Our new range of courses have been designed for people focused on their career in an international environment. Each course has a separate focus allowing flexibility; choose one or all four. Students will learn the language, skills and strategies they need to be more confident and more effective communicators in their chosen areas.
Each course has a separate focus: Presentations, Meetings, Communication in the Workplace and Job seekers
Writing effective slides. Working with an audience – online and face to face. Pronunciation, using intonation to maintain engagement. Feedback on your presentations.
Monday / Wednesday
Start dates: 4-Jan, 26-Apr , 16-Aug, 6-Dec
Managing a meeting; Setting agendas, bringing a meeting to a close, summarising action points, Keeping participants on track, interrupting politely, Expressing your views clearly, Countering a position.
Tuesday / Thursday
Start dates: 1-Feb, 24-May, 13-Sep,
Expressing your views and agreeing and disagreeing with others views or ideas, Relationship building, building relationships in a remote team. Networking. Emailing and messaging – differentiating between colleagues and clients
Monday / Wednesday
Start dates: 29-Mar, 19-Jul, 8-Nov
CV writing, Preparing for interviews; doing your research. Interviews – discussing your work history, presenting your strengths, answering follow up questions, asking informed questions.
Tuesday / Thursday
Start dates: 1-Mar, 21-Jun, 11-Oct
Sao Paulo time
When downloading Microsoft Teams, you will also get FREE access to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and much more!
Yes! Online English classes will follow the same EC curriculum and use the same National Geographic Learning books as in regular classes. This curriculum is supplemented by our online learning platform MyEC.
Yes. In order to send you the booking confirmation with your credentials and access to EC Live, you will be asked to pay in full. Please note that this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
We accept payment by credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard) using an online payment link we will send you, or by international bank transfer. The full payment must be made within 24 hours after receiving the invoice. Please note that you will only be able to start your course when we send you the credentials and access after receiving the full payment, and this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
Once we have received full payment, we will send you the booking confirmation, log in instructions, username, and password. This process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.
Yes, you can, but your course will stop week by week as well and you will break the flow of your learning experience. We highly recommend booking a minimum of 4 weeks at a time. If you are not sure if our online English course will fit your needs, kindly contact us and request a trial lesson!
The virtual session will have a maximum of 10 students (8 for IELTS) and will be much more intensive than a regular face-to-face class.
You will have a variety of lesson times depending on the programme.
All of our academic team are experienced and qualified English teachers.
All our teachers meet the qualification requirements of the British Council accreditation – CELTA or equivalent is the minimum qualification.
We will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your starting date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.
All of them! Your attendance will be monitored. If you are below 80% attendance the Director of Studies will speak to you. This includes your pre- and post-session tasks – your teacher will check these have been completed and if they have not been, you will be marked absent for half the lesson.
If you are not prepared for your online session or if you do not hand in your post-session activity, you will be marked absent for half the lesson.
You can contact the Director of Studies immediately. If you miss a lesson due to your technical issues, we will not make this lesson up but we will give you an overview so you can self-study.
Yes, we will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your start date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.
No, you have free access to Microsoft Office only for the duration of the course.
Yes, we have assessment built in to all our courses. These assessment processes are designed to help our students maximise their progress.
We must receive all bookings with payment by the Wednesday before the course start date (on Monday). This allows you to join a Friday induction session before your Monday classes. Any bookings received after the Wednesday deadline will have your induction on Friday the following week.
Assessments are completely personalised and you are tested on teacher recommendation based on your participation in class and on collaborative tasks.
Holidays when no classes will be held are the following: Good Friday, Easter Monday Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.