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Shiminly helps bridge the gap between traditional education and the worldly skills required for the rapidly changing 21st century.

GRADES 1-2

FIVE SENSES

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the body parts associated with the five senses and explore various sensory stimuli. They’ll also learn how to describe sensations that they associate with different places. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate essential processes during childhood development. For example, sight and speaking games will help improve memory, visualization and speaking skills. Early access to tactile stimuli will aid in the development of balance, posture, proprioception, and fine motor skills.
Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Self-Awareness and Adaptability

Problem addressed:

Lack of spatial awareness

How this workshop will help:

Students who lack interest in the world around them may become limited in learning capacities later in life. Experiential learning and early access to different sensory stimuli will instill a sense of constant curiosity in a child’s surroundings, helping them become multi-faceted learners in and outside of the classroom.

Build and refine skills for our future world

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GRADES 3 - 4

GOOD GAME

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the importance of good sportsmanship. We will explore how polite behavior and good habits during and after a game can be applied at home or at school. Your child will learn the importance of resilience, respect, and responsibility. By understanding the value of rules and teamwork in a game, they will gain more insight on how to work with and improve their community.

Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Teamwork and Communication

Students will learn about the importance of good sportsmanship.

Problem addressed:

Lack of discipline

How this workshop will help:

Students who practice good sportsmanship will build more discipline and resilience. They will be more likely to persevere after a failure and realize that it shouldn’t justify bad behavior. A disciplined and resilient individual is capable of dealing with obstacles and failures in other areas throughout life.

Build and refine skills for our future world

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GRADES 5 - 6

FAST FASHION

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the environmental consequences of fast fashion. The goal is to encourage students to explore the ways in which their clothing choices affect the limited resources on our planet. Once your child understands the importance of making sustainable choices, they will encourage fashion companies to source their materials ethically and make better use of our planetary resources during production and distribution.

Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Global Citizenship

Problem addressed:

Financial mismanagement

How this workshop will help:

As students become more knowledgeable about where their clothes come from and where they go after they’re finished using them, they’ll be more mindful of how they purchase and take care of their clothing. They’ll be less likely to spend money on poor quality clothing and, instead, invest in products that are financially sustainable and ethical for their community.

Build and refine skills for our future world

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GRADES 7 - 8

STRESS AND SPORTS

What they’ll Learn

Your child will discover the ways in which sports can alleviate stress. They will learn to recognize common daily stressors and how to take active steps to remove them. By using sports to manage stress, your child will be able to take control of their own lives. The ability to manage stress independently will help them build their confidence. This will allow them to increase their productivity and to strive for excellence.

Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Emotional Intelligence

Problem addressed:

Obesity and chronic diseases

How this workshop will help:

Sports not only relieves stress but is vital for good mental and physical health overall. By participating in sports to relieve stress, students will simultaneously reduce the risks associated with obesity, diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health.

Build and refine skills for our future world

Click the ‘Book Free Demo’ button above to get started!

GRADES 9 - 10

ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN AI

What they’ll Learn

Your child will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) has integrated itself into various aspects of our lives. There will be discussions about critical ethical questions pertaining to our increased dependence on AI. Through these conversations, your child will examine their own sense of morality. Ultimately, your child will learn how to structure verbal arguments and share ideas eloquently with others thereby developing their communication ability.

Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Teamwork and Communication

Problem addressed:

Little awareness of technological advancements

How this workshop will help:

By learning about current trends in AI, students can discover how this technology affects their daily life. Consequently, they will be able to control how AI and other technologies exert influence over their lives. They can also envision their own role in growing with these emerging industries and develop an awareness of future-ready careers.

Build and refine skills for our future world

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GRADES 11 - 12

HOW TO CHOOSE A UNIVERSITY

What they’ll Learn

Your child will reflect on their own plans for higher education as they evaluate different universities and programs. They will explore the different academic and vocational options available to teenagers after high school and examine which options are best suited to their particular needs and skill set. Through this process, your child will be able to set concrete and realistic goals for life after high school.

Duration:

60 mins

Skills Focus:

Critical Thinking

Problem addressed:

Poor research skills

How this workshop will help:

Students will refine their ability to conduct online research and learn how to navigate different websites from institutes of higher learning. Their research will teach them about the various programs and courses being offered by different universities and technical colleges. These essential research skills will guide them in their quest to find a university program that optimizes the development of other skills.

Build and refine skills for our future world

Click the ‘Book Free Demo’ button above to get started!

Spaces are limited

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Shiminly courses help bridge the gap between traditional education and the worldly skills required for the rapidly changing 21st century.

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GRADES 1 - 2

THE FIVE SENSES

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the body parts associated with the five senses and explore various sensory stimuli. They’ll also learn how to describe sensations that they associate with different places. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate essential processes during childhood development. For example, sight and speaking games will help improve memory, visualization and speaking skills. Early access to tactile stimuli will aid in the development of balance, posture, proprioception, and fine motor skills.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Self-Awareness and Adaptability

Problem addressed:
Lack of spatial awareness

How this workshop will help:
Students who lack interest in the world around them may become limited in learning capacities later in life. Experiential learning and early access to different sensory stimuli will instill a sense of constant curiosity in a child’s surroundings, helping them become multi-faceted learners in and outside of the classroom.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

GRADES 3 - 4

GOOD GAME

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the importance of good sportsmanship. We will explore how polite behavior and good habits during and after a game can be applied at home or at school. Your child will learn the importance of resilience, respect, and responsibility. By understanding the value of rules and teamwork in a game, they will gain more insight on how to work with and improve their community.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Teamwork and Communication

Students will learn about the importance of good sportsmanship.

Problem addressed:
Lack of discipline

How this workshop will help:
Students who practice good sportsmanship will build more discipline and resilience. They will be more likely to persevere after a failure and realize that it shouldn’t justify bad behavior. A disciplined and resilient individual is capable of dealing with obstacles and failures in other areas throughout life.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

GRADES 5 - 6

FAST FASHION

What they’ll Learn

Your child will learn about the environmental consequences of fast fashion. The goal is to encourage students to explore the ways in which their clothing choices affect the limited resources on our planet. Once your child understands the importance of making sustainable choices, they will encourage fashion companies to source their materials ethically and make better use of our planetary resources during production and distribution.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Global Citizenship

Problem addressed:
Financial mismanagement

How this workshop will help:

As students become more knowledgeable about where their clothes come from and where they go after they’re finished using them, they’ll be more mindful of how they purchase and take care of their clothing. They’ll be less likely to spend money on poor quality clothing and, instead, invest in products that are financially sustainable and ethical for their community.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

GRADES 7 - 8

STRESS AND SPORTS

What they’ll Learn

Your child will discover the ways in which sports can alleviate stress. They will learn to recognize common daily stressors and how to take active steps to remove them. By using sports to manage stress, your child will be able to take control of their own lives. The ability to manage stress independently will help them build their confidence. This will allow them to increase their productivity and to strive for excellence.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Emotional Intelligence

Problem addressed:
Obesity and chronic diseases

How this workshop will help:
Sports not only relieves stress but is vital for good mental and physical health overall. By participating in sports to relieve stress, students will simultaneously reduce the risks associated with obesity, diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

GRADES 9 - 10

ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN AI

What they’ll Learn

Your child will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) has integrated itself into various aspects of our lives. There will be discussions about critical ethical questions pertaining to our increased dependence on AI. Through these conversations, your child will examine their own sense of morality. Ultimately, your child will learn how to structure verbal arguments and share ideas eloquently with others thereby developing their communication ability.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Teamwork and Communication

Problem addressed:
Little awareness of technological advancements

How this workshop will help:
By learning about current trends in AI, students can discover how this technology affects their daily life. Consequently, they will be able to control how AI and other technologies exert influence over their lives. They can also envision their own role in growing with these emerging industries and develop an awareness of future-ready careers.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

GRADES 11 - 12

HOW TO CHOOSE A UNIVERSITY

What they’ll Learn

Your child will reflect on their own plans for higher education as they evaluate different universities and programs. They will explore the different academic and vocational options available to teenagers after high school and examine which options are best suited to their particular needs and skill set. Through this process, your child will be able to set concrete and realistic goals for life after high school.

Duration: 60 mins

Skills Focus: Critical Thinking

Problem addressed:
Poor research skills

How this workshop will help:
Students will refine their ability to conduct online research and learn how to navigate different websites from institutes of higher learning. Their research will teach them about the various programs and courses being offered by different universities and technical colleges. These essential research skills will guide them in their quest to find a university program that optimizes the development of other skills.

Click the 'Book Free Demo' button above to get started!

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Why Shiminly

Our curriculum is guided by recommended best practices for bridging the gap between traditional education and the worldly skills required for the rapidly changing 21st century.

We implement philosophy and methodology from experts at the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, and Harvard University to form our future-minded curriculum.

We believe in evidence-based approaches to teaching and nurturing young minds that have proven life-changing results.

Our Values

Our Facilitators

Chris

Hi there, my name is Chris and I'm from Devon, in the south of England. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over six years and have taught in China, the UK, Hungary and Spain. I have a background in Music and studied Composition at the RSAMD in Glasgow, Trinity Laban in London and the University of York. After finishing my master's at York, I travelled to China to teach for a little while and fell in love with it. I've been teaching ever since!

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Patrice

My teaching journey began in 2011, after obtaining my Bachelors at the UWI, in Jamaica and subsequently, becoming TEFL-certified. My style of teaching focuses on the student's unique needs. I believe that every student learns differently and it is my responsibility to create a learning environment that allows each student to feel safe enough to explore and experiment with new information in order to maximize their fullest potential. I'm excited to meet and get to know you. See you soon!

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Russ

I am a passionate academic with extensive teaching experience. I am proficient in English, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as culturally sensitive with a deep understanding of the education sector. I obtained my Master’s degree from Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia’s top diplomatic school. I also have a PhD in history and politics from the University of Melbourne, the highest-ranking university in Australia. I am currently working on my academic monograph.

I am also a CELTA-certified English teacher and am passionate about helping students achieve high scores in the IELTS test as well as pursue further studies and vocations. My combined experience and proficiency in grammar, communication and education means I can help students to express themselves effectively in any scenario.

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Graciana

My name is Graciana and I have been a teacher of English for the last 14 years. I am from Mendoza (La tierra del sol y del buen vino) Argentina, in Latin America. I have been to countries like Chile, Scotland and England, where I lived for 8 months.
I love teaching English online because it allows me to meet students and teachers that I would never be able to meet otherwise! Plus, I also get to learn about other countries and cultures! In addition, I enjoy having fun lessons where creativity, discussion and ideas can flourish.

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Shelley

My name is Shelley. I have been teaching since 2009. 

I have worked as a Director of Studies (DOS), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturer, and young learner specialists, in Spain, Italy, Mexico and the UK. 

I have masters degrees in Child Studies, Translation Studies, and TEFL and Applied Linguistics from universities in Spain, Sweden and the UK. 

I am passionate about the student’s experience in the classroom and how we can bring personalisation into our lessons to promote engagement. In addition to teaching, I write ESL/EFL (English as a second language and English as a foreign language) content, and materials for teacher training and blogs. 

I have taught many different age groups and nationalities and helped these students to achieve their goals. I look forward to helping you on your language learning journey.

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Nigel

Hi, my name is Nigel, and I’ve been a teacher since 2002. 

In those 19 years, I’ve taught in Indonesia, Japan, Chile, Bolivia, Russia, Oman, Cambodia, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Ukraine and Myanmar. 

My students have been young learners and adults, and I am experienced in teaching General and Business English. 

Travelling, walking in nature and watching wildlife are major passions, and I am also a keen songwriter. I love teaching because there is so much scope for creativity, for me and for my students alike.

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Patrick

I am a teacher from Ireland with 20 years’ experience teaching. I have taught all ages and levels and worked in many countries e.g. Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Oman, Taiwan, Ireland and Spain. I love teaching and always try to have an enjoyable, fun, interesting class. I am an experienced Zoom teacher and love to get to know new students from all over the world.

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Nina

Hi there, my name is Nina. I am so excited to meet you and get to know you! I am from beautiful, sunny South Africa, where I currently reside. I have worked in many different industries and gained amazing worldly knowledge through these different work environments, but my true passion and purpose lies in education.

I have experience with remedial teaching and facilitating of all different age groups, from toddlers to teens, university students to high powered professionals and government officials. In my sessions, I am my student’s biggest cheerleader.

I would describe myself as enthusiastic, patient, dedicated, reliable, high-energy, flexible, encouraging but most of all loads of fun! The more fun and engaging the lesson, the more we retain. [And you don’t even feel like you are learning 😉] I love teaching, as I get to connect with many different people from all walks of life. I take pleasure in getting to know my students, understanding their needs and helping them achieve their goals. I believe that knowledge is power. Empowering others to know their full potential is what it’s all about. It’s meaningful, which makes me love what I do, even more. I can’t wait to meet you!

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Jamie

Hello parents and students! I have been an online ESL teacher since 2015. I have also taught in Iceland, Taiwan, and the USA. I currently live in beautiful Phuket, Thailand. I have formally studied Thai, Korean, French, and Spanish, and I speak Icelandic fluently. I know a lot about the delicate nature of learning a language. It means a lot to me to enrich the lives of the students I teach. I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

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Eleanor

Hi, my name is Eleanor, I am from Bournemouth in the U.K. I have been teaching English for 13 years, to a wide variety of people from around the world of all ages! I have taught in the U.K, Austria, Spain-where I currently live and online to students in China. I love to teach and facilitate learning, guiding students to recognize their own skills, talents, and ideas about things, allowing them to gain a good understanding of relevant topics and discuss them with confidence. I think it’s important for students to enjoy classes (and life!) cultivate creativity and learn how to make a difference.

I love to do yoga and meditation, spend time in nature, walk or cycle near the sea or in the mountains, read, listen to music, sing, occasionally play the guitar, and spend time with my friends and family. I also love to travel and visit new places. I have visited many countries- my favorites including India, Colombia, Turkey, and Italy.

I look forward to meeting you in the Shiminly classroom!

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Mary

Hi! My name is Mary. I am a traveler and have been teaching for the last 7 years. In those years, I've lived and taught in many countries, e.g., China, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Ukraine.

I am experienced in teaching General and Academic English. I am also passionate about helping my students prepare for the IELTS test, understand English grammar, and overcome difficulties in expressing themselves. I have taught students from different cultural and professional backgrounds and helped them achieve their academic and personal goals. Nowadays, I am working towards my PhD in Education. Teaching online helps me meet lots of interesting people, as well as get to learn about many interesting cultures and traditions. I'll be glad to meet you and help you achieve your goals. See you soon!

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Ruth-Ann

Hello, my name is Ruth-Ann and I am excited and passionate to embark on this journey of teaching English to you. I have been teaching since 2011 after completing my Bachelors at the UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica and most recently a Diploma at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. I aspire to create a safe, student-centered environment, with a focus on active learning, where students are always engaged and feel comfortable to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions. My classrooms are also spaces for exploration and discovery and each student is welcome to challenge themselves by maintaining a growth mindset where they always strive for improvement every day. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

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competencies that encompass the skills mastery required to become a world citizen
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flexible and innovative lessons
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future-focused topics
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"Shiminly's focus on different future-ready skills are exactly what I look for in the talent we hire. These skills really help prepare student's for the ever-evolving 21st century workplace. As technology and the nature of work evolves, we expect everyone to have baseline knowledge but the unique thought process and ability to present those thoughts in a clear and articulate manner are what helps individuals stand out."

Raghu Varlagadda Entrepreneur | Product Leader | FalconX | Ex-Google | Harvard Business School

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FAQs

All students must have access to a computer, a webcam, and a microphone. In order to create an optimal learning environment, our teachers require every student to have their webcam on at all times. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the classroom.

Shiminly accepts students in grades 1-12. Students can start at any grade level and do not need to have completed the Shiminly program in previous years.

With over 100 unique topics in our 7 competencies, Shiminly students will explore a variety of fascinating disciplines and over 200 different universal skills.

Shiminly classes are taught entirely in English by international teachers. Shiminly does not currently offer courses in other languages, although we do explore linguistics as a topic in several lessons.

Yes. All our teachers possess official teaching certifications from accredited educational institutions.

We don’t have a physical location because our program was designed to be a virtual course for global citizens. That means we want to be everywhere

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