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English Reading & Writing 1 - in Zurich
For Kids 4+yrs

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Reading and Writing 1 - a fun and engaging class in Zürich, designed specifically for English-speaking children aged 4 and above.

This course is the perfect introduction to the world of reading and writing, helping young learners build a strong foundation in English literacy.

English Reading and Writing 1 - For Beginners - in Zurich

Course Overview

In this class, children will embark on an exciting journey to discover the joy of reading and writing. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to make learning enjoyable and accessible for young minds. Through interactive activities, playful exercises, and creative projects, students will develop essential skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Alphabet Familiarity:

    • Recognize all 26 letters of the English alphabet.

    • Understand the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters.

  2. Phonemic Awareness:

    • Identify the sounds that each letter makes.

    • Begin blending sounds to form simple words.

  3. Basic Vocabulary:

    • Learn common sight words and simple vocabulary.

    • Practice reading and recognizing these words in context.

  4. Early Writing Skills:

    • Practice tracing & writing letters

    • Develop fine motor skills through free-hand writing activities and activities that strengthen finger & hand muscles.

  5. Story Time and Comprehension:

    • Listen to engaging stories read aloud.

    • Answer simple questions about the stories to build comprehension skills

Course Activities

  • Alphabet Games: Fun and interactive games to help children learn the letters and their sounds.

  • Phonics Songs: Catchy songs that make learning phonics enjoyable and memorable.

  • Reading Aloud: Group reading sessions to build confidence and fluency.

  • Writing Practice: Hands-on activities to practice writing letters and simple words.

  • Storytelling and Role Play: Creative storytelling sessions to enhance imagination and comprehension.

  • Arts and Crafts: Craft activities that integrate letter and word learning, making education a multi-sensory experience.

 

Teaching Approach

Our teaching approach is child-centered, focusing on the individual needs and learning styles of each student. We believe that learning should be fun and engaging, so we use a variety of teaching methods to keep our young learners motivated and excited about reading and writing. Our experienced and caring native speaker instructors provide plenty of encouragement and positive reinforcement to build each child’s confidence and love for learning.

 

Goals

By the end of this course, children will have a basic understanding of the alphabet, phonics, and early writing skills. They will be able to recognize and write simple words, listen to and comprehend stories, and most importantly, develop a love for reading and writing that will serve as a foundation for their future education.

 

Join us in "Reading and Writing 1 - For Beginners - in Zurich" and watch your child’s literacy skills blossom in a fun and nurturing environment!

 

For children 4+yrs, who want to start reading and writing after the summer holidays:

Wednesdays, 14:45-15:45

Term Start: 21.08.2024

Need to Know:

Important note:

English Reading & Writing Level 1 is a year-long programme.                         

Where possible, it is recommended to start in the Autumn Term/ Term 1.

School Terms:

​Our schedule & holidays follow the Zurich Public School Calendar and our school year is divided into 4 terms.

The tuition fees are billed on a term basis.

Rolling sign up possible, where spots are available, adjusted to starting date.

Tuition Fees:

​Trial Class - 30CHF

​Registration Fee - 80CHF

Autumn term - 315CHF

Winter Term - 630CHF

Spring Term - 360CHF

Summer Term - 450CHF

All resources, materials & supplies are included.

Sibling discount available.

Location:

Group classes are held at:

Academicus

Waffenplatzstrasse 5, 8002 Zurich

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Reading & Writing

The teachers are great. The atmosphere is great. And my kid is actually learning to read and write. So glad we found you- she keeps asking when the next class is on. That’s got to be the best feedback.

— Ben & Emma

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