English Made Fun
We at English Made Fun ensure that each child feels secure, comfortable and relaxed not only within their environment but most importantly with their English educator. Thus, we offer a service that provides a native English educator who is qualified and has over 25 years of experience within early childhood education.
Our main focus is to teach English as second language in an enjoyable and fun way. This is why we have developed a curriculum based on songs, stories, art & crafts, games and other fun activities.
Suzanne Sistonen: I am originally from Kent, England, but moved to Finland in 2003 to work in a bilingual kindergarten. Since then I have married my Finnish husband and I am a mummy to an amazing little girl.
In 1989 I became qualified in early childhood education and since then I have gained over 25 years of experience working with children in several different fields i.e. as a nanny/nursery nurse in the English daycare system as well as working with children who have some learning difficulties both physically and emotionally. After moving to Finland my main focus has been to help Finnish/Swedish children learn the English language. Before my daughter was born I was working as an English educator for MLL Kiddy House kindergarten and Hansa Kindergarten where I worked with children from two up to preschool. During that time I gained over ten years of experience teaching English as a second language.
I am fully dedicated and I care deeply about children’s developmental growth educationally, mentally and physically. I get a huge amount of joy and satisfaction when I experience young children taking their first steps to learning the English language. Gaining the confidence of the children is also a priority of mine, as then children will be more open and secure to learning.
Interactive and fun classes – full English immersion:
- Activity and stimulus based classes using songs, stories, games, art & crafts and other fun activities
- Small groups, maximum 8 children in one group, this allows each child to receive individual attention
- 45 minute interactive program
- Bright Beginners Level 1, for children over 3 years of age
- Bright Minds Level 2, for children 4,5 – 6 years of age
- Bright Minds Level 3, preschoolers
- Bright Horizons Level 4, schoolchildren
- Autumn season, 14 classes,
- Spring season, 16 classes, (begins on week 4)
- Summer Camps will be held in Porvoo during the months of June and August
- Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:00
- Light morning and afternoon snacks included
- Children must bring their own lunch "hot or cold"
- Autumn season 230 Euro (including VAT)
- Spring season 230 Euro (including VAT)
- Summer Camp 200 Euro (including VAT)
If you have a second child attending from your immediate family there is a 15€ discount.
Non-refundable: If your child/children are unable to attend a class for a personal matter or your class should fall on a annual holiday, sadly in some cases this is unavoidable a refund will not be given.
Guidelines for the different levels
BRIGHT BEGINNERS Level 1
LEVEL: BEGINNING. This student is often a new arrival with little previous English training and this is the key -- a very limited vocabulary. We recommend Moo Music for the beginners
BRIGHT MINDS Level 2
LEVEL: HIGH BEGINNING. This student can understand some classroom directions and attempts to do simple assignments but with great hesitancy and misunderstanding. Vocabulary is still greatly limited to commonly-used words.
BRIGHT MINDS Level 3
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE. This student participates in most classroom activities and follows directions adequately, though with frequent misunderstandings. Vocabulary is limited but rapidly improving.
BRIGHT HORIZONS Level 4
LEVEL: HIGH INTERMEDIATE. This student easily participates in classroom and social activities, constantly adding to his/her knowledge of vocabulary, culture, and teacher expectations. His/her speech still exhibits a considerable accent, but grammar and vocabulary errors should be receding. This student’s English is changing rapidly at this point, and his/her confidence level should be increasing at the same rate.