FAQs | Natural Language Institute

FAQs

Teachers

Teachers

Yes, our team is made up exclusively of native teachers who were either born or completed their education in a country where the language they now teach is the official language.

As our teachers are based in various countries, we can confidently say yes. Our online classes take place regardless of the opening hours of our head office. We do, however, recommend that you check the availability of our teachers by contacting us.

Courses

Courses

We offer the perfect combination of a fully personalized method, innovative technology, and incredible teachers that make learning both effective and fun.

For almost two decades we have been bringing excellence to language education, enabling thousands of students to master their desired language.

Yes, we believe in the quality of our work, so we offer a free class, so that the student realizes the difference of the Natural method in relation to other teaching methods.

You can choose from individual classes, open group classes (with students at a similar level), closed group classes (where people choose to study together). Classes are available for children (3+), teens, and adults.

Between 2 and 6 students.

Whenever you’d like. Contact us to check teacher or group availability.

Standard group classes are 90 minutes, while individual classes can be tailor-made to a student’s needs, from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Of course! You can follow a hybrid model and even have different teachers.

3 years old is our minimum age.

These classes are designed especially to reflect the way children learn. We create a fun, flexible environment. The teacher, with support from an assistant, prepares after-class activities and gives feedback to the parents about their child’s progress.

Yes! You can choose to take a more intensive block of classes over a shorter period of time. Or even take a mix of individual and group classes.

Yes, we have different types of certificates: end of level certificates and end of course certificates.

For any type of proficiency exam in French, English, and Spanish. We have excellent teachers with experience in different exams, such as TOEFL, DELE and DELF/DALF.

We don’t have a specific course length, as it depends on the learning speed and dedication of students. In the Demo, your teacher can give you an idea of how to reach your goals.

Open groups have a fixed time(s) each week. Closed groups and individual classes are more flexible, depending on the availability of the teacher.

Absolutely! As our classes are highly personalized, you can learn the language as it relates to your profession. The content of the classes and lessons will be based on the day-to-day situations of your professional environment.

Methodology

Methodology

Our communicative method focuses on the four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. During class, the student practices talking to a native teacher while receiving grammar and pronunciation corrections, in addition to learning new vocabulary.

At the end of the class, the student receives a lesson containing the corrections made in class, as well as personalized and authentic homework so that they can practice reading, listening, and writing.

The content learned in class may be reviewed through our interactive online games. Our teachers also regularly review the content of previous classes for the student’s learning to be thoroughly established. Students have ongoing access to everything that they have learned since starting on our platform.

Our teachers create a personalized lesson for the student after each class. The student can review the content of the lesson in a fun way by accessing our games. The teacher also creates homework based on the student’s interests, using authentic content, so that they can practice listening, reading, and writing.

To better equip our beginner students, we have prepared a book that focuses on the fundamentals of the language - enabling the student to read and communicate in the language within a short period of time.

Classes take place via Zoom. Our website and student screen work on any web browser, but for the best experience, we recommend using Chrome.

The teacher evaluates your progress in periodic revision classes based on the content covered in previous classes. We also have Natural proficiency tests which can be applied to check whether a student has reached the next level.

As well as being able to access your classes, you can also review all your lessons (which contain the content covered in classes), access homework tasks, and use the revision games to practice more.

They’re available on our platform and are also sent to your email address as soon as the teacher has added them (within 24 hours).

Payments

Payments

The monthly cost depends on the number of classes and the length of the contract. Contact us for a specific quote.

You can use a credit or debit card to make secure payments through our website. We also accepted Boleto payments from students in Brazil.

For international classes, payments are made securely via PayPal, without you having to provide us with your credit card details.

You can give us written notice via email. Early termination of your contract incurs a 20% fee on outstanding payments.

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