The British School of Lanzarote private education in English

THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF LANZAROTE

ESTABLISHED 1985

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English schools in Lanzarote
Cambridge International Examinations
Detailed Saturday School information
Studying English on Saturdays is always fun for your children at the British School of Lanzarote. We can build your child’s confidence in English with lessons that are enjoyable and engaging. Our highly-qualified, native teachers are experienced at teaching children and young people. Saturday School is aimed at children from 7-16 years of age, however we may consider exceptions to this age group depending on requirements and ability.
DATES: Saturday School 2016-17 resumes on the 24th September and will run until the 17th June 2017 with 30 days during the year.

TIMES: Saturdays from 9.30 to 13.00.
BSL offers English classes to children from the public Schools between the ages of 7 and 16 at our highly successful Saturday School. Children learn in a fun yet academic environment with our professional, qualified team of English teachers and have the opportunity to sit for Cambridge Young Learners, KET and PET examinations.
At The British School we place a great deal of importance on traditional values. We endeavour to teach honesty, courtesy and mutual respect in a warm and friendly environment. As our classes are small we are able to give individual attention and focus on differing learning styles of the students.

We accept students both at, and outside of the school and offer English classes working towards the Cambridge qualifications of Starters, Movers and Flyers, PET and eventually, First Certificate. These qualifications are internationally recognised and at the higher levels, are passports to many univerisities worldwide.
Cambridge Young Learners English Tests (also known as YLE) is one of the tests targeted at children aged between seven and fourteen. It is a series of fun, motivating English language tests, aimed at children in primary and lower-secondary education.
'Young Learners Examinations' have three different levels: Starters - Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Movers - Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Flyers - Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Each year we run 30 weekly sessions for our students and their key components include: Vocabulary, Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Art, Songs and Fun activities
Your child will be placed in a small group, not necessarily of their own age but of a similar academic ability. This offers the child a far greater opportunity of rapid progression within the school year.
We appreciate that not all children learn at the same speed. Should any experience difficulty or, conversly, excel (shown in our continuous evaluations), we will not hesitate to offer that child a place within a more suitable group.
PROGRAMME: Our teaching staff are native English speakers with Either Degrees in Education and/or TEFL qualifications (teaching English as a foreign language).

Every Saturday students will enjoy three classes of English and one Art activity in English
To guarantee your place for 2016/17 please complete and forward the application form with the matriculation fee.
Come along and join us in this learning experience!
Our teaching staff work together as a team and always put your child's needs first. We are available to chat with you after our school day at 1.00PM.
Please telephone 928 81 00 85 to make an appointment

CONTACT: Please for further information, contact us on: 928 81 00 85 or send us an e-mail to:
info@thebritishschoollanzarote.com
Cambridge English Preliminary for Schools enables our teachers to:
Prove students have practical English for everyday use
Offer students a qualification specifically designed for them.
Trust a high-quality test that is fair to everyone
Choose where, when and how you take the exam
Take pride in a certificate that is accepted globally
Get lots of support to help you achieve success

Common reference levels
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) plays a central role in language and education policy worldwide. It has growing relevance for language testers and examination boards, helping to define language proficiency levels and interpret language qualifications.

The CEFR describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing (learners, teachers, teacher trainers, etc.) to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare qualifications and see how they relate to exams they already know in their own country.

Who accepts Cambridge English exams?
Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 15,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Our exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.
Cambridge Young Learners English Tests (also known as YLE) is one of the tests targeted at children aged between seven and fourteen. It is a series of fun, motivating English language tests, aimed at children in primary and lower-secondary education.
'Young Learners Examinations' have three different levels: Starters - Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Movers - Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Flyers - Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

At each level, the examination is divided into three different sections.
The first is Reading and Writing, the second is Listening and the third is Speaking. For each section, candidates can score a maximum of five "shields". Ten or more of these shields will indicate that the student is likely to be ready to pass on to the next level examination.
The division of levels is according to ability, rather than age. Therefore, it is possible for an exceptionally bright six-year old child to acquire the full marks (all fifteen "shields") in the Flyers Exam.

Successful candidates who have reached the acquired level (or have gained a minimum of 10 shields in Flyers) can continue with Saturday School attending a 2 year course in Preliminary English ( B1),
PET (B1): Practical English for everyday use
Cambridge English Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, shows that a student can understand and communicate using everyday written and spoken English.
Cambridge English Preliminary for Schools is an intermediate level qualification.

At this stage the student will show that he or she;
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools enables our teachers to:
Prove students have practical English for everyday use
Offer students a qualification specifically designed for them
Trust a high-quality test that is fair to everyone
Offer your students globally accepted certificates
Get lots of support to help students achieve success
It is hoped that in September 2017 we will extend our Cambridge levels to include First Certificate (B2)

Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It proves you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes.

First Certificate for Schools ( B2 ) Upper intermediate

At this stage the student will show that he or she;

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.