ELC Course Structure and Levels

ELC Course Structure and Overview

The ELC course of study has been designed so that students can enroll during an entire academic year (October through May) within a continuous assessment system. Intensive, 4-week courses are offered in June-July that consolidate and extend students’ learning through theme-based classes and extracurricular activities.

Classes have a limited number of students, are dynamic and encourage active participation.  Students ages 7 and above who have a similar level of proficiency are grouped together to facilitate uniform development of language skills.

Equivalencies between our academic courses and the CEFR levels

General Academic English Program

For children and teens from 3 to 17 years of age, we offer the following types of courses:

  • General Program of yearly academic courses: Courses of a yearly duration divided into trimesters; students learn and progress in developing language skills within an academic context. Each course corresponds to a level of proficiency in language acquisition according to the scale established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). From 3 to 6 years of age, course assignments are made based solely on a child’s age. From 7 years old and above, students are grouped according to their age and range of language proficiencies based on the results of level testing.

  • Extracurricular activities: Extracurricular content-related activities, including Art, Drama, Music, Lego Robotics, etc. that use English as the common language.

  • Summer courses: Activities and intensive courses during the summer months to consolidate and extend language learning.