FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How soon can I start the lessons?

You may be able to start immediately providing one of our qualified and experienced teacher has the same availability as you.

What if I have to cancel or rearrange the lesson’s time?

You can do so without any charge by giving 48-hour notice. Less than that and the lesson will be charged in full.

How do I book a lesson?

By email or telephone. The first step is to assess your level and define your linguistic needs, this is a FREE 30-minute Skype/telephone conversation and trial lesson.

Do I get homework?

It depends on you. You are given homework according to your preferences. As each programme is tailor-made the tutor will always listen to your requirements.

Is it more difficult to learn French by Skype/ telephone?

No, it is the opposite because you are not distracted by anything around you. Moreover, all you need to do is listen, repeat or/and answer. The tutor writes notes down for you. You will receive clear feedback by email after each lesson to ensure that learning is made as easy and effective as possible. By this means, there is no need for you to write anything during the lesson. This is a communicative approach that ensures that you build confidence in speaking French from the very first lesson.

Do I need to already know French to take lessons by Skype/ telephone?

Not at all. The technique is suitable for any level from total beginner to advanced, including Common Entrance exams, GCSE, A level and PreU students as well as French for holidays and business.
The best is to try it for yourself for FREE before all!

Who pays for the phone call?

The learner calls the tutor by telephone or Skype at the mutually agreed upon time.

How do I pay?

For lessons by telephone/Skype: before the start of a course by bank transfer, cheque, money transfer with Western Union. Payments from abroad can be made with transferwise.com. Please ask French Online for more information.
Lessons in your office/home or at the teacher’s place: at the end of each lesson or per package in advance.

How much do Skype/ telephone lessons cost?

one 30-minute tuition – £16
one 45-minute tuition – £25
one-hour tuition         – £31
5 hour-package          – £140
10-hour package        – £260
20-hour package        – £480

Prices include: one-to-one coaching from a qualified native-speaking tutor, learning documents and exercises, homework correction, mp3 files, flashcards.

How long does a lesson last?

The requirement for the minimum length of time is 30 MINUTES for a lesson BY TELEPHONE or SKYPE. However, you have the possibility to have a 45-minute lesson or 60-minute lesson. The requirement for the minimum length of time for a lesson FACE-TO-FACE in your office is 90 MINUTES.

How do French lessons by Skype/ telephone work?

Skype/ telephone lessons are electronically arranged: the tutor will e-mail you in advance the documents for the lesson whenever needed (with no need to study them by yourself). All you will need to do with them will be to have them either printed or open on your computer screen when the lesson starts. You call the tutor at the mutually agreed upon time. After each lesson you will receive clear feedback by email to ensure that learning is made as easy and effective as possible. By this means, there is no need for you to write anything during the lesson.

How can I contact you?

Please call us at 0730 587 1083 or if calling from outside the UK: +44 730 587 1083. You can also email us at n.ollivier@learningfrench.co.uk.