- The Acorn Institute: English Language School
The Acorn Institute: English Language School
The Acorn Institute: English Language School is located beautiful Grahamstown, South Africa. We offer excellent English language teaching in classes with a maximum of six students in them. We take an interest in you and your progress.
Our rates are very affordable.
Our hope is that our students will fall in love with the beauty of South Africa and enjoy the hospitality and warmth of her people while they learn English.
On arrival at the Acorn Institute English Language School each student will complete a placement assessment which plots his or her proficiency in each of the four key language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This assessment includes a written test and an interview. We use the assessment to ensure that students are placed in the proficiency level group which will best meet their needs.
The Acorn Institute offers tuition at five proficiency levels: Elementary, Pre intermediate, Intermediate, Post intermediate, and Advanced.
Students can focus on Business English, preparation for exams and general English.
Course materials are supplemented with teacher-developed activities, internet resources, and interactive games as well as language input related to excursions. Our students’ goals and personal interests remain central to our lesson planning.
Our teaching approach emphasises spoken interaction, making learning easier, faster and more fun. At the Acorn Institute we strive to create a warm, homely environment in which students are willing to risk and practise emerging language skills. By practising day-to-day conversation our students’ vocabulary and understanding of English is enhanced. They soon learn the language and skills that they need in order to extend their range of communicative competencies.
We are fortunate to have access to top quality teachers who have experience teaching English in various places around the world including Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. All our teachers are university graduates and have TEFL qualifications.
Grahamstown offers a wide range of quality accommodation from hotels, to B&Bs, guest houses and backpackers. We can help you find something that will meet your budget and needs. Grahamstown is a small community with a big heart and we know all of the owners of our recommended B&Bs, hotels and backpackers personally.
However, we recommend that students enhance their language learning experience by staying with a local English-speaking family. Homestays offer comfortable accommodation in a private room in a family home. Meals are provided by and shared with the family. All homestay accommodation is inspected and approved by the Acorn Institute and will be arranged prior to students’ arrival. Students can choose to stay alone with a family or share a room with a friend.
Our excursion programme is an integral part of the Acorn Institute’s approach to English language teaching. We believe that students learn best in a relaxed environment, when they are enjoying themselves. It is also in such a context that they will have opportunities to enrich their vocabulary and practise their developing language skills.
Language teachers accompany students on all excursions to make the most of moment by moment learning opportunities.
The Acorn Institute: English Language School Programs
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