Alicja Schmidt

English teacher

English classes are run by Mrs. Alicja Schmidt.  She graduated in English philology with a specialization in teaching. Alicja also studied sociology with a specialization in social communication and market research. She has been working with children since 2004. She teaches English based on syllabuses, which are developed individually, depending on the needs of children. Specializes in teaching children from 3 to 12 years old. She gained experience during apprenticeships in primary and junior high schools as well as while working as an English teacher in a public school. She raises professional qualifications by participating in numerous courses and training. He currently teaches preschoolers, language school courses, and gives private lessons. Working with children is her passion, brings her a lot of satisfaction, and motivates her to work.

We prepared educational projects with the use of educational materials, depending on the needs and abilities of the children. Exercises are based on English language textbooks for children. The vocabulary for each topic is selected so it is easier to remember for the youngest children. Repeating, singing, rhyming, and reacting with the whole body in a calm atmosphere of learning makes the lessons fun too. We think it is important not to focus on a child's level of English, but on their communication and social skills developed during the process of learning a foreign language.

The most important learning goals:

  1. Acquiring the skills needed at school,
  2. Learning to listen actively,
  3. Learning and using a set of about 500 English words,
  4. Understanding of basic commands in English

Mrs. Alicja Schmidt uses conventional and unconventional methods, but the most important elements of the project are:

  1. Commitment and creativity,
  2. Cooperation with the child,
  3. Repeating and returning to the previously presented material many times,
  4. Colorful and black and white refill materials,
  5. Use of Polish and English during classes,
  6. Presenting vocabulary with the use of games, songs, nursery rhymes, readings, stories, scenes, dialogues, puppets, drawings, DVD movies, posters, flashcards, story cards, figurines, etc.

Project theses:

  1.  Learning is a lengthy process that requires preparation and training. It is worth starting as soon as possible,
  2.  Teaching a second language is teaching how to communicate with the world,
  3.  Lessons and tasks implemented with children support their emotional and intellectual development and help them achieve skills necessary in everyday life, such as reading, counting, writing, storytelling, and active listening,
  4.  Mrs. Schmidt focuses on children developing proper habits and a sense of aesthetics, during the process of learning

The prepared offer for 2013 - 2014 (following the Core Curriculum for kindergartens: Regulation of the Minister of National Education) is a three-level course based on the MacMillan's Cheeky Monkey kindergarten textbook. During this time children will learn new vocabulary as well as four language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

September is a month dedicated to repeating and consolidating the acquired vocabulary.

Group 1 basic vocabulary course

Group 2 basic and additional vocabulary, songs, and nursery rhymes

Group 3 basic and extended vocabulary plus the development of writing (coloring, tracing the line) and reading skills (recognition of words).

It is a colourful, two-level course for preschool children. Each part presents several adventures of the friendly little dog Patch told in the form of songs, games and plays. Here’s Patch the Puppy gradually introduces simple phrases and vocabulary and a large number of repetitions allow for their effective fixation. Nice little puppet with his cardboard kennel encourages children to actively participate in classes.

English classes are very popular, children absorb knowledge and information about the world around them with all their senses. The subjects of the classes allow them to discover a foreign language through sound, image, touch and taste.

Five- and six-year-olds learn to play board games, try to recognize and read words in English, they do artworks.

The thematic scope of classes is based on the Footprints textbook for the first grade of primary school.