The cooperation between your language school and our publishing house is not only limited to purchasing our coursebooks. We provide a comprehensive system of teaching foreign languages so that any language school which purchases our products can focus on more significant matters, such as gaining new customers.
First of all, we would like to mention that every language school which cooperates with us needs to have access to the School Zone. If, for any reason, your school does not have the access code to the zone, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the School Zone you will find a lot of additional materials which help teachers conduct classes with our coursebooks. Visiting the School Zone regularly is indispensable as both your school and your teachers can benefit from using updated materials.
One of the vital features of a good language school is the teacher. Finding a good teacher can be difficult and time-consuming. However, training teachers can be equally demanding. We would be happy to assist your school managing this challenging task. Watch the film below to see extracts from lessons conducted by teachers trained by our company.
TEACHER’S ACADEMY is a website with an extensive database of knowledge for language teachers and school owners about the direct method as applied in Direct Language Lab coursebooks:
Each school receives its own login and password, which should be given to the teachers so that they have access to “Teacher’s Academy“.
By purchasing our coursebooks, you will provide your customers with free access to modern technology which facilitates the process of foreign language learning and helps your language school gain an advantage over the competition. Every customer who studies languages with our coursebooks in your language school will be granted free access to mobile applications, MP3 download and hundreds of online exercises in the DLHUB platform, dedicated specifically to language courses based on our textbooks.
Certainly, the opportunity to advertise on our website will be a measurable benefit for your school. Please make sure that your prospective customers, who know direct method and our textbooks, will be able to find your language school on the list of schools in their city.
COOPERATION WITH THE PUBLISHER
You can email email@example.com or fill in the form on the Cooperation page. We will send you an e-mail with all the necessary information within 24 hours. After signing the contract with the Publisher you will be able to order the coursebooks.
Yes, you are granted access to the Schools Zone, where you can download all the necessary teaching materials. We occasionally make additional materials available to schools cooperating with the Publisher, e.g. posters with irregular verbs or phonetic symbols.
Yes, after signing the contract with the Publisher, your school will have the right to use the Direct Language Lab logo as well as texts from the Publisher’s official site in its publicity and information materials.
The logo and other materials are available in the School Zone.
Yes, every language school receives a Publisher’s authorised partner certificate which confirms cooperation. You will receive the certificate immediately after signing the contract an placing your first order.
Each school using the Direct Language Lab coursebooks is advertised on the Publisher’s official website. Your school will also obtain a Publisher’s authorised partner certificate. You will be informed about all the advertising campaigns via email.
Yes, after signing the cooperation contract, your school has the right to place the Publisher’s site link on its own site.
No, because we are not a franchisor. Your school will remain 100% independent since the cooperation with the Publisher is limited to using its coursebooks. We advise how to use our coursebooks in the best way, answer all your questions concerning the teaching and technicalities, but we don’t impose anything on you.
No, because the Publisher doesn’t restrict the use of the coursebooks in a given city to only one school. It is worth noticing that systems offering exclusive rights for their products usually involve costly licence fees and demand minimum sales limits. We are of the opinion that flexible cooperation is the best solution.
This applies to those countries which do not have official distributors and where the Publisher sells books directly to schools. Where there is a distributor, different arrangements concerning sales may apply. This means that in some countries there may be area exclusivity and the number of schools may be limited.
PURCHASE OF THE COURSEBOOKS
No, schools can order as many books as they need. The cooperation contract doesn’t oblige schools to make obligatory purchases, apart from buying the start pack at the beginning of the cooperation. There is no minimum number of books you are obliged to buy so, theoretically, you can even order just one coursebook.
First of all, you should sign a cooperation contract with the Publisher. Then, you can order the coursebooks. All the payments should be made prior to the shipment of the coursebooks (by bank transfer or PayPal). You will get the pro forma invoice via email.
The order procedure is as follows:
In those countries where books are sold by local distributors, orders cannot be sent directly to the Publisher. These countries include: Brazil, Czechia, Slovakia, Spain, Philippines and Japan.
Up to 7 days, in most cases 2-3 days from placing the order to dispatching the books.
The price list can be found in the precise offer that the School can receive by email.
The coursebooks are sent by a courier service or post.
No, the Publisher doesn’t accept back the books which the school hasn’t sold.
Yes, after the school returns the defective coursebooks, the Publisher will replace the defective tbooks or CDs.
It’s important to take into account the following information concerning taxes or duties on the School’s order in the destination country:
The School should check with their local customs authorities if any special requirements or taxes and/or duties are applicable in order to make sure you will be able to collect the shipment from the customs without problems.
THE COURSEBOOKS AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Books 1 to 6 take the student from the complete beginner to the upper-intermediate level, while Books 7-9 are for the advanced student.
Each coursebook contains 7-8 modules, all new words accompanied by phonetic transcription, additional grammar exercises, a vocabulary index as well as a recording of new words, questions and answers in MP3 format.
For each of the titles on offer, you can buy Student’s Books and Teacher’s Books as well as Visuals for Book 1.
Each school receives a set of teaching materials in electronic form (available in the Schools Zone in our website) including sets of stage exams, placement tests, a set of illustrations for Book 1 and many others.
Almost 1000 files with various additional teaching materials for our coursebooks are available in the Schools Zone. The School receives the access code after signing the cooperation contract. The Schools Zone is a convenient solution because you are able to download materials whenever you need them and it is clear what is available at the moment.
Once you sign the contract with us and place your first order, you will receive your login and password which will enable you to use the School Zone.
Only school owners and authorized persons can gain access and use the School Zone. The School Zone contains tests and exams and therefore unauthorized entry must be denied.
We will be glad to read any comments you may have concerning our products. To share your opinions with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO CONDUCT LESSONS FROM THE COURSEBOOKS?
Our coursebooks are based on the principles of the direct method which means that:
On our website you can watch a film with extracts from lessons conducted by teachers trained to teach with the direct method.
The Teacher’s Academy contains numerous short videos presenting various aspects and technical details of the direct method.
Yes, every teacher who would like to effectively teach from our coursebooks should be able to use the principles of the direct method in practice. Such skills should be gained through participating in internal trainings organized by schools. Training videos we provide can be greatly helpful. The explanations and training videos provided in the Teacher’s Academy will also be very helpful.
The following activities may be helpful in improving teaching skills:
The Internet platform is an e-learning program which contains exercises corresponding to the units in Direct Language Lab coursebooks. Students can consolidate the already learnt material, catch up if they fall behind or revise the material before a stage exam in a very attractive and modern way.
The website of the Internet platform is https://dlhub.eu.
The commands and vocabulary translations are available in 10 language versions.
The Internet platform website is fully responsive which means you can conveniently study the online courses on any device, including your computer, tablet or smartphone. The screen will automatically adapt to the device in use.
Once you register and log into the platform you are able to test the courses using 1-day free access.
After registering a new account and logging in, the student can gain access by using the discount coupon that they can find in their coursebook. The discount coupon is valid for 10 months.
All the students who purchase our coursebooks are granted free access to the Internet platform. Individual discount coupons are printed in the coursebooks. Each coupon is valid for 10 months.
Yes, you have to register before using the programme.
Your online course has the same name as the title of your coursebook. For example: English designed with Direct Method.
Log into the platform and open your online course, for example: English designed with Direct Method.
choose your Book and the Unit or scan the QR code from your coursebook or type in the link in the search bar (available for a limited number of titles).
Yes, at the very beginning of our cooperation the school will receive their agent access to the programme where they can manage discount coupons and see their students’ progress.
It is important, however, that prior to seeing your students’ progress the school needs to connect the discount coupons from the books purchased to the agent account.
Currently we provide four mobile applications.
The WORDS application has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, including the pronunciation and translations. The app will enable you to record words, analyze and practise your pronunciation. It is a great tool to improve your accent. The vocabulary in the app WORDS appears in the same order as in the coursebook.
The PRACTISE application has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, organised in thematic categories, which should facilitate revising words, especially before exams. The PRACTISE app is a set of a few simple exercises for each group of words to help you learn vocabulary faster.
The Interactive Coursebook DLL Ebook application. The app enables you to access interactive coursebooks. You can learn the correct pronunciation thanks to the recordings of all words, explanations as well as questions and answers. You can listen to all the words, explanations as well as answers and questions recorded by native speakers. You can view and hide the vocabulary translations as well as answers to the questions in order to study in an active and effective manner!
The DLL DICTIONARY application has been designed for students attending language courses based on the Direct Language Lab coursebooks. The application is a convenient, interactive dictionary with the vocabulary arranged according to the coursebook. It contains all the words from the book. Dictionary enables users to listen to the pronunciation of each word. The pronunciation was recorded by native speakers. The translations are hidden by default so that students can try and check if they remember the meanings of the words.
Thanks to the QR codes printed in the coursebooks you can easily and conveniently access the material you are looking for in the mobile applications. Open the app and scan the code to automatically open the right place and practise the words or grammar you need.
All our mobile applications are available for Android and iOS.
The applications: DLL Dictionary, WORDS and PRACTISE are free of charge. The DLL Ebook app requires you first enter the discount coupon in the website https://dlhub.eu. Otherwise, you need to pay for the book you want to use.