ALPADIA Montreux — language school in Switzerland

  • Summer French School
  • Rue de la Gare 33, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland
  • From 13 To 17 age



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

Program description and what is 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


morning day evening
Day 1 Arrival day Day with host family Evening with host family
Day 2 Classes Package activities Games night
Day 3 Classes Package activities Jazz festival or evening in Vevey/Lausanne
Day 4 Classes Excursion to Château de Chillon or Aquaparc Movie night
Day 5 Classes Package activities BBQ
Day 6 Classes & weekly test Package activities Evening with host family
Day 7 Free time Excursion to Gruyères & Cailler Chocolate Factory Evening with host family
Day 8 Free day
Day 9 Classes Package activities Evening with host family
Day 10 Classes Package activities BBQ
Day 11 Classes Package activities Evening with host family
Day 12 Classes Package activities Pizza party
Day 13 Classes Kayaking or pedalo boating on Lake Geneva Disco
Day 14 Departure