I want my kids to learn from Native Teachers

englishonline Feb 17, 2021
 

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 

  • a professional teacher
  • someone with a defined methodology, aimed at kids
  • someone who gives you regular, meaningful updates
  • someone that can outline a clear goal to you and your kids

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 kinds of different accents and pronunciation. 

The ability to adapt quickly to understanding various accents, and express themselves clearly without blocks is way more important, than having a "clear" accent. (If such even exists...)

So check out this conversation I just had with Inma, about their first months with Kids Online English (her kiddos are 10 and 11 years of age). Here's an outline of what we covered in this chat, if you are someone who likes to jump to the point: 

Subtitled in English and Spanish.

00:10 Why have you chosen Kids Online English?  

03:10 Workshops and reservations - getting independent

03:56 How difficult it is to manage your week?

04:50 Kids' favourite thing about Kids Online English

06:10 Is it a good idea to have siblings join the same group?

 

If you liked this and want to connect with like-minded families, click and JOIN US in our Facebook Community, "No More English Classes for your Kids after the age of 16" See you there!

 

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