The children’s English training market is very hot now. Many children’s English training institutions without school qualifications or purely for commercial purposes have mixed into the English education industry, disregarding the interests of parents and students, and delaying children’s lifelong English learning planning. Therefore, we must avoid the four traps of the children’s English training industry and find the right direction.
Sugar-coated trap one, pure foreign teacher teaching simulation language environment
First of all, parents must realize that in the Chinese language environment, it is difficult to create a pure English background. Some training institutions that violate ethics, under the guise of teaching all-out schools, are unexpectedly sought after by students and parents in China. This is because some parents mistakenly believe that as long as there is a foreigner around their children and they learn the pronunciation of “foreign style” by foreign teachers, they have learned English. This is what they call a pure English environment. However, parents do not take into account the children’s feelings, blindly request foreign teachers, and ignore the children’s psychology often backfire.
Children’s status and needs at each stage are different. Teachers and parents should pay more attention to what kind of teaching mode the child is more likely to accept, whether it is taught by foreign teachers, Chinese teachers, or a combination of Chinese and foreign teachers. Now the mainstream children’s English training institutions are a combination of Chinese and foreign teachers. Chinese and foreign teachers teach together, with different styles and complement each other, which can satisfy the freshness of young children and keep their learning enthusiasm. At the same time, foreign teachers are responsible for listening and speaking training, while Chinese teachers consolidate and sort out knowledge to create a continuous, systematic and targeted teaching system.
When parents enroll their children in foreign language classes, many of them want to find a foreign teacher. Therefore, “teaching classes outside” has become the admission slogan of most English training institutions. However, foreigners in China are mixed, there are not many high-level foreign teachers, and truly professional teachers are scarce. If parents do not understand the situation, they may choose the wrong teacher for their children. Not to mention wasting money, but also delayed the child.
According to the British Pearson Education Group Zhang Teng revealed to the media that 90% of foreign teachers in China are basically unqualified. “In order to control costs, some institutions are eager to make profits and lack professional ethics in the area of teacher review. The high mobility of foreign teachers and the lack of good foreign teacher resources make it difficult for training institutions to make continuous investment and management in foreign teacher training.”
Sugar-coated trap II, known as imported teaching materials
Some training institutions claim to introduce foreign original English textbooks, which are closer to British and American thinking logic. In addition to the certification of an authoritative organization, a truly excellent English textbook also depends on whether it is connected with the primary and secondary school curriculum and whether it is close to life.
The textbook is a boring and dead thing, and it is the teachers on the podium that really give life to it. How to use the teaching materials in hand to impress children with vivid teaching mode. Each textbook requires vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and phonetics. A good teacher who knows how to educate knows how to use practical cases that are closely related to the children, evaluate the children in the intimate interaction with the students, and formulate different learning programs suitable for each child.
Sugar-coated trap three, absolutely promise that you will learn it once you learn
Some training institutions promise to have perfect teaching methods to ensure that the students’ English level in the course will reach a certain level. This is hard to be convincing. Anxious for success is often the opposite. English learning needs to be systematic and long-term persistence, and it is impossible to be replaced in the short term.
A truly good English language organization for children will not make such a promise. A good training organization emphasizes providing children with an environment for learning and progress, cultivating children’s love of English, and the logic of thinking in learning English, so as to cultivate a proficiency in English. This is a learning process, not a machine for instilling knowledge. Children who are in their early childhood are the best time to learn languages. Children in this period have the highest enthusiasm for language learning and the strongest ability to imitate and accept language. Therefore, excellent training institutions will use their rigorous teaching system to help students conduct planned and targeted learning. Let the students’ English literacy steadily improve.
Sugar-coated trap four, behind the sky-high English is huge profits
There are many tricks in the so-called small classes of foreign teachers in some training institutions. The starting price of one-to-one oral courses by foreign teachers is 30,000 yuan. These unscrupulous training institutions are aimed at some parents’ psychology of “blindly admiring world-famous shopping psychology to limitlessly extend to learning English”, taking advantage of “high-end teaching” and making huge profits with high-priced English.
It is undeniable that one-on-one foreign teachers are the most effective way for children to learn English, but a good training organization will work hard on the quality of foreign teachers. Foreign teachers are required to have foreign teachers’ qualifications, and at the same time, they are required to train foreign teachers for the Chinese environment. Require foreign teachers to adapt to students, not students imitating foreign teachers.
How to choose an excellent English training institution for children:
1. Pay attention to whether the institution has rich industry experience, has a good reputation in the society, and highly praised by old students.
2. Parents and students should not focus on the environment and equipment of the teaching site. Rather, I care about the learning atmosphere created by the teachers of the institution in the classroom. Parents can choose the trial class of the training institution for trial listening, and then decide whether to sign up for study.
3. Don’t blindly believe in advertisements, but more trust in your own eyes, and feel whether the training institution is trustworthy or not through what you see with your own eyes. Parents can preliminarily decide whether to register or not from six aspects: school conditions, teacher team, teaching materials characteristics, teaching environment, audition quality, and follow-up services. ”
4. Parents should also consider their children’s acceptance and use their choices as one of the basis for measurement.
After reading the above content, I believe that parents can also think about choices based on their actual situation. If you still don’t know which one to choose, come to Hujiang Internet Cafe. There are courses dedicated to children’s English training. There are a wide range of courses, taught by famous teachers, and are not limited by geographical space. Online education, anytime and anywhere you want to learn.