FAQ Page

FAQ Page2018-03-29T07:38:49+02:00
What is the minimum age? What is the average age of learners?2018-03-29T07:33:00+02:00

The minimum age for groups is 18 years old.

The age of the groups is about 35 years old. This greatly varies from one group to another.

For high school students, (15-18 years) we offer private lessons and duo courses in English.

College / high school students: group conversation course (3-6 people) in English at your request. fun and educational 1.5h (16-18 years).

Who are the courses for?2018-03-29T07:33:11+02:00

Courses are designed for all kinds of people whether they want to simply improve their language skills, prepare for an exam like TOEIC, BULATs etc, or an interview, a competitive placement exam etc …

What are the courses do you offer?2018-03-29T07:33:18+02:00

The Jardin Culturel currently offers a range of face-to-face classes for individuals and businesses: groups and individuals. You can find out more from our courses page.

Skype lessons are available on request

Do you offer activities outside of the classroom?2018-03-29T07:33:35+02:00

The Jardin Culturel offers conversation sessions that allow you to acquire even more fluency in spoken English and French as a Foreign Language (FLE).

We also offer social activities to meet around common interests: bowling, cinema in VO, hiking around Toulouse … see our activities page.

Are you open during school holidays and public holidays?2018-03-29T07:33:41+02:00

The Jardin Culturel is a private language center and remains open during school holidays. We close our doors for two weeks ONLY during the Christmas holidays (mid-December-early January).

However, we are closed on public holidays such as Labor Day, Easter Monday etc.

Scheduled courses on holidays are postponed but not reimbursed.

 

How many students are there per group?2018-03-29T07:33:48+02:00

For extensive group courses it is 3 people minimum – 8 people maximum per course.

For intensive daytime courses, it is a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10.

What are your opening hours?2018-03-29T07:33:55+02:00

The Jardin Culturel is open from Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 21h00.

We also offer individual lessons on Saturdays from 10h00 to 16h00.

How can I register for a course?2018-03-29T07:34:02+02:00

You can register for an individual course by completing this registration form and our extensive group courses by completing this form.

You can also contact us by email [email protected] or by phone 05 67 00 19 09 or come directly to the Jardin Culturel.

A free and compulsory test is required to assess your level. Subsequently, a free trial class is offered before your final registration.

When can I start my classes?2018-03-29T07:34:12+02:00

For extensive and individual courses you can start at any time you wish.

For intensive French courses, you have specific starting times. So please contact us to make sure that there are spaces available.

Will I have a certificate at the end of the course?2018-03-29T07:34:19+02:00

The Jardin Culturel issues you a certificate at the end of training mentioning your course, the duration, the level reached in reference to the CEFR, your attendance and the final evaluation given by your teacher.

If you wish, you can also take the BULATS test in our Language Center regardless of your status, student or active.

We are currently in the process of obtaining the status to offer French TEF and/or DFP tests that are recognised by the French government. 

What happens if my group’s level is too high or too low compared to me?2018-03-29T07:34:25+02:00

The entry test determines your level and allows us to put you in a group of an appropriate level. However, if you feel uncomfortable or on the contrary if you see that you feel you are not making progress, talk to your teacher or the administrative department.

It is very important to us that you feel comfortable and that your learning is going well.

In some cases, we may offer you another level group or a set of cheaper individual courses to boost your level.

How can I know my progress?2018-03-29T07:34:31+02:00

We have put in place regular tests to evaluate your progress throughout your course.

A level test before your registration, a test-control during your training (if training is equal to or greater than 3 months) and a test at the end of your training. This last test is written and/or oral according to your objectives.

Do you prepare for the TOEIC, TOEFL, BULATS or IELTS exams…?2018-03-29T07:34:43+02:00

We prepare candidates for the various Cambridge English tests and exams.

In July 2017, the Jardin Culturel became a BULATS certified exam centre!

For degree exams in Cambridge, you can pass them as a free candidate during sessions of our partner, Institut Catholique Français.

We also prepare you for the TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and ETS Global certification tests.

We take care of your registration with the award centres after having agreed on a date together.

What happens if I have to leave (work, holidays, emergencies)? Can the courses be retained?2018-03-29T07:34:50+02:00

Group classes

when you are away for one week (sick), there is no postponement of lessons or refunds. However, you can ask your teacher the lesson of the course to be able to follow the next course.

When you are absent more than 15 days, you must inform us as soon as possible. The course hours will be postponed and added to the end of your contract. Monthly payments are maintained even if the end date of the course is moved back.

Individual course and Duo courses

We adapt to your schedule. However, to progress, it is necessary to keep a regular course schedule, long disruptions can cause real problems in learning.

I wish to cancel my registration. How can I do this?2018-03-29T07:34:58+02:00

Any notice of withdrawal, cancellation or cancellation must be served by email or letter at least 7 working days before you intend to stop the service.

See our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

How much do courses cost?2018-03-29T07:35:06+02:00

You can find all the various course prices on our site. If you have any special needs don’t hesitate to contact us.

How can we pay for the course?2018-03-29T07:35:12+02:00

We accept payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard), by check, in cash and by bank transfer (preferred during monthly subscriptions).

When and how much do I have to pay for my registration?2018-03-29T07:35:20+02:00

The payment for the courses is done during your registration, there are various methods of payment, cheque, cash or credit card, and payment plans depending on the course format and your personal preferences/options:  you can find more details of the payments on our general conditions of sale page.

Must I buy books for classes?2018-03-29T07:35:28+02:00

This is largely dependant on the course, most courses supply all materials necessary, for group courses or specialised courses you can buy the book through Jardin Culturel.