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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
Course Postponement Policy
Lesson Booking Policy
Lesson Rescheduling Policy
Lesson Cancellation Policy
Lesson Refund Policy
Lesson Curtailment Policy
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.
Adult – Social Stream – Beginner
Adult – Social Stream – Intermediate
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