Language Teaching On Curriculum
High-quality teaching, ongoing flexibility and simple IT set-up have made our Connect programmes a huge success since 2018.Start your Dragons journey
Our e-learning provision includes DragonsConnect (Mandarin), AmigosConnect (Spanish), FrenchConnect (French), ArabicConnect (Arabic) and EALConnect (English as an Additional Language, suited to young, non-native learners).
Courses are fully aligned to school curricula and are combined with cultural studies, giving students invaluable cultural knowledge and awareness while simultaneously advancing their language skills. The programmes runs through the entire academic year like all other timetabled subjects on curriculum, with lesson length and class frequency aligned to the school’s timetable requirements and budget.
Pupils show high levels of engagement when learning in small groups and supported by Connect, while regular reporting makes it easy to see each student’s engagement which means that any problems are addressed early. The platform provides full tracking of pupil progress, including activity completion, class behaviour and personalised feedback on each student.
How does Connect work?
Connect 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.
Connect can run 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.
How much does a Connect course cost?
Connect classes cost £94 per hour, pro rata. This covers the cost of a whole class and includes the supply of a Dragons teacher, support from our head office, all required online resources and regular reporting to monitor students’ behaviour and progress.
As a guide, one class (based on 20-32 pupils) receiving one lesson from Dragons Teaching each week would cost approximately £3,196+VAT for one UK academic year (34 weeks).
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?
Find out more about our e-learning platform ‘Connect’, which allows us to deliver the same great teaching online, anywhere.
Discover the faces behind Dragons Teaching, including our head office and the 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.