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Terms & Conditions

Payments and cancellations

You only need to pay the 50% deposit to start with and we accept payments made by credit card, direct bank transfer, Paypal, check in Euros payable in France or in cash at our offices in the Marais of Paris. All financial bank transfer fees remain to the charge of the client.

Once you’ve made the deposit, we’ll reserve your teacher for you and you’ll receive a confirmation email. We’ll then get in touch very quickly to introduce you to your teacher and confirm your lesson schedule and location.

For your information, If you are taking French lessons at our school, along with all class material and support, refreshments (mineral water, juice…), tea, coffee, fruit, fresh backed viennoiserie (French pastries), biscuits and other treats are provided daily, free of charge, to keep you alert and on the ball during your classes.

The French As You Like It TEAM will make sure you will feel comfortable and delighted about your French classes. If you have specific needs, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your requirements.

Duration of Contract

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 your first lesson. 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.

-Micro group French classes

You only need to pay the 50% deposit to start with and if you are unable to take your in person lessons as planned, then you can convert your credit to use with online Skype/Zoom French lessons or postpone your French learning program at FAYLI to a later date, within 18 months of your program start date.

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 whole weeks remaining on the course prior to the student’s premature departure. Reimbursements will be refunded to your bank, credit card or Paypal, depending upon how you originally paid and will be paid 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).

Late Enrollment

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.


If your teacher is delayed by public transport and arrives late for a lesson, the time lost will be added to the end of the lesson or to the following lesson. Our teachers will wait for you for 20 minutes from the scheduled start time. If you haven’t arrived within this time, the lesson will be cancelled and unfortunately cannot be refunded.

Class Expenses

Private French lessons are sometimes given in cafés or other public places around Paris and other major French cities. 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.


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. Students may also transfer any French lesson credit to a friend or family member if they are unable to use their credit personally within the 12 month timeframe of the contract.


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.

Privacy Policy

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.