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Last Updated: June 04, 2021

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. These apply to any individual taking an online program or online module with “American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc.” These Terms and Conditions represent a legally binding contract between you and American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc.


Enrollment and Payments:

  1. Enrollment can be processed online via our website at www.americantesolphils.com. All module access can be done via connected.americantesolphils.com. The person enrolling must be at least 18 years of age, and upon enrollment, must provide a Valid I.D. and 2x2 photo via upload to our platform. You are also responsible for the accuracy of your personal details. American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. will only negotiate with you accordingly should any cancellations or disputes arise.


  1. Paying for a program indicates that you have read the terms and conditions, and officially enrolls you as a student of American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. You must submit the full payment for the specific access option of the program you intend to enroll in; partial payments or installment payments are not accepted.


  1. Payments can be made directly via PayPal using the gateway available on our platform. Alternatively, you may opt to pay via GCash or direct deposit (i.e., fund transfer, OTC banking); these methods will require uploading of a proof of payment, such as a screenshot or deposit receipt, in order to confirm your enrollment and obtain access to your chosen modules. Please take note of the payment deadlines for each program and mode of delivery. Missing the enrollment payment on your chosen program and mode of delivery will be regarded as enrollment cancellation. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours from the time of enrollment. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at support@americantesolphils.com.


  1. Once your payment has been confirmed, a contract will now exist between you and American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. and all terms and conditions apply.


Program Prices and Access Options:

  1. All prices advertised on our website are correct at the time of posting. However, American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. reserves the right and discretion to change prices at any time. Please check our website’s course pages for up-to-date prices and special offers before you enroll.


  1. Discounts and coupon codes have expiration dates indicating the last day that these can be used. Expiration dates are stipulated when the promotional codes are issued to you. 


  1. Asynchronous Module Access Options: 

a.) Individual Module Access: This provides access to only a single module at a time. This access option is only applicable for the Online English Teaching Program.


b.) Phase Module Access: This allows the student to finish a series of three modules at a time. This access option is available for both the Advanced TESOL Online Program and Online English Teaching Program.


c.) All Module Access: This provides access to all the modules of a chosen program at the same time. This access option is available for both the Advanced TESOL Online Program and Online English Teaching Program.


d.) Opting for the Individual Module Access or Phase Module Access limits your access to only those chosen modules. However, some modules are designed to be taken in a linear fashion, which means that access to the advanced modules will be gated by completion of the prerequisite modules first.


  1. Virtual Class Access Option or Advanced TESOL Virtual:

    a.) Virtual Class Access offers a mixed learning setup that combines both teacher-facilitated (i.e., synchronous) discussions and asynchronous activities.

    b.) Staggered payments are accepted only for the Virtual Class option. This will require payment of a reservation fee of PHP 5,000.00 and further completion of the tuition fee according to a scheduled payment scheme. The remaining balance must be settled to be able to continue the virtual class. Failure to pay by the designated due date will result in a locked account. Lock out will be considered as a missed session.

     

    c.) Virtual class has a specified class schedule for teacher-facilitated discussions, and attendance to all of these sessions will be required in order to finish the program. However, ATI reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollees do not reach the minimum count. Students will be advised to shift to a different class schedule.

     

    d.) Failure to attend any of the synchronous discussions will require a retake to complete the program. Students will be required to pay a retake fee of PHP 1,250.00 per day of absence so that they can attend the corresponding make-up sessions. The retake fees will be waived only for students with medical emergencies, upon confirmation with a valid medical certificate.


    e.) Retakes can only be pursued within the year of the student’s enrollment to the original class. Missing the retake window would mean forfeiting the chance to finish the program.

  2.  Free Trial Option

a.) The free trial option is limited only to the Advanced TESOL Virtual program and covers only the first day of the synchronous class.


b.) A maximum of 20 free trial slots will be available for each Virtual class schedule.


c.) The free trial comes at completely no cost; however, access will be limited to the online platform and the Zoom session for only one day. Moreover, the student will not be considered officially enrolled in the program unless he/she upgrades to the full Virtual class access.


d.) After the one-day free trial, the student will be given the opportunity to enroll in the Virtual class and they must pay the corresponding enrollment fee. However, this option will only be available for a limited time.


Program Completion and Certification:

  1. You will not be issued a certificate if you have any absences in synchronous sessions; incomplete modules; and/or failed submission of activities, assessments and teaching demos.


  1. You will be given the option to purchase a program certificate upon enrollment or after you have completed the program you enrolled in.


  1. American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. will email you to verify the accuracy of your personal details upon completion of our program. You are liable for any changes to your personal details once certificate requests have been processed.


  1. Issuance of a certificate can take an estimated one month to one and half months of processing. Certificates can be picked up in our office or shipped to you at your own expense. 


  1. American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. will not be held liable for any certificates or documents that are damaged during courier transit to the student’s location.


  1. Each additional copy or request for certificates and other similar documents must be paid for by the student to American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc.


  1. The cut off date for endorsing certificate requests to the United States is on the 25th of every month. Missing the cut off automatically places you in the next month’s batch of certificate requests.


Refunds and Procedure For Changing Access Options:

  1. Upon issuance of your confirmation of enrollment from American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc., you have 5 days to inform us if you are unable to continue and wish to withdraw from the program. Failure to do so forfeits your eligibility for a refund. Any document requests made will also be non-refundable at this stage.


  1. Once you have accessed the modules, you will be deemed to have started the course and will no longer be able to obtain a refund if you choose to cancel your enrollment.


  1. Individual Module Access or Phase Module Access may be upgraded only to the All Module Access option. Note that changing your mode of access is permanent and irreversible, and this must be decided before starting on the fourth module of your chosen program.

  2. If you are registered for the Free Trial option, you can upgrade to the full Virtual class for a limited time after the first session. However, once the time limit expires, your progress will be lost and you will have to sign up again if you wish to take the full program in the future.


Limitation of Liability

American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. does not accept any liability for any loss or additional expense caused by delay or disruption of external nature, including but not limited to, natural disasters such as floods, fire and adverse weather conditions; nuclear disasters; civil disturbance such as strikes, riots; wars and terrorist activities; industrial action; sickness; or force majeure, which represents any other unusual or unforeseeable circumstances outside of reasonable control. Such losses or additional expenses are your responsibility.


Complaints

If, at any time, you are dissatisfied with the online programs of American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc., please contact us immediately at hello@americantesolphils.com and we will endeavor to respond as quickly as possible, with a maximum response time of 30 days following the receipt of your complaint.


Accuracy of Marketing Materials

American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the marketing material on our website is up-to-date and accurate. We endeavor to deliver our programs as advertised and will do our best to inform you of any changes to our courses. We take no responsibility for any material that is interpreted differently, and we reserve the right to alter any of the information presented on our website at any time we deem appropriate.


The Law and its Jurisdiction:

These terms and conditions, and any dispute or claim arising out of and in connection with them or their subject matter (including no contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. Rules and Regulations and the Courts of Pasig City shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising out of these terms.


Third Party Rights:

A person that has no connection to the program shall have no rights in the contract.


Once you accept these Terms and Conditions, you enter a contract between American TESOL Philippines Inc. and yourself.

American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. reserves the right to change any of the content, text and visual material, prices, promotional offers, mode of delivery and/or time period of the courses at any time. We advise you to read and accept the terms and conditions at the time of enrollment.


Miscellaneous:

If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.


Copyright:

All material on this website is owned by American TESOL Institute Philippines Inc. This includes all modules and all their contents, resources, marketing spiels, video and audio, graphics, design and appearance. As per the Terms and Conditions, no material on this website or related courses can be copied or reused by anyone without the permission of American TESOL Philippines Inc.