The CLA offer a wide range of chess and language courses at different levels suitable to any learner who wants to improve quickly and efficiently.
Courses are face-to-face or online, one-on-one or in small groups.
We want to keep groups small in order to allow teachers to effectively monitor student progress. One-on-one classes have a tailor-made approach essential to meet each student’s needs, giving them the opportunity to learn competently in a short period of time.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. High-performance training, chess coach training with official FIDE Academy certificate, FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainers’ titles.
Our Chess Courses
focus on promoting intellectual growth that develops cognitive abilities, essential skills for the development of the individual, like increased creativity and critical thinking amongst other skills. For those interested in tournaments, CLA provides specific chess lessons with high attention on opening strategies, analysing the player’s tournament games and preparing an opening repertoire according to his own line. The benefits of chess are vast, varied and well documented. Our chess team include International FIDE Chess Trainers, Masters and Grand Masters. The ‘Steps Method System’ is adopted to teach children how to play chess, incorporated with Russian chess school material and training methodology.
Italian, Spanish, English, French, Russian, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin and more.
Our Language Courses
emphasize practical communication – we want our students to be able to speak and communicate effectively in the language they have chosen. Enhancing speaking and listening skills are the main aspects of each class; however, reading and writing play an integral role in complementing the learning process. All of our teachers are professionally trained to facilitate the students’ language immersion, offering classes which include real life situations and practical scenarios. The goal is to offer an environment that enhances students’ abilities to use the language rather than just gain theoretical knowledge of it.
In addition, the student can join a Language in Context program, which contributes to their learning and skill development using a variety of real life situations.