MIT Institute will move to online teaching and learning for all students from Monday, the 30th March 2020.

Please see the following information explaining why and how we are shifting to online mode of teaching and learning.
https://mitinstitute.nsw.edu.au/novelcoronavirus

Please also keep updated for the latest Coronavirus news by checking the URL below.
https://www.australia.gov.au/

Following the advice given from the Department of Education, “English language colleges are not currently required to close”, our school will continue to operate to teach our students as per normal; it’s just online.

The Government believes that English education is an essential service, and we are open to teach our diligent students. As we teach, we will follow the regulations, policies and procedures provided by the Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, under school circumstances, the social distancing compliance can be mitigated, but MIT Institute is fully committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students and the wider community, so we have decided to teach online. If students have difficulty with internet access, the students can still come to school to use school wifi only, taking online classes under the sensible measures and appropriate health controls applied by the school.

CLASSES ONLINE!

MIT Institute teachers are able to provide the same quality of creative, dynamic, interactive and fun English classes online and keep their students effectively engaged, just as if they were in a real classroom.

Once you have downloaded the app and logged in, you can navigate to the Zoom classroom with ease. See the video here for instructions on how to navigate to our Zoom Classrooms.

To download and install the Zoom Application:

Computer

1. Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”.
2. This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting.
3. Once the download is complete, proceed with installing the Zoom application onto your computer.

Android

1. Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
2. Join a meeting using this method.
3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name and password.
4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and tap Join Meeting.

iOS (iPhone/iPad)

1. Go to App Store on the device and search for the app “Zoom Cloud meetings”
2. Choose Download.
3. Then open the app Zoom Cloud meetings by pressing home button and then click the icon Zoom.
4. Join a meeting using this method.
5. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name and password.
6. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and tap Join Meeting.

What will happen next?

1. All students will receive an email from their teacher with a link and/or meeting ID to join the class.
2. Click on the link or enter the meeting ID on the app Zoom Cloud meetings, and you are ready to go!

Online FAQ

Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, MIT Institute has decided to take precautionary measures to protect the health of our students. MIT Institute teachers are able to provide the same quality of creative, dynamic, interactive and fun English classes online and keep their students effectively engaged, just as if they were in a real classroom.
Our campus remains closed until further notice.
However, if students have difficulty with internet access, the students can still come to school to use school wifi only, taking online classes under the sensible measures and appropriate health controls applied by the school. Please be aware that school may limit the time or capacity for school entry due to the restrictions.
Visa requirements are still the same and the students are required to attend online classes and to maintain satisfactory course progress and more than 80% of attendance.
Yes. We will monitor the attendance just like we do face to face teaching.
You will need a computer, a mobile (smart phone) or a tablet with a microphone, internet connection and a camera. Don’t forget to charge the battery.
All students will receive an email from their teacher with a link and/or meeting ID to join the class. Once provided, just click on the link or enter the meeting ID on the app Zoom Cloud meetings, and you are ready to go!
First thing you can do is to see the video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ ) for instructions on how to navigate to our Zoom Classrooms. If you still have technical difficulties, please contact your teacher or Student Services (info@mitinstitute.nsw.edu.au) for support.
Yes. Please contact us within our business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Our email will be consistently monitored during this period. Please send us any queries or questions you may have, and we will respond to it at our earliest convenience.

Phone: 02 9267 5777
Email: info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au

No. Your timetable is still the same:
Morning – 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday-Thursday
Evening – 4:30pm to 8:50pm Monday-Friday
You need to make appointments with academic manager by emailing info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au. Once the booking is made, we will contact you and will send a link or meeting ID for Zoom.
Yes. It is possible to join your online classes from overseas. Please be mindful any travel restrictions and self-isolation / quarantine periods in your area, state, and country.
No. Following the advice of the Australian Government, we will not have any activities and/or excursions until further notice.
No. Satisfactory course progression and promotion will remain the same.
You can always ask your teachers and/or contact our Student Services info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au about your problem, and if the problem remains unsolved, please make an appointment to Academic manager by escalating your issue; The complaint policy and procedure stays the same, so the academic team will assist you with any problems or issues you may have.
If you feel unwell during this time, please seek medical advice and assistance, and show us supporting documents as evidence. It is preferred that you present to us the medical certificate, but you are not required to present a medical certificate for the duration of the online learning; you must inform your teacher and our Student Service team by email as soon as possible. We will mark you absent if you do not join the online class without any notification.
Yes. You will keep studying with your same classmates in online classes. You will see some new students coming to your class and promotions also happen
You can commence your studies from overseas until travel restrictions are relaxed.
No, no fees will be charged during this period if affected by COVID-19. However, regular rule applies for general requests, such as change of timetable and/or holiday change request. There may be a charge if requested without two week notice.
You may need to extend your student visa – you will need to seek qualified visa or migration advice to assist you with this.
Please contact your mobile phone provider, and check if they are currently offering free data allowance upgrades for those affected by COVID-19.

To be ready for your online learning, you can see the latest updates on the free extra data allowance to customers provided by Australia’s mobile phone companies.

Please access the link below for your mobile company, as registration may be required to receive the extra data:

Telstra: https://www.telstra.com.au/covid19/supporting-you-during-covid-19
Vodafone: https://www.vodafone.com.au/media/keeping-customers-connected
Optus: https://www.optus.com.au/for-you/support/answer?id=20065
*If you use any other providers, please check their website for updates.

Alternatively, If students have difficulty taking classes online at home, the students can still come to school to use school wifi, to take online classes under the sensible measures and appropriate health controls applied by the school. Please be aware that school may limit the time or capacity for school entry due to the restrictions.

No. Online is the only mode of teaching and learning from Monday 30th March, until further notice.
Course materials will be provided from your teachers online.
Our Student Services will contact you to conduct the orientation. Orientation will be held online, just as your online learning. All the new students will be sent a link or meeting ID to join the orientation on their first day.
All placement tests will be online, too, and our Student Services will send you the test at the orientation.
Please be aware that orientation is very important, so please be prepared to attend the orientation, and just as regular class, if you feel unwell and cannot join the orientation, please contact our Student Services by emailing to info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au.
Your certificate will be emailed to you. Just in case you have not received it, please contact our Student Services for assistance. info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au.
All the rules remains the same. Please follow the same steps and complete appropriate forms for all your requests. If you do not know or forget what steps you need to take, you can contact our Student Services for assistance (info@mitinsitute.nsw.edu.au). Please remember that the same conditions apply, such as two week notice for the change of course.
Please contact our Student Services team for assistance with payment plans. We may be able to help you.
MIT Institute is committed to the health and safety of our students. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult period.