Services and Rates

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You will find here a list of our rates. Please be sure to read the details of the instructional course that interests you.

Conversational Courses

Private 50-minute Session.....$36.00 US

Special Mentor Service.....Additional $9.00 US

  • Sessions and courses provide the student with the vocabulary and grammar necessary for typical conversation in the target language.
  • Lessons may focus on such topics as travel, health, food, general business, and leisure activities.
  • Educators will provide guidance in pronunciation. Learners wishing to add the complete sound system (the phonology) of the target language to their set of skills are encouraged to take a pronunciation course.
  • Mentoring service is available for students who may occasionally require extra guidance in their field of business, such as for preparing and giving important presentations.
  • Group Class Available

TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS Test Preparation

Private 50-minute Session.....$36.00 US

  • Sessions and courses provide the student with the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in the TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS examinations.
  • All fours skills are covered. (reading, speaking, listening, and writing)
  • Students are encouraged to begin the course at least six months before taking the examination.
  • Group Class Available

Business Courses

Private 50-minute Session.....$36.00 US

Special Mentor Service.....Additional $9.00 US

  • Sessions and courses provide the student with the vocabulary and grammar necessary for conversation in the business world.
  • Lessons focus on a variety of business-related aspects and may include such topics as meeting etiquette, networking, administration, human resources, finance, sales, marketing, and travel.
  • Educators will provide guidance in pronunciation. Learners wishing to add the complete sound system (the phonology) of the target language to their set of skills are encouraged to take a pronunciation course.
  • For students who may occasionally require extra guidance in their field of business, such as for preparing and giving important presentations, mentoring service is available.
  • Our educators are from a variety of sectors, so there should be one to fit your needs. However, if you need help in choosing the perfect educator for you, please contact us here
  • Group Class Available

Pronunciation / Accent Addition

Private 50-minute Session.....$45.00 US

  • Sessions and courses provide the student with intense training in the phonology (the set of sounds) of the target language.
  • Students wishing to add proper pronunciation to their set of language skills should be aware that while some sounds can be quickly added to their phonetic inventory, others may come only after many months of dedicated practice. Therefore, we recommend students enroll in these sessions only if they believe they will do the necessary vocal exercises on a daily basis, as little improvement will be made if they are only done during the session.
  • Group Class Available

Writing Skills

Private 50-minute Session in Basic Grammar.....$36.00 US

Projects Requiring Editing (e.g. Academic, Business Reports, etc.)........Contact us for pricing.

  • Newcastle Language Systems offers instruction in writing skills at a variety of levels.
  • During regular 50-minute sessions, the educator will cover such topics as noun-verb agreement and the correct use of restrictive and non-restrictive clauses.
  • For learners requiring help with a specific writing project, price is determined by complexity. Such projects include academic works, business reports, and presentations. For these projects, the educator will only provide guidance on the correct use of the target language. The learner should therefore be aware that unless the educator is specifically contracted as a mentor, the educator cannot provide any help in regard to the non-linguistic content of the project (e.g. theory, best business practices, etc.)
  • All instruction takes place during the session, but homework assignments may occasionally be given at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Group Class Available

What is the Mentor Service?

Newcastle Language Systems is honored to have educators who are not only language instructors but who also have years of experience in the business world. This allows our learners to take advantage of our special mentoring service. For an additional $9.00 fee, the instructor will then provide both language instruction and business guidance in the learner's commercial sector. For example, a Conversational English learner in the tech sector may wish to improve their presentation skills for an upcoming meeting, and so they may add the mentoring service. During the lesson, the educator will then be able to coach the learner on such non-linguistic skills as organization, body language, and delivery. Similarly, a learner in a management position may request mentoring service from an educator with a managerial background in order to learn how to build rapport with their staff.

 

By offering this service at an additional fee, it allows us to keep our rates low for learners who simply want to learn the language while also allowing interested learners to request the service only during certain sessions.  For more information on our mentoring service, please write us here.

Group Classes

To lower the cost of lessons, we offer learners the ability to share a session with up to two friends or colleagues at the standard private lesson rate. However, for Business Accounts, we can accommodate up to eight students per lesson, though the price for these lessons is based on the number of students. To learn more about group lessons and how to schedule them, please contact us here.

Cancellation and Connection Policy

  • Students may cancel or reschedule their lessons up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson at no additional charge.
  • We regret to inform students that lessons they cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Newcastle Language Systems deems that the failure of a student to attend the scheduled session is equivalent to a late cancellation, and therefore, the student will not have any right to a rescheduling of or refund for the scheduled lesson.
  • In the event that an educator cancels or misses a scheduled lesson, the student will have the right to reschedule or receive a refund for the scheduled lesson. No other compensation will be offered by Newcastle Language Systems.
  • Regarding connections, after extensive testing Newcastle Language Systems has determined that Zoom Video Conferencing provides the fastest and most stable connections for our sessions. Before scheduling their first lesson, students must check if Zoom is available in their country, and if so, download, install, and test the appropriate Zoom client. Students can learn more at https://zoom.us/. While it is possible to connect with our educators by using the Zoom browser client, Newcastle Language Systems advises against this method, and we cannot provide refunds for any sessions with poor connection due to its utilization.
  • Students should be advised that it is their responsibility, before scheduling lessons, to determine if their internet connection is stable enough and fast enough to for two-way video conferencing. Newcastle Language Systems strongly recommends that students connecting to a session use a desktop/laptop with a high-speed connection and that all background services are turned off. Due to the unstable connections of cellular/mobile smartphones and devices, students who use such devices to connect to the session will not have any right to refund if they find the connection unstable. Additionally, if within the first ten minutes of the session, either the educator or the student feels that the connection is not stable enough to continue the session effectively, a request may be made to connect through an alternate channel. This channel may be Skype, Google Hangouts, or some other convenient application. If the educator asserts that his or her internet connections is stable, and that student-side connection issues are preventing successful stable connection, the student will not have the right to refund.
  • All students must accept the terms and conditions to this cancellation policy at the time of payment.

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