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How we teach

Evening, Intensive and Saturday Language Courses

The majority of our language courses will be conducted in the language of study. Our teachers use a communicative approach in class and will address the four communicative skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening).

Students engage in interactive character activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic progression. Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and set optional homework tasks. Students will have access to KEATS, King's e-learning platform. Although we are back on our Central London campuses, we are continuing to offer a range of our short courses online. We deliver our classes in small groups using Microsoft Teams which is a fully interactive platform. The maximum number of students per class will usually be between 12 to 14. 

About the virtual classroom 

High-quality teaching will be delivered in a friendly and supportive environment. Our virtual classroom will allow for real time online interaction through audio/video, and text chat between teachers and fellow students. Our experienced and qualified native speaker teachers will use group work, online exercises, and will integrate a variety of activities to deliver their classes. Although the class environment and interaction will differ from face-to-face classes with your fellow students and your teacher, the same syllabus will be covered and the four communicative skills will be addressed (speaking, reading, writing and listening).

To access online classes, you will require a laptop or PC rather than a smartphone or tablet, as it will be easier for you to participate in group activities. You will also need a webcam, video and sound and a reliable internet connection. 

Classes are not recorded and we do not deliver classes via Hyflex. If you encounter technical issues, your tutor will guide and support you with the digital learning environment as best as they can. If you need some specific technical support, please contact the University's IT service:

 Student & Teacher Testimonial

Watch our student and teacher testimonials. Dara Russian