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General terms

General Terms and Conditions of registration

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1 – CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Students must be at least 18 years old.

The details, prices and conditions of cancellation for accommodation options are available on demand or on the website: http://www.alliancefr.org/en/individual-students/daily-life-school/accomodation-service

The Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France cannot be held responsible for any difficulties in obtaining a long-stay visa or a residence permit upon the presentation of a pre-registration or registration certificate in one of the courses.

2 – FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

>> Courses at the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France require the payment of the following fees:

 

1. Annual registration fee: This fee allows students to be registered at the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France and therefore to attend any course in which they have been registered and have paid in full the corresponding tuition. It is valid for all our courses from the first day of classes and for a period of one year (date to date). This fee is non-refundable.

 

2. The tuition fees as presented in the brochures, leaflets, Internet site. These must be paid in totality 3 weeks before the beginning of the course at the latest.
Public holidays are not charged.
3. Books and exercise books are not included in tuition fees. However, the "AF Paris IDF special edition" books can be purchased on site at the AF Paris IDF or online on our website and picked up at the AF Paris IDF. The books will not be returned or exchanged, except for a change of course decided by the AF Paris IDF and which involves the purchase of a new book. The book can only be returned or exchanged if in a very good condition, within a maximum of 5 working days.

Please note : In order to comply with the requirements of the Prefecture of Paris for the issue of a residence permit, students possessing a long stay visa to study in France, must at the time of the definitive registration pay in full the tuition fees for the first 12 weeks of an intensive French course (20 hrs/week).

 

3 – REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Whatever the chosen way of registration, non-beginner students have to take the online evaluation test no later than two weeks before classes begin in order to have a guaranteed place in the chosen course and schedule. Every non-beginner student must take a placement test before starting their courses.

For individual students/clients:

The client can register:

1. Create a personal account and choose courses;

2. Read the General Conditions of Registration and their annexes, and accept them as per the procedure online.

3. Pay either the deposit or the full tuition on line. The complete tuition must be paid no later than three weeks before the beginning of the classes.
In case of late payment, the place in the class is no longer guaranteed and there will be no refund of the deposit.

4. The client must come at the reception desk at Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France on the first day of the classes and provide the following documents: Identification (identity card, permit of stay or passport with a current visa covering the duration of the studies); One ID photo; the receipt for payment of the full tuition or the registration certificate.

 

  • By airmail:

1. Read the General Conditions of Registration and their annexes, accept by dating and signing the registration form;

 

2.Pay either the deposit or the full tuition as well as the accommodation fees, if applicable.
The complete tuition must be paid no later than three weeks before the beginning of the classes, and the accommodation fees within six weeks prior arrival.

Payments can be made: by check (in Euros); by money transfer; by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and JCB)

3.Send all of the above: By fax (excluding the cheque): +33 1 42 84 91 00; by email (excluding the check): inscription@alliancefr.org; by airmail: Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France, Service des inscriptions, 101 boulevard Raspail - 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France.

 

4.The client must come at the reception desk at the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France the first day of classes and provide the following documents: Identification (identity card, permit of stay or passport with a current visa covering the duration of the studies); One ID photo; the receipt for the payment of the deposit or the pre-registration certificate, or the receipt for the payment of the full tuition or the registration certificate.

 

Registration that has been completed by post or online can be cancelled within a 14-day limit from the date of acceptance of the general conditions of registration. If the 14-day term ends on a Saturday, Sunday or a public or school holiday, the term may be extended to the next business day. Any student wanting to exercise their right to a retraction, must notify, within the legal delay as indicated above, in writing and by airmail, to the following address:

Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France, Service des inscriptions, 101 boulevard Raspail, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France

 

  • On site :

1. Read the General Conditions of Registration and their annexes; accept by dating and signing the registration form;

 

2. Pay the full tuition as well as the accommodation fees, if applicable; Payments can be made: by check (in Euros); by bank card (Visa, MasterCard,JCB); in cash.

 

3. All the above-mentioned documents must be submitted to the inscription desk. The balance of the fees must be settled before the beginning of the classes; this guarantees a place in the chosen class. In case of a late arrival, the place in the class is no longer guaranteed.

For third-person payments (companies, organizations, Alliances françaises and all other legal entities):

 

Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France does not charge ‘OPCA’.

The client can register: by airmail (fax or letter); on site

For the registration to be valid, the client must carry out the following formalities chronologically:

 

  • By airmail:

1. Read the General Conditions of Registration and their annexes; return the signed and dated registration form: By fax: +33 1 42 84 91 00 / by e-mail: inscription@alliancefr.org
/ by airmail: Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France, Service des inscriptions, 101 boulevard Raspail, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France.

 

2. Upon signing the registration form and accepting the general conditions, the third person accepts the responsibility for the payment of the tuition fees. Upon receipt of the bill, pay the complete tuition and, if applicable, the accommodation fees: by check (in Euros); by money transfer; by credit card.

 

3.The client and/or the student receives a notification from the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France confirming the registration.

 

4.The client must present him(her)self at the reception desk at the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France on the first day of classes and provide the following documents: Identification (identity card, permit of stay or passport with a current visa covering the duration of the studies); One ID photo; certificate.

 

Registration that has been completed by airmail (fax or letter) can be cancelled within a 14-day limit from the date of acceptance of the General Conditions of Registration. If the 14-day term ends on a Saturday, Sunday or a public or school holiday, the term may be extended to the next business day. Any student wanting exercise their right to a retraction, must notify, within the legal delay as indicated above, in writing and by surface mail, to the following address:

Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France, Service des inscriptions, 101 boulevard Raspail, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France.

 

  • On site :

1. Read the General Conditions of Registration and their annexes ; accept by dating and signing the registration form;

2. The student present him (her) self at the reception desk at the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France on the first day of the classes and provide the following documents: The registration form and/or tuition quote duly signed and approved by the client; Identification (identity card, permit of stay or passport); One ID photo.

 

4 – DEFERRAL AND CANCELLATION POLICY


  • Before the beginning of the course:

Students have the right to postpone their course within a period of 6 months. Only one postponement can be made and a written request must be received by the school at least 15 business days before the starting date of the chosen courses. In case of cancellation or absence of the final registration, the administration fees – 150€ - are non-refundable. In the case of late cancellation (3 working days before the beginning of classes) the non-refundable fees are increased to 250€.

 

  • After the beginning of the course:

Once the courses have begun, and in case of one or more absences in various courses, no deferment or reimbursement can be made for any reason whatsoever.

However, in the case of serious illness and/or incapacity justified by a medical certificate, preventing the student from participating in a course for over 4 consecutive weeks, the student can ask to be refunded for the missed tuition (except the annual registration fee which remains the property of the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France) or to postpone the course within a limit of 6 months after the date of interruption of the course.

In case of deferment or refund, the weekly price of classes will take into account the actual number of weeks of classes taken in strict consecutive way, after making the deduction of weeks cancelled or postponed. Thus, if the number of actual consecutive weeks leads to a change of the weekly rate, the calculation base for refund or deferment will be made on the new weekly rate. A written demand, accompanied by all justifying documents, must be received by the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France within a maximum of 15 days after the date of interruption of the course. A postponed course will not be refunded or transferred to another student’s account.

 

  • Refund:

If the case of refund of a course, only the students who were present and who signed the attendance sheet at the courses’ office will be refunded in proportion to the number of hours.

  • Specific conditions for the private courses:

Postponing a class can be authorized if the dates of the classes postponed occur between the beginning and ending dates of the contract and if the deferment request is made no later than 24 hours (week-end excluded) before the scheduled time of the class. Otherwise no deferment or reimbursement will be able to be granted.

Postponing of the date of the training ending will be not accepted.

For groups (mini groups 2-5 persons and groups 6 to 15 persons), cancellation/postponement of a class during a session according to the specific terms COURS A LA CARTE is valid only for the whole group and not individually. In case of non-attendance of a single person to one or more courses, no deferral or individual refund can be accepted for any reason.

The Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France has the right to cancel a registration in a private course or phonetic session in case of unavailability of a professor up to 2 weeks after the registration. In this case the full corresponding tuition fees will be refunded to the client. If this cancellation affects all the classes chosen by the client, the Annual Registration Fee will be refunded as well.

 

5 – DELAY - CHANGE OF PROGRAM - MODIFICATIONS

In case of late arrival, a place cannot be guaranteed to the student.  A deferment for another session of the same course may be offered, within the limit of availability. If a change is exceptionally accepted, the credit will not be refunded.

Any timetable and schedule changes cannot be accepted once the course program initially chosen has started. The Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France has the right:

-  to cancel a course if there are not enough students registered. In this case, if another course of an equivalent level cannot be offered, the sum of the corresponding tuition fees will be refunded to the student. If this cancellation affects all of the courses chosen by the student, the Annual Registration Fee will also be refunded.

-  to change if necessary, the schedule and calendar of the courses, after informing the student and the client.

 

6 – INSURANCE - Health, accident and personal liability insurance are compulsory and the responsibility of the student.
 

 

7 – ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE - Students are required to attend classes regularly. A certificate of attendance will be delivered to them upon request.
 

 

8 – EXPULSION - In the case of misbehaviour of a student, as outlined by the internal regulations of the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France, the school has the right to expel the offending student, without refund. This document is at the students' disposal at the reception desk of the Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France.

 

Any inconstancy between the French, English and Spanish versions of the General Terms and Conditions of Registration hereof shall be resolved solely by reference to the French version.

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