¡Hola! ¡Muy buenos días a todos!
Ayer fue lunes y los niños y niñas de Prades empezaron la semana en el campamento de inglés de la mejor manera posible. Se levantaron a las 8:30 am para ir a desayunar. Seguidamente, fueron a clase después de conocer los resultados del examen del viernes y los resultados de los examenes realizados el sábado (17P35). Una vez terminada la clase de la mañana fueron todos a comer. Más tarde, fueron todos a clase otra vez una hora más.
Terminadas las clases del día nos preparamos para ir a la piscina. Cuando acabo el tiempo de piscina los niños y niñas del turno fueron a merendar y a llamar a los padres. ¡Después de la hora de la merienda fuimos todos juntos a hacer OLYMPICS!
Una vez terminados, fuimos a las duchas… entramos como niños y salimos como auténticos vaqueros y vaqueras del FAR WEST. Nuestros monitores nos dieron FROGGYMONEY para poder apostar en el casino de la noche. La fiesta fue muy divertida. Los niños y niñas tenían que apostar su dinero en las diferentes mesas del casino (cada una tenia una actividad o juego diferente) y intentar ganar a los croupiers (monitores). Cuando terminamos los juegos… ¡Todos a BAILAR LAS CANCIONES DEL TURNO!
This week has started in the best way. Kids woke up at 8;30 am and went to have breakfast. Afterwards, they went to class (due to the results of last Friday’s and Saturday’s exam, some of them had to be changed of English level). Once they finished the morning clases they went to have lunch and then, one more hour of class!
Once we finished class, we went to the swimming pool. Then, the kids went to have a snack and to call the parents. Later they went to play the OLYMPICS with their teams.
When the Olympics were done, we went to have showers. We entered as kids and we came out as real COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS. Our monitors gave us FROGGYMONEY to spend at the “casino” that same night. The kids played different games in the casino, where they had to bet the “money” that was given to them. Once they lost all the money… THE DANCING PART OF THE NIGHT STARTED!
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.
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?
- Placement test on the entrance day.
- Can do checks in the first class.
- The teachers take part in daily tutorials with the Director of Studies to discuss class changes, material and behaviour.
- 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.
- The students should let teachers, monitors or parents know if they think they are in the wrong level.
- The end of week exam is a great indication to see how much students have learnt in class.