Our group classes are, quite simply, the bee’s knees! At Morris Academy we strive to provide the highest quality English language teaching as possible. That’s why we’re constantly refining and customizing our unique teaching methodology to ensure that our students not only learn, but have lots of fun doing it.
Regular English class groups at Morris Academy are primarily broken down by age and level. This ensures that each group can learn at the same pace. Likewise, our teaching methodology allows us the flexibility to tweak and customize our curriculum for every group whenever necessary.
THE MORRIS METHODOLOGY
LEARNING MADE FUN
Here, learning and having fun go hand in hand. Our professors are energetic, enthusiastic, and know exactly how to make every lesson both entertaining and educational. No textbooks, and no boring lectures.
Every lesson and class that we offer is a fully immersive speaking experience. Once you’ve entered the premises, you must speak English! Of course, we are happy to provide translations of specific words and sentences.
Modern technology plays a very important role here. Every student has access to on-site, state of the art Mac computers pre-loaded with our own proprietary learning management system. Also, all students now have access to our online e-learning platform as well.
Our professors are native speakers and multicultural. Both academies are a mosaic of global decorations, paintings and cultural artifacts. Here at the Morris Academy, we bring the world to the Basque Country, and the Basque Country to the world.
Grade levels: LH 3-4, LH 5-6
Our KIDDIES classes are the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of English.
For the younger classes we mostly focus on vocabulary, forming simple sentences, and expressing ourselves. This is done through a variety of interactive activities and exercises.
For the older kids, we slowly start expanding on broader grammar topics in a totally accessible way. By the time they reach DBH level, our students are completely prepared for anything they’ll see in school – and more!
Grade levels: DBH 1-2
In our YOUNG LEARNERS groups, we pick up the pace. A wider range of grammar topics are covered, and students continue strengthening their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities with more challenging tasks.
A lot of emphasis is also placed on ensuring that students not only pass their school exams, but achieve the highest mark they possibly can. While our curriculum tends to move faster than their school curriculum, we have the flexibility to go backwards and revise older concepts for exams.
Grade levels: DBH 3-4
At this level, we continue expanding on more complex grammar topics and challenging students even further with respect to reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
The goal with these classes is to serve as a precursor to our First Certificate classes. Some students are able to start with FCE classes after just one year of attending the Pre-FCE class, while others may require more time.
That’s why we place so much importance on being flexible and finding the best level/ class for each and every student.
Grade levels: DBH/Batxi, Adults
We primarily offer exam preparation classes for First Certificate and Advanced. Students in these classes will follow a textbook created and curated in-house by Morris Academy exam experts.
While the predominant goal of these classes is to pass the exam, an direct effect of our methodology is that students also substantially improve their English in all areas. Our teachers are Cambridge Speaking examiners, writing experts, and know all the tricks to help you pass the Reading and Use of English section.
More info on exam prep classes below.