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At Doveridge, the whole learning process from initial assessment to course design and delivery is based on the belief that every student is different, in terms of not only ability but learning style.

Our school policies

Course Cancellation Policy – Prior To Commencement

All course fees are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to the confirmed course start time. 

Courses cancelled by the student less than 7 days prior to the confirmed course start time are subject to a 15% cancellation fee at the discretion of Doveridge School of English. In the highly unlikely event that Doveridge School of English cancels a course prior to the confirmed course start time, all fees would be fully refunded, and a discretionary discount may be offered against any future course booking. The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Course Cancellation Policy – After Commencement

In the event that a student wishes to cancel their course after commencement, Doveridge School of English would favourably consider refunding fees already paid at its discretion.  The reasons for wishing to cancel would be required, and in any event Doveridge would reserve the right to retain part of the refund to  reflect the number of lessons already taken, discounts given and any administrative and other costs incurred.  In the highly unlikely event that Doveridge School of English should have to cancel a course after it has commenced, a refund would be given based on the number of lessons paid for but not yet taken on a pro rata basis.  In addition, a discretionary discount may be offered against any future course booking. The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Course Postponement Policy

A student may postpone the confirmed course start date anytime up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed course start time with no penalty. Postponements by students less than 24 hours prior to the confirmed course start time are subject to a 5% late postponement fee at the discretion of Doveridge School of English. Students who have postponed their confirmed course start time are required to commence their course within 6 months of the original confirmed course start time.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of any payments made. In the highly unlikely event that Doveridge School of English postpones a course at any time, all fees would be fully refunded, and a discretionary discount may be offered against any future course booking. Alternatively, students may wish to agree a new course start time with Doveridge School of English, in which case no refund of fees or discretionary discount would apply. The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Lesson Booking Policy

Doveridge School of English adopts a flexible policy towards lesson bookings. Provided a tutor is available, students may book a lesson anytime up to their preferred time slot. In order to avoid being unable to book a lesson for the preferred time slot, students are strongly advised to book lessons as far in advance as possible. All lesson booking requests are subject to the availability of tutors.

Lesson Rescheduling Policy

Doveridge School of English adopts a flexible policy towards lesson rescheduling. All booked lessons may be rescheduled by the student anytime up to 2 hours prior to the booked lesson time with no penalty. Lessons rescheduled by the student between 1 and 2 hours prior to the booked lesson time may be rescheduled with no penalty up to 6 times in a 28-day period.  Lessons rescheduled by the student less than 1 hour prior to the booked lesson time may be rescheduled  with no penalty up to 4 times in a 28-day period, thereafter forfeited subject to the discretion of Doveridge School of English. In the highly unlikely event that Doveridge School of English should have to reschedule a booked lesson, no penalty would apply to any student.  All lesson rescheduling is subject to the availability of tutors. The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

Doveridge School of English recognises that students may be unable to take their lessons at the booked time for a number of reasons.  In the event that a student wishes to cancel a booked lesson without immediately rescheduling, they may do so at any time up to 2 hours prior to the booked lesson time with no penalty.  Lessons cancelled by the student between 1 and 2 hours prior to the booked lesson time may be cancelled with no penalty up to 6 times in a 28-day period.  Lessons cancelled by the student less than 1 hour prior to the booked lesson time may be cancelled  with no penalty up to 4 times in a 28-day period, thereafter forfeited subject to the discretion of Doveridge School of English. In the highly unlikely event that Doveridge School of English should have to cancel a booked lesson, no penalty would apply to any student. The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Lesson Refund Policy

Should a student wish to request a refund for a lesson already taken for any reason, Doveridge School of English would consider such a request only after full details of the reason for the request were received.  The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Lesson Curtailment Policy

Lessons may not be completed after they have started for a number of reasons, including internet connection issues.  Should a lesson start but not be completed, the following will apply. (A) If the reason for curtailment is related to Doveridge School of English :- If the lesson was conducted for less than 30 minutes, the lesson will be considered as not having taken place and the student will be able to retake this lesson.  If the lesson was conducted for more than 30 minutes, the lesson will be considered as having been completed.  (B) If the reason for curtailment is related to the student :- Regardless of how long the lesson was conducted, the lesson will be considered as having been completed.  The final decision in any such matters would always remain with Doveridge School of English.

Available Courses

Doveridge offers kids courses for children from age 3 to age 9.  The courses are designed to be delivered according to the student’s age, with courses for age ranges 3 to 5, 6 to 7 and 8 to 9.  Doveridge believes that this provides the best option for ensuring the development of English language skills for children within the age ranges specified.  Each course is made up of 12 modules, and each module consists of 3 units.  Every unit is designed around a specific theme, with a range of age appropriate activities to develop the four key language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The emphasis on each of the skills is varied according to the student’s age.  The basic grammar required for children to communicate at their respective ages is covered in each unit.  As with all Doveridge courses, the time taken to complete each unit will vary according to individual student’s pace, with the focus on ensuring complete understanding before progressing to the next unit. The Doveridge method:- Introduce – Practice – Use is adopted throughout the kids courses. 

Doveridge offers student courses for all students in the age range 10 to 17, although some flexibility within this range is shown according to specific student needs.  Students will follow one of three courses, with beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses available.  The actual level of each student will be identified during the Online assessment process that all students undertake.  Doveridge believes that this method of students following a course appropriate to their individual level of ability is the best option to ensure effective language learning within that age range.  Each course consists of 12 modules, and each module contains 3 units.  Each unit is designed to explore a specific topic appropriate to the age range, with activities designed to develop all 4 of the language learning elements – speaking, listening, reading and writing.  The Doveridge method:- Introduce – Practice -Use is followed in every unit, with grammar activities and exercises also included for each unit. Each student will progress through the course at different rates, with the key consideration being that students are able to demonstrate complete understanding before moving to the next unit. 

Doveridge offers adult courses for students of all abilities, with courses at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels available – actual levels are identified as part of the Online assessment process that all adult students undertake.  In addition, all levels of courses are available for both business and social English.  This ensures that every Doveridge student is following a course matched to their individual needs. Each course is made up of 12 modules, with each module containing 3 units.  Each unit has a main theme, with various speaking, listening, reading and writing activities related to the unit theme.  In addition, each unit focuses on a specific grammar topic, with clear explanations and examples as well as practice exercises to ensure complete understanding.  The time taken to complete each unit will vary according to individual student’s own pace, with the key point being students should be able to demonstrate full understanding before moving to the next unit. Every unit follows the Doveridge method :- Introduce -Practice – Use. 

In addition to the English language courses available at Doveridge, a number of other courses can be developed and delivered.  These include Presentation skills, Interview skills for both interviewer and interviewee, Appraisal skills for managers and employees and Public Speaking training.  Each of these ad hoc courses is designed with the specific needs of the client in mind, and only after initial discussion with clients to identify their specific needs. These courses are designed and delivered by a fully-qualified and highly experienced  Doveridge business trainer.  In addition to those courses, Doveridge can provide a range of additional services such as individual tutoring, document preparation and editing and content writing.  Further, Doveridge can provide coaching to students who are in the process of preparing to take English proficiency examinations such as TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS.  Irrespective of what type of course clients are taking with Doveridge, the same assurance of client-focused delivery that is integral to the English language courses is provided.

How we strive to be great teachers

Doveridge is like any other business in the sense that it is only as successful as its employees enable it to be.  For Doveridge, that means ensuring that all teachers are fully competent in all aspects of the English language, and experienced in the field of language teaching.  In addition, Doveridge teachers need to display the other necessary characteristics of great Online teachers –  professionalism, superior communication skills, the strongest sense of discipline, excellent technological ability, great organisational skills and, last but certainly not least, the deep sense of the student-focused ethos that Doveridge has. Only teachers meeting those requirements are recruited onto the Doveridge team. With the ongoing lesson monitoring and evaluation that Doveridge has in place, it can not only ensure that tutors display the necessary qualities when they are recruited, but that they continue to display them whilst teaching.

Kids Courses

Kids –  3 to 5

Kids  – 6 to 7

Kids  – 8 to 9

Student Courses

Student – Beginner

Student – Intermediate

Student – Advanced

Adult courses

Adult – Social Stream – Beginner

Adult – Social Stream – Intermediate

Adult – Social Stream – Advanced

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