The live coaching sessions consist of two different types of activity:
- Tutoring sessions: 30-minute long interactive online classes in groups of 1 to 6 participants, taught by a native-speaking tutor. These sessions can either be on a specific theme or be ‘free’, i.e. the topic is up to you!
- MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): 30-minute long video lectures on a variety of topics that you can follow, with the possibility of asking questions in real-time to a native-speaking tutor.
If you wish to participate in a tutoring session or a MOOC, you should click on the “Live Coaching” button on your OLS language course dashboard, where you can see information about your “scheduled session(s)” and “upcoming session(s)”. If you wish to book a session, please choose one from the list and click on “Register”. You can register for more than one session at once and have the possibility to cancel your session by clicking on “No”, up to 24 hours before the scheduled session commences. Please note, a credit system exists for the tutoring sessions. You are assigned a number of tokens based on the duration of your Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps mobility period, with one tutoring session credited for every two weeks of mobility. Each token is valid for 30 minutes of participation in a tutoring session. For example, a student participating in a 12 week mobility period receives six tokens, which allows them to attend six tutoring sessions.
You can easily access all published MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) without booking. Just click on the “MOOC LIBRARY” button at the bottom of the “Live Coaching” page. On the MOOC Library page, you can find a variety of available videos classified by CEFR level from A to C. These videos are available at any time. However, as these sessions are not live, the chat is not active.
Warning: Setting your time zone correctly in your profile is important for the live coaching features of the OLS language course to function correctly. Setting the correct time zone will permit the system to give you the correct time of the live coaching sessions. The selected time zone should correspond to the country in which you are based whilst taking your OLS language course.