Academic Support

At each of our English language schools we are committed to helping you reach your learning goals, whether you are studying for business, life or academic purposes we can provide you with the right tools and support to help you progress.

How we support your learning goals

Once your English programme begins, you will be immersed in a diverse and varied learning environment. Both inside and outside the classroom you will benefit from the numerous ways that we support our students.

Qualified Teachers

All of our teachers are qualified and chosen for their personal qualities as well as their professional skills. They are dedicated to helping you reach your goals both in the classroom and putting your English into practice in the real world.

Testing your English

You are tested on day 1 as well as having a personal interview so we can understand your learning goals and needs. You receive feedback about your test which includes areas for improvement to help you quickly become immersed in learning.

Monitoring your Progress

You have regular progress tests (weekly in North America and every two weeks in the UK) to identify what you have learned. These tests are designed to measure your progress and identify areas for improvement.

Tutorials

Your teacher reviews your progress test with you in your personal tutorial session and gives you study recommendations to aid further progress. In North America these are weekly and in the UK they are every two weeks. Your tutorials are available to view online and to review your progress during your course.

Academic Support – every week

There are weekly academic support sessions with our expert teachers on hand to give you additional support and guidance. You can discuss areas for improvement as well as any topics from class which require further explanation. Our teachers can also recommend additional study materials so you maximise your learning opportunities.

Online learning platform

Continue studying outside the classroom! As soon as you join the school you will have access 24/7 to our online platform which provides additional exercises appropriate to your level and needs. In the UK you can access modules on IELTS and Business English to supplement studies on these programmes. In North America our online platform offers authentic practice for IELTS, FCE, CAE and CPE exams. The platform is available on laptop, PCs and smartphones.

School facilities

Many of our classrooms have interactive whiteboards to make lessons more interactive, engaging and fun. Wifi is available throughout our schools so you can access the internet, connect with your friends and family as well as access our online platform.

North America - Scale of Language Proficiency

In North America, our students have access to the Scale of Language Proficiency. It is a specialised English proficiency scale which can be an accurate reference to many other popular language proficiency tests around the world. It is posted in every classroom and students are given a detailed explanation of the scale on their first day. By following this, students are able to fully understand their individual skill levels and can communicate effectively with their teachers regarding their specific goals and also how we can most effectively help students to achieve them.

Scale of Language Proficiency