At BLI , we apply an English-or-French-Only Policy. This policy has been established to help you maximize your English or French language practice during your studies in Canada. To help you really improve your language proficiency level, you will be expected to communicate only in the language you are studying at all times while at BLI.
If you break the policy, you will receive a penalty:
First offence: You will receive a Warning Card.
Second offence: You will be suspended from BLI for one day and will be recorded as absent.
Third offence: You will be suspended from BLI for three days and will be recorded as absent. You will need to meet with the program coordinator.
Fourth offence: You will be suspended from BLI for five days and will be recorded as absent. You will need to meet with the program coordinator.
Fifth offence: You will be suspended from school for one session or equivalent.
BLI expects students to be on time to their classes. If a student is three times late to one class, it equals to one absence. If students attend less than 80% , they won’t receive their certificate.
Students coming for 24 weeks and more are allowed to request a leave of absence. This leave of absence can not be longer than four weeks. If the students are granted a leave of absence, their classes will be postponed. If requesting a leave of absence must have completed 12 weeks of study. If they are travelling abroad, they must have a valid visa.
Although this is a rare situation, whenever a student feels that the class where he or she has been placed is not helping to improve language skills or if it is very difficult, he or she can request a class change. In order to do so, he or she needs to take to the academic coordinator during the first week of classes. No changes are possible after week one.