Parents

My child refuses to go to English classes…

Often after a winter break, a holiday season, during periods of particularly cold, gloomy weather or on days when white, sparkling snow seems just perfect for outdoor activities, children attending afternoon language courses start to rebel and refuse to go to classes....

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How often should children’s language classes be held?

As a language school manager I’m constantly approached by busy parents who would prefer their children to have no more than one language class per week. I consistently refuse, as both my personal experience and scientifically proven evidence (which I will refer to...

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What is global reading?

Every mum and every dad has likely come across a situation where their preschooler has “read” the name of their favourite toy, chocolate bar or chewy sweets. But is it possible to reasonably talk about “reading” in the case of a child who cannot yet recognise letters?...

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How to evaluate language progress in preschoolers?

What is the right approach to language progress assessment in preschoolers? Should we use smileys, little “sun” stickers or traditional grades? Or maybe we should opt for descriptive assessment (in the form of verbal feedback, as preschoolers are not yet able to...

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Two-year-olds learn a language and grown-ups get frustrated.

All right, so our two-year-old attends a language course. We drive our child to classes regularly, we ask the teacher about progress, sometimes we are concerned with the slow rate of language acquisition and at times we even wonder if this actually makes any sense...

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