It is a leading group of language schools based in Switzerland
Providing year-round adult courses in Montreux, Lyon, Berlin and Freiburg as well as summer camps in Switzerland, France, Germany and England, they are devoted to excellence in language education. Inspired by our multicultural and multilingual country, they create a vibrant environment through activity-driven language training, allowing students to expand their horizons and explore new possibilities.
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, Alpafia offers you the best so you will get the most out of your time with us. It also provides language courses combined with a university placement or work internship. These programmes are the perfect solution for improving language skills and boosting professional development.
It offers a diverse range of French language courses in our year-round schools. From standard to intensive courses, from private lessons to exam preparation, Alpadia provides solutions adapted to our students’ needs. It is an official examination centre for the TCF exam and is in close proximity to regional DELF/DALF exam locations.
This school is in the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life in Lyon’s centre. The beautiful 19th century building is located on the “Presqu’île” (peninsula), overlooking the Rhône and a short walk from the Saône.
Alpadia 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.
A language of love, of literature, of fashion and of cooking, French is by far one of, if not the most romantic languages in our society today.
It is also a very important in business and international relations as it’s the second most influential language on the planet. It is claimed that knowing French helps improve structured thinking and develops the critical mind. There is no doubt that being able to communicate in French is a major asset for anyone wanting to advance their professional career or their love life, or both!
Adult schools in Germany offer a diverse range of courses for learning German. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to take an advanced level exam, we can help you find the class that you need. Berlin and Freiburg schools are official examination centres for the TELC exam and Alpadia Berlin proposes Goethe exams that can be taken nearby.
In the Schöneberg district, a stone’s throw from the main attractions of the capital, our language school offers students a unique opportunity to attend German classes in one of the most beautiful areas of the city.
Founded in 1972, its language school in Freiburg is established in an elegant neoclassical house located in the town centre. There, you will find a stimulating, multicultural environment, conducive to learning German rapidly.
Alpadia provides fantastic English language summer camps in Switzerland, England and Germany.
With a range of destinations on offer, just select the experience you prefer. Want to be close to the beach? Then choose Portsmouth or Brighton or for a more nature-rich background, close to lake and mountains, choose Leysin, Engelberg, Keele or Ascona. For the ultimate summer, pick London-City and benefit from all the dynamic, exciting activities on offer there.
With morning classes every weekday, the focus is placed on the active exercise of the language allowing for rapid progress of communication skills. Combined with sports, activity-packed afternoons and entertaining evenings, you are sure to pick up the language fast and make new friends in the process!
Our centre is ideally located, right in the heart of vibrant and trendy Hoxton, Shoreditch, the perfect location from which to discover all the different activities the city has to offer.
With imposing views over the English Channel and Brighton Marina, our course centre is located in one of Brighton's most desirable positions.
The center boasts leafy pedestrian walkways, a secure site, free WiFi, easy access to all facilities and an award winning catering team.
Set in the upper Lahn and only an hour from Frankfurt, the Lahntal Alpadia summer camp offers a great opportunity for young students to have fun and breathe fresh air while learning English.
Situated in the renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the centre of the village, our campus offers maximum comfort and modern facilities.
Providing fantastic conditions for an English language course for youngsters, our “Le Central-Résidence” course centre is located close to Leysin’s main train station.
Discover "Le Central-Résidence" summer camp centre, boasting modern facilities decorated in a typically Alpine style.
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, they do everything to help you prepare for your language study stay abroad.
Support 24/7 during your stay
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, they offer you personalized assistance. Their 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.
Support and supervision
Safety of students is our top priority, especially in their summer camps where we welcome young students from 8 to 17 years old. They provide professional supervision that is effective and discreet, adapted to the age group and to the type of accommodation booked. From the first day to the last, their team members are present and available to give the assistance requested by each student and to ensure their safety and well-being.
Quality team members
Their reputation owes a lot to the quality of our teaching staff and administrative team. They are dynamic, come from various backgrounds, have rich and varied experiences behind them and are enthusiastic about cultural diversity.
Using a modern and effective teaching method delivered by qualified teachers, they offer well-planned, enjoyable and motivating lessons adapted to all language levels. With a limited number of students per class, maximum interaction between teacher and students is encouraged and every opportunity is taken to exercise the learned language both in the classroom and outside. Their approach is aimed at achieving concrete results, making communication the priority.
Year-round schools and summer camps are ideally located so that you can take full advantage of the range of entertainment opportunities on offer at your chosen location. Close to our adult course centres, you will find practical transport links, great shopping streets, lively nightlife areas with a range of bars, restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, as well as parks to relax and practise sports. Their summer camps are located a stone’s throw from cultural and tourist attractions, providing entertaining activities and enjoyable excursions.
Their students come from all over the world, including Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. This is a unique opportunity to meet students from various backgrounds and to share different points of view. The variety in ages and professional experience means that you will find people with the same interests as you and when you get home from your language course, your address book will be filled with contacts from around the world!
Their Swiss quality standards, which we carefully apply to all our centres, make all the difference. For adult students, Lyon, Freiburg and Berlin enjoy a particularly advantageous cost of living, which enhances the excellent quality-price ratio. Summer camps propose a generous programme of included package activities; numerous sports, exciting and educational excursions as well as entertaining evenings. This ensures that their summer camp students benefit from learning the language in an environment that provides maximum fun!
At their adult schools you can validate your language level by taking an official exam delivered by: DELF/DALF or TCF exams for French and the Goethe-Institut or TELC Deutsch exams for German. Summer camp students receive an ALPADIA certificate attesting to class participation and validating the language level reached and results obtained.
The excellent quality of their adult schools is recognised by various official Swiss, French, German and international organisations specialised in the sector of education and educational tourism. When you choose their school, you are choosing one of the most-respected language schools around.
Choice of destinations
They propose a great selection of destinations for our year-round language schools and summer camps. Conveniently located close to transport links and international airports, their centres remain in proximity to main cultural and tourist attractions. For adult language courses they propose schools in internationally acclaimed cities and in charming towns that boast a beautiful scenic surrounding and a wealth of outdoor activities. Younger students have a generous choice of summer camps to attend: from the city to the lakeside, from the mountains to the forest, every preference is catered to.
Choice of accommodation
As accommodation is an essential part of a language study stay, they take special care in choosing various options, including host families, student apartments or residences, shared apartments, hotels, or B&Bs. Whether their adult students wish to be in direct contact with the locals, live with other international students or be fully independent during their stay, they have the accommodation option to best meet their needs and expectations.
Choice of courses and exams
They offer language lessons adapted to all levels, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For they adult students we propose several course types as well as specific exam preparation courses: DELF/DALF or TCF exams for French and the Goethe-Institut, TestDaF or TELC Deutsch exams for German. You can prepare for and sit most official exams at several dates throughout the year so you will have no trouble finding the right place and date to complete your course with an internationally recognised exam. And that's not all! They 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.
Choice of leisure activities
Learning a language shouldn’t be limited to lessons. To get the most out of a language course, it’s essential that students get the opportunity to engage in activities and speak the language outside the classroom. This is why at each centre they propose a diverse and exciting range of weekly activities and excursions. This provides the chance for students to get to know their classmates and to practise newly acquired language skills. For their summer camp students they offer an incredibly rich all-inclusive programme of activities that can be complemented with an additional Premium+ sportive or creative option.
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