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TOP-40 language schools in Switzerland that provide high-quality language courses for foreign students

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Swiss language schools becomes more and more popular evry year. They allow to get excellent education combined with opportunities for physical and creative development. SMAPSE offers you more than 40 best language schools in Switzerland that provide various courses for foreign students all year round.

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4 tips to choose from 40 best Swiss language schools

Actually, there are quite a few networked international schools in Switzerland for studying foreign languages. For example, French language courses at Lausanne Eurocentres. In addition, there is also Swiss association of educational centers. For example, the C & L Study Center in Montreux or the Oekos Schule in Zurich.

In Switzerland you can find one the most popular and rating schools for studying French - Language Studies International. It is located in a cozy campus in the heart of Zurich (Seefeld district).

In addition, in Switzerland, in Geneva, at any time of the year, the teaching association Study & Live in your Teacher's Home is recruiting students. Studying process here takes place mainly in the form of individual lessons in French with the teacher. There are also several educational centers, where students can take programs that combine studying of two or even three European languages.

In general, there is a wide range of Swiss language schools to choosw from. There are 4 tips that are necessary to make the right choice:

  • The language of studying. It is better to choose courses in the language of further education. Studying at Swiss language schools is the best opportunity to improve command of foreign languages and increase chances to enter world leading universities in England, Germany, America or Switzerland.
  • Intensity and duration of the course. The standard programme usually includes 15-20 academic hours for language classes, and intensive ones are already from 25 to 30 hours. If the programme is intensive - it will be enough 2 weeks, and the standard course is better taken for 4 weeks.
  • Season for studying. Most Swiss language schools accept students all year-round. Students can study during all vacations - in autumn, winter, spring and in summer. All courses include entertaining and leisure programs, such as interesting excursions, sports and so on.
  • Accommodation conditions. Whether the school has a residence for students, it's better to look for additional accommodation options. Swiss schools can be divided into schools with full board, when students spend 24 hours on campus and day schools, where accommodation is chosen additionally.

Tuition fees for studying at TOP-40 Swiss language schools as a foreign student

The price for studying at language schools in Switzerland depends on location of the school, it's prestige and the type os chosen course. The average price is from 200 to 1000 CHF for 2 weeks of the intensive language course.

It's worth to note that accommodation is also quite expensive for students. One of the most profitable options - host family accommodation. In addition, it's possible to rent a room or apartments together with other students. Moreover, quite a lot of Swiss language courses are organized on the basis of universities. During studying the course students can stay in the student hostel, which is cheaper than other options

Top 9 language schools in Switzerland

1 Alpadia Montreux
2 Alpadia Ascona
3 Ecole Lemania
4 Home Language International
5 Institut Villa Pierrefeu
6 Verbier Language School
7   LSI Zurich
8 LSI Montreux
9 LSI Lugano

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Top 40 language schools in the UK

1 OISE London
2 EC London Covent Garden
3 OISE Oxford
4 London School of English
5 OISE Cambridge
6 UIC Oxford International
7 Kaplan International English London Covent Garden
8 Regents University London
9 LAL London Summer School
10 Home Language International
11 Oxford International Study Centre
12 Regent Oxford School
13 Stafford House School of English London
14 EC London Euston
15 Living Learning English
16 The Language Gallery
17 Skola London English Summer School in London
18 Harrow House International College
19 Brighton Language College BLC
20 Kaplan International English London Leicester Square
21 Frances King School of English London Kensington
22 Regent Scanbrit Bournemouth
23 Stafford House School of English Canterbury
24 Malvern House London
25 Wimbledon School of English
26 UIC English London Greenwich
27 Studio Cambridge
28 Alpadia Keele
29 EC Cambridge
30 Cavendish School of English
31 EC Brighton
32 EC Manchester
33 Oxford International UIC Brighton
34 EC Bristol
35      EC Oxford
36 St. Giles International London Central
37 Twin Group
38 Burlington School of English
39 Hampstead School of English London
40 St. Giles London Highgate

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Cost of living in Switzerland

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 598 787
Food 413 759
Transportation 61 291
Communications and utilities 96 110
Clothing 36 135
Sports and leisure 52 185
Total 1,256 2,268


Statistics of English courses in Switzerland

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week (CHF)
Standard curses 15-20 6-12 Beginner 300+
Intensive courses 30 6-15 Beginner 430+
Semi-intensive courses 25 6-15 Beginner 380+
Conversation training 4 5-9 Beginner 60+
Exam preparation courses 30 6-8 Intermediate 530+
Business german courses 2 6-8 Intermediate 70+
Courses for professionals 10-15 1-2 Beginner 200+
Private lessons individual 1-2 Beginner 98/les. +

Accommodation in Switzerland

Shared room outside of centre 604
Shared room in city centre 795
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 914
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,242


Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min., CHF Average CHF
Consular fee of the embassy 40 68
Flight (Moscow - Zurich - Moscow) 250 300
Medical insurance 70 130
Study material 30 60
Delivery of invitations by express mail 70 100
Transfer/Escort 110 150
Additional payment for accommodation per week, during the high season 220 360
Additional payment for tuition per week, during the high season 80 120
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