English Classes

Lessons are offered to fluent English speaking children between approximately five years and ten years old. Experienced teachers who speak English as their native language lead small groups (max 10 children) which are divided by age and ability. The classes are divided into four groups beginning with Class 1 (5-6 year olds), Class 2 (6-7 year olds), Class 3 (7-8 year olds) and Class 4 (8 years and above).

The classes are taught in English and use the Jolly Phonics and GINN reading programs. The students begin by learning phonics, basic reading & writing, speaking and listening. As they advance, they concentrate more on spelling, grammar, reading and creative writing. Homework is assigned every week and an English library is available for the children to borrow books for reading at home.

English classes are held on Tuesday afternoons in the Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt. Classes 1 and 2 are held between 2pm and 3.30pm and Classes 3 and 4 are held between 3.30pm and 5pm. Classes follow the Hessen German School plan for holidays.

For more information regarding these classes, please contact the English Classes Rep.

For those children who attend school, the English classes are considered part of a bilingual programme. As such evaluations are sent to these students’ schools for inclusion in their school reports.

 

Pre-School Group

Our pre-school group meets on Monday afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. This group is intended for children between the age of 3 and 5, who already have a good understanding of the English language.

The purpose of the group is to encourage the children’s communication and interactive skills in a small group of up to 10 children.

For every session our group leader picks a theme and organizes an activity to match. Quite often these activities are seasonal and the children for example use autumn leaves and chestnuts, or create lovely Christmas decorations.

After this the children have some juice and biscuits together and can talk about the things they have created. Then they have time to play together, or maybe choose a game. Towards to end of the session a book is read to the children (often matching the theme) and they sing a song together.

The parents do not usually stay for the session, but there is a parent rota system to help the group leader with the preparation of the activities and the handing out of the biscuits and juice.

The pre-school group encourages the children to use their English, whilst having fun at the same time. The group meets at Heinrichstr. 33 in Darmstadt.

If you are interested in this group, please contact the group rep for further details.

Baby and Toddler Group Mornings

Currently we only meet on Tuesday afternoons (see Baby and Toddler Group Afternoons)