The Beda Kids model was created to improve the level of English language teaching in Educación Infantil.
With this model, we intend to help our students achieve a greater level of English language proficiency and to improve upon the work we have been carrying out over the years in these age groups.
As part of the Beda program, Beda kids has 3 main goals/ objectives:
- A qualitative and quantitative improvement in English teaching.
- A specific teacher training, which at this stage extends to include the family
- To assess the children’s progress in an innovative, fun and playful way.
To implement the BEDA KIDS model in Educación Infantil we have to integrate the following action steps:
- Strategies to create a bilingual environment.
- Developing the lessons in English.
- Working methodologies.
- Involvement of the family.
- Using resources to make learning easy.
- Responsible teachers.
- Evaluation of the plan.
The teaching methodology must be active, fun, flexible, stimulating and comprehensive, with an aim to start significant learning of the English language in a natural way.
Escuelas Católicas offers the teachers a training proposal, which responds to these criteria, through the BEDA KIDS coordinator.
The assessment system in BEDA KIDS will mainly focus on basic skills. It will assess learning through games, songs and everyday stories.
At this stage the students will have a Conversation Assistant, who will also be present in Primary Education classes. The Assistant will deliver fun and playful activities.
To increase the level of English language we will use activities such as drama, music, magic, storytelling...
An important implementation in Early Childhood Education is the "Happy Hearts" method which is based on the adventures of a cat named Kenny and his two friends Molly and Billy. Together with them we will immerse ourselves in a world of fun, in which we will live great adventures and learn in a playful way, with very attractive resources, focused on attracting and capturing the attention of students.