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What is This is School?

Dive into the exciting world of This is School; the only platform you need to teach the students you love.

Formerly known as thisislanguage.com, This is School features over 12,500 videos and is used by over 1,500 schools worldwide to facilitate and promote critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity in the classroom and helping you to create and nurture 21st century global citizens

This is School makes academic excellence a no-brainer with its award winning resources that bring learning to life thanks to unscripted videos of young people speaking naturally about your subjects. Supported by complementary resources and assessment tools, This is School motivates and engages every level of learner. You can focus on teaching rather than paperwork, and save an average of 12 hours per week thanks to automatic marking and assignments that work for in-class teaching, homework and self-initiated learning.

This is School is available to use with Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German); Italian; Mandarin; Geography; and Science.

This is School.

This is where lessons get life.

Educational Impact

build student knowledge
improve teaching efficiency
reduce attainment gap
reduce teacher workload
improve attainment
CompanyBusiness Name: This is School
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2012
Age Range11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesAutomatic MarkingInstant FeedbackTrack Student ProgressTrack AttainmentReady-made ContentSlow Down Snail FunctionSecure Student AccountsGlobal Leader BoardsIn Class Leader BoardIn School Leader BoardTextbook GuidesHypersheetsEqually Distributed ContentDifficulty RatingsUnique Video Id NumbersScaffolded ExercisesPrintable WorksheetsSpeakingWritingFun Vocab GameCurriculum AlignmentListeningVocabularySet AssignmentsSet HomeworkRevision SupportResource GuidesVideosMulti-level Learner SupportDownloadable ReportsProgress OverviewExam Board Aligned
LanguagesFrench, German, Spanish; Castilian, Italian, Chinese
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - WindowsMobile - Android
Set Up

Once you sign up, our account manager will set up your account and give you access. As long as you have a device and internet access you are good to go!

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

Comprehensive online knowledge base with articles covering the basics and managing classes to assigning work and monitoring student achievement.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

Dedicated account manager as well as general support email.

Home Learning

School must create the account.

The school provides student accounts and the teachers can set assignments which the students can access from home. The students can also do additional work on the platform away from school, once their teacher has created their accounts.

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This is School Pricing

Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

This is School pricing starts from £4 / per-pupil

Pricing is flexible and depends on which products a school chooses to subscribe to (Languages: French, Spanish &  German - Italian - Mandarin - Geography - Sciences) and the number of student seats they want. Teacher seats come as standard with all products.

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This is School Reviews

4.7 out of 5

from 3 Verified Reviews

This is School has collected 3 reviews in the past 6 months

User rating



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French teacher

American School of Warsaw, Poland

Used This is School weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2024

It's a great resource but I think not all schools would be able to afford it because it is quite pricey.

Reply from This is School:Thank you for your feedback! It's great to see that the listening files and videos are proving so useful to you and your students.
Cbeyers found This is School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I don't have to look for listening files that are of the appropriate level for my students and questions that go with it.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    I can select different videos of different levels on the same topic for students of different abilities.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It saves on preparation time and you can see how students are doing very easily, so you can adapt your classes as well.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Especially students' listening skills improve if they practice on a regular basis.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students can also watch the grammar videos if they haven't understood something and go back whenever they need to.
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Teacher of German

Ballakermeen High School, Isle of Man

Used This is School weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2024

It is useful. Includes many listening resources. Includes lots of grammar videos!

Reply from This is School:Thanks for your feedback, Hannah! We love to see how easy you've found This is School in helping to reduce your workload and help with activities such as homework. The news that your pupils are getting improved listening test results is metaphorical music to our ears also!
hannah found This is School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I can give the activity to my pupils and they can spend the whole lesson working on vocabulary, listening or grammar.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Similar answer to above!
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    It gives you an easy homework task to set!
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I am unsure yet as I have not used it long enough, however the pupils who used it have had better listening test results than those who haven't.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Lots of brilliant resources.
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John Robertson

Head of MFL Department

The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form, England

Used This is School daily for 5 years+

Feb 2024

It's a very useful website to have access to. The only thing I have ever found difficult about it is the cost.

Reply from This is School:Hi John, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about This is School! We're especially pleased to hear about how we've helped to make marking and monitoring of student progress easier for you, and also vocabulary knowledge increasing. We hope your students continue to enjoy hearing from native speakers, too!
John Robertson found This is School:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The marking and monitoring of student progress is made very much easier, the same is true of creating worksheets to go with video content.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    This depends on what teaching efficiency is taken to mean, but I think exposing students to multiple native speakers is a great thing to be able to do in a classroom.
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
    I think teachers will certainly enjoy using the site, but that their wellbeing is typically dependent on other aspects of the job.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Listening and reading skills are most improved along with vocabulary learning.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    As above really - vocabulary knowledge is increased as well as knowledge about different accents of native speakers
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