Alpadia Language Schools

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Why choose Alpadia

With professional teaching provided by qualified teachers; lively, dynamic and effective language courses, a range of carefully chosen accommodation options, exciting activities and personalised support, we offer you the best so you will get the most out of your time with us. And that's not all! We also provide language courses combined with a university placement or work internship. These programmes are the perfect solution for improving language skills and boosting professional development.

Support

Support organising your stay

From accommodation booking to assistance with administrative procedures; help in obtaining your visa and travel insurance to the personalised follow-up of your progress, we do everything to help you prepare for your language study stay abroad. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice so you can set off with peace of mind. If you so wish, we can also organise your transfer from the airport to your accommodation, perfect for a smooth landing! Our summer camp students can take advantage of being picked up from their point of arrival and dropped off upon departure, so that they remain accompanied throughout their trip.

Support 24/7 during your stay

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we offer you personalised assistance. Our team is always available to answer your questions and help you during your language course. An emergency number is also available to use around the clock.

Support and supervision

Safety of students is our top priority, especially in our summer camps where we welcome young students from 8 to 17 years old. We provide professional supervision that is effective and discreet, adapted to the age group and to the type of accommodation booked. From the first day to the last, our team members are present and available to give the assistance requested by each student and to ensure their safety and well-being.

Quality

Quality team members

Our reputation owes a lot to the quality of our teaching staff and administrative team. They are dynamic, come from various backgrounds, have rich and varied experiences behind them and are enthusiastic about cultural diversity.

Quality teaching

Using a modern and effective teaching method delivered by qualified teachers, we offer well-planned, enjoyable and motivating lessons adapted to all language levels. With a limited number of students per class, maximum interaction between teacher and students is encouraged and every opportunity is taken to exercise the learned language both in the classroom and outside. Our approach is aimed at achieving concrete results, making communication the priority.

Quality destinations

Our year-round schools and summer camps are ideally located so that you can take full advantage of the range of entertainment opportunities on offer at your chosen location. Close to our adult course centres, you will find practical transport links, great shopping streets, lively nightlife areas with a range of bars, restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, as well as parks to relax and practise sports. Our summer camps are located a stone’s throw from cultural and tourist attractions, providing entertaining activities and enjoyable excursions.

Quality mix

Our students come from all over the world, including Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. This is a unique opportunity to meet students from various backgrounds and to share different points of view. The variety in ages and professional experience means that you will find people with the same interests as you and when you get home from your language course, your address book will be filled with contacts from around the world!

Quality value

Our Swiss quality standards, which we carefully apply to all our centres, make all the difference. For our adult students, Lyon, Freiburg and Berlin enjoy a particularly advantageous cost of living, which enhances the excellent quality-price ratio. Our summer camps propose a generous programme of included package activities; numerous sports, exciting and educational excursions as well as entertaining evenings. This ensures that our summer camp students benefit from learning the language in an environment that provides maximum fun!

Quality certification

At our adult schools you can validate your language level by taking an official exam delivered by: DELF/DALF or TCF exams for French and the Goethe-Institut or TELC Deutsch exams for German. Summer camp students receive an ALPADIA certificate attesting to class participation and validating the language level reached and results obtained.

Quality accreditation

The excellent quality of our adult schools is recognised by various official Swiss, French, German and international organisations specialised in the sector of education and educational tourism. When you choose our school, you are choosing one of the most-respected language schools around.

Choice

Choice of destinations

We propose a great selection of destinations for our year-round language schools and summer camps. Conveniently located close to transport links and international airports, our centres remain in proximity to main cultural and tourist attractions. For adult language courses we propose schools in internationally acclaimed cities and in charming towns that boast a beautiful scenic surrounding and a wealth of outdoor activities. Younger students have a generous choice of summer camps to attend: from the city to the lakeside, from the mountains to the forest, every preference is catered to.

Choice of accommodation

As accommodation is an essential part of a language study stay, we take special care in choosing various options, including host families, student apartments or residences, shared apartments, hotels, or B&Bs. Whether our adult students wish to be in direct contact with the locals, live with other international students or be fully independent during their stay, we have the accommodation option to best meet their needs and expectations.

Choice of courses and exams

We offer language lessons adapted to all levels, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For our adult students we propose several course types as well as specific exam preparation courses: DELF/DALF or TCF exams for French and the Goethe-Institut, TestDaF or TELC Deutsch exams for German. You can prepare for and sit most official exams at several dates throughout the year so you will have no trouble finding the right place and date to complete your course with an internationally recognised exam. And that's not all! We also provide language courses combined with a university placement or work internship. These programmes are the perfect solution for improving language skills and boosting professional development.

Choice of leisure activities

Learning a language shouldn’t be limited to lessons. To get the most out of a language course, it’s essential that students get the opportunity to engage in activities and speak the language outside the classroom. This is why at each centre we propose a diverse and exciting range of weekly activities and excursions. This provides the chance for students to get to know their classmates and to practise newly acquired language skills. For our summer camp students we offer an incredibly rich all-inclusive programme of activities that can be complemented with an additional Premium+ sportive or creative option.

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