Ahoj holky, pokud máte obdobný problém jako já, hledáte práci a rády byste se naučily anglicky, nebo si osvěžili angličtinu, alespoň co se týče písemného projevu, budu ráda když si zde budeme psát. Pište v angličtině o čemkoliv. O děckách, o koníčcích o práci. Budu ráda, když se zde objeví i nějaká angličtinářka, co anglicky umí hodně dobře a nás ostatní opraví v gramatice. Angličtinu chtějí dneska opravdu všude a všechny asi potřebujete, nebo budete potřebovat po mateřské sehnat práci. Berte to jako procvičování zábavnou formou. Good luck
dora13@pindruscha I was teaching pre-school kids and to be honest, it always seemed as a money trap for parents. I mean -- you can teach them how to count to ten, colours, songs, animals, but that's pretty much it and their parents pay shitload money for that -- and it's not worth it. what makes sense are international kindergartens where children are in multilingual society and use English all the time. but one hour per is waste of money -- the only positive effect can be that child learns that there are foreign languages as well and when he/she starts to learn properly, he/she is more motivated....
dora13@uztotakbude spis se tady chytly holky, ktery anglicky umi, neztracej nadseni a zkus to, cos napsala cesky, napsat anglicky, neni to tezky. doslova: jak je to mozne, ze kazdy umi mluvit anglicky lepe nez ja?
llluckaaa@uztotakbude Don´t be sad. The one who doesn´t speak Enlish doesn´t write to this discussion I definitely don´t speak English as well as I wished to and as I used to I am getting worse and worse
pindruscha@llluckaaa I think learning English in early years is more motivating than anything else. Children probably forget everything soon and usually at school they will start from the beginning anyway. BUT they learn, that English is FUN, that learning is meaningful. That is the point of learning English at early age for me, I don't want to advertise here, but I know, that Wattsenglish language school is doing very good job in this. They specialise on very young learners, run courses in kinderkardens and in the first and second years in primar schools and they have got fabulous results - u can check on them on their youtube videos and webpages. The world is small, isn't it? And my first name is Petra - we are Petr and Petra )
dora13@pindruscha well, I'm not that sure about that. I've been learning English since I was ten and biggest motivation was when I went to England when I was 16. Ever since I was studying hard and managed to get to the level where I'm now...Children don't give a shit until they realize that English is not only an annoying school subject but also a very useful thing that people all around the world use to communicate to each other. But this is a topic for a veeery long discussion I guess
pindruscha@dora13 Well, as I wrote earlier, we cannot expect, that a 3-year-old kid will learn like a 10-year-old or like us. Learning at young age should show kids the sense of the language, that it is fun and to motivate them. They are just learning their mother tongue, strugling with it sometimes, so colours, songs, numbers are good. Even we don't see it, they develop in more areas thanks to English too.
dora13@pindruscha In general I agree with you. But as I was working in language industry for years, I also see that sometimes it is really only money trap for parents who want to give their children the best they can -- and it doesn't seem very fair to me.
pindruscha@dora13 I know what u mean, I've been learning English for about 17 years - I don't think I've stopped eventhough I've got CAE and State exam. I think, that it happens, because kids are pushed at school to learn without fun, then they stop being interested. But when they learn it is fun and that the main purpose is to communicate then they can stay motivated till they become teens - at that age they stop being interested in everything. Unfortunatelly most of the Czech teachers punish children for making mistakes, push them in learning hundreds of words, drill grammar too much and in very boring ways, don't play with them, then kids lose their motivation very soon. :(
dora13@pindruscha you're absolutely right about Czech school system -- the biggest problem there is that English teachers at primary have very bad English and therefore are not able to teach in a funny and motivating way. What a shame. What I was talking more about was language schools etc -- that from my point of view for children who are under let's say six or seven, it is a waste of money.
@uztotakbude try to write in English, that's why you started this topic.