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
smrt Early Childhood / Early Elementary Curriculum is for students 6 – 9 years old, and the smrt Kids and Youth Curriculum is for those 9 – 18.
- smrt Early Childhood / Early Elementary Curriculum
This curriculum is available for ages 6 – 9 students.
Smrt for Children aims to introduce students to phonics and begin them on their reading journey. By the end of these courses, students will have emerging reading skills to prepare them for the transition to the Smrt for Kids levels. These courses are aimed at students who have little to no English knowledge or ability.
Early Childhood Education (EC/ECE)
The EC level provides the foundations for reading. Phonics is introduced through interactive exercises, music, and short readers. Students will practice their listening, speaking, and beginner writing skills at this level and come out with the ability to read and write consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.
Elementary English One (EE1)
The EE1 level will introduce students to more complex phonics such as long vowel sounds and consonant blends. Through repetition, music, and short stories, students will come out of this level with the ability to read and write more complex words and sentences.
Elementary English Two (EE2)
The EE2 level completes the phonics journey and begins the writing journey. Through simple grammar exercises, music, and reading books students will come out of this level with the knowledge of writing accurate sentences to express their thoughts and ideas.
- smrt Kids and Youth Curriculums
The smrt curriculum is suitable for students aged 9 – 18 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.