The ideal choice for working students, this five days per week English language course will enable students to improve their English, at a time of their choosing. Accredited by the British Council, powered by National Geographic Learning, and with access to MyEC to provide an effective and learner-centred English learning experience.
1. Before class (15mins)
The teacher will set up a pre-class assignment with relevant questions for students to prepare for the class. This can be anything from reading or listening from the course book, a relevant video or article, or a Flashpoint from EC Online. Students are able to come to class prepared to fully participate and get their best from the lesson.
2. During class (90mins)
Small groups of 8-10 students from around the world collaborate via video call with their teacher. They outline objectives and goals, discuss the questions and task(s) 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 class (30mins)
Students are asked to work on a writing or speaking post-class collaborative activity, which they upload on Teams. Each assignment has clear success criteria to help students self-evaluate, set their own goals and see their progress. They discuss virtually with their group and the teacher monitors the chat.
|Before the lesson||Prepare the topic and key vocabulary||Prepare the topic and key vocabulary||Prepare the topic and key vocabulary||Prepare the topic and key vocabulary||Prepare the topic and key vocabulary||15 mins|
|Face to face lesson||Language / skills input||Language / skills input||Language / skills input||Language / skills input||Language / skills input||45 mins|
|Face to face lesson||Language / skills practice||Language / skills practice||Language / skills practice||Language / skills practice||Language / skills practice||45 mins|
|After the lesson||Practice & production||Practice & production||Practice & production||Practice & production||Practice & production||30 mins|
10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 02:00
09:00, 13:00, 17:00, 01:00
08:00, 12:00, 16:00, 00:00
16:00, 20:00, 00:00, 08:00
Sao Paulo time
04:00, 18:00, 12:00, 20:00
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.
We offer all of the same things on our French course as our English course, aside from a few small differences. French students also study using local learning materials, rather than National Geographic Learning materials and they don’t have access to MyEC during or after their course.
Holidays when no classes will be held are the following: Good Friday, Easter Monday Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.