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English as a Foreign Language (ages 5-8)

Children learn through more complex play and scenario role playing and begin to develop their writing skills.

Course type
Young Learners
Maximum class size
12
Lesson hours per week
3 hours per week
Course dates
Wednesdays or Saturdays
Course Length
Academic year programme
Location
Bell at Colombettes , Bell at the World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre , Bell at Montbrillant

Our English as a Foreign Language programme is designed for young learners who don’t speak English at home.

Children progress through each key level at Bell and will be assessed to make sure they are in the best class for them. Our courses are mapped to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which is an international standard for describing language ability. 

We also offer Cambridge exams for young learners.

Programme overview

Activities include:

  • Vocabulary games
  • Role play
  • Book making
  • Songs and rhymes
  • Craft activities

Learning outcomes

  • Develop oral skills in English
  • Develop your understanding in English
  • Develop a better understanding of the environment and cultures
  • Being confident in yourself

Courses schedules

Bell Colombettes

Wednesday     08.45 - 12.15

Wednesday     13.30 - 16.45

Saturday         08.45 - 12.30

Bell at World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre

Wednesday     08.30 - 12.00

Bell at Montbrillant

Wednesday     08.45 - 12.15

Wednesday     13.30 - 16.45

Term dates & Fees

Calendar
Wednesday classes    
Term 1          16 wk.    
Term dates      September 1 - December 24, 2021
Holiday dates   October 25 - 29, 2021
Term 2          13 wk.    
Term dates      January 12 - April 13, 2022
Holiday dates   February 14 - 18, 2022
Term 3          10 wk.    
Term dates      April 27 - June 30, 2022
       
Saturday lessons    
Term 1          15 wk.    
Term dates      September 4 - December 18, 2021
Holiday dates   October 25 - 30, 2021
Term 2          12 wk.    
Term dates    January 15 - April 9, 2022
Holiday dates   February 14 - 19, 2022
Term 3          9 wk.    
Term dates      April 30 - June 25, 2022
       
Programme fees (CHF)
Payment by Term (3 hour classes)
Term 1 1,310.-    
Term 2 1,075.-    
Term 3 825.-    
Annual Payment    
Annual 2,995.-    

For the 2021-2022 academic year, please find the information below

 

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

90% INCREASE IN YOUNG LEARNER STUDENTS AT BELL SWITZERLAND IN 5 YEARS
90%
INCREASE IN YOUNG LEARNER STUDENTS AT BELL SWITZERLAND IN 5 YEARS