What is our Correction service?
Correcting a text is NOT striking through what’s wrong and writing the correct solution above it. That’s actually a very harmful and demeaning way of “helping” learners with their German.
smarterCorrections are done by us hinting at your mistakes so that you are able to learn from them through your own effort. This is empowering and thinking long term as you’ll be able to find and correct your mistakes all by yourself in the future.
This way you will learn a lot faster as well as you put in effort and thought into what you are doing and how you are doing it. Soon you won’t have to rely on anyone correcting your texts anymore.
Read the guidelines below thoroughly to be crystal clear what you are signing up for.
What do I get with this course?
We will correct only texts that you write in context of the corresponding language course at SmarterGerman. That includes writing assignments and secretary/presentation exercises. No other texts will be corrected. All texts will be corrected once which means that when you have worked through your course, you are done. If you want to go through your course again and rewrite all texts, we won’t correct those rewrites. I would have to charge 2x as much for such a service which would be not in the interest of the majority of learners that take this course. The corrector will respond up to 3x to your responses to her corrections. Anything that’s unclear after that is not relevant at that point in time. We’ll only correct 7-9 mistakes per text as anything beyond that would be a waste of time on both sides.
How much does the course cost?
This course costs USD 99 ex VAT (A1, A2, B1) or USD 149 ex VAT (B2, C1) plus a 2.9%-4.9% +30-49c Credit Card fee depending on your country (see here).
Currency exchange fees depend on your credit card company. Paypal charges an additional 4%-4.5% currency exchange fee (see here)
We offer apple pay and google pay where available. At the moment no further payment options are possible. If your company is based in Germany and wants to pay the course for you, just contact me). If your companies is based outside of Germany, there’s nothing I can do at the moment due to the complexity of international tax regulations).
On the checkout page you’ll see the total price in USD. Once you go to Paypal, they will show you the total price in your local currency before you complete your purchase. That might or might not be the same with Credit Card payments.
You can not pay this course in installments.
When does the course start / end?
It starts when you purchase it. It ends 12 months after your purchase. After that you’ll be automatically unenrolled.
If you have a good (!) reason for a delay, I’m happy to discuss a prolongation of another 3-6 months. But not beyond that as this course binds human life time on our side and 12 (to 18) months are really more than enough to work through any of my courses.
How long do I have access to this course?
I’ll keep this course alive as long as possible. While you can only get corrections for 12 months, you’ll have life long access to your texts and corrections. I recommend though that you collect your texts in a Google doc separately for easier access.
Life long means: My company is my child and I’ll take care of it until I die of old age or get hit by a truck whatever happens first. If I die tomorrow, I also am certain that it will be available after my demise but I just don’t guarantee that legally beyond the 12 months you booked. If you feel a bit unsure about this just reach out to me.
Can I ask you questions when working with the course?
Yes, via the sG Community (which you will be invited to after purchasing the course). I don’t provide personal learning support via email. But if there’s a technical issue and you can’t use the comments or the Community to contact me you can of course contact me by mail via my homepage. And you can of course ask questions about the corrections but we won’t teach you individually in this way. For that you have my courses.
Can I download the course?
No. You need an active internet connection.
Can I use the course on my mobile?
Yes, of course. The mobile version of the course is beautiful.
What if the course is not for me?
As this course is requiring human life time which can’t be regained, our 30 days money back guarantee is limited to the submission of 3 texts. That means within the first 30 days you can ask for your money back only if you haven’t submitted more than 3 texts yet. With posting the 4th text your money back guarantee is void.