What to expect during your lessons

“Improve your fluency and conversational skills and build your confidence with English”

Lesson timings vary per package, but all are delivered to a high standard and motivate learning through fun and dynamic materials.

Every student receives an end of course certificate and guidance on continuing learning after leaving Mountlands.

We’ve added some information about our classes to the tabs below. If your question isn’t answered here, please get in touch.

Class levels

Students are placed by age and ability to a maximum of 15 in each class.

Levels are determined by an online test which is sent to students prior to arrival.

In low season, when we do not have a full class, you may be in a mixed ability group – however, please be assured that our teachers are fully qualified to ensure all students can learn and progress.

Ages

During the summer, we accept students aged 12-17 on our multinational Summer School programme.  If you are coming in a closed group, we accept students from 9-99!

Syllabus Overview

Mountlandsprogrammes for juniors are designed to challenge and motivate students to develop their English language skills in a creative environment.

The Mountlands’ programmes are topic based and adopt an integrated skills approach. Students will generally follow a different topic each lesson at an appropriate level. This ensures that whether a student is at Mountlands for 1, 2 or 3 or weeks, they will follow new material.

Classroom activities focus on developing practical speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as boosting each learner’s range of vocabulary. Appropriate English language teaching materials will be selected for each skill using materials from the teachers’ resources centre. However, the programme is very student-centred and a great deal of the language is student-generated.

Key features of the Mountlands School Programme:

  • Lessons based on teenage topics of interest

  • Integrated skills-based syllabus

  • Many activity based tasks + project work to engage students throughout their course

  • Vocabulary boosting activities and study strategies

  • Functional, practical language tasks

  • Pronunciation activities integrated into the lessons

  • ‘Grammar under the radar’ – you won’t learn long lists of grammar rules (and exceptions!); instead the grammar will form a natural part of the learning process.