Teddy Eddie – the teaching method that successfully takes care of the needs of small and large clients.

Resumen:

Candidatura: Teddy Eddie – the teaching method that successfully takes care of the needs of small and large clients.

Representante: EDU BEARS

Desarrollo:

Teddy Eddie, is Edu Bear’s flagship project which is a teaching method for kids aged 2-7 years old. It teaches over 2000 words – always used in full sentences and specific contexts – across 5 levels of language competence. It is an ambitious approach with a focus on a child's language development, one of the greatest advantages of the method. It shows the advances to parents who can finally see and hear the progress their kids are making and become involved in the process. Edu Bears is not only a method, the company provides school owners and their teachers with all the necessary marketing support, training and opportunities for professional development. The satisfaction is not only that of parents who can see their children’s progress it’s that of the school owners who see improvements in all areas of their business. Back in 2009, in Poland, three mothers who were also teachers were looking for the best English teaching method for their young children. It quickly turned out that there was no such program available on the market. They decided to create their own. That's how Teddy Eddie was born. Now, in 2024, the method has been taught to, and highly regarded by, more than 50,000 students and their parents in 5 European countries. Teddy Eddie classes are full of real and communicative language, which is activated through what kids love most, games, fun, songs, stories, pictures and toys. Children are encouraged to produce and manipulate the language and the 14 years of experience Edu Bears has, proves that very young learners have the ability to communicate and interact in another language. The method has its unique system of contact with parents. They are kept informed weekly with what the children have done in the lessons, students' progress reports are issued every semester and there is a Parents' Guide that describes the content of the course in Spanish. In this way Edu Bears also educates parents about the importance of second language acquisition at early ages and that a second language is an essential tool for life and not only a school subject. Teddy Eddie, the brand hero, is a little bear who lives in a smelly sock, and is loved by students and successfully motivates them to come to the classes. It is not the only reason for the success of the method. The sense of humour contained in the course appeals to young children. Every student also receives a rich Education Pack which is much more than just a book. There is a colourful coursebook (also a Workbook at ABC and Superhero levels), access to an interactive APP, called Playground, which enables children to revise material taught during the lessons at home. Why does Edu Bears deserve to win a prize? Teddy Eddie - a license that takes care of the needs of 4 clients at the same time. Who are these clients? 1. Academy Owners- They must deal with all aspects of running a business, but who takes care of them? The Teddy Eddie license comes with a full support system in areas such as marketing, course promotion, methodology and building a team of well trained, motivated teachers. There are numerous useful webinars available, The Cloud which is full of material, and you even have access to a team of over 30 experts ready to answer questions and doubts. 2. Parents- whose children's well-being is of utmost importance. It's obvious that they want to be sure that the course they have chosen for their children will take care of their progress effectively. There are 36.000 families in Europe who have entrusted their children's language education to Teddy Eddie. Therefore, what you receive is a prestigious and well-functioning product which parents appreciate. 3. Teachers- it is a well-known fact that it is not easy to find motivated and energetic educators. Teddy Eddie appreciates not only experienced teachers but also the new teachers and makes their lives easier by giving them a very thorough thought out system of lesson plans and student evaluation. This engages and motivates them because the preparation time is minimised, and they tend to make more effort to be creative in class. 4 Students- it is obvious that no child will want to attend language courses if they don’t enjoy themselves. This doesn’t happen with Teddy Eddie because the activities are adapted to children's attention spans and they are taught through TPR together with flashcards stories, rhymes and songs. Teddy Eddie knows that the key to learning communication is production and being able to manipulate the contents to show that students really know what they are saying. On top of that students can revise the contents at home while playing on the Playground APP that engages the parents as well as the children.

Alcance:

Teddy Eddie, is Edu Bear’s flagship project which is a teaching method for kids aged 2-7 years old. It teaches over 2000 words – always used in full sentences and specific contexts – across 5 levels of language competence. Edu Bears is not only a method, the company provides school owners and their teachers with all the necessary marketing support, training and opportunities for professional development.

Conclusión / Resultados:

It is a very effective method with clear objectives, excellent support for teachers and school owners. Encouragement every step of the way. Evidence is in the number of schools throughout Europe and a growing and supportive community in Spain.