Frequently Asked Questions
I am unable to make a lesson one week. Will I have to pay for it?
My company is going to pay for my lessons. Are you able to invoice them?
How do I pay?
Students are able to purchase an initial trial block of 3 lessons to make sure they are happy with their tutor. Subsequent lessons are usually paid in minimum blocks of 6 or 12. No refunds are made for any unused lessons after they have been purchased.
At the end of your pre-paid block, tuition will carry on as usual unless you’ve given us the required one weeks notice, and you will need to get in touch to purchase more lessons.
The Language Machine is an agency and we collect fees for lessons on behalf of our tutor.
Do your prices include travel costs?
How much does private tuition cost?
Do you charge a registration fee?
Are your language tutors police checked?
What is different about your tutors?
Most tutors are native speakers although we also work with some excellent non-native tutors who meet our exacting standards.
As well as holding the required qualifications to teach their language, we choose the most likeable, personable and professional tutors. Unlike many other organisations we keep in constant touch with the tutors to ensure they are providing their students with the best service.
We are happy to work with them and students benefit from learning in a friendly and professional environment.
Can you supply references?
Can I take an exam?
Do you provide materials such as books?
I never liked learning at school, will private tuition be different?
How long are the lessons?
How many lessons do I need?
As a rough estimate, for beginners who are looking to attain a basic level where they can get by in a foreign country will usually need around 18 hours of tuition.
Where can I have private tuition?
Are you able to arrange tuition for staff at my company?
Do your tutors teach children?
Can I learn with friends or colleagues?
When I am able to have lessons?
How do I know what level I am?
Which languages can I learn?
How does private tuition work?
There are three ways to get in touch and arrange tuition:
- Fill in our online enquiry form for private tuition
- Email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ring us on 0845 094 1866