Teddy Eddie was created by three enthusiastic mums,
who also happen to be founders of language schools, methodologists and teachers of English at the same time.
We are pleased to introduce our very own teddy bear, known as Teddy Eddie. He’s quite a playful bear, and sleeps in a smelly sock. He has encouraged thousands of children to start their English language learning adventure with him. We searched for a long time for a method of teaching preschool-aged children English that would satisfy our high expectations as foreign language specialists, language school managers, and mothers.
As English language methodologists who are passionate about what we do, we have always wanted to take children seriously. We believe very firmly that they have great potential and are able to achieve a lot.
As real mums of young kids we know very well what our children need. For years we have been observing how the child’s world is changing and we know exactly what little kids get excited about these days.
As language school owners and managers, we know that a successful teaching approach must go well beyond purchasing a set of study materials, hiring good teachers, and implementing an efficient system of school administration.
Needless to say, we couldn’t find one teaching programme that would meet all our requirements. So … we resolved to create one ourselves! Naturally, we needed lots of help from a team of great people – designers, musicians, language consultants, methodology advisers, and above all our own children, who proved to be the most brutally sincere reviewers of all our early drafts, activities, and lesson techniques. This is how the Teddy Eddie method, with its four comprehensive study levels, was born.
After a very extensive piloting period in our own language schools, we finally decided to send Eddie out into the world. The method became available under licence and was adopted in towns and cities all around Poland. We are in good relations with all our partner schools and together we make a great big Teddy Eddie family. It’s incredibly satisfying to see a lesson being conducted at the other end of Poland, where the kids are having fun, are truly engaged, and are making visible progress, just as they do in our own schools. Soon Teddy Eddie will be available for language schools in other countries as well.
Please feel free to browse our website and find out about our exciting course features! Best regards,
Diana Kubica, Magdalena Duchnik, Aleksandra Komada
the authors of the method
Meet Teddy Eddie’s three mums
managing language schools. She is the owner of the CLAN CITY English schools in Upper Silesia, Poland. She’s passionate about creating and organizing the reality around her. Diana is the author of a wide range of teaching materials and programmes. She has extensive experience training teachers and methodology advisers. She is the proud mother of Aleks, a keen fan of American TV series, and an urban tourism lover. She lives in Zabrze.
Hyperactive every day – people say that her day lasts 48 hours. She was a managing director of CLAN language schools for over 6 years, currently she manages Edu Bears. Ola dedicated herself to the development of the Teddy Eddie and Savvy Ed franchises, she is the main trainer and methodologist of the company responsible for the products development. She is Zuzia and Emil’s mum but sometimes treats the “bears” as her children, too.