Are all courses online?
Indeed, all courses and lessons are held online by using Zoom or Skype. The learning materials are shared via Google Drive and/or Google Classroom.
What time can I take my lessons?
Individual lessons: from Monday to Friday. You choose the time that best fits in your schedule in the morning, lunch time, afternoon, evening hours (up until 8pm). When you fill in the application form, you will be asked the preferred day and time to study. APPLY HERE!
Group courses: the group courses (complete beginner and beginner level) are usually starting from 7pm-8pm on Mondays and Fridays. We advice you to always check our website for exact information about the next available course or contact us.
Does Voilang provide the learning materials?
Yes, we do. We have created the online learning materials of the French courses with a good care and attention to the needs of our students. The learning materials are shared via Google Classroom. In order to be able to receive the learning materials it is required to have a Gmail account.
Regarding the individual lessons, the learning materials are provided by your French teacher, so you don't need to spend a fortune on expensive books. We take care of that part, you only need to bring your motivation.
What do I need in order to participate in an online group course?
A laptop or tablet with camera and microphone, so you can see the learning material in its full size, participate in the oral exercises without any problem.
Note: We do not advice you to study on your smart phone!
Gmail account, in order to receive the online learning materials.
Free time in the evening hours as the online courses are held usually from 7-8pm.
Motivation to start and finish all the way through the 5-weeks period of time.
What is the deadline for registration to an online group course?
The deadline to register for a group course is 3 days before the starting date of the course. Due to the size of the course (small groups: 4-8 ppl) , we have to see the exact numbers of the participants at least 3 days before the course starts.
We also share the learning materials and invite all the students to the Google Classroom platform before the 1st day of the course, in order to avoid technical issues and be ready to learn.
Can I cancel my course?
Yes, but a cancellation policy applies:
Individual lesson: in order to respect the partnership between student and teacher, cancellation is only possible if you cancel no later than 24 hours before your scheduled lesson. Otherwise, you will be charged! Please notify the teacher about your intent to cancel in time.
Group courses: you can cancel your participation in the group course, not later than 48 hours before the course starts, otherwise you will be charged with the full amount of the course. It is not possible to cancel particular lessons in a course.
How can I pay for the courses?
You can pay by bank transfer. We have an international bank account, and payment details are provided upon ordering. All prices shown on the website are meant in euro currency.
How many French lessons does it take to finish one level?
Well, it is always a tricky question as there are many variables in this equation. It depends mainly on the following factors: your motivation, language skills, commitment, the amount of lessons per week you take, and last, but not least the time you spend practicing and doing your homework. That is why only rough estimates are available.
Based on our experience and the opinion of experts and linguists (starting from a complete beginner level):
0 - A1 level: 30-40 lessons with a professional teacher, 40-50 hours of self study
A1 - A2 level: 60-70 lessons with a professional teacher, 50-60 hours of self study
A2 - B1 level: 90-100 lessons with a professional teacher, 80-90 hours of self study
B2, C1 and C2 level is mostly depending on the amount of hours of self study and the goal you have in mind such as professional purposes, enjoyment, etc..