About the Classes
Do I need to know anything about English to start studying at Beetools?
No. You can start studying at Beetools even without knowing a single word of English. The classes are always individual and at your own pace.
How is the placement test done?
For now, placement is done at the schools. You can email or call the school to schedule a time. You can also go to any Beetools location and do your placement directly with our educational coordinators.
What is the total duration of the course?
At Beetools, the regular course for students lasts 5 semesters. However, the duration will depend on the number of lessons each student takes each week. Thus, the student can go from basic to advanced English in 2 ½ years, or even 1 ½ years, depending on their number of classes.
Can I schedule two classes in a row?
As Beetools works with an active teaching methodology, it is imperative that the student do the homework. Therefore, the minimum time between one lesson and another is 30 minutes. For example, the student can mark a class at 8:00 a.m. and the second at 9:30 a.m.
Are the class credits valid?
Yes, the classes purchased are valid. Validity is very important because the student needs to follow a continuous rhythm. That is why they expire according to the time planned so that the student has a good result.
After the expiration date of the classes, do I lose these credits?
After the expiration date, the student still has the possibility to reactivate classes by buying more credits. Thus, expired classes will have the same validity as the new classes purchased. Ex: If the student has 10 classes expired and buys another 30 lessons, he will have these 40 classes valid for 6 months.
How many classes would I do each week?
You can do as many classes as you want. It is recommended that the student do at least two classes per week to obtain a good performance. However, if you are in a hurry, nothing prevents the student from taking more classes. It`s just important to remember that the purchase of credits should be taken into consideration. You can schedule the number of classes according to your available credits.
What are the school hours?
The opening and closing times vary according to each location. All schools open from Monday to Saturday. You can call the school to consult, or search using Google.
Price, Payment and Cancellation
How much do the classes cost?
The price varies according to the chosen package, and according to the city of the school. For this reason, you first need to choose the location with the app and you can check the packages available at that school.
How do I cancel all of the classes I have already purchased?
Beetools does not have contracts or loyalty. You can purchase as many classes as you want. However, it is important to remember that these classes cannot be returned or transferred. So just purchase those classes that you will actually be able to attend.
How does the contract work?
Beetools has no contract. However, there are some rules that are important to know:
- You cannot arrive late to class under any circumstances. If you do not log in within 3 minutes of the scheduled time, you will no longer be able to log in and do that class, losing your credit. Therefore, you need to arrive at least 10 minutes in advance to the school.
- You can schedule and un-schedule classes whenever you want. However, you need to always cancel at least 4 hours in advance, or you will lose your credit.
- You can buy as many credits as you want, but it is important to remember that these credits are non-transferable and cannot be returned.
How do I cancel an app class?
You can ALWAYS cancel a scheduled class. However, you need to do this cancellation with at least 4 hours’ notice. Just go to the "schedule lessons" menu. There you will see your classes scheduled. Just slide the class line to the left and the "remove" button will appear. Just click it and cancel. It is very important to remember that if you cancel with LESS than 4 hours in advance of that class, you will lose your credit. Nevertheless, in your next class you will continue where you left off.
Do I have to register a credit card to schedule the free class?
No credit card registration is required to schedule your free class. Beetools is like that, without a catch.
How does the payment method work?
You can purchase classes in two ways: credit card or bank slip. Credit card: You can buy as many classes as you want and pay for them according to the number of classes purchased. For example, a package of 30 classes can be paid in 6 installments, and from 60 on up, 12 installments. Once purchased, all credits will be available for you to use. It is important to remember that if you use all your classes and still have installments to pay, you can still buy more classes in installments. Bank slip: The purchase by bank slip is also simple. You will receive the bank slip, pay it and, after clearing (which can last from 1 to 2 days), your credits will be available. However, the payment with a bank slip has an important difference from a credit card when the payment is paid in installments: With payment done by a bank slip, you will receive the proportional classes paid for with that slip. For example: a student that has bought 10 lessons in 2 installments by bank slip, when paying the 1st slip they will receive 5 credits, on paying the 2nd, 5 more. This 2nd slip can be paid even before its expiration, in order to release the other credits.
What is Beetools?
Beetools is a disruptive language school. What does that mean? It means that it teaches using a completely different model from everything that exists. It creates a business model that innovates both in the methodology, the use of technology, and also in the way the student does business with the school. There is no contract, no registration fee and no purchase of teaching materials. Beetools offers you freedom. You pay for the classes you want, study at whichever Beetools location you would like, and choose the best time for you, doing all of this with our app.
How does Beetools work?
The student downloads our app, then chooses a location and schedules their free first class on the day and at the time they choose. It’s that simple. The payment of classes is also done with the app. On the home screen you will see an orange button at the top written "purchase lessons". Just click and pay for classes, choose the location, the package (note that the more classes you pay for, the cheaper the price of each class), the payment method (bank invoice or credit card), put in your data, and you’re ready. You can schedule classes according to how many credits you have.
Is the course in person?
Yes, Beetools classes are ALWAYS in person. Only your homework is done with the app, wherever you are. The advantage of Beetools is that you can pay for classes at any location. For example, you can take classes you have paid for at a school in Curitiba and also at a school in São Paulo. If you travel between the two cities, you could take lessons each week at different locations.
How does the VR immersion part work?
Virtual Reality immersion is one of Beetools' major differences. In ALL of the classes the student will spend 10 minutes using the headset. With it, the student will participate in a series especially created so that they can practice what they have learned in that class in a real situation, outside of the country. The entire script was written using the vocabulary that the student has already learned or is learning. All content was created with real actors who interact with the student the entire time, creating immersion.
Where does the technology come from?
Many people ask in which country Beetools was developed. It was all created in Brazil, in the city of Curitiba, PR. We are proud to be a 100% Brazilian company, bringing the greatest innovations to the world of language teaching.