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EC Virtual



Bringing the classroom into the home with online English classes.

 
 

Included with every course:

  • Course eBooks powered by National Geographic Learning
  • Access to our qualified English-speaking teachers
  • Live classes in whatever time zone works best for you, 24 hours a day! (6 time zones available: 00:00, 04:00, 08:00, 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 London time)
  • 90 minutes a day of face-to-face virtual English teaching (2 x 45-minute sessions)
  • 60 minutes a day of structured collaboration with their classmates
  • Full access to EC Online with many self-study resources
  • Regular writing and speaking tests
  • FREE access to Microsoft Office for 12 months including Word, PowerPoint, and much more!
  • Ability to upgrade and add private one-to-one lessons
  • Acces to EC Online for self-study for three months
  • Access to school social activities on Teams for three months
  • Access to National Geographic Learning for three months

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Meet our teachers from around the world here

Would your student like to experience EC Virtual? If you would like to book a trial lesson for your students, please direct them here.

They will be 30 minutes long and an introduction on what to expect during an EC Virtual lesson.




What can you expect on this programme?

EC Virtual brings English language learning to the comfort of home using the innovative EC curriculum from only €79 per week:

€99 for 1 or 2 weeks
€89 for 3 or 4 weeks
€79 for 5 weeks or more

Plus you can book:

  • 12 weeks for the price of 10 weeks
    (and receive 1 FREE face-to-face GE20 week in any of our schools once they open!)*
  • 24 weeks for the price of 20 weeks
    (and receive 2 FREE face-to-face GE20 weeks in any of our schools once they open!)*

Until 31st December 2020 there is also no registration fee!
*Valid until end of 2021



EC English, world-renowned providers of Full-Immersion English and French courses, is now going online:

  • 29 years of experience
  • Over half a million students successfully taught since 1991
  • 30 physical schools across 24 cities in 8 countries
  • Most awarded English language school

Our focus is on better learning outcomes for online English classes through our experienced teachers who are all qualified English speakers as well as through a combination of:
i) virtual learning
ii) online collaboration with other students and
iii) self-study

Research has proven that this combination increases overall student learning in online learning environments, allowing more time for student reflection, collaboration and student-to-student interactions.

Our learning platform, Microsoft Teams, is designed for collaboration, so students are constantly virtually interacting with their classmates around the world as well as their teacher.

Students develop more than just English skills, they also learn how to communicate in a multicultural environment – useful in any international business!

Students’ progress is carefully monitored and recorded based on participation during virtual discussions and lessons, attendance and more.

How does it work?

1. Before the class
The teacher will set up a pre-class assignment with relevant questions for students to discuss on Teams with their classmates (in English!). This assignment can be anything from a reading or listening from the course book, a relevant video or article, or a Flashpoint from EC Online. Students’ conversations will be monitored by the teacher and their progress recorded online.

2. During the class
Students collaborate via video with small groups of 4-8 students from around the world and their teacher where they outline objectives and goals, discuss the questions and task from the pre-class assignment, review any questions and set up the post-class collaborative activity as well as the pre-class assignment for the next day.
Students should be prepared for a much more intensive class than a normal face-to-face session!

3. After the class
Students are asked to work on a writing or speaking post-class collaboration activity which they upload on Teams. Just like with the pre-class assignment, they discuss virtually with their group and the teacher will monitor the chat.

Timetable of lessons
Check out the time of lessons here

What does an EC Virtual class discussion look like?

 

Watch students interact with each other and share their cultures in this great classroom example led by our Washington DC teacher, Wasim Younis.

Find out more about the log-in process and Student Journey for EC Virtual here

While studying with EC Virtual, students also have access to EC Online, where they find plenty of self-study materials. Thanks to our key partnership with National Geographic Learning students will have access to engaging learning materials that develop global competencies alongside English language skills.

What to expect from EC Virtual

 

Why choose EC Virtual?
Smaller Classrooms (8 students max)

• Very intensive learning
• Increased time for teacher-to-student interaction
• Closer monitoring of speaking and listening and more personalised feedback from the teacher

Collaborative Sessions
• Students work freely and independently with each other, replicating workplace collaboration in real life
• More time for student reflection and interaction
• Microsoft Teams allows students to message, hold video calls and share documents from their activities
• All collaborations are monitored by the teacher but the main interactions are among the students

Classroom Dynamics
• Whole-class activities with participation from all students instead of just pair or group work

Curriculum
• Online classes will follow the same full immersion EC curriculum using National Geographic Learning eBooks, supplemented by our online learning platform, EC Online

Flexibility
• 6 different time zones 24 hours a day around the globe and classes are held 5 days a week
• Option to boost their English by adding private classes (€50 per 45-minute class)