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English as a Foreign Language (ages 11-18)

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

Course type
Young Learners
Language level
Beginner (A1) - Proficient (C2)
Lesson hours per week
1.5
Course dates
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Course Length
Academic year programme
Location
Bell at Colombettes , Bell at the World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre

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:

  • Debates
  • Presentations
  • Exam practice
  • Group/individual writing challenges
  • Topic research

Learning outcomes

With this program (KET, PET, FCE, CAE), your child will be able to:

  • Develop language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Improving your learning technique on your own
  • Preparing for Cambridge exams (optional)

Courses schedules

Bell Colombettes

Wednesday      17.00 - 18.30

Bell at World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre

Wednesday      15.00 - 16.30

Wednesday      16.45- 18.15

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
       
Programme fees (CHF)
Payment by Term (1.5 hour classes)
Term 1 730.-    
Term 2 605.-    
Term 3 465.-    
Annual Payment    
Annual 1700.-    

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

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Dr. Seuss

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