How will they decide on my English level?
Once you have booked your online 1to1 or closed group course and have been enrolled by our registration team, our academic team will email you a placement test for you to complete. The test should take you no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
For online 1to1/2to1 lessons, you will be asked to complete a 'needs analysis' form so that our teacher can tailor the lessons to suit your personal language learning needs. In the needs analysis form will be asked questions such as:
The Friday before your course starts, you will be emailed the details of your online lessons. It will include the Zoom lesson links and instructions on how to join. In this email, you will see what English level your lessons will be in along with the name of your teacher and the start times, which are in London UK time, GMT or BST. In your live online English lessons, you will interact with your teacher and your other classmates if you are booked as part of a closed group.
What is blended learning?
Blended learning refers to project work which is done outside class time, and not directly related to the live group lesson activities. The teacher will set the task(s) for the week, but they won't cover those topics in class. Some blended learning projects may be done in groups and/or presented in class, others are purely for individual students’ benefit. Blended learning is also designed to develop students’ 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, time management, communication skills and resourcefulness. It gives the students the tools to take more responsibility for their learning, while still providing guidance and support.
What is the difference between blended learning and homework?
Homework might involve practising the language learnt in the previous class (traditional homework), or by doing an activity to prepare you for the following class (flipped learning).
Blended learning tasks might be done in groups or as an individual. Here are some examples of projects you could be asked to do:
These are tasks that have a clear link to the live online group lessons, for example: