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lundi 15 août 2011

Win 2 Weeks of French Lessons in Brussels!

The gorgeous flower carpet of Grand Place
At Easy Languages, we want to see the world become bilingual. Each person on our team has a passion for learning languages, so we’re putting our money where our mouth is. Starting now, we are announcing giveaway for a French language learning trip for 2 weeks including accommodation in Brussels, Belgium! Language immersion is the best to learn a new language. When you live, breath, and sleep with the language, you can’t help but absorb it. One lucky winner will be treated to this fantastic, immersive experience free of charge.


**CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD ENDED**

To enter simple leave a comment below and make sure the “Post to my wall” box is checked. If all goes as planned, on Friday September 2, 2011 we’ll announce the randomly selected winner via facebook and twitter.


About Brussels, Belgium:
Brussels, often referred to as the capital of Europe, is characterized by its vast diversity.  Its leading role within the European Union has acted as a magnet, drawing all sorts of commercial and non-profit organizations.  Brussels is also city with a rich cultural history, proudly exhibiting the artifacts of its heritage.  It has attracted writers and artists for hundreds of years, and Belgian artists, such as Victor Horta, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Hergé and Jacques Brel. Each of whom have contributed extensively to building Brussels’ global reputation. In addition the city is well known for the large murals of famous comic book characters such as Tintin and the comic book museum.



Can you spot Tintin?
Brussels is also a very ”green“ city.  It's packed with numerous parks throughout the city offering plenty of space to enjoy a nice sandwich with friends or go for a jog.  One favourite is the beautiful Forêt de Soignes, or Forest of the Swans, which extends all the way from deep in the Southwest to almost the heart of downtown!  It goes without saying that Brussels is certainly an exquisite capital with great cuisine as well as awesome chocolate, beers and desserts.  In contrast to France, known for its extensive wine section, restaurants in Brussels often have separate menus for their beer options. If you're lucky enough to win, make sure you visit a traditional Belgian bar like A la Becasse (The Lark) to practice your French and enjoy some traditional cheeses from the area.



Best of luck to all of you and don't forget to follow us on twitter and "like" us on Facebook!


We would like to extend a special thanks to the following blogs that helped to promote our giveaway: Jennie en FranceOmniglot, and Third Year Abroad.


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN GIVEAWAYS. A PURCHASE WON’T IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHANCE OF WINNING.


Langues Vivantes - Interlingua, Easy Languages, The Language Traveler, and it’s contributors are referred to interchangeably as “Easy Languages” in the following rules.



1. Eligibility. This giveaway is open to US and UK residents over the age of 18 only.

2. How to Enter. To enter leave a comment on this giveaway annoucement post. A limit of one entry is allowed per person. You may not enter more than once, whether or not you use a different e-mail address or Facebook account. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted with the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses may be declared ineligible.

3. Grand Prize. The prize for this giveaway is 2 weeks of French courses in Brussels, Belgium including accommodation in a residence valued at €795.00 or approximately $1, 100.00 (USD) - £700.00 (GBP). This prize does not include airfare or any ground transportation.

3. Disclaimer. Easy Languages will not be responsible for: (a) any late or lost entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Easy Languages or by unauthorized human intervention; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway.

4. Entry Deadline Date. This giveaway will run from Monday August 15, 2011 at 12:00am EST (UTC -5:00) until Monday August 29, 2011 at 11: 59pm EST (UTC -5:00). All entries for this giveaway must be received on or before August 29, 2011 at 11:59pm EST (UTC -5:00) to be eligible to win a prize.

6. Winner Selection. A prize number will be assigned to your entry upon receipt of your entry. A winning number will be generated using Random.org on or shortly after the Entry Deadline Date. If your Prize Number matches the Winning Number, and you meet the eligibility requirements and otherwise comply with these Official Giveaway Rules, you win the prize.

7. Winner Notification. You will be notified within three (3) days after the Entry Deadline Date if you win the prize via a reply to your comment.

8. Claiming Your Prize. Winner must respond by emailing us via giveaway1 [at] easylanguages [dot] com within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. The winner will also be require to complete an affidavit of eligibility, which will be provided by Easy Languages.

8.1 Booking Your trip. A fully-refundable deposit of €500.00 is required to book your trip with us. In lieu of a deposit, Easy Languages will accept a valid credit card, which will be charged $1.00 USD or £1.00 for verification purposes.

9. Taxes. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

10. Prize Substitution. Winner may not substitute the prize for any other prize or for cash, however, Easy Languages may substitute the prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the prize is not available for any reason outside of our reasonable control.

11. Publicity. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and prize information for promotional purposes in any medium, except where prohibited by law, without further payment or other consideration.

12. Errors and Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any entry, the person whose name appears on the entry form associated with the prize number for the winning entry will be deemed to be the winner. It is your responsibility to control access to your email account. In the unlikely event that the winning prize number is duplicated, or a similar error occurs, Easy Languages may conduct a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers or apply another equitable remedy in its discretion to determine the winner. Decisions made by Easy Languages are final. By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the Easy Languages staff and these official rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these official rules.

13. Technical Problems. The giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of Easy Languages management, any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the giveaway.

14. General Release. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release Easy Languages from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

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Photos: (1) Snezana, (2)Yusuke