Linguatime
General Terms and Conditions

1 Courses

1.1 Courses start on Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a public holiday). You may miss one lesson on your first day because of the time needed to complete registration and administer your placement test.

1.2 No tuition is held on public holidays.

1.3 All lessons are of 45 minutes duration. Group classes are held either in the morning from 09:00 to 10:30 and from 11:00 to 12:30 or in the afternoon from 13:00 to 14:30 and from 15:00 to 16:30. Intensive English lessons are held in the morning and in the afternoon. Private lessons are held any time from 07:30 to 18:00

1.4 Linguatime does not guarantee a particular course or timetable until you have taken your placement test and your English level is assessed at the school. Every effort will be made to place you in the course of your choice. In the event of an insufficient number of students enrolling for a course the school reserves the right to offer an alternative course of equal value. Linguatime reserves the right to change course programmes in the event of circumstances beyond the school’s control or if it is in the interest of the students or the school. The school also reserves the right to change teachers and classrooms at any time during the course.

1.5 Tuition prices include all EFL course materials. Course books are loaned to the students and are to be returned at the end of the course. Students should bring pens, pencils and writing paper with them.

1.6 Prices of Examination Courses do not include examination fees and course books. These are charged separately.

1.7 The school reserves the right not to award a certificate of attendance to students who are absent for more than twenty percent of their lessons.

1.8 The minimum age for our students is 17 years. Students aged 13 to 16 can attend the teenager group courses during the months of July and August. We cater for groups of teenagers (minimum 10 students, during the rest of the year). Private Tuition for teenagers can also be booked all year round.

1.9 Teenager courses (aged 13 to 16) are available(with arrival and departure dates at the weekend). Teenagers booking a course must book our Teenager package. Students under 18 years of age who are not travelling with an adult must choose homestay accommodation.

1.10 If you are taking a long course you may take one break of a maximum of two weeks every 12 weeks without losing your course fee for this period, provided you inform the school 3 weeks in advance. During your break period you will be charged the full weekly accommodation rate and you may leave your luggage at the school.

2 Activities

2.1 The school organises cultural and leisure activities. You are charged extra for these activities unless it is specifically stated that the price of any course or package is inclusive of such activities.

3 Accommodation

3.1 Accommodation is charged per person per week. Stays of less than 5 nights in a week are charged pro-rata.

3.2 On your arrival you can check in your room after 14:00. On your departure day you must vacate your room by 09:00. If you require early check-in or late check-out you must inform the school in writing at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Should the room be available you will be charged extra for using the room.

3.3 Host Family accommodation consists of shared room accommodation (max 4 in one room), breakfast and an evening meal (Half Board). A packed lunch (Full Board) and a single room can be booked at an extra cost.

3.4 Shared Apartment accommodation consists of shared rooms in self catering apartments (max 4 in one room) exclusive of meals. A single room can be booked at an extra cost.

3.5 Students must pay a refundable deposit of Euro 100 on their first day at school when booking Shared Apartment accommodation. This serves as security to cover for any breakages or damages.

3.6 The minimum age for Shared Apartment accommodation is 18 years.

Linguatime
General Terms and Conditions

1 Courses

1.1 Courses start on Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a public holiday). You may miss the first two sessions on your first day because of the time needed to complete registration and administer your placement test.

1.2 No tuition is held on public holidays.

1.3 All lessons are of 45 minutes duration. Group classes are held either in the morning from 09:00 to 10:30 and from 11:00 to 12:30 or in the afternoon from 13:00 to 14:30 and from 15:00 to 16:30. Intensive English lessons are held in the morning and in the afternoon. Private lessons are held any time from 07:30 to 18:00 and are subject to availability.

1.4 Linguatime does not guarantee a particular course or timetable until you have taken your placement test and your English level is assessed at the school. Every effort will be made to place you in the course of your choice. In the event of an insufficient number of students enrolling for a course the school reserves the right to offer an alternative course of equal value. Linguatime reserves the right to change course programmes in the event of circumstances beyond the school’s control or if it is in the interest of the students or the school. The school also reserves the right to change teachers and classrooms at any time during the course.

1.5 Students should bring pens, pencils and writing paper with them.

1.6 Prices of Examination Courses do not include examination fees and course books. These are charged separately.

1.7 The school reserves the right not to award a certificate of attendance to students who are absent for more than twenty percent of their lessons.

1.8 The minimum age for our students is 18 years. We cater for groups of teenagers (minimum 10 students, during the rest of the year). Linguatime Teen Terms & Conditions apply (check our website www.linguatime.com for more details).

1.9 If you are taking a long course you may take one break of a maximum of two weeks every 12 weeks without losing your course fee for this period, provided you inform the school 3 weeks in advance. During your break period you will be charged the full weekly accommodation rate and you may leave your luggage at the school.

1.10 Purchase of a course book is compulsory for all group courses and a new book must be purchased should a student move up a level during his/her stay.

2 Activities

The school organises cultural and leisure activities. You are charged extra for these activities unless it is specifically stated that the price of any course or package is inclusive of such activities.

3 Accommodation

3.1 Accommodation is charged per person per week. Stays of 5/6 nights are charged full week rates irrelevant of how many weeks are booked.

3.2 On your arrival you can check in your room after 14:00. On your departure day you must vacate your room by 09:00. If you require early check-in or late check-out you must inform the school in writing at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Should the room be available you will be charged extra for using the room. Students can make use of the common areas (not bedrooms) if arriving or departing before/after check-in and check-out times.

3.3 Host Family accommodation consists of shared room accommodation (max 4 in one room), breakfast and an evening meal (Half Board). A packed lunch (Full Board) and a single room can be booked at an extra cost.

3.4 Shared Apartment accommodation consists of shared rooms in self catering apartments (max 4 in one room) exclusive of meals. A single room can be booked at an extra cost.

3.5 Students must pay a refundable deposit of Euro 100 on their first day at school when booking Shared Apartment accommodation. This serves as security to cover for any breakages or damages.

3.6 The minimum age for Shared Apartment accommodation is 18 years.

4 Airport Transfer

4.1 Airport transfers are charged at an extra cost unless specifically stated that the package price is inclusive of such transfers.

4.2 If you book Apartment accommodation you must also book the school’s airport arrival transfer service.

4.3 Your arrival flight details must be sent to the school in writing not later than 5 days prior to the arrival date. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the arrival transfer. If you miss your flight or change your arrival date you must inform the school in advance in order to cancel your arrival taxi transfer on time.

5 Dismissal from Course and Accommodation

The school reserves the right to dismiss any student from the course and accommodation for unjustified absence, misconduct or unacceptable behaviour. No refund will be given in these situations and any costs arising, including repatriation costs, will be at the student’s expense.

6 Visas

It is strongly recommended you do not finalise any travel arrangements before the visa confirmation is received from the Immigration Office. Linguatime cannot be held responsible for any costs arising as a result of visa refusals. Should a visa be refused you must send us a copy of the refusal letter to obstain a refund of the fees you paid, subject to an administration fee of €50. Bank changes must be borne by the student.

7 Liability / Insurance

7.1 Students have to pay for any damage they cause on the school premises or at their accommodation.

7.2 It is strongly recommended that you take out a personal insurance cover including travel, cancellation, medical and repatriation cover. Linguatime is not liable in case of illness, accident, loss or damage to personal effects or property.

8 Payments, Cancellations, Refunds and Complaints

8.1 To confirm your booking a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the course and accommodation costs must be paid. Two weeks before arrival the full balance of the course and accommodation costs must be settled. Access to accommodation will not be given unless all fees are settled in full.

8.2 If the booking is made less than two weeks before arrival date, the payment must be made in full.

8.3 Payment should be made by bank transfer or by credit card and bank changes must be borne by the student. All credit card payments must include an additional 3% charge to cover credit card fees.

8.4 Cancellations before arrival will incur the following cancellation fees:

  • 15 days or more prior to arrival: 30% of the total amount
  • 8 to 14 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total amount
  • 7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of the total amount

8.5 No refunds are allowed for students withdrawing from/ curtailing a course or cancelling/ curtailing their accommodation/ leisure activities/ transport arrangements or who fail to attend classes. Absence due to illness or accident is not refundable. Any request for a course credit must be made in writing on the specific form provided by the School’s Administration.

8.6 A charge of €25 is payable whenever any alteration is made to the course or accommodation booked. All changes are subject to the school’s approval.

8.7 Any refunds are made to the same person/ organisation from whom the original payment was received. Refunds cannot be processed before the full payment for all services booked would have been received by the School.

8.8 Any problems or complaints with courses, accommodation, activities or any other services should be brought to our attention immediately so that we can help. We cannot accept complaints after the end of your stay. Complaints should be formally made by filling in a Complaint Form available from Reception.

9 Force Majeure

Linguatime is not liable if the school fails to supply contracted services as a result of causes or events outside our control, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, strikes & industrial disputes, unusually adverse weather conditions and the like.

10. Media (Photography & Filming)

From time to time promotional photographs and/or video footage of students may be used. Kindly advise in writing if you do not wish to participate in such promotions.

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Last updated: December 2, 2014