Ideally the instuction takes place on a one-to-one basis. Four students can be comfortably tutored in each room.
How many students are in each study room?
To promote confidence for everyday speaking and understanding within the community for both New Canadians, International Learners and Canadians who wish to be more welcoming to Syrian Refugees in our community. We provide a unique service to the Peterborough Community through language.
What is the purpose of the Learning Centre?
Printed materials for fill-in-the-blank lessons as well as for quizes are supplied. This is a typical “Club” Membership format with a monthly membership fee and the opportunity to use the Centre for personal study and instruction.
Weekend and summer outings are a part of the learning component and transportation as well as entrance fees to events are not included.
What is included in the $80 per month fee ?
Does the Learning Centre accomodate Refugees?
Both refugees and current international students have benefitted by being a part of a non formal learning environment where understanding and mentoring form a component of pleasurable and relaxed learning. We have welcomed Trent International students who have completed a Masters Degree and wish to improve pronunciation as well as newcomers to Canada.
From the past year's experience, it appears that confidence levels in language speaking and in cultural awarness have increased significantly due to the mingling of language learners with experienced and knowledgable community volunteers.
What changes do I expect to see?
Arabic teaching takes place two days and one evening per week. English-as-a-second language teaching is offered Monday to Thursday 6 to 9 pm. As the need comes for more day time teaching hours will reflect this.