Still don’t know about the English classes that make us stand out?
- Conversation-based classes in small groups
- For all levels and ages
- Exclusive method
- Native-speaking teachers: rotation from class to class
- Range of class options: standard classes, intensives or one-to-ones
- Centres in Madrid, Valencia and Zaragoza
Who they’re aimed at
You’re probably wondering who our classes are aimed at. Are they just for students who’ve already got a basic knowledge of English? The answer is, absolutely not! We’ve got students starting from level zero who have never studied English before. In fact, our method is aimed at all types of learners, from absolute beginners to people with a C2 who don’t want to lose contact with the language.
What’s more, at Number 16 you’re free to decide exactly how much time you want to invest in learning English. 1, 2 or 3 days a week – or you could even do an intensive course!
september to July: Join whenever you want!
all year round: Not just in summer!
Tailored to your needs!
If you’re wondering what our classes are like, the first thing you should know is that we’ve got our own exclusive method, developed in-house by our linguistics department. The Number 16 Method is designed so that you’ll learn English in half the time of a traditional method.
Our learning system is conversation-based, and it’s structured strategically in 16 levels through which students advance step by step whilst perfecting their phonetics, pronunciation and grammar. Along the way, you’ll gain speaking fluency and the ability to understand any variety of English, whether you’re speaking to an Irish person or an Australian.
In each lesson, you’ll reinforce what you learned in the previous class, and you’ll learn new grammar and vocabulary in a solid and well-grounded way. Grammar explanations are light and student-friendly. Our method inverts the traditional learning process: rather than getting bogged down in theory, you’ll learn to speak and understand from day one. After all, that’s how we learn our native language – right?
The success of our method wouldn’t be possible without the work of our highly-skilled teaching staff:
- All teachers are native English speakers
- Qualified English teachers trained in our schools
- Diverse team from 9 different English-speaking countries
- Variety of accents to help you develop natural pronunciation in a multicultural setting
- System of quality control and evaluation
Regular ongoing training
This is what our English classes are like
In our classes we need you to be 100% involved. You’ll need to participate actively rather than sitting and listening – so no hiding behind your book and hoping the teacher won’t notice you! Instead, our classes put you in the driver’s seat, so you can gain confidence and fluency by interacting in English and explaining your ideas. Classes are limited to 9 students per group to make sure that everyone has plenty of opportunities to take part. And the teacher will act as a kind of orchestra conductor, guiding you through a natural-feeling but carefully structured conversation that’s designed to broaden your vocabulary and grammar knowledge one step at a time.
Our dynamic teaching style ensures that you’ll advance quickly, noticing improvements in your pronunciation and listening comprehension from the very first day. But the classes will never feel ‘heavy’ or slow – you’ll be having so much fun, you’ll hardly realise that you’re learning. Promise!
At Number 16, we like to emphasise that our method is based on learning rather than ‘teaching’. The student takes charge of their own progress, and sets their own goals. The teacher’s role is simply to make the journey easy and fun.
Rotation of teachers
Our native-speaking teachers are kept on weekly rotation. Why? Because this way we can guarantee that our students familiarise themselves with all the different accents they’re likely to come across in the English-speaking world. English is a global language, and this brings with it a unique range of challenges. For example, if you spend all your time studying ‘the Queen’s English’, you may find that on a trip to Ireland you can’t understand a word of what the locals are saying!
Sorry, but that’s just what languages are like! Still, at Number 16 you’re in the right place to learn the real-life, global English that’s spoken on the streets of English-speaking countries – an English that will help you break through any future barriers in your personal and professional life.