How It Works

The Lantern English Co. offers online writing classes and English programs for students across the globe. Students and teachers do not meet face-to-face in a physical setting, but communicate instead via email and/or an online classroom.


In order to participate, every student of The Lantern English Co. must have an email address, whether their own or their parents', and access to a computer on which assignments can be typed (we do not accept handwritten work, unless otherwise noted for a specific assignment). Other requirements vary by type of class, as discussed in further detail below.

Standard Classes

Each standard writing or literature class is eight weeks long. Lessons and assignments are sent via odt. or PDF in weekly emails. Students complete the work and return the homework file(s) to the teacher by the given due date. Corrections, comments, and a weekly grade are provided via a skill-appropriate rubric. Some courses have final projects or tests. 


For our standard classes, students should expect to receive their weekly assignments on the same day around the same time each week, but they do not need to worry about logging in for a specific class or discussion time. Whenever they are able to retrieve the assignment from their email is fine, as long as the work is completed and returned by the due date. This makes The Lantern English Co. incredibly flexible for students and their families.

All eight-week writing classes cost $60 per student.

Live Classes

Our live classes are also eight weeks long but the student meets with an instructor each week on a live call to go over the lesson and review homework.

Each class is one hour long and may be scheduled at a time convenient to family and instructor (for the fall, we will be accepting students Monday-Wednesday, between 8 AM and 5 PM EST). Students will receive their new lesson and homework assignment during the call.

Live classes are conducted via Scribblar. Students will need access to reliable internet access, in addition to a laptop or computer with a working microphone & headphones.

An eight-week live class costs $130.

PLEASE NOTE: For 2020-2021, Beginning Writer classes are permitted to enroll up to three members in the same family; Growing Writer classes are permitted to enroll up to two members in the same family; Advanced Writer & Creative Writer classes are for a single student.

English Program

The Lantern English Co. offers a year-long English program for grades 6th - 12th, providing instruction in literature, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. The English program works similar to our quarter classes, in that students receive their lessons and assignments via email on the same day each week. Students complete the work and return the files to the teacher by the given date. Corrections, comments, and a weekly grade are provided via a skill-appropriate rubric.


English students enroll during our first quarter enrollment period, but stay with the same teacher for the entirety of the school year. 


Our English program costs $330 per year (a total of 32 weeks). 

Want to earn class credits? 
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