My name is Becky Luoma, I am the co-founder and creator of Language Clubhouse. I am from a small town in Upper Michigan and have always been looking for adventure. I started my additional language learning from a young age in elementary school, learning Spanish. Nowadays I am also fluent in Finnish and have lived in Finland since 2004. I have always been interested in learning about people, languages, and cultures from a young age. While I grew up I began to enjoy working with children and started babysitting at the age of 12 years old. I continued to work with children my whole life and have 4 lovely children of my own. I have coached girls basketball teams in the US and in Finland. I have studied Nursing and Education Science in University in the US and in Finland. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care, and am a certified Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse. I helped start up English language programmes in two Kindergartens in Finland and have over 10 years experience teaching English to children in Finland. In different settings like preschool, kindergarten and after school clubs. Having over 15 years of experience working in the social, healthcare and education fields I am able to use a holistic approach while teaching and see the bigger picture of the child’s overall wellbeing. I am positive and motivate children to learn while finding their strengths in the process.
CONTACT BECKY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 1 ON 1 CLASSES
Becky Luoma, CEO, Trainer
+358 40 911 4110
- We help kids build confidence to speak in English about familiar topics from our topic courses
- Encourage self expression through exciting activities and collaborations with the group
- Developing important life skills which prepare for their future outside the classroom
- Accredited teachers and high quality program
- Our English language for young learners’ programme is accredited by Education Alliance Finland as High Pedagogical Quality program.
- We are passionate about our work and we have the right qualifications!
Language Clubhouse Online Course program develops the following skills according to the age and development level of the child the following:
- Reception skills like oral and written language skills such as listening and reading
- Interaction skills like oral and written knowledge of language at hand, like knowing the how and what to say
- Production skills like oral and written form of expression of self and comprehensible manner
- i.e. grammar, pronunciation and spelling
My name is Rezvan Zonoubi and I am thrilled to say I have 15 years of teaching experience with both adults and kids. I did my Ph.D., master and bachelor’s degrees in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and earned my CELTA and DELTA teaching certificates from International House London. I have worked as a university lecturer, an English business teacher, an IELTS tutor, and a teacher for kids. I am currently working with the Language Clubhouse as a teacher, researcher, and zone manager. I love teaching and strongly believe that successful learning happens for students when their teacher loves his/her job. I am also fluent in Finnish and Persian and have basic skills in German.
My name is Pia Santamaría and I have been planning and developing learning materials for Language Clubhouse. I was born in Espoo, Finland, but grew up in the city of Seinäjoki. I have always been interested in learning languages and I could say it is one of my passions. I have lived some years in Mexico and loved the process of learning a totally new culture. I studied Social Sciences in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. During my studies I completed a specialization in early childhood education and criminology. I have worked for a few years in several kindergartens in Seinäjoki, Finland. I have also worked with young learners in a children’s home in Helsinki, Finland and have experience with special needs children too. I am patient and compassionate and create a positive and supporting learning environment for my students. I enjoy working with children and youngsters and I would love to be able to share my passions with children about languages and cultures and to help them learn more in a fun way. Finnish is my native language and I’m fluent in Spanish and in English. I also know the basics in Swedish and German.
Learning English takes place in a playful way. Our teaching methods are versatile and based on Early Childhood Education principles and Finnish National curriculum. Our educational program is certified by Education Alliance Finland for high quality pedagogical education in June 2020. https://educationalliancefinland.com/products/language-clubhouse
Our English club teachers use the Language clubhouse English for young learners’ educational program, and have experience teaching English as a foreign language to young learners in Finland and abroad. The Language Clubhouse program and learning materials are used in the club and a new topic is covered each month.
Our program is used in preschools and kindergartens in Finland and internationally.Shop our online live club selection
A learning community-
Language learning develops in a safe and secure environment and the most important role in the development of language is played by safe interpersonal relationships with loved ones, in which the child can express himself or herself in a varied and free manner. Our clubs support the development of cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor and social skills. Social emotional development is crucial in early childhood that is why we pay attention to this area in our group classes. The children in the clubs get familiar with the other club members and the teacher and gain new relationships and friendships in a safe environment. We strive to create a positive group spirit and the atmosphere is a warm and inviting one for all. We also do close cooperation with the children’s families and support them in their children’s development.
Teachers give monthly reports to children and parents on their learning. Parents can connect with teachers and email questions they have. We answer our emails within 24 hours. Also we provide webinars for parents every so often, and may hold live question and answer sessions.
“My daughter came home from club everytime with a big smile on her face and feels happy she is learning. This is a good start to English language learning.”
“Nice club exercises, play and games, etc. suitable for the age level of the kids.”
“After clubs my son asks what everything is in English, he is motivated to learn because of the clubs.”