Language courses in Switzerland

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Study a language in Switzerland for as little as one week or as much as a year, starting at the level that’s right for you. Our language programs for international students include intensive courses, private lessons, volunteering opportunities, exam preparation courses and more

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Junior and teenage students aged 8-17 years can learn French, German or English at one of our summer camps in Montreux, Leysin or Engelberg, all set in beautiful locations with a wide range of activities for young students.


You’ll be amazed at how fast your language skills will improve when you’re immersed in the living language every day – not only in the classroom, but during fun activities and trips, while you’re out and about exploring a new city and at home with your local host family.


With four official languages and even more local dialects, Switzerland is a truly multilingual country and an ideal place in which to learn French, German or English.

Dramatic Alpine landscapes, lush green pastures and picturesque villages give Switzerland its characteristic rural beauty. It’s the land of the great outdoors, where skiing and snowboarding, hiking and biking, and white-water rafting aren’t just for thrill-seekers, they’re typical weekend activities. But beyond the folklore and tradition, Switzerland has always been a forward-thinking place, home to innovative restaurants, architecture and galleries.

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Why study a language course in Switzerland?

Studying a language course in Switzerland offers many fantastic benefits! Known for their unique and effective approach to education, Alpadia’s curriculum and teaching follows the country’s lead for all its schools! That’s why both Switzerland and Alpadia now have a reputation for high quality programmes taught by compassionate and supportive teachers.  

With French being a widely spoken language in many areas, including Montreux, where our school is based, you will benefit from effortless language immersion, which will allow you to practice your skills in real life and enhance your learning.  

Not only that, but Switzerland is a beautiful country, with stunning landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, and a rich cultural heritage that makes learning a language there a truly rewarding experience.  

What are the best destinations in Switzerland to study a language course?

When it comes to choosing the best destination to study a language course in Switzerland, you must first consider your personal goals. Do you want to learn in the city? Do you want to enjoy an outdoor adventure while studying? Your dream destination can be determined by what you want to get out of the experience.    

Luckily, Alpadia has amazing language schools across Switzerland that cater to every need! For adult French courses, we have the stunning town of Montreux, located along Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Swiss Alps! There are also junior camps up in the mountain villages of Leysin and Engelberg for a more serene and peaceful approach to learning.  

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The teaching offered by Alpadia allowed me to quickly overcome my shyness and break down the linguistic barrier so that I could fully take advantage of my language learning experience in Switzerland.

Linda Gabon from Russia, studied at Alpadia Montreux

Still not sure what is the right destination and course for you?

Our study advisors would be happy to help you out and find the right course and destination for you based on your personal or professional objectives

Contact an advisor for more information