When you learn English online with EC Virtual, your time will look like this:
Pre-Class Assignment (30 minutes)
The teacher will set up a pre-class assignment with relevant questions for students to discuss on Teams with your classmates (in English!). This assignment can be anything from a reading or listening from your coursebook, a relevant video or article, or a Flashpoint from EC Online. The teacher monitors the conversations and students’ progress is recorded online.
Online Session (90 minutes)
Students collaborate via video with small groups of 4-8 students and the teacher where you outline your 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!
10 mins: introduction and catch up
5 mins: objectives and goals
20 mins: discussing the questions & text
20 mins: reviewing any grammar or vocabulary questions
20 mins: practising the language in context
15 mins: setting up a post-lesson task and assigning pre-task for next day
Post-Session Activity (40 minutes)
After your online session, your teacher will set a task – this may be writing or speaking. Students will be able to upload this work to your Teams site and will get feedback quickly.
These tasks will involve collaborating with others in your groups – and just like with the pre-task, you can discuss online with your group and your teacher will monitor that chat.
EC Online Course Work (20 minutes)
Assignments, playlists, and study plans will provide the student with assigned work to complete on EC Online. This will be monitored by their teacher.