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    • How can LanguageCourse.Net offer a lower price than anybody else, even lower than the school itself?
      In the same way that airlines and tour operators pay commissions to travel agencies for each booking, language schools also pay commissions to agencies. Part of this commission is used to finance our service and another part of the commission is passed on to our clients as a discount on the school's prices. Our online registration process saves administration tasks. The schools presentation online reduces costs significantly. These cost savings are passed on to our clients. So you can benefit from a superior service at the lowest prices available.
    • How do you enroll for a language course on your website?
      It is our objective to make it easy to both find the most appropriate language course and to enroll for it. At the following page you find a visual overview of the steps https://www.languagecourse.net/book-language-program-online.php
    • How is your website related to the language schools?
      LanguageCourse.Net is an independent registration service that works with a wide range of partner schools in many countries, carefully selected to fulfill our clients' needs and expectations. We are constantly approached by a large number of schools who would like to offer their language courses in our website. However, only the best language schools worldwide are chosen, to ensure the highest quality of the programs.
    • Are there any additional costs for booking on your website?
      Both the consultancy from our language travel experts and also the booking service LanguageCourse.Net is absolutely free for our clients. Unlike most tour operators or agencies, we do not charge any additional fees to the price that you would pay when booking directly with the language school itself. In addition, for most schools we even grant you a 5% discount on the tuition fees! Therefore when booking your course with us you can be sure that you are paying the lowest price for your language course. GUARANTEED. If you find a lower price for the same course we promise to pay you the difference.
    • Does LanguageCourse.Net offer a discount on all courses?
      Currently we grant a 5% discount on the official tuition fees of over 90% of the language courses that you can book online at LanguageCourse.Net. The discount is exclusively for clients booking on our website and does not apply to clients booking directly with the school. Some language schools objected to the discount that we pay to our clients from our own pocket. These schools are currently still presented on our website, but it is clearly indicated on the website that there is no discount.
    • Would I get the discount if I booked directly with the school?
      Only by submitting the online registration form on our website are you eligible for the 5% discount on the school's original tuition fees. In the final booking confirmation, the discount together with the pre-payment are deducted from the outstanding fees.
    • Apart from saving money, what other advantages are there for booking through LanguageCourse.Net?
      Enrolling with LanguageCourse.Net not only means lowest prices guaranteed and the largest selection of language courses worldwide. If you book with us you benefit from having a competent and friendly contact person and a powerful partner who may defend your interests against schools, in the unlikely case you should enter into a disagreement. We also offer support to our clients in different languages, so that clients who are not proficient in English may be able to communicate their needs, expectations and any doubts that may arise before, during or after booking a language course.
    • How far in advance do I need to register for my language course?
      Unlike other agencies, we will also process bookings just shortly before the starting date of the course without any extra fees for last-minute bookings. Generally, we advise clients to book as early as possible, since the best accommodation options are normally allocated on a first-come-first serve basis. To ensure that you receive all documents on time you should book a minimum of five working days before the intended starting date of your course. However, we will accept your booking request even if it arrives at the last minute.
    • Are there specific starting dates for the language courses?
      For most of our schools, language courses start every Monday so you can take your course any time of the year. The starting dates are indicated below each of the courses. Specific starting dates may apply for complete beginners (students without any previous knowledge). Specific starting dates may also apply for special courses, such as exam preparation courses etc.
    • Will I receive a certificate at the end of my course?
      Yes. Schools will issue a certificate on the last day of your course, but regular attendance to the course is required.
    • How and when do I pay for my course?
      In order to guarantee your booking, a prepayment of approximately 20-30% is charged upon enrollment by LanguageCourse.Net. The remaining fees need to be paid to the school directly, according to the schools' policies. Most schools require payment of the remaining fees at least 4 weeks prior to the course. The school's payment details should appear on your invoice.
    • Can you issue an invoice to my company?
      We can provide invoices on behalf of your company. Please enter your name along with the name of your company in the registration form, as well as the VAT number. The school will issue an invoice accordingly.
    • Can I pay the remaining fees when I arrive at the school?
      Most schools require payment of the remaining fees prior to the course start date. The payment due date varies by school but it is normally two weeks in advance of the course. Your payment due date is indicated in our confirmation email.
    • Will lessons missed due to public holidays be recuperated?
      Each school has their own policy in regards to public holidays. Most schools do not recuperate holidays. If you are booking during a holiday, it is best to check the school's policy with one of our agents. Some schools will make up classes at a different time or discount missed hours.
    • Can I take a break during my course?
      If you would like to take weeks off during your study, this is possible. Please note, if you book accommodation it is not always possible to return to the same accommodation and your baggage will have to be taken with you. If you require a visa for your course, it is important to check with the embassy if this affects your student visa application.
    • Can I extend my course after I arrive?
      You are able to extend your course after you arrive. However, it is always better to book in advance to ensure availability, especially if you are booking accommodation. In high season accommodation availability is limited. You are welcome to process the extension through the school itself though it is always better to contact LanguageCourse.Net to take advantage of our 5% discount.
    • What is the average age of participants?
      On almost all of our school pages the average age of participants is listed for the school. If you have special requests around your age group, please contact one of our agents.
    • Are all teachers native speakers?
      Almost all teachers are native speakers. In cases where schools have non-native speakers, this is noted on their school page.
    • How many students will be in my class?
      Class sizes vary by school and by course. Class sizes are listed under the course name on school pages.
    • I am an older student. Should I book a 50+ course?
      Many of our older students enjoy taking part in general programs with students from different age groups. Most 50 + programs include a leisure program and these programs take place on specific dates. If it is important for you to study with older students, contact our agents for details.
    • How do I know my language level?
      We request your estimated language level at the time of booking. The school will test you either in advance or on the first day of class and ensure you are in the correct level.
    • How long do I need to study to move up a level?
      The amount of time it takes to move between levels depends on the language you are learning, your native language and your learning skills. Depending on the language it can take between 6 to 9 weeks of intensive study to move up a level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    • Is it better to book a more expensive course?
      A more expensive course is not necessarily better. What is important is that the school has the resources that suit your needs. Use our page to compare and contrast schools, and speak to our agents to determine the right school for you.
    • What time will my classes take place?
      Class timetables are listed on the school page and will appear by selecting the course you would like to take. Sometimes more than one time is listed. Class schedules can depend on your level or time of year you take the course. Contact one of our agents to determine specific times.
    • Standard General Language
      These classes are open to everyone and, just like the name says, they are the industry standard, covering a bit of everything: speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading & listening skills... They are a good choice for students in the lower levels who are still working on establishing a solid linguistic foundation and also for people who want a good, all-round course but who want to have some free time to sight-see too.
    • Intensive General Language
      This is the best course if you want to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Highly recommended too for students with knowledge of other related languages, who expect to be able to learn this new one quickly.
    • Super Intensive General Language
      The content of these courses is general, so you'll cover all the bases, but the information comes fast and furious. They are perfect for students who aren't able to stay for very long and want to make the absolute most of the time that they have at the school.
    • Evening
      The classic course for students who want to study throughout the year. It's perfect for combining with work or other commitments during the day.
    • Private Lessons / One-to-One
      For students who know exactly what they want and don't have any time to lose. These are a great option for students who are starting out but who can't find a beginners' group course that fits into their schedule, but they are also extremely beneficial for the intermediate to advanced student. Private, one-to-one lessons allow the student to focus on the missing links in their language acquisition or on a particular subject or vocabulary that they need for work. Private lessons offer the fastest results.
    • Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
      This type of programme not only teaches you a language but also gives you a chance to live with one of the locals. Living in your teacher's home means that you have to speak your target language at all times, even when the lessons are over, and the personalised lessons means you progress faster than ever.
    • Business Language
      Business courses are, of course, the perfect choice for people who need to improve their language skills for a business environment but these courses are also a good choice for the serious student who already has the basics. They almost always require a minimum intermediate level for admission to the course. Business courses tend to attract like-minded, slightly older students and are often recommended to people who are looking for a group of more mature students.
    • Language For Professions
      These courses are aimed at professionals who want to be able to practise/work in another language. They cover all the vocabulary and jargon you'll need to do just that. They tend to be very specific and the focus of the course is generally made clear in the name.
    • Language Teacher Training
      Share your passion for language with others by making it your profession. The courses in this category fall into two different groups. Those in the first group aim at providing you with the information you'll need and gaining the necessary credentials to make language teaching a viable source of income. Courses from the second group are often referred to as refresher courses and are aimed at people who already teach professionally but who would like to do some brushing up or maybe learn something new.
    • Exam Preparation
      These are the courses which will help you pass the exam you need for your curriculum. The level of each course is directly related to that of the exam and even if you aren't interested in taking an exam, it's a great way to ensure that you reach the level you want to have.
    • Pathway/Foundation Programmes
      Schools that offer Pathway/Foundation programmes are affiliated with Universities and Colleges and successful completion of the programme often includes a guaranteed acceptance into the programme of your choice at one of their partner universities. Students study their target language as well as subjects related to their future field of study. These programmes are usually one year long.
    • Academic Preparation
      The classic academic preparation programme combines language learning with training skills that are specific to academic studies: paper writing, presentations... They are great for students intending to continue their studies in a new language but who aren't yet decided about their future field of study. The duration of these programmes is generally more flexible though they often span a full semester or more.
    • Language + Culture
      The name of this programme basically says it all BUT the possibilities are endless... They can range from language studies combined with cultural activities and excursions, to language studies and formal art classes or diction for opera singers or a course on Italian film. ...and all of it in your target language. These are a fabulous option for lovers of the arts!
    • Language + Activities
      Combine your favourite sport or hobby with your language studies. There are countless options available, if you enjoy doing it the chances are good that you'll find it somewhere: golf, tennis, dance, yoga, horseback riding... What do you like to do?
    • Holiday Course
      These seasonal courses are organised around special events like Christmas or Easter which combine language study with sightseeing and traditional activities of the season. They are short, only one or two weeks, and space is limited so it's a good idea to plan ahead.
    • 50+ Course
      Language study coincides with sightseeing, special activities and meeting new people from the same age bracket. 50+ courses are a great place to make new friends while learning a new language, or brushing up on an old one. Generally these courses are offered mostly in the Spring or Fall and are one to two weeks in length. Start dates vary so be sure to plan in advance.
    • Junior Course
      Aimed at teens and children, most junior language courses are part of a package deal which includes language studies, room and board and organised activities with other students in the same age group. Truly a fantastic opportunity for your child! It is sure to create a long-lasting impression and which will improve their language skills faster than most other options out there. These programmes are usually seasonal with pre-set start and end dates. They fill up quickly so it's a good idea to book well in advance.
    • Family Course
      Family programmes are a great option if you are resettling somewhere where you and yours don't know the language, but they are also a good holiday option. The entire family can attend lessons as best suited to them and the school organises these lessons so that everyone is studying at the same time, sometimes together as a group, and other times separately, as family members are integrated into existing groups.
    • My children have their own accommodation. Do I have to book the accommodation listed?
      Many junior courses are a part of a package which include accommodation. However, most schools will adapt pricing so that your child can take part in a course, or a course and activities without housing. Reach out to our agents to help you organize.
    • Should I select a residential or homestay option for my child?
      Choosing a homestay or a residence depends largely on your child's personality and your goals for their program. Homestays are normally the cheaper option, and children will have access to native speakers inside a home. Residences are more like summer camp, with children spending the majority of their day with their peers and sleeping in dorms.
    • Who will pick my children up from the airport?
      Most schools include airport transfers for students participating in overnight programs. In the course description you will see if transfers are included or charged at an additional fee.
    • Are flights included?
      Flights are not included in the price of junior programs.
    • Where are the other children from?
      Schools have students from all over the world participating in junior courses. Many schools place a limit on the number of students from one country to ensure that students practice the language they are studying.
    • How will my child get to and from school?
      Younger children have supervision 24/7 and will be taken to school and activities by supervisors.
    • When do children have to be home after class and activities?
      Before junior programs begin, parents are required to sign parental consent forms. Normally there is an option to tell the school when your children have to be home.
    • Can I book a course without accommodation?
      Yes. If you wish to do so, you can arrange your own accommodation and only book the course.
    • How are homestay families selected?
      Families are carefully selected and controlled by the schools themselves. They have experience hosting foreign students and work with the schools on a regular basis. Homestay accommodation comprises not only of families but also of private homes with a couple or a single person without children.
    • When do I get my accommodation details?
      Schools normally send the accommodation details one or two weeks before the arrival. However, most schools require payment of the full fees in order to send the accommodation details.
    • Are students of the same nationality placed together in the accommodation?
      Generally schools will try not to place students of the same native language in the same accommodation. Some schools can even guarantee this! This is indicated in the school profile on our website. However, should you prefer to stay with a student of your same native language, just mention this in your application form, and the school will try to find an appropriate accommodation for you.
    • I would like to share the accommodation with my child who will attend a language course. Is that possible?
      Yes, several schools offer shared apartments for families or also the option to stay in the same homestay accommodation as the child. Please check with one of our agents for options.
    • Can I book accommodation for a longer period than the course?
      Accommodations are booked from the Sunday before your course start to the Saturday after the end of your course. Some schools will book individual extra nights for accommodations. If you have specific requests regarding accommodation, our team will work on your behalf to find solutions to your needs.
    • What does full and half board accommodation homestay include?
      Full board includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the length of your stay. Half board includes, breakfast and one meal per day.
    • How far is accommodation from the school?
      There are a variety of accommodation options with varying distance from the schools. The average distances are indicated when you select a type of accommodation on our school pages. The final distance of your accommodation depends on availability and can not be guaranteed.
    • What do I do if I have special accommodation requirements?
      On our registration form we provide an area to indicate any needs you have (mobility, diet, gender).
    • What happens if I don't get along with my host family?
      Issues with host families are rare but in the case that there is a problem, the school will work with you to help find you a new host pending availability.
    • Can I see pictures of my accommodation booking?
      Homestay accommodations vary and normally pictures are not provided. When booking a residential option, pictures should be available on our homepage. When they are not, you can request photos from our agents.
    • Can I make changes once I complete the registration form?
      Yes. It is possible to make changes once you have completed the registration form. It usually takes about two working days to receive the confirmation and the invoice so you can easily modify your booking in the meantime.
    • Can I make changes once I have received the confirmation and the invoice?
      Yes. You may modify your booking once it has been confirmed. Please note that some schools may apply additional fees for changes, and that the changes are always subject to availability. We will do our best to accommodate your desired changes. However, changes that lower the course price by more than 30% are considered as partial cancellations and a cancellation fee will be applied.
    • What happens if I have to cancel my course?
      In this case, you need to tell us as soon as possible so that we can inform the school immediately to minimize any possible cancellation fees. For courses under our free cancellation policy, free cancellation is possible up to two weeks before the course. Most schools allow clients to postpone the course and therefore might not charge cancellation fees. Booking a language course with LanguageCourse.Net means you enter into a contract directly with the school. Please refer to our Terms and conditions.
    • Do I need insurance?
      Booking insurance is optional. However, it is advisable to book an insurance that covers you for any medical emergency you may encounter during your holidays.
    • How can I pay for the insurance?
      In your language course registration form there is an option to book insurance. Select the type of insurance you would like to book, and upon course confirmation, we will send you a link where you can complete your payment directly to the insurance company.
    • What is the difference between the insurance packages you offer?
      We offer two different packages. The more basic package covers you for any medical emergency, as well as your luggage. The second option also covers you for any cancellation fee charged by the language school. Please read terms and conditions.
    • When and how do I get my insurance card?
      You will receive your insurance card by email, usually within seven days of making the insurance payment.
    • Can I change my insurance dates?
      You may change the dates, should you need to, as long as the insurance coverage has not yet started.
    • I had to visit a doctor abroad, how can I claim a refund of the medical expenses from the insurance?
      You just need to fill in the claim form and send it to the insurance company directly.
    • How do I apply for a visa letter?
      When you book through LanguageCourse.Net, we will liaise with the school to provide all necessary documents to support your visa application. Please note that most schools will require payment of the full balance in order to do so.
    • Do you process the visa application for us?
      LanguageCourse.Net does not process visa applications though we can provide general advice. Upon payment of your course fees, we can organize the necessary visa letter required for student visa applications.
    • Do I need a visa to attend the course?
      Different countries have different arrangements and they are always changing. It is important to check with the embassy of the country where you would like to study.
    • What happens if my visa application is refused?
      It is important to book a course well in advance if you are applying for a visa. Provided that official documentation of this refusal is received at least 3 weeks before your course start date, the majority of our partner schools have agreed to our special exclusive policy by which they will only charge a minimum amount to cover administrative fees in the case of visa refusal. The amount charged generally will not exceed EUR 180.
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