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    Information and Regulations

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    School and Lessons

    • School opening hours: Monday and Thursday: 8:00-20:00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08:00-18:00; Saturday and Sunday: on request.
    • Our language courses are professionally orientated or prepare learners for higher education, and can lead to an internationally recognised language certificate.
    • Our courses are taught by experienced, highly qualified teachers.
    • One teaching hour (TH) is 45 minutes.
    • Minimum age (group courses): 16 years. Exceptions on request.
    • Class size: See the course description for information.
    • Guaranteed provision, minimum participant numbers: Confirmed courses are held even without the minimum number of participants (four learners). The booked number of hours is reduced by 25% (two to three learners) or by 50% (one learner). To compensate, learners may participate in another group course.
    • Public holidays 2018 (no lessons): 01.01, 30.03, 02.04, 01.05, 10.05, 21.05, 03.10. If a written request is received by 14:30 one day before the respective public holiday, the missed lesson can be made up at the end of the course or by participating in a module or evening course. Evening courses and individual lessons are rescheduled automatically without the need for a written request.
    • School holiday: 24.12 - 28.12 2018; no holiday request is required for these days; the length of the course booked is automatically extended by one week. Please don’t forget to extend your F+U accommodation (where applicable). Individual lessons are available on request.

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    • Individual leave: The booked course will be extended by the length of the leave period requested in writing and confirmed by the school; all written requests should be submitted to: languages.berlin@fuu.de.
      • Intensive courses: Two weeks’ leave (Monday-Friday) per quarter (12 course weeks); written application to be received no later than Thursday, 16:00, before the leave begins.
      • Evening courses: No limit; application to be received no later than 16:00 on the day of the course.
      • Individual lessons, small closed groups, company training: Cancellation of the lesson is possible without charge before 16:00, one day before the scheduled lesson.
    • Main course: Lessons are differentiated by level according
    • to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The lesson focuses on all key standard language skills (reading, listening comprehension, writing and speaking). Specific examination preparation is additionally offered to complement standard German courses from the middle of level B2.
    • Module course: These courses consolidate and further develop specific skills (e.g. grammar, conversation). The module courses complement and build on the content of the main course. Learners with sufficient knowledge of the language can also take a module as stand-alone language course. It is possible to switch between the modules.
    • International Test Centre: Our centre offers you the opportunity to take internationally recognised examinations such as TOEFL©, TestDaF, telc, TOEIC© and more.

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    Changing or Cancelling Courses

    • Applications to change the course level or module must be received in writing by the school administration by Thursday, 16:00, and are valid for the subsequent week.
    • Change of school: Unless booked before the start of the course, a charge of €100 will apply for changing the course location to our language school in Heidelberg. The application to change the school location must be received at least two weeks in advance.
    • A cancellation of the course is possible without charge until two weeks before the start of the course, after which the following cancellation charges apply: cancellation one week before the start of the course: €50; by Friday, 12:00, before the start of the course: €100; later than this notice period but before the start of the course: the registration fee plus the course fee for one week’s course; one month’s course in the case of evening courses; or, for individual lessons, the course fee for two individual teaching hours.
    • After the start of the course, the cancellation of the course or a reduction in the number of lessons is possible only in cases prescribed by law (for further conditions see our General Terms and Conditions).
    • Cancellation of accommodation booked through F+U is possible with four weeks’ notice (see in our General Terms and Conditions).

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    Fees and Discounts

    • Registration fee (for first course): €35 (group bookings of 3 or more people: €20 per person, from 5 people: €15 per person).
    • Family discount (siblings, parents): 5% per person off the course fee.
    • The quoted discounts for larger course bookings are valid only for prepayment in full.
    • Unless otherwise stated, all course fees are per person and accommodation rates per room/apartment.
    • Learning materials: German course books ca. €35 per level, English course books ca. €55 per level (textbook and workbook). The books can also be borrowed for a small fee and with a deposit.
    • Included services: Placement test, progress tests, free Internet access and Wi-Fi in the school, certificate of participation (to be collected from the school on the final day of the course), documentation for authorities, student ID card, organisation of language tandems and various leisure activities (see below).
    • The prices and services stated in this brochure are valid until the publication of a new pricelist. Errors and omissions excepted.

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    • Information specified in the German and English versions of the pricelist is authoritative. All other translations are intendedsolely for orientation in the respective language.
    • Non-profit education provider: F+U’s services are generally exempt from Value Added Tax.

     
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