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Spark an interest in language and cultural education in early childhood-

By Becky Luoma

A Language Clubhouse accredited kindergarten opening this Autumn in Seinäjoki, Finland! In the Autumn of 2022, Päiväkoti TRIO will open their 4th kindergarten facility TRIO Clubhouse, in the new magnificent facilities in the city center of Seinäjoki, Finland. A great location, with a focus on English language enrichment activities that give children a positive environment […]

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Language Clubhouse graduates the Helsinki EdTech Incubator program and is selected to pitch at TechChill this spring!

By Becky Luoma

What a busy and exciting spring for Language Clubhouse!  The EdTech startup’s first ever public pitch in Finland and abroad in Riga, Latvia.   Language Clubhouse gives a playful head start to foreign language learning at school or at home! Language Clubhouse took part in the first ever batch of EdTech Incubator Helsinki. The gala event […]

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Interaction can increase self-esteem and motivation-two key issues in supporting foreign language learning

By Becky Luoma

Increasing interaction in the classroom is one of the main ways to increase kids’ learning of a foreign language. Maximising “student-talk time” and encouraging active participation are two of the best ways to increase interaction in classes – both in real classrooms and online classrooms. Teacher Nicole discusses ways that our curriculum encourages interaction, and […]

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An engaging, communitive, fun, and meaningful program-

By Becky Luoma

When choosing teaching and learning materials published -printed or digital there are many things to consider.  Many teachers in preschool even create their own materials to use in teaching.  But HOW and DO they evaluate the pedagogical quality?  The children’s learning goals should be the core attribute when choosing of the materials the teacher will […]

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How to engage young kids in online classes? Teacher Nicole shares best practices-

By Becky Luoma

The past couple of years have been challenging for many parents and teachers. One of the biggest challenges were the changes to daily life due to things closing and many daily tasks moving online. Teacher Nicole has been teaching online for several years, and has several tricks to keep her students engaged and motivated during […]

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A case study: Kindergarten English club at Pilke Taikahelmi in Helsinki

By Becky Luoma

In September 2021, Language Clubhouse educator Becky started up teaching 2 kindergarten English clubs in Helsinki at Pilke-Taikahelmi. Right away the kids were excited and engaged in learning English and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The ages of the children range from 2-5 years old, and at the beginning were broken up into two […]

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Language Clubhouse Online live courses are all about boosting confidence in speaking and communicating in English!

By Becky Luoma

Together we are a learning community Interactive and Fun Learning in our online live English clubs! No boring activities or sitting still. We play and learn through the experience! Language Clubhouse English classes are full of JOY! One Father of two kids 6 and 8 years old living in Finland with a bilingual background gave us feedback […]

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Holistic approach in early language learning

By Becky Luoma

Language Clubhouse English clubs are full of JOY!  We take into consideration each child as an individual to help them to grow and develop to full potential. Our starting point is to notice the good, not the shortcomings or paying attention to difficulties. To interact with others is more important than the need to understand […]

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WHY SONGS? The use of songs in early language learning-

By Rezvan Zonoubi

Songs and rhymes are like a chocolate candy bar in an English lesson. They are sweet, delicious and bring happiness. The use of songs and rhymes in an English lesson is highly effective for many reasons. I want to share my thoughts about the unique feature of Language Clubhouse’s songs and rhymes from their English […]

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Can you see it can you feel it? SPRINGTIME, SPRINGTIME! Time for a party!

By Becky Luoma

We had a lovely Spring and Easter celebration in our English club on Monday evening in Seinäjoki, Finland.  Energy is usually high when the children arrive to English club, but this time it was especially joyful since it is party time! Children dressed up in costumes some according to the Finnish Easter tradition as witches, […]

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Welcome young learners from around the globe to our online clubs from Finland!🖥😍 With love, The Language Clubhouse educators

By Becky Luoma

We are super excited to announce our new services of offering live online courses to students from around the globe!  We at Language Clubhouse couldn’t be more happy to be able to meet, educate and bring children together to learn and gain important 21st century skills through our online live clubs.  Our program is guided […]

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Inspiring Saturday mornings at English club in Kuopio

By Rezvan Zonoubi

English clubs on Saturday mornings at Martat in Kuopio was a wonderful time for both the teacher and the kids. We had different native languages but had come together to communicate and learn a second language that was English. It was inspiring to open the door of Martat to six lovely kids and teach them […]

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“The classroom is full of joy!” says Language Clubhouse’s Helsinki English club teacher Elisa.

By Elisa Ciamporcero

28th of October 2020. It’s my first day at the Language Clubhouse English club in Kallio, Helsinki. I am excited, happy and can’t wait to meet my little tiny humans that will share with me their natural love for life in the next 7 weeks. I don’t know them. They don’t know me. But we […]

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THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE AT AN EARLY AGE

By Becky Luoma

Heli Vigren, Doctoral student at Turku University explains that learning additional languages promote “health” and “well being” of the whole society, including children. Vigren states that “Multilingualism promotes participation and inclusion in an increasingly diverse society. Learning a language is always also learning a culture. Understanding diversity increases tolerance and enables people to work together […]

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The Five B’s for Teaching English as a Second Language

By Becky Luoma

My second blog post introduces five core principles in Teaching English as a Second Language based on research fundamentals of language and bilingual education. It is a rewarding task to teach English as a Second Language and a continual learning process. This is why I want to share with you five core principles: BE…Flexible: by […]

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My first blog post- The story behind Language Clubhouse

By Becky Luoma

I’ve often heard feedback from parents who’ve stated: “Wow, my child is singing in English at home” or “My child knows the names of colors in the English language better than in Finnish.” This is both exciting and encouraging to me and I’ve realized that language learning isn’t only confined to the classroom but can […]

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