Our Story

Our Story

Meridian School of English started in 1979. At its peak Meridian was one of the largest providers for young learners in the UK, with over 4,500 students studying in eight British Council Accredited residential centres. For 12 years Meridian had its own software development team, creating and managing its school management platform, to manage booking enquiry through to classroom management. In 2020 Meridian fully digitised its business taking the teaching of English into the student’s home.

Our Mission

Providing Life Changing Opportunities Through Education & Experience

PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Meridian School of English is part of Tellus Education Group which incorporates Tellus College.

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What do we offer?

  • English classes designed for children from 6-9 and 10-12 years of age
  • Each course booking is calculated as a fixed number of sessions. At the booking stage you will see your official course start and finish dates that take any public holidays or school closures in to account
  • The opportunity to develop cultural awareness skills
  • Interactive online live classes through regular small group sessions to help students improve at a faster rate
  • A fun and challenging environment using a safe and secure global digital platform Oxford University Press digital interactive content, combined with customised Meridian learning materials
  • A principled approach to teaching methodologies, employing the most appropriate strategies that take the individual learner into account

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Our Methodology

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How do we teach

  • We believe that short, regular classes allow students to learn and retain information more effectively, allowing for faster progression of skills
  • Our qualified teachers prepare lessons according to a child's individual needs
  • We create a positive learning environment with praise and encouragement to help children gain confidence
  • We support and develop learning through carefully selected materials and activities, offering and setting achievable goals
  • We implement a principled approach to teaching methodologies, employing the most appropriate strategies that take the individual learner into account

What do we teach?

In order to best support students, our teachers use the highest quality materials published by Oxford University Press, supplemented with custom, teacher created content. Our flexible approach to syllabus, means that our students get the support they really need to improve. We consult the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to ensure that our students receive the best possible preparation for the future.

Who are our teachers?

All our teachers are certified by either Cambridge University or Trinity College London and have extensive experience and training in delivering high quality English Language lessons to young learners online.

Meridian teachers are dedicated to lifelong learning and are continuously updating their knowledge of teaching techniques and skills.

Who are our teachers?

All our teachers are certified by either Cambridge University or Trinity College London and have extensive experience and training in delivering high quality English Language lessons to young learners online.

Meridian teachers are dedicated to lifelong learning and are continuously updating their knowledge of teaching techniques and skills.

Why Choose Meridian

We at Meridian promise you the following:

  1. Before starting a course, we will identify your child’s individual learning needs by engaging with you, the parent, and assessing their level.
  2. You will receive clear information about what the course involves, how much study time is required, and how you can get help from your child’s teacher and/or the school administrative staff.
  3. Your child’s teachers will be experienced, highly qualified and committed to ongoing professional development.
  4. Classes will be regularly observed by academic managers, to ensure the best possible online delivery and learning experience.
  5. We will provide you, the parent, with clear information about the technology we use, the equipment your child will need and guidance to support your child’s online experience at every step .
  6. While your child is learning with us, you will receive feedback on their progress, and advice on how best to support them.
  7. We will actively seek your feedback so that we can learn and improve (we are all life-long learners).

Reviews

Chiara, Italy

Molto apprezzata la modalità di insegnamento, svolgere il corso con bambini di diverse nazionalità ha limitato inizialmente un po’ l’interattività tra la classe, ma ha aumentato l’entusiasmo del bambino. Grazie di tutto!

The teaching method was much appreciated, carrying out the course with children of different nationalities initially limited interactivity between the class a little, but increased the child’s enthusiasm. Thanks for everything!

Eloisa, Italy

Vi Ringraziamo per questa opportunità, è stata per mio figlio una bella esperienza e il suo approccio verso la lingua inglese è sicuramente migliorato.

We thank you for this opportunity, it was a great experience for my son and his approach to the English language has certainly improved.

Małgorzata, Poland

Było bardzo sympatycznie. Pani Katie jest bardzo wesoła.
Dziękujemy.

It was very nice. Mrs. Katie is very happy.
Thank you.

Tiantian He, China

我的女儿和儿子参加了子午线学校提供的在线英语课程,他们非常期待并享受每一天的课程。 对我来说,课程最重要的成果是他们能够主动学习英语,而不再需要我推动他们,我想这是所有父母的期望。

My daughter and son attended the pilot of online English courses provided by Meridian School of English, they were always looking forward to joining their online classes and enjoying themselves during the lesson. The most important outcome for me is that they take the initiative of learning English online, rather than I pushing them, I guess this is what all parents expect.