Special courses at Stratford cater for students’ individual needs. By joining a special course, students can focus their learning on a specific single skill or a pair of skills. These special courses aim to improve students’ fluency and accuracy mainly in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The courses offer enhanced listening and reading comprehension activities to provide greater scaffolding and help prepare students to use higher-level study skills. Additionally, all special courses offer blended learning to motivate students and make classes more interactive and enjoyable.