English Forest School

Your child begins their language journey here

We run weekly 1-2 hour English Forest School sessions in inspiring natural settings that allow for young children to learn English in nature. For 4 to 8 and 8 to 12 year olds. Native level English instruction with qualified guides. Learn through exploration!

How does English Forest School work?

Forest School practices and Bushcraft activities make learning English inspiring.

There is no difference in their minds between exploring in nature and learning English.

Language has a chance to be used in a meaningful and active way. They are doing what they are learning.

following a sequence, a term at a time. Each session has a topic that leads on from the previous session.

Every session has a language learning objective to allow for the children to produce new language.

Children often take handiwork work home so their enthusiasm and learning continues after the class.

We work on the whole child and their role within the group. Sessions are wrapped up with a review of what they learnt and how they felt.

Do you know someone who has been studying English for years but still lacks the confidence to use their skills and communicate effectively? It’s a common experience, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

At 4Elements Galicia, we start with young children, cultivating a positive attitude towards English learning. We believe that by teaching English in harmony with nature, we can foster a sense of freedom and self-confidence that will help learners communicate with ease.

We are... a place where children will learn to communicate in English without inhibition

We are... where children get close to nature and learn to love it

We are not ... an English academy

They love it. They learn

What is Forest School?

for children to play and learn in natural environments due to urbanization and industrialization.

where they engage in hands-on activities such as building, exploring, and playing.

and has since become a well-established educational approach. It has been recognized for its many benefits, including improved physical and mental health, increased confidence, and enhanced social and emotional development.

providing children with opportunities to connect with nature and experience the benefits of hands-on, experiential learning in the great outdoors.

Learning outdoors has numerous benefits:


What about Bushcraft at English Forest School?

At English Forest School, we use Bushcraft as a way to engage older learners. Bushcraft is the art of using the natural environment to meet basic human needs, such as shelter, food, and water. Children aged 8 to12 years are usually fascinated by “survival” and the potential of learning new skills to increase their level of independence (from adult guidance) is perfectly provided for by Bushcraft.

Bushcraft activities include fire building and outdoor cooking, shelter construction, and tool use. By integrating Bushcraft into our Forest School sessions and camps, we provide a unique and valuable experience for older learners that they will carry with them for life.

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