The River Thames outside DLD College London

The Language Journey Continues

6th May 20

Despite the challenging circumstances currently being faced worldwide, the language journey continues in earnest for students of Academic English (IELTS) at DLD College London.

Since the announcement of the closure of schools and colleges in the last week of March, the College has transitioned to remote teaching and learning by means of our VLE, Canvas, an invaluable platform which has facilitated the continuation of our students’ education. Academic English teachers have been delivering lessons online, exploring and applying a variety of teaching strategies, supporting and engaging students, maintaining momentum, and focusing on the development of all language skills. Students, in turn, have followed their lessons according to their timetable, actively participating remotely and completing homework tasks.

Under normal circumstances, Academic English students would have been taking their final IELTS exam this Saturday, 9th May. However, due to the cancellation of all public exams, they instead sat an internal Milestone Test digitally, the results of which are testament to the resilience, commitment and dedication of students and teachers alike. The majority of students are now in a position to progress to the varied pathways within College, be they GCSEs, A levels, IFP or BTEC, and our Year 13 and 14 students will be moving on to tertiary education, having received offers from a number of prestigious universities and having met university entry requirements in terms of their English language skills.

Well done to all involved and please stay safe.

Christalla Mavroudis-Head of Academic English