Engaging and interactive linguistic and cultural enrichment: great fun for pupils after exams.Register your interest
Our Connect e-learning courses are easily adaptable and scalable, making them great for post-exam enrichment in schools – such as after SATs, 11+ or summer exams.
Many schools have worked with Dragons Teaching in the delivery of summer activity weeks. The programme ‘My Week in…’ involves students participating in DragonsConnect (Mandarin), AmigosConnect (Spanish) or FrenchConnect for one lesson period each day, spending half the lesson in small groups receiving live online teaching, and the other half engaging in our bespoke fun, interactive exercises. Lessons take place at the same agreed time with the same teacher/s each day and give pupils valuable access to another language and culture. ‘My Week In…’ costs £470+VAT for one week (five lessons), which includes two Dragons teachers, all course materials, end of course results and individual certificates for each student.
How does ‘My Week In…’ work?
‘My Week In…’ splits whole classes into four groups. Two groups participate in live online teaching from two professional teachers, while the other two groups engage with our bespoke e-learning platform, built exclusively by Dragons Teaching. Halfway through the lesson, the groups switch.
In the live class, students are taught in a virtual classroom with lessons that feature interactive whiteboards and quizzes. On the e-learning platform, students navigate through a series of interactive activities, ranging from simple matching games to reading/listening exercises, introducing grammar, vocabulary and culture. The games use algorithms to ensure that words the student finds difficult reappear more frequently. The platform measures each student’s progress, rewarding individuals with virtual badges to reflect their effort and achievement.
We can run the programme with any class size. The only requirements are:
- Broadband connection
- 1 x PC/Mac/Tablet per student
- 1 x headphone with mic per student
- 1 member of school staff to supervise the class
All of the classes and interactive exercises are hosted on our own bespoke platform, which includes a secure shared view for the teacher-led lesson. We also work with Zoom, Teams and GoogleMeet.
Liz Douglass Snaresbrook Prep School
I found it really interesting to learn about a language so different from the ones I teach, and it was also a good reminder of what it feels like to be a foreign language student. The children really seemed to enjoy it too (one girl was even taking notes during the lessons). Gigi was so lovely and encouraging, which made them feel brave enough to have a go, and I think that’s one of the most important things a language teacher can do.
Rosalynd Kamaryc Queen’s Gate School
Dragons have been very well received – the staff are knowledgeable, approachable and have very good classroom presence. They make the lessons fun, whilst ensuring that the girls learn. The enthusiasm of the girls is outstanding – they really enjoy the lessons and also the interactive resources outside class.
Edward Ball Orchard House School
Dragons Teaching did a fantastic job for us with our taster course for Year 6. The last two terms have been challenging for everyone, but Year 6 really enjoyed having the experience of learning Mandarin via Zoom in their own homes.
Safeguarding & Child Protection
We provide only the best foreign language teachers to our schools. Our teachers are a mixture of native and non-native teachers and, given the online nature of the delivery, are physically located all over the world! The majority are currently teaching or have taught their chosen language in schools, and appreciate our focus on quality, engagement and reporting. They possess rich first-hand experience teaching online and undergo rigorous background checks to ensure safeguarding and professional delivery.
Interested in learning more?
It’s our mission to make learning a new language a fun, affordable and widely accessible experience. Find out more about the Dragons Approach and our e-learning platform ‘Connect’, which allows us to deliver the same great teaching online, anywhere.
Discover the faces behind Dragons Teaching, including the cogs behind the wheels at the head office and our teachers who are bringing the joy and excitement into learning a new language.
Train with us
Are you a qualified teacher interested in teaching a language? We can help you introduce languages into the classroom with our Dragons Teaching Certification.