The Virtual Classroom FAQ's
Which platform do you use?
We use a platform called ZOOM along with some additional sites and applications for further interaction and sharing of resources.
Do you require a minimum level of English or are all levels available?
It is available for levels A2-C1.
How do you check my English level?
We will send you a link to a placement test via email prior to starting the online classes.
Students can choose from either General English or IELTS Preparation. What is the difference?
General English classes provide teaching in the four key skill areas of the English language; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Our IETLS preparation classes focus on the specific skill sets required for taking the IELTS examination and helping students to reach their ideal IETLS score.
Will the teacher be the same for each class?
If you book a fixed lesson time and keep the same lesson time for the whole week, it will be the same teacher.
Can I make a request for the lessons to be taught by UK teachers?
Students will be taught by both UK and North America teachers depending on the time of day the student chooses.
Can I experience some of a class to understand what it is like?
For a taster of the virtual classroom experience check out our YouTube page
Will it be a fixed group with a fixed schedule or can students join a new group each lesson?
It will be a fixed group, and the students who are in that schedule will stay in that group for the whole week.
Is there a more intensive course option available for adults?
We can offer a more intensive course for adults. The maximum we would recommend would be 2 x 2hr classes per day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon local time).
We also offer one-to-one sessions with a teacher to help a student focus more on their specific areas of improvement or English language goals.
Apart from the lessons, would there be optional classes or activities the student can participate online?
Our social programmes are still active, they are now delivered online. Students are able to participate in virtual activities such as quizzes and social hours with students from their classes as well as students from all six of our schools.
Find out what our schools are up to on our Social Programme page