Payment of the tuition is due partly or fully before the beginning of the course start date. A payment of 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your private teacher or a place in our weekly classes. For weekly class students, the remaining 50% payment is due one month before your course is due to start. For private French tuition, the remaining 50% is due before your 4th lesson takes place.
We accept payments made by credit card, direct bank transfer, Paypal or check in Euros, payable in France. All financial transfer fees remain to the charge of the client. Cash payments are accepted only in exceptional circumstances.
On receipt of the deposit, an email of confirmation is sent along with your French class program, an introduction to your teacher, and all course details.
Each contract shall set the terms of the French course, including start and end dates, rates and schedule. All contracts expire 1 year after the date of signature. After 1 year the student is not eligible to receive a refund for any remaining lessons. FAYLI reserves the right to cancel a course, to offer alternative dates or venues, and to make changes to course arrangements as required.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
Private French classes
Student cancellation of a private French class is only accepted without penalty if made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time. If cancellation is received within less than 24 hours, the student will be charged at the regular rate.
Weekly intensive French classes
Cancellation before course begins: If FAYLI receives cancellation notice more than 14 days before the course starting date, FAYLI will refund 80% of the course fees paid. If FAYLI receives the cancellation less than 14 days before the course starting date, 50% of the course fees will be charged.
Cancellation after course has started: If the student is unable to complete the number of weeks of lessons booked, then a cancellation fee equivalent to one week’s course fees will be charged.
Reimbursement: Reimbursement amounts are calculated according to the number of weeks actually spent on the course prior to the student’s premature departure, not on the number of weeks originally booked. Reimbursements will be sent to the student at his/her home address at the end of the course. ‘End of the course’ refers to the last date of the course specified on the booking form (e.g., if you book a 4-week course and must leave after 2 weeks, you will not be refunded until 4 weeks after the course’s initial start date).
There is no final registration date for courses, but it is advisable to book at least 1 month before the course starting date to ensure your spot.
Private French lessons and weekly classes will start and end as scheduled. If a student arrives late, the missed class time is neither refundable nor can it be rescheduled.
Private French lessons are sometimes given in cafés or other public places around Paris. When applicable the student will pay for both his and the teacher’s expenses (e.g., coffee, museum tickets, etc.). Students’ expenses for the teacher should rarely exceed more than €5 for a beverage or the entry price of a site.
Homework: Students may sometimes request homework or e-homework assignments. The teacher will correct such assignments during class time. If the student requests the homework to be corrected outside of class, the amount of time spent on correction will be subject to an additional fee.
Students can only exchange their course for a course of similar value. Students who choose to exchange their original choice of course for one of greater value must pay the difference between the two at the time of requesting the upgrade.
If only one student is present during weekly classes, then the lesson duration will be shortened from 20 hours per week to 15 hours per week for morning and afternoon classes, and from 10 hours to 7.5 hours for evening classes.
We urge students to purchase travel insurance to cover medical, repatriation and other costs in the case of an accident or emergency.
Limitation of Liability
The student releases and discharges in full contractors of French As You Like It from any and all liability whatsoever resulting from injury that may be sustained during their French lesson.
We keep absolutely confidential all personal information you provide to us when using our website, including your name, email/postal address and telephone number. We use your personal information for purposes related and relevant to your private French lessons, as well as to gain an understanding of your linguistic objectives.
Photography & Videography
FAYLI reserves the right to use photographs taken during courses to illustrate its promotional material. If you do not want your photo to appear in this material, please let us know when registering.
Competent Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
In the event of litigation, the courts of the Paris judicial district shall be solely competent to determine any dispute.