Terms and Conditions
1. Important dates for Academic year 2020 - 2021
1.1 Classes start on Monday September 14th and finish on Tuesday June 22nd.
1.2 The course is 9 months. All students have 36 weeks of classes regardless of holidays.
1.3 There are no classes on Public holidays or Christmas and Easter school holidays. Classes are not lost during holidays.
1.4 Eng Igualada holidays in the academic year 2018 – 2019 are as follows:
October 12 th and December 8th.
Christmas break: December 23rd to January 10th.
Easter Break: May 26th to April 6th
Please note that we are open on other school days off.
You can see the Eng Igualada Calendar for the Academic Year 2020 - 2021 here.
2.1 Monthly fees are paid in advance at the beginning of the month.
2.2 Registration fees can be paid in July/August/September.
2.3 The registration fee is €40 per student. This reserves your place and also covers materials for the academic year. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
2.4 Students will pay for two half months and 8 full months: In September & June you will pay half your monthly fee and from October to May you will pay full monthly fees.
2.5 We provide a free book borrowing service that you can sign up for any time throughout the year. A deposit of €10 must be paid, and will be returned to you at the end of the academic year assuming that you have not lost or misplaced a book.
3. Student Conduct and Expulsion
3.1 All students are required to attend classes (or notify the school in case of absence) and respect other students and the teachers. These are the terms of our code of conduct. The school reserves the right to cancel a course or expel a student without refund in circumstances where a student is found to be in breach of the school’s code of conduct.
3.2 Expulsion of a student is a very serious step, and one that is only taken in extreme cases of unacceptable behaviour. Eng Igualada works on a "3 strike" system. This means that the student (and/or their parent(s)) is given an official warning after unacceptable behaviour. This can happen on two occasions. However, on their third occasion they will be expelled from the school. Prior to expulsion, the school must previously take significant steps to address the misbehaviour and to avoid expulsion of a student including, as appropriate:
3.2.1 Meeting with the student and/or parent(s) of the student to try to find ways of helping the student to change their behaviour.
3.2.2 Making sure that the student understands the possible consequences of their behaviour, if it should persist.
4.1 It is not compulsory to attend all classes but it is highly recommended that you do in order to make the most of your time with the native teacher. Also, you will need to attend 85% of classes to receive your Certificate of attendance.
4.2 For young students and teenagers, a parent must contact the teacher to tell them that their child will not be coming to class. If the teacher has not been contacted they will contact the parent after the class to inform them of their child’s absence.
4.3 Classes are paid for at the beginning of each month or trimester and if you miss a class you will not be refunded.
5. Cancellations and late arrivals
5.1 For private classes with 1 student
5.1.1 Classes can be cancelled and changed to another day but only in the same week and depending on the teacher’s availability. The earlier you cancel the better chance you will have of finding a suitable alternative.
5.1.2 Classes will not be carried forward to the following week(s). If you know in advance that you won’t be able to attend a class, please let us know and we will arrange an alternative. Please try to give a minimum of 4 hours notice for cancellation of classes.
5.1.3 If you don’t come to your class and haven’t contacted us, the class is lost and will not be changed to another day.
5.1.4 If you come to class late the class will not extend past your usual finish time therefore it is in your best interest to arrive on time.
5.2 For classes with 2-4 students
5.2.1 Classes cannot be cancelled or moved to another day. There are no refunds for classes that you do not come to.
5.2.2 You can arrive late for the class but it will always start at the time that it is supposed to start therefore you should try your best to be on time.
6. Course Changes
6.1 Students are not permitted to defer their course once it has started. All course fees are non-refundable during periods of deferment.
6.2 If you need to cancel your classes permanently you will not be refunded for what you have already paid, but you will not have to pay for the following month.
6.3 Group classes will only go ahead if there are a minimum of 3 students to start the class in September.
6.4 At any time throughout the academic year we may add a fourth student to a group of three. However, four is the maximum number of students there will ever be in your class. (except upon special circumstances | special request)
6.5 If you are in a group class with 4 students and one student leaves the group, the price will remain the same for you.
6.6 If you are in a group class with 3 students and one student leaves the group we will have to change the price, as otherwise it would lower the price to an unsustainable rate per teaching hour. In this case you will be offered 3 options.
Option A. You will move to another existing class-this may mean that you will be separated from your current classmate.
Option B. The price will change to a shared private class rate for two people until a replacement student or students are found. (meaning it will change from €10 per hour to €15 per hour). This change will take place at the beginning of the next
month or trimester.
Option C. The class will be cancelled.
Please note that we will try to avoid this situation as much as possible, by finding a replacement student(s) for your group before the start of a new month or trimester.
7.1 The certificate the school offers is an attendance certificate, stating the dates of the course, the total number of study hours and the final level the student will reach.
7.2 Issuing the certificate is free of charge, as its cost is already included in the registration fee.
7.3 In order to receive the school certificate, the attendance of the student has to be at least 80%
7.4 The certificates are only prepared upon request. Students must request the certificate at the beginning of their final course week at the latest. The certificates can be picked up from the school on the last day of the course.
8.1 The school accepts no responsibility for changes of academic services, losses, expenses, accidents, theft of personal property or injuries during the student’s course.
8.2 We shall take all responsible steps to fulfil student expectations regarding the course but we do reserve the right to alter services to at least equivalent standard at no additional cost.
8.3 Should any of the following events occur, then we will not be liable to provide further services:
9.1 Upon registering for one of our classes via the application form or paying the course fees, the student accepts all the terms and conditions stated above.