LEARNING STRANDS are the consecutive sequence of levels in a student's chosen group format. The school prefixes the dates of defined levels in each strand
Amira's SMALL GROUP programmes have a wide choice of different lesson times, meeting days, lessons per week, in-person or online.
The school's group courses are usually at levels between A1.1 and B2.2, with a special focus on Higher and Advanced French for expats at levels B2.3-C1-C2
You will find fellow students here from all over the world in Amira’s large programme of group courses.
1. Structure of Amira's LEARNING STRANDS
The curriculum is divided into the European levels, each representing a stage of proficiency in the language.
Consecutive levels from one group cycle to the next are planned together in LEARNING STRANDS.
Each strand represents a continuous pathway for learning, ensuring smooth progression from one level to the next.
2. Pre-fixed Dates
By providing the dates for each level in advance, students can plan their learning journey more effectively.
This clarity helps to create certainty about the programme, making it easier for students to schedule their time and align their commitment with their learning goals.
3. Booking for one or multiple levels
Students can book each level separately, providing flexibility to join at an appropriate level based on their skills and needs.
They may choose to continue to the next level or stop at the end of their booking without being committed to complete a strand.
Continuity: By organising the curriculum into LEARNING STRANDS, students can easily move from one level to the next without any gaps in their learning.
Flexibility: Allowing separate bookings enables students to enter the program at the right level for them and proceed at their own pace.
Examples of LEARNING STRANDS:
Strand 1: Daily Intensive
Level A1.1 (Dates: Sep 4 - Sep 21)
Level A1.2 (Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 12)
Level A2.1 (Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 3)
Level A2.2 (Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 23)
Level B1.1 (Dates: Nov 27 - Dec 14)
Level B1.2 (Dates: Jan 15 - Feb 1st)
Level B2.1 (Dates: Feb 5 - Feb 22)
Level B2.2 (Dates: Feb 26 - Mar 14)
After B2.2, the strand starts again at Level A1.1 from Mar 18
Strand 2: Twice Weekly Mon & Wed Evenings
Level B2.1 (Dates:Sep 11 - Nov 20)
Level B2.2 (Dates: Nov 22 - Feb 26)
Level A1.1 (Dates: Feb 28 -May 29)
Students can choose to start at any level within these strands and continue their journey according to their individual needs and progress. This kind of structure emphasizes both the flexibility and continuity that are crucial for effective language learning.
- Amira’s teachers are motivated professionals who have studied and dedicated their careers to teaching French
- Amira’s pedagogical programmes are built around the common framework of levels for language teaching established by the Council of Europe. Here you will find the skills you need.