Online English

Learn English with real teachers, in real time from anywhere in the world!  Take a class from the comfort of your home, your office, or even as you travel.  As an online student, you can easily join one our English programs through your computer or mobile device.  Choose to study English online in of BEI’s popular English programs.

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Intensive English Program
Everyday English
Special Programs

  • Students must have a laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone plus reliable internet access to use Microsoft Teams video conferencing in order to attend classes.
  • Online students receive their own personal BEI e-mail that includes free access to Microsoft Office 365 tools and applications.
  • After registration, students will receive a welcome e-mail with orientation materials that include how to download and use the technology tools for our classes.
  • For more detailed device and system requirements, click the link. Technical Requirements

What are Online classes?

  • In an online real-time class, you connect with your BEI instructor and participate in a regular class through Microsoft Teams video conferencing.  Just like in a classroom, you will interact with your instructor and classmates to practice your English skills just like you would in an on campus class.

How do students submit homework?

  • There are several ways a students can submit their homework in an online class.  Complete a task through Microsoft Teams assignment tab, Upload in the chat, or E-mail.

Who teaches BEI online classes?

  • Online classes are taught by the same instructors that teach our classes at our Houston campus.

How many students are in an online class?

  • Online classes feature small groups and average 10 students.  The maximum class size is 18.

What is your time zone?

  • Since BEI’s online classes are real-time, they are scheduled based upon our local Houston time zone.  Central Time Zone (USA) and UTC -5

How do I connect to an online class?

  • Online classes require a strong, stable internet connection.  Students can use any device, but a desktop or laptop will give students the best experience for online learning.  Student will receive step by step guides that demonstrate how to get started once enrolled.

Why Choose Online Learning?

  • Live online classes using Microsoft Teams
  • Diverse classes with students from around the world
  • Perfect for any English learner (CEFR: Below A1 – C1)
  • Tuition includes Microsoft account; tutoring; student services; advising; tech support and more!
  • Earn a BEI Certificate.  Progress with 80% attendance and 80% GPA
  • Interactive class materials and activities that are super engaging
  • Individual, personalized feedback
  • Easy access to your own class reports
  • Quick and easy communication through chat, video conferencing, and sharing files

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