In the winter of 2019, International House Team Lingue, in Italy identified a need for their students to access supplementary materials online. They were anxious to avoid the large-scale expenditure involved in buying into an online course, and in addition needed a resource which wasn’t prescriptive, but rather could be slotted into their existing course structure. As they were not sure exactly how many students would need to access the site, they purchased subscriptions to Let’s Learn English for 21 computers in their ELT self-access centre. The site has proved popular with students and they have recently requested to extend their subscription for another year for all their many students individually.
In the summer of 2018, BEET, a prestigious school in Bournemouth, requested a customisation of Let’s Learn English to be added to their website. The school was anxious both from a pedagogical point of view to extend the learning programme at the school and give students the option to continue their learning after their limited time in the school building, and, from a marketing standpoint, to greatly enhance the website of the school. By having a customised version on view at the company’s website, potential students could see the quality of content and know that joining a course at the school would provide a similar quality of tuition. The Let’s Learn English team worked closely with the staff at BEET to ensure the self-access centre was carefully integrated into the main site, providing a seamless link from information and marketing, through to tuition. English Unlimited expect to recoup their expenses by charging a fee for students to access the site.
The Lake School, Oxford
The Lake School of English, who work very closely with Let’s Learn English, requested that schools be able to create courses for students, so that instead of having a bewildering array of material to choose from, learners could be given a pathway through the units, which can be focused on their particular needs. To this end, LLE created a unique facility whereby schools can select individual units, or even sections of units from any part of the LLE syllabus, and create a course that students study unit by unit, the results being available for the teacher at any time. The Lake School now utilises this facility with students requiring specialised or remedial help, and is considering using the facility alongside an online tutor for distance learning courses.