Last year, we asked the My Online Schooling Community for their thoughts on us creating an English as an additional Language provision for our pupils. We had an overwhelmingly positive response from families.
As a result, we are delighted to introduce you to Lingua Connect; our brand new offering for pupils whose first language is not English, and who are looking for some additional support to improve their proficiency.
Lingua Connect is a flexible, interactive and collaborative language learning platform, for children aged 7 to 13 years (Year Groups 3-9)*.
Your child will attend two 45 minute classes per week in classes of up to 10 pupils in each class meaning the classes are very interactive. You are required to ensure your child has their camera and audio enabled during the Lingua Connect Zoom lessons as learners rely on interaction with other pupils to make the most of the course.
Through a combination of live lessons in small class groups, and marked independent learning assignments, Lingua Connect empowers children around the world to make real progress with their English through a collaborative, engaging and innovative approach to learning.
With courses devised by experienced and qualified language teachers, Lingua Connect courses are designed to build your child’s confidence in the four key areas of language learning:
*From September, we will be opening more classes to different age groups and levels. If you are currently enrolled at My Online Schooling, please do submit a Lingua Connect form via the Parent Portal and let us know if you are looking for a class class we don’t currently offer.
Lingua Connect follows the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – also known as CEFR. We currently offer Level B1 and B2 courses in English Language for Term 3 of this current academic year.
From September 2022, we will be running additional class groups, and we will provide you with more information soon. If you are a My Online Schooling family, please complete the form on your Parent Portal to let us know if you would like to sign up for September 22/23 in a different year group to those currently on offer.
All learners enrolling in any three term course have the choice to either simply use the course as a means of improving their English proficiency, or at the end of the course, sit examinations to achieve a qualification.
Lingua Connect courses follow the internationally recognised Cambridge English Curriculum. On completion of all three terms of the full course, learners will be prepared to sit the Cambridge Examinations; all you need to do is enrol at your local exam centre.
Our standard Lingua Connect language class fees are as follows:
All families who are enrolled with My Online Schooling are eligible for a discount off their Lingua Connect language class fees, and are not required to pay an enrolment fee.
Please note that fees for Lingua Connect courses will be added directly to your My Online Schooling invoices.
Children that are not currently enrolled at My Online Schooling will be able to sign up for Lingua Connect classes from May 2022, and you can register your interest on the Lingua Connect website.
For more information about Lingua Connect’s exciting new English as An Additional Language (EAL) courses, please click the button below to the Lingua Connect Website.
If you are currently enrolled with My Online Schooling, you can enrol now for Lingua Connect classes commencing 25th April (Term 3). The deadline for enrolling for term 3 this year is 31st March 2022. You can sign up via the Lingua Connect form on the Parent Portal.
For those starting at Lingua Connect in Term 3, the course will run for 3 terms terminating in April 2023. Therefore, Term 2 will begin in September, and Term 3 will begin in January 2023. If you would like to continue to the next level of the course, there will be a break before this begins in September 2023. If you would like to sign up for classes starting in September, you will be able to enrol in Term 3.
Lingua Connect uses the same Learning Management Software as My Online Schooling (Zoom and Canvas), so all you need to do is sign up and your Lingua Connect module will appear on your child’s Canvas Pupil Portal.