Most families want their kids to learn with native speakers of English. And sometimes in the process we forget to check if they are actual teachers or just native speakers of English.
Have you ever given a thought to whether you could teach your own native language?
Well some of us could, others totally couldn't.
What I'm trying to say is, that before the "native" element, you need to make sure that you are dealing with
All this is sooooo much more important than the accent and the pronunciation of the person teaching your kiddos.
Also, think about this: Who is your kid going to speak English with in the future? People from the UK? People from the US? Well, you don't know for suree, but they will probably speak to people from China, India, Croatia, Brazil, Ireland, with all...
Should you leave your kid alone in an online class?
Most of us have our kids learning online these days.
It's totally normal if you hesitate, whether to leave your little one alone when they are with their class or with their private teacher in an online video session.
We have collected the most important DOs and DON'Ts of kids learning online, age 5 years+.
Today, looking at it from the perspective whether you should be there with them (with a teacher they know)...
To help you visualise, the other day we recorded a short vid with teacher Carol, where I play "student Julia", and we show you 2 scenarios...
Dad keeps speaking Spanish (in an English class)
Dad sits next to Julia and gives the answers
Dad does the folding and makes the fish.....
Julia is distracted the whole time...
Julia happy but it's nothing special for her
Julia's English hasn't improved today
Dad could have done other things while Julia was in class.
Julia is participating on...