At CAE, we pride ourselves on delivering a wide range of courses but with smaller class sizes. Our students have reported that there are significant upsides to this.
1. Individual attention
Students receive more a personalised focus from the teacher as they learn, whether they are acquiring skills in computing, sewing, music, photography, painting, or interpersonal communication skills. At CAE, everyone gets noticed.
2. More Opportunity to practise
Our language students find that in smaller classes they have more openings to try out their newly acquired vocabulary and to role-play how to ask for directions and order from a menu. In a smaller group, students have more opportunity to participate and their turn comes around sooner, so language learners feel closer to real–life situations and less like a classroom. Likewise, art students and instrumental students find they have much greater opportunities for experimentation and trying out new ideas and skills.
3. Getting to know the other students
With our smaller groups, there is much more chance of interacting with others, so it seems like a workplace team. Students share personal anecdotes and open up about their situations, creating a more supportive learning environment and greater cooperation.
4. Tailored learning plans
In smaller classes, the teacher has an opportunity to design specific pathways of skills acquisition for individual students, especially those who may have some difficulty or learning barrier. While this is possible in larger classes, in a smaller group, there is a greater chance of the teacher dedicating time and effort to tailoring specific learning for individuals.
5. Shared learning culture
In CAE short courses, students’ ideas are shared and can be worked through. Each group develops its own character and skills combination. In this way, we cover more content than bigger classes and our students report that they are enthusiastic about coming back to learn ongoing or complementary skills with members of their learning group.