Lessons at home for kids from 1 to 12
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Lessons at home for kids
from 1 to 12

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to check the child’s level of knowledge?

All children need to take our online tests before they start lessons. Our tests will help to determine the level of proficiency in a foreign language.

2. Will the child get tired during a computer lesson?

Our video lessons are developed to prevent children from sitting still in front of the screen for the whole lesson. The lessons include dynamic warm-up and eye exercises, creative and game-based tasks, online tests, flashcards. In addition, your child will do crafts together with the teacher, sing and dance and be actively involved in the activities. Game is the primary motivation for children.

3. Do your online lessons meet the existing requirements?

Sanitary Regulations No. 2.2.2/2.4.1340-03 “Hygienic Requirements for Personal Computers and Work Arrangement” specify that the computer time during a lesson should be not more than 15 minutes for primary school students, 20 minutes for early middle school students, 25 minutes for older middle school students, 30 minutes in the first hour of learning sessions and 20 minutes in the second hour for senior school students.

It is recommended to run extracurricular activities with a computer not more than 2 times a week for a total of

  • not more than 60 minutes for primary school students aged 8+;
  • not more than 90 minutes for middle and senior school students.

However, the time for pace-setting video games should be not more than 10 minutes for primary school students aged 8+ and 15 minutes for older students.

Using a computer and playing video games are not recommended for children under three years.

4. What are the rules for online lessons?

Here are some rules to be followed to maintain eye health when using a computer:

  • gaze at a distant object frequently;
  • set the screen to the proper position and try to minimise glare;
  • set adequate room lighting, do not work in the dark;
  • blink every 3–5 seconds;
  • set the proper distance (not less than 50 cm) to the screen;
  • reduce your computer time as much as you can;
  • take 2 to 3-minute breaks every 15 minutes you use a computer
5. I don’t speak a foreign language. Can this affect my child’s results?

No parental involvement in the learning process is required. Our teachers use non-verbal vocabulary, cards and other visual materials to explain. All parents need to do is to turn on the computer, open a lesson and show the “Pause” button to their child to stop the video lesson when it’s necessary. Parents can also learn with their child if they wish to.

6. Do your lessons help to do better in school?

Our courses will help your child to understand and speak freely in a foreign language. They will intuitively learn not only vocabulary but also grammatical constructions. That’s why any school programme will come easily to your child.

7. How can the child understand the teacher if they speak only a foreign language?

It’s the same way you taught Russian to your child in the first years of life. Language learning is a natural process. Our programmes and activities are developed so that a foreign language is learned in a simple, easy and entertaining way. The lessons have been created to comply with the basic principles of educational neuroscience and neuroscience psychology. Our proprietary programmes have been developed by the best methodologists, teachers and psychologists.

8. What is the right age to start learning online?

The current Sanitary Regulations specify that spending time in front of computer, smartphone or TV screens is not recommended for children under three years. In real life, however, children tend to watch cartoons before they turn one year old.

Our video lessons are suitable even for little babies with some help from their mothers in language learning. Children aged 3+ can learn online under adult supervision and those aged 5+ can learn languages remotely on their own.

9. What is the best learning option, OnlineTeacher or HomeTeacher?

If your child is independent enough to watch HomeTeacher’s video lessons or you feel confident about arranging regular activities at home, then HomeTeacher is the right choice for you. You can always get individual advice from our teacher of Poliglotiki network. Apply for a consultation with our teacher.

If you prefer face-to-face communication with teachers, then OnlineTeacher with its own platform for online lessons will suit you best. You can select individual or group lessons for your child. After the completion of a test and the first trial lesson, our teacher will assess your level and recommend the best form and schedule of lessons.

10. I received no request confirmation to my email or phone. What should I do?

Please, send your phone number and email to Customer Support.

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