Camp Suisse is an English-speaking camp although campers are welcome to practise the language of their choice with their friends. French is also widely spoken around the camp. Our language courses include 15 hours of tuition per two-week session or 9 hours per one-week session. We offer language courses in Spanish, French, German or English, all as foreign languages. Please note for summer 2020 exceptionally we have reduced the language program to French and English only. The focus is on practical conversation and confidence building, and classes are available at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Audio visual aids, modern materials and innovative techniques are used and full participation is encouraged. Our language teachers are also heavily involved in activities and excursions to maximise learning opportunities for campers outside the classroom.
We adopt the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as a basis for our language programme and therefore our courses range from Beginner (A1)up to advanced (C1). A camper’s level in their chosen language is determined through a variety of carefully planned, informal, written and oral tests conducted on the first morning of camp. Classes are usually no bigger than ten students. The small number of students in a class allows the teacher to create a close relationship with each student, thus enabling the teacher to identify the students’ strengths and weaknesses in the language.
Our standard language programmes include 15 hours per two-week session or 9 hours per one-week session of foreign language tuition.
For those looking for a more intensive language experience, private tuition as well as additional language workshops are available focusing on GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IB curricula. Contact us for more details.
At the end of each camp session students are presented with an Award Certificate showing their level of language in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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Our French intensive programme focuses on rapidly improving campers’ French language skills through combining formalised language lessons, cultural experiences and real life everyday situations.
Campers undertake their normal daily routines and much of their activity programme in French with our amazing team of French speaking language teachers.
In addition to the standard Camp Suisse programmes, participants on the French Intensive Programme undertake an extra three hours of language tuition per week as well as an additional French cultural excursion, usually to one of the French local markets in Evian-les-Bains or the Abondance valley.
To add French intensive to your booking, please contact us:
To reserve your child’s place on one of our programmes, register today via our online booking form: