Condiciones generales de contrato

German Group Courses

  1. The Terms of Service are part of the course contract between the subscriber and the Institute “Speakeasy“. Signing the course contract confirms that the student has read and accepted these terms and conditions.
  2. The course fee is to be paid in full prior to the first day of the course according to the contractually agreed upon payment. The course fee can be paid in cash or by bank transfer to the account of our institute. Bank transfers must be made free of charge for the recipient. Educational materials such as books must be purchased by the students and are not part of the contract price.
  3. Upon online registration/signing of contract, a registration fee of €79,– is due. This fee shall not be refunded if the course is cancelled by the participant. A refund of a deposit is only possible if the contract is terminated at least 14 days before the starting date of the course. In the event of a later termination, the full invoice amount is due for payment. Registration fees and refunds for students requiring a German study-visa do not follow this schedule (see section 4). If notice of termination is not given 14 days before the starting date of the course, the fees and tuition already paid will not be refunded. Reservation of a language course can only be guaranteed if a student has paid the course fees 14 days before the start-date of the course. In the case that a course becomes fully booked, students who have not paid their registration and course fees may be required to start their course at a later date. Termination of the contract after the starting date of the course is not possible. The lessons must be taken within the specified period, a postponement of the lessons beyond that is not possible.
  4.  In the case that a participant travelling from outside Germany requires a visa for the duration of the course, the participant should register for the course at least 2–3 months before the start-date to allow for visa processing times.  A registration confirmation (needed to obtain a visa) can be issued to the participant as soon as he/she has paid the registration fee and the total course fee according to the valid price list. This fee should be paid via bank transfer to the institution. Such transfers shall be made free of charge for the recipient. Should the participant be refused the visa, the student may cancel the contract if we are informed in writing of rejection of the German embassy at least 14 days before the start-date of the course. In this case, the institute will refund the deposit to the participant, minus a processing fee of €300,–. Any bank charges in repayment shall be borne by the participant. A refund of the course fee is expressively excluded once the course has started. If the student has received a visa based on a registration certificate issued by Speakeasy, the course cannot be cancelled and the course fee will not be refunded.
  5. A course month consists of 4 weeks of lessons, each lesson lasts 45 minutes.
  6. The minimum number of participants of a group course is 6 students. If a class does not have the minimum number of participants required, our institution may reduce the number of lessons per week or cancel the course all together. In case of reducing the lessons per week, we guarantee that a the learning objective according to the Common European Framework of Reference can be achieved within the course period. If a language course is cancelled by Speakeasy, the participant may request to reserve a later course, or to receive a refund of the tuition paid minus the registration fee.
  7. On public holidays during the course term, classes will be cancelled without replacement. If the participant attends lessons irregularly or not at all, this is at the expense of the participant. There is no entitlement to catch-up appointments, participation in a later course or reimbursement of the course fee.
  8. All classes are taught by educationally meaningful and successful methods. Participants are not entitled to a special teacher or a particular teaching method.
  9. The participant is liable for any damage caused both within the premises of our institute and while on extracurricular trips. Our institute is not liable for any damage or injury to the participant, especially when on trips or during extracurricular activities.
  10. If lessons are cancelled due to force majeure (e.g. storm, strike, bomb finding, terror), no catch-up lessons will be given. Claims for compensation in case of cancellation of lessons due to force majeure are excluded.
  11. The participant agrees that during the class, image and sound recordings may be made in which you may be depicted. These recordings may be used by us for promotional and marketing purposes, including but not limited to our website and social media. By being present, you expressly consent to the use and publication of these recordings. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please notify us in writing.
  12. If any provision of this agreement becomes invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. In this case, both parties are required to find a new and valid provision that resembles the invalid provision as closely as possible.
  13. Jurisdiction is Cologne.