Neurodidactics on a flying carpet

  The brain and a mischievous teddy bear   To begin with, let’s take a look at the most complex system in the universe: the human brain – a priceless treasure which has been given to every one of us by Mother Nature. Did you know that when you are awake your...

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When noise does not equal chaos.

Seize the joy Surely you know the aphorism carpe diem – seize the day, seize the moment. It is a guiding light for people who want to live their lives to the fullest. What about a maxim for those who dream of accompanying children on their journey of harmonious...

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Online in the times of COVID-19, or what we learned in 2020.

Online courses for… pre-schoolers? Is it even possible? When in March it turned out that teaching in the classroom or via the internet is no longer a matter of a personal decision, and that we are all subject to sanitary restrictions, many language schools panicked....

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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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