At Gramacri we believe that all students deserve high-quality education regardless their abilities and disposition. We are here to team up with Secondary schools in order to help them help their pupils. We can guide, challenge and support all your students in any aspect of their language learning. This can be done through online sessions or face-to-face lessons. What you will get from us:
Examination Preparation Courses
We offer GCSE exam preparation courses in Spanish, French, German and Italian which are prepared to match both the Edexcel and AQA examining board specifications, so you can be sure that when your students sit their exam they have been thoroughly prepared.
We can help with:
1. Speaking exams preparation.
2. Speaking and Listening practice with native speakers.
3. Writing and Reading practice (with a wide range of books and resources to choose from our online library).
4. Qualified MFL Teachers and Native Speaking Tutors.
Gramacri is a language school, that offers a wide array of languages to choose from and will help students boost their confidence and grades in the target language. We understand that teaching MFL in schools may be tricky! Some students are just difficult to engage with languages (for numerous reasons); many others instead deserve much more than a ‘normal’ lesson in the classroom to fully develop their great potential. Gramacri can make the difference in both cases! Our qualified teachers and native tutors are specialized in teaching MFL in many different scenarios; they have years of experience and are fully prepared to work and motivate even the most disengaged student in order to put them back on track, as well as developing even further the language skills of the most Gifted & Talented Students. Pupils can learn new topics, revise old ones, practise and improve the 4 language skills (writing, reading, speaking and listening), and be guided through by friendly and qualified teachers. Students using Gramacri make, on average, double the progress of their peers.
Specific Skill Practice
if your students just need to improve on a specific skill (listening – speaking – reading or writing) or practise a specific topic/theme before sitting their exam we can help. Our tutors will focus on the skill/theme which has to be developed through tailored lessons, contents clarifications, and practice, practice practice. We can also help with speaking exam preparation or listening practice; this will minimise the stress of the exams and will improve confidence as well as students’ performance and grades.
Catch Up Classes
Either lower ability students or any other pupils missing many lessons for some reasons may benefit from our catch up language classes to ensure they are put back on track in their learning. The school will give us the topics/contents they have missed out, or they need to improve on, and we will take it from there. Our teachers will plan lessons accordingly, adapting their teaching to respond to the needs of each and every pupil. We teach languages by using engaging lessons, PowerPoints, videos, lyrics and live-conversations in the target language created and delivered by qualified teachers and native speakers giving all your students the time and the attention they deserve in order to fill any gaps in their knowledge.
Gifted & talented students sessions (G&T)
G&T students must be challenged indeed in order to take out their full potential. That is why at Gramacri we believe that they need: less grade-level work, faster-paced lessons, deeper and more advanced content, and opportunities to work with other gifted students. The students choose the topics/skills they want to develop further and in more detail and we can give them lessons, quizzes, tasks and resources based on that. The students can also choose one of our many books from our online library. In addition, we also tend to teach G&T students mostly in the target language to strengthen their skills and create fluency.
Cultural Training & Seminars
We cannot expect love for foreign languages without promoting and teaching our students to love a different Culture. Mastering a new language is not just about learning grammar, vocabulary or communication skills, it is crucial to become familiar with the culture, traditions and values of the country where the target language is spoken.
At Gramacri our tutors are qualified to teach Modern Foreign Languages , however, most of them are also native speakers which means they are familiar with the culture, traditions and customs of the country where the target language is spoken. This is the reason why they deliver high-quality cultural training and seminars about the country where the target language is spoken.
SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities)
Are you providing the best possible academic progress for your SEND learners? Do your teachers have enough time to spend with them? Teaching SEND students to the best of their abilities within overcrowded classes can be tricky! That is why Gramacri can offer personalised language lessons for them based on their special needs. Our SENDco teachers will set up a learning plan, with a range of strategies, that our teachers will implement in order to ensure students with special educational needs can make as good progress as any other student in your school.
This service is offered by Gramacri to keep teachers’ language skills in tip-top shape. We can help your teachers to gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills they need to be able to teach any language confidently. This is for teachers who want to advance their subject knowledge, but also for those teachers who do not teach MFL, but are still interested in developing their language skills.