Welcome to MAGIC CASTLE, Suzy!
When our new student Suzy came to MAGIC CASTLE International Nursery and Primary School in Moscow for her first visit, she was very shy – so many children and teachers in the school and they are all speaking English. Even though Suzy learned English back in China, she was still a bit concerned that she would probably have some communication problems – what if these people don’t understand her? When Suzy came to meet the Year 2 children, Olga just ran to her and said: “Nihao! Ni jiao shenme mingzi?” which means “Hello, what’s your name?” in Chinese. Suzy and her family were surprised to hear a 6 year old Russian child speaking their language.
– Where are you from, Olga?
– I’m from Moscow!
– Where did you learn Chinese?
– Here, in Magic Castle with Li laoshi (teacher Lee)
they continued their conversation, Olga in Chinese and Suzy in English:
– Ni ji sui le? (how old are you)
– I’m five. How old are you?
– Wo liu sui. (I’m six).
Both children were happy to practise a foreign language with each other and Suzy doesn’t feel shy anymore because she knows – there’s a friend who speaks Chinese!
If your child is ready for a more challenging experience they will love our English Summer Camp in the Moscow region!