FAQs

It is estimated that around 85% of the jobs that today’s learners will be doing in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. This makes the famous prediction that 65% of grade school kids will end up in jobs that haven’t yet been created seem conservative in comparison.

Impact on Society & Work in 2030,
Institute for the Future for Dell Technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Each Shiminly lesson is 60 minutes long, including time for dismissal and any associated cleanup.

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

Students take a test prior to the start of every new level to ensure that they are on track to benefit best from that level’s material. At the end of every course, students will be assessed on course content. Each test examines skills in speaking, listening, writing, and reading. These assessments are for evaluative and summative purposes only, and performance has no consequences.

Most Shiminly students need only a pencil and a notebook! If Shiminly Sessions students have access to a printer, that would be wonderful, but their participation is not dependent on it.

Yes! Shiminly courses are designed in such a way that you may start at any time of the year.
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.
Virtual learning allows for greater flexibility and more opportunities for self-paced learning. Interacting through a virtual platform improves collaboration and communication skills and helps students develop digital literacy and citizenship abilities throughout the learning process. It is also beneficial for developing self-motivation. You can find more information about virtual learning and its advantages at our Resources Page.
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—and that’s easier to do online!
We recommend having a conversation with your child prior to the process in which you solicit their feelings, opinions, desires, and concerns about learning. Discuss their goals and how you see Shiminly as an opportunity for achieving them. Present this as a fun way to spend time, not as a hardcore study experience!

Shiminly Sessions students must have access to a webcam and microphone, in addition to a desktop or laptop computer. We recommend a wired internet connection over wi-fi, to minimize connection stability issues. Your child’s device and their internet connection must be compatible with our platform.

System Requirements:

  • PDF reader
  • Graphic and audio output capability
  • Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps

In order to reap the full benefits of the Shiminly experience, each child will need access to their own laptop. Particularly if your children are at different levels of academic or English competency, they will need their own space to learn in the way that is best for them! We also find private students have better focus when working alone, as opposed to the excitement and distraction of another child’s presence.

Unless your child has behavioral, disciplinary, or physical needs that require adult intervention, we recommend that all learners take lessons without parental involvement. However, we do ask that a parent remain in the room to observe their child and handle any discipline issues that arise. You will have plenty of chances to admire your child’s work and to collaborate with them on homework assignments throughout the course. Parents also receive detailed feedback about their child’s performance, triumphs, and areas for growth after every lesson, so you’ll never feel like you’re missing out.

Yes. Our platform is safe. At the same time, we do not recommend leaving your child completely unsupervised during their lessons, depending on their age. We request that parents stay in the same room as their child when they are taking their Shiminly class.

You can cancel up to 48 hours before the start of the summer program.

You will have 15 minutes to join a class after it begins. If you miss a class, we will put you in another class subject to availability.

We’re excited to meet you! Please do contact us to get started.

Institutions and homeroom teachers

Many, if not most Shiminly lessons are focused on improving interpersonal communication and shaping learners into responsible, caring, altruistic members of their communities on every level. In addition to the socio-emotional benefits of our program, students will be introduced to the world at large, building maturity and sophistication. Shiminly also has numerous opportunities for project-based learning that entire schools are welcome to join!

Contact Shiminly Curriculum Services for more information about how one Shimin lesson can galvanize an entire student body.

Shiminly has numerous academic and emotional benefits that can improve test performance. Students review and learn about fascinating academic topics, which students can understand more fully due to our unique hands-on approach. Shiminly classes also build confidence and help students reduce anxiety by helping them develop familiarity with new and difficult ideas, as well as giving them a practical toolkit of physical and emotional management techniques.

In short, Shiminly makes everything a little less scary, and students grow in their confidence to take on new challenges.

All Shiminly classes must be observed by a homeroom teacher.
Yes, you can work with Shiminly to choose the package that best suits your needs.

You will have a contact person.

In general, you will need a strong internet connection, a webcam that can show the whole classroom at once, a whiteboard or blackboard, and speakers. Your classroom computer and internet connection must be able to work with our platform.

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Thank you for your interest in working with Shiminly! Please answer each question in as much detail as you can. You will not be penalized for not answering optional questions. After successful submission of this form, your CV, and your cover letter, Shiminly will contact you about moving on to the interview stage. * Required
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Shiminly Application Form for Institutions

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Shiminly Confidential Application Form for Students

Thank you for your interest in Shiminly! If you are under 18 years old, please fill out the Parents application with a family member. If you are over 18, you may use this form. Please answer each question in as much detail as you can. All information entered into this form is 100% confidential.

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Privacy Policy

Effective from 25th May, 2018

This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect information that you may provide when you use this website.  Your privacy is protected and important to us. If you provide identifiable personal information it will only be used to help us fulfil your project requirements.

Shiminly is the company who collects any personal data submitted through Shiminly.

We may update this policy periodically, please check this page to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes.

What we collect

Personal information, basically any data that can be used to identify or contact you is collected so we can service your requirements.  This could include your name, business name, address details, email, telephone numbers, or information pertaining to your exhibition stand requirements. You may also at times be asked to leave a message about your enquiry or project brief. Websites also collect your IP address through the use of Cookies (find out more about cookies below).

If you opted-in to our mailing list, you may receive occasional emails on important updates or service information. You have the right to opt-out or and have any personal details removed at any time, please email.

What We Do With The Information We Collect

Information is saved until the enquiry is dealt with, and then archived with the project or on cloud based systems if you are an ongoing client. We also retain your contact details and information in the emails you have sent, but you can request to have your personal details deleted at any time.

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission, or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you relevant information about services we offer, or information you need as part of the services we offer.

Data Security

In our continued commitment to ensuring that your information is secure and to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

  • Data is stored on a secure cloud-based server or on a secure, password protected computer with limited user access.
  • Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk.
  • We have procedures including 2FA, passwords, restricted access and other security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.
  • Shiminly will NEVER pass on your personal data to third parties without first getting your explicit consent.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously opted-in to a mailing list, or provided other information, you can find out what information we hold, and ask us to remove or not to use any of it, by writing to, or emailing [replace email address]
  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you.
  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to, or email us as soon as possible at email. We will promptly correct any information.

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