Han passat més de trenta anys des que caminàvem pels carrers d’Altafulla i el meu marit em va dir: “Algun dia tindràs aquí una escola anomenada The Little School”. Hi ha molts records dels estudiants i les seves famílies, els professors que van ajudar al progrés de l’escola i els molts vídeos que vam fer i les revistes que vam escriure.
L’escola es va traslladar de les seves humils començaments a instal·lacions més grans diverses vegades i els mateixos estudiants van començar a preparar-se els exàmens de Cambridge amb una taxa d’èxit sorprenent.
El personal ha anat i vingut al llarg dels anys, però cada un ha contribuït al creixement constant i la reputació de l’escola.
Un agraïment especial a Joan Ranner, que es va incorporar a l’equip en el 1996 i la seva contribució tant a l’escola com a la vida privada ha estat inestimable.
Les nostres instal·lacions actuals al cor del poble han estat el lloc perfecte durant els últims 20 anys i les cinc aules estan en ús durant tot l’any amb espai per cantar cançons i practicar exàmens i tot el que sigui necessari. Mentre els professors gaudeixen d’un merescut descans, el curs d’estiu em porta cada any als començaments de l’escola – ensenyant a totes les edats i nivells a la meva escola.
Sóc molt afortunada de tenir una feina tan gratificant i un personal tan comprensiu. Gràcies a tots els que han estudiat amb nosaltres al llarg dels anys, als que estan amb nosaltres ara i a tots els que vindran.
Two 50 - minute classes per week (one per week is available for younger children).
Books are used but with a strong emphasis on using English at all times.
Private tuition available for all ages.
Classes from 17.00 - 20.00
Secondary school students / Adults (12 – 18 years / adults)
October to mid-June.
Groups of up to 8 students.
Private tuition for all levels (including revision classes, exam preparation, etc.).
Group classes, using text books, based on improving the 4 basics skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Cambridge PET, First, Advanced and Proficiency groups. These classes are for potential candidates and for those wanting a more challenging course.
Business and specialised English.
Classes from 16.00 - 20.15
The Little School is an official Cambridge Exams Preparation Centre and students of all ages are prepared for international exams such as the Cambridge examinations – Preliminary (B1), First (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficiency ( C2). Levels B1 and B2 in the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework are now required for students who wish to continue or complete their studies at university.
Exam practice, which is an essential part of exam preparation, is available to all students attending classes. This service is also offered to other students for a small charge.
PET to Proficiency
We celebrate the outstanding results achieved by Javier de Higes Casado, Daniel Price Croft, Raquel Agüera Andreu i Alejandro Thérèse Navarro in the Proficiency exam, their last step in their English studies at the Little School. Having started at a youg age and progressed through PET, First and Advanced, they have now reached the highest level offered by Cambridge.
The Little School is a pre-test centre for the Cambridge University Main Suite exams, which are sent to centres around the world to be pre-tested before they are used in live examinations. Students can take these exams at the school free of charge and receive the results from Cambridge three to four weeks later. While no certificate is received, the results give a good indication of the candidates’ performance in the real exam.
Your opinions make us great…
…your first memory of English has to be with “Terry”. We were about five or six students, around seven years old, and our classroom was in Terry’s home. We sang the alphabet, we danced Hokey Pokey and we learned our first words in English. Later on, we moved into a bigger place, a proper school, and more students came in. There, we played shopping, did Halloween and Christmas parties and learned tons and tons of vocabulary, always by playing games. And suddenly, poof! We knew how to express ourselves in English. We didn’t know how we did it, because we have no memory of studying grammar. However, because of Terry’s imagination (and patience) we were the smart children in our English class at school.
We did short films, magazines; we played The London Game and Guess Who. We were first introduced to Cambridge Exams in The Little School, and became experts in those. We practised piles of exams; we perfected our grammar skills, became the champions of Use Of English and geniuses in describing photographs. Step by step, we climbed the Cambridge staircase to achieve our level of proficiency.
Now that we have grown up, we are still those smart children. We are two sisters of 18 and 24; the smaller was encouraged to study English by her older one, but only because the latter was encouraged by Terry. We are a soon-to-be engineer and a translator; one will use English as a useful tool in her career and the other one has made it her career. We wouldn’t watch, read and listen in English without our first day in The Little School. We wouldn’t be in love with English without Terry.
Andrea & Claudia
We are very grateful for your kindness and everthing you have done for us. Our daughter has a good grounding in English thanks to Terry. Best wishes for many years to come and lots of success.
THE PLACE TO GO
I call it “Terry’s school” but The Little School is a team and the place to go to in Altafulla. Combining quality, prestige and a friendly atmosphere isn’t easy but you have achieved it. Congratulations and all the best for many years to come.
WE’RE SO LUCKY!
It gives me great pleasure to say how lucky we are to have Terry’s school for the education of our children.
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