TERMS AND CONDITIONS – German Intensive
Registration, Attendance Agreement: Early registration is recommended. Only our forms are valid for registration purposes. The participation contract is concluded when at least the deposit of the first month’s fee has been paid and Studio MONDIALE confirms the registration.
Booking Confirmation / Confirmation of Participation: The candidate booking the course receives a booking confirmation, against a 5 € processing fee at the time of booking, on the proviso that the deposit has been paid. For on-line bookings, this official booking certificate is only issued once the full amount of the course, for the full booking period, has been transferred. In addition, a confirmation of participation can be issued after completion of the course for an administration fee of 5 €. If the course was attended more than six months ago, the processing fee for a confirmation document is 10 €.
Payment: The course fee must be paid in full on the first day of the course. If the student arrives later than on the first day of the course, he or she undertakes to inform the school hereof. Without this notice, the student’s place in the course could be otherwise utilized, after or on commencement of the course. In such a case, the student bears any incidental costs.
Minimum Number of Course Participants: Studio MONDIALE reserves the right to refrain from running the course, if the participant’s chosen course level has a low number of participants, i.e. cannot take place due to capacity reasons. In such a case the deposit will be returned or transferred to the following month. For the daily intensive course German, in accordance with availability, a course with reduced hours may still be scheduled for groups containing less participants than the minimum number required. The school does not accept any liability for any consequential damages, due to courses not taking place.
Placement Test: The placement level test takes place before the course commences, on the proviso that there is a valid registration and that the deposit has been paid. A course seat cannot be reserved without a placement test.
Minimum Course Duration: The minimum course duration for a daily intensive German course is the agreed total duration of the course specified in the registration. It is not possible to shorten the course duration. If teaching hours are not utilized, they are not refundable.
Course Breaks: Up to 2x annual one-week course breaks may occur due to regulation of the school calendar. They will be published in good time, and no additional costs are incurred. No classes are held on statutory holidays.
Canceled Classes: Studio MONDIALE is not liable for classes not taking place due to force majeure.
Liability & Insurance: The school is not liable for any accidents or illness which may occur within the duration of the course period. The participant shall be directly liable for damages of any kind, which he/she has caused, to the injured party. Studio MONDIALE can take recourse if is included in any claim/s for damages caused by the participant. The school is not responsible for lost items. The course fee does not include insurance cover. The course participant is independently responsible for taking out accident and liability insurance, for example.
Cancellation and Rebooking Conditions:
Rebooking: Rebooking to a later start of the contract period is only possible up to 1 week before the originally specified start date of the contract period. The fee for rebooking the contract period is 50 €.
Ordinary termination: Before the start of the contract period, cancellation is generally permitted against payment of a cancellation fee. If the reason for cancellation or non-participation in class lies in the participant’s sphere (e.g. legal impediments, business or personal obligations, travel, etc.), the cancellation fee is as follows:
- Up to 14 days prior to start of the contract period: 100 €
- Within the 14 days prior to start of the contract period: 50 % of total course fee
- At commencement of the contract period: a reduction of the minimum course duration (see above) is not possible, so the costs for the full contract period, as per contract, must be settled in full. The participant is not entitled to a refund of the course fee or participation in a language course on another course date.
Extraordinary termination by the participant: The participant has the right to terminate the contract for good cause. An important reason in that sense exists in particular if the visa application submitted by them is rejected and they submit the rejection to Studio MONDIALE up to one week before the start of the course. If the participant cancels the contract extraordinarily, the deposit paid by them will be refunded, minus a processing fee of 100 €.
Interruption of the contract: It is not possible to interrupt the total contract period selected in the registration. This also applies to the influence of unforeseen events in the home country of the booking party. In the event of illness, the costs of the current course month will not be reimbursed. If the illness persists during the current course month, a contract interruption is checked as a gesture of goodwill if a medical certificate has been presented to the school. This goodwill does not apply if the number of participants falls below the minimum number of students for the corresponding class.
Any cancellations, requests for changes or rebookings of a registration are required to be in text form in order to be effective.
Special agreements are only valid and binding if they are confirmed in writing by School Management.
The participants’ data will be stored for internal administrative purposes in accordance with our data protection declaration. The place of jurisdiction is Darmstadt.