About the Course

  • What age is teachkidsenglish aimed at?
    Unlike most other online materials which claim to be suitable for children between 5 and 14 years of age, we believe that young children need specific activities and a pace of study that is appropriate to their stage of development. For this reason, teachkidsenglish.com is focussed specifically on young beginners starting English from the ages of 3 to 8.
  • How long does the course take to complete?
    The course covers the first year of English study.
    However, children need to learn at a pace that is right for them.
    The course can therefore be completed over a shorter or longer period of time, depending on your child’s needs and circumstances.
  • Do I need to be able to speak English to help my child follow the course?
    No, you don’t need any English at all. Unlike most other online English materials, which require the parent to be fluent in English, teachkidsenglish.com is designed to be simple enough to be used without any prior knowledge of English by either the child or the parent. However, you may choose to work with your child to improve your English together.
  • How can I support my child with the course?
    Regardless of your knowledge of English, you can support your child’s learning by watching him or her enjoy the activities and by participating in their learning. We suggest you sing the songs and listen to the stories together and encourage them to say the sentences and words in the puzzles out loud to you. We also recommend printing and keeping their worksheets and unit certificates to show your pride in their achievements (see Worksheets and Certificates).
  • This course is for the first year of English study. Are other levels available?
    Not at present, but higher levels are in development.
  • Can my child record his/her voice while using the site?
    To keep use of the course as simple to use as possible, without the need for special equipment,teachkidsenglish.com does not include a voice recording facility. We believe that voice recording is more appropriate for older children, when the detailed checking of pronunciation becomes more relevant. It will therefore be included at the higher levels.