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What is Dragons Teaching?

Great quality teaching, high pupil engagement and all resources and reporting included. That's why over 500 schools have chosen to work with Dragons Teaching.

It's our mission to make learning a new language a fun, affordable and widely accessible experience. We've been teaching Mandarin Chinese to schools for over 15 years and we are now increasing our global offering with professional teachers of French, Spanish and Arabic. Our flagship e-learning platform 'Connect' combines real-time online teaching from high-quality trained teachers with interactive games to consolidate learning. This online model means students can truly benefit from our teaching from any location worldwide.

Our services for schools include teaching languages on-curriculum, language enrichment programmes (perfect post-exams) and after-school language clubs.

Recommended Usage

We recommend at least one class per week.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
93%
reduce teacher workload
63%
improve attainment
61%
provide school data
45%
CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2006
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesInteractive ExercisesLive TeachingStudent ReportingProgress MetricsAchievement Awards
LanguagesChinese, English, French, Spanish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Connect is available on any device, but works best on a Chrome browser.

Set Up

We generally require two weeks after the school signing the contract to create the student accounts, brief the school's IT department and get all the set-up ready.

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Home LearningParent Access

Anyone can create the account.

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Students learning with Dragons Teaching via their school can login to their personal Connect dashboard at home. We also offer private tuition; parents looking to purchase lessons with Dragons Teaching for their child are advised to get in touch with us directly.

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Dragons Teaching Pricing


Pricing Plans

One-Off FeeHourly Rate

Dragons Teaching pricing starts from £6 / per-pupil

After-School Clubs: available from £6 per pupil, per session (10 pupils max)

Enrichment Programmes (2 hour events): available at £200 per class (32 pupils max)

Enrichment Programmes (5 hour events): available at £470 per class (32 pupils max)

On-Curriculum Lessons: available at £94 per hour per class (32 pupils max)

Private Tuition: available from £20 per session for one pupil (prices decrease with group sessions)

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4.4 out of 5

from 22 Verified Reviews

Dragons Teaching has collected 16 reviews in the past 6 months

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Emma Webb

Academic Director (Founding Head)

The Independent School of Jakarta, Indonesia

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 3-4 years

Aug 2022

Dragon's Teaching provides us with flexible solutions and the ability to expand our language programme and provide a wide variety of options for our children.

Emma Webb found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Lougene

MFL Teacher

Watling Park School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

It was good for the children to learn something different that isn't usually offered within our curriculum but is spoken by a number of children within our school community.

Lougene found Dragons Teaching:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Lessons planned and taught by specialists
  • Not provides school data
    N/A (not assessment data)
  • Slightly improves attainment
    N/A
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children were introduced to basic Arabic
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Justine Nuttall

Head of MFL

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

We had to ask for a lot of the information we needed to run the sessions. The independent learning sessions weren't quite long enough to cover the half hour the students had to complete them.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thanks Justine - we're glad that the students enjoyed the sessions. We'll definitely take that on board for older students in particular :)
Justine Nuttall found Dragons Teaching:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    I had to use my time to supervise the sessions.
  • Not provides school data
    We didn't use Dragon's Teaching for this purpose.
  • Not improves attainment
    We didn't use Dragon's teaching for this purpose.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students enjoyed the Arabic course.
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Mark Needham

UKS2 Phase Leader

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

It's a very intuitive system and well-resourced and developmental, but the IT issues with Internet connectivity etc. did have some detrimental impact.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thanks for the review Mark - we're glad that the students enjoyed the programme. Tech issues are always frustrating but I hope that the team were helpful in getting these resolved.
Mark Needham found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It was useful to have everything provided and supplied and the children's autonomy was well supported by it.
  • Not provides school data
    N/A
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No evidence of it as it was only a week-long taster.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Children quickly grasped Arabic phrases and numbers in a short period of time and enjoyed the chance to learn it.
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John

Deputy Headmaster Academic

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

Boys were very engaged, enjoyed the games especially and it was a focussed but fun end of year activity for them.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:That's fantastic John - really glad to hear that the boys enjoyed the week with our teachers. A 'fun but focussed' week is exactly what we we're aiming for!
John found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The online course we have done this week (1 hour each day) only needs our teachers present to supervise boys - no preparation or marking!
  • Slightly provides school data
    This is an end of year course for our leavers, so the data would not be stored on our system.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The boys have enjoyed their one week course.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They knew nothing at the start of the week and now know something about Chinese language and culture.
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Justine Nuttall

Leader of Learning for MFL

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

The score is reflective of the independent learning sessions. The students loved them but completed them very quickly. They didn't always have enough to do in the half an hour when they were not in the live teaching session.

Justine Nuttall found Dragons Teaching:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    Having to supervise all the Arabic sessions personally
  • Not provides school data
    N/A
  • Not significantly improves attainment
    N/A
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The intensive Arabic course has been a good initiative.
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Beverley

Head of Maths and Computing

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 3-4 years

Jun 2022

An excellent Mandarin course

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thank you for your continued trust in Dragons Beverley - we look forward to working with your students again next year as part of the leavers programme.
Beverley found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately provides school data
    Evidence of progress
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Mrs Fiona Hayes

Mandarin teacher (Years 4-6)

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 1-2 years

Jun 2022

Every contact has been positive. We are very impressed by the efficiency of the ISEB examination process.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thank you Fiona - that means a lot! We look forward to working with you again in the future,
Mrs Fiona Hayes found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Marcus Reoch responds very quickly to all correspondence. All instructions for ISEB examinations are very easy to follow and comprehensive too.
  • Slightly provides school data
    Examination results are detailed
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Not applicable, as we have in house teaching.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Not applicable
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John Poulson

head teacher

Used Dragons Teaching daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

not used long enough to see long term impact but everything has been positive

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi John, thank you so much for your review and I'm really happy that the students enjoyed learning Arabic on our platform and with our teachers. We hope that we can work with your students again to keep their Arabic learning journey going in the future. Best wishes - we'll get their certificates sent out early next week.
John Poulson found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    fully planned lessons with tutors available.
  • Slightly provides school data
    Can see how far pupils have progressed
  • Slightly improves attainment
    understanding of Arabic good from none
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    reading and writing arabic
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Lewis Mills

Acting Principal Teacher

Broomhill Primary School, Scotland

Used Dragons Teaching daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

It was an easy, child-friendly program which led to increased language acquisition and high levels of pupil engagement.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Lewis - we're really happy to hear that your students enjoyed learning Arabic on the platform and with our teachers last week - thank you so much for the positive review. Their certificates are in the post and should be with you shortly! We look forward to working with you again :)
Lewis Mills found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No marking, reduced contact time with classes, pre-planned lessons and interactive activities.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Accessible grading/engagement data about pupils.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Too soon to tell.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Exposure to language by experts, over-learning ooportunities through games.
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Robert Hopgood

Form 6 Teacher

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

The games were engaging and my children enjoyed the online live lessons

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Robert, we're really happy that your students enjoyed learning Arabic on our platform and with our teachers! Their certificates are in the post! Thanks again
Robert Hopgood found Dragons Teaching:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Provided a focus after Year 6 SATs
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children learnt Arabic and the culture of Qatar
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Becky Robertson

Assistant Headteacher

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

The tutors were fabulous and so was the online learning platform. Technical difficulties (more our end to be fair) are the only thing that prevented it being a 10! Thank you!

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Becky, thank you so much for your review - we're really happy that your students enjoyed learning Arabic on our platform and with our teachers! Their certificates are in the post. Thanks again and best wishes,
Becky Robertson found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    All of the sessions were planned and run by their own tutors and using an excellent learning platform.
  • Significantly provides school data
    We know how well the children have engaged in programme and what the gaps and misconceptions were.
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Their awareness of arabic culture and Qatar is far greater than it was previously. They could recall this information weeks later so it stuck!
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Matthew Evered

Head of Languages

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 7–12 months

Jun 2022

The provision for younger pupils has been problematic. The My Week in China programme was excellent.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Matthew, thank you for your review and I am really glad that your students enjoyed the My Week in China enrichment programme. I'm sorry that you haven't had access to the results panel yet, but I believe that access to this has now been sent over by the team. This will show you the results from all of your students. Their certificates are also coming in the post!
Matthew Evered found Dragons Teaching:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    Implementing the My Week in China programme was complicated. Teachers have had to intervene in the lessons with Years 1-3.
  • Not provides school data
    I have not been provided any data by Mandarin other than the monitoring of participation for the My Week in China programme.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I do not have any measurable data.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students reflected very positively on the knowledge that they learned in the My Week in China programme.
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KateGoff

Director of MFL

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 4-6 months

Jun 2022

I wonder if there is a way for parents to be directly in touch with the class teacher, for example to request feedback on their child's progress, or extension materials.

KateGoff found Dragons Teaching:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    It generates a high volume of admin and communication with pupils, their tutors and their parents.
  • Moderately provides school data
    I understand that pupils can see their scores through the portal to help map their progress, but I am not sure if the class teachers are focusing on these with pupils in lessons, and how parents might be able to interpret the data.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The pupils are working at a good pace and I understand achieving strong learning outcomes.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Through the progress they are making.
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Craig Kinnes

Deputy Head - Year 6 Teacher

Used Dragons Teaching daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

The children really enjoyed all aspects of the sessions and were really excited about learning new things

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Craig, thank you so much for your review - we're really happy that your students enjoyed learning Chinese on our platform and with our teachers!
Craig Kinnes found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children were really engaged and interested in the workshop. They retained lots of information from the lessons they were taught throughout the focus week
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Henrietta Cole

Class Teacher

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

Great online tool, however was difficult when some children's zoom did not connect.

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Hi Henrietta, thank you so much for your review and we are really glad that your students enjoyed the programme. Completely understand that it is stressful when the students can't connect to the online class - I hope that our support team were able to help here and solve these issues. Thanks and best wishes,
Henrietta Cole found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Setting up computers ready for zoom and ensuring all children are logged on during lesson.
  • Significantly provides school data
    N/A
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Yes, children felt they had achieved something by the end of the sessions.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children showed progress in learning Mandarin.
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Tara Payton

Faculty Director of MFL

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 0–3 months

May 2022

Really good

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thanks Tara - we're glad we were able to help and wish your students the very best of luck with their upcoming Arabic GCSEs!
Tara Payton found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No marking
  • Slightly provides school data
    Not sure
  • Not improves teaching efficiency
    We didn’t have a teacher
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students were performing better in assessments
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Regular spaced practice
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Dr

English Teacher

The Rural Enterprise Academy, England

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

Reply from Dragons Teaching:Thank you for your feedback and we're really glad that your students enjoyed their introductory programme with us. We have now sent across your school's certificates of completion and a data report about how your students did on the platform. Thanks again and look forward to working with you in the future, Dragons Teaching
Dr found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Not provides school data
    A report on who achieved what mark afterwards would be helpful
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Yi Hong

Head of Mandarin

Hampton School, England

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 4-6 months

Dec 2021

Professional and well-known educational organization, I believe.

Yi Hong found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Help our lunch time clinics
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Pleasing weekly catching up about teaching, learning.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Very interesting lessons with Pre-U culture course.
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Martin Back

Deputy Headmaster

Sussex House, England

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 5 years+

Nov 2021

Ease of communication, efficiency, good teaching

Martin Back found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly saves school money
    We pay for a tutor?
  • Not reduces teacher workload
  • Not provides school data
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They are learning Chinese!
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Ben Purkiss

Headmaster

Caterham Prep, England

Used Dragons Teaching occasionally for 1-2 years

Nov 2021

An outstanding way of introducing a language to pupils

Ben Purkiss found Dragons Teaching:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Enables spend elsewhere
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No planning required
  • Moderately provides school data
    Data provided for pupil progress
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    All pupils improve their knowledge of Mandarin
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Molly Davis

Mandarin Coordinator

The Petersfield School, England

Used Dragons Teaching weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2021

Products are useful and impactful on learning, resources are well priced and staff are friendly and helpful

Molly Davis found Dragons Teaching:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately provides school data
    Providing data in taster week in absence of KS2 data
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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