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2022 Meridian English Awards: we are proud of our students

2022 Meridian English Awards: we are proud of our students

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 23/12/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 23/12/2022

We are about to end the year 2022. For us, at Meridian English, this is a great opportunity to reward our students for their work in our online English classes during the whole year. All of our students deserve to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication in their courses. However, our teachers want to recognize the particular progress in some specific aspects. In today’s article, we will present you with 5 categories and their winners. 

The idea of rewarding students

We have often mentioned that rewards play an important role in the educational process. Rewards motivate learners and inspires them to study, and appreciating effort and results reinforces for kids that hard work pays off. Thanks to this kids feel proud of the fact that they work hard to achieve their set goals.

Rewarding has a positive impact on the educational process

Congratulations, appreciation or praise gives instant results. Thanks to this, toddlers’ behavior can change quickly and effectively. Children will respond from an early age and they will build good habits – more about motivation. You can read about this here. For all these reasons, we want to say goodbye to the year by introducing you to the children who have excelled the most in our online English classes during this year 2022. Read on to discover the Meridian English award categories

Meridian English Attendance Award

Are you wondering what is behind this award? Attendance Award – it is above all regular presence and correct use of our own developed Student Portal. We are pleased to be able to nominate such an award, especially since regular attendance at classes brings long-lasting effects and allows for effective repetition of material. This, in turn, allows you to quickly become confident and proficient in English – take a look at our methodology.  

The 2022 Attendance Award goes to ShiHang Zhou (Zoe) from China

Our 6-year-old student, Zoe, was present in all her 2022 classes, during the course at Meridian School of English. She was able to achieve a 100% attendance in 2022. But they have not been the only one, we also want to highlight other students who have excelled in this category by being present for more than the 90% of their online English classes. These are Liu Luoqi (Lokey) from China, Nicole Da Silva from Italy, Mingze Qin (Charles) from China, Alice Lisco from Italy and Evrim Gençel from Turkey. For all these students, regular attendance has meant being able to learn English in a much easier and more effective way.

Meridian English Kindness Award

We think that one of the keys to effective learning is a healthy and productive learning environment. How can we achieve this? Being for ourselves polite and forgiving during class. The nominees for the Meridian English Kindness Award are Xiaoxi Xin (Cici), Junxi Chen (Ethan) and Ruoyi Xi (Grace) from China and Nicole Da Silva from Italy. But since we can only pick one winner…  

The 2022 Kindness Award goes to Nicole Da Silva from Italy

You want to know why Nicole is the best in this category. Well, this is what your English teacher told us: “Nicole listens intently to others and smiles encouragingly when they answer. She is very friendly and welcoming to all new members of class”. Having such students at Meridian English is a pure pleasure for us!  

Meridian English Confidence Award

Our next award is related to courage and gaining confidence. With this title, we want to promote faith in yourself which we believe is really important for students, particularly for children. It is not without reason that our motto is “from beginner to confident English speaker”. We care not only about the development of language skills but also about the self-improvement of our students. Our teachers have nominated the following students in this category: Davide Russo from Italy, Evrim Gençel from Turkey, Yicheng Zhang (Dora) and Chenyi Zhang (James) and Keira Zhang (Keira) from China, and Carla Rodríguez from Spain.

The 2022 Confidence Award goes to Evrim Gençel from Turkey

“Evrim has grown in confidence exceptionally over the course of a few months. She always says hello and tries to speak with other members of the class before class has started. She always asks to read and reads loudly, confidentially and clearly” this is why Evrim Gençel has made us fall in love during our online English classes with the rest of the Meridian English classmates.   

  

Meridian English Attitude Award

The Attitude Award is an award that aims to promote a positive attitude and positive learning habits in our students. This is a reward for someone who is constantly contributing a positive attitude to our activities and cares about a good atmosphere during the online English course. There is no shortage of such students in our school, and among the nominees were: Gloria Arnone from Italy, Jiabao Wei (YiYi), Keira Zhang (Keira) and Yang Cui (Crystal) from China, Mehmet Tuna Gönül from Turkey and Danica Mitic from Sweden.  

The 2022 Attitude Award goes to Jiabao Wei (YiYi) - China

Here is the reason, why YiYi has been awarded in this category: “She has come to class eager to learn and participate every class since I started teaching her in March. She has never shown disinterest or impolite behavior, and is a pleasure to teach her”. It is spectacular to have students who are capable of this behavior in our online English classes for children.

Meridian English Tech-wizard Award

The final category is the Tech-wizard Award. As we are an online English school for children and we care a lot about technology education during our classes – something we have also championed through our social media, we want to promote the use of technology during our classes. Our teachers have chosen three students who are great with technology: Shijia Chen (Cindy) and Zixuan Cong (Leo) from China and Emil Vichev from Bulgaria.  

The 2022 Tech-wizard Award goes to Emil Vichev - Bulgaria

According to our teachers, the title of Tech-wizard is given to Emil. Why? Because “he shows great ability at using his device, always has his camera on and is in good view, and has learned to always turn off his mic if there is background noise”. This 8-year-old has learned to use technology not only for his own good but also for more effective learning for his peers.  

Here are the nominees and winners of our 2022 Meridian English Awards. As we have often mentioned, we are very proud of all our students. Therefore congratulations to all! What is certain is that from the beginning of 2023, at Meridian English we will improve children skills and help them to learn English together with pleasure. We also take advantage of this article to wish all the students of our online English classes for children and their families, Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2023

TOP 5 Christmas English movies for kids

TOP 5 Christmas English movies for kids

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 20/12/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 20/12/2022

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to spend time together. At Meridian English, we know the importance of regularity in learning – as we have already mentioned on our blog. In addition to regular classes, it is worth helping students with creative, pleasant solutions that can be used during the Christmas break. Our educational method is based on fun and the interests of children for effective learning. That is why, we really recommend you watch films as a compliment to English classes. Therefore, we encourage children to watch movies in English.

Playing games, reading books or just watching movies in English is the perfect way to promote English repetition during the Christmas holidays. Here are our 5 favourite Christmas movies for children to learn English. Thanks to them, your children will repeat the knowledge gained during our online English classes and… maybe they will also learn some new English vocabulary. 

Why watch movies in English with children?

For the young learners, entertainment is a great opportunity and at the same time a proven way to learn English. There are studies that suggest, that watching movies help to learn language and new vocabulary and we also certainly agree with the statement that dialogues heard in specific film situations are natural.

By watching movies in English, children learn many words and expressions

Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with your family, but what about fun moments spent together? Have a film evening, during which you will watch an English-language film together. We are sure that you will love this form of spending time. But what to choose? This is where we can help. Here are 5 of our favourite titles with fun and interesting plots that are worth watching at Christmas.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. Classic Christmas Story

Do you know Rudolph? This adventure animated musical is about Santa’s reindeer. When Rudolf is born, it turns out that he has an unprecedented red nose that shines. The film talks about the interesting adventure of a small reindeer, who at first is not confident enough but finally fulfils a dream and leads Santa’s team. Upon his return, he is given the title of the hero who saved Christmas – by distributing gifts. 

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a film that is full of interesting, English dialogues that children will understand but also beautiful songs that will capture the imagination and allow you to learn new vocabulary in English. During this session, you will certainly not be bored, and together with Rudolf, you will spend a wonderful evening together.

The Flight Before the Christmas, the animation full of emotions

Reindeer are the nicest creatures that we associate with Christmas. After all, they are special helpers of Santa Claus. They have a lot of work to do in December. We are sure that together you and your child will love the story of the little reindeer Niko. It’s a movie about Santa and his little helpers, who overcome difficulties to make Christmas successful and magical for everyone.

Here, your little one will not only hear natural English dialogues that children will understand but will see how Niko finds strength and courage, despite his small size, and overcomes his fears. This beautiful animation will allow you to visit the North Pole (at least for a while). Vocabulary, plot and attractive film animations, certainly make it one of the best animated Christmas movies.

Shrek The Halls – perfect short comedy

“This is the part when you run away” of course that’s Shrek’s opinion, not ours. This is probably one of the most popular issues of this green ogre. But stay with us until the end of the article, and we will also give you other suggestions, from which you will choose something suitable for yourself and your children for a Christmas movie night.

You may know about this proposal from our social media. At the beginning of December, we recommended it because it’s full of funny dialogue and English vocabulary. This time, Shrek and his family will spend their first Christmas in the swamp. The problem is, the ogres don’t celebrate anything, and he doesn’t know how to celebrate. Therefore, he buys a textbook in which there are tips and explanations: on how to prepare for a holiday. And do you already know what Christmas looks like for Shrek, Fiona, their little ones and their friends? See for yourself.

The search of Santa Paws – a film about true friendship

If our previous proposals were animations, this time we present you with a movie that even the youngest will love. Santa Claus also needs help this time. During a Christmas trip to New York, he suddenly loses his memory. Who comes to help him? His most faithful friends, elves and … children.

This is an extraordinary film in that children will be interested in dialogues with talking dogs, headed by Santa Paw (the main dog character). This a touching love story. History is full of fun and adventure, but also laughter. It will delight not only the youngest but the whole family.

Home Alone, the ultimate Christmas comedy

Full of humour, resourcefulness, excitement… The story of the McCallister family, who decide to go to Paris for a trip at Christmas. However, in their haste, they forget about Kevin and almost miss their flight. Burglars are interested in the McCallister house, where Kevin is alone and preparing for Christmas. How will an eight-year-old boy cope with the burglars? 

An interesting, funny story about how a young man on Christmas Day confronts two burglars. During this movie, you will have lots of fun and laughter. Although this film was made in 1990, it never gets boring, and always provides plenty of entertainment. And your kids will learn a lot of new English vocabulary.

These are just some of our Christmas recommendations. We tried to combine modern productions with classics, especially for you. We know that December’s proposals are much more than these 5 titles. One of the best ways to learn a language is to watch movies in English, from an early age. Then both girls and boys are more interested in language. And the holidays are a great opportunity to watch an interesting movie together, so why not combine education with entertainment? These videos presented on the Meridian School of English blog show everyday situations and language solutions that can be freely used during our online English classes. In this way, we can help children learn English while having fun.

Which movie will you be watching during the Christmas break? Let us know in the comments. Do you have any favourite movies that you can’t do without for Christmas? We will be happy to read your suggestions and maybe see them for ourselves at Christmas. And if you have any questions, write to us at hello@meridianenglish.com and we will be happy to help you.

5 tips to get the most out of your children’s online English classes

5 tips to get the most out of your children’s online English classes

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 14/12/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 14/12/2022

Learning and memory processes are influenced by class behaviour. At Meridian English, we want the classroom to be a healthy and productive learning environment. We want every child in our group to feel good and happy to come to class.  

That’s why it’s so important to engage your children in the classroom, to learn in a quiet surrounding, and monitoring their behaviour is crucial. Prepare your toddler for online English classes by reading about the best recommendations so that all students can enjoy a satisfactory and effective online English class. 

How to behave during online classes

On the internet, there is a so-called netiquette or internet label. What is it? It’s just appropriate behavior and good manners in our online classroom. Use the right language and let us be kind and patient to our classmates or teachers. After all, other students take part in Meridian English courses, which is why we care so much about common respect for ourselves. Respect breeds respect.  

Respect other opinions and participation times

English classes in groups are the best option for learning language – we already mentioned it there therefore, at Meridian English, students learn in groups of up to 6 people, where they can communicate more easily. That is why it is so important for us that our students treat each other with respect and kindness and do not interrupt each other when speaking.  

Appropriate clothing for online English classes

Importantly, they also do not require you to dress in special uniforms. We just want comfort to accompany them during classes, which will allow effective participation and focus during learning.  

Comfort during lessons makes learning more effective

It is important only that your child’s clothes were comfortable and not restricted to their movements. Remember that it is not pyjamas, which although comfortable, is not appropriate clothing for class time. You can dress your child in pants and a blouse, sweater or T-shirt. You know best what will be good for your child. At Meridian School of English, we take safeguarding very seriously, so it is important that our students are dress appropriately for class.

Find the proper place for online English classes

We want your child to fully focus on the lessons and acquire new knowledge. A quiet and peaceful room will facilitate the work not only for your child but also for their peers or teachers from Meridian School of English. Have you had a chance to read about them? You can do it here. Provide a quiet and comfortable place for example, at the desk or at the table. 

Avoid distractions or toys around your child during lessons

In addition to a peaceful environment, we want your child comfort to have at hand everything that they may need during the course. We suggest that may be useful: a notebook, pen and pencils – for younger for drawing and for making extra notes for the older ones. All that may be needed during our lessons. At Meridian English, the materials we use are online and interactive and they come from Oxford University Press.  

Put technology at the service of your children's English classes

Make sure that everything which might be needed during the lesson, is available. We have already mentioned school supplies. It’s time to introduce you to our technological requirements. A stable internet connection, headphones, microphone, computer or iPad – this is all you need to be able to take a Meridian English course.

Stable internet connection and computer or iPad – that's all you need during our English course

Enable Microsoft Teams and just make sure that the hardware works properly and the internet connection is stable during a video call. Just check before the lesson that everything works properly. Learning English has never been so easy. Have you seen the only requirements your child needs for attending our classes? Take a look at our social media

What if the behavior is inappropriate

It’s important to listen patiently to your peers during the classes. At Meridian English, we want all children to be able to take advantage enjoy and learn in our online English classes. For this reason, when inappropriate behaviors happen, for example too noisy background, the teachers will ask the students to leave the classes until they solve those issue. 

We want all children to be able to take advantage, enjoy and learn in our online English classes

We want your child to make the most of our online English classes, which is why we encourage all students to be in a quiet place and with everything they need for class development without interruptions. Thus, all children in the class will be able to learn English quickly and effectively, while having fun. We know that if everyone follows the class rules, your child will look forward to the next session to continue learning English with us.  

The right learning environment and preparation for classes affects children’s effective learning of a foreign language. If you want to know the rules that students must follow in our classes so that your child can learn effectively, we recommend you take a look at our pictorial code of conduct. Do you still have any questions? Feel free to contact us at: hello@meridianenglish.com. We will be happy to answer your questions.  

How to motivate children to learn English

How to motivate children to learn English

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 07/12/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 07/12/2022

Motivation is the most important factor that affects the effective learning of English, especially for children. That is why it is so important that teaching methods are attractive. When we properly encourage and motivate a child, they will get real pleasure from learning a new language. 

How can we motivate children to learn? Check out our tips, read our article and get inspired by Meridian School of English.

What motivates children to learn a language?

First of all, discuss topics in which children are interested. During classes at Meridian English, our teachers use materials from Oxford University Press. These materials are connected to various topics that interest and attract the attention of children. Through an interesting topic, children acquire a good attitude that makes them willing to make more effort and continue learning. Internal motivation is key, besides it is the most effective form of motivation.

When learning is interesting and fun, motivation increases

Like all of us, children want to be good at what they do, but they also want to be appreciated and praised. Praise, encouragement or kind words will motivate children to learn. It is worth telling children that we are proud of them so that they have a sense of success, which is progress in learning English. As a result, their motivation will be greater, their learning more effective, and their self-confidence will increase.  

How can parents influence their child’s motivation?

As a parent, you can instill in your children a passion for learning English. How do we do that? Let’s show them a pleasant way, such as reading bedtime stories or books in English, if you have no idea how to start, then here are our book suggestions.   

Another interesting way will be watching movies and cartoons in English – have you seen our recommendation? And if your child can already read, then it’s a great idea to sing songs in English – turn on the song, display the lyrics to it and have fun together to the rhythm of popular English songs. If your child cannot read yet – then do not worry, nothing is lost. Include a song such as The wheels on the bus and we are sure that the little ones will be delighted.    

If you are passionate about learning English, so is your child

Even if you don’t speak English, nothing is stopping your children from learning the language. Currently, many opportunities make it easier and help children learn a foreign language.  Our online English classes are conducted under the watchful eye of experienced teachers. They are British experts, who will lead your child to succeed in learning a new language.  Just find an offer tailored to the needs of the child. Check out our offer of online English courses for children.

Use online materials and create a digital experience

Children are happy to use modern technologies, which greatly contributes to their development. Using the internet  allows them to learn different skills and develops cognitive and social spheres. We are talking here, not only about online games, but also about various methods of distance learning.

Technology improves language skills

The use of modern technologies not only affects children’s development but also deepens their self-confidence and strengthens motivation. And all this makes children want further success and new achievements. Together with Meridian English, your child will improve not only their English but of course their technological skills. 

Activities to make your child enjoy learning English

Children like to have fun while learning, so why not combine learning with games and play? Games are the best way for children to learn English because they stimulate their imagination. The appropriate game makes sense and allows students to practice all vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

Learning is a piece of cake when students are motivated

Are you wondering which games will be appropriate? It all depends on the level of advancement of the child. Our experience says that children like to play “Simon says…”. If your child is just learning colours, use colours, if something else – just adjust the level of difficulty to the age. There are many possibilities, we have written about them as well here.

How your children will enjoy learning English with us?

The answer to this question is very simple. They will have fun during our classes. How do we know that? Firstly, our teachers are well-educated – they are Cambridge University or Trinity College London qualified. In addition, they are very creative and combine different methods during their lessons. And secondly, we know this thanks to the opinions of the parents of our students, which you can see on our site. Here is one of them:

My children attended an online course with Meridian English. They were always looking forward to their English classes and enjoying each session. The most important outcome for me – now they take the initiative of learning English, I don't have to push them. (Tiantian He, China)

In addition, during the online classes at the Meridian School of English, children are combined into internationality groups, up to 6 people – read more about our methodology. Despite this, our teachers focus on the individual needs of each boy and girl. Studying with peers of other nationalities contributes to a pleasant atmosphere and motivates them even more.

A good English course will motivate your children to learn the language accordingly. It will also use a variety of methods to help train children’s new-found language skills.  If you want your child to enjoy learning a foreign language – you are well placed. Do you have more questions? Write to us at hello@meridianenglish.com.  

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 hello@meridianenglish.com, 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 hello@meridianenglish.com. 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 hello@meridianenglish.com 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 hello@meridianenglish.com. 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 hello@meridianenglish.com 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 hello@meridianenglish.com. We’ll be happy to help you.

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