Academic English
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Academic English

Academic English

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About this course

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. We will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

The overarching aim is to promote high standards of
language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and
written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for
enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic
    conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a
    range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly
    their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations,
    demonstrating to others and participating in debate

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Can I just enroll in a single course? I'm not interested in the entire Specialization.

Yes, you can enroll on a single course.

What is the refund policy?

Any unused lessons would be refunded.

What background knowledge is necessary?

The English Tutor would do the diagnostic assessment and provide the necessary support.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

No, your tutor would agree with you the order of the course.


We understand that we have one hour per subject per week as compared to more than 5 hours per subject at a school. Thus, the curriculum is well structured to accommodate all the important topics. The National Curriculum for English in England is divided into two key stages: Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11). We teach both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and follow the standard National Curriculum. The curriculum aims to develop students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Key Stage 1:

At Key Stage 1, students are introduced to basic language skills such as phonics, reading, writing, and speaking and listening. The topics we cover for Key Stage 1 students include: Phonics and decoding skills Reading comprehension strategies Handwriting and spelling Writing simple sentences and short stories Speaking and listening activities

Key Stage 2:

At Key Stage 2, students continue to develop their language skills and learn more advanced topics such as grammar, punctuation, and creative writing. The topics we cover for Key Stage 2 students include: Reading comprehension strategies for longer texts Grammar and punctuation rules Creative writing techniques such as story structure, character development, and descriptive language Persuasive writing and argumentative writing Public speaking and presentation skills