What is SMART English Junior?
SMART English Junior: Certificate in General English for Secondary is a course with three levels, delivered for four hours a day. Each level is 240 hours of study over 12 weeks and students are eligible for a student pass through the British Council. New registrations are taken every Monday.
SMART English Junior in brief
SMART English Junior will help students with using functional English on a daily basis, as well as prepare them for the academic experience of studying at secondary school in Singapore.
In this course, it will:
- raise students’ English levels through an integrated course-book based syllabus aimed at teens, focusing on listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation
- improve students’ exam skill strategies with regular Aptis for Teens exam preparation study and mock tests
- introduce students to subject-specific English to prepare them for their school study
- task-based projects for the international student-centred classroom e.g. presentations, critical internet research.
Who is SMART English Junior for?
SMART English Junior is an intensive General and Academic English course for students aged 11 to 14 years old, who wish to study at International or government secondary school in Singapore, and for whom English is a foreign language. The three levels cover Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels A1, A2 and B1.
Carefully selected course book series incorporating relevant and motivating content. Our experienced and highly qualified teachers will also supplement the course book with highly engaging materials appropriate to the age and level of the students. Students will also be given guidance and access to online resources to consolidate their learning outside class.
How will the British Council measure my child’s progress?
We will assess students’ Aptis level at the start of the course to gauge which key exam areas to work on during the course, and again at the end of the course to measure their progress. There will also be weekly grammar and vocabulary quizzes to check understanding, and we will write progress reports every four weeks.
How do I register my child?
A British Council administered Aptis for Teens test is required to ensure your child is at the appropriate level for this course. You will receive a comprehensive report following the Aptis test that will show your child’s overall Aptis score, which will also be broken down into in all four skills as well as grammar and vocabulary and provide a clear indication of your child’s level in relation to the internationally recognised CEF Reference for languages. This can be conducted overseas or here at our Napier Road Centre.