General Rules, Terms and Conditions of Let’s Learn English language school, referred to below as LLE.
Students may start their course and tuition on any weekday, other than a South African public holiday. LLE may request the student to complete a Student Information (Enrolment) Form, which can be sent to the student on request. Accommodation through LLE during the course is available. Full details of the range of courses and accommodation available through LLE appears on the website, and can be further detailed via email, on request. LLE may request an advance deposit to be paid by the student – this deposit is non-refundable, save that LLE may agree to refund some or all of the deposit in the event of illness preventing the student commencing the course.
2. Fees for Tuition
The fees covering deposits, accommodation and for the various courses and/or time periods are set out in detail on the LLE website. All payments are to reach the bank account of LLE in South African Rand free of FOREX or other charges, unless otherwise agreed to by LLE.
3. Payment of Fees
Payment may be requested by LLE on the basis of 30% as an advance deposit and the balance of 70% on arrival at the school, unless otherwise agreed to by LLE.
We work to the CEFR standard levels, and in a mixed-level class environment. There are a range of theoretical arguments for the benefits of mixed-level teaching, which we will be happy to share on request.
5. Attendance and Conduct
Students are expected to punctually attend a minimum of 80% of lessons, unless through illness, in order to obtain their certificate from LLE at the end of their course. They must always conduct themselves as well-behaved adults at the school, while on school outings, and at their accommodation. They should not engage in any disruptive or anti-social behaviour.
Lessons normally begin at, or about, 9a.m. and continue until 1p.m. or a little after, with a break of about 30 minutes. Afternoon classes, where applicable, will take place from 2p.m. to 4p.m. unless otherwise arranged.
6. Length of Lessons
Lessons normally begin at or about 9a.m. and continue until 1p.m. or a little after, with a break of about 20 minutes. Afternoon classes, where applicable, will take place from 2p.m. to 4p.m. unless otherwise arranged.
7. Minimum age
At the date of commencement of the course, the student must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise agreed to by LLE.
8. VISA Assistance
Students needing VISAs must ensure they obtain the VISA through their appropriate South African Embassy or Consulate. LLE may assist by confirming the student is registered with LLE. Students need to ensure that their passport entitles them to entry into South Africa and a stay of a limited period, without a VISA.
9. Language Laboratory
LLE has its own language laboratory with a computer assisted facility, excellent software, and a huge supply of learning material. This is designed to assist the student to improve quickly their listening, speaking and pronunciation abilities. All full-time students will receive time in the laboratory, and may also make use of the laboratory after class for practice at no extra fee.
10. Courses available
The range of courses available are displayed on the LLE website.
11. Annual school holiday close-down
LLE will close annually for about 2 weeks over the Christmas period until a date early in January – the actual dates will vary from year to year, and are on our website.
12. South African Public Holidays
LLE does not offer lessons on South African Public Holidays.
13. Airport Transfers
LLE offers airport transfer to all students whose course extends for longer than 2 weeks.
LLE does not cover students for medical insurance or for any loss of personal possessions, accident, illness, theft or the like. The student is advised to arrange the necessary insurance cover before leaving their country of origin. This clause will apply inside or outside the school premises, and whether on a school activity or not.
15. Vis Major
LLE will not be responsible for any loss caused to the student whether by its own failure to comply with its obligations or not, caused by events beyond its control. Such causes will include but not be limited to war, civil commotion, riots, terrorist activities, or natural disasters.
LLE reserves the right to summarily amend the terms of these Rules, Terms and Conditions at any time.
17. Student Declaration
By submission of the Student Information Form (Enrolment Form) to LLE, or dispatch of same to LLE or by arriving on the premises of LLE to commence the course, the student agrees to bind himself/herself to these Rules, Terms and Conditions as outlined above, and warrants having read and understood, and is in agreement with the contents. The student further agrees that any dispute arising out of these contents must be referred to the Magistrates court nearest to LLE for settlement, and all parties agree to be bound by the decision of the Court.