Pay about $2,500 to study English in Singapore and be taught by trainee teachers. Food and accommodation included, too.
That was the deal.
But the trainee teachers turned out to be students, and accommodation was packed rooms in an Ang Mo Kio townhouse shared by a family and about a dozen Laotian students.
The Horizon Gardens townhouse has five bedrooms and is about the size of three 4-room flats.
The townhouse unit is owned by Mr Rayvan Ho, who also runs Aedno Learning Studio, where the students attend English classes.
But not everybody is happy with the arrangement.
Neighbours complained about the living arrangement and the parent of one of the students - aged between 12 and 20 - told The New Paper he is not getting his money's worth.
Neighbours have complained to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Council of Private Education (CPE).
An MOE spokesman said they are working with the CPE to address the matter.
It seems this is not the first time CPE has received feedback about Mr Ho's arrangements.
Neighbours told TNP that since early last month, they had noticed about 40 Laotian children at the unit. More than a dozen of them stay in the townhouse.