6-Job Guidance Program. The ITTO Job Guidance Program aims to place its graduates with job interviews within two weeks of successful academic completion of the course. In order to achieve this, the trainee must participate fully in all aspects of the Job Guidance Program and provide any relevant documentation that may be required. ITTO can only guarantee employment to successful candidates in certain destinations as specified by ITTO.
7-Travel Arrangements. ITTO strongly recommends that travel arrangements should not be made until course placement has been confirmed. ITTO does not accept liability for costs incurred for travel arrangements made without prior acceptance on that course. Travel costs are not included in the advertised course prices. ITTO is not responsible in any way for trainee’s general safety or health/well being. ITTO is not responsible for any of trainee´s personal property or belongings that are lost, damaged or stolen.
8-Airport Transfer. If you have requested the homestay option, please be advised that the families cannot receive you after 21:00 p.m. local time. Please contact ITTO course Administration should you be unable to arrive before this time to arrange alternate accommodation for that night. This will be at an additional cost.
Please note that all outstanding course fees are due in full on the morning of the first day of the ITTO TEFL course. Non-payment of said fees at this time will result in the suspension of tuition until such time as full payment has been made, ITTO cannot be held responsible for any detrimental effect this may have to a trainee’s studies. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the program start date, deposits and program fees are non-refundable however, the date of the program may be changed for up to one year at no charge.
Should a trainee wish to withdraw from the course at any time, they should be aware that this amount is refundable only in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ITTO’s management.
The remaining costs, may be refunded dependant on the length of time the trainee has participated in the ITTO TEFL course.
These are as follows: (refunds are invalid if for any reason the trainee is ejected from the course for any of the reasons outlined in Section 13)
Week 1: 50% of remaining fees may be returned.
Week 2: 25% of remaining fees may be returned.
Week 3 and beyond: 0% of remaining fees will be returned.
10-Payment of deposit. A deposit of $200.00 US is required to secure a place within the ITTO course and should be paid at the time of application. This deposit is part of the course fee and as such is deducted from the final amount due. It is non-refundable, but is transferable to a later course for a period of up to two weeks before the start date of the course applied for. Once this period has elapsed, or the course has commenced the deposit cannot be transferred to a later course. A place on an ITTO course cannot be reserved without payment of the deposit. In exceptional circumstances, a place may be held prospectively on an ITTO TEFL course at the discretion of, and for such a period of time as specified by the ITTO Applications Center. Deadline dates for payment, should they be set, must be adhered to in order to guarantee placement within the program. If the deadline is not met by 16:00 p.m. GMT on the set date, then ITTO cannot guarantee that the place will be held.
11-Special Needs. If you require any special assistance, you must inform ITTO ahead of your application submission to ensure that your need may be met. Please call ITTO course Administration immediately if you are at all in doubt.
ITTO strongly recommends that health insurance is purchased prior to travel. This is not provided in the course fee. ITTO does not accept responsibility or liability for any health matters that may arise during the period of the ITTO TEFL course.
Should a trainee be forced to withdraw from the course for health reasons over the duration of the course, ITTO, on receipt of doctor’s sick note, will be happy to place the trainee onto a later course at the same location at no further cost (excepting travel costs and accommodation). Such placement must be made at the discretion of ITTO course Administration.
It is agreed that the option of obtaining health insurance or traveller’s insurance is available to trainee outside of ITTO and that ITTO does not provide any such insurance. Any insurance to cover health, accident, lost/damaged/stolen property and death is completely the trainee´s responsibility. It is fully understood and agreed that trainee (or any third party) can in no way hold ITTO responsible financially or in any other manner for trainee´s health, well being, lost/damaged/stolen property, or death at any point. It is understood that although ITTO may provide a list of recommended insurance providers, ITTO is in no way associated with these insurance providers and assumes no responsibility for any business or transactions that take place between trainee and any of these recommended insurance providers. Also, it is agreed that ITTO provides a list of recommended insurance providers to clients as a service, but this should not be taken by trainee as an endorsement of any particular provider. Trainee understands that trainee is free to choose any provider for his/her insurance at his/her own discretion.
It is understood that as a foreign student, trainee may be legally required to obtain a level of medical insurance to cover any potential medical expenses or costs that could be necessary in the event of injury or death. Trainee hereby agrees to abide by any proscribed laws that apply to him/her, and obtain a sufficient level of insurance to satisfy all applicable laws of the country where trainee will be living. Trainee agrees to disclose to ITTO in advance any medical condition or problem that could adversely effect his/her training at ITTO’s school or the training of any other students. It is agreed that if an undisclosed medical condition that could impede trainee’s learning or the learning of others, ITTO reserves the right to withdraw trainee from any/all courses trainee is taking with ITTO and refund part/all of trainee’s payment for those courses according to ITTO´s Cancellation and Refund policy.
13-Failure to Complete the ITTO TEFL Course
Should a trainee unsuccessfully complete the ITTO TEFL course for either academic or attendance reasons, no monies are refundable. If the failure was for academic reasons, it may be possible to retake the course at no additional cost, excepting travel expenses and accommodation. Placement for a retake of the ITTO TEFL Course must be made at the discretion of ITTO Course Administration.
Should a trainee withdraw of their own volition from the ITTO TEFL Course, then a partial sum of the course fee may be refundable. Please see Section 9 of this document for more details.
Under certain exceptional circumstances, a trainee may be ejected from the ITTO TEFL Course.
These are outlined below:
if a trainee falls below the required number of course input hours during the course through fault of their own. If a trainee fails to attend any of their allocated teaching practices, through fault of their own. if the trainee is found to be inebriated or under the influence of any intoxicating substance, while at the school site.
if the trainee is discriminatory in any way (for example: racially, sexually, gender, mentally, physically or verbally) to any member of staff, other trainees, students, teachers or persons on the school premises or in accommodation recommended by ITTO.
if the trainee is verbally or physically in any way to any member of staff, other trainees, students, teachers or persons on the school premises, partner schools or in accommodations recommended by ITTO. Under these exceptional circumstances, the ejected party is not entitled to any form of monetary compensation.
Under these exceptional circumstances, the ejected party is not entitled to any form of monetary compensation.
14-General Safety Terms. Although ITTO may provide information and suggestions to trainee regarding travel, excursions, outside of class activities, teaching destinations, teaching conditions or other subjects that may be of interest to trainee, it is agreed that it is ultimately trainee responsibility to obtain relevant information and to decide what information/suggestions or travel, excursions, outside of class activities that are given to trainee she/he will decide to use. Trainee hereby agrees that she/he cannot hold ITTO liable or responsible at any point for any information/suggestions or any outside of class activities provided to her/him. Trainee realizes that any information or suggestions provided to her/him by ITTO are recommendations based on previous student experiences, but that there are no guarantees implicit in any of the information/suggestions.
15. Teaching Assignments: When requesting a teaching assignment by a trainee, five preferred locations must be specified. These five locations must be in different regions, not same metro area and in mid-sized (100,000 +) to major cities. Written submission of a request for a teaching assignment must be received by ITTO at least two months prior to the desired teaching start date. If trainees are in Guadalajara you are welcome to schedule an appointment where your written request may be discussed in person.
16. Force Majeure: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, neither party shall be liable for any delays or failures in performance resulting from acts beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, shortage of supply, breakdowns or malfunctions, sabotage, strikes, epidemics, riots, labor difficulties or civil unrest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of such an occurrence, each party agrees to make a good faith effort to perform its obligations hereunder.
17-Photo Authorization. Trainee authorizes ITTO to take, use, publish and reproduce photographs, slides or video of the trainee for its records and publications.
18-Acknowledgement of terms and conditions.
Trainee acknowledges that she/he is fully responsible for her/his own insurance. Trainee has read and understood ITTO’s refund and cancellation policy.