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Learn English at Alpadia Engelberg

Age 10-17
Situated in the renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the centre of the village, our campus offers maximum comfort and modern facilities.

With spacious classrooms, modern double or single bedrooms, a games area and plenty of space to socialise and relax, students will be made to feel at home away from home. The course centre also features an indoor sports hall and outdoor sports facilities, including football fields, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. This location offers students everything they could possibly need and more, to ensure an enjoyable and activity-rich summer camp language immersion experience in the Swiss Alps.

  • Certificate

  • Excursions

  • Full-board accommodation

  • International classes

  • Supervision

Benediktinerkloster 5
6390 Engelberg


Learning English at the mountain summer camp of Alpadia Engelberg allows you to learn in a natural and secure environment. Our experienced teachers lead interactive classes, bringing fun into the lessons to help improve learning. They focus on communication to help boost your confidence in speaking English, giving you plenty of real-life situations to use the language. With three modules for learning, Standard, Intensive and Standard + Private classes, you can follow the pace that is best adapted to your requirements.

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.

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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 encourage rapid progress. 

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+ 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.

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Student Residence

Twin or single room

High-quality twin or single bedrooms are available for our students at Alpadia Engelberg. With shared showers and toilets on each floor, the spacious rooms are situated in a renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery, boasting a modern and comfortable decor, a sink and storage space.

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The village of Engelberg boasts many outdoor and cultural activities within the town and just beyond. Our daily programme of entertaining activities covers a range of things to do and places to see. From nature to culture, from sports to art, you are guaranteed to have fun every day! 

Standard included activities

Weekday afternoons are dedicated to an activity related to sports, arts or culture. Use this opportunity to practise your language skills and have fun bonding with new friends and exploring new activities. 

Optional complementary activities

For those who want to intensify their experience with us, we offer Premium+ activities three times a week: Adrenalin, Creative arts and Tennis.

Premium+ Language Plus

Focus on an optimal language learning experience by taking part in our Premium+ workshop dedicated to a small group of students who want to enhance their linguistic skills. Maximise your stay with individualised support and specific objectives tailored to your needs.

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Sample week

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

Excursion to Swiss Transport Museum

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

Hiking excursion

Shopping excursion

to Lucerne or free time in Engelberg

  Dinner 18:30 - 19:30
20:00 22:00

Welcome party

Sports tournament

Movie night


"Get the message" party

Disco party

Free evening

  Lights out 22:30



Discover the surrounding area of Engelberg and the many wonderful places to visit close-by. From sightseeing in Interlaken to shopping in Zurich, from hiking to exploring the exhibits at the Swiss Transport Museum, you will find there is plenty to enjoy!

Swiss Museum of Transport

Discover one of Switzerland's most treasured and visited museums; a tribute to the fascinating history of road, rail and air transportation with over 300 exhibits displayed in a space of 20,000m2.

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Swiss Museum of Transport

Zurich Zoo

View the impressive sight of an elephant swimming underwater, observe snow leopards in their rocky landscape, wander around the Masoala Rainforest and cross over its treetop walkway.

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Zurich Zoo

Sightseeing in Bern

Visit the cosmopolitan and traditional city of Bern! Home to the Swiss Houses of Parliament and the famous Bear Park, Switzerland's capital also boasts many museums and clocks!

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Sightseeing in Bern

Sightseeing in Lucerne

By far one of the most photographed towns in the country, the bustling city of Lucerne offers a unique mix of medieval and contemporary architecture, from the world famous 14th century Chapel Bridge to the postmodern Culture & Congress Hall designed by Jean Nouvel. Bursting with boutiques, cafés and fabulous promenades along the lake and the river Reuss, students will have plenty to explore.

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Sightseeing in Lucerne

Sightseeing in Interlaken

Discover one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, known for its impressive mountain scenery. Located between two lakes, hence the name, this small Swiss-German town boasts fabulous views, great shops, cafés and wonderful walks in the nature.

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Sightseeing in Interlaken

Engelberg Adventure Park

Experience a forest adventure with zip-lines, bridges and swings. Equipped with modern climbing gear, you will activate your body, brain and heart with thrilling sensations and challenges adapted to all levels. From adrenalin seekers to nature lovers, this park offers a great opportunity to enhance team spirit and bond with fellow campers.

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Engelberg Adventure Park

Brunni toboggan run

This fantastic toboggan run is located in a magnificent setting among flowering meadows and boasts spectacular mountain views. Allowing speeds of up to 40km/h, the course is 660m long with plenty of big bends and exhilarating sensations.
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Brunni toboggan run

Cheese factory visit

Within the walls of the monastery, this unique cheese factory provides a contrast between ancient architecture and modern cheese-making technology. Still made by hand though, this location provides the chance to taste local cheese and stock up on some regional souvenirs.
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Cheese factory visit

Course prices 2018

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

Optional fees 2018

Price per week
CHF 200
Creative arts
CHF 120
CHF 200
Language plus
CHF 540

Dates & General Information 2018

Arrival on Sunday - Departure on Saturday

01.07 - 07.07 / 08.07 - 14.07 / 15.07 - 21.07 / 22.07 - 28.07 / 29.07 - 04.08.2018 

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 one week only, 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
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.

Dates & 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 documentation needed for entry into Switzerland before your arrival. For more information regarding visa requirements, please click the link below.


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