Courses and Accomodation


Study Sessions Of 3 Months, 6 Months or a Year

‘SLS’ is aimed at young adults whatever their level of French. Students may enrol for a minimum period of 3 months which may be renewed termly.

If a total command of the French language is to be acquired before undertaking further academic studies or setting out for a career, this can only be achieved through following a prolonged programme of intensive language study.

Level I: Beginners
This course is aimed at students with little or no knowledge of French.
Level II: Intermediate
This course is aimed at students with a good basic knowledge of French.
Level III:
This course is aimed at students wishing to perfect their knowledge of French.
On arrival at school students sit for an entrance exam to evaluate their level.

Language Programme

The courses consist of the four essential components of language learning:
– writing – written comprehension
– speaking – oral comprehension

This programme is aimed at developing in depth:
sentence construction and use of grammar
comprehension of a wide range of written texts: literature – newspaper articles – other documents
written fluency in French – personal letters – reports
oral communication – comprehension and fluent oral expression – discussions – presentations

The Classes

Classes take place every morning from Monday to Friday, from 8a.m. to 11.30 a.m. – 20 to 24 classes per week.

Afternoons are usually free thus giving students the opportunity to review lessons and do homework. This free time can, of course, be used to pursue other activities.

Personal Work

A language course demands a certain amount of personal work from the student if it is to be a total success. Therefore teachers expect students to give some of their free time to personal research and revision.


Students may choose to live with a host family or in an apartment. Indicate your choice on enrollment and the school will do its best to ensure that you obtain satisfactory accommodation from what is available at the time.

Host Families

Living with a family is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most effective ways of putting into practice what has been learnt. What you have learnt is implanted more quickly and more firmly in your mind thanks to the daily practice. Living with a Swiss family – what better way could you ask for to integrate its culture? The host family offers bed and breakfast with free access to the kitchen so that you may prepare other meals (you may be asked, from time to time, to have the evening meal with the family)


Sometimes adults prefer the independence and calm of a private apartment. A group of students may rent an apartment together and share rooms. Nearby, our school has a selection of spacious, well-furnished apartments for rent. The apartments are for three or four students. A laundry service for bed linen and towels is included.