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English as a Foreign Language (ages 8-12)

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)
Maximum class size
12
Lesson hours per week
1.5 hour 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

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:

  • Team challenges and games
  • Role play
  • Songs
  • Q & A surveys
  • Pair, group and whole class work
  • Vocabulary games
  • English Explorers (additional option)

Learning outcomes

With the "Movers (2) and Flyers (1) program, your child will be able to:    

  • Develop oral skills in English    
  • Develop your understanding in English    
  • Develop a better understanding of the environment and cultures    
  • Develop learning techniques alone    
  • Being confident in one's self

Courses schedules

Bell Colombettes

Wednesday     13.30 - 16.45

Wednesday     15.15 - 16.45

Saturday          08.45 - 10.30

Saturday          10.45 - 12.30

Bell at World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre

Wednesday     13.15 - 14.15

Wednesday     15.00 - 16.30

Bell at Montbrillant

Wednesday     13.30 - 15.00

Wednesday     15.15 - 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 15 - 29, 2021
Term 2          10 wk.    
Term dates    January 15 - April 9, 2022
Holiday dates   February 14 - 19, 2022
Term 3          11 wk.    
Term dates      April 30 - June 25, 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

 

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.

Frank Smith

Bell Switzerland has over 25 years' experience teaching English
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Bell Switzerland has over 25 years' experience teaching English