English mother-Tongue Programmes

 

UK English National Curriculum programmes in Geneva

English for international families

Our programmes are based on the Key stages of the British National Curriculum, combined with international resources and multi-cultural activities, support and discovery.

The aim at Pep English is to broaden linguistic and cultural horizons and encourage curiosity and embrace our similarities and differences as a team.

Together, we are more interesting, creative and stronger.

Pep Pre-school

Ages 3-4

Initiation Pep English programme:

Develop confidence and an instinctive understanding of the English language, including the sounds and fun expressions in context.

We use voice and specific speech formation games and exercises with words, lexical chunks, poems and songs to develop, flow and clarity in oral English expression.

Learning Activity overview:

Arts and crafts, movement games and exercises, poems, rhymes, music, songs and stories.

Indoor and outdoor activities.

Pep Primary School

Phonics

Learning to read and write using phonics in association with the mind & body, activating our senses, enabling each child to develop their individual creativity through learning.

At Pep English we teach phonics in an interactive structured way, using a step-by-step approach starting with the easiest sounds through to the most complex multi-letter sounds. Our approach at Pep English enhances a clear understanding of sound patterns enabling children to speak, read and write with confidence in English. Our aim is to provide our students with a solid backbone in English for life.

Learning for life

Pep English incorporate a wide range of topics to suit all learning styles and interests, including creative, artistic, scientific, geography and cultural related history, current affairs, multi-cultural stories, theatre and public speaking techniques.

Speech development & Pronunciation

Developing the pronunciation of clear sounds, connected speech, and flow using speech development games, poems, tongue twisters.

Learning activity overview:

Arts and crafts, movement games and exercises, poems, rhymes, music, songs and stories. Phonics, sentence structure, reading and writing activities.

Role play, speak out, convince and captivate your audience.

Indoor and outdoor activities.

Pep Key Stage 1 (PKS1)

Ages

4-5 / 6-7

Develop communication skills, clarity and confidence in English

Speech development and flow

Learning to read, spell, and write in English

Learning fun English expressions and grammatical structures.

Pep Key stage 2 (PKS2)

Ages

8-9

10-11

Define communication skills, clarity and confidence in English

Speech development, flow and rapid connected speech.

Reading, spelling, and creative writing in English

Learning fun English idiomatic expressions and precise grammatical structures.

Independent reading- weekly readers to borrow and take home

Final exam: Cambridge exam preparation PET for schools (optional)

 

Pep English - Secondary School English Native programme overview

At Pep English we teach English in an interactive structured way, using a step-by-step approach with a clear learning thread.

Our approach at Pep English enhances a clear understanding of the patterns in English enabling children to speak, read and write with confidence in English. Our aim is to provide our students with a solid backbone in English for life.

Learning for life

Pep English incorporate a wide range of topics to suit all learning styles and interests, including creative, scientific, geography and cultural related history, current affairs, multi-cultural classic readers.

Public speaking techniques for presentations, how to captivate and convince your audience in a positive way. Exploring and experimenting with the art of giving clear instructions and debating with classmates and teachers.

Speech development & Pronunciation

Developing the pronunciation of clear sounds, rapid connected speech and flow using speech development games, poems and tongue twisters.

Learning activity overview:

Reading and writing in both formal and informal. Writing with purpose & effect,  reports, proposals, essays, letters. Interactive learning games.

Role play, speak out, convince and captivate your audience with clarity and purpose.

 

Pep Key stage 3

11-12

12-13

Final exam: Cambridge First certificate for schools, FCE (optional)

 

Pep Key stage 4

14-15

15-16

Final exam: Cambridge Advanced Certificate, CAE or Cambridge Proficiency, CPE (optional)

 

4 During key stage 4 most pupils work towards international qualifications - 

IGCSEs or Cambridge CAE & CPE.

Pep & Go

Preparation for university

The art of formal writing, public speaking preparation, pronunciation exercises for clarity.

Application letter

Essays

Personal statements

Interview preparation

Specific Exam preparation: CAE, CPE, PTE, IELTS, SATS, TOEFL, GMAT, TSA