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Classes Calendar and Policy

Registration Dates schedule

CSL TT Policy:

1.     All books, workbooks, audio and/or audio-visual material, hand-outs and any other additional instructional material necessary for all classes will be acquired at CSL.


2.        Successful completion of a course is dependent upon a minimum of seventy-five per cent (75%) attendance by the student.

3.        New and returning students must undergo the same registration process for every level, and all fees apply.

4.        The minimum pass mark in conversational and general proficiency courses depends on the level.

5.        Students unable to sit any examination must inform CSL at least three (3) days in advance. Differed exams may be requested with CSL head office and a new date and time established by filling out the Deferred Examination Request Form and submitting it to Administration. The fee for creating, organising, invigilating and correcting differed exams is $350.00. No differed exams will be conducted after fifteen (15) days of original final exams.

6.        The process of correcting and marking papers, disclosing final grades and issuing certificates takes ten (10) working days.

7.        Students in disagreement with their final grades may lodge an appeal by filling out an Appeal Form and submitting it to Administration. A review panel will be set up and all components of the examination will be reviewed. The results of the evidence-based analysis will be shared in detail with the student. The result of such review will be final and the original grades will be discarded.

8.        All communication between the students and CSL teachers and staff will be during office hours, i.e. Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. via our office number 622-8159 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9.        Students who are absent for a class are not entitled to a make-up session. However, on cancellation of a class by CSL due to fire, natural disasters, war, accident or any cause of force majeure, a make-up session will be organised at the convenience of students, teachers and CSL administrators.

10.     Absence of a student from a class will not entitle said student to any discounts or part payments.

11.     Any photographs taken during the course or any site visits or any other activity may be used for promotional purposes.

12.     Students who have registered for a course or programme at CSL and who have provided reasonable evidence of prior knowledge of the relevant language will be entitled to sit a placement test in order to determine the appropriate level for the student.

13.     CSL reserves the right to change, shuffle or rotate its instructors, teachers and lecturers as it sees fit.

14.     The minimum and maximum number of students is variable and depends on the specific course or programme. The CSL reserves the right to split, divide or cancel a class based on the needs of the school. Classes that do not have the minimum number of students may be cancelled by CSL. Iin this case, the students affected may opted to join another class, wait for a similar class to be offered. 

15.     The Registration Fee applicable to the relevant programme and to all levels and to all students is not refundable under any circumstance.

16.     Late registration fee, if applicable, is $50.

17.     Any late payment for tuition is subject to a late fee of fifteen per cent (15%) of the said late payment. Said late payment may be made no later than ten (10) calendar days from due date.

18.     Failure of student to make payment beyond the ten (10) calendar-day window, i.e. late payment period, will result in CSL exercising its right to refuse admission of said student, until all outstanding payment is made. 

19.     Payment plan for General Proficiency, Conversational and Advanced Certificate courses shall be as follows: First Payment to be made during the Registration Period; Second Payment to be made on or before the first day of class; Third Payment to be made on or before the start of the second month of class.

20.     A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION will be awarded to students who do not successfully complete their final exams but have attended to at least seventy-five per cent (75%) of classes.

21.     A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION will be awarded to students who successfully complete their final exams AND have attended to at least seventy-five per cent (75%) of classes.

22.     All times on the timetable, all costs and dates including programme start dates, end dates, exam dates and other are subject to change without prior notice.

23.     The CSL reserves the right to refuse admission, registration and/or fee payment or any application to join a course or programme by any individual.

24.     Students are strongly encouraged to be on time for class. Late arrivals must not be beyond thirty (30) minutes after class start time. After this period, CSL reserves the right to refuse admission of any student to the school. This is a security measure and one that seeks to minimise disturbance of classes. 

25.     Tuition fees except for registration fee will be refunded when the Withdrawal Form is filled out and submitted to Administration. One hundred per cent (100%) of the amount paid for tuition will be refunded only when the course is put off due to fire, natural disasters, war, accident or any cause of force majeure. One hundred per cent (100%) of the payment for tuition will be refunded when the student withdraws from the course before classes start, by filling out the Withdrawal Form and submitting it to Administration at least twenty-four (24) hours before commencement date. The refund of tuition will be calculated as follows:

A.       When the course is put off by CSL ………………………. 100%

B.       Before the first day of classes………………………………… 100%

C.       On or after the first day of classes…………………………….0%

Our Vision

  • To be the premier provider of vocational and professional education as well as foreign language training, translation and interpreting services, thereby narrowing the breach of communication in the Caribbean and Latin America, aiding general development and enhancing human relations in the Hemisphere.

Our Mission

  • To provide institutions, organisations and nationals of Trinidad and Tobago as well as their foreign counterparts and the broader global community with high quality, effective and reliable vocational and professional education as well as foreign language instruction, translation and interpreting services at competitive rates.