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Terms and Conditions

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Registration

Minimum age is 16, for summer courses 14 years. Minor participantes need the signature of parents or legal guardians. Disciplined behaviour toward host families, rommates, fellow students as well as the entire ADK staff is required at all times. In case of major violations we reserve the right to terminate the contract without notice.

Payment

We will confirm your registration, as part of this confirmation, we will request the transfer of an initial payment of 100 EUR. This initial payment serves as a deposit and is part of your tuition fee. The remaining amount must be transferred until 2 weeks before the course starts. With your registration you accept the following general terms and conditions of ADK. The application is legally valid and you are bound by this contract to pay the course fees. ADK claims the right to cancel registration if there is no payment. Special agreements such as payment in installments only on request.

Bank information

Beneficiary - Account owner:
Bernhard Weichlein
Beneficiary's bank:
Commerzbank Augsburg, Holbeinstrasse 3, 86150 Augsburg
Beneficiary's account number:
103 190 900
Bank code:
BLZ 720 800 01
Swift Code:
DRESDEFF720
IBAN:
DE92 72080001 0103190900

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Cancellation / Booking Changes

Unless otherwise arranged, the following charges apply in the case of a cancellation: up to 14 days before the course starts we refund your payment educting the depost of EUR 100,-. Later than 14 days before the course starts:  4-weeks-course fees will be retained.

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Visa

If a Visa is refused: all fees received, less than a handling fee € 100, will be refunded if we receive the refusal letter until 1 week before the course starts. There will be no repayment without your notice of rejection. No cancellation is possible after the course began or entering on class. Repayment will only be made to the person or company who made payment and never will be in cash.

If we are obliged to cancel a course in advance due to an insufficient number of students i.e. we will refund all fees. We are unable to make further recompensation.

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Accommodation

ADK arranges either single or shared rooms with host families. We do not guarantee to meet your wishes or special request. We do not make room reservations for those who are not holding their Visa. Disciplined behavior toward host families, roommates, fellow students as well as the entire ADK staff is required at all times. Students must pay for damage they have caused.

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Arrival / Departure

Homestay rooms can be booked weekly. Checkin Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., checkout Saturday before noon. If your arrival is earlier than that or late please give a notice to your host and/or ADK otherwise we cannot guarantee guests are received at that time. Late departure only on request.

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House rules / Misbehavior

ADK exercises complete house authority over the entire premises. An undisputable, disciplined behavior of all participants towards host families, roommates, fellow students as well as the entire ADK staff is required at all times. In case of major violations against general customs or undisciplined behavior or violations of German laws (for instance theft, drug abuse, injuries to persons or damage of property), ADK reserves the right to terminate the contract without notice.  ADK will not refund any payments.

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Complaints

All complaints and afflictions of participants have to be reported to  ADK during the participants’ stay in Germany. Only then it is possible to provide timely solutions of problems related to tuition, accommodation etc..Subsequent complaints will never be recognized as the basis for any reimbursement claims.

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Lessons / group size

ADK reserves the right to move classes to the afternoon, in peak season class size might vary.

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Bank holidays / annual closing

No tuition not taking place due to German bank holidays will be compensated. Group tuition will be canceled. Annual closing summer 2 weeks and Christmas 2 weeks. Courses booked within the annual closing period will be extended for the respective number of course weeks.

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Disabilities / illness

We apologize but our premises are not suitable for clients in wheelchairs.

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Insurance

Tuition fees do not include insurance arrangments. Please understand that ADK cannot be held financially responsible for unforeseen catastrophes or for personal or health problems. We strongly recommend that you make your own insurance arrangements (health and liability). 

In the unfortunate event of early or untimely cancellation of your ADK courses, no claim can be made for waiver or reimbursement of the agreed sum or portion thereof.

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Declaration of agreement

Photos taken during the German language course may be used in the promotional material of ADK or published on the Internet unless you disagree.

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Jurisdiction

The agreement is construed in accordance with and is subject to German law. Place of fulfillment is Augsburg, Germany. ADK reserves the right to program changes and to revise calculation, printing and translation errors.

Place of jurisdiction: Augsburg 2020 

Headmaster / general management ADK