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Learner Independence at Frances King

Learner Independence at Frances King

At Frances King we believe that we should not only give student a great learning and life experience at our schools and in our cities, but also equip students for future learning.

As the Chinese proverb has it, “you give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” 

To help this aim along, we have up-graded our Study guide, which all students will receive in their welcome pack on arrival. The Guide has 3 sections:

  • Study advice on improving language skills, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Reference section including grammatical terms, verb tenses, phonetic symbols and irregular verbs
  • Access guide to online resources for self-study

If you are interested to see a copy, please contact

Other ways we encourage learning outside the classroom are providing really active activity programmes, with daily activities and workshops, setting interesting homework tasks and proving self-study materials at the school.

A new for summer 2019 is “Intensive with Language in Action” – students take a General English course in the morning. In the afternoon they study topics based on life in London or Dublin, such as transport, history food, markets and neighbourhoods and undertake projects bases on the topic. For example they might write a guide, that will be read by future students, about the fascinating local areas where our schools are after research, interviews and walking the streets. Teachers have a wealth of ideas for this new programme.


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