The learning Environment at Fisher’s SuperKids was created with the focus of helping students feel comfortable, confident, and excited from the moment they enter the building. Each student is greeted by friendly teachers and staff when they arrive at the center, then they get to enjoy the open-style teaching method that allows for many games and activities to enhance student learning. Every classroom has a unique and colorful design that aims to increase student interest and love for their English school. Here at SuperKids, we have a high focus on building student character through learning English. Every aspect of our center has the ultimate intention of preparing students for a life of success through the talents, skills, and character traits that are taught here. These are all habits that can be learned through studying at the school, but it is also very important for parents and families to encourage students to constantly develop those skills and traits at home and in the community.
SuperKids has grown so much since it first opened in 2006. The center had to open a second location in 2012, and then relocate to a bigger building in 2014. Since the big move, our student population has reached over 1,750 students in both locations! Now, we proudly offer classes every day of the week, in our 10 classrooms at FSEC 1, 6 classrooms at FSEC 2 and 4 classrooms at FSEC 3.
Each of the classrooms has been designed for classes with up to eighteen students. The walls are well insulated to block the heat from the many windows on the front of the building, as well as sound-proofing to help prevent disturbances by neighboring classrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped with dry-erase boards, flat screen TVs, internet connection and other teaching aids. Each room is uniquely and beautifully decorated with murals and posters to create excitement for all of the students in order to help them feel comfortable for increased learning.
Learning Support and Testing Center
The latest addition to our center is an area that is specifically designed for performing speaking tests for each class, as well as a location for students to receive extra tutoring and academic assistance. Before class students can enjoy reading a book in the lobby area which is equipped with one of these comfortable chairs. This area is used for students at FSEC 1.
“Learning by Doing” Our teaching philosophy is that students learn best while studying English skills in context. With this in mind, teachers at Fisher's SuperKids place great emphasis on helping students develop skills and competence through a variety of interesting activities including songs, chants, games and teamwork. “Learning by doing” is appropriately used by teachers to provide the most opportunities for the students to use English in and out of class. At Fisher's SuperKids, the ultimate goal is to enable Vietnamese students (ages four to fifteen) the ability to comprehend what is being said and communicate fluently and confidently with good pronunciation -- all in English. Children four to six years old will have the advantage of developing an authentic, native-like accent when studying over the years at our center with native English speaking teachers.
Materials and Teaching Aids
Careful thought and planning goes into selecting course materials to meet the needs of each age group. All books are original, in color, and used with many other aids such as flashcards, DVDs, CDs, wall charts and posters to make learning fun and effective.
Tracking Students' Progress
Each class has a Vietnamese Partner assigned to provide assistance to the Foreign Teacher, keep track of students' activities, and regularly update parents on the students’ progress. With this system, Teachers and Vietnamese Partners work together to identify which students are falling behind or in need of extra assistance, so that the appropriate steps can be taken to ensure that every student is able to progress in their learning.
Tests and Evaluation
Students are tested on a variety of skills during the middle and end of each course, in order to evaluate and track their progress. Each student is expected to score an average of 5 out of 10 points for each skill in order to pass to the next level. At the end of each course, the students can demonstrate what they have learned throughout the course, and the teacher can share the results of the evaluation with comments about the students’ progress.