REGISTRATION, PAYMENTS AND
Registration in the Centre implies the acceptance of the general rules.
If in doubt, please check with Management. Management has the right to
make the final decision and agrees to inform of the decision taken as
soon as possible.
1.1.2. In order
to be registered for a course, send an application form by e-mail,
ordinary mail or fax; you can book by telephone as well. To maintain the
booking you need to send a minimum deposit of € 120. This deposit is not
an additional cost.
appreciate to receive your registration as soon as possible, in order to
arrange everything for your reservation. In return, you will get a
confirmation of your course and accommodation, detailed information and
a bill for your booking. Registration at the last moment could be
possible depending on availability.
The total payment will be made before the start of the course, or within
the first three days of the course.
The deposit and the total payment can be made by:
- Bank transfer, indicating
your name to Sociedad Andaluza de Estudios Hispánicos, International
Banking Account Number (IBAN) ES64 0075 0010 0106 0628 2567; swift code
(Bank Identification Code - BIC): POPUESMM, Banco Popular Español, Reyes
Católicos, 40, 18009 Granada, Spain. All bank charges are at the expense
of the applicant. Please add € 10 to cover these bank charges. Any
excess payment will be refunded. The real amount received by Castila
will be shown in the corresponding bank statement.
-Credit card (Visa and MasterCard),
sending the number and expiry date by e-mail, fax, telephone or in the
school’s office. Commission charge of 2% is at the expense of the
The bill will made by applying the fees published in the current year.
According to this point, any occasional error in receipt, invoice,
e-mail or letter will be corrected.
In case that cancellation is communicated at least 15 days before the
starting date of the staying the full amount will be refunded, except
for the € 120 deposit. This deposit can be used as a payment for another
course starting in the next two years.
In case that cancellation is communicated in less than 15 days before
the starting date the student will be required to pay two weeks of the
course and accommodation fees. The course fee for those two weeks can be used as a payment for
a future course. The difference with the total amount for the stay will be refunded.
Once the course has begun, total or partial cancellation of the course
is not acceptable. If the course still has to be paid, the student will
be required to pay the full costs. Management will give the possibility
of postponing the booking of the course to other period. In order to
grant this, a signed, stamped and transferable document will be handed
to the student. Regarding accommodation, 2 weeks fees of the outstanding
booking have to be paid.
Distribution of levels
The distribution of courses and levels is the responsibility of the
teaching team, who, considering the test, interview and language needs
of the student, will take the final decision of where the student will
be placed in. Levels and their distribution will be established on the
first Monday of the course after the interview and the test -this means
that you will begin in your appropriate level at 11:50 in the same
The criteria that justifies these decisions will be strictly academic.
The maximum number of students is 6, but exceptionally, and with
the unanimous approval of all participants, this could be increased.
Since it is the aim of the academic directorate to arrange that the
study groups whilst working at the highest level possible, are also made
up of a minimum number of students within the group, it may happen that
a group consists of one student only. Such being the case, the student
who attends an intensive language course will receive half of the
classes reserved (which will comprise the technical elements of
the program) in a private class and the other half (the practical
activities of the program) with the group at the nearest level to
that intended -provided that it is possible. The student who attends
a specific purpose course will receive 70% of this course, the other 30%
may be attended in an intensive language course.
The student who considers changing group convenient for him, must ask a
teacher for it. Teachers and the Academic Manager will decide whether
the change is appropriate and/or beneficial to the student or not.
Changing the course from General (A) into General (B) is possible. The
cost will be
according to the total number of weeks. Changing the course from General (B) into
General (A) usually is not possible because it is considered a way of
Extension of Courses
Extending a course must be requested to and approved by Management, who
will formally agree to communicate the decision within 24 hours. Please
ask for it as soon as possible: the sooner the asking for an extension
is addressed to Management, the more benefits you will have for
organising the stay.
If course subscription is extended, the price will be calculated
according to the total number of weeks; that results in a cheaper cost
than considering it a new booking.
The participation in a course goes from Monday to the Friday of the last
week of stay. Prolongation to make up for any lost days, until next
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... could be considered by Management,
and if approved, it would be free of charge. Usually, it is possible if
the group remains open.
The beginning and/or departure at different days must be accepted by
Management. The prices to be applied will be proportional to the total
number of weeks.
2.4.1. The Centre provides for the necessary materials, including a grammar
book and exercises that correspond to the student level. This belongs to
the student and is included in the fee.
2.4.2. The registration also includes the use of all school materials
available at the Centre. These materials are the property of the school.
If used, must be returned to the school prior to departure.
2.4.3. The use of books and related materials must be made according to the
normal and customary rules of loans: that is to say, it is forbidden to
mark and/or write on them; in addition, they must be returned in the
same good condition they were received.
2.4.4. The school, as long as it may be possible -but without any commitment
to it- will facilitate the acquisition of most of the materials used.
Diplomas and Certificates
At the end of the course, every student will obtain a certificate of
assistance. To obtain this certificate, it is necessary an assistance
not inferior to 90 %. It means that the right to obtain this certificate
will be cancelled if non-justified absences are superior to 10 %.
You can obtain a certificate of level. It will implicate some specific
tests organised by the Academic Management of the School.
All certificates include administrative costs of € 5.
3.1. The price of the school’s accommodation includes bedclothes (sheets and
blankets), but no towels. It also includes electricity, gas, water,
heating, community tax and cleaning (once a week, minimum). Most of the
apartments also have television and telephone, but not all of them
contain these facilities.
All the students have
access to the swimming pool located in some of Castila's sites.
3.2. Placement of the students is the responsibility of the school. The
school will always consider, to ensure the best possible placement, the
criteria of distance, number of people to share the place, status, age,
Accommodation lasts from Sunday to the Saturday of the last week of
stay. Arrival before Sunday and /
or extension until Sunday will be considered by Management. Apply for it.
For arrival and departure at different days, the
price will be applied as
3.5. Double room and bookings: The double room is guaranteed for those
students/companions that booked a room for two in advance. In case of
one person booking a double room and no other reservation to complete it
in the same period, the student will be placed in a single room regime,
as far as price and billing are concerned.
Changing of accommodation will be possible when Management finds it