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.

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

The essentials

Key facts

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

Hours per week: 22.5
Live teacher contact time: 12.5 hours
Structured interactive group exercises: 5 hours
Structured self-study: 5 hours

Lesson times:
British English:
BST 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 17:00
US English:
EST: 09:00, 12:00, 17:00, 19:00
PST 19:00

Class size: Minimum 4, maximum 8

Minimum length: 1 week

Minimum entry level: Kings Level 2+ (Elementary)

Minimum age: 16

Core skills

Fluency across the four core skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
More about core skills

Other skills

Study skills

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

Learner automomy

  • 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: GB£150 / US$200 per week

All this is included in your SmartClass course price:

  • 12.5 hours of live teacher contact each week 
  • 5 hours of structured interactive exercises with your classmates
  • 5 hours of structured self-study
  • Small classes of maximum 8 students
  • Initial level test, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests 
  • 24/7 access to huge range of learning resources on Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Live group seminars/workshops group
  •  Learning clubs: conversation club; virtual book club
  • 12 months access to Microsoft Office 365
  • Access to Kings SmartClass Facebook group to connect with students from around the world and share ideas and experiences
  • Weekly online lecture programme
  • Official end-of-course Certificate with assigned level
"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.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team