Frequently Asked Questions
How do I begin?
- Book a trial lesson During the trial lesson I will be able to know your level and goals. Also we can organize the future lesson at a mutually convenient time.
- After decide the time for your lessons you just need to make the payment.
What is the methodology used?
I place an emphasis on conversation. Supplementary material intended to optimize a student’s involvement in a lesson will be emailed to the student before or after the lesson at the teacher’s discretion.
Grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills will be practiced through conversation making use of a multitude of strategies, activities, and practice. The student has the lead role, as the lessons are designed for him or her to participate actively.
How do the lessons work?
The Spanish online classes are via Skype or Google Hangouts.
The duration is 50 minutes. It is recommended to take two classes per week to see progress, but only you decide the frequency of your lessons.
Classes are entertaining and interactive. We will use various resources such as sharing documents, images, videos and audios through the use of the screen sharing option of Skype, Google Drive and Watch Together. Lots of conversation and exercises. The objective of the classes is to make the student feel safer with the use of Spanish, therefore, the lessons are adapted to the specific needs of each student.
The communication will be interactive in real time so we can take notes and work with documents simultaneously.
After each session, you will be given homework to reinforce and practice the topics covered in the lesson.
How do I pay for the lessons?
Choose a package and select it and you will be redirected to a PayPal page where you will be able to complete your payment via credit card or Paypal account in your own currency.
Can I prepare DELE examinations with you?
Of course, a special program to help you prepare for the examinations will be designed and tailored to your personal needs.
Why is it beneficial to take Spanish lessons Online?
- Efficiency and cost (no additional travel time or costs)
- Tailored lessons for your needs.
Why choose one-to-one tuition?
A general group course is often not effective for learners who have limited amounts of time at their disposal. In this case, one-to-one classes allow the individual to choose when and where their classes take place. Moreover, one-to-one tuition students are given a detailed assessment and a continuous needs analysis to ensure that their needs are met.
Do you provide Spanish language certificates?
No, because I am not an Spanish course but an experienced private teacher. – I offer preparation classes for examinations recognized worldwide, such as DELE.
If I have classes with you, how long will it take me to improve my Spanish?
This varies from student to student and depends on some key factors, especially the amount of time you can dedicate to self-study and the frequency of your Spanish classes. Generally, students who have classes twice a week may move up a level after 8 or 12 weeks, while other students in similar circumstances may need longer.
Can I cancel or reschedule a lesson?
Sure, Cancellation and change policy is 24 hours in advance by email. If cancelled or changed within 24 hours before the start of the class, the student will be charged.
What happens if I’m late or don’t show up for class?
The lesson will be considered void if the student does not appear by 15 minutes after the scheduled start time. That specific class is subsequently not reschedulable.
Do course packages expire?
Yes, all packages expire within 1 year of start day of payment.
How do I use Skype or Google Hangouts?
Getting ready for your Online Spanish lesson with me is easy peasy. Just download the free software from www.Skype.com, create a free Skype account and you will be ready to go in minutes!
If you prefer Google Hangouts you can download and use your gmail account.
You can even use Skype or Google Hangouts from your smartphone or tablet!
If your computer does not already have a built-in microphone (and/or camera), you may need to purchase a microphone (and/or camera + headset).
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via de contact form