Group Classes Online
Fun and effective method to learn your target language as quickly as possible.
As our horizons expand and today’s student is no longer tied to the classroom,
Language Links has developed a quality English language program that brings the live classroom experience to you in real-time, in the comfort of your home, wherever you are.
LIVE Lessons with Native language teachers
Classes are live, with clear audio, digital whiteboard, and chat features.
Post-class assignments allow you to keep progressing and gaining language skills at your leisure.
Small class size
You can register together with friends, students, or colleagues in groups of 4 - 8 people.
Learning in small groups has positive effects on learning speed. Students learn from the questions and mistakes of other classmates.
All of our language instructors are qualified native speakers of the target language, with a university degree and specific training in the teaching of the foreign language.
A program syllabus indicates when topics will be delivered. However, each group is unique and the pace of instruction may differ. Students are assessed to ensure progress.
Customized curricula *
When studying a new language in a small group, students have a combination of self-study, pair & group work, feedback, correction, and real conversations. Online classmates are the perfect group of people to practice conversations with.
Lessons are 1-hour in length held two or three times a week depending on the program. The weekly schedule is fixed to avoid confusion. Customized program schedules are also available upon request.
Flexible schedule in
your time zone *
Programs for Young Learners and Adults Learners
Group Lessons & Private lessons
We offer online group language classes for beginners through to advanced levels, including Communicative Language Programs, REAL Speaking, International Test Preparation (such as IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, and CELPIP), and English for Workplace. We also offer private lessons scheduled at your convenience.
Whether you are looking to study for work or for pleasure Language Links can offer you the right option.
Our online classroom allows for engaging and interactive lessons to take place and class material can be downloaded through your Homework Centre student account.
Group Classes or Private language lessons?
There is no rule regarding which are better, group lessons or private language lessons. For some students, a private lesson is better, and for other students, a group setting may work better. It also depends on what is being taught, what the students are expected to do, and if the student actually wants to learn. We hope the points below will help you a sound decision.
Advantage of Group Classes
Group interaction helps to improve a student’s spoken language.
Classmates in the group are able to support each other.
Disadvantages of Group Classes
More commitment is needed because it is very easy to slack off in a group setting.
The lessons may be too slow for those that excel and too fast for those that struggle.
The student has to work their schedule around getting to class at the right time.
Just one disruptive element may slow the progress of all in the class.
Advantage of Private Lessons
People usually learn faster with private lessons.
Adaptive teaching is far easier when a student is one-on-one with an instructor.
Private lessons allow a student and teacher to concentrate on the student’s goals.
Disadvantages of Private Lessons
Private lessons can be a bigger investment.
Staying focused for the duration of a lesson can feel difficult.
Instructors and students with conflicting personalities may struggle. It's important to find the right teacher.
Summary of comparison
Group language lessons have worked for years in schools where many of the students are forced on one topic. It consists of having one instructor teaching a group of 10 to 30 students, which means the teacher's attention is shared amongst all the students. As the saying goes, "you only learn as fast as the slowest student in the classroom", so if you're a motivated learner with the desire to learn fast, group language lessons may be a frustrating experience.
On the other hand, students can benefit by interacting and learning from each other in a group setting. It helps build confidence with the language as they see other people both excel and struggle. When classmates struggle with the language, it can make others feel better because they see how being “wrong” is nothing to be embarrassed about. Learning and acquiring a language is a process, not a race.
There are many benefits to private language lessons, and the main one is that you're getting the full attention of a teacher, who can understand the student's needs, proficiency, and goals. Whether you're a motivated student or not, having a private language teacher will help you learn significantly faster.
Which Should You Choose?
There's no right or wrong answer. It comes down to what's important for you and self-awareness on how you best learn. If you're a self-motivated learner who thrives in group settings and being around others, then group lessons could be an option to consider. If you have a busy schedule and want the full accountability of having a private instructor, then private language lessons are best.
The normal lesson cancellation time of 24 hours applies to group lessons. To cancel a lesson and be eligible for a make-up lesson, the whole group should agree.