Courses

Time and money is precious, and there is no point in wasting either learning in an inefficient or ineffective way. Our lessons are structured so that you can learn quickly, but that your learning is assessed and your progress monitored. We focus on correct pronunciation and presenting grammar in such a way that it is understandable and easy to remember. We coach our students to speak in a way that is both normal and comprehensible to native-speakers.

Before we can place you in a group or organise individual lessons we need to meet with you in person to find out your English level and assess how you will learn best. This normally takes between 15 and 30 minutes and can be arranged by calling (+38) 067 026 41 28.

English Lessons for Children:

We group students based on a combination of similar ability and age. The maximum number of students in each group is 8, and we try to maximise each student’s chance to speak.

Our classes are conducted completely in English by a qualified native-speaker teacher. Students can take up to three months to adapt to lessons that are ‘just in English.’ Some students do not adapt, although this is rare, and the vast majority of students are able to understand most instruction in English within six weeks of the commencement of lessons.

We provide group lessons for children aged from seven years. Generally, the younger a student is, the easier it is to fix mistakes in pronunciation and to introduce English in a way that will simplify their future learning. We currently have groups with students aged from 7 to 17 years old.

Homework is assigned after most lessons and we have an online learning portal where students can check their progress with tests on each topic.

Price:
150 UAH Group Lesson 60 mins
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Individual Lessons for Adults and Children:

For those with time constraints, and for those children who work and learn best in a one-on-one environment, individual lessons are the ideal solution. The timing of lessons is more flexible than group lessons, and can be arranged at the start of each week, or the month, and if you can’t make a lesson you can simply let us know beforehand and you won’t be charged for that lesson.

More focus can be given to pronunciation in an individual lesson, and grammar rules can be individually focused and custom created to suit each student personally. Specific problems that students face can be isolated and addressed, and if a student has a unique problem in either understanding or speaking, this can be more easily remediated than in a group setting.

Price:
500 UAH Individual Lesson 60 mins

Teacher Profile:

Hi, I’m Steve, a teacher from New Zealand. I’ve been teaching English in Kyiv for six years and before coming to Ukraine I was a music teacher. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Massey University, and a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate from Trinity College London.

I am passionate about language education and always do my best to get students to engage with the learning process and to motivate them to do the best they can to learn English. I try to make lessons fun and use games and activities to make learning an enjoyable experience.

In New Zealand we use both British and American English, although I generally focus on British English. I teach the key differences in American and British pronunciation when teaching vocabulary, and also show some of the world’s English varieties and their peculiarities.

I’ve noticed that overall English language education is improving in the state school system of Ukraine, but this improvement is very much teacher-specific. Most of the problems I see are with pronunciation, and with students not really understanding English grammar.

I look forward to meeting with you and trying to help you improve your English skills.