadas a los alumnos, familiarizarnos con el horario y el programa del campamento de verano, etc. En definitiva, el “Personal” nos permitió pasar un rato juntos y hacer las presentaciones.

Por último, después del tiempo de ducha y la cena, ¡era el momento de empezar la fiesta de bienvenida! “Froggy” y su familia vinieron a visitarnos en La Capella. Llegaron muy alegres y alborotados, pero sobretodo con muchas ganas de bailar y pasarlo bien, una energía que nos contagiaron a todos. ¡Qué éxito los bailes de “Froggy”! Nadie puedo quedarse sentado, sino que nos levantamos todos a bailar.

Finalmente, tras un largo día nos fuimos todos a la cama para coger energía para este turno que justo acaba de empezar. ¡Qué ilusión!

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Good morning parents,

Yesterday, La Capella was filled with joy and a lot of new faces, but also with energy and will to start this term. The summer camp opened its doors at 10 am and until 1 pm all the students and their partners had the opportunity to meet their monitor. After the check-in, we all had lunch together; the student’s group, the MP (monitor in practice), the work-pair (teacher) and the monitor. How delicious the spaghetti and the chicken with chips were!

Once we finished lunch, the students took an English and German test and the result would be used to assign the class according to the level. The exam lasted one hour and we then had a snack. We used the snack to be all together, because we then met with our groups for the “Personal”. This consisted in a small meeting to get to know each other better, apart from explaining the houses` rules, familiarising with the schedule and the summer camp’s programme, and so on. Therefore, the “Personal” gave us the opportunity to spend time together and do all the presentations.

Lastly, after having a shower and dinner, it was time for the Welcome Party! “Froggy” came together with his family to visit us here in La Capella. They were rowdy and excited and feeling like dancing and having fun. In fact, they made all of us stand up and join them. What a success Froggys` dances were! No one could resist from dancing!

At the end, we all went to bed. It was a long day and we needed to rest before starting this term that had just started!

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Por último, les adjuntamos una carta del Director de Estudios.

Dear Parents,

Your children have now completed their placement test and we have now allocated the levels. Once again we have noticed very high levels even amongst our youngest students. We divide our students into the Cambridge levels which follow the European Framework for Languages. Please remember that various classes are at the same level and will be studying the same material.

CEFR Cambridge Classes
A1 Starters 1
A1 Movers  
A2 Flyers 2
A2 KET 3
B1 PET 4
B2 PET 5
B2 FCE  
C1 CAE  

The most important thing for us is that your child is in the correct level and learning. The placement test is a guide for the Director of Studies to allocate students into classes however there are various things that could go wrong for example the student was very nervous in the exam, they couldn´t concentrate because they were upset about saying goodbye to their parents etc. If you have any questions that you would like to ask about the level of your children, please do not hesitate to ask. Our Director of Studies is available between 9:30am and 5pm during the week and will be happy to answer any queries. Please remember that if a student changes level it may mean that they will skip various class levels.

How do we make sure our students are in the correct level?

  1. Placement test on the entrance day.
  2. Can do checks in the first class.
  3. The teachers take part in daily tutorials with the Director of Studies to discuss class changes, material and behaviour.
  4. Parental input. If your child is in the wrong level you can let us know. An easy way to check the level of your child is to have a look at the back of the text book they are using at school or in an academy and check the CEFR level (Common European Framework.
  5. The students should let teachers, monitors or parents know if they think they are in the wrong level.
  6. The end of week exam is a great indication to see how much students have learnt in class.

Director Of Studies