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Free tips and activities for parents

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Teachers can help parents improve their child’s English by encouraging them to undertake certain initiatives outside the classroom, such as registering to the Cambridge English free newsletter for parents.

All parents get a free downloadable colouring book for young learners, or learning tips for teenagers, when they sign up.

Our newsletter for parents is written by experts from Cambridge English. Every two weeks tips, activities and information are sent straight to their inbox. This includes fun things to do at home, games to play and useful websites to visit. Our newsletter will help parents support their child’s learning and give them a head start in English.

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August 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm

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New webinar by Cambridge English: “Engaging parents in their children’s language learning”

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This webinar is aimed at teachers and parents and explores how parents can engage in their children’s English language learning, so that it becomes a team effort that involves the teacher, young learners and their parents. It includes a focus on the Cambridge English: Young Learners tests and gives practical resources and ideas for ways that parents can help their children.

To register for this webinar, please choose your preferred date and time below:

Monday 21 September 2015, 14.00 – 15.00 (UK time)
Wednesday 23 September 2015, 10.00 – 11.00 (UK time)

If you have missed any of our previous webinars, you can watch recordings and download the slides on Cambridge English TV, our official YouTube channel.

Shopping game is bags of fun

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We have now launched “Shop and Drop”, a new online game that creates a virtual shopping environment aimed at 5–12 year olds. Experts at Cambridge English, who developed the game, say that growing research has been driving force behind Shop and Drop.

‘Research such as 2012’s European Survey of Language Competences, which tested more than 50,000 children, showed that children learn English best when they are encouraged to integrate it into their everyday lives. This has been the key driving force behind the development of Shop and Drop. More and more parents all over the world are recognising how learning English gives children a big advantage in life. We chose the theme of shopping as it’s something that children all over the world can relate to and most importantly we’ve made the game fun which is key to increasing motivation.’

Players can improve their sentence structure by progressing through 15 levels that create a virtual shopping environment. Words found in the game are based on the Cambridge English: Young Learners exam. The difficulty levels reflect the Starters, Movers and Flyers found in Cambridge English: Young Learners – and the game gets more difficult as players progress through the levels.

The first level is open access and, by signing up to receive more free child-friendly activities, parents can unlock higher levels for their children to progress through. Children can also join a global leader board to see how their score compares to other children around the world.

Parents now have the chance to subscribe to a special parents’ newsletter, which includes links to learning activities. Parents can sign up to receive regular tips, advice and learning activities to help them get involved in their children’s learning.

Please find the Greek page for “Shop and  Drop” and the parents’ newsletter here.
Please find the Italian page for “Shop and  Drop” and the parents’ newsletter here.
For the other countries, parents can visit our Global page.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

April 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm