French summer school in Leysin

From 1520.- USD
approx 1360.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Accommodations
Residence
Options available
Tennis, art & design, adventure
Camp start dates
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07 / 07.08.2017

The students

Ages
13-17 years
ratings
32 authentic opinions

With its sunny terrace with views of the Alps, indoor swimming pool, spacious classrooms and large dining hall, the Leysin campus is sure to delight our younger participants! All students stay on-site in cosy bedrooms decorated in a traditional Alpine style. They can enjoy the multiple recreational areas to meet and have fun with their new international friends. The centre is located 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Leysin, near many shops and a wide variety of sports facilities for all tastes. This is the perfect location to make the most of the countless leisure options available in this exciting holiday resort!

Please note that the course centre also welcomes younger participants, ages 8 to 14. The activities programme for the 13-17-year-olds, however, is organised separately.

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Included in the price

  • General French course (20 or 25 lessons of 45 minutes per week)
  • Number of students per class: max. (14)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by French-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate
  • Train station transfer (Leysin-Feydey)

Standard French course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 6 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1520.-
(about EUR 1412.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1520
2
2620
3
3770
4
4930
Extra week (4+)
1210
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07 / 07.08.2017
Starting dates 2 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07.2017
Starting dates 3 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017
Starting dates 4 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07.2017
Starting dates 5 wk
03.07 / 10.07.2017
Starting dates 6 wk
03.07.2017

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from the residence

Intensive French course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 6 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1610.-
(about EUR 1495.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1610
2
2770
3
4010
4
5210
Extra week (4+)
1280
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07 / 07.08.2017
Starting dates 2 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07.2017
Starting dates 3 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017
Starting dates 4 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07.2017
Starting dates 5 wk
03.07 / 10.07.2017
Starting dates 6 wk
03.07.2017

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from the residence

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) 310 USD
Tennis PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 210 USD
Adventure PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 210 USD
Art & Design PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 120 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Geneva)
arrival between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and departure between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
290 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Geneva)
outside of schedule
390 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Geneva)
private
830 USD
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 60 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 50 CHF
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

Other accommodation options

Course info

Languages: English or French
Lessons: 20 (or 25) of 45 minutes
Levels: beginner to advanced
Students/class: max. 14
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (or 12:30 p.m.)

Standard or intensive courses
On arrival, you will sit a test so the language teachers can place you in a class adapted to your level. All students at the centre, from ages 8 to 17, take part in the classes together, according to their level. There are never more than 14 students per group in order to guarantee lively, interactive French lessons.
Students can choose between the standard course, which includes 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week, and the intensive option, which includes 5 additional lessons per week before lunch. All classes are taught by native speakers, only in French!

Private French courses
A private course allows you to improve your language skills in an individual, intensive way. The course is made up of 5 lessons of 45 minutes per week (limited availability).

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
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88% of students recommending this school

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32 students gave their opinion about this school

15 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
Hope to return ...
2 weeks, July – August 2016
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes, excellent teaching and feel more confident »
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« All of it, location, surroundings the whole package »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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12 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Il corso è stato bello e divertente.
2 weeks, July – August 2016
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, ho imparato molte cose nuove. »
School highlights
« Le classi poco numerose. »
Top tips
« Il museo Olimpico a Losanna. »
14 years old - Austria
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2015
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14 years old - Austria
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3 weeks, July – August 2015
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13 years old - Switzerland
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2 weeks, July – August 2015
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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« TANTI. IL SOGGIORNO MI HA AIUTATO A ROMPERE IL GHIACCIO E RIUSCIRE A PARLARE DI PIU »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
La scuola ubicata nell'albergo era perfetta!!
2 weeks, August 2015
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16 years old - Netherlands
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2 weeks, July – August 2015
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13 years old - Switzerland
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2 weeks, August 2015
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17 years old - Spain
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2 weeks, July 2015
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Testimonials

Tanja Zürcher
Tanja Zürcher
Leysin
Duration: 2 Weeks

Leysin is a little village in (the Swiss canton) Vaud, near Lake Geneva. The mountain village offers many sporting opportunities. It has a sports centre with tennis courts, a wave pool, a gym, squash courts and also an ice-rink. You can also play minigolf! I found the ESL school super! Every morning, all of the students go to the school, in classes suited to their language level, and then in the afternoon you do various activities. The ESL teachers are all young and affable people. Once a week, everyone goes to a rope course or water park, which is always fun. At the weekends, we explore the area around Lake Geneva and visit Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey or Geneva. I would recommend spending your holidays in Leysin, as you will not only find pleasure in the French language at the ESL school, but also many new friends!

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"Le Central" Residence
Participants stay in cosy alpine-style quadruple bedrooms located within the course centre. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, a TV and telephone, while each participant has their own desk and wardrobe. Bed linen and towels are provided. You will have your meals in the centre's large cafeteria together with the other international students. Make the most of the on-site indoor swimming pool and games area to relax after classes. The French teachers also live on-site to ensure the well-being of students.

The school offers a wide range of activities. In the afternoons, you’ll take advantage of the nearby sports facilities to enjoy various sports and leisure activities in spectacular surroundings. You will also have the opportunity to explore the region around Lake Geneva through shopping trips and area cultural excursions, while social game nights and disco parties keep your evenings exciting. On Sundays, full day excursion options include Montreux/Vevey, Le Bouveret or Gruyères. You can also visit plenty of excellent local museums including the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, the Alimentarium in Vevey or the Château de Chillon.

Please note that some optional activities (tennis, adventure, performing arts) must be booked in advance, while others (curling, yoga, Aquapark, etc.) can be booked on-site.

Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes + test Shopping in Lausanne or free time at the centre Adventure Park
Afternoon Sports tournament Beach volleyball or tennis or PREMIUM+ Excursion: Castle and cheese factory Football or petanque or PREMIUM+ Ice skating or swimming or PREMIUM+
Evening Welcome party Music quiz Barbecue Cinema Games Fancy dress party Disco Ice-breaker evening

Options:
Tennis:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Adventure:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Art & Design:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Special offers
ESL offers you pocket money!

ESL offers you pocket money!

Book a junior summer course and get USD 100 of pocket money per week.
 
This offer is valid for the following destinations:
 
- Montreux
- Leysin (French courses for 13-17 year oldsEnglish courses for 13-17 year olds / French courses for 8-14 year olds / English courses for 8-14 year olds)
- Zug (German courses / English courses)
- Ascona (Italian courses / English courses)
 
Conditions of the offer:
Valid for any new booking made before 12.08.2017.
 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on the 01.04.2017

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