Please be aware that these are group classes. That means that, even if a student cannot make it to a class, the others will still attend, therefore the class would be considered conducted. However, considering that groups are small in size (only up to 4 students per class), it is entirely possible to reschedule a class ahead of time, provided that all participants and tutor agree with the change with at least a week in advance, subject to the tutor's availability.
Make up session will need to be scheduled in any of the remaining weeks so that you complete all 8 sessions by the expected end date (8-week term). For example, one option would be to have two sessions instead of one in any of the remaining weeks provided that your tutor is available. Another option might be to agree on extending the length of two sessions to 3 hours each so that you complete all 16 hours by the set end-date.
If a class is missed anyway, the student can review the materials covered on his/her own, with the help of our online student center, accessible by all students 24/7 at no extra cost. He/she can also be briefed by the tutor on what was done in class and what was the homework assigned, if requested. Additionally, the student could decide to purchase an extra private class to cover the material not seen.
Because all of our small group sessions start at different dates, it is normally not feasible to find another group of the same level that is synchronized with yours (covering the same material at the exact same time). Therefore, it is not practical to attend another group of similar level to make up for classes not attended.
If you foresee that you will be missing many sessions, we recommend that you consider instead, either joining an alternative group, or having private Spanish instruction, which provides you with more schedule flexibility.
If you will not be able to attend the first session of a specific group and you notice that no other students have signed up for it just yet, please email us at apply@SpanishBlackbelt.com. We may be able to reschedule the start of the group to accommodate your needs.
To apply for one of our small group classes, please send a non-commitment online application here .