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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Definition:
Private instruction -- as its name implies -- is a lesson given by an instructor to one student only.

Reasons to choose private instruction:

- your schedule does not allow you to partake in a group class because your level is not offered at a time convenient to you;
- you will have to miss too many lessons because of prior commitments;
- you need to concentrate on specific goals which would not normally be covered in a group class;
- you prefer a one-on-one approach which limits distractions and helps you focus;

What to do when you have decided that private instruction is a better option for you?

- Get in touch by email and answer the questions below in the core of your email;
- We will review your information and communicate back to you with a proposed schedule;
- We will then ask you to sign up below (or by phone). 
- Once we receive your registration and payment, we will put you in touch with your instructor and confirm your first appointment.

Questions 

1) Full name and age (only relevant if you are signing up a child or young adult)
2) Which language have you chosen?
3) Please explain your experience with the language you selected to learn (years of formal training - if any, where you studied, what is your level of proficiency - listening, speaking, etc.)
4) Your timeframe: when would you like to start and whether you have a particular deadline to make (trip, meeting, phone call for which you are preparing, etc.)
5) Your availability: please give us as many options as possible; which days, which times of day would you be able to have lessons?
6) Any additional information you think is important for us to know in selecting an instructor for you 

Prices: 
$60/hour (one student/one instructor)
$550/10 hours (one student/one instructor) 

SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (with a known study partner)

Definition:
Semi-private instruction is a lesson given by an instructor to TWO students. 
(If there are more than two students, we no longer consider these lessons “semi-private”. They become group classes and are treated differently. Please email us
 if you have a group of three or more students)

Reasons to choose semi-private instruction:
you and another person you know (friend, significant other, family member, etc.) have determined that you have the same interest in a foreign language, the same goals, the same schedule constraints;
- your respective schedules do not allow you to partake in a group class because your level is not offered at a time convenient to you;
- you will have to miss too many lessons because of prior commitments;
- you need to concentrate on specific goals which would not normally be covered in a group class (for example, you are both traveling for the first time to a particular country; you both would like to focus on a specific aspect of grammar, etc.);
- you prefer a one-on-two approach to limit distractions and help your focus

What to do when you have decided that semi-private instruction is a better option for you?
- Get in touch by email and answer the questions below in the core of your email;
- We will review your information and communicate back to you with a proposed schedule;
- We will then ask you to sign up below (or by phone). 
- Once we receive your registration and payment, we will put you in touch with your instructor and confirm your first appointment.

Questions 

1) Full name and email
2) Which language have you chosen?
3) Please explain your experience with the language you selected to learn (years of formal training - if any, where you studied, what is your level of proficiency - listening, speaking, etc.)
4) Your timeframe: when would you like to start and whether you have a particular deadline to make (trip, meeting, phone call for which you are preparing, etc.)
5) Your availability: please give us as many options as possible; which days, which times of day would you be able to have lessons?
6) Any additional information you think is important for us to know in selecting an instructor for you  

Prices:
$40/hour/student (semi-private instruction, 2 students/1 instructor)
$350/10 hours/student (semi-private instruction, 2 students/1 instructor)


SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (when you do not yet have a study partner)

You are seeking instruction for TWO students however, you do not have a study partner with whom to share these lessons. While we would love to help, we may not be able to identify another student with your level of expertise, with the same goals as yours, and the same schedule as yours right away or perhaps, ever. If you are in this situation, please get in touch with us info@immersionprograms.com

 

SPECIAL POLICIES FOR PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

- Private or semi-private lessons must be paid for at least 48 hours prior to the first lesson.

- Private or semi-private lessons take place at the school (75 Market Street in Portland) like all other classes unless a mutually more convenient location can be found.

- Tuition is non-refundable. A 10-hour package can be used over the course of 12 months. We cannot however guarantee that the same instructor will be available if you stop your lessons for several months. It is also a lot more productive to come to class regularly without long interruptions.

- We reserve the right to charge for lessons not canceled with at least a 24-hour notice. To cancel or change a lesson, contact your instructor at least 24 hours before your scheduled lesson, by email or phone. Your lesson is considered canceled or rescheduled when you have either spoken with your instructor by phone or received an email back from your instructor. No voicemail left on the school number will be accepted as cancellation as the office may not be staffed soon enough to inform your instructor.

- Also please review the rest our general school policies for important information.





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