Our mission and values

Fisher’s SuperKids was founded and exists today on the philosophy “A heart for teaching and a passion for learning”. The perfect combination of a love for children, passion for education and pedagogical skills in each teacher and staff member at Fisher’s SuperKids is a wonderful source of inspiration for students who wants to study English.

 

There are 6 core values that we fervently pursue: Learn - Play - Grow - Care - Respect - Love

 

We are more than just a language center. Our focus is towards the holistic student experience, from the moment students enter the building, greeted by friendly teachers, until they enter the classroom, we aim to provide a unique experience which will make students excited to learn and to be proud of their English Center.

 

The focus is on all aspects of a young learner’s growth, both personally and professionally. Our ultimate goal is to help students find and actively pursue their own academic goals while building their self-confidence and character to enable them to become citizens in the international community.

 

When you walk into any classroom, you will see drawings, murals, quotes and pictures that cover the walls. You will hear the excitement of students singing along to musical activities.

All the while, students can be seen taking tests, studying and learning one-on-one. This great variety of activities increases academic productivity and levels of student engagement in their work.

 

Our Teaching Assistants who are present during all classes will send a personal daily update to the parents via viber as part of our commitment to keep the parents informed of their child’s growth. The parents are also encouraged to practice English at home with their kids and send weekly video recordings of their child’s pronunciation of the weekly vocabulary to the teacher.

 

Fisher’s SuperKids provides an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and study skills that they will use throughout their schooling. The students will experience this growth through the 6 core values that we promote;

 

Learn: A Culture That Promotes a Love of Learning

 

Our students study English with all native English-speaking teachers from around the world. We have teachers coming from at least seven different countries, which enables students to understand various accents. Learning takes place logically through communication (listening and speaking) proceeding with reading and writing skills. Students are also taught grammar methodically with age-sensitive materials.

 

We create an environment that encourages students to be their best selves, immerse themselves in knowledge, and truly enjoy the learning experience.

 

We know that every student learns in a different way and for most students, the best way to learn are through fun, play based and creative activities. Programs are designed to promote creativity and give students the chance to engage with foreign teachers, fellow classmates and the environment.

 

Key aspects of learning:

 

  • Minimize use of large group activities that require sitting and focus on individual engagement. Instead, most activities feature play-based, hands-on learning in small groups. Our classrooms are designed to host a maximum of 18 learners. To enhance the learning experience of students, we believe that smaller class sizes would complement the students’ interactions with their teacher and fellow classmates.
  • Cooperation. We focus on the ability to work, learn, and get along with others. A year in Fisher’s SuperKids provides your child with the opportunity to learn patience, as well as the ability to take turns, share, and listen to others.
  • The development of self-confidence. This is the process of helping the students feel good about who they are and confident in their ability to overcome the challenges of learning.
  • Curiosity. Most children are naturally curious, but some do not know how to focus or use this curiosity. Fisher’s SuperKids strives to spark and direct the student’s curiosity and natural love of learning into productive learning experiences.
  • Provide a combination of formal (teacher-initiated) and informal (child-initiated) activities. Investigations and projects allow students to work well under the guidance of the teacher and also to explore their own creativity and ideas with fellow classmates.

 

Play: This is an indispensable part of learning for young students. At SuperKids, “having fun” is used as a tool to achieve “learning” as an end goal. Students will be able to release their natural energy, develop creativity, and lighten their stress load from the intense schedule they follow at the Vietnamese school through games, songs and enriching extra-curricular activities.

 

We believe that learning is fun and rewarding. Students can sometimes lose this passion when they become disengaged from the conventional educational system in Vietnam. At Fisher’s SuperKids we provide an environment that not only encourages advanced learning, but also makes the experience fun and memorable. We are different from other centers in that our approach aims to restructure the way students think about learning. Learning can be fun and exciting! We reach this goal through play-based activities inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Inside the classroom:

Our qualified English teachers makes use of new, creative and engaging activities and games with the aim to learn. Our modern classrooms are designed to create a fun learning atmosphere for students and teachers. Each classroom is fully equipped with a full-screen TV, internet, whiteboard, class Dojo classroom management system, air-conditioner and other interesting realia.

 

Outside of the classroom:

During each course, students get the opportunity to go on field trips, offsite lessons at bakeries, parks, animal shelters, the Helio entertainment center etc. to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom.

 

Grow: Holistic growth is a high priority at Fisher’s SuperKids. Our soft skills department continues to develop exciting activities in and out of the classroom to help students grow in confidence, team-building- and life skills. Students learn about helping the environment, treating each other kindly, creating art projects, and even acquiring skills important for daily life, such as tying shoes.

 

Student growth is not only about their growth within the English language, it’s also about their personal growth and character during their time at Fisher’s SuperKids.

 

Professional growth will include a deeper understanding of the spoken English, syllables and sounds with specific focus on the final sounds. Older levels will focus more on the written language and grammar.

 

Personal growth will include focussing on students confidence, teamwork, life skills, caring for others and the environment, creating art projects, positive reinforcement and being kind towards one another.

 

Care: Care is offered by the teachers and Vietnamese staff, in order to help each student at Fisher’s SuperKids feel special. This care is often shown through events such as birthdays, free tutoring, and grammar reviews, but it is present in every interaction at Fisher's SuperKids. Top students are acknowledged during every course in order to encourage and reward those who have been working hard in the classroom.

 

Fisher’s SuperKids goes to great lengths to ensure that our teachers and staff members are cared for, both professionally and personally. We believe that if our staff members are well cared for then they will take care of their students. We accomplish this through various initiatives within our company like staff retreats, outreach programs aimed to reach out to the community, environmental projects, special events and professional development.

 

Teachers

When a foreign teacher joins our team we make sure that their paperwork is taken care of, so that they can work and live in Vietnam with peace of mind. We help teachers with accommodation and personal requests.

 

Our special mentoring department personally assists our teachers with academic needs and ideas throughout their career, to better serve the the immediate needs of their students. We offer professional development workshops and meetings to help our teachers reach their full potential.

 

Students

Teachers and staff members are fully equipped to take care of each child’s personal learning experience. We believe in positive reinforcement, we promote discipline while respecting and loving our students. Top students are acknowledged during every course in order to encourage and reward those who have been working hard.

 

Fisher’s SuperKids also promotes caring for the community and environment. Through projects and extra-curricular activities, we teach students to reach out to less fortunate children in the community, how to take care of the environment and how to treat animals.

 

Respect: Respect is given to all students at Fisher’s SuperKids. We focus on helping students recognize and display good behavior, through positive reinforcement and rewards. Students are taught how to behave well in class, as well as appropriate ways to treat other classmates and teachers in order to have a mutually respecting relationship.

 

Our center shows respect to every single member of Fisher’s SuperKids and our community. We believe that we have a responsibility towards the community and environment. Students are taught to treat others how they would want to be treated themselves.

 

Your age, job or position in society doesn’t matter in how you treat people around you. Through positive reinforcement, the behavior of students are directed towards respectful and loving interactions.

 

Love: Teachers and staff members always make our students more eager to come to class. Students receive love through high-fives, hugs, verbal affirmations, and other ways when they study at Fisher’s SuperKids. Our center also knows that it is often better to give than to receive, so we organize charity events for students to spread love through visiting and serving children with disabilities, orphans, and others in need.

 

All our core values ties together with the love and passion we have for learning and people. “Love builds up, love enables, love edifies and love never fails”.

 

What makes SuperKids unique in the ESL community is that there exists a genuine love between teachers and students. Students form close relationships with their teachers over the courses. In a country where it’s a strange thing to say “I love you” to one-another, students constantly hears this from their teachers. Teachers show their love through hugs, high-fives, verbal affirmations and personal contact with the parents of their students.

 

Our center also knows that it is better to give than to receive. We organize charity events for students to spread their love through visiting and serving children with disabilities, orphans, and others in need.