institutions  
ack language school
 
   
A BRIEF HISTORY

Being the oldest and the most authentic language school in Nairobi, Kenya; the school was established in 1965 by the Church Missionary Society [C.M.S] of England. It was mainly for the benefit of missionaries coming to Africa with a need to learn the local languages. It was rapidly expanded to meet the needs of Voluntary agencies [NGOS], church workers of various denomination and individual persons wishing to exploit its facilities for language study.

OUR OBJECTIVES .


We seek to serve A.C.K by preparation of her expatriate and local staff for ministry through language study and orientation.
To serve Missionary Societies, and other voluntary agencies through language study and orientation.
To prepare students for admission into English speaking schools, colleges and universities.
To provide teaching facilities for other persons not falling in the above categories.
To prepare students for the IELTS for study in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.


PHYSICAL LOCATION
Located in the heart of the capital city of Nairobi, Upper Hill community, Bishops road; a five minutes drive from the city center, neighboring A.C.K. Guest House.
 
   
COURSES
 
We prepare and are registered as:
 
Pitman Examination Centre

University of Cambridge Local Examination

  Syndicate International Examinations for:
- Certificate in Advanced English
- Certificate in Proficiency in English
- Diploma in Business Studies
- Certificate in English for International Business and Trade
- Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults.
 
   
Courses offered are available for:  

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Diploma and Refresher Courses

 
English
  IELTS and Pitman Examination; a course for children 6-14 years in English Language, Mathematics and Science, etc
geared towards orientation in Kenyan School System.
   
Foreign Languages
  Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean,etc.
   
Sign Languages
  Arabic, Kenyan and American Sign Languages
   
Kiswahili
   
Vernaculars
  Kikuyu, Dholuo, Luhyia, Kalenjin, Kikamba, Kimaasai, Kimeru and other Kenyan local languages.
   
Universities Semester Programme in Africa
  (Direct method and (C.L.L) community language learning method applied).
   
Extra mural classes
  At home and/or in the office as shall be convenient with both the student and the teacher.
   
Translations
   
Holiday Tuition
  For both primary and secondary students in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
   
 
TERM SESSIONS  

Learning runs through the year, with 3 main sessions( terms) for full-time classes. A full time class is a 14-week session consisting of 10-15 students in a class. These classes are in different levels i.e. Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and Diploma levels.

The term sessions are as follows:

.- January-April (14 weeks)

- May –July (14 weeks)

- September-December (14 weeks)

 
   
Classes are held for:  
Full-time course - Five hours in class, 9.00 am - 4.00 p.m
Part-time course - At your own convenience. (Before, during and after office hours)
 
   
STUDENTS  

We have an average of 80 students in a term on a full time basis and about 40 students on private and part time basis with the number rising rapidly. Part time and private sessions are arranged according to the needs of the learner.

The school has seen through its doors a great number of beneficiaries over the years. Having a multi-cultural set up of the student body ranging from Kenyans, different African nationalities, Asians, Europeans and American students; it has had about 370 students every year.

 
   
STAFF  
The school boasts of a qualified self-motivated and experienced staff.Some of our members having more than twenty years of the experience in their lines of duty.

It consists of tutors on full time basis and additional consulting members assisting in various areas.
 
   
   
OUR ADDRESS

Bishop's Road, off Ngong Road (opp. NSSF Building)
P.O. Box 47429, Nairobi, KENYA
Tel. +254-20-2721893/ 2716694
Fax. +254-20-2714750/ 2718442
E-mail: acklanguageschool@ackenya.org
 
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