The answer to any doubts you may have will probably be found here. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
How does skype work?
Skype is a free program which allows us to speak in real time. If you have never used skype before, I will help you to get started. It’s a very easy intuitive program to use. You can use skype on a computer, a tablet or a smart phone.
Do we need to use the video on Skype?
Most students agree that being able to see one another is a great help.. Verbal cues are an important part of language and so by using video we create an atmosphere similar to that which you would find when doing a class in person.
However, other students prefer to speak without video as this mirrors situations in which they have to speak English at work, for example when doing a conference call.
The use or not of video is entirely up to you.
Do I need to pay in advance?
For individual classes payment does not need to be made in advance.
Payment is made at the end of each month except for the first payment of one class which is made after the first class.
For students participating in group classes, payment is made monthly, and can be made any time between the 1st and the 20th of each month.
How is payment made?
You can make payment via bank transfer or via paypal.
If you choose to pay via bank transfer, I will give you my bank details after we have completed the first class.
If you have a paypal account, payment can be made by using my email address email@example.com.
What if I cancel a class?
For students doing individual classes, if you give at least 24 hours notice that you need to cancel a class, then no cancellation fee will be applied . However, if you cancel the class on the same day, you will be charged the full fee.
For students doing group classes, any cancellations will still be charged at the normal rate, regardless of notice.
How long are the classes?
Classes are 45 minutes long.
Do I need to buy any materials?
No you don’t. I will provide you with all the materials you need, appropriate to your level.
However, I will suggest books, films etc which could help you improve your English and which you would be able to purchase if you so desire.
Do skype classes involve using a different methodology to classes in person?
No they don’t. We do exactly the same kinds of activities as in a face to face class.
Speaking, listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary practice, and writing can all be done effectively via skype.