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FAQ:

What is special about Time For Talking?
Why learn a new language ?
What advantages do I have, by using an agency like timefortalking.com?
What qualifications do your teachers have?
Do I need to commit myself to a large number of lessons?
How long is each lesson?
Where will I be taught?
What about online tutoring?
What are your fees?
What about payment?
What are my booking options?
What is the booking procedure?
What languages and levels do you offer?
My son/daughter needs some extra tuition in preparation for an exam. Can you help?
I 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?
Can you find a tutor near me?
Can I receive a certificate after my course?
I need to learn about the culture of a certain country. Can you help with that?
What are your opening hours?
What is your mission statement?


What is 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.
Furthermore our administration is absolutely efficient through online facilities:
our emails are read & responded to daily, every day of the year
- always written with a personal touch, despite being a company.

With 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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Why 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!
Scientific evidence: Canadian researchers have found out that for the brain to keep young & active,
knowing two languages is better than knowing just one!
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What 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.
For us keeping a personal touch, even though being a company, is rather important.
With 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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What qualifications do your teachers have?
Our teachers are qualified with teaching certificates, university degrees, professional experience or qualifications or a combination of the above.
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Do 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
on 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.

You can book from an one-off trial lesson to different blocks of lessons starting with 4 hours+.
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.

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How 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.
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Where will I be taught?
This again depends on what you prefer.
You 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.
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What 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.
Tuition 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 the tutor;
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 sharing files,
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.

It's such a valuable, economical as well as eco-friendly way of learning a foreign language.

Please also see our blog for full details on how online tutioring with us works exactly:
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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
enquiry form to find out our competitive rates for your individual tuition needs.
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What about payment?
Lessons 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
or
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)
using 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.

Dealing 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 tutor.
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What 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.
(**possible 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 charges):
(**possible fee reductions may apply, see current special offers for details)
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What is the booking procedure?
-you send us your enquiry via our enquiry form
-a 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.

-you decide whether you would like tuition through timefortalking.com
-if 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
-payment is made for either a one-off trial lesson or for a block of 4,6, 8, 16, 20 + hours,
(plus 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 is received
(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

-you start your language course.

Dependent on how quickly you like to begin with your tuition,
we usually can get you started soon after your enquiry,
depending on receiving the appropriate e-paperwork and cleared funds accordingly.

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What 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.
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My 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.
Planned, longterm exam-tuition can minimize stress for your child and show better exam results.
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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I 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?
Yes, 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.

For Spanish we also recommend a great interactive Spanish CD-ROM.
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Can you find a tutor near me?
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 form.

As 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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Can 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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I 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:
*relevant customs on a business and social level
*religious awareness
*if necessary: political awareness
*possibly some phrases in the foreign language

Please contact us via the enquiry form.
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What 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 commitments
and we might not reach them on every day of the year.
However
tuition with us is possible Monday - Sunday.
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What 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 on:
*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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