Class Guidelines

Class Guidelines

Spanish Classes

Registration

  • New students seeking to take a class above the Beginner 1 level must complete an online assessment. Beginning 1 students do not need to take a placement test - you can just register! There is no charge for placement testing.

  • Students who have successfully completed one of our classes can register for the next level class.

  • Please use the information in the class descriptions as a guide for registering.

  • All registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please note that some classes fill quickly, and we limit class sizes to create a positive learning experience.

  • After taking the online assessment, please call 612.436.8279 to register and make a payment or apply online.

  • Our teachers are assigned to a given class during registration. We reserve the right to change teacher assignments to meet overall scheduling needs.

Online Placement Assessment

  • Students who plan on registering for any class (with the exception of Beginner 1) should complete the online assessment before registering for a class.

  • Please note your score at the end of the test. The purpose of this assessment is to act as a general guide for determining the most appropriate class.

Payment

  • Payment must be made prior to the first class. Teachers are not authorized to admit unregistered students nor to accept payment at the class site.

  • Payment may be made by calling the office at 612.436.8279. Checks may be mailed.

  • Tuition is refundable until the end of the business day on the Monday of the 2nd week of classes, minus a $10 non-refundable administration fee.

  • Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

  • We assess a $40 fee on any check that is returned to us for insufficient funds.

Attendance & Cancellation

  • Please notify your teacher in advance if you’ll be absent. Bear in mind that your absence affects not only your learning experience, but also your fellow classmates. If you miss 2 classes without explanation, we’ll be calling! If you miss more than 3, you’ll be ineligible to receive a completion certificate. We encourage classmates to partner up for mutual support.

  • Occasionally we must cancel a class meeting due to teacher illness, weather emergencies or other extraordinary circumstances. If we cancel class we’ll notify you by phone as far in advance as we possibly can.

  • While we very rarely cancel an entire class, we reserve the right to do so and will issue you a full refund. The main reasons for a class cancellation would be insufficient student registrations or a major problem with teacher scheduling.