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Program & Admission Information - Montreux, Switzerland  


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The method used at our course centers is built around communication. To achieve this, our classes comprise a maximum of 12 students, which will allow you to take an active part in your lessons on an ongoing basis.

We have based our approach to language not on the incorporation of exercises and rote phrases that do not fit the students’ context, but rather on the pursuit of linguistic goals that are both concrete and practical. You will thus develop your own know-how and not simply accumulate knowledge that you will only be able to apply in a specific context. We use a variety of recognized French as a Second Language (FSL) methods and incorporate the use of current topics and the richness offered by multicultural classes.

Your French language skills will be assessed with a grading test, in order to place you in a class corresponding to your level of language proficiency. Our scale of levels is in line with the European Framework of Reference for Languages, which has become a standard framework in Europe for the teaching of foreign languages. Twice a month, your main instructor will provide you with a report assessing the progress that you have made and will meet with you to discuss points that need improvement in the future.

Standard Program
Group 20 lessons per week. Available for students at any level, beginning to advanced. Each lesson has a duration of 50 minutes. The courses take place in the morning, Monday-Friday. Our standard course enables you to gain a solid grounding in all key aspects of the French language while allowing you to dedicate much of the day to other activities.

Intensive Program
Group 30 lesson per week. Available for students at any level, beginning to advanced. Each lesson has a duration of 50 minutes. The courses take place in the morning, Monday-Friday. By enrolling in the Intensive French program, you will be taking advantage of the opportunity to progress more rapidly as you learn French. In addition to the Standard French coursework, you will attend 10 additional communication oriented lessons each week. However, you will still have plenty of free time for extracurricular activities.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 16 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of French is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students seeking credit for study should check with their home school before registering. Generally, U.S. schools consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.
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Certificates & Exams

A Certificate will be issued to students provided he/she has attended the course regularly. The Certificate describes quite precisely level of language competence the student has reached in language training in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Preparation for the following exams is offered as an optional extra, at additional cost, and/or as guided self study in the multimedia learning center:

1. Alliance Française: Certificat d'Etudes de Français Pratique 1 (CEFP 1) for unit A2, level 3.

2. Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française I (DELF) for unit B1+, level 5.

3. Diplôme d'Etudes an Langue Française II (DELF) / Accès au DALF / Alliance Française: Diplôme de Langue Française (DL) for unit B2+, level 7.

4. Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF) / Alliance Française: Diplôme Supérieur d'Etudes Françaises Modernes (DS) for unit C1+, level 9.

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