Little Mountain Online (Asian Time zone)
Little Mountain Online (LMO) is Little Mountain Learning Academy’s premium online learning program. Available to students in time zones outside of North America, LMO can benefit those living anywhere in the world. Our online programs maintain the same high quality as our in-school classes. As remote learning continues to grow in importance, Little Mountain Online is a great way for students to learn effectively from anywhere.
Little Mountain Learning Academy is based on the campus of the University Of British Columbia (UBC). This year, UBC is the second highest ranked university in Canada. Additionally, it is consistently in the top 5% of universities in the world.
We are a top-rated, professional after-school academy, providing a range of programs for local and international students. Our programs include; Holistic English, Math, STEAM and a range of other subjects.
Since 2006, Little Mountain has enjoyed a great reputation in the West End of Vancouver. Here, the majority of residents are of a high income with impressive educational backgrounds.
Over the past decade, We have provided high-quality academic programs for thousands of students.
Each class is 40 minutes in length.
We recommend that students take a minimum of two classes per week in order to make great progress in their studies.
All teachers hold a North American undergraduate degree or above. They are certified to teach English as a Second Language (TESOL) worldwide. In addition, they have many years of experience in teaching Asian students. Our teaching methods and class times are designed to suit the needs of Asian students.
Most of our students have lived in Vancouver and returned to their countries. These include mainland China, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore, among other places. The majority have experience of life in North America or have a good English foundation in domestic, international, and public schools.
LMO courses, curriculum, and educational theory
1. Educational Theory
Project-based learning(PBL）is the main teaching method throughout our online classes.
2. Our curriculum connects the North American / International English standard system
A. North American English Literacy and Language Arts Course Guideline
B. English Education System in BC, Canada (Vancouver’s Province)
C. CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
D. IELTS (The International English Language Testing System)
3. LMO Curriculums
Two Curriculums are used in LMO. The Butterfly Curriculum is for students 3.5 – 7 years old, and the smrt curriculum is for those 6 – 18.
- Butterfly Course Curriculum
The Butterfly curriculum is available for 3.5 – 7-year-old students.
The Butterfly course is an efficient, systematic phonics program, and its curriculum is supported by best practice principles and research by our experienced teachers. It is one of the most popular English courses at Little Mountain.
Butterfly aims to enable students to progress from a Kindergarten level of literacy to a Grade Two Canadian level.
Butterfly has 4 streams. Each stream has 26 lessons, and each lesson needs two 40-minute classes to cover. The class activities include phonics skills, sight word learning, spelling, writing, and theme-based book reading.
To learn and apply the learning of the letters and sounds, leading students towards mastery of CVC word reading and writing.
To introduce students to the long vowel sounds and more complex digraphs to enable them to segment and blend more challenging words.
To continue to expose students to the remaining sounds required to read with independence. It provides opportunities for revision and consolidation of long vowels, consonant digraphs, and vowel digraphs.
This stream then develops towards the children applying all of their phonological understanding to read longer, theme-based books with independence, and respond to them creatively. It exposes children to a wide range of texts so they can make connections and draw further meaning through literal and inferential comprehension.
- smrt Curriculum
The smrt curriculum is suitable for students aged 6 – 15 who already have solid reading skills and want to learn a systematic set of native Canadian English courses.
smrt is a Vancouver-based company that works with Little Mountain to create online courses for kids and teens. The smrt curriculum is a full set of online English teaching systems, including listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, media resources, and interactive online/offline exercises.
Over 290,000 students across 200 institutions around the world use smrt as their main English language learning programme. In 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau went to China to sign a trade agreement. smrt is the only Canadian education system introduced into China.
www.smrtenglish.com (smrt Global website）
www.smrtenglish.cn (smrt Mainland website）
smrt is an innovative platform for premium ESL curriculum for schools around the world.
Over the past few years, Little Mountain has been exclusively developing the smrt Kids and smrt Youth curriculum.
smrt Kids Course Overview
smrt Youth Course Overview
Who is this program ideal for?
1. Students who are returning to their home country and want to continue to improve their English and academic skills.
2. Students in China with a good English level who are looking for a more North American-based curriculum.