Back in 2009, when three mums and methodology consultants: Diana Kubica, Magda Duchnik and Ola Komada started to write their first Teddy Eddie book, little did they expect that in a few years their project would give rise to a rapidly growing company: Edu Bears.
What is Edu Bears?
Edu Bears is a platform of innovative education solutions. Our flagship brand is Teddy Eddie, an ambitious method of teaching English to kids aged 2 to 7 tested by more than 20,000 students in over 250 language schools throughout Poland and Czech Republic.
Eddie’s older brother, our rising star Savvy Ed, is a method of teaching English to advanced but still young learners aged 7 to 10.
Additional elements of our platform include the Parent Academy, offering lectures for parents who are committed to the development of their children’s language skills as well as a series of Synergy Garden conferences for teachers, methodology consultants and owners of our accredited centres, organised since 2016.
We always say that our methods are ambitious and original. Ambitious, because no other language courses for children expose young learners to such immensely rich language content or use such clever and subtle ways to cover an extreme variety of vocabulary, sentences and texts: our method for the youngest learners contains 2,000 words used in 100 texts of varying levels of difficulty. And what about older kids? The 3 levels of our Savvy Ed course not only cover, but go well beyond Cambridge English exams requirements: Young Learners (levels Starters, Movers and Flyers).
Original, because our text, illustrations and recordings are intended for kids but are by no means childish, infantile or boring. Quite the opposite! Tried and tested by their target audience (including the authors’ kids) from the very first stages of development, they underwent a rigorous review process. As a result, they always contain a twist or some unexpected element – because today’s kids are anything but boring or average. No other method incorporates rock songs, a flying carpet that makes it “easier” to speak English, or letters from around the world sent by the book’s main character to help improve learners’ intrinsic motivation: “I also want to travel the world and communicate in English!”
Edu Bears currently consists of a small but constantly growing team of creative and passionate people. With the combined enthusiasm of the method’s authors, our company’s employees, owners of accredited centres, teachers and parents of our students, we are able to provide children with the best language education – introducing them into the world of English which never is nor will be a “foreign” language to them. We do believe that in the 21st century this is a cause well worth fighting for. – join us!
We are delighted that apart from ourselves, the authors, and our customers, our methods are also appreciated by external experts! In 2014 the Teddy Eddie method was nominated for the international ELTons Award, given annually by the British Council to recognise the most innovative language courses worldwide. What is more, for several years now the Teddy Eddie method has been endorsed by our brand Ambassador Grzegorz Śpiewak, Ph.D., an undisputed authority in the field of teaching foreign languages.
Edu Bears is a platform of innovative education solutions. Our flagship brand is Teddy Eddie, an ambitious, cheerful and language-rich method of teaching English to kids aged 2 to 7 that has been tested by almost 30,000 little students in over 300 European language schools throughout Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In 2021 we opened our first Accredited Centre in Spain. Eddie’s older brother, Savvy Ed, is a method of teaching English to advanced but still young learners aged 7 to 10. Both courses are closely correlated to the Cambridge YLE exams.
Additional features of our platform include teaching workshops which provide full training for educators in teaching English to the very young, along with ongoing methodological support.
Language school owners and managers can count on extensive business support in the area of building their young learners language course sector. This includes guidance on marketing, sales and customer service.