Little Mountain Learning Academy provides premium after school tutoring services for students of all ages. Our unique curriculum and expert teachers help children build a strong foundation of grammar and conversation skills – plus the advanced critical thinking and analytical abilities they need to succeed at school.
Here are five ways Little Mountain stands out as Vancouver’s leading ESL program:
1. Little Mountain Uses an Enriched, Holistic Learning Model
Little Mountain Learning Academy uses the most progressive and effective practises available in education today. We use a holistic approach to learning, which means that we don’t just focus on basic memorization, rote-learning, and recall. Instead, we engage and motivate our students through exercises that encourage them to think critically and analyze the world around them. We push students to tackle challenging projects that:
• Enrich their vocabulary
• Strengthen their understanding of grammar
• Challenge them to find creative solutions to problems
• Advance their English conversation skills
2. Our Highly Qualified Teachers are Experienced, Caring and Patient
The teachers at Little Mountain are passionate, creative, and highly skilled professionals who excel at maintaining a dynamic and engaging classroom. At Little Mountain Learning Academy, we take English language learning for kids seriously, which is why we employ some of the best instructors in the business.
Our Academic Director, Jacqueline Stewart, is a certified senior English Language Arts teacher who has created lesson plans for schools across the province, country, and around the world – and who has developed Little Mountain’s own cutting-edge enriched ESL programs.
3. Our Customized Learning Programs Cater to ESL Students of All Levels
Little Mountain offers ESL programs for students of all ages and all levels. Our customized approach can help students hone early reading skills, transition out of the ESL stream at school, and even prepare for post-secondary success with our advanced university prep courses.
At Little Mountain, we offer courses at the following levels:
• Early Literacy – Butterfly Stream
This program tackles phonics and early reading at the kindergarten level.
• Academic Enrichment for Young Children – Hare Stream
This program helps primary students improve their spelling, punctuation and grammar.
• ESL Program – Fish Stream
This program a program for beginners that helps students transition out of ESL and perform at grade level.
• Academic Enrichment (Intermediate Level) – Deer Stream
This program helps students working at grade level who want to push themselves to higher academic excellence.
• Academic Enrichment (Advanced Level) – Rooster Stream
This program is for high school students who plan on applying to university and want to develop enhanced English reading, writing and critical thinking skills
4. Little Mountain Uses the Latest Digital Technology to Maximize Learning Potential
Little Mountain’s ESL curriculum combines both modern and traditional teaching methods. We have a wonderful library as well as cutting edge digital resources for our students to use.
For example, we recently put together comprehensive curriculum for the brand new SMRT learning platform, a digital tool that helps ESL students improve their grammar, fluency and related language skills. SMRT is now currently in use by the West Vancouver school district.
5. Little Mountain has High Academic Standards
Our teachers understand the importance of learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We know that challenging our students with engaging projects and stimulating homework is the fastest route to excellent results.
We work closely with parents and students to establish and achieve realistic learning goals.
And these are just some of the reasons Little Mountain Learning Academy is known as the best after school English program in Vancouver!
Are you considering enrolling your child in after school ESL courses? What qualities do you look for in a training program?