Frequently asked questions
What kind of progress can I expect to make at Time for English/Spanish School?
Our students tell us that they make as much progress in two weeks at TFE as they would otherwise have made in 2 semesters taken Spanish at a university. But let's be conservative about this: We guarantee 50% more the rate of progress than in other schools that specialize in intensive Spanish courses.
The progress sounds great, but isn't it expensive?
No. Not at all. Our prices are very competitive, certainly in comparison with other intensive language schools TFE offers Spanish courses for comparatively little money. Some people think if they will receive better teaching and learn Spanish quicker if they decide for a bigger and more expensive school. All the schools look for a great team, (salaries in all the schools are more or less similars). TFE delivers the same quality of teaching than any of the larger, more expensive Spanish schools.
Does TFE take care of the flight?
No, you should book your own flight. We can give you advice about good or cheap airlines to Ecuador. Please contact us for inquiries.
How can I get to the school?
Before your trip you will receive all the information you need in order to get from the airport to your homestay (host family), Hostel or directly to our school. You can book an airport transfer (as described below) or we can explain you how easy is to use the public Airport-Bus. For specific inquiries, feel free to contact us.
What is an airport transfer?
You can book the airport transfer ahead. An employee of the school will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your homstay (host Family), Hostel or directly to the school. How far is my homestay from the school? Normally there is maximum: within 35 minutes on foot and within 15 minutes by bus.
How will I get to school each day?
Most students walk every morning, some take a taxi and some go by bus.
Will I be given a key to my homestay and bedroom?
Yes. Your host family will give you a key for the main entrance of the house/apartment, but normally bedrooms are not lockable.
Will I be able to do my washing?
Yes, this is no problem if you live in a shared flat you have a machine; in the case of Spanish family please speak with your host family first and ask when it is convenient.
If I don't like my Spanish family, can I change?
Yes. This is possible, but at busy times of the year, you may have to wait.
How long does a complete course take?
You are free to choose the duration of your course. You can book from a 1 or 2 weeks minimum up to a half year or even longer. If your preferred course duration is mentioned in the price state, please contact us for more information about price quote.
When can I start?
All courses begin on Mondays and end on Fridays. Your accommodation will be booked from Sunday to Saturday. Do you already have some knowledge of the Spanish language, then you can start your course every Monday. Are you an absolute beginner, please take a look at the starting dates under 'Spanish courses'.
Is the school open on holidays?
No, during official holidays the school is closed. This can be national as well as local holidays. Check out our page of "Prices", here you will find the official holiday dates.
Can I book a course for next week?
In order to guarantee yourself a place in one of our courses, you should enrol at least 2 weeks before the first day of the course. If you would like to start within 2 weeks time or less, please contact us by phonee/email and we can check the availability and answer inmediately.
Will I have extra activities?
Yes, you will… we will take you for a Dolphins Watching and Birds observation trip, with an extra cost that day.
How can I book a course?
You can book clicking the 'book now' button and filling the Form. You can also book by giving us a call between 9.00h to 17.00 p.m. dialling 593 4 2381339/593 4 2382981. Or you can send an email with the request to call you to your phone at a time that suits you best.
How can I pay? You can pay the down payment by international bank transfer, or by credit card. If you choose to pay by international bank transfer, you will receive instructions through email. Your enrolment will be completed when we receive your payment. You can pay by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Your enrolment will be processed immediately.
What is the duration of one lesson?
Normally duration of 1 lesson is 50 minutes, but remember that you will receive at least 3-4 hours minimum a day.
Will I get a certificate from the School?
Yes, at the end of your course you will receive a certificate of attendance. If you have taken an examination the last day of course, the school will send you the Examination Certificates according to the official level.