Learn French & live in your private teacher's home around Geneva with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including French lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Switzerland. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one French lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Geneva. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in French. All of our teachers in Switzerland have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Geneva, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
ASC Languages has been offering high-quality language courses for the past 40 years. At ASC you can study French, English or German with certified teachers in a safe and culturally rich environment. In Geneva's beautiful scenery, between lake and mountains, meet the world in Switzerland's most international city: Geneva is the European seat of the UN, home of the Red Cross and more than 400 NGOs. Once you are in Geneva, travel is easy: the city is in the heart of Europe.
£ 223 discount for some courses and accommodations from 1-6 weeks
Our aim is to teach languages to children so they can progress and enrich their vocabulary while enjoying learning. During the morning, we offer English and French lessons based on the programs designed for the University of Cambridge and Alliance Française examinations. All of our teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching young people; the teachers are all native speakers. Their motivation is behind the specific character of our program and guarantees its success. We want our lessons to be lively and different from typical school lessons. The language classes are limited to a maximum of eight participants per class. They are set up based on the level of the children, allowing greater participation and improvement. We focus on conversation and gaining confidence. Lessons are based on the direct method and require the active participation of the student. Teachers work exclusively in their native language. During the summer camps, to use their linguistic knowledge, the campers produce a play assisted by the teachers and counselors. Each child can give their best performance by having fun. In the afternoon, the activities: Every day includes a complete and different program, guaranting fun! It’s in a friendly environment, and in safety, that our enthusiastic and dedicated staff organizes the activities of the day. ILC organizes sports and enjoyable activities outside or inside (in bad weather) using the large number of facilities in and around Megève. Campers will participate in the life of Megève by presenting a show to the people of Megève at the end of the week. This is a way to put into practice everything they have learned during their stay, and also to display their artistic talents. Creative workshops such as video editing, scrapbooking,… are also proposed. At the end of the day, we get together for a special event: team games, evening activities, etc. This time is also reserved for reading, dreaming or group discussions. The aim of these activities is to have fun; but we also focus on providing a multilingual environment, because it is at such a time that campers from all over the world communicate together and share emotions. Our programs are also aimed at developing the talents and the physical aptitudes of each participant. The activities are diverse and we promote individual adaptation while creating an overall positive effect on the group. The activities proposed are based on the age of the participants and adapted to their wishes. All service providers are qualified in their relevant activity. Week-end excursions visit impressive sites such as the Mer de Glace (Chamonix Mont-Blanc) or the wonderful Lake Annecy.
We teach our clients at their work place, in the comfort of their home, or the place of their choice. We tutor their spouses as well. We teach private customers and well as company employees, one-on-one or in groups. We tutor adults struggling to learn or perfect their French, disappointed with the lack of efficiency of group classes. We have been teaching French as free-lance for the last 20 years, are French natives, we always try to explain etymology, we can compare French to your own mother tongue in most cases, we teach out of passion for our native language. Preparation to DILF, DELF and DALF as well. Private lessons are worth far more than any group classes, for the simple reason that no teacher can dedicate him/herself only to your specific needs in a group. Any individual has his fields where he feels confident and others where he needs improvements. That is why we sincerely believe that passed the first level, group classes can’t bring any individual as much help as a coach. We are language coaches. Once you know how to swim, what makes the world champion different from any other swimmer is his dedication (getting to the pool at 5 am and doing 100 laps daily, for ex) and his coach. You can't achieve world championship in a group. You can with a good coach and a lot of determination. We won’t do the laps for you, but we’ll be there every step of the way. How long it takes is in your hands. We tailor our classes to your needs: from A1 to C2, you will master French in no time, with internet exercises, paper book exercises, listening fun and varied audio parts, reading, speaking and writing. We mix lots of different techniques according to level and needs and our teaching evolves with the student's progress. Conversational, business or finance French language. We can teach anywhere in Geneva from 9.00 to 19.00, from Monday to Friday.
I had told the school that the main reason for me to take the course was to get training in speaking French. I really appreciated the Work shop one day, which was mainly speaking French in a small group with an enthusiastic teacher. But the rest of... more
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