Studying Online: How to Support your Children in the ’Digital Classroom’

Danes Worldwide has provided online instruction in the Danish language to expat Danish families and their children for more than 30 years. We apply this experience to the development of instructional programs centered around the progress of each student. As a parent, you have an opportunity to support your child in the learning process.

Danes Worldwide has provided online instruction in the Danish language to expat Danish families and their children for more than 30 years. We apply this experience to the development of instructional programs centered around the progress of each student.

As a parent, you have an opportunity to support your child in the learning process.

Danes Worldwide has provided online instruction in the Danish language to expat Danish families and their children for more than 30 years. In that time, we have taught children, teens, and adults all over the world at all instructional levels. We apply this experience to the development of instructional programs centered around the progress of each student.

As a parent, you have an opportunity to help your child in the learning process by creating a supportive framework for the online course. Here are a few tips.

1. Arrange for a sneak peek

Have the student ’preview’ the weekly assignment(s) by quickly reviewing the task to be performed and the associated texts and/or videos. In getting mentally ready for actually doing the work, it is helpful to have an idea in advance what needs to be done, what deliverable is being requested, and when the work is to be submitted.

2. Provide a schedule

Help the child in setting up a regular structure. Having a fixed time for doing the work each week is helpful, as are regular breaks. Working for too long without a break is counterproductive.

3. Make it comfortable

Our online courses are flexible in that students may work on assignments when it is convenient for them; many tackle the weekly lesson on weekends. Regardless of the timing, it is helpful to set up the environment to be comfortable. Air out the room to provide oxygen, and set out a snack. Making the online work experience pleasant is a productive measure.

4. Talk about the assignments

Stimulate learning by asking questions about the assignments: ”What’s this about?” … ”How do you like that topic?” … ”How might you approach the assignment?” Engaging the student in conversation about the work helps him or her apply the material covered in the lessons.

5. Students are not on their own

The Danes Worldwide instructional programs are not intended be a solitary experience. Students are always welcome to write to the teacher to ask for help. Some of the assignments are suitable for a group discussion, thus giving each student the opportunity to see how others worked on an assignment.

Do you have any questions?

Do you have questions about our online programs? Our highly skilled teachers are always ready to provide guidance and assistance. You can reach Tina by phone at +45 3332 0913 or by e-mail tina@danes.dk.