TEFLplus Terms & conditions

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General Terms & Conditions
Enrolment & Payment
  1. All applications received are accepted onto the course. Due to the fact that applicants can be from any nationality in the world, limiting entry requirements is not practical.
  2. All applications received will be responded to within 24 hours (except Sundays).
  3. Once your enrolment for a particular Phuket TEFL course date has been provisionally confirmed by TEFLplus, you must pay a deposit within 7 days to confirm the place.
  4. The deposit can be used as part payment for any Phuket TEFL course date, subject to availability. If you need to change your TEFL course date, you may do so up to 30 days prior to the start of the originally booked course date.
  5. The balance of the Phuket TEFL course fee must be paid no later than the first day of the course. Payment on the course commencement day can be made in cash or by credit card. Payment in currency other than Thai Baht will be accepted at our bank’s prevailing rate. If you pay the balance by bank transfer, it should reach our account no later than the Friday before the course commences – please allow at least 7 days for international transfers.
  6. Our TEFL courses, accommodation and services are priced in Thai Baht. Any prices shown in other currencies on our website or literature are for guidance only.
  7. You should not book your flight until you have received confirmation that payment has been received by us. We aim to respond to all emails and process all credit card payments within 24 hours (except Sundays).
TEFL Course Cancellation and Refund Policy
  1. In the unlikely event that TEFLplus cancels a Phuket TEFL course for any reason, then the trainee is entitled to a full refund of all monies paid. No claims for additional compensation will be entertained.
  2. The TEFL course deposit and accommodation deposit are non-refundable.
  3. TEFLplus issues full refunds on TEFL training and accommodation for cancellations made 60 days or more prior to the course start date, less the deposit.
  4. TEFL Course cancellations made less than 60 days before the course start date will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the course/accommodation cost.
  5. TEFL Course cancellations made less than 30 days before the course start date will not be refunded.
  6. In the event of a trainee quitting the TEFL course after commencement, no refund of course fees will be made.
  7. You may postpone your Phuket TEFL course to a later date at no charge providing you notify us at least 30 days in advance. If you notify us less than 30 days in advance there will be a postponement charge of 5,000 Baht payable. This must be paid within 7 days of your change of date being confirmed by us.
During the Phuket TEFL Course
  1. Trainees must arrive on time and in a fit state to study at all times.
  2. Non-attendance or late arrival for any session will result in a verbal warning. Three verbal warnings will result in exclusion from the course. Some exceptions are possible:
    a) Medical proof of absence.
    b) Exceptional circumstances decided at the discretion of the Lead trainer.
  3. Trainees arriving intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be immediately excluded from the course. Other reasons for exclusion include inappropriate behaviour, threats and unwanted advancement and/or harassment towards fellow trainees, trainers or administration staff. Serious cases will also be referred to the local authorities.
  4. Participants excluded from a TEFL course under clause 2 will have the chance to enrol on a future course, by re-paying 50% of the course fees. Participants excluded under clause 3 will not have an opportunity to re-enrol.
  5. Smoking is not permitted in the school building. Smoking is allowed in the garden behind the school and on the balcony outside the training room.
  6. Drinking of alcohol is not acceptable during study hours. Only during school sponsored activities/parties is the drinking of alcohol acceptable on school property.
After the Phuket TEFL Course
  1. Trainees who successfully complete the TEFL course and pass the final exams with a satisfactory grade will be awarded the TEFL/TESL certificate. Failure to complete all of the components of the course will mean that a certificate cannot be issued. Unless the Lead Trainer considers it pointless, trainees failing to complete a course will have the chance to redeem themselves by:
    a) Completing the portions of the TEFL course that they did not complete, if it is possible for these parts to be completed on an individual basis, and then to be re-evaluated with the next group of course trainees, when the certificate will be issued. Additional charges may be incurred in certain circumstances, such as the need to arrange a supervising teacher for teaching practice sessions. The trainee will be responsible for payment of all extra costs incurred.
    b) If it is not possible to complete the required portions on an individual basis, enrolment on a future course at an additional cost of 10,000 Baht is possible, subject to there being a place available on the requested date.
  2. TEFL certificates for those trainees who pass the TEFLplus course will be available for collection from the office on the final afternoon of the course. Certificates not collected will be held for a period of 12 months and then destroyed. Replacement certificates cost 500 Baht and take 1 week to prepare.
Release of Liability and Assumption of Risks
  1. You are voluntarily participating in a teacher training program with TEFLplus. You acknowledge that travel to, from and within Thailand, including at the training centre, accommodation and any excursions, have risks and dangers that you may be exposed to and possibly harmed by. These include, but are not limited to, personal injuries, property damage, accidents involving motor vehicles, aircraft and other forms of transportation, sickness, diseases (including food, water or insect borne diseases that are not commonly encountered in Europe or North America), riots, political instability, crime, acts of terrorism, detention by government authorities or individuals, burglary, assault, encounters with dangerous wildlife and other hazards. You acknowledge that as a participant in the training program, you may travel to rural areas and will lodge and eat with residents in those areas. As such, the accommodation, food and sanitary conditions may be below, or substantially below, the standard you are accustomed to at home. You also acknowledge that healthcare facilities, medical supplies and medical personnel may be limited and may be below or substantially below western standards.
  2. You understand that TEFLplus has contracted with independent local organisations, outfitters, suppliers and vendors for the provision of certain aspects of the program, including, accommodation, food and excursions (“Vendors”), and that TEFLplus does not own or operate some of these Vendors. While TEFLplus has used its best efforts to select reliable and safe Vendors, it is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or omission of a Vendor or other third party, and you release TEFLplus from all claims arising out of, or related to, the wilful or negligent acts or omissions of these Vendors.
  3. You represent to TEFLplus that, to the best of your knowledge, you are in good mental and physical health. You are voluntarily participating in the training program, with knowledge of the risks and dangers involved. You accept and assume all known and unknown risks on behalf of yourself.
  4. In exchange, and in consideration for participation in the program, you hereby release TEFLplus and its employees, agents, volunteers, officers, directors and representatives (each, a “Releasee”) from any and all injuries, deaths, losses, liabilities, damages, claims, actions, suits and judgements whatsoever including costs, expenses and attorney fees (collectively, “Claims”) that you may have now or in the future, directly or indirectly, arising from, connected with or related to your participation in the training program, whether caused by any Releasee or some other person or cause. You agree that you will not, at any time, directly or indirectly, on behalf of yourself, your child and your heirs, commence or prosecute any action, suit or other proceeding against any Releasee arising from, connected with or related to your participation in the training program. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend each Releasee from and against any and all Claims whatsoever that the Releasee may suffer arising from, connected with or related to your participation in the program, whether inside or outside of Thailand.
  5. Further, you hereby grant full permission to TEFLplus to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings, and/or comments you make in questionnaires or letters or any other record of the program for purposes of commercial advertising, marketing or promotional literature without the need for further consent from you.
Phuket TEFL Course Insurance Requirements
  1. You acknowledge that you have been advised and warned by TEFLplus that it is advisable to purchase and maintain both personal travel insurance and health insurance which covers medical expenses, emergency medical evacuations, accidental death or dismemberment and repatriation of remains for the period that you are travelling and participating in the training program. It is your responsibility to make certain that the insurance covers such costs incurred in Thailand. TEFLplus may, from time to time, offer health or travel insurance coverages through selected insurance providers so that you can obtain a preferential rate, but they are under no obligation to do so. Should you choose to select any insurance package provided through TEFLplus, you acknowledge that you have independently verified the sufficiency of the coverage for your needs.
General
  1. This document shall be governed by the laws of Thailand and shall be honored in any jurisdiction where it is presented.
  2. This document shall be binding upon you and all persons having or claiming rights on your behalf. If any provision of this document is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this document shall not be affected thereby and shall be valid and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by Thai law.
  3. This document may not be modified orally. This document may be revised from time to time without prior notice.
TEFLplus Proprietary Rights
  1. The information provided on our website, including any data, text, graphics, images, audio and video clips, logos, icons, software and links (collectively, “materials”), are the property of TEFLplus and our licensors and suppliers and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other proprietary rights and laws. You may use the materials for your personal use (and not for any public or commercial use) if you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on the materials and do not use any graphics without the accompanying text. The trademarks, trade names and service marks on our website are the property of us or others. No use of any of our trademarks, trade names or service marks may be made without our prior written consent, except to identify our products or services. Except as permitted above, no license or right, express or implied, is granted to any person under any of our or our licensors’ patents, trademarks, copyrights or other proprietary rights. Misuse of any of our or our licensors’ intellectual property rights is prohibited. We will enforce our property rights, including via civil and criminal proceedings.
Acceptance of our Terms & Conditions
  1. By booking a TEFLplus TEFL training course, either with or without accommodation, you indicate that you have read and agree to the contents of this document, including the cancellation and refund policy, assumption of risk, release of liability, and insurance requirements.

Last revision October 2017

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