10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR SCHOOL
QUALIFIED NATIVE SPEAKERS
We prefer native speakers with pedagogical education and experience with pre-school and school-age children. Every candidate undergoes a demanding admission procedure. Prior to the beginning of the school year, native speakers have completed two-week training and throughout the year they have comprehensive methodological and other professional support.
Our children can boast about their pronunciation that is at the level of native speakers. Of course, the sooner a child gets involved in our program, the more you can hear it in their pronunciation.
EVERY STUDENT THEIR OWN TEMPO
We emphasize the individual progress of each child. At the beginning and at the end of the school year, the children are tested and during the school year the children are able to improve themselves in the areas they need to develop. We use The Daily 5 method.
Thanks to our well-tuned methodology, our teachers manage to work in one group with children of different levels. At the same time, an individual approach to each student is maintained.
A CZECH ASSISTANTS WITH THE YOUNGER CHILDREN
From the 1st to the 3rd grade, Czech assistants that speak very good English are available. They do not work in class as interpreters. They are well trained and know when and how to use the native language if it is at all needed. Like our native speakers, they also undergo various methodological training at the beginning and during the school year.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The UpWord English Program was established at Hanspaulka Elementary School more than 10 years ago and has undergone various changes from then to find an optimal solution that would suit parents, children, teachers and the school system. We are now able to pass on our know-how and apply the UpWord English system to any school that is interested in it.
OUR COOPERATION WITH THE SCHOOL
Working with the school has many benefits. E.g. our schedule is adjusted to the school schedule - it does not interfere with afternoon teaching. Parents do not have to worry about anything - the assistant brings children to and from after school care. The UpWord management has regular school management meetings to ensure a smooth running of the school year.
In our program, we place great emphasis on reading and our library contains hundreds of titles. Children regularly use the library as part of their learning and are also allowed to borrow the books and take them home. Some of the titles include a CD with spoken content with which the children can practice the ability to understand the pronunciation of many different native speakers from places such as the UK
NO FEAR OF SPEAKING
Thanks to frequent contact with native speakers, children will soon be confident and will be able to conversate without hindrance.
CAPABLE, CREATIVE AND CONFIDENT LEARNERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Our motto includes this goal: to educate students to use English in a self-confident and creative way. UpWord English, in the class, creates an environment and culture where English becomes a natural means of communicating for the children. The children leave the school as competent, self-confident and creative humans.