9055 Gaylord, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024 Phone: (713) 789-6338

FAQs

Do you teach conversational language?

Yes, Be Bilingual instructors use our own conversational method. With over 22 years’ experience, Be Bilingual has successfully taught language skills to students of all ages and walks of life.

Do you follow a method?

Yes, our own.

Do you use additional text books and materials?

Yes, textbook and materials recommendations are determined by the instructor and depend on the student’s level of proficiency as well as their goals for the program.

Will I learn to read and write as well as speak the new language?

Yes, while conversation tends to be the focus of the classes, reading and writing skills follow the grammar instruction.

How long will it take to be conversational?

Please see Levels of Proficiency for more information regarding our level classifications. How long it takes to become conversational depends on frequency of classes and dedication of the individual student. Because our classes utilize a conversational method, you will be using your new language during the first lesson. Please see levels of proficiency.

Do your instructors have college degrees?

Yes, all our instructors have college degrees and extensive experience teaching language skills to adult students.

Are your instructors native speakers?

Yes, all our instructors are native speakers.

How many years have you been in business?

We have been teaching languages in the Houston area since 1989!

How much is your enrollment/registration fee?

$0

What is your class schedule?

You set your schedule! You can schedule your classes any time between 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM Monday through Friday, or between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Saturdays.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held either at our 8588 Katy Freeway, Suite 353 Houston, TX 77024 office, or the instructor can come to your home or place of business. Additional trip fees apply to classes held outside our office and are calculated based on distance and time of day.

Will an instructor come to my office or home?

Yes, we would be happy to send an instructor to your home or office if that is more convenient for you. We add an additional trip fee, which is calculated based on the distance from our office and the time of day that the class is held.

What materials do I need to purchase?

Materials depend on the level of the student. Instructors generally recommend CD’s, textbooks, workbooks based on the needs of the individual students. Instructors also supplement with additional books, articles, movies, etc., to help the student immerse themselves in their new language.

What do they cover?

A review of the lessons and drilling.

Is your schedule flexible?

Yes, we offer flexible schedule options that fit your busy and unpredictable schedule.

What is your refund policy?

A letter requesting a refund.

What is the cost per session?

Cost per session depends on the number of sessions you would like to purchase at a time. Please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find the best lesson package for your needs.

How do you measure a student’s progress?

Testing after each chapter.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received before 5:00 PM the previous day.

Do you offer an introductory lesson or an evaluation that would allow me to meet the instructor before I decide to sign up for classes?

Yes! Please give us a call and we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you to come in the office to meet one of our instructors, check out our materials and ask any question you might have about our language programs.

What is the duration of each session?

Private lesson classes are 90 minutes long.

Why are you better than other language schools?

We are dedicated to providing personalized attention to every one of our clients. We take pride in successfully teaching language skills and helping our students reach their goals. All our instructors are passionate about teaching and work very hard to customize each session to meet the individual needs of their students. We also understand that our clients are busy, so we take great care to make sure our scheduling options are as flexible and convenient as possible. Learning a language should be an enjoyable experience, and we do our best to ensure that is the case for our students!

What is your refund policy?

A letter requesting a refund.

What is the cost per session?

Cost per session depends on the number of sessions you would like to purchase at a time. Please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find the best lesson package for your needs.

How do private lessons work?

The instructor will have you speaking your new language during the very first lesson! Each class is customized to meet your needs and learning pace.

Who have you worked with in the past? Were they satisfied?

Please check out our list of corporate clients and our testimonial page on the website for information on companies we have worked with and testimonials from our many satisfied clients. Find them with our testimonials.

I’m interested in learning with a friend. Can we take the class together?

Yes, we can do semi-private classes for you and a friend, family member or colleague.

Do you accept major credit cards?

Yes, we accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Are (my) lessons transferable?

Yes.

Do you customize lessons?

Yes! Because we specialize in private instructions, our instructors are experienced in tailoring our conversational method to meet the individual needs of each client. In order to better serve you, we ask that all new students write a short essay (one to two paragraphs) detailing their goals for the program. This allows the instructor to better prepare for the classes and have a customized lesson plan available before the first lesson.

How do you evaluate and monitor teachers?

We monitor the lessons, as well as offer frequent training and continuing education opportunities for our instructors.

Do you offer Immersion courses?

Yes, we do offer an immersion program for students looking for a more intensive course. Please see our Immersion Courses page for additional information, or give us a call and we would be happy to further explain how our program works.