More than 30 years ago, Helen Doron had a moment of inspiration while watching her young daughter learn violin through the Suzuki method. If Suzuki is teaching the language of music, why aren’t we teaching the music of language?” asked Doron.
As a linguistic scientist, she had a deep understanding of the mechanics of language. As a mother watching her children grow up bilingual, she saw the challenges involved in teaching children English as a second language.
From inspiration to home-based business
With this insight, Helen Doron created a unique methodology for children from ages 3 months to 19 years that would make learning a second language as easy and natural as learning their mother tongue.
She created action-packed lessons that were so much fun; the children didn’t realize they were learning English. Each lesson is full of enjoyable activities that use the different senses, so there is lots of interaction, conversations, games and songs.
From local to global
The business grew from a home-based business into a global franchise network and Helen Doron’s vision of teaching English naturally, backed by her proven methodology and creative learning materials including original songs, animated videos, and educational apps, opened a whole new world for teaching English as a foreign language.
More than three million children have learned English with the unique Helen Doron methodology. Today, Helen Doron English is an international educational franchise with more than 1,000 learning centres in 37 countries, and is still growing.