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Group classes, are the best option for learning English for child

Group classes for children are the best option for learning English

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 13/09/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 13/09/2022

When it comes to learning a new language such as English, many parents wonder which option is better: group or individual English classes. While it is true that each person has specific characteristics and different needs, Meridian School of English with more than 40 years of experience working with international students makes it clear: that group classes are the most appropriate for children to learn English

If you have any doubts about why group classes are better for your children to learn English, we invite you to continue reading this article and we are sure that by the end of it will also be clear.

Interaction is the key to learning English

In other articles on our blog, we will mention about the importance of repetition. In this sense, group classes are extremely useful, especially when it comes to children. Practising with other people our age helps us to remember words and phrases and allows us to perform a wide variety of exercises: conversation, grammar and vocabulary. We all like to interact more with our contemporaries and the same is true for children. 

Interacting with other children, as it is in our online English classes, will help your children learn English more quickly and effectively.

The teachers at Meridian School of English apply in their classes a methodology based on interaction among the children. During our online English classes, all attendees participate and interact with each other throughout the 30 minutes of each session.

We can also learn from the doubts of our colleagues

As we have just said, Meridian’s online English classes engage children to participate in classes. This means that students spend a good part of lessons on the talking session or listening to what their peers are saying. This makes it very common to learn by listening to others since all the students have a very similar level. By developing the classes in small groups, participation, listening and the resolution of doubts, both their own and those of the rest of the class, are facilitated.

If children see that their peers have the same doubts and are at similar levels as them, it will make them feel better and learn more in their English classes.

Being surrounded by students at similar levels avoids the fear and embarrassment that comes with learning to speak English in public. When children see that they are not the only ones who mispronounce a word or don’t know the meaning of a term, they feel more integrated and it makes them easier to learn English.

Adaptation and personalized attention

Although we are talking about group classes, we must remember one of the keys of the methodology applied by the Meridian School of English: personalized attention. All of our teachers attend to each student individually, focusing on the aspects that each child needs to improve in order to learn English.

The individualized attention and follow-up of the teachers is a standard in Meridian English classes for children.

If this was one of your concerns as a parent, you can rest easy. The teachers who are part of our team are experts in working with children and spend a lot of time getting to know the needs of each individual child. Combining this individualized attention with the benefits of group classes is one of the keys to the success of our method.

English classes are more relaxing and more bearable

Another of the main advantages of Meridian English’s online classes for children is the environment in which they are taught. English classes where more children are involved give us more advantages. Meeting other people from different countries and cultures makes us learn in a more relaxing and less pressured way.

Group classes are always more fun, active and participation than individual classes and this is key for children to learn English.

One of the phrases most often used to explain our methodology is that learning can also be fun. Meridian English’s online English classes for children are in small groups of up to 6 students of different nationalities, this favours the development of activities in pairs or groups, conversations, debates, role-plays or team games.

At Meridian School of English we have it clear. Group classes are the best way for your children to learn English in a fast, fun and effective way. You can read more about our methodology by clicking here. And if you want more information about our online English courses for children, do not hesitate to contact us at, our pleasure to help you. 

Best results in learning English for your child: before 10 years of age

Best results in learning English for your child: before 10 years of age

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 21/09/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 21/09/2022

The sooner, the better: we often use this saying in English. We often hear these words in different situations or before making tough decisions. One of these decisions may be the direction of your child’s education. You spend hours looking for the best teacher, and the best school for our littles. Want to give them the best – that is obvious. But did you ever wonder when it is a good time for it? We know, that having lessons in a normal language school may be cumbersome, so the best option is to have online English classes for children.

According to American scientists’ research learning languages before 10 years of age brings the best results. Child at this age wants to repeat everything and memorize that. After 18 years of age – it is the worst learning experience – people’s opportunities are changing. It is harder to remember English words or spelling rules, but also grammar rules. You still have doubts about why your child is learning English online the most effectively by 10 years of age. Stay with us until the end of the article – we will try to prove some benefits to you. 

Children learn more easily

Learning a new language has a positive impact on the mental development of a child. Learning English with Meridian School helps your child in practising memory, concentration, and shaping a sense of responsibility. If they develop these essential skills well at the beginning of their educational path the learning will be more accessible and more fun for them later. 

The sooner child learns English, the better for them

In our school, we are sure, that getting familiar with technology will have a positive influence on the future of your child. Younger kids also easier absorb technological knowledge, which is an opportunity for them in the future. Fast and easy network operation will be highly desirable in many future jobs. Using online Oxford Press materials in our English School makes our students meet with technology improvements every class. We believe that short classes are the most effective, want to know more – check our methodology.

Learning English in school or nursery is not enough

If you want your kid to be fluent in English, help them. How? Reading English books before going to bed, could improve your child’s language skills. Dancing together and singing English songs  – that show the proper pronunciation. If you have more time at the weekend watch an English movie or your favourite cartoon. It doesn’t matter what you do, it is key that it is accompanied by learning English.

Show children that English can be fun

We know that these days parents are busy and do not have too much time to spend repeating what was in the classes. In Meridian classes, our teachers spend a lot of time repeating material. On our platform, there is also an opportunity to replay what was learned during classes. If you don’t know how to replay the last classes, we have a nice video explaining it, check it now. In this way, you and your children can repeat the whole lesson. It is all about your children speaking English better and better after each lesson.

Learning English in groups: the best choice

Experts claim that after 7 years of age, the ease of absorption is a little lower, so that is why we offer lessons for children from the age of 5. Children must have a lot of contact and opportunities to use English. Meridian’s group classes make children speak only English. Groups are up to 6 people from different countries, to ensure that children can communicate properly and use English all the time. Mixed English groups encourage the establishment of international communication – which is important in overcoming the learning barrier.

Children learn easily to communicate using English

Through our online English classes, your son or daughter may broaden their horizons. You may ask how or why?  That is quite simple by lessons in mixed-nationality groups. Merdian’s team know how it is necessary to stay in contact with peers. Making friends with people of the same age affects the proper development of your children. Moreover, in our online English classes, your kids will learn more about other cultures.

English is the future

Investing in your kids’ English skills is an investment for the future. Currently, one foreign language (at a communicative level) is one of the basic requirements in many job offers. It cannot be hidden that in recent years English has become a global language. For us, it is crucial to learn English rules and pronunciation and use English from the best teachers.

The better you know English, the better career perspectives

Who will know English better than British teachers? Exactly. Our teachers’ staff graduated from Cambridge University or Trinity London College. They have a few years of experience teaching children online. This is the basis for proper language learning at Merdian English School.

Just think, that your baby is born smart. Usually, kids learn the language within 2 years, and within 4 years they freely use it. The only what you have to do is to point them in the direction and create the right conditions for learning. So what about learning English online for your child?

Now, everything is clear. Online group classes for 5-15 years of age are the best way for your children to learn English in a proper, fun and effective way. You can read more on our blog by clicking here. Want more information about our online English course for kids? Write to us at We will be glad to help you.

Why is Meridian English certified by the British Council?

Why is Meridian English certified by the British Council?

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 28/09/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 28/09/2022

The recognition of the British Council is the demonstration that all our courses and teachers have been subjected to a rigorous quality assessment. Schools that have been accredited by the British Council represent the best option for learning English, so if you want your children to learn English online from the best, Meridian School of English is your best option.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation that fosters cultural relations and educational opportunities. This means that they are responsible for ensuring the quality of education in the UK. If you are still not sure what it means to be certified by the British Council or what the strict requirements of accreditation mean, do not miss a word from this post to understand it correctly.

The British Council accreditation guarantees the quality of education

The education of our children requires the best that we can give them. Therefore, if you are thinking about your son or daughter learning English online, you should make sure to choose a school accredited by the British Council. Schools that pass these assessment processes:

  • Have highly qualified teachers.
  • Follow special methodologies in accordance with the quality standards required by the British Council.
  • Offer effective protection and supervision to those under the age of 18.
  • Have safe facilities that allow the correct training of students.
  • Develop brochures and advertising materials that accurately reflect what is provided in English courses.
  • Have adequate emergency procedures in place, known to all: staff and students.

The schools accredited by the British Council ensure the highest quality standards

What is the British Council inspection process?

At Meridian School of English, we offer the best online English courses for children from 6 to 12 years old. Our main objective is the training of children, pretending that they reach their maximum level while having fun in online English classes. To ensure this quality, we go through an inspection process in which the British Council carries out:

  • Complete inspections of each centre every four years.
  • Re-inspections of all new places within 18 months.
  • Random verification inspections.
  • ELT’s specialist inspectors carry out inspections.
  • A committee of experts moderates inspection reports.
  • Publicly available inspection criteria, specific to the needs of international English learners.
  • Publicly available report summaries and complete inspection reports.

The British Council's certification process is also strict and rigorous

We have the best online English course for children from 6 to 12 years old

At Meridian English, we are very proud to be accredited by the British Council. Through this certificate, we can assure all parents that their children will be able to learn English in an effective and entertaining way. In addition, having this certificate allows for improving the levels of management, teaching, well-being and resources in organizations that are dedicated to teaching English, especially for children aged 6 to 12 years. You can confirm our presence on the official website of the British Council by doing click on this link

If you want to receive more information about our classes or have any questions about our course, write to us at or contact us directly through web chat.

Focused on the quality: that is how our online English classes are for kids

Focused on the quality: that is how our online English classes are for kids

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 05/10/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 05/10/2022

Are you still thinking about which English classes are the best for your children, but you are not sure? Sometimes we need time to think through many things and learn their pros and cons to make the right decision. If you do, do not worry. That is fine – especially when it comes to your children’s education. English language training for kids is a particularly tough decision. At Meridian School of English, we give everything we can to ensure that the quality of our online English classes for kids always meets the highest standards.

Our long-standing experience, more than 40 years, has taught us a lot. It has helped us to understand how to work with international students – from all over the world. Our teachers are doing their best to give your children the best possible knowledge. Let’s think about it together. If it is not enough, read on because there is much more…

Higher quality standards than the rest of the English schools

Why is our quality superior to other English schools? You are wondering why the courses for English online vary by the academy. Our methodology focuses on learning and the highest quality. We strongly believe, that group classes are much more effective than individual classes. Moreover, in our school teachers are British qualified, helping children to learn English correctly, both for grammatical level and vocabulary.

Highly educated teaching staff in Meridian

In our school, we have highly knowledgeable and dedicated teachers, who in addition to being British citizens or residents in the UK – have qualifications accredited by Cambridge University or Trinity College London. Haven’t checked that yet? Click here. Many of them have experience of no less than a few or even a dozen years. Alastair, Iris, Steven, Zsofia, Shona, Kim, Ingrid, Rebecca, and more… What connects all teachers from our Meridian English School? They all are continuously updating their knowledge of teaching techniques and skills. If you want your child to learn things as they are and do not mix concepts or learn with inaccurate pronunciation, customs or characteristics, Meridian School of English is the best option.

Materials adapted to the age and level of education

Often language schools require a special Student’s book and workbook. So that means your kid needs to have the next book, which will be needed only for the duration of the course, and then it will gather dust on the desk. Some schools provide content that the quality of the materials leaves a lot to be desired. Then there are doubts as to whether the choice was appropriate.

Oxford University Press Materials and our great commitment

Our only surprise is the high quality of teaching in our online English classes – you get all the valuable and important information from us first. Moreover, our students are exposed to the highest quality materials from Oxford University Press, adapted to the age and level of education due to their technological advancement. Online materials are supplemented with custom, teacher-created content. You can read about our methodology here. At Meridian, we do not rely solely on materials developed by the publishing house but above all, our creativity and dedicated experienced teachers. Our flexible syllabus means that our students get the support they really need to improve.

Contact with English teachers – not only for children

Email or a message is sometimes the only option to know your kid’s improvement. Sometimes schools offer special meetings with parents and teachers. It happens that the feedback is on the special platform – but is also just a message. Unwanted contact is often not used by parents. Only why, if it is a great opportunity in the progress of learning English by children. At Meridian School of English, the feedback is given to parents after each class, and the course certificate is delivered after the 3 months that each course lasts.

Communication with parents is a key to learning

Our teachers stay in touch with parents because we know that the key is communication. Especially, if the children are very young. We are very committed to good relations, that is why the feedback from our teachers is kept up to date. It is for the benefit of all sides.

Benefits for students

What students learn in our online English courses is confidence when speaking English, which they get with a mix-nationality group conversation. Confidence gives them a better start for the future. Six children from different parts of the world will learn easier not only: speaking, listening, pronunciation or grammar. In Meridian, they also learn to make new friends and know other cultures.

Learning English more enjoyable

Through our online English lessons, we will help them to use technology and become more independent. Children must overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language and accept themselves in this role. We will not immediately learn perfectly and correctly. If children understand that, the language and their learning become much more enjoyable.

We hope, now you know that our Online English classes for kids are worth their quality. Our courses are created so that your children learn useful things and do them in a proper way. There’s nothing better than your satisfaction with learning English for children with fun. Check out other articles – here.

Do you want more details about our online English classes? Write to us at We are looking forward to welcoming your child to our class! See you soon.

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Why is it good to choose online English classes for kids?

Why is it good to choose online English classes for kids?

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 12/10/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 12/10/2022

If you are reading this article, it is because you are still not sure about the benefits of online English classes for children. If your little one has between 6 and 12 years old, the child is in the best stage of life to learn to speak another language, even to become bilingual.

As you have probably already observed, at this age boys and girls are like sponges, they absorb a lot of information than we can imagine at incredible speeds. Anyway, you may think that face-to-face classes have more benefits than online training, but you are not right. Just read this article. 

If you are worried that your son or daughter will not get the most out of their English classes, keep reading this article and find out why online English classes for children are the best option offered by Meridian English.

Advantages of online English classes for boys and girls

With the pace of life we lead, many parents do not have the necessary time to take their children to a language school.  The main advantage of online English classes for children is that they can be developed while you are at home doing any other activity. With this type of course, the kids can learn from home while you do other tasks or even household duties, or you can stay in the background keeping track of their progress, always within a safe environment.

But there is still more, learning English online will help children become technologically educated. We live in a society that uses all kinds of technologies every day: smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. Online English classes for children make children familiar with the use of technology during learning a new language.

Online English classes for children will improve their technical and communication skills

On the other hand, online English classes from Meridian, for boys and girls allow you to access the class again. for your son or daughter, so you can observe what he has learned every day, see your child’s evolution in the classes, know the skills of his teacher or discover the activities kid has done every day. In addition, from Meridian School of English, we are committed to giving you feedback after each class so you know exactly how your child is progressing.

Can young children learn English online easily?

There are several factors that make Meridian’s online English classes the best option to get your son or daughter to learn the language easily. As we mentioned at the beginning of the article,  6 to 12 years old children have a great facility for learning, which is why it is the ideal stage for them to manage themselves in a new language.

Using the e-learning material from Oxford University Press, we make sure that through songs, flashcards and games, children learn English online in an easy and funny way. All boys and girls learn much more when they do activities in the language they are learning and even more so if they participate in them with others of the same age. This is exactly the methodology proposed by Meridian English, for our online English classes for children of various nationalities, in which everyone participates, ensuring that all sessions are interactive and stimulating

Our online English School for children offer interactive, stimulating and effective classes for children's learning.

If you are interested you can find out how is the online English course for boys and girls from Meridian English just make click here. You can also watch the video that we put below and you will know why we have the best online English course for children.

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How can you find the best online English school for your children?

Meridian online English classes for kids are the best option for your little ones. All boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old can take part in our sessions, taught by British and highly qualified teachers. 

At Meridian School of English, we want to guarantee the quality of the teaching of your children, that’s why we are the only certified by the British Council, online English school for children. In this way, we assure all parents that their children learn English online with the most demanding quality standards in the UK.

In addition, the Meridian English methodology is based on interactive teaching, so boys and girls quickly get acquainted with the language, and classes are attractive to them. The main objective of Meridian online English classes for children is for the little ones to learn English in an effective way, at the same time having fun and playing with their peers from different nationalities

The Meridian English training program is focused on the individual needs of each student. All our teachers are British and trained at the University of Cambridge or Trinity College London, which ensures that learning becomes much more effective and the results can be seen much faster. 

If you want to receive more information about our classes or have any questions about our course, write to us at or contact us directly through web chat.

How you can help your children to learn English – Meridian Tips

How you can help your children to learn English – Meridian tips

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 19/10/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 19/10/2022

First of all, we understand the importance of learning at the early stages, as we already explored with you here. At Meridian School of English, we are focused on effective learning and the educational development of your child. During our online English lessons, we try to develop your children’s skills: grammatical, communicative or related to the appropriate pronunciation of words. We realise that learning a foreign language only in school is not as effective as it should be. Why?

The best effects on children are received when students engage in regular lessons. Doing exercises, talking with colleagues in a group only in English or solving language puzzles together are some of the best ways to have an interesting learning experience. If we give our children the opportunity to practice outside the classroom, it will be easier and faster for them to absorb and retain what they have learned. If you want to know some of our suggestions for adapting material with children, stay with us until the end of the article.

Single words in everyday life

The most important thing is the adaptation of the method to the age and language level of your child. With the youngest children, fun works best with the interweaving of English words for everyday conversations. It is worth starting by using one word that your child learned during our online English course. How do we do that? The most important thing is to clearly define what the word is and use it instead in your native language.

More frequent use of new words means more language skills

This fun helps the memorization process in children and teaches them to reflexively use concepts in English. This will make children more likely to communicate in a foreign language. In addition, this fun enriches their vocabulary that can improve their way of thinking. Thoughts affect words, and words affect thoughts. Therefore, it is worth working on vocabulary from an early age, to broaden toddlers’ perception of the world.

Exercise: what am I thinking about

For children a little older and more advanced linguistically, we recommend the exercise “what am I thinking about”, which is perfect for travelling and will be a great addition to our course, but also classes at school. What is this exercise? At the beginning of the game we give the slogan “what am I thinking about”, and then we describe this object, activity or place. We start with the simplest, that is, for example, to describe the colour, or what it is used for or where we can meet “this something”.

Children learn and memorize material faster

Children can develop skills such as fluency in speaking during our 30-minute English lessons – read about our methodology here. However, it is important to repeat the exercise regularly. Regularity helps to develop good habits. It is worth showing the youngest that regular learning brings benefits, such as smaller parts of the material to assimilate in a given time. Let’s show the kids that learning can be enjoyable.

English conversations

If the child can already build a few sentences in a foreign language then you can try to talk in English, even the simplest, like welcome and introduction. It is worth trying such short conversations in English with them so that they will gladly take the next steps in communicating with their peers. Thanks to this, your child gains confidence in speaking but also practices what they’ve learned so far.

Self-confidence in science is important at every stage

At Meridian School of English, we want children to overcome the language barrier and get used to the language. Therefore, in our school in one group, there are up to 6 classmates from different nationalities but with the same level of English. To ensure adequate education of children and ease of communication during class. How do children communicate with their peers in class? Only through English, do mix-international groups allow achieve self-confidence quickly and easily in speaking.

Education is the key to success. Combining education with fun and daily activity gives a guarantee of satisfaction with learning a foreign language. English conversations, exercise like “what am I thinking about” or weaving individual words into everyday life are the perfect complement to our online English course for children.

These are our suggestions for exercises for the youngest, which will allow you to easily and pleasantly assimilate the knowledge gained during our online English lessons. This will be suitable for children 5-15 years. Would you like more information about our English course for children? Write to us at We’ll be happy to help you.

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TOP 5 books to learn English with children from 6 to 9 years old

TOP 5 books to learn English with children from 6 to 9 years old

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 26/10/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 26/10/2022

Our goal is to teach your children English. In addition, we want them to have fun and have a good time while doing it. One of the things that most engages children between 6 and 9 years old is books. 

Discovering new characters, imagining distant places, coming up with fantastic plans… All this happens in children’s minds while reading, and it can happen while your children are learning English too. You just need to know how to choose the right books. 

In this article on the Meridian School of English blog, we will present our TOP 5 English language books for children from 6 to 9 years old. We have prepared a list of magical stories, funny situations, charismatic characters and exciting experiences in books that your children won’t want to put down. All the while their language skills will be improving, building on what they have learned in our online English classes for kids

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Surely, the perfect book for girls! You have already seen it on our social media channels. It’s true, we love the work of Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. 

This fantastic book brings together a hundred stories of extraordinary women from around the world, from musical artists like Beyoncé or Madonna to great writers like J. K. Rowling. All the stories are presented with the designs of the most famous illustrators in the world, creating incredible work. 


Scientists, astronauts, weightlifters, judges, chefs, and many more characters will help your children to learn English with this book

Each short story is narrated using simple language that makes it easy for kids to learn vocabulary and read at the same time in English. You can check out the book on Amazon by clicking here. 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A classic of children’s literature illustrated by Robert Sabuda. Children will have fun following the story easily and learning English.  

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most popular children’s books. Children will be impressed by its design and tactile resources. Six-year-olds will enjoy their first reading experience in English. 


With 7 spreads and special effects made on paper, this book is one of the most highly recommended options for children to learn English by reading. We leave you the link to Amazon here so you can see it for yourself.  

Dear Greenpeace

This is another book you’ve probably seen. Dear Greenpeace is a beautiful novel, written by Simon James, in which Emily exchanges letters with Greenpeace, telling them about a whale trapped in a pond. 

This book talks about the importance of taking care of the environment and combines simple and clear language with an exciting story. This makes it ideal for children aged around 7 years to improve their English skills and learn new vocabulary in an entertaining way. 

Dear Greenpeace is an ideal book for children between 7 and 8 years old who have already started their adventure with the English language

Here, we’re sharing the link to see Dear Greenpeace on Amazon so you find out the details of this fantastic story. Together with your children, you will spend a magical time reading it. We assure you that they will love it and it will reinforce their knowledge of English 

In addition, it is one of the most highly recommended books to learn English by the  Meridian School of English teachers. 

The Gruffalo

This book is sometimes used in some schools to introduce boys and girls to reading in English. If your kids haven’t encountered it at school, you should try it. The Gruffalo tells the story of a mouse who is able to get the better of his predators with his ingenuity. 

The combination of Julia Donaldson’s poetic writing and Axel Scheffer’s illustrations, make up a fantastic book which will prime your children to read books in English. You can have a look at the video below to see a narrated version: 

Critics of children's literature consider The Gruffalo one of the best books for learning English for children of different ages

We also told you about The Gruffalo in one of our publications on Instagram, in our post about International Children’s Book Day. You can find out more about this story and buy it using this Amazon link. 

Emotionary. Say what you feel

We have left this one for the end of our TOP 5. That book is not only useful for learning English the illustrated dictionary of emotions is also a fantastic tool for all parents when teaching children to express emotions. In addition, it also helps your children to learn English by reading. 

This work by Cristina Núñez Pereira and Rafael R. Valcárcel will help children to recognize their emotions and talk about their feelings in a simple way. In this way, they will build their emotional literacy as well as their English skills. 

This "Emotionary" will teach your children to express their emotions through wonderful illustrations and simple texts while improving their English

If you want to know more about the Emotionary, we leave you the Amazon link with some information. This and the rest of the books presented in this article are perfect as a complement to our online English classes for kids. 

That‘s our TOP 5 recommended books to learn English for children between 6 and 9 years old. If you think we have forgotten any, you can write to us in the comments! Or if you’ve already read some, and would like to share your experience with us, we’d love to hear about it in the comments too. If you are interested in receiving information about our online English classes you can write to us at We will be glad to help you and solve all your doubts.

5 tips to help children with online learning

5 tips to help children with online learning

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 2/11/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 02/11/2022

The internet is a powerful tool that has recently been used primarily for work and learning. It contains much valuable knowledge but also some dangers. Comfort and security are the most important things for us in our online classes.

Because of the unique nature of the Meridian School of English, our students are participating in virtual learning. We want time spent in online classes to be productive and useful for children. That is why we want to give you our 5 tips to help your kids learn English online.

Help to catch up on technological aspects

Understanding the definition of e-learning is crucial. One of these definitions is “eLearning is using computer technology for distance education”. In order for learning to be effective, we need to help children learn technology. Let’s show them that online lessons can also attract attention and interest. What will be useful? Getting interesting content for them.

Attract attention through computer technology

In our online classes, children need to focus on their attention for only 30 minutes. What positively affects effectively participating in the lesson at all times. To attract their attention, we use various modern technology-based methods – click here to read about more. Interactive materials from Oxford University Press – help your kids know and learn new technologies at the same time.

Configure parental control systems

As we have already mentioned, the internet can also be a source of danger. Therefore, it is so important to prevent and talk with your children about how should use it properly. Fortunately, the Internet shows the range of solutions you can take to make your kids feel more secure in cyberspace.

The most important aspect is the prevention

Make sure that all programs are up to date. Run updates to decrease potential online risks and help them make safer choices. You can also install parental controls, which allow you to filter websites, block apps or games and regulate your child’s purchases online. And one more: an equally good way to warn children about online dangers is to talk with them about cyberbullying. It is key to know appropriate and inappropriate interactions with such behaviours.

Stay close but distant

Children want to be more independent of their parents. Give them a sense of freedom, but be close enough so they can ask for your help if they need you. In our online English classes, we try to help your children as we can, so, for the duration of the lesson, you can do your own household chores.  Show your children that it is worth asking for help. That way you will build trust together.

Be close enough to help them when they need that

However, it is worth them having a little freedom so that they can learn some of the techniques themselves. Remember to limit the time your children use technology. It is important that you take the time to do other exercises, such as a sport, so as to keep the balance between learning online and different activities.

Create a climate of trust in which they can participate

Any conversation with your child builds trust. When you talk to your baby about topics such as technology and cybercrime you know that they are prepared for different situations. They also know that they can talk and inform you about different behaviours of theirs, and of their peers.

At first: build the trust

If they notice worrying behaviour on the network, they will inform you immediately. Support of parents to children and vice versa is very important and builds bonds and trust. Children can feel safe when the parents react in the proper way. More trust means less worry, less stress and more peace of mind.

Be patient with your child's online classes

Even if you know that your children, during online classes make mistakes – be patient. Maybe they are a little disassociated – just be patient. Maybe they can’t find desk space or today they are extremely mobile. If it doesn’t happen too often, just be patient. Each of us can have a slightly less efficient or simply a worse day.

Patience is key to be successful in online classes

It is difficult to focus the attention of the youngest in the lesson. But at Meridian English, we have a solution. Our teachers, give their best to keep your little ones in focus and gain an interest in English lessons and the topics that are being discussed there. The materials used by the youngest, in combination with the passion of our teachers, give incredible effects. Well, have you had the opportunity to meet our teachers? Just click here, to get to know them.

As you see, online learning is a process that we all need to learn. Both children and adults. Together, we need to bring children into the world of technology and show them the benefits. We must also say that if the internet is misused, it will cause harm. Without prevention and trust, we will not be able to bring children into this world of technology.

At Meridian School of English, we keep children safe in cyberspace and effective learning for them. If you have any questions, just write to us at Together, we will make sure that children are safe online.

Pros and Cons of online classes for children

Pros and Cons of online classes for children

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 09/11/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 09/11/2022

Today, more and more decisions can be made using a computer without leaving the house. It’s not only decisions; many spheres of life have simply moved to the internet. A lot of language schools are available online, and it is not easy for parents to choose something suitable for their children.  

Online learning has many advantages, but unfortunately, there are also disadvantages. Have you ever wondered what the pros and cons of this education style are? Read on, and find out. 

Accessibility of online classes

As we have already mentioned, we know that there are many schools that offer foreign language learning. Each school is doing well, so which one should you choose? When considering studying in a face-to-face school or in an online school, it is worth weighing up the impact on your child’s other interests.

When learning English online, you have the time to develop other passions

Online classes are convenient and flexible. What does that mean? The timing and date of these classes are chosen by you, not by the teacher, so you can tailor your child’s classes to their weekly schedule of classes and responsibilities. Simple, right?

Access to quality teaching staff

Of course, the internet is a great source of online learning in language schools but also for self-study learning. However, the free materials online are often out of date, and it can be difficult to correct your own errors while you learn. 

A highly educated staff is key to your child’s success

Meridian School of English is a combination of online learning and creative education. Our teachers give are dedicated to ensuring that during the 30-minute lessons, children learn as much as possible. Our staff are highly qualified by Cambridge University or Trinity College London. In addition, they are residents of the UK or its citizens – that’s why we know that choosing our school is a guarantee of access to deep language knowledge and best teaching practices.

Opportunities for interaction with other children

Classes at Meridian English are a great opportunity to make new friends. Here, children are assigned to up to 6-person, mixed-nationality groups. You’re probably wondering why… 

Courage helps you speak English

All this is for the sake of the education and immersion of children within the English language. These groups give children the confidence to participate and communicate in English with their peers. In Meridian English, they enter a new society, which over time becomes a close-knit group, communicating without difficulty. 

More resources and greater flexibility

Online classes are not just lectures, during which the teacher takes over the whole lesson. Online classes can be very diverse. Are you wondering how this is possible? 

We use different methods to make learning fun

During classes at Meridian School of English, we use different student-centred methods, available thanks to technology. We can watch videos, more easily handle presentations or audio materials, and even solve puzzles or quizzes together. Did you know that Meridian English also uses interactive materials from Oxford University Press? Read about our methodology here

Saving time and money on commuting

In addition, the choice of online education allows you to develop children’s passions with them. The time that you would have to spend on taking your child to lessons, to a language school, you can enjoy playing together, relaxing or reading books in Englishhere we have given some of our suggestions.

During your child’s classes, you will have free time

In addition to saving time, you can also save money, which you can use in a system of small rewards for your child, for good academic results. You can also simply reinvest in subsequent lessons that will contribute much more to their education. 

Potential Drawbacks of online classes

Unfortunately, there are schools and teachers that are not able to use modern technology. In addition, they are not properly prepared to work online.

Meridian English teachers are constantly improving their skills and their teaching methods online. Their experience often exceeds several years of working with children. In addition, they make great use of the online environment, where they contact not only students during the lesson, but also parents, who get feedback after lessons. Every lesson is recorded, so repeating and reviewing the material from lesson to lesson is easy with our platform, and children are encouraged to learn regularly. 

Disadvantages are transformed into advantages at Meridian English

Is lack of interaction with other children a disadvantage? Perhaps, if the school lacks appropriate solutions. However, at Meridian School of English, children take part in classes in mixed, international groups. Why? We want to create the best opportunities possible for interaction between children. When there are no people who speak the same language nearby, this encourages children to talk in a foreign language.

What do you need to learn with Meridian? Your child’s desire to learn, a course booking, and an internet connection. We don’t use any complex systems – we only need MS Teams, which we have written about on our social media profiles. Look there to find out more. 

As you can see, online English lessons for kids are easy. Meridian classes have only pros but if you have any questions, just write to us at We are looking forward to meeting your child in our lessons! 

How many English classes does your child need per week?

How many English classes does your child need per week?

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 21/11/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 21/11/2022

On our blog, we have already mentioned the quality of teaching in Meridian English, that we are best able to learn before 10 years of age and that group classes are the best option. Now, it is time to answer the question: how many English lessons per week does your child need to learn English effectively?  

This question is a tricky one. It depends on several factors, such as their age and the quality of the English classes. Stay with us till the end of the article, and we are sure we will dispel your doubts.  

Quality and quantity in English lessons

Regular English classes at a minimum of two per week are the best results – as research has confirmed. You may wonder why. This is linked to memory capacity, which is mainly shaped by recalling content, and is simply repeating. If we choose the right frequency for our children, this will have a positive impact on the quality of their education.  

More frequent learning is better learning

What does this mean in practice for our children? Regular classes allow you to learn new vocabulary, grammar, or expressions, and importantly, to review the material from previous lessons. In order to achieve satisfactory learning outcomes, the learning process should include a repetition system, a replay system that is only possible in a few lessons per week. This will allow your children to remember individual words or phrases appropriately and permanently. 

The importance of regularity in learning English

For children especially (but for teenagers too), regular practice is key when it comes to learning a new skill or new language. Thinking about how many English classes children need per week is not just about the number of lessons. It’s also about the quality of those classes

Regular lessons are the most effective because they stimulate memory processes

Frequent and short, 30-minutes sessions will help your child improve skills more quickly than fewer sessions with more time spent on each one. How is it possible? Although the human brain is never tired, children can easily lose interest in learning. During 30 minutes of the lessons, children focus on topic and on their communication skills. Therefore, our methods include brief lessons two or three times a week – here you can check our methodology

The importance of regularity in learning for children

Have you heard about good learning habits? If your children regularly perform activities such as doing homework, reading English books or just taking an English lessons, it will have a positive impact on education. The regular rhythm of the day will allow your children to focus on their online lessons. 

The goal of learning a new language is to understand it

Regular feedback with a well-trained teacher –  read about our teachers. Regularity will allow for verification and the correction of errors and mistakes on the fly while teaching children. This will result in better learning outcomes. In addition, children who practice regularly are more confident, open-minded and believe in their own skills – that is why they can easily communicate in English.  

Overcome small goals on the long road of learning English

The best way to go a long way, like the road to learning English, is to set small goals. How can we do it? The most important thing is to define these goals together with your child. In addition, if you specify a frequency, the target will be easier to achieve. After all, it is your child who wants to achieve it. And we do not want to discourage them from setting targets alone.

Define the goals together with your child

What are the goals you can set for children in English? Booking online English course for kids. Reading English books before going to bed – here you can find books, which we recommend. Listening and dancing to English songs. Watching English movies for kids – we have recommended some on our social media profiles, just click here to check. In overcoming small goals, regularity is also crucial.   

Meridian English method to teach English online

It’s crucial that your child has regularity in their learning and time to repeat and memorise the grammar rules and vocabulary. That is why in Meridian we have three lessons a week for younger children and two times a week for the older ones – 45 minutes of lessons make children not exhausted but curious about English.

Short but regular classes conducted by highly qualified teachers

We want children to have enough time to review the material not only on their own but also during the lessons – when the classes are held once a week, it is not possible to focus attention on the repetition and individual needs of students. At Meridian School of English, we recommend short lessons and that is not only the recommendation from us – click here to check, repeated several times a week to ensure that our students are properly taught – click to read about that more.

Short, regular classes are the best way to learn English online for kids.  Neither too much, nor too little. Do you have any questions? Write to us at We will be happy to answer your questions.

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