What are the advantages of taking classes online?
Convenience and flexibility are the most common advantages of online classes. Taking classes online is ideal for someone who wants to learn at their convenience while preserving their flexibility to do other things.
How much time should I spend on one class every week?
The time you spend on a class can vary and is completely up to you and your learning wants and needs. We recommend a minimum of four hours a week as to not fall behind and ensure you are constantly reinforcing the things you’ve learnt.
How is the material available online?
How do I interact with the teachers?
All students when attending their online classes will interact with their teachers virtual
Is there interaction with other online students?
Are there projects within online courses?
What is a typical schedule for an online class?
The schedule depends on the student and whether they want one class a week, two, three etc. We will then schedule the classes for a convenient time and forward the relevant Zoom login info which will stay the same for the duration of the course. If there are any changes the students will be notified immediately.
What are some of the challenges when taking online classes?
One of the keys to being a successful online student is self-discipline. Because you are not required to be in class at a specific time you have to be motivated to get the work done on your own. If you don’t understand an assignment it is important to ask questions for clarification so you don’t fall behind. Teachers and staff make themselves available to students via e-mail, virtual office hours and conference calls.
How are online classes graded? What are the teacher’s expectations?
Online courses are graded just like classroom courses. High-level critical thinking is required, and students leave the course with an understanding of the subject and an ability to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. Standard assignments include reading the course text and additional materials, active participation in online discussions, quizzes or tests, writing papers etc.
Are tests available online?
Yes. Many instructors assign tests in their online classes. Students may sign an ethical agreement saying they will not copy or share their exam, and that the person taking the test is the person registered for the course. Tests may be timed, and do not typically allow for open-book responses.
Are online classes self-paced or scheduled?
Our Online classes are self paced and independent study unless the student wants to join one of our fixed classes.
When can I start taking online classes?
A student can start taking online classes two days after sign up and all year long.
What technology do I need to be successful?
Students are expected to be confident with their skills regarding standard computer applications for completion of their coursework. You should plan to review our posted technical requirements for a list of the minimum standards of technical equipment and competencies required of students.
What if I have technological difficulties?
Contact us through any of the mediums we posted our Contact us form. Be sure to pay attention to the region if you are contacting during virtual office hours to address any problems students may encounter with online classes.
Can I access my past course work etc if I’m taking online classes?
Yes, you can. All your course work, tests and assignments will be on your student board and available for review and study at any time. If the students want additional work or information they can ask their teachers.
Can I go on vacation while taking an online class?
Online courses require weekly logins and weekly assignment submissions. However we understand sometimes vacations are needed, so if that’s the case we will be even more flexible. But don’t forget you can still learn while on vacation so there’s no need to fall behind.
Are there specific login or online participation times?
Online classes may include online chat rooms or Zoom engagements that require a specific time commitment that the student would agree to during the sign up phase.
How many students are in online courses?
How to contact us?
All classes are scheduled via our website, email and virtual office if needed. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the selected time zone is correct for accurate class times.
Canceling or Rescheduling Classes
Teacher Needs to Reschedule
Holidays and Vacation Time
Request for Editing Help or Additional Services Outside of Class Time
30 minutes of editing time outside of class
Copyright and Use of Materials
Our Teachers and Staff
Our teachers are all Native English speakers with years of experience. They are well trained and prepared for most situations. Our staff is also very experienced and speak a number of languages as to cater to our students many of which come from many cultural backgrounds and languages.
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