Our Teaching Methods
How we teach English
At Castle School, we know that every part of your English adventure is important. Our English courses in Brighton use modern teaching methods.
We encourage you to learn through communication. Our curriculum is designed to meet your needs and expectations. It is based on many years of experience and research from around the world.
Every English lesson will lead to an important learning outcome. Your friendly and professional teachers will use topics that are designed to make conversation. You will have the opportunity to discuss things with your classmates.
The conversations on your English course give you important speaking and listening practice. These converstaions can be very interesting. You can learn about the different cultures of your classmates!
You will be a part of class discussions. You will work in small groups and individually. This will help you discover new vocabulary and increase your knowledge of grammar and use of English. Class discussions will develop your skills in speaking, listening. Your level of English will improve!
Reach your goals
Our mission at Castle School is 'Helping students achieve their goals in the international community'. Your journey with us will build your communication skills. Our English courses will help you get closer to better opportunities and life experiences.
Castle School’s curriculum is designed to meet your needs and expectations. It is based on many years of experience and research from around the world.
The Academic Managers work hard. Their job is to ensure the consistent and high quality delivery of our English courses. They are usually at the school providing support and monitoring. They can be available if students want to speak to them.
Ongoing assessment and support
You start your course with the accurate Castle school placement test. During your course your progress is continually assessed, monitored and supported. You are given regular progress tests to check we are supporting your English learning. Each student studying on English courses for 4 weeks or more will receive an individual and private tutorial with their teacher. Castle School tutorials are a good opportunity for you and your teacher to look at your progress. Your teacher can make sure that your educational needs are being met in the classroom. Tutorials are also a chance for you to talk about any feelings you may have about your lessons and the school.
At Castle School, we believe in giving you the knowledge and skills need to do well both academically and professionally. We believe in giving you careful support during your English courses.
Quality of Teaching
At Castle School, our teachers are continually monitored and supported. We ensure the quality of their teaching meets our high standards. Teachers are assessed by observation, and monitored using regular student feedback. We run professional development courses through the year. Many of our teachers attend training events in London and Brighton.
Our teachers are very supportive. They understand that all students are different and have different needs. They are interested in your happiness in the classroom. They are also interested in your experience in Brighton generally. They will be happy to talk to you about any concerns you have. They will help you whenever possible.
You learn faster when you are feeling happy, comfortable and relaxed! This is why we are very careful to give you a safe, friendly and supportive environment. With kindness and respect you can enjoy practising your English with confidence.
Student satisfaction is the reason we are here. We believe in exceeding your expectations. We collect and monitor student feedback continually. We use student questionnaires and our Tutorials every month of the year. If we get feedback that is less than perfect, we will take immediate action to correct the situation.
We encourage you to speak English as much as possible (and not your own language). This is why we are careful with the mix of nationalities we have in our classes. We try not to have too many students in a class from any one country. On our English courses you can be sure of meeting people from around the world.
We believe you will learn more if you feel safe and secure. We use teaching methods that create a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will feel comfortable with your classmates and teacher. You will feel confident using your English and speaking with people.