THE ENGLISH HIVE


 

 

HAPPY KIDS LEARN ENGLISH TOGETHER!

Playgroups and English Courses for Children 8-12

 

ONLY SIX CHILDREN PER GROUP ALLOWED

Applications will close on October 10th 

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  • Do you home educate and want to share the English learning path of your child with other homeschooling families from Europe (and beyond)?
  • Are you looking for an inspiring English tutor for your homeschooled child?
  • Would you like to see your child having fun while learning and speaking English with new friends? 
  • Do you dream of a happy child who can’t wait for the next English lesson to start?
  • Are you looking for an international community of homeschooling families where you can find support in helping your child learn English?

 

THE ENGLISH HIVE IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!

The Hive is for 8-12 year old children and there you will find: 

ENGLISH COURSES

Every week, your children will access a video course that is suitable for their level.  

 To find out their level, they'll have to apply for a short meeting with me, I will "test" their level through games and conversation. 

EXCLUSIVITY

Only six children per playgroup are allowed.

To join, you have to apply for a spot beforehand. I prefer to get to know you and your child in person before setting up the groups. In this way, I can be sure of the level of your child and we can talk about days and timetables of the playgroups together.

In the application meeting, I will talk and play to your child to be sure they are ready to start and then we can have a five-minute chat where you can ask me anything. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: THESE APPLICATION MEETINGS ARE WITH NO-OBLIGATION

(it means that if after the application meeting you changed your mind, there is no obligation to purchase the course)

  

FUN INTERNATIONAL  PLAYGROUPS!

Grouped by level and guided by me  (teacher Noemi).

They will be held live on Zoom every week and attended by children from all around Europe (and the world).

In the Hive, children find out what learning English really means: communicating with people from all around the world!

English Translation of the photo beside: 

"Thank you for the awesome experience Benedetta is living thanks to you! She is thrilled! Yesterday she was very happy!"

Benedetta has been learning English with me for years, during the lockdown she had to attend online "emergency" lessons for school, which made her feel a little lost. That's why this summer she didn't want to join The Hive at first, she was expecting to sit in front of a computer for a long lesson. Her mother insisted a little and here's the result: Benedetta loves chatting and playing with other kids from Europe! Her love for English is back and stronger than ever!

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HOW IT WORKS:

The course starts in October 2021 and ends in March 2022. They are made of 10-minute video lessons + live meetings (playgroups) which take place every week and where your children can put into practice what they learnt in the video lessons.

Why this mixed formula?

Because in this way you have flexibility – you can watch the lesson anytime – and consistency – your child is motivated to follow the video lessons if they want to meet their new friends and play in English with them.

 You'll have access to the recorded video lessons and learning material forever.

There are three course levels: Starters (pre-A1), Movers (A1), Flyers (A2 for children). - see learning goals below or read more about English Levels for chidren here.


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THE COMFORT OF VIDEO LESSONS
The level courses are made of 10-minute video lessons + live playgroups which take place every week way you have all the flexibility you are looking for in an online course and you can watch the lessons whenever you like.
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CONSISTENCY AND MOTIVATION
The live meetings will take place every week. Your children will be able to put into practice what they learnt in the video lessons and are motivated because they will need the language to play with their new friends.

A COMMUNITY AROUND ENGLISH LEARNING

Not only your children will  learn English, but you will join a community who is there to make new friends, and to help and support you on your journey!

I will also be there to set up playgroups or study groups through my Facebook Group. And maybe we could also meet in person one day!

How cool is this?

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The whole path goes from October 2021 to March 2022 (included). 

ONLY SIX CHILDREN PER GROUP ALLOWED

You can send your application within October 10th 

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WHY TEACHER NOEMI

My motto is:

At Home Doesn’t Mean Alone!

I help homeschooling parents with their English as a second language curriculum. 

I can tutor your children (8-12 y.o.) in my international online community through fun activities, inspiring lessons, conversation classes, games and higher-level courses.

You can read more about me here.


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  • Learn it, play it!

    “I love Noemis energy and her lovely way to engage with the children even via pc. My shy son came out of his shell and is waiting excited for the next meeting!”

    Mother of Justus 13 now getting A2 level.

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Mia figlia segue i corsi di Noemi da anni, molto competente. Metodo di insegnamento coinvolgente, innovativo e divertente. Assolutamente consigliata! ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “After a few weeks of course, I have already seen some results! My son speaks more confidently, becomes more confident in dealing with language and works out the pronunciation himself with new words - and is often correct. ”

    (homeschooling mum) mother of Lucien who is now getting his A1 level.

  • Learn it, play it!

    “I bimbi imparano l’inglese in modo naturale, giocando e divertendosi... finalmente un insegnamento fuori dagli schemi tradizionali. Grazie Teacher Noemi”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “...we sniffed an evening into the course, were very warmly accepted into the group and were directly inspired by Noemis incredibly likeable beings. How in a playful way she brings the language to the children and awakens the interest of the children. We have particularly positively noticed her human treatment of the children, which does not require any punishment, reward or performance pressure. The learning content is varied, for example, Noemi uses small hand puppets, movement songs and different games." In the box is especially loved here. But also with the older and from English level more advanced children the lessons are very creatively designed.”

    (unschooling mum) mother of Iwein 7 y.o who took part to both Movers Online and to the online Playgroup for smaller kids

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Mia figlia segue i corsi di Noemi da anni!
    Con il suo metodo riesce a far appassionare e apprendere in modo semplice ma molto efficace!! 👍
    Noemi è un’ottima insegnante e una persona che sa farsi voler bene da bambini e ragazzi ❤️ continueremo senz’altro questo percorso!
    Grazie Noemi ❤️”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Noemi è un’ottima insegnante, è competente e si relaziona perfettamente con i bimbi! Consiglio vivamente i suoi corsi, mio figlio li frequenta ormai da 3 anni! ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Consiglio i laboratori della maestra Noemi perché riesce a svegliare l'interesse anche nei ragazzi non proprio
    propensi all' apprendimento della lingua ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Da 4 anni Marco è un suo allievo!!

    L'avessi conosciuta prima!!!

    Sa far piacere l'inglese ai nostri figli, oltre ad essere molto brava!!”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Yes, I recommend Noemi. Your kids will learn English in a fun and relaxed way. They will enjoy it!”

    ESL Teacher and Author

Are you still worried about not having enough time to dedicate to English?

Read what my mums say:

"With this alternation of lessons in autonomy and live lessons on zoom you do not lose the rhythm (which, let’s face it, is always a risk), the parents are also involved in the flow of the lessons and can directly experience their quality and the teacher’s preparation."

Barbara Dho, her daughter Vittoria was one of the first students to try my BRAND NEW ONLINE COURSE for MOVERS! she is now a A1 level

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“With Noemi's online courses  you can organize yourself as you like and stay at home. The recorded lessons are always available and we can maybe reuse them as a revision for the smaller brothers...so I think there are many good reasons for enrolling and then, not having to drive them everywhere and be always late has no price!!”

Debora Vanzetti, her daughter Giorgia was one of the first students to try my BRAND NEW ONLINE MOVERS COURSE, she is now an A1 level.

Still wondering about the results?

I will give you the possibility to prepare your children for the Cambridge Young Learners Exams so that you can certify their results (look at my bonuses below). In the meantime, have a look at what the mums say:

“With initial support on my part, the course works well for us as my son becomes more confident and independent. I have already seen some results! He speaks more confidently, becomes more confident in dealing with language and works out the pronunciation himself with new words - and is often correct. He translates the texts from the worksheets and the book. I see him happy. He doesn't always feel like saying: It's EnglishTime - but he comes in quickly and then enjoys it.”

Mel Mueller (homeschooling mum), mother of Lucien who is now getting his A1 level.

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You can also read what they wrote on Facebook:

 

 

 

ONLY SIX CHILDREN PER PLAYGROUP ALLOWED

You can send your application within October 10th 

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  • Share a part of your homeschooling adventure with other families from Europe (and beyond)
  • Be proud of your child and get them be proud of themselves, while they get more and more confident.
  • Make your children love speaking English with new friends and see them have fun while learning 
  • Let an experienced tutor take care of your home educated child's English, but at the same time keep being involved through the family games I've created for you.
  • Be among the first families who join a completly new way to learn English online, exclusive, varied and fun.

THE LANGUAGE COURSE IN DETAIL

Only six children per group are allowed in my courses. Once you and your child have met me in the application meeting, your child will be addressed to the right level for them. 

Onn October 15 you will have access to the first lesson of the course.

The language course is made of: 15-minute video lessons, study guides (in Italian, English and German), board games, flashcards, online flashcards or games. 

I will upload one lesson per week every Friday.

The level course will last 17 weeks and end in March 2022

Every level course includes a play and conversation lesson every week. It will take place on Zoom. You'll get the first Zoom meeting link via Email.

 

WHAT YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO DO

AFTER  EACH LEVEL 


STARTERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • describe everyday items by using demonstrative adjectives (this, these, that, those)
  • answer the question "How many...?" and remember irregular plurals (sheep, mouse, fish ... etc)
  • use numbers from 1 to 20 in reading, speaking and writing
  •  refer to undefined quantities using a lot of , lots of, some
  • answer to the question "Where is...?" by using prepositions of place (in, on, under, in front of, behind, next to, between) He/she can also describe a picture and talk about the position of different items in it.
  • ability of using verbs to be and to have got + adjectives for describing people - friends and family - (ex, My mother's name is ..., she is.... years old, she has got brown hair and blue eyes, she is nice)
  • use the possessive S (ex. Tom's mother)
  • talk about what she/he eats for lunch, dinner and breakfast
  •  talk about his/her favourite food and ask for some (use of I like... I would like...)
  • answer the question "What is she wearing?" or " What are you wearing?"
  • describe toys, people and animals using the verbs to be and have got + adjectives
  • answer the questions "What is he/she doing?" or "What are you doing?"
  • answer the question "What do you do in the morning/afternoon/evening?"
  • use possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her etc) and pronouns (mine, yours, his etc)


MOVERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • use all the skills and grammar listed in the STARTER list
  • use numbers from 1 to 100 in reading, speaking and writing
  • answer questions with "Why?"
  • use ordinal numbers from 1 to 100
  • dire che cosa è bravo a fare utilizzando "to be good at"
  • compare things, people and animals using superlative and comparative adjectives (Ex. The dog is smaller than the cat. or The red apple is the biggest)
  • talk about hobbies and activities and use adverbs of frequency (never, sometimes, often...)
  • use shall, need, have to, must
  • tell a simple story based on pictures using the simple past (regular and irregular verbs), conjunctions (like then, after that, at the end) and prepositions of time
  • use the infinitive of purpose ( ex. I go to library to do my homework)
  •  use relative pronouns (ex. This is the hotel where I slept./ This is the shell which I found/ This is the girl who was with me)
  • build sentences with inderect object (ex. Daisy bought Jack a milkshake)
  • build simple sentences with indirect speech (ex. Jack invites Daisy to go to the park)
  • use adverbs of manners (ex. The dog is barking loudly)
  • know the differenence between countable and uncountable nouns (ex. Some chocolate, some bread, one pear, a lemon)
  • use all of these skills and grammar in reading, speaking and listening activities

FLYERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • use all the skills and grammar listed in the STARTER and MOVERS lists
  • use numbers from 1 to 1000 in reading, speaking and writing
  • use indefinite pronouns (everyone, somewhere, nothing, anyone ....)
  • use the verbs look like, sound like, smell like and taste like
  • build sentences like "Running makes me tired." or "When I saw my cake it made me happy!"
  • tell the time
  • use the future with will and be going to
  • use question tags (ex. You are happy, aren't you?)
  • make sentences with if. Ex. If it rains, I take my umbrella (zero conditional)
  • use might and should
  • tell a simple story based on pictures using past tenses (past simple regular and irregular verbs, present perfect, past continuous), conjunctions like then, after that, at the end...) and prepositions of time
  • express opinions about a familiar topic (holidays, hobbies, school, family)
  • use all of these skills and grammar in reading, speaking and listening activities


You can read more about English Levels for Children here.

ONLY SIX CHILDREN PER COURSE ALLOWED

You can send you application within ... 29th 

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  • Learn it, play it!

    “I love Noemi's energy and her lovely way to engage with the children even via pc. My shy son came out of his shell and is waiting excited for the next meeting!”

    Mother of Justus 13 now getting A2 level.

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Mia figlia segue i corsi di Noemi da anni, molto competente. Metodo di insegnamento coinvolgente, innovativo e divertente. Assolutamente consigliata! ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “After a few weeks of course, I have already seen some results! My son speaks more confidently, becomes more confident in dealing with language and works out the pronunciation himself with new words - and is often correct. ”

    (homeschooling mum) mother of Lucien who is now getting his A1 level.

  • Learn it, play it!

    “I bimbi imparano l’inglese in modo naturale, giocando e divertendosi... finalmente un insegnamento fuori dagli schemi tradizionali. Grazie Teacher Noemi”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “...we sniffed an evening into the course, were very warmly accepted into the group and were directly inspired by Noemis incredibly likeable beings. How in a playful way she brings the language to the children and awakens the interest of the children. We have particularly positively noticed her human treatment of the children, which does not require any punishment, reward or performance pressure. The learning content is varied, for example, Noemi uses small hand puppets, movement songs and different games." In the box is especially loved here. But also with the older and from English level more advanced children the lessons are very creatively designed.”

    (unschooling mum) mother of Iwein 7 y.o who took part to both Movers Online and to the online Playgroup for smaller kids

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Mia figlia segue i corsi di Noemi da anni!
    Con il suo metodo riesce a far appassionare e apprendere in modo semplice ma molto efficace!! 👍
    Noemi è un’ottima insegnante e una persona che sa farsi voler bene da bambini e ragazzi ❤️ continueremo senz’altro questo percorso!
    Grazie Noemi ❤️”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Noemi è un’ottima insegnante, è competente e si relaziona perfettamente con i bimbi! Consiglio vivamente i suoi corsi, mio figlio li frequenta ormai da 3 anni! ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Consiglio i laboratori della maestra Noemi perché riesce a svegliare l'interesse anche nei ragazzi non proprio
    propensi all' apprendimento della lingua ”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Da 4 anni Marco è un suo allievo!!

    L'avessi conosciuta prima!!!

    Sa far piacere l'inglese ai nostri figli, oltre ad essere molto brava!!”

  • Learn it, play it!

    “Yes, I recommend Noemi. Your kids will learn English in a fun and relaxed way. They will enjoy it!”

    ESL Teacher and Author

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us.

If you don't find your question here, write to noemi.bessone@learnitplayit.com

• How long does a recorded lesson last?

Between 10 and 15 minutes. You can access the lesson forever.

• Can I buy one course for two children?

No,  you can't. But you can buy the second course with 15% discount. If you are interested for more than one child

• How much time should we consider to invest in this program daily?

It is up to you. Just set a routine, choose a day (you can also do it week by week according to the needs of your family) to watch the 10 minutes lesson and do the activity (everything should take one hour, but you may split it into 2 30-minute sessions per week). For the live meetings is one hour every  week.

• What kind of learning material will be provided?

Each video lesson comes with a video and a study guide (a pdf you can download),I could also include links to online flashcards, online worksheets and games, instructions to a game or a board game to play together at home.

• When will each lesson be uploaded?

Once a week You will receive an email with the link to the lesson. Then the lessons will be available online and be accessible forever.

• What if I buy a monthly subscription?

You will set up a monthly payment that goes automatically till September 2021, YOU CAN QUIT ANYTIME! When you quit you won’t be able to access the video lessons or the Facebook group.

• Will there be a placement test?

No, but you can access the Hive only after an application meeting with me. This meeting can be considered as a placement test, but I will play and talk to your child an you, so you won't notice it!

• What about homework?

Usually there is no homework. But you could be asked to do some during the video lesson and the relevant correction will also be made in the video.

• Where and when will we meet live?

On Zoom, I’ll let you know the link. We will decide together when to meet during the application meeting, and we will try to keep the same group, time and day for the whole program.

• What if my kids are shy and don't want to take part to the live meeting?

No problem. They can just watch the first lessons and then see whether to join or not. They also can either join with the video off or partecipate with you next to them. Live meetings are not mandatory.

• My kids are too small, I'm not sure they could be able to follow an online course by themselves

This is where you jump in. You set the time and days to dedicate to the English course. You are the one who encourages and helps and sees how to fit  the course around your child (in fact, this course is ideal for homeschooling families, see testimonials).  Approach my proposal with curiosity and see it as a chance to meet new friends from all over Europe (and beyond).

Disclaimer: please be aware that the results depend exclusively on you and on the effort you and your children put into the tasks I give you, your participation in the group and dedication.