Learn all major Swiss and European languages in Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern, Zurich, Basel, Luzern, Zug, Locarno and all surrounding areas
Spoken throughout the world by more than 200 million people, French, German or Italian are also one of the languages used in NGOâ€™s, particularly at the United Nations, in the European Union, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee and the International Red Cross. An essential factor of social integration, knowledge of tis indispensable in everyday life in Switzerland, both privately and professionally. Whether you have been living in French, German or Italian-speaking Switzerland for a long time or have just moved here, the time has come to choose the French, German or Italian course best suited to your needs!
Are you a beginner or would you like to improve your written or spoken? Do you want to improve your chances on the job market? Whatever your needs, The Swiss Language Academy SA/Lausanne/Neuchatel offers you a multitude of French, German or Italian courses adapted to your rhythm. Our teachers will help you quickly become more independent in everyday situations and support you in your progress.
Our evaluation test will tell you which course is best suited to your needs. Test your language level immediately online! Free of charge
Would you like to obtain an internationally recognised French diploma? Our School offers you a wide range of courses in which you can prepare for the desired exam (Delf-Dalf-Tcf-Fide).
You can also take your FIDE Language Passport Exam at our school in Geneva, once a month, on a Saturday. Click here to register for the exam.
French, German or Italian courses for companies: Group courses - Private courses - Executive coaching
Group classes, at work for companies or at our school
Intensive training (up to 5h a day)
â€¢ Specialty French, German or Italian: themed lessons based on business, legal, financial, medical and construction work (French, German or Italian vocabulary and French, German or Italian communication)
Writing classes to master the art of written communication (letters, emails)
Language (French, German) exam prep (DELF-DALF, FIDE/ Test DaF, Goethe-Zertifikat)
Flexible French, German or Italian course: All levels - Start any day - Study whenever you want at your own pace - Enjoy social activities
Intensive French, German or Italian course: Study from 8 to 25 hrs per week, according to your availability
Online French, German or Italian course: Speak French, German or Italian course from the beginning of your course - Learn from the comfort of your home
Private French, German or Italian course lessons: We adapt the course content to your specific needs
Private or group classes for companies, at work or at our school
French, German or Italian course certificates preparation: Pass the DELF and DALF and FIDE exams
French, German or Italian course courses for companies: Group courses - Private courses - Executive coaching
Founded in 2005
Nearly 400 years of aggregate trainer expertise.
All major European languages French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian .
Fide exam centre
Over 500 students at any one time across the country
4,9 / 5
Thousands of happy students since the beginning.
Over 50 highly experienced trainers to cater to your very needs and requirements
National presence with multiple locations Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Fribourg, Zurich, Zug, Basel, Aarau, Solothurn, Locarno, Lucern, Bern
About the program
Highly experienced teachers and a state of the art website for autonomous practice (over 3â€™000 exercises covering comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation) at your fingertips.
We cater to all levels from absolute beginners to highly advanced students.
"When I read it I understand it, but speaking it..."
Talking is the way to learning
The key is to maximize real speaking time - not only theoretical learning. At The Swiss Language Academy SA you spend most of the time practicing your French, German or Italian. When you attend small classes of up to 10 people max (Often 5-6), you spend most of the time communicating under the guidance of a mother tongue teacher.
"I'm not good at learning languages !"
Go beyond your fears
Along to a Social Club activity (like breakfast) in French, German or Italian to practice and have fun. Don't worry! Making mistakes is part of learning and you'll be supported and encouraged constantly.
"I'd really like to do it, but I don't have the time to learn a new language..."
French, German or Italian, fast and efficiently
Thanks to a modern and efficient method, it no longer takes years to learn French, German or Italian. Mastering the language is simpler than ever.
"How can I follow my lessons if my agenda changes all the time..."
Flexible and personalized
21st century learning tools and class schedules that vary from week to week mean FLEXIBILITY to learn.
"How can I learn if there are too many students in one class?"
Learning in small classes
Preparing a lesson in advance at home, at school, in your office or even in the train means you are confident and ready to sit in small classes (max. 10 people more often 5-6). No wasted time. Lots of speaking and a great teacher to work with you.
"I'm afraid I will lose motivation along the way..."
A motivated team with a motivating method
Your own dedicated language consultant, professional mother tongue teachers, learning assistans and constant feedback on your progress are all part of our system. It works if you do!
From absolute beginner to mastering French, German or Italian at the highest level, all under one roof!
A certificate is issued after each course, stating the language level and the number of hours taken
An enrolment certificate can be issued for the Swiss authorities, confirming your attendance to one of the official Swiss languages courses (French, German, Italian)
The student can pass their official FIDE language passport in one of our centres (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Fribourg, Zurich, Zug, Basel, Aarau, Solothurn, Locarno)
Learn the way you want
A smartphone friendly tool to practice and improve quickly learn
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