Eteacher Group

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eTeacher Group Ltd.
Industry Internet
Education
Founded Ramat Gan, Israel (2000)
Founder Boaz Binnun, Yariv Binnun
Headquarters Ramat Gan, Israel
Area served
Worldwide
Services Online courses
Owner Boaz & Yariv Binnun
Pamoja Capital
Number of employees
515 (in all branches)
Divisions 5 virtual schools
Website www.eteachergroup.com

eTeacher Group is a private company based in Ramat Gan, Israel, developing and operating leading online synchronous virtual schools, open to students worldwide. eTeacher Group Specializing in a large scale operation of online teacher-led classes. From recruiting teachers and developing content, to marketing, sales, and operations, eTeacher is one of the pioneer e-learning companies. eTeacher Group is a portfolio company of Pamoja Capital Group, a private investment firm.

History[edit]

eTeacher Group was co-founded in the year 2000 by Boaz and Yariv Binnun.

In 2002, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted the company the challenge of founding the world's first online Hebrew school. Children of employees in the Israeli diplomatic service could use such a service learning to read, write and speak Hebrew correctly, despite growing up abroad and moving from country to country. A few months later the online platform created by the company started serving Israeli children and families abroad, while an online Hebrew School for the Jewish communities round the world was launched in 2005.

In 2008 eTeacer launched Highway to English , an online ESL school, which connects world-class teachers and education professionals from the USA with students from all over the world. Providing English language program includes 5 different levels, each with its own curriculum and set of courses, all specifically designed to guide students from a beginner’s level to a professional business level.la

Since January 2010, the company has been collaborating with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in providing courses in Biblical Studies. These courses are accredited for students of the university, as well as providing language students with academic based courses supervised by university staff members.

In 2017 the company launched Tekkie Uni, an online school where thousands of children have learned to program and build games, apps and more. Tekkie Uni offers both synchronous online courses for children to learn coding from home, and an engaging programming curriculum for schools.

The company has since utilized a wide variety of online technology to build and manage large-scale online virtual schools.

Teaching methods[edit]

The company provides an online platform for teaching synchronous, live, teacher-led classes, while utilizing a range of tools alongside a team of teachers and scholars.

The teaching process is based on system incorporating different teaching tools, the backbone of these is a weekly live lesson with a language teacher (usually native to the language he or she teaches). For this, the company employs some 300 teachers from around the world.

Alongside the weekly "real-time" lessons the courses include a weekly practice lesson. In order to supplement these online weekly meetings, the courses also provide recorded dialogs and recorded lessons. Also, supplementing the electronic and online aspects of the programs, the student my also make use of provided teaching textbooks and workbooks in the language and level the course is focused on. Between lessons the student is expected to complete assignment and homework, which are in turned assessed and graded by the staff.

Virtual Schools[edit]

The different courses are divided into five schools, each with a staff of teachers, learning platforms and a unique web site. Each of these schools offers courses at different levels and localization.

Coding for Kids[edit]

The program is designed for children in elementary school, junior high, and high school who want to learn how to invent and develop software and games for iOS, Android, and computers.

English School[edit]

Highway to English connects world-class teachers and education professionals from the USA with students from all over the world. The English language program includes 5 different levels, each with its own curriculum and set of courses, all specifically designed to guide our students from a beginner’s level to a professional business level.

Biblical Studies & Biblical Languages School[edit]

Launched in 2007, the Biblical languages school teaches courses in Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Biblical Greek. Since 2010, the Biblical school also offers academically credited courses for Hebrew University of Jerusalem students. The courses in this school are supervised by academic staff from the university.

Chinese School[edit]

The Chinese School offers courses in Chinese, in up to five levels of difficulty.

Modern Hebrew School[edit]

The Hebrew school was the first to be launched, and is probably the most wide spread. It offers courses in Hebrew for adults and for children, alongside seminars for Hebrew language students.

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