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HOME FUN

Home fun is essential if the term’s syllabus is to be adequately covered. After the first week, children are given home fun, parents/ Guardians are expected to expect to ensure that home fun is done and communication books signed.

CLASS AVAILABLE / AGE

  • Crèche (Day care): 1 month- 1 year and 5 months.
  • Early learning: 1 year, 6 months – 3 years.
  • Nursery 1: 3- 4 years.
  • Nursery 2: 4- 5 years.
  • Basic 1: 6 years
  • Basic 2: 7 years
  • Basic 3: 8 years
  • Basic 4: 9 years
  • Basic 5: 10 years
  • Basic 6: 11 years

English Studies

It is hard to imagine the modern world without the English language. It is in the top three of the most spoken languages in the world. English has become the lingua franca of travel, business, and international communications. In fact, Nigeria is ranked 4th among countries with the highest population of English speakers. But how important is English for us?

 

Nigeria is a country where different cultures and ethnic groups are mixed. There is a variety of tribes and each of them have their native languages. So how can people understand each other if the languages are so different? Here is where English comes in. It became the language of corporate environments such as Airports, School, Post Offices, etc. English has become a way to connect with each other even when you are from different ethnicity. But what is the importance of English language for students?

 

8 Benefits of Learning English

 

Benefit #1: Improve and widen employment opportunities

As the primary language of communication across the globe, proficiency in English is a highly sought-after skill in the international workplace and one of the benefits of learning English is therefore that it significantly boosts your job opportunities.

Job applicants with fluency in English on their CV/resumé are statistically proven to have increased hiring potential. This may prove especially important in 2021 as many countries experience economic downturn and unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also widely recognized that those with second language fluency, whether they are bilingual or have studied a foreign language, can generally expect a higher salary (up to 10% – 15%) than those without.

It’s worth noting that some global professions have a particular need for English speakers, given that the main language within them – and global communication conducted within their communities – is English.

The business world and international trade are, of course, known for their use of English, and English has, for example, also become the international language of science and medicine since the mid-20th century. English is also the main language of the internet. An estimated 565 million people use the internet every day, and an estimated 55.5% of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in the English language.

American companies such as IBM, Microsoft and other tech pioneers were the ones who invented the first programming languages, and English is still the most widely used and therefore most important language in the world of programming and coding.

Benefit #2: Explore the world with confidence

 

Knowledge of English equips you with the tools to travel and communicate more effectively in so many parts of the world, which, in turn, allows to you to explore and travel more confidently and to learn more about the countries and cultures you visit.

Benefit #3: Access world-class education systems and establishments

Another reason to study English is the access it can give you to some of the best education systems and institutes in the world.

Many of the world’s best universities are either situated in the UK and the USA, or use English as the main language for their courses, and English skills are therefore key when it comes to applying.

If you aspire to study at an English-speaking university, including the likes of Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge or MIT, then achieving English proficiency is essential.

Benefit #4: Increase your cognitive ability (aka, brain power!)

Learning a second language is proven to be one of the best ways to keep your brain challenged and active. Studies have shown that the brain undergoes changes in electrical activity and even structure and size while learning another language; changes which do not occur when learning any other type of task or skill.

It is now known that people who speak more than one language fluently have better memories and are more cognitively creative than those who don’t, and in addition, studies suggest that the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed later for bilinguals than for monolinguals, meaning that knowledge of a second language can help us to stay mentally healthy for longer.

Benefit #5: Start a life in an English-speaking country

Another benefit of learning English is that it can offer you the chance to move to an English-speaking country. Often, to become a citizen in an English-speaking country, you must achieve a certain level of English proficiency.

Speaking and understanding English will also improve your chances of finding employment, and will help you converse and communicate successfully with those around you – whether it’s at the supermarket, the doctors, or with new friends and neighbours.

Benefit #6: Improve communication skills

When you learn English as a second language, you are also learning new ways to think and express yourself both verbally and through the written word.

Learning multiple languages can help you communicate more clearly in any language as you learn more about how language itself works and how to use it to communicate with others in all kinds of social, educational and professional settings.

Benefit #7: Open up a world of entertainment and popular culture

Many of the world’s most iconic film and TV shows have been produced in the English language, much of it in Hollywood, and English fluency will offer you the chance to enjoy and appreciate them in their original form — either with or without subtitles.

The same applies to literature, and with so many world-famous works produced originally in the English language, you will have endless options to enjoy. From JK Rowling to Shakespeare, there is something to suit all tastes!

Watching and reading English language media will also enhance your language skills, in particular your listening skills and reading skills. Familiarity with this type of world-famous pop culture will open up endless topics of conversation when you come to practicing your speaking skills too!

Benefit #8: Improve your confidence

Being able to speak a foreign language is a sought-after and much admired skill, no matter what your motivation for learning. A final benefit of learning English, or any other foreign language, therefore, is the pride and self confidence that comes with knowing your language skills can help you work and travel in different parts of the world, and communicate with people from all kinds of cultures and backgrounds.

Self-confidence can take you far in the world of today, and mastering a new and useful language will certainly help you achieve it.

 

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SUBJECTS

NURSERY

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Rhyme
  • Phonics
  • Creative Arts/ Coloring
  • General science
  • Handwriting
  • Social Habits
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Christian Religious Studies

BASIC

  • Mathematics
  • English Studies
  • Basic Science and Technology
  • Pre- Vocational
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • National Value
  • Computer/ ICT
  • Phonics/ Diction
  • Creative Arts
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • French
  • Vocational Aptitude
  • Literature
  • Dictation/ spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Music
  • History

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