special about Time For Talking?
We offer individually centred,
effective one-to-one tuition and small group tuition.
We thrive in the knowledge
that we are one of the most reliable and efficient working service.
our administration is absolutely efficient through online facilities:
emails are read & responded to daily, every day of the year
- always written
with a personal touch, despite being a company.
us you learn what is important to you. This is successfully done in a positive,
encouraging and interesting way. Out of experience we know that motivation is
a key factor in learning a new language.
So we put the fun back into language
learning! We work closely together with our clients' needs, so all our courses
are very flexible and never the same. We can promise you that with your effort
regarding time and willingness, we can help you to reach your language goals.
DON'T DREAM ANY LONGER - START TODAY!
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learn a new language ?
Knowledge of another language is an investment
for your future:
Knowledge of foreign languages is becoming more and more
an essential tool in today's business world. This is especially true in Europe.
All over Europe a lot of people learn to speak more than 3 languages. Working
abroad has become a regular necessity. As many companies either expect their staff
members to have worked abroad already, or will actually send them abroad as part
of their job. Also nowadays many ordinary job descriptions require knowledge of
different languages. Who would not like to experience the 'real' culture of a
country during a business trip or ones' holidays. Speaking another language, helps
to understand the culture, it promotes communication and friendship, it can enhance
one's chances on the job market and can also lead to better business connections
and business deals. DON'T PUT IT OFF, START TODAY FOR YOUR NEW FUTURE!
evidence: Canadian researchers have found
out that for the brain to keep young & active,
knowing two languages is
better than knowing just one!
advantages do I have, by using an agency like Time For Talking?
We do all the work for you --
by always finding the nearest tutor to you,
with entirely bearing in mind
your individual needs.
The nearest tutor might not necessarily be the perfect
one for your circumstances though.
Tutors are checked (e.g. references, Enhanced
Disclosure etc.) to ensure a safe teacher.
We also continuously run quality
checks with all our tutors and keep in contact with all our clients.
keeping a personal touch, even though being a company, is rather important.
us you will never feel left alone with your studies.
Therefore Time For Talking
won't just be a name to you.
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qualifications do your teachers have?
Our teachers are qualified
with teaching certificates, university degrees, professional experience or qualifications
or a combination of the above.
I need to commit myself to a large number of lessons?
No. As our
courses are totally flexible and customer orientated, it is you who decides
the length of your course. Obviously we are happy to provide you with tips on
how long it would take to achieve certain learning outcomes.
book from an one-off trial lesson to different blocks of lessons starting with
Naturally should you have taken out a block booking of any kind,
and decide during your course
not to continue, any applicable refund will
be returned to you by direct bank transfer.
long is each lesson?
Again this is very flexible. The minimum length
is 1 hour per session.
For the more serious learner, also for corporate
clients we suggest at least 1.5 hours.
Small group tuition is more effective
when the lessons are slightly longer, too.
will I be taught?
This again depends on what you prefer.
can either be taught in the convenience of your own home or at the tutor's home.
For corporate clients: tuition will take
place in the convenience of your company's premises.
about online tutoring?
Indeed this is the new way and we do offer
it as well.
Online tutoring having the great benefit of both clients
and tutors staying at their own homes
during lesson times, hence with no
travel/distance having to be considered, saving immensely on cost and time.
would be held 'at the computer', i.e. by using a software (free to download &
often already on many computers.),
a headset (or a microphone & speakers)
and preferably also a web cam,
so students can see the tutor as well as the
tutor seeing the student during lessons.
Thus making the entire lesson
absolutely interactive which doesn't then differ to sitting in the same room as
as it's 100% interactive, with 100% vision and 100% audio/sound.
And as the software we use also has the feature of writing things down, and
it doesn't even lack in receiving an exercise sheet in the
lesson from the teacher, nor writing skills.
Thus online tuition with us poves to be a rather convenient
way, saving you on cost and time.
a valuable, economical as well as eco-friendly way of learning a foreign language.
also see our
blog for full details on how online tutioring with us works exactly:
What are your fees?
We offer you a personal service, by which the training is very much focused on
the learner, being very flexible.
Therefore none of our courses are ever the
same. Please contact us directly by using the
form to find out our competitive rates for your individual tuition needs.
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What about payment?
are payable in advance and you need to purchase blocks of hours for your tuition.
With this you have the option to choose to
pay for initially a first
trial lesson only and then purchase blocks of hours
straigt away pay
for a block of for example 4, 6, 8, 16, 20+ hours.
Invoices need to be
paid within 7 days of receiving it.
Even though we actually could provide
clients with a rather quick start with their tuition,
regrettable due to
the time involved for receiving the needed administration & payment,
the initial lesson can only take place once the needed e-paperwork has been received
and the funds have been cleared onto the account.
Payment can be
made directly into a UK bank account or if preferred paid by cheque straight into
the UK bank account,
however the latter will take longer before we can confirm
clearance of the funds.
For a quicker start of your tuition, payment can
also be made via the online processor PayPal (for every card holder) or
depending on the amount due Nochex (for UK card holders only)
a switch or credit card.
Should you choose this payment option, a payment
request will be emailed to you with your invoice.
Once the payment has been
received, the lesson can get confirmed.
with payment matters in this way means that no money needs to be exchanged
between you and the teacher. Letting you concentrate on studying the language
during your lesson,
rather than sorting out or focusing on payment with the
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are my booking options?
Booking option 1:
*paying in advance
for a one-off trial lesson (plus possible travel charges):
should you wish
to continue with tuition after that lesson, you need to purchase a block of
block of 4, 6, 8, 16**, 20+** hrs, payable in advance.
fee reductions may apply, see current special
offers for details)
Booking option 2:
*paying in advance for blocks of 4, 6, 8, 16**, 20**
hours of tuition (plus possible travel
(**possible fee reductions
may apply, see current special offers
is the booking procedure?
send us your enquiry via our enquiry form
personalized quote for a tailor made course will be send out to you,
together with our terms and conditions to take out tuition or arrange a translation.
decide whether you would like tuition through timefortalking.com
so, tutors' availability is checked for you, for
possible days/times for lesson/s.
you decide that you like to go ahead with the tuition
is made for either a one-off trial lesson or for a block of 4,6, 8, 16, 20 + hours,
possible travel charges):
for which an
invoice will be send to you together with tuition details and our terms once again.
The latter we ask you to accept by email, for this we'll email you a convenient
email acceptance slip
which you only need to fill in and return to us.
-after the acceptance of our terms and the advance payment
(i.e. funds having arrived on the bank account or cheques
having been cleared),
the actual first lesson time and
date is agreed and confirmed
start your language course.
Dependent on how quickly you like
to begin with your tuition,
we usually can get you started soon after your
depending on receiving the appropriate e-paperwork and cleared funds
languages and levels do you offer?
We offer tuition for most languages
at all levels.Please contact us via the enquiry form
so we can deal with your enquiry for the language of your choice.
son/daughter needs some extra tuition in preparation for an exam. Can you help?
Yes, we do offer specific tuition for exam preparation.
Arrange tuition already now and not only shortly before the exam.
longterm exam-tuition can minimize stress for your child and show better exam
Also currently we are in the process of preparing an exam revision
guide, which will be offered on this web site shortly. So watch this space.
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spend alot of time in the car, bus and on the train. I might not find enough time
to specially sit down and study - can you help me with this?
we offer all our clients the option to purchase unique language tapes/CDs tailored
to their language course and needs. These are 30 minutes tape/CDs. We use them
as a listening exercise in the studied language. As they are uniquely tailored
to the individual learning process, clients find them rather helpful. Also as
they provide exercises within a listening context, they can be used conveniently
in the car, bus or on the train; fitting in perfectly with all of our busy lifestyles.
Spanish we also recommend a great interactive Spanish
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Can you find a tutor
We always try to locate the nearest tutor for you. In
the UK we mainly operate in the City, Greater London area, Berkshire, Surrey,
Hampshire and most major cities.Though we offer tuition nationwide. Furthermore
we also offer tuition in Australia & Germany for example. For individual area
requests please get in touch for further details via our enquiry
we also offer online tutoring for more and more languages
- this enables
us to offer our tuition worldwide.
Online tutoring having the benefit of both
clients and tutors staying at their
own homes during lesson times, hence
with no travel/distance having to be considered,
saving on cost and time.
And naturally for this type of tuition it doesn't matter where or how far away
the tutor lives.
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I receive a certificate after my course?
Yes, we do understand
how important it is to show any language courses on your CV. Therefore if this
applies to you, just let us know and we will forward an appropriate certificate
after your course.
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need to learn about the culture of a certain country. Can you help with that?
Yes, in all our language courses you will also
learn about the particular culture.
Even without learning the language you
can book a cultural awareness course.
Here are some aspects that could be covered:
customs on a business and social level
*possibly some phrases in the foreign language
Please contact us via the enquiry form.
are your opening hours?
The company timefortalking.com language
services is open 7 days a week.
You can reach us via email 24 hrs a day, with
us getting back to you daily.
When we contact our tutors they might have other
and we might not reach them on every day of the year.
tuition with us is possible Monday - Sunday.
is your mission statement?
Providing you with reliable and efficient
quality language training.
Using professional stimulating teaching methods
with enthusiastic tutors.
As we are an online company we can be reached by
email 24 hours a day, and this every day of the year.
Our main focus lies
*you - the individual learner
*your convenience - i.e. adjusting
location, course content, pace and efficient administration;
our emails are
read & responded to daily, every day of the year.
*our personal touch
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