The story of Foundation Stage and E-native is deeply rooted in the vision of its founders, Tomasz and Joanna Berlik. Their dream was to create not just a language school, but a community — a welcoming, nurturing environment where both students and teachers thrive.
The beginning of our journey. Foundation Stage conducts its first in-person classes for three students in a class rented from a foundation. This marked our humble start.
A significant milestone - Foundation Stage is officially registered as a stationary school. A step towards formalization and growth.
Our reach expands to 33 participants
in stationary classes, and we embark on a quest to find a Native Speaker for online learning, broadening our horizons. The E-native brand is born.
A new chapter in online education begins with our first online tutor, Natalee Horn. This marked the start of our online presence.
Sarah-Jane Venter joins E-native. In March, we welcome our first real students to E-native.
Our stationary school, Foundation Stage, relocates to a new, more accommodating facility, and we proudly host 60 participants in our in- person classes.
Our growth continues with the registration of our South African company, co-founded with Sarah. We're not just colleagues; we're business partners. Natalee Horn rejoins our team, strengthening our faculty.
We introduce a groundbreaking approach to language learning. Focusing on conversational skills and role-playing, we launch an inventive use of 360-degree images that encompass a variety of scenarios. These immersive images transport students into different realities, greatly enhancing the learning experience. This approach proves to be a tremendous success, leading to the creation of over 50 diverse thematic classes. Furthermore, we continue to develop more personalized and tailored content, constantly pushing the boundaries of conventional language teaching.
Achieving a new high, we are now managing 270 classes monthly with a dedicated team of five members.
Doubling our efforts, we expand to 570 monthly classes and grow our team to eight members
At E-native, we believe in a world where all creatures, human and animal alike, deserve kindness, respect, and care. Supporting organization's efforts in animal welfare aligns perfectly with our values, and it's a cause we're proud to stand behind.
- Thanks to Natalee Horn, who gave us the opportunity to support this organization.
A significant milestone is achieved as the total number of positive reviews on Trustpilot and Google surpasses 100. This accomplishment is a testament to the quality and impact of our services.
Tier System & Teacher of the Month, Introduction: To facilitate the professional development of our tutors, we have introduced tier system and teacher of the month program. This innovative approach provides a structured path for growth and recognition, empowering our educators to excel and evolve in their teaching journey and engagement.
A remarkable event led by Suthea - one of our dedicated team members, who prepares and delivers an exceptional 1.5-hour presentation for a school in Poland, conducted online. This event garners significant attention, with over 40 participants attending, showcasing our global reach and the expertise of our team members. This presentation not only highlights our educational prowess but also solidifies our standing as a growing, international educational entity.
The idea of creating a Hub for our tutors is born, envisioning a collaborative and supportive space for our educators. At this stage, we are doing over 900 classes monthly with 14 team members.