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SWITZERLAND - Swiss Alps, LEYSIN
 
Leysin
 
 

With the tradition of excellence in the field of education and four official languages, French, German, Italian and Romanche, Switzerland is the ideal place for language study. Combine French and English in one trip! And, combine your language lessons with outdoor sports programs offered year-round.

The village of Leysin, also known as the “sunny balcony of Switzerland”, is a famous summer and winter resort within the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, situated in the mountains above Lake Geneva.

Study in a truly international atmosphere, on a “campus” that includes a residence with comfortable rooms, a college library, language laboratory, fitness-room, and student cafeteria and lounge. The campus has been a major study center for French and English for over 30 years. You’

ll take classes in a beautiful and historic building overlooking the village of Leysin.

Also in Leysin you can enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities: mountain biking and whitewater rafting in the summer, and downhill skiing and boarding, and cross-country skiing in the winter and early spring. In addition, the facilities offered by Leysin are excellent: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two sports centers and numerous lifts that access the mountain in both summer and winter. And Leysin is ideally situated for excursions both within Switzerland and to other European countries.

Instant email inquiry:

leysin@eduvacations.com

Minimum age:

16

Getting there:

By plane: Geneva international airport, then by train to Aigle (direction Brig). In Aigle you change to the mountain train Aigle-Leysin until the last stop. By train: to Aigle (on the line between Geneva and Milan), then continue as above. By car: take the Aigle exit off the motorway which runs along the north side of Lake Geneva and follow signs to Leysin.

For air, hotels, cars, trains, phones nd more:
check our AutoEurope link.

Course prices include:
- language program
- recreational activities program (cultural visits to museums and theater productions, guided tours, day trips to Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Gruyères, visits to farms and charming rural villages, trips to seasonal events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival).
- evening activities program (cheese fondue evenings, film nights, discos, competitions and theme parties)

 

Program Information
 
Program Details
 
General English or French Language Course
Intensive English or French Language Course
English or French One-on-One Instruction
English or French Course for Groups
English or French Combination Course
English as a Foreign Language Program
English as a Foreign Language Program
Winter and Summer Activity Program (English or French)
 
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations: 5% off course price

 
Program Information

What People are Saying

“I thought the French classes at Leysin were excellent! I wouldn’t mind doing them again. I learned a lot. In 2 weeks I reviewed essentially 5 years of French study that I forgot plus started understanding spoken French. I was glad I took downhill skiing there. The instructor spoke excellent English (in addition to French) and was very patient and helpful. I brought my ice skates so ended up ice skating as well. The rental car was convenient and I’m glad I had it. I did a fair amount of touring on my own. It may not have been perfect French, but we communicated! Meals there were excellent and more than ample. Bottom-line, I really liked it, learned a lot, and enjoyed it, met a number of very pleasant and personable people. I would do it again.”  Eva, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Winter: downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, indoor/outdoor pool, tennis, squash and ice-skating. Take lessons to improve your skiing and boarding; you’ll improve your downhill skills, as well as your French. Summer: horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, and even bungee jumping! Also evening activities and day trips to Geneva, Lausanne and its Olympic museum, Montreux and the famous Chillon Castle, Martigny, and Gruyeres. Visit Lucerne, Berne or Interlaken, take boat trips on Lake Geneva, explore the farms and charming rural villages, and experience seasonal events such as the Montreux Jazz festival.

Accommodation Choices

Residence (double or single rooms with bath or shower; breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday & brunch on weekends); apartments and hotels.

Accommodation

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

Student Residence:
3 meals, a day, brunch only on weekends, double room

SFr 360 per week

Student Residence:
3 meals, a day, brunch only on weekends, single room

SFr 530 per week

Hotels:

Please inquire.
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Program Details
 
General English or French Language Course

24 class hours per week of language instruction (14 students maximum per class; average is 6-8). You’ll participate in controlled and free practice in all areas of language acquisition, conversation, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills development and intensive grammar review. Continuous assessment is carried out throughout the program to monitor progress and a final evaluation is made at the end of the course.
Minimum Stay: 2-week minimum (maximum 48 weeks)

Start dates:  Start every Monday

General English or French Language Course

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

2 — 7 weeks

SFr 400
per week

8 — 15 weeks

SFr 375
per week

16+ weeks

SFr 350
per week

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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Intensive English or French Language Course

24 class hours per week of language instruction (14 students maximum per class; average is 6-8), plus 2 class hours per day of one-on-one instruction in the afternoon; 34 class hours per week total. The private instruction in the afternoon can be designed to meet your particular needs.
Minimum Stay: 2-week minimum (maximum 48 weeks)

Start dates:  Start every Monday

Intensive English or French Language Course

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

2 — 7 weeks

SFr 950
per week

8 — 15 weeks

SFr 870
per week

16+ weeks

SFr 830
per week

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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English or French One-on-One Instruction

2 to 8 class hours (45 minute sessions) of language instruction per day. This program is specially adapted to your personal needs and schedule. The vocabulary and course content can be designed according to your requirements, and so is especially helpful for professionals, especially those in the fields of business administration, engineering or tourism.

Start dates:  Start any weekday

English or French One-on-One Instruction

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

SFr 65 per hour

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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English or French Course for Private Groups

This course is designed for the specific needs and interests of a private group. Arrangements, such as contents, start dates and course lengths should be discussed with the Director of Studies prior to arrival.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

For Private Groups, please inquire: leysin@eduvacations.com

English or French Combination Course

24 class hours per week of language instruction in combination with a university course in areas such as Art, Business, Administration, Computer Science, Economics, History, Literature, Marketing, Management, Mathematics, Political Studies and Psychology (3 hours per week). All university courses are taught in English. The curriculum is based on the American system of higher education, but it emphasizes an international perspective.

English or French Combination Course

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

Fall or Spring semester
Jan 19—May 07 / Aug 29—Dec 17

SFr 8060

Summer semester
May 20—Jul 09

SFr 5260

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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English as a Foreign Language Program

24 class hours per week (45 minutes per session) for 16, 24, or 32 weeks. This course is designed for non-native speakers who need to master English in order to participate in university courses and succeed in an American academic environment. You’ll cover: descriptive and narrative composition, report writing, formal and informal letter writing, reading of fictional and non-fictional texts, aural and oral skills practice, sentence formation, paragraph and essay writing.

Start dates:  Start every Monday

English as a Foreign language

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

2 — 7 weeks

SFr 400
per week

8 — 15 weeks

SFr 375
per week

16+ weeks

SFr 350
per week

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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Exam Revision Tutorial Program (English)

The purpose of this intensive course is to review and improve language skills in preparation for exams such as GCSEs and “A” levels, the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge and TOEFL exams.

For Exam Revision Tutorial Program (English),
please inquire: leysin@eduvacations.com

Language plus Winter and Summer Activity Program (English or French)

24 class hours of language study per week plus afternoon and evening activities designed for outdoor and culture enthusiasts who want to discover the beauty of the Swiss Alps, love exciting sports, enjoy living in a diverse, multicultural environment and want to improve their language skills. This program is offered every two weeks from January to May and from September to December; for private groups, the program is offered in July and August. An afternoon program of activities may include: skiing and snowboarding, tennis or swimming, mountain climbing or guided walks (activities vary depending on the time of the year and interests). In addition, you can participate in evening cultural activities.
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks

All prices are in Swiss francs (SFr)

Language & Skiing/Snowboard Program

Jan 19 — May 07

Tuition, accommodation and meals

(cost based on double room occupancy)

SFr 630

Single room supplement

SFr 170

Ski Pass Leysin

SFr 125
(5 days, from 1 p.m.)

Ski Pass “Alpes Vaudoises”

SFr 217
(6 days, all day)

Language & Tennis Program

on request

Tennis lessons with Leysin’s
“California Tennis Academy”

Private lesson:  SFr 78 per hour

2 people:  SFr 090 per hour

3 people:  SFr 100 per hour

4 people:  SFr 100 per hour

Tuition:  on request

Accommodation and meals (cost based on double room occupancy)

SFr 430

Language & Art Program

Jan 19 — May 07

Tuition:  on request

Art Workshop:
on request

Accommodation and meals
(cost based on double room occupancy)

SFr 430

Deposit = 20%
of course fee

Cultural Program Fee

SFr 60
per week

Liability Deposit
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 300 total

Computer Lab Fee
(as of 8 weeks)

SFr 120 total

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