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Access the best English teaching, anywhere

Essential English SmartClass is an immersive online learning experience. It develops real fluency quickly.

Share classes with students from all over the world.

The course is offered in two formats, Essential English and Essential English Extra, the latter offering double the hours of live sessions with the teacher.

This course is perfect if you want:
  • To see improvement in all your core English skills
  • The flexibility to progress at your own pace

Key facts

Start dates: Every Monday. Please note we need at least 4 student per class to start a course.

Class size: Minimum 4, maximum 8

Minimum length: 1 week

Minimum entry level: Kings Level 2+ (Elementary)

Minimum age: 16

Please note the UK operates British Summer Time between 28th March and 31st October so during those months, lesson times in your timezone will be confirmed at booking stage.

Essential English

Hours per week: 7.5 hours of live English instruction and 5 hours of structured self-study

Lesson times: GMT 09:00-10:30

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Essential English Extra:

Hours per week: 15 hours of live English instruction and 5 hours of structured self-study

Lesson times: GMT 09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30

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Core skills

Fluency across the four core skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
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Other skills

Study skills

  • Note taking
  • Research skills
  • Time management
  • Dictionary skills

Learner autonomy

  • Cultural and personal development
  • Understanding cultural differences and similarity
  • Working with others
  • Presenting an argument
"Online courses give you full control of what you’re learning.
There is the comfort to learn at your own pace.
I have most enjoyed the grammar lessons because the interaction is interesting when we break up into smaller teams online."

Great value: from GB£150 per week

Essential English

Included in the weekly price of GB£150:

  • 7.5 hours of live English instruction (1.5 hours per day, Monday – Friday)
  • 5 hours of structured self-study
  • Initial level test, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Access to additional structured interactive exercises such as group seminars/workshops; lectures; group debates/discussions; group general knowledge quizzes; conversation club; virtual book club
  • 24/7 access to Classmate — the Kings online learning platform
  • Official end of course Certificate with level assigned
  • 12 months access to Microsoft Office 365

Essential English Extra

Included in the weekly price of GB£279:

  • 15 hours of live English instruction (3 hours per day, Monday – Friday)
  • 5 hours of structured self-study
  • Initial level test, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Access to additional structured interactive exercises such as group seminars/workshops; lectures; group debates/discussions; group general knowledge quizzes; conversation club; virtual book club
  • 24/7 access to Classmate — the Kings online learning platform
  • Official end of course Certificate with level assigned
  • 12 months access to Microsoft Office 365
"It's really nice to interact with students while they're in their home countries. A lot of speaking tasks work pretty much the same as they do in the classroom. I believe that students will not only learn English, but also vital skills for conducting online video calls and meetings once they reach the world of work."

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team