Junior and Senior High School students have a unique combination of needs. They are focused on entrance exams and need tools to pass these exams. They also need to continue developing skills which will help them througout their lives. With these needs in mind, Junior and Senior High School classes have a balance of grammar/vocabulary, reading/writing and listening/conversation.
Grammar and vocabulary are an important part of a strong foundation in English, and are also important for the many exams that put so much pressure on students. Reading and listening are also important skills for exams, and give students the skills needed to improve their English on their own. Writing and speaking are the “output” skills which are important skills when using English in daily life. Also, more and more universities have entrance exams which include a writing portion and/or an interview.
My classes will help students improve their all around English ability. A higher English level will help students do better on tests. But the classes are not cram classes exclusively for passing tests.