Teaching on curriculum

Language Teaching On Curriculum

High-quality teaching, ongoing flexibility and simple IT set-up have made our Connect programmes a huge success since 2018.

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Dragons Teaching teaches languages on curriculum in both primary and secondary schools. We cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. We run courses in Spanish, Mandarin, French and Arabic.

We provide high quality online (or face to face) teachers, engaging ascychronous learning and detailed results per student/form to our client schools.

Dragons Teaching’s courses are fully aligned to school curricula and are combined with cultural studies, thus enabling our teachers to give students invaluable cultural knowledge and awareness while simultaneously advancing their language skills. The programmes run through the entire academic year like all other timetabled subjects on the curriculum, with lesson length and class frequency aligned to the school’s timetable requirements and budget.

Students show high levels of engagement when learning in small groups and supported by our online platforms, while real-time reports make it easy to see each student’s engagement, which means that any problems are addressed early. The platforms provides full tracking of pupil progress, including activity completion, class behaviour and personalised feedback on each student.

Our online learning platforms includes DragonsConnect (Mandarin), AmigosConnect (Spanish), FrenchConnect (French), ArabicConnect (Arabic) and EALConnect (English as an Additional Language, suited to young, non-native learners).

How does Connect work?

Connect typically 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. You can see an example of this in the schematic below.

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

*Please note that we are still able to run effective lessons where schools do not have one screen or one headset for each pupil.*

For the video-conferencing part of the lesson, we work primarily with Zoom, Teams and GoogleMeet. We can be flexible if a school wishes to use a different route.

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?

Discover Connect

Find out more about our e-learning platform ‘Connect’, which allows us to deliver the same great teaching online, anywhere.

Our team

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.