CENTRE

English Credo was created in 2014 with the following objectives:

  • to help fulfil the need for Polish Nationals to learn and/or develop their English Language skills in order to improve their chances of success in examinations, at work and in business.
  • to assist English speakers in Warsaw in finding fun and educational activities offered in the English Language.

We aim to meet these objectives by offering a range of fun and educational classes for everyone from two year old children, just starting to acquire language skills, to teenagers aiming to pass their first national or international examinations and adults hoping to improve their career prospects.

About us:

Hanna Meijer née Pac. ME

My specialism is preschool and early year’s education. In 2011 I published  “ Preschool and Early Years Education in Great Britain after the 1988 reform” – book  based totally on original English language texts (ex.: The Educational Act 1988, OECD reports, UK government White Papers etc.) I also have published articles in the following Polish magazines: Journal of Modern Science The Pedagogical Quarterly, Education and Dialog, Issues in Early Education and also Middle School- A Guide for Teachers. http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/authordetails.aspx?authorid=cdeaf0c2-6736-40b7-85e4-d2ccb516dfdd

I worked for The British School, Warsaw  http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/warsaw from 2000 to 2008 during which time I attended a number of courses including ‘The Foundation Stage’ course in Manchester. Since 2001 I have run numerous education related classes, for graduate students at the University of Warsaw http://www.pedagog.uw.edu.pl/REKRUT/  including, Teaching English at School and Early Years Education in Great Britain.

In 2004, whilst working for The Methodological Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical Support, I translated, from English to Polish, the health education program ‘Zippy’s Friends’ licensed to Poland by an English organisation called Partnership for Children. I was a member of the first team from Poland to receive training in the UK to train Polish teachers in the delivery of the program. http://www.pozytywnaedukacja.pl/programy/przyjaciele-zippiego/trenerzy

From 2007 to 2013 I was living in Cairo Egypt where I continued my research on the British education system and I ran some educational projects with the assistance of The British School Al Rehab http://www.tbs-cairo.com/ , started Polish Club in Cairo https://www.facebook.com/pages/Klub-Polski-w-Kairze/108659255963803  and worked for International British International School Madinaty http://www.tbs-madinaty.com/ .

In 2014 I started English CREDO.

 

 

 

 

Multi-sensory games to teach English to 3-8 year olds

Workshops for parents and teachers who want to know how to play with children aged 3-8 to teach them English using a multi-sensory approach. During the classes we will use LETTERLAND educational resources. After the workshop LETTERLAND books and games will be available for purchase.
Tickets available by e-mail : admin@englishcredo.pl

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Children coping with difficult circumstances

Children coping with difficult circumstances (sickness, parental divorce, bullying) – TRAINING (currently only in Polish)

Participants will learn how to identify, support and cope with children experiencing:

– ongoing health problems (e.g: asthma, diabetes, leukemia)

– longer-term effects of parental divorce,

– the impact of peers, emotional violence and the dynamics of alienation,

There will be information provided about the clinical interventions that have proven to be most effective, custody decision making and service programs in the courts and communities that help manage these types of problems.

Price for individual teachers: 8h @ 200 zł per person

Price for schools: 8h @ 2000 zł – maximum 12 persons

Education Reform Act 1988 c.40, 1(2).

 

Stages of child development- TRAINING (currently only in Polish)

During the training teachers will learn about the key stages children go through in their development timeline from infants to young adults.  During each stage growth and development occur in the primary developmental domains including cognitive, social, emotional and sexual and have major effects on personality and behavior. It is very beneficial for teachers to understand what is taking place in their students’ brains and bodies during each period.  With this understanding they will be able to provide the necessary support, encouragement, structure and interventions to enable a child to progress through each stage as easily and successfully as possible, based on each child’s unique set of traits and interests.

Price for individual teachers: 8h @ 200 zł per person

Price for schools: 8h @ 2000 zł maximum 12 persons

 

Lesson observation and resultant training

Classroom observation can be an important tool in raising standards through supporting practitioners in sharing and developing their skills and so improving outcomes for learners.

English Credo’s approach to lesson observation is a developmental one where we observe lessons which can highlight areas for improvement and then we follow this up with the appropriate training.

Price for lesson observations: 150zł per teacher.

This includes a 45 minute lesson observation and 15 minutes of verbal feedback plus a written report.

Price for follow up training:

8 hours of training based on the findings of lesson observation and consultation with the head of school @1200zł – maximum 12 persons

Classroom management – TRAINING

Classroom management and poor behaviour of students is the number 1 reason why new/inexperienced teachers leave the profession. This short course aims to help teachers understand the importance of good classroom management by looking at three main areas:

  • why classroom management is important
  • the importance of a whole school approach to behaviour and how the teacher and their attitudes/methodology contribute to achieving a positive atmosphere in the classroom
  • practical advice on how to develop a well disciplined and organised learning environment

Price for individual teachers: 3h @150 zł per person

Price for schools: 3h @ 500 zł – maximum 10 person

 

UK National Curriculum 2014 – WORKSHOP

The National Curriculum (NC) was introduced in the UK by The Education Reform Act of 1988 that unified British schooling. It divided the process of education into graduating stages. Each stage prepares for the next one but the Early Years Education Foundation Stage is considered as crucial for future success. The NC expects schools to provide education that prepares “… pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life”[1]. All schools following the NC are expected to have their own curricula that not only teach students the subject knowledge but also help them to develop skills and understanding within each subject. This is not an easy task for schools especially if the NC content is revised every few years.

English CREDO offers workshops about the latest version of the NC which was implemented in September 2014 and about related statutory guidance publications for schools (e.g.: lesson planning, assessment, behaviour and attendance, early years foundation stage, involving parents and pupils in the education process, special educational / health needs).

Price for individual teachers: 8h @ 200 zł per person

Price for schools: 8 h @ 2000 zł – maximum  12 persons

 

Letterland ELT/ESL – WORKSHOPS

The Letterland Fix-it Phonics Programme is a UK programme for teaching English as a Second Language. This programme helps to develop phonemic awareness which is very important in learning correct pronunciation. It also enables very young learners to develop pre-writing and pre-reading skills and helps them memorise the shape and direction of letters.

The programme contains lots of catchy songs; interesting activities and multimedia resources which help students consolidate their knowledge. The teaching is multisensory and adopts Total Physical Response methods.

To see a sample of the Fix-it Phonics Programme you are welcome to visit the Letterland webpage at http://www.letterland.com/products/esl

English CREDO is the Letterland educational products provider in Poland. We sell the products minus UK delivery charges. To find out more, please see the Child- Friendly Phonics -2015 Catalogue.

Price for individual teachers : 5h @ 550zł per person

(One Fix-it Phonics – Teacher’s Pack (Level 1, 2 or 3) http://www.letterland.com/phonics-books/fip-teacher-pack-level-1?country= worth 445 zł included in the workshop price- )

Price for schools: 5h @ 2000zł – maximum 12 persons

(Levels 1,2,3-Fix-it Phonics – Teacher’s Packs  http://www.letterland.com/shop-phonics/esl worth 1335 zł or products of equivalent value included in the workshop price)

Free workshops for groups of parents on school premises: 1h – minimum 12 persons

The workshop shows parents how to support the educational process at home.

Letterland- Child –friendly phonics

Letterland- Child –friendly phonics – WORKSHOPS

The Letterland, Child – friendly phonics Programme covers the English National Curriculum requirements for writing and reading. It is designed to ensure students practise phonemic hearing skills and memorise the shape and direction of letters. The programme contains many songs and tasks using multimedia educational materials, which favour consolidation of the students learning. Teaching involves the use of TPR methods (Total Physical Response) and lots of educational games. There are more than 200 Letterland educational products related to the program that can make teaching inspiring and enjoyable. English CREDO is the Letterland educational products provider in Poland. We sell the products minus UK delivery charges. To find out more about the products please see the Child- Friendly Phonics -2015 Catalogue.

Price for individual teachers : 5h @ 500 zł per person

(Living ABC (software CD-Rom) http://www.letterland.com/phonics-books/Living-ABC-CD-ROM worth 392 zł is included in the workshop price)

Price for schools: 5h @ 2000zł maximum 12 persons

(One Letterland Starter Pack worth 1252 zł http://www.letterland.com/phonics-books/Letterland-Starter-Pack or products of equivalent value included in the workshop price)

Free workshops for groups of parents on school premises: 1h – minimum 12 persons

The workshop shows parents how to support the educational process at home.

Tutoring

English CREDO would like to offer tutoring for English-speaking high school students to assist them in achieving the best possible results. Currently, we provide tutoring in Mathematics and English and we hope to widen the range of subjects soon.
For details about costs and methods of payment please check our Prices and Payment page.
To sign up please send an e-mail to: admin@englishcredo.pl

Teacher training- DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Conversation

Becoming skilled in the use of a foreign language requires practice.
For those who already have some knowledge of English and wish to improve, we offer courses of conversation with an English native speaker for social, technical and business purposes.

For details about costs and methods of payment please check our Prices and Payment page.
To sign up please send an e-mail to: admin@englishcredo.pl