English in Valencia is a specialised service aimed at companies and workers in Valencia city who need English classes and/or a fast and reliable service translating Spanish into English. It's not a company - I'm self-employed and I work alone.
I'm a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and I've got the Diploma in Translation (DipTransIoLET). I only translate from Spanish to English.
I'm from London and I've been in Valencia for over twenty years, working as an English teacher and translator. In 2011 I moved to Sagunto, which is why the photos at the top of the pages aren't of Valencia, they're of Sagunto. But I still work in Valencia. Most of my classes are one-to-ones with lawyers, consultants, directors, advisors and ... teachers.
After working in various English schools in Valencia I became co-partner and co-director of my own school. However, because there were more and more kids' classes I decided to leave and concentrate on what I like best: translations and English classes for adults.
Before coming to Spain I did a degree in Spanish, French and Politics at what's now Hallam University in Sheffield. After that I worked as a civil servant in London and finally ended up as manager of London Tourist Information in the Tower of London.
The normal price for translations is 0.09 € a word counted in the Spanish version, plus 21% VAT. However, because I'm self-employed, there's no VAT for original literary, scientific and artistic texts. This generally means that companies pay VAT and universities don't.
I charge 28.00 € an hour for checking texts, plus VAT as above.
Prices for English classes are:
These are the prices billed at the end of every month. There's no VAT for classes, and I don't charge for travel time. The price is per hour per class, i.e. if there are 4 students in a class, the 34 € are divided by 4.
Any classes cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are charged for.
Although it's always worth asking, my timetable usually fills up quickly every year because most of my students continue. Being self-employed, this means that I can't accept all the work people want me to do.
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