Welcome to Creativos!
We are a bilingual community based on a multi-cultural thinking approach which is completed with values. We know how important it is to learn a second language nowadays –especially English! We are continually looking for new teaching & learning trends and approaches to make this process easier and enjoyable. Our methodology is based on Stephen Krashen’s Theory of Second Language’s Acquisition Premises.
According to Krashen, “Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language – natural communication – in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding.” Thus, English is spoken anywhere and everywhere at school! We encourage our students to use language in meaningful ways.
Our method is based on the development of five skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking. We develop these skills through different subject areas:
We feature a comprehensive Literature program that helps create an environment in which children can experiment, explore and interact through the use of books, songs, stories and conversations. The program provides comprehensive English Language Development lessons, integrated math, science and social studies for cross-curricular teaching,
An old adage states: “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” The last part of this statement is the essence of inquiry-based learning.
Students’ curiosity is triggered by different elements and guided into inquiring their own knowledge. All the stages are worked both in their native tongue as well as English, in order to link both languages.
The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.
• Writing workshop
Making students aware of their own mistakes and being able to self-correct it’s a huge skill that they’ll use later on. Students are expected to work on a writing workshop 3 times a year, this happens during a whole week where they explore the different aspects of an essay.
Students improve basic writing aspects like spelling and grammar, and develop critical thinking skills while they draft their thoughts.
• Tell me about
Once a year every student must prepare an oral presentation about a personal theme they would like to share to their class. A free theme allows the student to get emotionally involved and twice as committed, they practice speaking in front of an audience which makes them more confident! In higher grades we aim for fluency and pronunciation.
• Family Reading
It is extremely important for children to see their parents get involved in their learning and share educational activities outside of the classroom. Every three months a story is sent home for students to read with their family for two weeks, then they must present a special project about their story.
Having students who are empathetic to other cultures is part of our foundations. Every classroom is assigned a country in which they study every month, at the end of the year we have a global presentation where parents are invited to participate.
Our program also features different educational activities to develop reading skills, emotional intelligence, and values.
The Oxford Tutorial College Certificate is an accredited qualification of achievement and participation in the English language, which allows students to discover their own abilities within a second language.
Join us in our learning quest! We’re looking forward to having you in our community!