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The following policies apply to SIT TESOL Certificate courses run by Global
1. Pre-Course Decision Not to Attend
If a participant decides not to attend a course run by Global TEFL for
which s/he has been accepted, s/he may apply the $295 non-refundable deposit
towards another Global TEFL course within 6 months, provided Global TEFL
is able to fill his/her spot in the original course. Otherwise the deposit
2. Return of Deposit
If the course is canceled for any reason, the $295 deposit will be returned.
3. Decision to Withdraw Within First Two Days
If a participant withdraws, or is asked by trainers to withdraw because
sessions/days were missed in the first two days of the course, s/he can
receive half of the tuition payment back, minus the $295 nonrefundable
4. Decision to Withdraw Within First Two Days Due to Language Difficulties
Non-native speakers who decide to withdraw from a course in the first
two full days due to language difficulties will also receive half of their
tuition back minus the nonrefundable deposit. Note: A Letter of Learning
can be issued upon completion of the course and payment of full tuition,
in lieu of the Certificate.
5. Decision to Withdraw After First Two Days
There will be no tuition refunded after the first two full days of the
6. Decision to Withdraw Due to Serious Medical Reasons or Emergency
If a participant must withdraw mid-course for serious medical reasons
or because of a family emergency, and can provide a doctor's certificate
confirming the situation, s/he can re-enroll within 6 months without payment
of further fees. There will be no refund.
1. Participants are expected to attend all course sessions.
Those who know in advance that they are unable to attend the whole course
cannot be accepted. Participants should understand that the course is
a full time endeavor. In order to complete the demands of the course successfully,
participants should not expect to be able to work or attend to other commitments
during the course.
2. In the event of a serious illness or emergency, participants should
notify a trainer as soon as possible. The participant must make up all
missed work and practice teaching. The first full two days of the course
cannot be missed. If this should occur, the participant must withdraw.
3. If the participant must take a prolonged absence (more than two days)
s/he must withdraw from the course. If the absence is due to medical reasons
or family emergency and s/he can provide a doctor's certificate confirming
the situation, the participant can start another course within 6 months
without payment of further fees. There will be no refund.
4. If the participant has missed more than 2 days of the course, has been
unable to meet criteria for receiving the certificate, i.e. not completing
practice teaching requirements (4 hours of individual practice teaching)
in the SIT TESOL Certificate course, or not completing written assignments,
no certificate will be granted
Obtaining the SIT TESOL Certificate
Acceptance into the course is not a guarantee that a participant will
receive the certificate. If a participant has not successfully completed
or mastered any segment of the course, or has not completed the written
work satisfactorily, the participant will not be awarded the certificate,
but rather will be awarded a Letter of Learning instead. If trainers decide
that a nonnative English speaker's English skills are inadequate to teach
advanced level students, the participant will not be awarded the course
certificate, but will be awarded a Letter of Learning instead. *Nonnative
speakers of English are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 100
(or the equivalent) as well as an informal oral interview.