I’m really excited to share the English With Kids Online course with you. My name is Eva Potociarova. I live in Prague (Czech Republic) and my native language is Czech. After studying in the US, and because of my passion for English movies, books, and Montessori education, I wondered:
Can we efficiently help preschool children in confident English communication?
In my nine years of experience, I have seen my three bilingual children and many more of my students prove that it is 100 % possible. It has shown to bring great benefits to children. When guidance comes from non-native speakers they can achieve so much along the way.
The exciting world of English rhymes, songs, games, books, and little “English moments” in small talk combined with activities using the Montessori approach works so well and is also very accessible with today’s technologies and resources.
Falling in love with activities in English immediately helps children to find a way to use English every day by themselves. With only a liittle guidance, adults who provide a prepared environment can help make children feel comfortable enough to use English to communicate easily and fluently.
I have found that feeling familiar with the English language is the best start for our children’s future learning. Awareness of the world’s diversity usually drives their interest to learn more.
I really like how this approach supports a child’s positive self-image and confidence in their ability. I am sharing my experience with other parents and teachers in both my classes and online courses.
Supporting the enormous talent children have for languages early on is really worth it and can benefit parents and caretakers too.
I am thankful to my three daughters and to my students for this wonderful journey!
…and to our team:
Scott Byrnside and Hadley Mackin (English teachers) – for their expertise and revisions
Barbora Kopsova (graphic designer) – for creative graphics on printouts and web
Katerina Kunclova (crafts for kids teacher)- for support and original handmade covers for cards
Jan Vlasak (IT support) – for preparing the online setting and IT helpdesk support at any time
Eva Skalova (film editor) – for help with the video materials
Vlasta Tichá (marketing) – for creative ideas and public relations
Thank you 🙂