Our online learning programme, developed by our e-learning TESOL specialists, offers students the flexibility to learn authentic English, via videoconference, from the comfort of their own home.
We are pleased to offer our students the opportunity to continue their English studies using our Online Learning platform. This practical, goal-oriented programme includes vocabulary building activities, cross-curricular content and literature, real-world tasks and engaging activities.
How do we teach English online?
Since March 2020, we have been adapting the way we teach online to provide our customers with engaging and memorable learning experiences. Below are some of the features that you can enjoy when studying with our experienced e-learning ESOL specialist teachers:
To find out more, watch our introductory video or check out some frequently asked questions about our online lessons.
How to get started:
How to get started:
- Sign up at https://zoom.us/signup or download the app to your device.
- Contact English for Asia for your lesson code via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +853 28705784; +853 66128030.
- Open Zoom 3-5 minutes before the appointed date and time of your lesson, input your class code and start learning!
Parent Guide to Online Learning (441 KB)
Zoom Parent Guide (1.2 MB) [Updated]
To get the best out of the lessons we suggest that a guardian monitors your child’s participation.
Video Conferencing Disclaimer
English for Asia places the utmost care in protecting the privacy and security of students participating in online lessons. We use fully licensed video conferencing technology. Each lesson we hold online is Host activated from a registered English for Asia account, and only students that are registered on each respective course are permitted to join our online classes. Furthermore, we closely monitor student attendance in all classes (online or in person) to ensure the safety and academic integrity of our Online Learning through a Host. The assigned Host will restrict entry to unregistered students and may remove a participant who is unauthorized to enter the online classroom.
1. Which online platform are you using for the lessons and how can I get started?
We use the live conferencing platform Zoom. It is completely free to set-up an account and easy to navigate. Please visit https://macauenglish.com/online-learning#3 which provides tips to get you started.
2. Are online lessons as engaging as in-person lessons?
Yes, students have the same access to their teacher, it is just in a virtual space rather than a physical classroom. The use of multi-media, zoom and online tools enable learners to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience.
3. Are the online lessons suitable for Kindergarten students? How will my child be able to focus?
All lesson content is shown on the screen and many visuals, questions and interactive games are used to engage your child. In addition, tasks are built around songs, story videos and TPR (Total Physical Response) activities to keep our youngest learners moving, active and motivated throughout.
To help students focus, we typically schedule two short breaks in a 60-minute lesson, encourage students to do stretches, drink water and go to the toilet, and find something to keep them focussed. Still unsure? Watch the video of our Online ENGLISH CLUB to decide for yourself.
4. What should I do if my child does not know how to use some of the Zoom tools?
One of our main aims with online lessons is to train students to use the different Zoom tools to enable them to have an engaging and interactive learning experience. For our teachers to be able do so, it is vital that you have a Zoom account and regularly run updates to ensure you have access to the latest features of Zoom. Should you need any technical support during a lesson, you can call us on our hotline at 6612 8030.
Please set your Zoom username as your English name which you are known by in class
Prepare your books and stationery as you would for a normal class
It is preferable for Kindergarten students to use a tablet device (such as an iPad) and older children to use a desktop/laptop computer
Position your webcam at eye level and use a headset (with a USB cable or 3.5mm audio jack)
Listen carefully and participate as much as possible
Please refrain from recording classes to protect children’s privacy
Ensure your child is sitting comfortably and free from distractions
Please minimise interaction with your child during class
Please do not prompt or interpret for your child