Frequently Asked Questions
Our English courses follow the curriculum used in Ontario, Canada. The French courses follow the curriculum used in Paris, France. The Spanish courses follow the curriculum used in Spain/Mexico. These curriculums provide the basis for us to develop the teaching materials. In addition, all teaching materials will be personalized to each student by our highly experienced group of instructors.
Due to the unique features of our personalized teaching, the students who are currently attending U+ classes range from 2.5 years old up to adult. U+ will evaluate the language level of each student based on the trial class into 5 different categories (Level 1 – Level 5). Afterwards, we will assign instructors that correspond to the student’s language level as well as providing personalized teaching materials to ensure optimal learning experiences.
We have 1 on 1 courses as well as group lessons where there will be 2 or 4 students per instructor. For detailed pricing, please refer to the pricing list.
U+ will pair up 2 students to fill the 2-student class size format. However, there may be some delays depending on the number of students signing up for that particular class size format. You may pair up a second student as well and, in this situation, U+ will offer you a 15% discount for that course.
U+ Teacher FAQ
We ensure that U+ instructors are native language speakers from North America, France, Mexico etc. with higher education and valid teaching certification. All of our instructors go through a rigorous interview process and are trained to handle our course materials. The best way for the parents to evaluate our instructors is to partake in the trial class and listen to our instructors’ pronunciation and see the interaction in person. The video recordings of the trial class can also be provided to the parents for evaluation.
U+ will recommend a U+ instructor who is best suited to the student based on the questionnaire/evaluation given to the student prior to the trial class. Following the trial class, if the student is satisfied with the instructor, we will pair the student with that instructor to complete the course. If the student does not feel satisfied with the instructor, we will recommend another experienced instructor to the student.
Yes, having a permanent instructor for each student will provide quicker learning progression and better efficiency since the student is already familiar with the same instructor.
1 on 1 courses allow instructor changes during the course. If there is a need to do so, please inform us at least two weeks in advance.
Courses at U+ FAQ
U+ classes are designed based on a curriculum that is used in the native country. At the same time, U+ will take into consideration that each student is unique and thus will personalize course materials for each student. Every student will obtain teaching materials that are designed and prepared by our elite teaching group (consisting of 5 instructors with PhDs, each with more than 25 years of teaching experience) to ensure top quality classes.
For 1 on 1 classes, U+ can provide a translator for the first two classes to help the student to establish a foundation with the instructor. Afterwards, we recommend direct interactions between the student and the instructor since U+ is dedicated to providing a learning environment in which the student can be fully immersed in. We ask that parents do not interrupt during classes and allow the student to answer all the questions by themselves.
Following the trial class, U+ will evaluate the student’s language skills. The U+ instructor will teach the course based on the student’s level. Throughout the duration of the course, our instructor will modify the teaching materials based on the student’s progress to accommodate the pace of the student.
Once you have signed up to a course:
- U+ will design a study plan based on the student’s needs, the course package, and the number of classes that you have purchased.
- We would need your address and contact information to provide you with an invoice.
- We will arrange a reoccurring time for the classes. Each class is 25 minutes long and the student would need to login to the platform 3-5 minutes prior to each class. For students who choose to take two classes consecutively, we will provide an additional 10 minutes at no charge (an increase in 20% class time) for the student each time totalling an hour of class.
When the student is exposed to new material every class, it creates an environment where the student can maintain interest while learning a new language. This helps the student to think in the language they are learning in and achieve quicker responses during conversational situations, which allows them to express their ideas more naturally.
U+ will provide recordings of the class within 48 hours for parents to review class materials with the student. U+ recommends and encourages parents to review and practice words in which the student had trouble pronouncing during class. Reviewing course materials after the class is often better than reading the course materials before class.
U+ will have instructors to provide report cards periodically to evaluate the student’s progress. The evaluation will allow us to adjust the course materials for the next few classes to provide a personalized learning experience.
Students who have successfully completed the course will receive a certificate. The certificate can provide a discount to other services that are offered by U+ (such as writing and editing services, summer camp), as well as discounts from U+ partners, such as OneHub etc.
U+ Trial Class FAQ
The trial class is 25 minutes long.
Please fill out the U+ trial class form completely. Our customer support team or advisors will reach out to you for the following information:
- Schedule a time to test your device and internet speed, as well as downloading Zoom which is the official platform used for all U+ courses.
- Request payment for the trial class (if you were referred, the trial class is free).
- U+ advisors will evaluate the student’s language level and then design appropriate teaching materials for the trial class.
The day following the trial class, our U+ instructors will provide an evaluation and suggest the appropriate course level for the student.
U+ Summer Reading/Writing Club FAQ
Yes, the classes are live with teacher/student interactions.
No, you are given access to ALL classes during the week, and can join any class during the 9-week period!
No refunds can be given. The early bird price is only $120, and you receive access to the whole 9-week program.
No, the content will be different for each class. For example, Tuesday classes will cover different content from Thursday's content.
Members will have access to a variety of great audio books as a supplement!
Our beginner classes have a age minimum of 4, but are mixed with young students of a variety of ages.
Beginner level is tailored for students with less than 2 years of English/French immersion experience, and/or are new to the English/French language (Pre-level 1 - level 1).
Our intermediate level is for students with 2 - 4 years English/French immersion experience (Level 2 and above).
We have no limit on the number of students joining each session; but we anticipate mostly French learners from Canada to join
U+ Pricing and Payment FAQ
1 on 1 courses do not expire and the classes can be postponed if needed. We do not provide a refund if three or more classes within a package have already been taken by the student. However, there is a one-time opportunity to transfer the package to another person. For 1 on 2 and 1 on 4 course packages, classes cannot be postponed or stopped and refunds will not be accepted once the course has started.
If the student misses the class due to personal reasons, then the missed class will be deducted as a taken class. If the student informs us of any changes 48 hours prior, the class will not be deducted from the package.
You can recommend your friends to try our free trial class. If you are able to successfully refer a friend, U+ will give you free classes based on the package that your friend has purchased. For additional details, please reach out to the U+ advisors.
If you renew your package before it finishes, you will receive our returning customer discount. For additional details, please reach out to the U+ advisors.