Classes for native English speakers

JITTERBUGS for native and non-native English speakers

15 months – P3 with parent or caregiver

Mothers, fathers or caregivers join their child in their first steps in English, participating alongside their little one, in this playful, dynamic program. Each class is based on a specific theme tailored to the interests of this exploratory age, inviting children to freely explore the English language in a natural way. Activities include music, movement, storytelling, nursery rhymes and art. Move and groove, get messy and enjoy this time together!
This program is open to both native English speaking and non-English speaking kids and adults.

Monday: 11-12h (15m – 2.5 yrs) + 17-18h (18m – 3 yrs)
Tuesday: 17-18h (18m – 3 yrs)
Wednesday: 11-12h (15m – 2.5 yrs)
Friday: 18h-19h (18m – 3 yrs)
Saturday: 11h-13h (Family Saturdays, 3rd Saturday of every month)

LITTLE FACES for Native English speakers
4-7 years-old

Let your imagination run wild! This is a creative arts program for children ages 4 to 7, providing an English-speaking environment for kids to explore self-expression through various fine art mediums, games, stories and activities. The classes are designed for children to deepen their English language abilities, offering a space to speak, interact and have oodles of fun with other native English speaking children and teachers. The classes are small, allowing students to receive the personalized attention of native English speaking teachers who work with them on all aspects of the English language.

Tuesday: 17.45-19h
Saturday: 11h – 13h (2nd + 4th Saturday of every month) 

LITTLE ACTORS for Native English speakers

2nd – 6th grade

A speaking-focused class where theatre and movement inspire students to use English as a tool for creative expression. During the class we develop stories, play fun theatre games in wacky costumes, and use puppets in an English-immersion environment. Role-playing games and team story building stimulates students’ imaginations and inspire kids to explore their creativity and self-expression in English. This program gives students the opportunity to interact and play with other native English-speaking children and teachers. In this program the Little Actors also work on their writing and reading skills, as they dream up, develop and write their own scripts.

Friday: 18h – 19.15
Saturday: 11h – 13h (2nd + 4th Saturday of every month) 

13 – 17 years-old

This program is designed for teenagers who want to develop their theatre skills in English and make new friends. During the class we develop stories and work on skits that allow the students to use their English in an environment of creative expression. We will develop scripts, play theatre games, work on specific theatre techniques and prepare shows in a dynamic, English-immersion environment.

This class is an opportunity for students to develop both their language and theatre skills. Plus, we have a blast!

Tuesday: 19.15-20.30 (native English speaking group)
 19.15-20.30 (learners of English group)

CREATIVE WRITING FOR KIDS for Native English speakers
1st  –  4th level of ESO

Creative writing is one of the most important skills a child can learn; it stretches their imaginations and offers a positive outlet for self expression. Writing allows children to explore their own identity, fears, hopes and values, as well as helping them to learn empathy. It also develops self-esteem, discipline and persuasiveness, as well as helping children better understand grammar and build their vocabulary. This small, personalized course is offered to children between the ages of 10-14 with a high level of English. Along with writing and editing their own collection of writing, the participants will get experience critiquing other work. The trimester will culminate with a collection of published work (class chapbook), as well as a reading at Collage where the students will have the opportunity to share their work with the community.  Max. 6 students.

Fridays: 16.30-17.45

12-15 years-old
*open to native and non-native English speaking teens

Everyone has something they are passionate about, and this class is about focusing on how we can explore, harness and develop these passions to grow into something bigger. Over the course of the year the students will discover and explore their passions, deepen their knowledge and expertise, and then learn how to share these passions with others.
From creating a unique app, writing a cookbook, building furniture or writing a business plan for a new concept store, our passions are broad and capable of taking us many places.
Over the course of the year, each student will complete a project that will include researching, writing, creating, and of course, sharing. At the end of the year there will be a final celebration where we will present these projects to our families, friends, the Collage community, and beyond.

Monday: 19.20-20.35

16-18 years-old
*open to native and non-native English speaking teens

Build your portfolio and learn to discuss art in English in this Visual Arts portfolio development workshop.

A weekly workshop led by local artist Mike Haas where students will learn how to harness their technical and creative ability to build a complete visual arts portfolio. Over the course of the workshop, students will develop the skills, as well as the vocabulary, necessary to develop their own artistic voice as they prepare to enter the wider art world. This workshop is ideal for young artists who are looking for help taking the next step in their artistic career, and for those who want to expand their ability to be able to talk about their art, and art in general, in English.

Thursday: 19.15-20.30
Friday: 16.30-17.45