COURSES 2008 | 2009
1. Punctuality and control of attendance
extensive courses, classes are 85 minutes.
Class begins no later than 5 minutes after the time it is
supposed to begin. The said 5 minutes are so that all students
can enter the classroom and so that the teacher has time,
between classes, to prepare all the necessary material.
No delay, involving either the students or the teacher,
longer than these ten minutes is considered justified. Students
arriving after this time are a nuisance, both to the teacher
and to classmates.
In three-hour classes, a ten-minute break
may be taken halfway through. The ten minutes may be taken
instead off the end of the class if the whole group agrees
not to take a halfway break. In no case, however, may this
time be accumulated at the beginning of the class.
Attendance is obligatory.
For this reason, teachers will check the attendance of their
students. A student that fails to maintain sufficiently
regular attendance (75% of classes) without justification
will forfeit the right to continuous assessment and the
teacher may consequently refuse to take into consideration
the course mark in awarding the final grade. Likewise, if
attendance is not regular, the student has no right to supplementary
help from the teacher or to correction of work or exercises
handed in after deadlines.
2. Changing level and/or timetable
Students may only matriculate for the level immediately
above that which they have passed at a previous sitting
of UAB Idiomes examination or, in the case of new students,
for that determined by the level test taken prior to enrolment.
This test is exclusively for new students, and is obligatory.
Changes of level, one the student has matriculated,
will only be permitted in the following circumstances:
2.1 A teacher that detects that a student matriculated
in his/her class has been wrongly placed, by UAB
Idiomes, in an incorrect level, may authorise a change of
level provided that this occurs before 10 percent of the
total course hours have been completed (around 10 hours).
This authorisation will be handled directly by the UAB Idiomes
Secretary, who will process the change of level to another
course at the same time. If there is no group at the same
time, UAB Idiomes will offer the possibility of matriculating
at the closest possible time or, if that does not suit
the student, of returning the full amount of the fees.
Such a case will only be instigated by the teacher and where
there is clear evidence that the student has been wrongly
place, the latter being verified by the corresponding coordinator
for the language.
2.2 If a student, once the course has begun, wishes
to change to a level lower than that demonstrated
by the level test or by their UAB Idiomes certificate, written
request for this should be presented to the Head
of Studies. The latter will determined whether or not
it is appropriate to accept the request, which will only
be permitted if there are places available in the group
at the lower level requested and with the agreement of the
2.3 If the request for a
change of level comes from the student, without there being
any evidence of incorrect placement after the test, the
change will only be allowed with the express authorisation
of the Head of Studies and the approval of the Director
of UAB Idiomes. Where the change is not authorised, there
will be no right, under any circumstances, to repayment,
partial or total, of course fees.
Changes of timetable will only be
accepted within the first 30 calendar days of the
first day of class, on ordinary courses, and within
the first 15 calendar days on intensive courses.
Outside this period, any request for a change of timetable
should be addressed, in writing, to the Head of Studies,
accompanied by a certificate justifying the request. A change
of timetable, after matriculation at UAB Idiomes, at the
place of work or university where the student is studying
is understood as being justifiable reason. In any case,
changes of timetable may only be made with the express authorisation
of the Head of Studies, and only where there are places
at the time requested.
3. Students and groups
The maximum number of students on an ordinary course
is 18 per group, while for conversation courses
it is 12 students per group. UAB Idiomes reserves
the right to cancel groups in which there are not
a minimum number of students matriculated. In such cases,
the students that have matriculated will have preference
in matriculation at another timetable or, if they
prefer, fees paid will be returned.
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