Group classes for children are the best option for learning English
Author: Anna Steindel
Author: Anna Steindel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, our pleasure to help you.