ABOUT US-Providing English for children online – British Council Accredited - Meridian English

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. Meridian developed its own educational platform which managed the booking process from initial enquiry to class confirmation. 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 5-9, 10-12 and 13-15 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 into 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 digital certificate which displays the live-class attendance record and CEFR level at which your child has studied
  • 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

Equipment requirements

A Windows 10 PC or Laptop device, or an iPad IOS 14 or higher. A webcam is essential, and we recommend using headphones for an optimal experience.

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. They are British born or resident in the UK.

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

Below we present a sample of our teachers.

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. They are British born or resident in the UK.

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

Below we present a sample of our teachers.

Social Responsibility

We are building a network of confident fluent English speakers, with a learning habit – tomorrows entrepreneurs, leaders, travellers and global citizens. When we share a language, we make friends and solve problems together.

We want as many people as possible to join the Meridian community of learners. To reach people that may not be able to pay we have committed to:

  • 33% of all students have a free one-week Trial (which we call an Exclusive Trial)
  • that 10% of all our students will come from developing countries* at a discounted rate i.e., 70% have a 20% discount and 30% a 40% discount on course fees.

To achieve our target, we have committed 3% of our revenue. So in joining Meridian School of English, you are supporting us in creating an international community of English speakers. We want to thank you for helping us meet this objective.

*As defined by UN data source

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).