Our Bilingual English course will continue after the summer vacation at the usual time on Wednesday afternoon. This program has been designed to accommodate the needs of English-speaking children nine to thirteen attending Swiss schools. The class begins at 14:30 with an optional writing period lasting until 16:30. During this time students can write their own stories that I will help them with as needed. Tutorat Ägeri has already published one book of stories written by participants in the Bilingual English program, and we are prepared to publish another one as soon as we have enough material.
At 15:30 the writing period ends, and the regular class begins. The class consists of the reading of adult-level texts concerning historical or cultural subjects that interest the students. This work is designed to improve both their vocabularies and their reading abilities. Appropriate grammar exercises for native-speakers will also be done as necessary. The class usually ends with a video presentation in English that is related to the texts read at the beginning of the class. Blingual English ends just before 17:00.
I want to emphasize that this course has been designed to be fun for the students and to help them maintain their English skills at a level appropriate to or even beyond those of their age group. Charles Hohmann and I both look forward to having your sons and daughters in our Bilingual English course.