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The learning methodology we use at LEO is based on travelling the world to get to know the language and culture in their natural environment from the comfort of your own home!

LEO provides children lessons (virtual tours via Zoom) to far places where the local native speaker teachers teach about the most interesting facts and customs from their countries. Children will not only improve their language skills & pronunciation but will learn about geography, history, culture and wildlife without even realising it!

A bilingual teacher hosts the class at the start and end of each lesson to answer any questions and clarify any unknown terms and systematise the incredible knowledge they receive during their travels. This type of learning is unique and developed by the founders and team at LEO.

Complete language and cultural immersion

Complete language and cultural immersion

Not only language but culture! Native speaker teachers are based in their home countries.
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)

Children learn through natural conversations with real native speakers. The phrases they learn can be successfully used in everyday interactions.
LEO <br>keywords

LEO
keywords

With every lesson children are provided with 10 keywords practice getting naturally into memory using fun online quizzes and word searches.
Creative <br>writing

Creative
writing

For home practice we use creative writing connected with LEO keywords
Small comfortably-sized groups

Small comfortably-sized groups

4-6 children groups are ideal, checked and verified way of maximising the effects of learning
 Native speaker <br>teachers

Native speaker
teachers

TEFL certified teachers based
in their home countries
across the world

The LEO method is based on the knowledge and experiences that we gained during:

Numerous years of learning foreign languages,

Numerous years of learning foreign languages,

Bringing up 2 fully bilingual children who experienced 2 educational systems,

Bringing up 2 fully bilingual children who experienced 2 educational systems,

Many years in language industry as founders and managers of:

Many years in language industry as founders and managers of:

A company based in Cambridge and providing high end language services to numerous scientists and over 100 universities and scientific institutes. eCORRECTOR was awarded the Cambridge Prestige Award in 2020.
A translation company started in 2012 and operates in over 50 languages providing native speaker translations serving business clients from all over the world,
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Language
Industry
Experience

Origins of LEO methodology

Online language classes

COMPLETE LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Language with no cultural context is artificial. Not real. Placing language in a right cultural context is the key to understanding it. First with cultural context you might understand that a famous 5 o ‘clock tea is not really a black (or even white ;)) liquid in a cup and what is really meant when somebody asks you politely whether you would like some sugar in your tea that is standing just beside you. You cannot always go away to learn the right cultural context for the language- but you can do it with a native speaker. Now thanks to modern technology you can do it with a native speaker who is actually based RIGHT NOW in their home country and can help you understand the country and the culture and seasons, temperature or time zones that shape that language.

At LEO this is the core of our method- children are meeting qualified native speaker teachers based in their home countries online live and direct.

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LANGUAGE IMMERSION

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SMALL COMFORTABLY - SIZED GROUPS

At LEO we believe strongly in a leverage that a group gives to language learning.
"My first English language course was at the age of 5 in a local culture centre. I quickly learned how to recite a short children’s poem “One two it’s a show, three four it’s a door…”. Two years later my English knowledge seemed to remain in the same magic spot. Then came school, private classes with numerous private teachers but to be honest my language levels were placed first on a right place when I joined a language school Progress with a clearly defined language method. After that experience other language schools proceeded for other languages the Goethe Institute, Alliance Francaise (thanks to which I met my future husband and business partner- Mark). The only exception to the amazing efficiency I was getting when learning in a group was Russian where the most amazing teacher Malgosia took over- but even then I chose to do it with a friend as only with the group I felt I can progress rather than calling off the classes whenever I felt worse- no such excuses with the group- it moves with or without me so it is a motivation to get to it."

Dorota Sakowska-Hunt, LEO Academy founder

WORDS WORDS WORDS

The best way to get your language skills better? Words, words, words. Not memorised every day with big effort written on cards. Words have to be wanted. Wanted words are words we were missing that day, words we wanted to say and could not as we were not finding them in foreign language.

"As a student I found myself in a beautiful North Rhine town of Koblenz - soon it became obvious that nobody wants to speak to me in English and I was to start using my basic German. Angry, frustrated almost depressed every day after spending 8 hours in office hardly being able to communicate I started writing down the key words of the day that I wanted so much to say- using a little dictionary I luckily took with me (it was a pre-Internet era :)). Every day my list of words was growing and so were my communication skills. At the end of holidays when I was coming back on a night couch to Poland I woke up...and realised I was dreaming in ...German! I understood then that I won the language. With words."

Dorota Sakowska-Hunt, LEO Academy founder

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words, words, words...

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X (no) grammar

We do not offer formal grammar lessons at LEO. We were never particularly prudent about grammar terms: adjectives, pronouns, adverbs- calling words with these terms seems to be taking their beauty and meaning away. Makes them not words anymore.
We do not object to the necessity of learning grammar- we simply leave it to traditional schools.
The key aspect about LEO’s method is broadening practical language skills combined with knowledge about everyday life, culture and curiosities of a particular country.

In this way, the language can be understood, felt, loved and spoken.

Double security

We believe that children learn the best when they are fully relaxed and interested in the subject. That’s why with the LEO method the point of interest is directed at exploring cultures and learning curious facts rather than a structure of yet another English class. We care for children’s well-being - in our method we provide 2 qualified teachers- children spend 45 minutes of active conversation & exploring foreign cultures time with a TEFL qualified native speaker and 10 minutes with the leading bilingual teacher who makes sure that a group understands all the nuances as well as provides feedback on creative writing optional homework tasks. For enhanced quality and security all classes are recorded.

Recordings are not shared or distributed without the explicit permission of the parents.

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Our Core Team

Teacher recruitment and quality control
  • PhD in neuroscience, University of Cambridge,
  • British native speaker
  • 15 years of experience in language related business
  • Father of two bilingual children interested in neuromethods of language learning
Methodology specialist
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
  • PhD candidate in Linguistics
  • University Lecturer since 2012
  • Blogger and author of teaching materials www.kjzp.wordpress.com
Business and methodology development
  • MBA, University of Monaco
  • MA University of Lodz, International Relations
  • 15 years of experience in language related business
  • Mother of two bilingual children & passionate of bilingualism
Bilingual host teacher
  • M.A. in English, University of Szczecin
  • Experienced teacher for all age groups, staring with three-year olds
  • Fluent in five languages
  • Mom of a little boy

Learn with the best

Only native speakers with teaching qualifications
Online language classes

Practical Learning Method

LEO curriculum was arranged so that children can combine the LEO’s very practical learning method with traditional school learning or with the self-paced methods of online learning- the world in now full of learn-by-yourself methods (that we at LEO as well eagerly share with you.

Culture Immersion Meetings

We provide 1 meeting (55 minutes) weekly of full language and culture immersion meetings within each course during which you can practise your language skills with native speakers. Courses can be combined easily when somebody wishes to travel more than 1 times per week with LEO. We also offer pop-up special courses like Christmas around the world, Halloween celebrations or Summer online camps.

Our regular courses:

<span style="color: #808080;"></span> USA, Canada, Mexico

USA, Canada, Mexico

9 months <span style="color: #808080;">(3 x 3 months country modules)</span><br><span style="color: #808080;">Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at:</span> 17:00

9 months (3 x 3 months country modules)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at: 17:00

<div></span>360 LEO keywords</strong></div><div><span style="color: #808080;">Each country module module will include </span><b>120 LEO</b> Lingua Keywords.</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"></span></div>

360 LEO keywords
Each country module module will include 120 LEO Lingua Keywords.

<div>Offer till 20.09!</div><div class="course-price"><span class="price" style="     color: #cc3366; ">1500 PLN</span> <span class="origin-price"> 1800 PLN</span> <span style="font-size:15px">per year</div>

Offer till 20.09!
1500 PLN 1800 PLN per year

TILL 20.09!
<span style="color: #808080;"></span> England, Scotland, Ireland

England, Scotland, Ireland

9 months <span style="color: #808080;">(3 x 3 months country modules)</span><br><span style="color: #808080;">Monday, Tuesday at:</span> 17:00

9 months (3 x 3 months country modules)
Monday, Tuesday at: 17:00

<div></span>360 LEO keywords</strong></div><div><span style="color: #808080;">Each country module module will include </span><b>120 LEO</b> Lingua Keywords.</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"></span></div>

360 LEO keywords
Each country module module will include 120 LEO Lingua Keywords.

<div>Offer till 20.09!</div><div class="course-price"><span class="price" style="     color: #23a455; ">1500 PLN</span> <span class="origin-price"> 1800 PLN</span> <span style="font-size:15px">per year</div>

Offer till 20.09!
1500 PLN 1800 PLN per year

TILL 20.09!
<span style="color: #808080;"></span>Australia, Hawaii, South Africa

Australia, Hawaii, South Africa

9 months <span style="color: #808080;">(3 x 3 months country modules)</span><br><span style="color: #808080;">Saturday at:</span> 9:00 & 10:00 & 11:00

9 months (3 x 3 months country modules)
Saturday at: 9:00 & 10:00 & 11:00

<div></span>360 LEO keywords</strong></div><div><span style="color: #808080;">Each country module module will include </span><b>120 LEO</b> Lingua Keywords.</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"></span></div>

360 LEO keywords
Each country module module will include 120 LEO Lingua Keywords.

<div>Offer till 20.09!</div><div class="course-price"><span class="price" style="     color: #FFD200; ">1500 PLN</span> <span class="origin-price"> 1800 PLN</span> <span style="font-size:15px">per year</div>

Offer till 20.09!
1500 PLN 1800 PLN per year

TILL 20.09!

Children courses for 2 age groups: 8-10, 11-13 years old.

Teen Group (14-18 years old), Student Group (19-24 years old) & Adults

Each country comprises of 6 subject areas:

Let’s Celebrate

Let’s Celebrate

special celebrations & popular sports
Time Travellers

Time Travellers

history & legends
Let’s Live It

Let’s Live It

unique dishes and recipes
Zoologists

Zoologists

plants and animals
City Breaks

City Breaks

capital & greatest museums visit
Culture Shock

Culture Shock

unique language, behaviour, books, films
Wizardry

Academy of Wizardry

<span style="color: #808080;">A completely unique</span> 9 month conversation-based course <span style="color: #808080;"> (36 weeks) in magic and wizardry in English</span>

A completely unique 9 month conversation-based course (36 weeks) in magic and wizardry in English

<span style="color: #808080;">Including:</span> Potions Class, Magical Sports Class, Academy Escape Room, The Battle of the Academy, A Wizarding Halloween, A Trip to Lulu’s House, Charms Class, Slugs and Bugs Club , A Trip to the Ministry of Wizardry, Let’s explore the castle… at night!, Final CAT Exam Prep, A Wizarding Vacation, Dream Catching, Magical Sports Class, and many more!

Including: Potions Class, Magical Sports Class, Academy Escape Room, The Battle of the Academy, A Wizarding Halloween, A Trip to Lulu’s House, Charms Class, Slugs and Bugs Club , A Trip to the Ministry of Wizardry, Let’s explore the castle… at night!, Final CAT Exam Prep, A Wizarding Vacation, Dream Catching, Magical Sports Class, and many more!

<div>Offer till 20.09!</div><div class="course-price"><span class="price" style="     color: #740FFE; ">1500 PLN</span> <span class="origin-price"> 1800 PLN</span> <span style="font-size:15px">per year</div>

Offer till 20.09!
1500 PLN 1800 PLN per year

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