The level of learning efficiency and the level of overall satisfaction of the child with the trip is influenced by many important factors and nuances. Among the main ones is the proper preparation of the child for travel and study – both by the educational agency and the parents at home. In this article we will focus on tips for parents. This article and tips are a practical experience of such training and mentoring for parents from the educational agency “Vivchay!”, Which I especially want to remember after the end of the summer season and before the organization of children’s education in autumn, winter and spring …
So that the child received the maximum of pleasure, positive emotions and effect from training, and parents the maximum of rest:
1. Choose the type of program and country of study with the child. Listen to the child’s wishes and together with the child read the suggestions of agencies about the venue of the program (a big city or a cozy town with beautiful nature, a campus in the city center or somewhere in the countryside), filling the program, he would like to play sports, professional football, music, art, theatrical skills, etc.), the expected result of the trip (the main priority – in intensive training or in the 123helpme.me saturation of excursions). It is important that the child goes to the camp (for the program), which he chose independently and at the same time took some kind of responsibility for learning. 2. “Soberly” assess the type of character and psychological capabilities of your child: the level of independence, the ability to react without panic to unfamiliar situations, the degree of restraint in disputes with other children (especially boys), etc. Sometimes parents really want to organize an individual trip, but the child still needs “his” supervision, full planning of his day, careful supervision of his food, which can be realized in a group trip, especially when the child goes abroad without parents for the first time. 3. As you prepare for the trip, calm yourself and be positive. Parents are often more worried than children, so they see danger in things that do not exist: in the ratio of boys and girls in the group; in the absence of a swimming pool at the university, when the child does not really need it; in the absence of Ukrainian or Russian-speaking staff on campus. There is no way to show your feeling, panic or fear of the child’s independent trip abroad, especially the first. The child feels everything and begins to worry even more, focusing on difficulties instead of a wonderful opportunity to gain new knowledge, experience and skills of intercultural communication. 4. However, discuss your child’s fears in advance and explain what difficulties may arise during the camp and how they should or should not be responded to (usually, the educational agency also discusses this with the child before the trip, but it is worth repeating it is at home). Among such difficult situations may be “did not understand the explanations of the schedule and rules in the camp” “I do not understand the explanations of the teacher in the classroom” “I hear offensive or unfair comments from children (or a child) from another country “,” I do not want to participate in theatrical skills trainings “and others. Prepare the child that such situations are possible, adjust him to the fact that any of them can be solved – you only need to contact the staff or the agency and tell about your worries, do not be afraid to ask questions. 5. Teach your child to be tolerant and respectful of the behavior and values of children of different nationalities and religions. Sometimes parents do not pay enough attention to this advice, perceiving the “inappropriate” behavior of their children as juvenile frivolous antics. However, frivolous antics often have serious consequences and are perceived as very offensive by people of other nationalities. 6. Teach your child to take care of themselves before the trip: wake up in the morning (with or without an alarm clock), make the bed, keep your things in order, give things to wash on time, wash long hair. All this is easy to control for the group leader in a group trip, but almost impossible in the case of an individual. 7. Explain in advance that each training center, each camp, has its own rules, and they must be followed: rules of conduct, regime, participation in activities and excursions, changes in the food menu and the like. For non-compliance with such rules by children, their parents can then pay a fine. Such rules must be carefully articulated with the educational agency before training, especially when it is an individual trip. If a child is involved in a group trip, he or she must clearly understand that the group leader is responsible for his or her safety and well-being, so his or her requests and advice must be followed. 8. Take care of the technical support of the child’s communication with you in advance. Top up your mobile account on time. Especially if the child is small, install on the phone and learn to use such communication programs as Viber, WatsApp, Skype. Learn to use them yourself, because often even communication with the group leader takes place in a created group of parents, for example, in Viber. 9. If possible, get acquainted with the details of the program, cultural and historical features of the country where the child goes. Get information from the organizers of the trip about interesting places that the child will visit during excursions, leisure program, history of the city or the place of the program. Such information is usually studied at the stage of choosing a program or camp, but it is worth diving even deeper before the trip. Then training and travel in general will be remembered even more. 10. Take care of the little things that will help children adapt faster and miss their parents less. In addition to the necessary things and mandatory documents, the list of which is clearly provided by the agency, do not forget to put in a suitcase your favorite soft toy, if your young child is accustomed to falling asleep with the toy; if the child likes to read at bedtime, put a book in the suitcase, and even better in the language that the child is going to study (of course, an adapted version to the appropriate level of language).
These tips are basic, basic, but very important. The professional educational agency will ask many more questions, highlight many more features and prepare well for the trip. It is important or at least very desirable to seek such help in advance.
Educational agency “Vivchay!” has many years of experience in organizing individual and group trips of children and adolescents to language and specialized programs in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, Malta, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy. We select the program in accordance with the goals, needs of the child, the financial capabilities of parents – both during the holidays and after the holidays. Free consultation and answers to questions can be obtained by phone (044) 362 73 63.
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Malvern House Dublin offers a wide range of programs – from business courses to preparation for international language exams, and summer vacation courses will open up for teenagers to study with Irish children in a unique international environment. Malvern House English Language School is unique in that it offers programs for Any age and level of knowledge. The language school offers an intensive English language course for students: from beginner to advanced. The intensive program consists of 33 English lessons per week and helps to master spoken speech and develop writing, listening and speaking skills in the shortest possible time. reading. Classes are held in the morning and evening. Each morning, students have 5 lessons during which they develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Daytime classes focus on oral development, students learn to use their vocabulary in conversation, learn new words and develop communication skills with native speakers. In addition to the intensive course, school students can choose a standard course that consists of 25 lessons per week. learning, students can also choose an additional module, the purpose of which is to develop a certain skill. Additional modules of classes: conversational club, written speech pronunciation, mass media, book club. Duration of classes at Malvern House Dublin language school – 45 minutes. Classes start every Monday. The minimum duration of any program is 2 weeks. The cost of training at the Malvern House Dublin language school: intensive course – 310 euros per week, standard – 220 euros per week. Accommodation is organized in host families and student residences. Cost of living: from 185 to 260 euros per week. Additionally paid registration fee (100 euros), registration of accommodation (50 euros), courier delivery of documents (50 euros), transfer one way (80 euros), consular fee, flight, pocket For more information on Malvern House Dublin language school programs , contact Domar Travel Education at (044) 425-40-45 or email: email@example.com
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