Our English language program

In our kindergarten the language education is embedded in everyday activities. Children familiarize themselves with the foreign language in real-life situations - just as they do in the case of their mother tongue.

In the preschool age (also called the receptive stage of development) children acquire certain knowledge, skills and abilities more effectively than in other stages of life. Taking advantage of the most intense stage of speech development, foreign language learning started in early childhood is largely based on natural language acquisition processes.

As the acquisition of the mother tongue at this age has not yet been completed, children transfer all the ease and self-explanatory aspects with which they work to develop their mother tongue competencies to the foreign language. When they later become more conscious of their mother-tongue language during their education, this awareness will have a positive impact on their foreign language studies as well. Therefore during the development of the two languages they are in constant interaction with the end result of enriching each other.

In our educational program, intensive emphasis is placed on getting to know and love the English language, acquiring conversation-centered basic vocabulary and mastering general speech panels, learning songs and rhymes. Classes, built on playfulness and visuals, allow children to get To Enjoy learning a new language and use English naturally in their daily lives. All of this makes it possible for children to leave by the end of their kindergarten years with a practical knowledge of English that they can confidently build on in the future.

Why do we believe in preschool English language teaching?

  • Because at this age, children learn English effortlessly by playing.
  • Because with us, learning is based on communication, everyday life situations.
  • Because with us there is no bad answer or homework, just a joyful, playful pastime.
  • Because we develop children’s self-esteem with a lot of positive reinforcement and thus they become more and more courageous in English.
  • Because getting to know English also means learning a new language logic. The children’s thinking will be more complex, their cognitive abilities will be more developed, their language competencies will be enriched as they become acquainted with a new culture.

How is early English language development implemented?

  • We consider experiential language learning important, so we deal with a new topic every week. When choosing the topics, we take into account the children's interests and age characteristics.
  • We work out each topic through various playful programs, games and tasks.
  • The children practice English both in small groups and individually, thus providing enough time and opportunity for everyone to express themselves.
  • We sing and dance almost every day and not a day can pass without a tale. Initially, we read simpler, easier-to-understand picture books, and then increasingly complex texts.
  • As in everything, we apply the principle of gradualism in language teaching: first children learn basic words, and then the range of words we learn is systematically expanded over time.
  • We strive for children to be able to use the language elements they have learned more and more spontaneously and flexibly.
  • We celebrate not only Hungarian, but also British traditions, such as Thanksgiving or Halloween.