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Learn English at Alpadia Ascona

Age 13-17
With an ideal situation close to old town and to the shores of Lake Maggiore, our Ascona summer camp is located in the magnificent Collegio Papio.

The main building is a renovated 16th century cloister next to the modern school complex that houses the classrooms and bedrooms. The location is perfectly adapted to language summer camp, including bright and modern classrooms with audiovisual equipment, an auditorium, a computer room offering free internet access, a games area offering pool and table football as well as pitches to practice basketball, football and volleyball.

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Collegio Papio - Ascona
Via delle Cappelle 1
6612 Ascona
CH–Switzerland

Courses

Learning English at Alpadia Ascona offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn the language in an exotic, lakeside location. Our energetic teachers will provide you with the skills needed to advance your knowledge, helping you boost your confidence. Despite the Italian speaking location, you will find that you have plenty of opportunity to practise your English with fellow international students and staff members. With a choice of Standard, Intensive and Standard + Private classes, you can progress at the pace that best suits your needs.

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

Every weekday benefit from three hours of language classes (4 lessons) in small groups with our motivating and dynamic teachers.

Standard 20

Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

Benefit from an additional lesson per day, focussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. Five extra lessons each week are ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes and encourages rapid progress. 

Intensive 25

Private

+ 5 lessons per week

In order to make maximum progress, benefit from an additional five private lessons of 45 minutes per week to reach your personal objectives. Rapid progress is the goal. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

Private

Accommodation

Student Residence

Twin/Quadruple room

At Alpadia Ascona, you are housed in the modern extension to the 16th century "Collegio Papio" building where classes are held, with two to four students sharing a room and bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a lounge that leads on to a massive terrace where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the spectacular views in your free time. 

Activities

The gorgeous region around Ascona offers you many outdoor activities to take advantage of. Our entertaining programme offers adventure and excitement, ensuring that you have fun and enjoy your summer days with us.

Standard included activities

You will spend every weekday afternoon engaged in a sportive, creative or cultural activity. Whether you like team sports, shopping or visiting museums, plenty of choice is available. All the while, you will be encouraged to practise your newly acquired language skills.

Optional complementary activities

Three times a week, afternoons are allocated to the optional Premium+ activities: Creative arts, Tennis and Watersports plus.

Premium+ Creative Arts

Get involved in a variety of creative projects – drawing, painting, sculpting, making collages – under the guidance of our experienced teacher. 

Premium+ Watersports Plus

Take advantage of our ideal setting on Lake Maggiore, where watersports activities include waterskiing, sailing and stand-up paddling.

Sample week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wake up 7:00 / Breakfast 7:30
8:30
12:30

Excursion to 

3 Castles in Bellinzona
or Mount Tamaro

Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes & weekly test Free time
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
14:00
18:00

Excursion to Splashspa 

Waterpark 

Shopping excursion
to Lugano
or free time

Dinner 18:30 - 19:30
20:00
22:00

Welcome party

Sports tournament

Movie night

BBQ

"Get the message" party

Disco party

Free evening

Lights out 22:30

Excursions

This beautiful part of Switzerland offers plenty of places to discover; from shopping in the city to fun at a water park; from a boat trip to a leisurely walk on a mountain peak.

Monte Tamaro

View an impressive panorama from the mountain peak that is home to Mario Botta's Church of S. Maria degli Angeli.

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Monte Tamaro

Three castles in Bellinzona

Wander around this group of UNESCO World Heritage classified medieval fortifications, located in the capital of Switzerland's Italian canton, Ticino.

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Three castles in Bellinzona

SplashSpa waterpark

Get ready for a thrilling day at this exciting water park that features several pools and five exhilarating water slides.

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SplashSpa waterpark

Brissago Islands Tour

Discover two islands located in Lake Maggiore known for their lush botanical gardens with exotic and subtropical plants.

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Brissago Islands Tour

Lugano shopping

Explore a lovely Italian-influenced Swiss village where there are plenty of boutiques and specialty stores.

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Lugano shopping

Course prices 2017

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Intensive course CHF 1'495 CHF <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 6'375

Optional fees 2017

Price per week
Creative arts
CHF 120
Tennis
CHF 200
Watersports plus
CHF 200

General Information 2017

Arrival on Sunday - Departure on Saturday

02.07 - 08.07 / 09.07 - 15.07 / 16.07 - 22.07 / 23.07 - 29.07 / 30.07 - 05.08.2017

Included in the price

Full board accommodation, 24-hour supervision, welcome pack, tuition and English course material, assessment test, English language certificate, student card, pocket money service, included package of activities and excursions*.
*For stays of only one week, the Sunday excursion is not included.

Enrolment fee CHF 110

Private fees CHF 300

Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

Special offers

Special offers
10% discount on our Summer Camps in Switzerland More information

10% discount on our Summer Camps in Switzerland

Get ready for an exciting summer holiday and take advantage of a 10% discount on our summer camps based in Switzerland. Valid only for summer camp all-inclusive activity programmes booked until 31st March 2017.

Discount not applicable to transfers or Premium+ activities.
This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees!

Enrol with a friend and we'll waive the enrolment fees of both participants. Even if you are both in different locations! This fantastic offer is valid all year and applies to all Alpadia Language School programmes.

General Information

For more detailed information about our summer camps and services, please click the button to download our PDF.

Visa information

Please ensure that you have all the necessary documentation for entry into Switzerland. If you need further information regarding visa requirements, please click the link below.

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