Junior English (4 to 6 years old)
The Cambridge Junior English (JE) course is specifically designed for children who:
- may be attending nursery schools or kindergartens
- may have had some exposure to English
- may have not yet started compulsory schooling
- may not have started to read
- may be absolute beginners
The Junior English course is available at two levels for pre-schoolers:
- Junior English (JE) 1 (age 4 – 5 years)
- Junior English (JE) 2 (age 5 – 6 years)
The course adapts a carefully planned syllabus that encourages effective and affective language learning. Topic coverage and activities are strategically chosen on the basis of children’s development ranging from the familiar (self, home, school) to the outside world.
The syllabus includes:
- Phonics using a multi-sensory approach to develop reading and writing skills.
- A student-centred approach that encourages active participation in every lesson to develop speaking skills.
- The Total Physical Response (TPR) approach to develop listening skills.
Before enrolling, learners are advised to take a learning readiness assessment to determine which course is best-suited to their level of English language proficiency. This test can be taken at any CEFL Centre.
Young Learners English (7 to 12 years old)
The Cambridge YLE courses are fun, encouraging and confidence-building, packed with interesting and stimulating activities. Learners at the Starters level begin by studying simple words and phrases before gradually advancing on to using extended and more challenging language at the Fantastic Flyers level.
The focus of language learning is to acquire all four communication skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, which are emphasized at each level. The courses conclude in a series of assessments from the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests.
The Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) courses are designed for children aged 7 to 12 years.There are three base level courses:
After completing each base level course, young learners will progress on to a corresponding test level course to prepare them for the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests.
There are three test level courses:
- Super Starters
- Mighty Movers
- Fantastic Flyer
Designed to be approachable and highly motivating, the Cambridge YLE Tests are based on topics, activities and language uses which are familiar to all children, regardless of their first language. The syllabus and assessment aims of the Cambridge YLE courses are to give a comprehensive picture of the learners’ overall level of English proficiency.
Every child who sits for all three components of a Cambridge YLE Test is tested at a standard that is recognised internationally and is awarded a certificate that is valid for life. The tests carry no pass or fail grades, making them suitable for children who may not be used to taking examinations.
Learners are advised to first take a placement test to determine which course is appropriate to their level of English language proficiency. The one-hour test can be taken at any CEFL Centre. At the end of the course, they can opt to sit for the appropriate level test from Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations.Click here for Cambridge Young Learners English Test - All About YLE video. For more information, visit www.cambridgeenglish.org.
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