Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Spanish4all?
Spanish4all is an online Spanish school which uses an interactive and easy-to-use software (not Skype) to deliver classes through videoconference.
How does Spanish4all work?
Fill in the form that you will find in the “Contact us” section of the web page or send us a message via our social media, indicating the course you would like to study, your level in spanish, the number of classes you would like to have and finally what day and time you would like to attend these classes. A professor will contact you via e-mail in order to organize a trial session. This trial session will allow you to meet the professor, to see how Spanish4all works and to decide if you like the class. The professor will also evaluate your level in spanish and will advise you about the course that best meets your needs. If you would like to continue with the classes, you will coordinate with the professor the day and time you desire to have your classes.
What equipment do I need in order to join an online class?
All you need is a PC or laptop with an internet connection, a microphone and speakers or headphones. We will send you an e-mail with instructions for installing the necessary software after you fill in the form you will find at the section “Contact us”.
Do I need to use a webcam during the class?
We advise you to turn on your webcam during the class to allow for better communication between the teacher and the student. Students usually feel more comfortable if they can see the teacher and body language is an important part of communications.
However, the webcam is not obligatory and we will respect the student’s decision not to use it during the class.
Can time difference be a problem?
No, we always find a time convenient for both, the teacher and the students; but in any case, students’ preferences are our priority.
Do I need books (workbook, textbook) for the lesson?
Yes, although the lessons are online, you need your learning materials like you do in a traditional educational setting. You may have your materials either in a PDF format or in printed form. Your teacher will provide you with all necessary information.
Can I save the material used during the class?
Yes, everything presented and produced on the whiteboard during your lessons with be saved and shared with you.
Can the lesson be recorded?
Yes, lessons can be recorded. Recordings are sent to students that miss their group lesson in order for them to keep up with the group progress.
How is students’ homework assessed?
After you complete your homework you can either scan your homework or take a picture of it and then email these files to your teacher.
During your lesson the professor will upload your homework files on the board so you can review your mistakes and make all necessary corrections. Also, after the completion of your lesson you will receive an e-mail with the corrections for your files.
How do parents get informed about their kids’ progress?
Parents can get informed about their kids’ progress during our parents’ meetings. All parents receive an invitation about the days and times of Spanish4all parents’ meetings. However, do not hesitate to contact the professor or our director in case you have questions or concerns.
What happens if I want to cancel a private lesson?
If you have to cancel or reschedule your private lesson please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class. In case you cancel in less than 24 hours prior to the lesson, you will be charged for the lesson.
What happens if I want to cancel a group lesson?
Group lessons cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, if you cannot manage to attend the class, you will receive a link of the recorded lesson, so you will not miss anything from the class progress.
Can Spanish4all cancel a class?
If due to a force majeure (major cause) such as a natural disaster, problems with internet, power cuts or illness the professor is not able to deliver the class then it will be cancelled. The professor will recuperate this class at a time to suit the student, and of course without any additional cost.