General and Academic English Online

ONLINE CLASSES

We offer online options of some of our popular English courses. The online courses have the same learning objectives as the face-to-face version and are taught by our experienced teaching staff.

For your asynchronous online learning, you will be provided with self-guided lesson course materials which may include audio and visual content. You will be expected to complete assigned work as well as participate in discussion boards or social media platforms with your tutor and fellow learners. You will work to your own schedule in asynchronous learning.

The synchronous or live online session is your virtual classroom. It is the opportunity to check your understanding and engage in authentic language practice with your online tutor and fellow learners.

We believe that to truly benefit from online classes, you should be competent in written and spoken English at B1 on the CEFR. This is to ensure that you are sufficiently able to fully understand and complete the asynchronous coursework.



GENERAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME (GEP ONLINE)

If you are planning to continue your studies at local or overseas universities, this is the course for you. You will explore different academic subject areas, develop your critical thinking skills and improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing.

You will be expected to spend at least 120 hours of learning on your own (asynchronous learning) over a period of 18 weeks. There will be two virtual classroom sessions a week with your online tutor. You will be working from course books and given assignments to complete. This discipline and independent learning practice will hold you in good stead when you are at university. There are three different levels and you can join the course at the CEFR level best suited for your progress – B1, B2 and C1.


BUSINESS ENGLISH PROGRAMME (BEP ONLINE)

If you are preparing to work in the corporate world, this is the course for you. The course offers a balanced mix of language and business communication skills needed for the workplace.

You will be expected to spend at least 60 hours of learning on your own (asynchronous learning) over a period of 10 weeks. There will be two virtual classroom sessions a week with your online tutor. There are different levels and you can join the course at the CEFR level best suited for your progress from Intermediate/B1 to Advanced/C1.


ENGLISH CONVERSATION ONLINE

The short course aims to help you improve your speaking so that you can easily converse in English with anyone.

There are five (5) units - hobbies and interests, food, giving advice, challenges and technology- and you are advised to spend 45 to 60 minutes on each unit, or about a total 5 hours learning asynchronously. There is a 20 to 30-minute synchronous session with your tutor at the end of every unit. This virtual classroom may be pre-scheduled or held at a mutually agreed time.


MIND YOUR GRAMMAR ONLINE

The short course aims to hone your communication skills at the workplace. You will engage in familiar topics in the workplace and incorporate what you have learned by participating in tailored online activities.

There are five (5) units covering a number of basic grammar structures and tenses and you are advised to spend 45 to 60 minutes on each unit, or about a total 5 hours learning asynchronously. There is a 20 to 30-minute synchronous session with your tutor at the end of every unit. This virtual classroom may be pre-scheduled or held at a mutually agreed time.


ACE WITH GRAMMAR ONLINE

The short course explores the use of English in the workplace and some of the common errors in language usage. You will engage in familiar topics and incorporate what you have learned by participating in tailored online activities.

There are five (5) units covering word choice, word families, noun groups, verb groups and clauses, and you are advised to spend 45 to 60 minutes on each unit, or about a total 5 hours learning asynchronously. There is a 20 to 30-minute synchronous session with your tutor at the end of every unit. This virtual classroom may be pre-scheduled or held at a mutually agreed time.


CREATIVE AND FICTIONAL WRITING ONLINE

This course, initially offered in person in early 2020, will soon be offered online. Watch this space!