ALPADIA Montreux — language school in Switzerland
Summer French School

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Off-season French School
from 716,08 EUR per week
Mar 30, 2023   Dec 3, 2023
Summer French School
from 1 606,25 EUR per week
Jul 3, 2023   Aug 6, 2023

What else included

The language course at the centre is 15 hours a week. Lessons take place from 8.30 to 12.30. On arrival, children are divided into classes of up to 15 students depending on their language level. The courses focus on grammar and listening comprehension, reading, writing and creative project work. Teachers also focus on leadership development and time management techniques. Available at all levels.

  • 15-hour French course per week.
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Welcome pack with maps
  • Social programme
  • Single/double occupancy in host-family rooms
  • Three meals per day
  • Registration fees
  • Bank charges
  • Travel Class travel services
  • Visa processing including translation of documents
  • Health insurance
  • Transfer from and to the airport

Not included:

  • Out of pocket expenses

Description

Alpadia Language School combines a language trip, relaxation and unparalleled views of the Swiss countryside in the resort city of Montreux. During the summer, there is a language programme for school children. It is one of the most beautiful regions in the country, situated on the Swiss Riviera. Here the children can enjoy the mountain air, beaches and green lawns. A few steps away is the promenade of Lake Geneva. The centre of the school enjoys a breathtaking view of the mountains. 

The school has spacious, bright classrooms and a common lounge. There is a canteen and a cosy cafeteria where students can have lunch after class. A gym is available for free use. The programme is built around an extensive language experience which includes not only lessons but also social and sports activities. In the afternoon the school also holds art and sports workshops. Optional activities include renting a mountain bike, water-skiing, designing a T-shirt or getting down a rope in an amusement park. An itinenery consists of a visit to Chillon Castle, a chocolate factory offers kids a chance to try the famous Swiss chocolate. The evenings are spent with your host families: you can explore the culture, watch French films and cook barbecue. One evening is dedicated to a cultural programme outing - a jazz music festival that takes place in the city.

You will stay with a host family on the programme. Double rooms and three meals a day are provided. Homestays are either within walking distance of the school building or a 30-40 minute trip away by public transport. 

Why choose this school

  • Wonderful location on the Swiss Riviera
  • Quality infrastructure on site and around the camp
  • Ultimate immersion experience with students staying with local host families around Montreux
  • Twin or single bedrooms are provided with a shared bathroom
  • Bright & spacious classrooms for dynamic learning
  • Free WiFi in the main building
  • Cafeteria & dining hall for midweek lunch meals

School infrastructure

  • Modern and bright school building for classes
  • Attractive spacious cafeteria for lunch dining
  • Single or twin bedrooms in host families around Montreux
  • Shared bathroom & toilet
  • Shared lounge & dining for evening meals
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Free WiFi throughout the school building

Sport infrastructure

School sport hall

Hobbies and clubs

  • Watersports Plus - 220 CHF per week
  • Adrenalin - 220 CHF per week
  • Creative Arts - 130 CHF per week

Recommended arrival cities

  • Geneve

Nearest airports

  • Geneva Cointrin International Airport - minutes

Location

Rue de la Gare 33, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Arrival day
    Day. Day with host family
    Evening. Evening with host family

  • 2 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Games night

  • 3 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Jazz festival or evening in Vevey/Lausanne

  • 4 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Excursion to Château de Chillon or Aquaparc
    Evening. Movie night

  • 5 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. BBQ

  • 6 day

    Morning. Classes & weekly test
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Evening with host family

  • 7 day

    Morning. Free time
    Day. Excursion to Gruyères & Cailler Chocolate Factory
    Evening. Evening with host family

  • 8 day

    Morning. Free day
    Day.
    Evening.

  • 9 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Evening with host family

  • 10 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. BBQ

  • 11 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Evening with host family

  • 12 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Package activities
    Evening. Pizza party

  • 13 day

    Morning. Classes
    Day. Kayaking or pedalo boating on Lake Geneva
    Evening. Disco

  • 14 day

    Morning. Departure
    Day.
    Evening.