Frequently Answered Questions
1. I am interested in private lessons. How much do they cost?
General English private lessons cost €60 per hour. Business English and Academic Writing private lessons cost €65 per hour. Private lessons on location in Utrecht have a supplement of €10 per lesson. There are no registration or intake fees. Please contact me for more information.
2. How long does a course last?
Lessons are scheduled based on your availability at a frequency that meets your needs. Most students schedule 1-4 hours per week. Lessons can only be scheduled during normal business hours (9am-5pm), not in the evenings or on weekends.
3. What can I expect?
Each series of private lessons is tailored to the student, so I would plan a course to achieve your learning goals and you would receive continuous correction and individual feedback.
We always work with real material, usually from your field, so that you can learn practical vocabulary surrounding the work you'll be doing or the subjects that you're interested in.
Rarely do we use a textbook, since learning vocabulary in a context that is meaningful to you is more effective. If we do decide to use a textbook in a private course, it will be provided to you at cost.
4. What's my level of English?
You can self-assess by looking at the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR)
or taking the online Cambridge placement test
. There are only 25 questions.
<11 correct answers= A1/A2 level
11-15 = B1
16-19 = B2
20-22 = C1
23-15 = C2
5. Do you have a cancellation or payment policy?
Yes, students may cancel a lesson if they contact me at least 24 hours in advance. Students who cancel less than 24 hours in advance are still responsible for paying for their lesson.
Group courses must be paid for before the course starts. Payment ensures your place in the course.