Group Class Welcome Note

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Learning a Language | 2 Comments

Hello,

Welcome to CR Languages. Before you begin your first class, we would like to outline a few important details and try to answer some common questions.

First and foremost, we would like to remind everyone to be respectful and patient in class. Learning a new language is not an easy task and everyone learns differently. Adopting the correct attitude in class is very important and with time, everyone will become more comfortable. It’s important to remember that in order to learn, we must all make mistakes. And learning is much more fun when we can laugh at our own mistakes. Please take a moment to review the classroom rules to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn and have an enjoyable experience.

Of course, everybody has busy lives and may not be able to attend every single class. If you are missing a lot of classes or need to miss more than one consecutive class, you may need to schedule private lessons in order to keep up with the group. For extended absences, you will need to take a similar amount of private hours as the hours you missed. You may also need the instructor’s approval before rejoining the group class. If you happen to miss a class, please send an email to info@crlanguages.com, and we can review the class records for that day and send you the homework via email. You must send us an email if you would like to receive the homework assignments. Please familiarize yourself with the cancelation, attendance, and other policies. You are responsible for knowing them.

There will be a final exam on the last day of the course. This exam is optional but passing it is required in order to continue on to the next level. Students do have the option of retaking the exam with the instructor’s approval if they do not pass; however, if you had a lot of trouble with the course, you might consider retaking the same level. Contact Julieta (julieta@crlanguages.com) to evaluate your options. More information on the final exam and other common questions can be found on our FAQs page. We also recommend reading through this Q & A session with Julieta which contains more information about what to expect in class and our methodology.

We will be closed on certain holidays throughout the year. Please take a look at the holiday schedules posted in the classrooms or on the contact page for exact dates. If you have a class scheduled for a holiday, it will be skipped and class will resume on the next scheduled date. If you need to speak with administration, pick up books, make a payment, etc., administrative hours for the office are Monday through Friday from 1:30-5:30. Email is usually the best way to get in touch with us.

Please be courteous with your cell phone. If you have to take a call, please step into the hall and speak quietly.

In class, you will be using occasional handouts, photocopies, and additional materials alongside the course book. While you will be given some handouts, please know that we are unable to give extra handouts or copies of CDs due to copyright laws. Furthermore, we cannot lend extra materials out. They are for in-class use only.

In the unlikely event that only one student shows up to class, the class time will be reduced to 1 hour and 20 minutes. 2 hours of class in a one-on-one setting is generally too long and becomes ineffective.

In a constant effort to improve the language courses offered at CR Languages, you may be asked to provide feedback during the course. You can also provide feedback at any time using the online form found here.

Of course, if you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thank you,
CR Languages

2 Comments

  1. Eden Berhe
    January 21, 2015

    I am excited to start the intro Spanish class. i always wanted to speak Spanish and this that time for me.
    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Roger
      January 22, 2015

      Hi Eden,

      Glad you’re excited; so are we! We’ll see you soon!

      Roger

      Reply

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