FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you do not find the answer to your questions, please do not hesitate to call us or write an e-mail. We are always happy to answer your questions!

I don’t know what is my level of proficiency. How can I check it?

To check your level of proficiency, complete the placement test available on our website under the "Online tests" tab. You can take the test also at our school. Additionally, our teacher will contact you to conduct an oral test at school or via phone.

Does the school help in obtaining visas to Poland?

To the people who have enrolled for a Polish language course and paid the first installment, the school issues a document ("Confirmation letter") confirming enrollment and payment for the course. This document usually helps to get a visa.

Will I get a certificate of course completion? Is it recognized by universities?

Every student who passed the final test and attended the classes will receive the certificate of course completion. The certificate provides the following information: type of course, course duration, language level and number of lessons. The certificate issued by our centre is not an official document, however, it is recognised by the majority of universities and companies as the document confirming the command of the Polish language at a particular level.

Are there any age limits for students enrolling for a course?

Of course there are no upper age limits. :) Group courses are for adults, that is for those aged 16 or more. In exceptional circumstances, with the written consent of a student's guardian, we also welcome younger people.

What is the method used for teaching Polish at Varia?

The teaching is mainly based on a communicative method. It means that we put the main emphasis on communicative skills in various life situations. Exercises reflect real-life communication. That is why there is a variety of dialogues, discussions in pairs and small groups and games in class.

Does the school offer courses at different language levels?

We teach students at all language levels, from beginner to advanced. The students who have already had contact with the Polish language take a placement test at the beginning of the course. On the basis of the placement test results and an interview with one of our Polish teachers we assign students to appropriate groups. In determining the level of language proficiency we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which complies with the recommendations of the Council of Europe.

Can I pay for the course by credit card at the school?

Yes. We also accept cash and bank transfers into our school bank account.

Can I pay for the course in euro at the school?

Yes, it is possible to pay in euro. The price list in EURO in available on our web page. Please keep in mind that change is given in PLN.

How can I enrol in the course?

The quickest way is to fill in the application form which is available on our website. You can also enrol at our school’s office. When you book your place on the course, please pay the first installment (specified in the description of each course) or the entire amount for the course. It is a confirmation of participation and guarantees a place on the course.

What is the deadline for enrolling in the course?

The dates of the courses are provided on our website. We enrol students until all places in the groups are taken, which usually happens around a week before the beginning of the course. During the semester it is possible to join existing groups if there are free places left in them (this applies only to the groups of higher language levels than beginner groups).

Is there a possibility to receive a discount for the course?

Information about current discounts and promotions are available here.

On what platform are classes conducted on?

Group classes are conducted on the Zoom platform, which is free for students. Individual online lessons are held on the most convenient platform for a student and a teacher.

How can I pay for the course?

By bank transfer, card or cash. Our students also use tools such as PayPal, Revolut or TransferWise to pay for the course as well. VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa Michałowskiego 2/3 street 31-126 Krakow, Poland Bank account in EURO: SWIFT/BIC: BREXPLPWMBK Name of the bank: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ Address of the bank: Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Lodz 2 Bank account in PLN: Account number/IBAN:PL 51 1140 2017 0000 4102 0546 3403 SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK Name of the bank: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ Address of the bank: Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Lodz 2

What countries do most of Varia students come from?

We are privileged to teach people from all over the world. We have hosted students from over 90 countries. Most of them come from Europe, especially countries neighboring Poland, but more and more often we welcome students from other continents, sometimes from distant corners of the world.

What is the language used during the class?

We speak and teach in Polish during lessons. Our students come from all over the world and Polish is often the only common language. Our teaching method encourages students to not only speak Polish but also to think in Polish. All Varia staff also speaks English, so English may be used to explain any topics outside the class or to help with organizational issues.

Can I get a certificate of course participation? What are the requirements?

Yes! To get the certificate you need to have at least 60% of course participation and you need to pass the final exam.

What is the average number of students in the semester course group?

On average, there are between 7-10 students in a group, with a minimum requirement of 4 and the maximum of 12 students per group.

What kind of workshops and lectures are available during the semester course at Varia?

Our lectures and workshops combine a variety of aspects of Polish language and culture. You will be able to properly pronounce the rustling consonants (sz, cz) as well as practice appropriate accent and intonation. We would like to invite you to a slang workshop, where you will learn many useful and cool, modern words. Our extracurricular menu also offers: a delicious culinary workshop where you can taste Polish cuisine; a polite lecture on Polish savoir vivre; and even a Polish song workshop with a karaoke outing. All of our workshops are free of charge and you can participate in them if you want to.

When and how can I use the student’s zone?

Every course participant will receive access to the student’s zone, where all the lessons’ materials and activities from previous classes can be found. Also, on the student’s zone you can find and print additional exercises. You can use it whenever you need to.

What if I cannot attend all the classes during the semester course?

Every course participant will receive access to the student’s zone, where all the lessons’ materials and activities from previous classes can be found. Also, on the student’s zone you can find and print additional exercises.

Will the children be assigned homework?

During each course, our students are assigned homework to intensify their contact with the language. We don’t want the children to think of the homework as an unpleasant chore, so the chosen activities are simple and fun, often in the form of educational games.

Do I take an exam at the end of the course?

Students take the final exam at the end of each course. The exam is customized for each group and includes material covered during the course. The lesson before the exam is a review lesson so you can feel well prepared. If you actively participate in the classes and pass the final exam, you will be able to continue your education at the next level course.

Can I cancel or reschedule a lesson?

Yes, we ask you to send an email to our office at least 24 hours before the lesson. In case of being late for the class the teacher will wait for you for 15 minutes, but the class will still end at the originally scheduled time.

Can I receive a completion certificate after my individual classes?

Yes, if you participate in at least 20 classes and score a minimum of 60% on the final test.

Does my camera have to be turned on during the lessons?

Having your camera on is not required, but it will make class participation easier and will certainly make all the class interactions more enjoyable.

Is online learning effective?

Definitely yes! Learning Polish online is not only effective, but also very convenient - you can study anywhere you have access to the Internet. Online classes at Varia are conducted through a professional e-learning platform with many functionalities. Modern technical solutions make the lessons dynamic and interesting. Not only do you learn effectively, but you also spend your time pleasantly.

Can I continue my course during another intensive course? If so, at what level?

If you decide to continue the course, you can be sure to cover new and often more difficult material. However, you have to remember that in order to reach a certain language level, you have to complete a given number of lesson units. Most often it’s not possible to complete one level during one course. For example to complete A1 level you have to do three intensive courses (A1.1, A1.2 and A1.3).

Are individual lessons for children possible?

Of course, you can choose this form of learning Polish for your child. The individual lesson lasts 30 minutes (100 PLN). We find it to be the optimal amount of time for a child to benefit from the lesson with a native speaker. You are also welcome to schedule two lessons in a row.

Can I combine conversational meetings with any other group course?

Of course! You can always sign up for a language course and conversational meetings at the same time. This combination will definitely help you to work on your fluency while also having interesting conversations with other people.

Does Varia help to organize my free time?

Yes. We will gladly help to organize your free time. We are located in the center of Krakow, so museums, exhibitions, and restaurants are within easy reach. We will advise you on what to see, where to go, and how to go about it. We will share with you our ideas for the best places to visit far and near, even the special gems not everyone knows about :). All our students will receive our specially prepared custom guide to Krakow’s best restaurants, museums, and clubs.

Can I receive the Varia Card while taking individual lessons?

Of course, every Varia student receives the Varia Card.

Will I learn new phrases in Polish by participating in conversation meetings?

Yes! During the conversation meetings we want the students to be able to use the vocabulary they have already learned when discussing various topics. Our teachers always prepare carefully for the lessons - they prepare appropriate questions, and present additional phrases which help students to form their opinions and expand their vocabulary.

What is the age range for the children’s class?

We invite children age 5-12 to participate in our courses.

Who is the main audience for the conversation classes?

The online conversation classes are designed for people who want to improve their fluency and accuracy of Polish, who want to feel more confident in conversations on everyday topics, as well as in serious discussions. Thanks to the conversation classes our students have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary with practical, colloquial expressions as well as advanced synonyms and interesting idioms.

How much can I learn during the summer intensive course?

Intensive classes, systematic repetition, and a pleasant school atmosphere create optimal learning conditions. Our program allows you to learn and easily use your knowledge in everyday situations. Polish lessons are sneaked into our cultural program. We try to speak as much Polish as possible during our evening outings, field trips, and workshops. The new phrases can be more easily remembered while used in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This is also a great opportunity to get to know Polish culture, make new friends, and to have some fun.

How much can I learn during three weeks?

Beginner students are able to master basic grammar and start communicating in daily situations (i.e.: describe yourself, ask for directions, go shopping and order a meal at a restaurant). More advanced students can expect to improve their speaking fluency, expand their vocabulary, and master their grammatical skills, spelling and sentence structure.

What is the language used during the class?

We speak and teach in Polish during lessons. Our students come from all over the world and Polish is often the only common language. Our teaching method encourages students to not only speak Polish but also to think in Polish. All Varia staff also speaks English, so English may be used to explain any topics outside class or to help with organizational issues.

What equipment is needed to participate in an online class?

You don't need any special equipment to take part in online Polish classes. All you need is a computer, good headphones, a webcam (if you don't use a laptop that has it built-in) and a microphone. You also need a good connection to the Internet. Online Polish lessons are also very easy to "use". You do not need to download any special programs to participate in classes. Just click on the link that you will receive from us and you will find yourself in the virtual classroom.

What information do I need to provide before starting a course?

We would like to know your expectations and your goal in learning Polish. We will asses your language proficiency level and determine the frequency of your classes. Then, we will create the most suitable plan for your course curriculum.

What kind of workshops and lectures are available during the semester course online?

Our lectures and workshops combine a variety of aspects of Polish language and culture. You will be able to properly pronounce the rustling consonants (sz,cz) as well as practice appropriate accent and intonation. We would like to invite you to a slang workshop, where you will learn many useful and cool modern words. We will also give you an opportunity to participate in travel, cinema, or savoir vivre workshops. All of our workshops are free of charge and you can participate in them if you want to.

Who are the children’s course teachers?

We take great care in choosing teachers suitable for children’s classes. Not only are they well matriculated (have a teaching degree in Polish language for foreigners), but are friendly and spontaneous as well as they have great interpersonal skills.

Who teaches conversation classes?

Conversation classes are conducted by our teachers. We try to have a different teacher for each meeting, which adds variety to the course. Each teacher has her own unique style of conversation and questioning and has a different energy 😊 – thanks to that each meeting has its own "atmosphere".

How do we monitor children’s progress?

We will be providing you a regular progress reports. We will share with you what are the strengths of your child and where more work may be needed.

What materials will I be using during my classes?

The teacher uses custom textbooks and materials. You can request to use your own materials.

Kursy w szkole

Courses at School

Semestralny kurs języka polskiego

Course at School

Semester Polish Course

  • 52 lessons - 2 x 90 min
  • Morning and evening classes
  • All language levels A1 – C2
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Kursy Online

Courses online

Kurs semestralny online

Course Online

Semester Online Course

  • 52 lesson units
  • Morning and evening classes
  • All language levels A1 – C2
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About Us

Fall In Love With the Polish Language, Krakow and… Varia!

Varia is the most popular Polish language school in Krakow and possibly even in the world. We pour our hearts and souls into everything we do at Varia. We are delighted knowing our students notice and appreciate our efforts.

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Current Discounts

SEMESTER COURSES (AT SCHOOL, ONLINE, WEEKEND COURSE)

Discount: 100 PLN
for students who have already participated in a semester course or a three-week intensive course in the last 3 years.
Price of the course: 1380 PLN → 1280 PLN

THREE-WEEK COURSES

Discount: 100 PLN
for students who have already participated in a three-week or semester course in the last 3 years.
Price of the course: 1280 PLN → 1180 PLN

Language levels – what do they mean?

We offer classes at all levels: from Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2).

Those participants who have studied Polish will write a placement test which is intended to asses their knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the Polish language. On the basis of the test results and after the conversation with the teacher, you will be placed in a group suitable for your language level.

A1 LEVEL Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. To reach this level you need to complete 80-120 lesson units.

A2 LEVEL Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to the areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in the areas of immediate need. To reach this level you need to complete 180-200 lesson units.

B1 LEVEL Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school or during his/her free time, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple coherent texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events as well as dreams, hopes and ambitions. Can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. To reach this level you need to complete 350-400 lesson units.

B2 LEVEL Can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions related to his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain his/her viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. To reach this level you need to complete 500-600 lesson units.

C1 LEVEL Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express himself/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. To reach this level you need to complete 700-800 lesson units.

C2 LEVEL Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. To reach this level you need to complete 1000-1200 lesson units.

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  1. VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa provides all Users of the Services with the exercise of their rights under the Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (consolidated text in the Journal of Laws of 2002 No. 101, item 95/46 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council) 926 with later changes) (hereinafter „the Act”).
  2. The purposes of personal data processing:
    • Data processing for purposes related to the language course application (data included in the contact form, application form and online tests, e.g. name, telephone number, email address). For accounting purposes (e.g. name and surname, address). Some User’s data may be downloaded automatically when visiting the Webpages (eg IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system type);
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    • Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the lack of a consent to the processing of personal data by us may prevent us from providing services;
    • By entrusting us with your personal data, the User gains the right to inspect them, the right to request their updates and the right to request their removal. In order to exercise these rights, contact VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa, ul. Michałowskiego 2/3, 31-126 Kraków: info@kurspolskiego.pl, tel .: +48/12 633 58 71. If the User wants to resign from receiving the newsletter, they can do so by sending an e-mail to info@kurspolskiego.pl.

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Individual course By-laws

  1. To enroll in a course, fill out a registration form (available online at www.kurspolskiego.pl or at the school office) and pay the fee for the first lesson.
  2. Varia reserves the right to record lessons for educational purposes. The recordings will be used only for the school’s purposes without sharing or distributing them to third parties.
  3. Individual course students are allowed to participate in additional activities organized by Varia for all students, e.g. workshops, integration parties.

Resignation and fees

  1. Individual course students are allowed to cancel or change the dates of planned classes. The change or cancelation notice needs to be received and confirmed by our office or the teacher at least 24 hours prior to the originally planned lesson. Notices need to be sent via email (info@kurspolskiego.pl) or phone (12 633 58 71) and received during our office’s regular business hours. Otherwise, the full lesson fee will be assessed.
  2. In case of a teacher’s absence, Varia will provide a substitute (approved by the student) or reschedule the class for the time and date convenient to the student.
  3. A student has a right to discontinue attending classes without providing a reason. In such cases, Varia is obligated to return any of the student’s unused funds.

Late policy

In the case of a student’s tardiness, the teacher is obligated to wait for the student for a period of fifteen minutes, unless the teacher is notified of a longer delay. The duration of the lesson will not be prolonged.

Varia Polish Language Center School By-laws

§ 1 Creation of the groups, fundamental rules

  1. Enrollment in a course is constituted by filling out a registration form (online or at Varia’s office) and paying the required fee. The By-laws are an integral part of an agreement signed between the Student and Varia. Receipt of the course fee is equivalent to acceptance of the By-laws.
  2. The prospective Varia students (with the exception of students starting their Polish education, students continuing their education at Varia, students who have earned a language certificate, or students holding an international language diploma) are required to take a placement test and/or participate in an interview with a Varia teacher.
  3. A free placement test is provided for the Student’s convenience on Varia’s web page www.kurspolskiego.pl.
  4. The instructional groups are created based on the Students’ language ability, age, and individual needs.
  5. The course is designed for Students over 15 years of age.
  6. Upon the class commencement, it is permissible for the Student to change course level (to a higher or a lower one) with Varia’s approval.
  7. The number of Students in a group vary from 5 to 12.
  8. If a particular class cannot be launched because of an insufficient number of participants, any fees paid by the Student in advance will be returned in full.
  9. If, after commencement of a class, the number of participants decreases to fewer than five, the Students will be offered to join a different group, to participate in an abbreviated course, or to have the unused fees returned.
  10. For Students joining the course after the commencement of the semester course, the course price is calculated individually.
  11. The School reserves the right to change the Teacher during the course because of unforeseen circumstances.
  12. Varia requires Students to be punctual, actively participate in class, and diligently prepare for future lessons. It is forbidden for the Student to be disruptive during a class, to use a mobile phone or any other equipment that interrupts the group, or to behave in a manner inconsistent with commonly accepted social norms, in particular concerning religious and national feelings.
  13. Students are not reimbursed for their absences.
  14. In case of a Teacher’s absence, technical issues, or other unforeseen circumstances, the School will provide a substitute or reschedule classes to a date convenient for all Participants.
  15. Varia reserves the right to record lessons for educational purposes. The recordings will be used only for the School’s purposes without being shared or distributed to third parties.
  16. In case of any suggestions or concerns, please contact your Teacher, the Office, or the Management.

§ 2 Certifications, tests, documents

  1. To obtain a course certificate a Student has to participate in at least 60% of lessons during the semester course and receive a positive grade from the final exam (min. 60%).
  2. A Student advances to the next level course upon passing the final test (at least 60%), attending at least 60% of lessons, completing assigned homework, and receiving a positive opinion from the Teacher about the Student’s work and his/her progress.
  3. A student who did not participate in the final exam with his group is required to take the test at the earliest possible date.
  4. At the Student’s request, Varia will provide a course registration confirmation, which can be presented to apply for a residence card or a visa.

§ 3 Payment for the course

  1. Students are required to pay for the entire course in advance or in installments in accordance to the price list of the School.
  2. The price of the course includes a 150 PLN administrative fee.
  3. The Course price.
    • 3.1 The price of the semester course (at Varia and online) includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • Additional materials (except for a textbook and a workbook) used in class
      • Cultural program prepared for the semester course (such as lectures, themed workshops)
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report
    • 3.2 The price of the 3-week intensive course includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • Language workshop
      • Teaching materials
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report
    • On the first day of the course, the beginner group starts classes at 9:30 a.m. The Students with previous Polish language experience take a placement test – oral and/or written – based on which they will be assigned to the appropriate group. All non-beginner groups participate in 2 lessons on the first day (from 11:15am to 12:45pm).
    • 3.3 The price of the intensive summer course includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • 2 language and culture workshops
      • Teaching materials
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report

On the first day of the course, the beginner group starts class at 9:30 a.m. The Students with previous Polish language experience take a placement test – oral and/or written – based on which they will be assigned to the appropriate group. All non-beginner groups participate in 2 lessons on the first day (from 11:15am to 12:45pm).

  1. The course fee must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course. There is an option to pay in two installments, which does not change the price of the course.
    1. The first installment should be paid within 1 week upon receipt of registration confirmation. The balance must be paid at least one week prior to the start of the course.
    2. In case of enrollment in a course less than one week prior to the start of such course, the full course fee must be paid at once.
  2. Payments can be made either in cash, by card, or by bank transfer to the below listed account:

Bank account in PLN:
VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa)
ul. Michałowskiego 2/3
31-126 Kraków

Name of the bank: mBank S.A.

The account number/IBAN:PL 51 1140 2017 0000 4102 0546 3403
SWIFT/BIC: BREXPLPWMBK

Bank account in EURO:
VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa)
ul. Michałowskiego 2/3
31-126 Kraków

Name of the bank: mBank S.A.

The account number/IBAN:PL 70 1140 2017 0000 4012 0038 5708
SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK

  1. All bank fees are the responsibility of the Student.

§ 4 Cancellation

  1. Cancellation rules:
    1. If a cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the beginning of the course, the School will refund a Student’s entire payment less the administrative fee (150 PLN).
    2. If a cancellation is made less than two weeks before the beginning of the course, but prior to the commencement of the course, the Student who paid the full course fee is refunded the full amount less the first installment.
    3. If a cancellation is made two days after the course begins, the fee will not be reimbursed.
    4. A student who applied for a visa or a residence card and received the proper document from the School is not entitled to the reimbursement of the first installment of the fee regardless of the time of the cancellation.
  2. If the student does not pay the second installment of the course fee within seven days after the due date, he/she loses the right to attend the classes until the bill is settled in accordance with the By-laws. A Student who does not pay the second installment of the course fee and stops attending classes continues to be obligated to fulfil the terms of his/her agreement.
  3. The cancellation fee for participation in a group course may be waived when the Student submits a written request to the School’s office, along with a proof of extenuating circumstances, such as: chronic illness, serious family situation, random accidents. Decision to waive the cancellation fee is made solely by the Director of VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. and will be provided within 7 days of receipt of the request.

§ 5 Warranty complaints

  1. Every Student has a right to file a warranty complaint. The warranty claim can refer to the teaching methods and/or organizational issues.
  2. A warranty claim can be submitted:
    1. In writing at the office of Varia Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (Michalowskiego 2/3 street, 31-126 Kraków).
    2. Via email to the address: info@kurspolskiego.pl
  3. A properly submitted complaint should include:
    1. The personal information of the Student (name, surname, address, email)
    2. The description of the situation causing the complaint
    3. The Student’s expectations regarding the resolution of the complaint
  4. Complaints must be submitted within seven days of the occurrence of the event.
  5. The School will review complaints within seven days of the date the complaint was received.
  6. The Student will be informed of the complaint resolution via email.
  7. The form of any individual compensation will be determined together with the Student.

§ 6 COVID – 19

  1. During the current SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic situation, if it becomes necessary to quarantine the entire group, the Student agrees to postpone the classes for the duration of the quarantine. The postponed lessons will be resumed at the Student’s convenience.
  2. During the current SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic situation, the Student agrees to change from a classroom course to an online course if there is an increased number of infections of SARS-CoV-2 before or during the course, or if there are new government restrictions or guidelines that would make it impossible or difficult to conduct the course in a classroom setting.
  3. The student will be informed about any changes in the form of the course or any course delay by email or phone, as indicated in the application form.
  4. Conducting the course in an online form constitutes proper execution of the agreement and is not the basis for the Student to request a refund or reduction of the course fee.