Such Fun! English at KC De Hobbit
Recently, learning English as an additional language from the age of 4, has been subject of research and both political and public enthusiasm.
Reasons to start as early as that, were the fact that natural language acquisition takes place before the age of 7, the ability of very young learners to learn a language through play and practically without an accent, as well as the lack of fear to actually speak in another language.
These are the reasons why KC the Hobbit decided to participate in the Such Fun-programme that was set up for ATO-scholenkring by Yvonne Scherphof.
Yvonne finds teacher trainees, starting graduated teachers and language students from the UK and from the Netherlands, who teach English to our pupils in groups 1 until 8.
Miss Louise Bevan, who teaches in group ½ b on Thursday and Friday, recently became Specialist of Early English at the Hogeschool Utrecht.
She is a bilingual teacher, who has worked at Such Fun! since three years and teaches English at De Hobbit throughout the year, as well as at two other schools within the Such Fun! programme.
Miss Niamh Mooney and miss Nat Harrison, Year 2 students from Early Childhood Education at the university of Hull (UK) will teach at De Hobbit until the May holiday.
English is taught according to principles of Total Physical Response (pupils move and react with their whole body while learning the new vocabulary) and using Multiple intelligences to meet the different learning styles.
Louise, Niamh and Nat teach English to the different classes for 30 minutes per week and work with small groups of children for another 30 minutes per class per week to improve their English. For more information, go to www.suchfun.nl, and Facebook on www.facebook/com/suchfunenglish/ and on Twitter @SuchFunDB .