Mon-Fri 8-17, Sat-Sun 10-16
(UK time)
Currently watching: 4
Discount
from CHF 300.00
School is closed Check out other institutions in Ascona / Switzerland

Alpadia Ascona language school

Address: Via delle Cappelle 1, 6612 Ascon

Description Alpadia Ascona language school

  • Students age: 13 to 17 years;
  • Location: Ascona, Switzerland;
  • Languages ​​of instruction: English, German, Italian, French.

Since 1996, the educational company Alpadia offers effective and interesting courses in the study of foreign languages: English, German, French, Italian. One of the most popular campuses is the Alpadia Ascona, located in the eponymous resort town on the shore of a clean, quiet lake with warm water in Lago Maggiore. Children from all over the world aged 13 to 17 can study here, combining English or Italian language lessons with interesting leisure activities, excursions and sports.

The population of Ascona totals only about 5000 people - it is a very cozy and quiet resort, the distance to Lugano is 50 kilometers.

Students with any level of preparation, from elementary to advanced, can study on the course. Before the beginning of the classes, on the first day the students pass the introductory testing, which distributes them into classes according to the level of knowledge. Also, screening tests take place every week to more closely monitor the academic progress of groups, adjusting the curriculum if necessary. Classes are held in the morning (3 hours a day) - the standard course includes 15 lessons weekly. The duration of one lesson of English is 45 minutes. Students can choose the most priority intensity for themselves - 20 or 25 lessons per week (standard and intensive courses, respectively).

The minimum duration of the course in Alpadia Ascona is 1 week, the basic intensity is 15 lessons weekly. The training is conducted in small groups (14 people maximum) to enable the teacher to give every student the most attention, closely monitor progress and achievements. In the learning process, a communicative approach is used, the most effective among modern methods - thanks to it, children overcome the emotional barrier in a matter of days and develop communicative skills extraordinarily fast.

At the request of the students, a group transfer to the airport or railway station of Lugano, Zurich airport is organized.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Alpadia Ascona language school

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
30.06.2019 -06.07.2019 07.07.2019 -13.07.2019 14.07.2019 -20.07.2019 21.07.2019 -27.07.2019 28.07.2019 -03.08.2019
13-17
from 1 300 CHF / week

A general, universal course that students can apply to, regardless of the level of training available. There are 20 lessons per week - on the one hand, it guarantees fast academic progress, on the other hand, leaves enough time for rest and entertainment. All basic language skills develop in a complex way: reading, listening, writing, speaking, and expanding vocabulary.

The cost of stay (training + accommodation) is:

Standard course:

  • 1 week = 1405 CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2510 CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3660 CHF
  • 4 weeks = 4820 CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6025 CHF
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Training on the selected program
  • All textbooks, books and materials
  • Entertainment and leisure program (afternoon and evening)
  • Excursions
  • Escort of professional guides, animators and tutors, constant supervision of children.
30.06.2019 -06.07.2019 07.07.2019 -13.07.2019 14.07.2019 -20.07.2019 21.07.2019 -27.07.2019 28.07.2019 -03.08.2019
13-17
from 1 300 CHF / week

The general Italian language course for students with any preparation includes 20 lessons per week. Students are engaged in small groups - this gives the teacher the opportunity to carefully monitor the progress of each child, successes and achievements, if necessary, adjusting the curriculum. All language skills are actively developing: reading, listening, writing and speaking; The main emphasis is on improving communication skills and spoken Italian.

The cost of stay (training + accommodation) is:

Standard course:

  • 1 week = 1405 CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2510 CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3660 CHF
  • 4 weeks = 4820 CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6025 CHF
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Training on the selected program
  • All textbooks, books and materials
  • Entertainment and leisure program (afternoon and evening)
  • Excursions
  • Escort of professional guides, animators and tutors, constant supervision of children.
30.06.2019 -06.07.2019 07.07.2019 -13.07.2019 14.07.2019 -20.07.2019 21.07.2019 -27.07.2019 28.07.2019 -03.08.2019
13-17
from 1 300 CHF / week

For those students who want to improve their language skills in the shortest possible time and are willing to engage more persistently, an intensive course is offered - 25 lessons per week. Particular attention is paid to the development of communication skills, spoken English - vocabulary is actively expanding, pronunciation improves, accent is adjusted.

The cost of stay (training + accommodation) is:

Intensive course:

  • 1 week = 1495 CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2660 CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3900 CHF
  • 4 weeks = 5100 CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6375 CHF
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Training on the selected program
  • All textbooks, books and materials
  • Entertainment and leisure program (afternoon and evening)
  • Excursions
  • Escort of professional guides, animators and tutors, constant supervision of children.
01.07.2019 -04.08.2019
13-17
from 1 495 CHF / week

The intensive course implies 25 lessons weekly - yes, students have less time for entertainment and leisure, but language learning is more rapid and active, academic progress is greatly accelerated. The main emphasis in teaching is on developing communicative and speech skills, expanding vocabulary, improving pronunciation and correcting accent.

The cost of stay (training + accommodation) is:
Intensive course:

  • 1 week = 1495 CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2660 CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3900 CHF
  • 4 weeks = 5100 CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6375 CHF
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Training on the selected program
  • All textbooks, books and materials
  • Entertainment and leisure program (afternoon and evening)
  • Excursions
  • Escort of professional guides, animators and tutors, constant supervision of children.
30.06.2019 -03.08.2019
13-17
from 300 CHF / 5 lessons

Intensive individual lessons are the best way to accelerate academic progress, focus on specific priority language skills and skills, detail disassemble and study particularly difficult topics. Offers 5 lessons weekly (one per day) - this course is especially effective as a supplement to the main program.

Course fee = 300 CHF / 5 lessons.

30.06.2019 -03.08.2019
13-17
from 300 CHF / 5 lessons

Classes with an experienced one-on-one teacher will help effectively fill gaps in knowledge, deepen and update existing skills. This course includes 5 lessons weekly, 1 per day, and can be combined with a standard program, increasing its productivity and accelerating academic progress.

Course fee = 300 CHF / 5 lessons.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students Alpadia Ascona live in a comfortable residence in rooms for 2-4 people, with all amenities, necessary furniture, bathroom and toilet. The residence is on the last floor of the general training center Collegio Papio Alpadia. Each room has beds, a desk and chairs, storage cabinets and clothes, good lighting.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : Classes in mini-groups, French, German for teenagers, German for the summer, german language, Individual lessons, Intensive German
Events list: badminton, basketball, Beach games, Bus excursion, football, handball, mini golf, swimming, table tennis, volleyball

Events Alpadia Ascona language school

Besides linguistic lessons, children have the opportunity to go in for sports, creativity and attend various excursions. The sports facilities available on the campus of Alpadia Ascona are very wide and varied:

  • Beach volleyball;
  • Trekking and hiking in the mountains;
  • Kayaking;
  • Riding on the catamarans;
  • Handball;
  • Minigolf;
  • Football;
  • Table tennis;
  • Basketball;
  • Beach games;
  • Hockey;
  • Swimming in the lake and the basin;
  • Fitness.

In the evenings, the students will enjoy interesting and exciting leisure and entertainment activities: barbecues and picnics, film screenings, competitions and relay races, quizzes, masquerade shows and talent contest, fashion shows, discos and themed parties.

For an additional fee it is possible to diversify the course with additional electives:

  • Active and extreme sports;
  • Water sports;
  • Horse riding;
  • Tennis.

Switzerland provides ample opportunities for excursions and educational trips - they are organized for students every weekend, sometimes even during the week. You can visit Monte Tamaro, the island of Brissago, the SplashSpa water park, the Berlizon castles, and spend time shopping in Lugano.

Equipment Alpadia Ascona language school

The main building of the Alpadia Ascona camp is a former monastery built in the 16th century. Despite the large number of charming old buildings, the camp includes everything necessary for effective teaching and comfortable rest. For pupils prepared spacious, bright rooms with interactive equipment, assembly hall and computer lab with free access to the Internet, games rooms with billiards and table football. Excellent equipped sports infrastructure in the open air, there are professional fields for football, basketball, volleyball and other team games.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The Alpadia Ascona summer camp is open from from 3 July to 31 July (arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays) and offer courses from 1 week to 4 weeks.

The cost of the program (tuition + accommodation) is:

1) Standard course:

  • 1 week = 1405 CHF;
  • 2 weeks = 2510 CHF;
  • 3 weeks = 3660 CHF;
  • 4 weeks = 4820 CHF;
  • 5 weeks = 6025 CHF;
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.

2) Intensive course:

  • 1 week = 1495 CHF;
  • 2 weeks = 2660 CHF;
  • 3 weeks = 3900 CHF;
  • 4 weeks = 5100 CHF;
  • 5 weeks = 6375 CHF;
  • Additional week = 1205 CHF.
     

The indicated cost already includes:

  • Accommodation;
  • All tutorials, books and materials;
  • Entertaining and leisure program (day and night);
  • Excursions;
  • Support of professional guides, animators and educators;
  •  Constant supervision of children.

The cost of the programs does not include and paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 110 CHF;
  • Group transfer = 200 CHF (from 9:00 to 16:00, the airport in Geneva);
  • Individual lessons = 300 CHF / 5 lessons;
  • Tennis lessons = 200 CHF / week;
  • Creativity and art = 120 CHF / week;
  • Water sports = 200 CHF / week.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 155 GBP
  • Medical insurance 15 GBP
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


Map, location

Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

Alpadia Ascona language school reviews

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
Similar schools
Callback Free course selection Online consultant