Dear parents, students and friends,
Following on from today’s news on school closure from next Monday 23rd, we write to confirm that all our lessons will be offered on Zoom from Monday 23rd.
How do the online courses work?
Zoom offers practical and interactive features including chat, video and whiteboard, screen and document share. All existing lessons will be held on Zoom at the same time as they were initially scheduled. Our teachers will send a link through which our lessons can be accessed. The link can be used every week for the same group. Before the first lesson, our teachers will join the classroom 15 minutes ahead of the start to make sure all students are ready. All homework will be shared online and lesson updates will be provided weekly as usual.
What do you need to do?
We advise you all to download Zoom to your devices (preferably computer/iPad) as soon as you can. Check the audio and video are working fine. We also recommend using a stable network; the best way to guarantee a secure Wifi connection is usually to connect from your own home – and staying at home is certainly a good idea in present circumstances! Please do get in touch immediately should you need any assistance with setting up the platform.
To support our existing and new students with their studies, we will also be making available some new and interesting online courses which focus on vocabulary, speaking and culture differences. Details of the new courses will follow soon.
Amidst the exceptional situation, we hope you will look after yourself and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you again once the situation is back to normal.