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French Courses with optional Internship & Volunteering in Montreux, Switzerland

Learn French & Experience Switzerland!

With professional teaching provided by qualified teachers; lively, dynamic and effective language courses, a range of carefully chosen accommodation options, exciting activities and personalised support, we offer you the best so you will get the most out of your time with us. And that's not all! We also provide language courses combined with a university placement or work internship. These programmes are the perfect solution for improving language skills and boosting professional development.

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2019

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of 130 EUR must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

Standard Course, 20 lessons, from 320 CHF a week

This course framework helps you acquire general French linguistic skills that can be readily applied to day-to-day life. Benefit by developing your core language proficiency and by still having plenty of free time. 

Intensive Course, 25 lessons,  from 405 CHF a week

If you are looking for a thorough, group-learning experience, you will find that this French course fits the bill! With extra attention given to oral communication skills, this course helps you make solid progress. 

Premium Course, 30 lessons,  from 555 CHF a week

Intensity and duration based on your needs . Providing a dynamic, in-depth approach to learning French, with specific classes dedicated to oral and written communication, this comprehensive class allows you to build your confidence and fast!

Private lessons, 150 CHF a lesson 

Intensity and duration based on your needs . As the most tailored learning experience, taking one-on-one French classes with the teacher will allow you to advance at your pace, touching on themes that are relevant to your specific learning objectives. 

Combi 5 & 10 , 25 or 30 lessons,  from 945 CHF a week
Ideal if you seek variety in your French language learning experience as this course provides a solid foundation with additional private lessons to address particular objectives and discuss specific themes. 
Exam Prep, 30 lessons per week, 2,150 CHF for 4 weeks
If you are looking to prepare for the official DELF/DALF or TCF French language exams, you should follow this course to ensure rapid progress and to build your confidence before the exam. 
  • Levels : Intermediate to advanced B1 > C1 
  • Duration: 4 weeks 
  • Lessons : 30 per week (Standard 20 + 10 exam prep. in mini-group)

University Pathway

With a gorgeous and unique setting, our school proposes a wonderful place to learn French or English in preparation for entry into one of Switzerland's higher educational institutions. Reputed the world over for its Swiss quality teaching, top universities, high quality of living and beautiful natural landscapes, studying in Switzerland is a great choice for both personal and professional development. Our Swiss university partners offer Bachelors in Finance, Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Art & Design. 

Admission for public universities as well as private schools begins from December for entry the following September. Your application to public university must contain all requested documents, however you can send a copy of your language certificate up until June. Private institutions however request all the necessary forms by the application deadline. Our deadlines take into account the time taken by the examination centres to publish exam results. We'll guide you through each university's specific application process.

Requirements for Switzerland 

  • You need a C1 level for entering university 
  • EU applicants: no visa needed 
  • Non EU applicants: you will have to request a student visa. Once your tuition fee is paid we will send you an invitation letter for your visa application. Simultaneously, we will help you launch your application at the university
  • Language level / course duration prior to exam: A1 beginner: 10 months / A2 elementary: 8 months / B1 Pre-intermediate: 6 months / B2 Intermediate: 4 months / C1 Pre-advanced: 2 months
Work internship, 550 CHF - one-time placement fee 
Not only will you boost your language level, but you will also gain invaluable work experience in the language of study. Depending on your skills and previous training, we will tap into our network of employers to find you an internship within local industry. This could be in the tourism and hospitality industries or within finance, sales, social services, technology, event management, education and administration. 
We can guarantee you an internship that will allow you to speak and exercise your French, ensuring rapid progress in the learned language and helping you gain confidence and fluency.
Internship Requirements
  • Age : minimum 18 years old  
  • Duration : min. 6 weeks 
  • Course types : minimum 20 lessons per week or more 
  • Level : B2 at the time of the internship 
  • Start : anytime, absolute beginners have specific start dates 
  • Internship duration : min. 2 months 
  • Industries: tourism, hospitality, administration, social services etc. 
  • Remuneration : unpaid 
  • Nationality : EU, Switzerland (for other countries, students will require a work permit or a student visa allowing them to work)
French language + volunteering
  • Level B1 
  • From 18 years old 
  • Duration: from 1 week to 6 months 
  • Min. 6 weeks of Standard 20 course to begin volunteer project 
  • Begins every Monday / Registration min. 4 weeks in advance 
  • Price: Group (as listed above) + CHF 100 placement fee 

Reasons to learn French in Montreux with us

With over 20 years experience in language education, our school is a leading provider of courses in top European destinations!

Learning a language abroad allows for total immersion in the local culture and lifestyle of a foreign country. Without a doubt, this is the most effective method to progress and to ensure long-lasting knowledge of a foreign language. For over two decades, our school has been providing students from the world over, the opportunity to learn in complete language immersion. For teenagers to mature students, we know how to create an attractive and adapted learning environment that allows people to take full advantage of their experience. From dynamic and interactive teaching methods in class to cultural and fun leisure activities outside the classroom, we offer a generous and varied programme that enables you to progress with confidence and ease.

  • Our school in Montreux is on the main street on the edge of Lake Geneva. The beautiful promenade is surrounded by exotic plants, which help make this one of the most visited places in French-speaking Switzerland
  • You can easily reach the school from your accommodation by bus or train with stations only five minutes away on foot
  • The course centre has comfortable and bright classrooms, a cafeteria plus a fully-equipped kitchen and welcoming terraces where you can relax with friends
  • The size of school means that we are able to give students our personal attention and be there for you when you arrive and throughout your stay.
  • Thanks to the many in-house computers and wireless network through-out the school, you can go online and check your emails for free
  • At the end of class, you can go straight onto the terraces by Lake Geneva with the other students or visit the shops nearby.
Our school is a wonderful location to learn and get immersed into the French language. In our bright, modern classrooms, you will benefit from high-quality teaching that combines fun and effective educational styles to give you a well-rounded learning experience. The range of courses available gives you several options, all of which follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As we test your language level before you arrive at school, from the first morning you will already find yourself in the appropriate French class.

Support organising your stay
From accommodation booking to assistance with administrative procedures; help in obtaining your visa and travel insurance to the personalised follow-up of your progress, we do everything to help you prepare for your language study stay abroad. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice so you can set off with peace of mind. If you so wish, we can also organise your transfer from the airport to your accommodation, perfect for a smooth landing!  
Support 24/7 during your stay
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we offer you personalised assistance. Our team is always available to answer your questions and help you during your language course. An emergency number is also available to use around the clock
School's facilities
  • Modern classrooms
  • Free WIFI
  • Success rate 98%
  • Free library
  • Computer room
  • Year-round French courses for all levels
  • Small international study groups
  • Courses start every Monday
  • The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks
  • Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.  
  • Levels: Beginner to advanced A1* > C1  
  • Duration : 1 to 48 weeks  
  • Maximum number of students in the class 12
Included in the price
  • Tuition
  • Learning material
  • Assessment test
  • Certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Student card
  • Accommodation placement and taxes
  • Free internet access (WLAN/Wi-Fi)
  • Application fee 125 EUR
  • Airport Transfer Geneva  - 190 CHF
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Optional accommodation during your French Course in Montreux

The school can provide you with a variety of superb accommodation options in the beautiful Swiss Riviera region. From immersion with a local family, to independence in our studio apartment, you will be able to select the option that best addresses your needs.

How do you like to live?

Host family

Strongly recommended to students who want to progress rapidly and improve their fluency, staying with a French-speaking family offers a true taste of local life. With either a half-board or breakfast-only meal option, you stay in a single or double room, sharing the kitchen and bathroom with the family.

Student apartment

In Montreux there are two apartments available, offering either a single or double room. Both apartments are within 15-minutes walking distance to the school and include free internet access, a TV, a balcony, in-house laundry facilities, a shared bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.


Only 10 minutes from the school by foot, this lovely little studio is ideally located and provides you with total independence and privacy. With a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, TV and internet connection, the studio can also be occupied by couples or friends wanting to stay together alone.

Leisure: Learn to speak French and have fun!


Enjoy the broad range of year-round activities in the Swiss Riviera!

From spring to autumn, you can take part in numerous mountain and water sports like climbing, paragliding, sailing, waterskiing, stand-up paddle or mountain-biking and in winter you can go skiing, ice skating or snowshoe trekking in the one of the world's largest ski resorts “Les Portes du Soleil” – the Riviera is a real sports paradise! If you are not into sports, there is still plenty to see, as you can visit the famous medieval Château de Chillon, sail on a hundred-year-old steamboat on Lake Geneva, enjoy the beautiful Christmas market in winter or experience the world famous jazz music festival.

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 We look forward to seeing you in Montreux! 

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