You will have a very similar experience if you choose online English lessons or lessons at the school. The same teachers teach both online and face-to-face courses.
We follow the same communicative approach which encourages you to make the most of your lesson time, talking and working with your classmates if you are in a group lesson. In our online lessons, group work and pair work is made possible by break out rooms.
Our UK-based teachers love sharing their authentic and diverse culture with students and they use lots of creative ways to make this possible online including mystery guests in the live online sessions, videos and virtual tours.
Yes. All of our online programmes offer a Certificate of Attendance and Academic Progress Report. The certificates are Digital Badges that confirm the name of the online English course that you attended along with the number of hours of study that you have completed. Your Digital Badge can be attached to your CV and social media profiles.
Please check the Key Facts section of the course that you have chosen.
Our students learn most effectively in online classrooms that encourage genuine and meaningful communication.
We believe that teaching a language cannot be successful solely by routine and repetition but should be creative and communicative.
The online classroom will be an environment where everyone feels comfortable to contribute their thoughts and ideas. The mix of activities will include whole-class discussions, pair work, small group projects, quizzes, worksheets, videos, interactive and internet resources.
We explore all opportunities to share cultures, both British and the students’ own culture and traditions.
Class sizes vary, our maximum class size is 15. We have different maximum class sizes for different online courses, exam preparation classes are limited to 12 students. Please check the Key Facts section of the course that you have chosen.
Our courses cater to many different levels of ability, please check the Key Facts section of each course.
If you feel the class you have been placed into is too easy or too difficult, just let the teacher know at the end of the first day and we will see if another level is more suitable for you.
We believe the longer you are able to study, the better. Most students can expect to develop moderate fluency in 2-5 months depending on several factors (personal motivation and application, number of lessons). If you need to learn English in a very short time, we can offer an intensive programme.
We are committed to helping you acheive your language learning goals and if you are concerned about your progress we are here to offer advice and support. What we ask of you is to be punctual, attend all your classes, and do the homework that is set by your teachers.
When you complete your booking, you will be sent a welcome email.
It is important that you complete the following actions:
You will need a desktop computer or laptop with microphone, webcam and Internet access. It is best if you can wear a headset so that there is less background noise and we can hear you better.
Yes, you can use a smartphone to join a live online lesson. However, the lesson experience is best when you use a desktop computer or laptop and use your smartphone to access other quizzes and activities such as Kahoot!, Padlet or Mentimeter during the lesson.
The minimum recommended internet bandwidth for Zoom is 1.5 Mbps. If you are at home, please ask your family not to stream videos and games while you are having a lesson!
Try and find a quiet place to join your live online lessons, if it is possible.
We use Zoom for our live online lessons and we use Google Classroom as our virtual classroom and learning management system.
You will need permission to install Zoom and Google Classroom. Please make sure you have installed Google Classroom before your course starts.
If you cannot access Zoom or Google Classroom in your country, we can also offer you online English lessons using Skype and other communication apps.
This blog article helps you understand how to talk about the screen and Zoom controls: Useful phrases for describing the online classroom.
No, you don’t need your own Zoom account.
Zoom lesson invitations are shared securely through your individual MyProgramme page. To join a live online lesson, you click on the link and you will join the lesson.
Yes, you will be given your student username and password by the school. Because we are a school, we have GSuite for Education. You will be given instructions on how to log into GSuite. Google Classroom will use your GSuite login (you cannot join Google Classroom with your personal Google account).
Don’t worry. We know that internet connections can be unreliable and we understand that there might be lots of people trying to use the internet at the same time.
Your teacher will have some practical suggestions to help solve the problem while the lesson is taking place.
The teacher can also share lesson materials with you on Google Classroom so you won’t miss the whole lesson.
Yes, there is a timetable for live online lessons with your teacher. Extra course materials and assignments will be set through Google Classroom and this study time will be done at your pace.
If you cannot attend one of the live online lessons for any reason, please let us know.
If you have chosen a 1:1 online English language course and you let us know 24-hours in advance, we will be able to rearrange your lesson.
If you have chosen group lessons, unfortunately we can not provide an additional lesson for you. However, your teacher can share lesson materials with you on Google Classroom so you will have the opportunity to study what was taught.
Course fees include the following:
No. A weekly 60-minute online ‘Friday Night Social’ is included in some of the programmes. This social event is open to students from other classes so you can meet other students from the school.
From all over the world! The nationalities will vary but the majority of international students come from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Arab countries.
Languages United may be able to adapt courses, or provide tailor-made courses, to help students with learning difficulties. Please contact us with your requirements and we will look into suitable courses for you.
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