The closer the trip to primary school gets, the more anxious parents get. Although there are not many question marks for classical primary education, things change a little when it comes to foreign languages.
Although schools work hard to provide the best language education, the issue of foreign languages is a concern for parents due to the level of the teacher, the way education programs are prepared, the overall capacity of the students and many other factors. At this point, developing technologies and developments in online education open new ways for parents.
Today, millions of children are not sent to pre-school education. When asked why, most parents give the simple answer, “The child is happier at home.” Parents who do not send their children to pre-school education for their own reasons now have another option: Online schools. Through online schools, it is possible to give your child an education where they can learn English online without using their mother tongue. It is not easy to offer your child a face-to-face education with a native speaker in pre-school through traditional education.
Amy Krolevetskaya, experienced English teacher and chief methodologist of the Novakid education platform, shared her views on the subject: “It is a great advantage for your child to learn English from a native speaker before starting school. “Combined with different game formats, a reward system and a convenient interface that can be viewed by parents, the results of this training will delight the whole family.”
Learning a language with online education not only allows your child to have a productive time before school starts, but also allows you to instill a love of language from a young age. Information is best obtained at an early age. The child who goes to online school becomes ready for school with the serious knowledge, experience and skills he receives. However, the disadvantages of this situation should also be mentioned.
Imagine that your child has received online education for two years. Then she came to her class at school and the program there didn’t interest her at all because she had already learned the alphabet and more a year and a half ago. At this point, the fact that there is a difference in knowledge with his classmates and your child is more advanced may cause him to get bored with school and not want to participate in class studies.
So what can be done about it?
Is it possible for the child not to attend foreign language classes at school as a solution? Most teachers do not allow this. The solution may be to create a shared life between online and offline education. Using online education as an additional course allows you not to miss the school curriculum and learn new things in parallel. For example, to have a dialogue with a native English speaker who is not at school…
Online tools in education have started to be widely adopted. With this in mind, many experts agree that this common life forms the future of education. Digital-based courses enable us to do things that are hard to imagine today. This means not only that we have access to every resource we want, but that we can gather dozens of students from different parts of the world in the same classroom or communicate and teach with them. Above all, this common life never means that the principles and standards of full-time education have disappeared. Face-to-face communication with the teacher is no substitute.
In any case, when deciding on a preschool education on the Internet, you also need to listen to the child himself, look at his reaction to distance lessons, observe whether he likes to spend time in front of the monitor or with a tablet in his hand. Imposing such lessons is also not a good solution, because it can lead to a complete rejection of the foreign language by the child, and then the problem of study can become much more problematic…