Small class size (up to 6 students) facilitates real interaction between students, whilst also allowing the teacher to take individual needs into account. 1-to-1 sessions can become a sterile environment for practicing language as natural opportunities to communicate are difficult to recreate. In small groups, these student-to-student interactions can occur both naturally and be easily facilitated by the teacher.
Becoming a fluent and confident speaker of English doesn’t happen overnight!
We believe that most learners, particularly young children and teens, benefit greatly from shorter, more regular classes. Short 30 minutes sessions taking place 2, 3 or 5 times a week give our teachers the opportunity to engage and maintain student attention for the duration of each class. Regular sessions improve confidence and fluency and promote a positive learning habit.
The Meridian Student Portal is a safe and secure digital platform designed especially for our students. Our digital classrooms are joined from the Student Portal, and hosted in Microsoft Teams (you will be asked to download this free software before your first class).
Our Student Portal offers many useful functionalities; please watch the video below to learn more!
Device requirements needed to join our classes:
The recommended device requirements are PC or Laptop with Windows 10 or 11 with a minimum 10“ screen or an iPad with iOS 14 or higher. A webcam is essential, and we recommend using headphones for an optimal experience.
Minimum hardware requirements are: 1.1 GHz or faster, two core processor; 4.0 GB of RAM; with a 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
Whilst you can use other hardware including Android, some features may be impaired or unavailable.
Please consult Microsoft Teams hardware requirements.
We exclusively use Oxford University Press materials for our core content as we want our teachers and students to have access to the best tools for success. Our courses are mapped against the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a transparent framework of outcomes through all levels of English. Our materials are high quality in terms of both content and aesthetics, providing a fun, colourful and engaging platform for learning to take place.
All our courses follow the international language standard – the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It maps the language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 (beginners) to C2 (fluent language users). This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing to see the level of different qualifications. It also helps employers and educational institutions to easily compare the language qualifications with other exams in their country.
At the end of each course Meridian School of English students are awarded a digital certificate which displays the CEFR level at which your child has studied.
Meridian students often meet with children from different countries and cultures. Look at the infographic below to see who your child may befriend in their classroom.