We have teachers that specialize in children's education, and offer classes for children of all ages. Children's classes are held in areas or rooms separate from adults, so as not to interfere with lessons. For children there are two study options, the private program and the special program Learn_Together. The private program for children entails up to four hours of study daily (we do not recommend more) with a teacher who specializes in children education. There are many methodologies in the teaching of languages, and most are subject to interpretation as far as their benefit is concerned. We have no set curriculum, as each individual has different learning needs, and their own particular strength in picking up a language (e.g. visual learner, audio learner, etc.) Unlike adults, with children it also depends much more on the age and maturity level of the child. What we do is formulate our lesson plans for each individual student, after giving placement tests, both written and spoken. From there we develop a plan of study suitable to each learner. With children, songs, games, and music are incorporated more in the lesson to stimulate interest. Also, children are more often used to fortify their learning through association. For details on the Learn Together program, please see our Special Programs.
Childcare is available for a nominal fee (see Pricelist). All childcare workers are well known to the school and have extensive experience caring for children. Children are taken care of in a safe and secure home. Home stays can be arranged with families who have children around the same age as a student's child. Children under the age of 5 receive a 25% discount in our school lodging (including home stays).
For minors coming to the school - they need written permission - a letter stating that you are his/her parent or legal guardian, having his/her permission to attend CLI as well as giving us permission to secure lodging for him/her. Include the date and your contact information. The letter should be faxed to us a minimum of one week prior to arrival, and the original letter needs to be submitted to the school office upon arrival.