Spark English is closed for the Christmas holidays from Tuesday, 22nd December 2020 to Sunday, 3rd January 2021. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and fruitful new year. May 2021 be better for all of us! Best regards, Brad Elliott & the Spark English team.

Start 2021 by improving your English! We have a new 12-week General English course starting Monday, 11th January 2021. Places limited to 8 people, so reserve you place now! Call us on 0788 319 524.

A unique and unprecedented situation

2020-03-20 16:11:00 by Brad Elliott

As the world was swept into the Covid-19 crisis, we were faced with a serious challenge here in Rwanda. Like the rest of the world, life was turned upside down. Events have been cancelled, regular life put on hold. A conference on Public Speaking, at which I was due to present, has been postponed. We have had to suddenly halt our regular lessons, both our sessions with the public and our business clients. International and local news, and the social media feeds of friends and colleagues were full of educators bravely launching into the world of online teaching. I've conducted teaching sessions online before, and whilst it felt like it could be the future of learning, it has always presented obvious setbacks.

For many people here, starting to work remotely has not been simple. This seems to be the case for some of our students, who live in certain areas of Kigali where it is difficult to obtain a reliable internet connection. Broadband internet options, usually the most stable option here, are unaffordable to the great majority of Kigali's populace.

After taking a week to take stock and consider our options, notwithstanding the obvious problems, we have decided to try launching our programmes remotely. We are talking to our existing students, and enrolling new students who are ready to take the leap with us.

So, here we go then. Spark English is going online, wish us luck!

--Managing Director, Brad Elliott

Feel free to contact us for more information

Phone: 0788 319 524, E-mail:

Address: Westerwelle Startup Haus, KG 622 St, Kigali

Spark English is part of a Rwanda-based education group committed to helping Rwandans communicate effectively in English, empowering them to build a stronger future.