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Courses

English for adults

We offer a range of in-person courses in Kreis 6 Zurich including conversation classes, exam preparation courses, general English and business English. All of our classes are also available online.

Conversation group

Improve your fluency in a relaxed social environment.

The conversation classes are very popular with students who want to develop their confidence when speaking.


Each week we talk about a new theme.  Before the lesson, students read an article, listen to a podcast, or watch a video.  In the lesson, we study the new vocabulary together, then discuss the topic in pairs. Everyone gets plenty of time to talk, and students soon lose their fear of speaking. We finish with feedback on any errors to help students use their new vocabulary accurately. 

Conversation classes cost 30chf for a 60-minute lesson or 40chf for 90 minutes. 

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Exam preparation

Our experienced teachers give you proven tips and strategies to help you pass your exam.

 

We help students prepare for the well-known and widely-recognised Cambridge examinations, such as the Cambridge English First Certificate (B2) and the more challenging Advanced (C1) and Proficiency (C2) examinations. We also  teach candidates studying for the IELTS and BEC exams.

 

By providing a structured plan, we ensure that students enter  their exam well-prepared and confident. We share useful tips and strategies which boost the chance of exam success, and supply a wide range of additional resources, such as quizzes and online vocabulary cards, to keep students motivated.

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Exam preparation - schedule and prices

Each course is comprised of ten weekly lessons and costs 650chf excluding books. Exam preparation courses are offered online to provide optimal flexibility.

The length of each lesson is dependent upon the number of participants in the group as follows:

2                   60 minutes

3 - 6              90 minutes

Please note that there are no lessons in the school holidays.

Exam preparation courses are also offered to individual students at a rate of 90chf per hour. 

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Book club

Would you like to discover new authors, read some of the classics and, at the same time, improve your English? Our book club is for advanced learners of English (minimum C1 level).

 

Every second month we read a book and then meet to discuss it. You'll be motivated to read English language books at home; your vocabulary and comprehension will improve without even having to study!

 

At the bi-monthly meetings, we have a general discussion about the book and the author, then we talk in pairs about the ideas and themes of the book.  There will be lots of reading at home and plenty of opportunity to speak in class.

Book club meets on the first Monday of every second month, from 7.30pm to 9pm. 50chf per session (300chf per year).

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Individual lessons

Individual one-to-one lessons are ideal for people who like learning on their own with a flexible schedule.  Each course is customised to meet the student's needs and rate of progress.

 

We work with a textbook matched to your level which you can also use at home for further practice.  We cover grammar and work on all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

In addition to the coursebook, students are given ideas on how to stay motivated and where to find English content related to their interests. Students who enjoy learning make excellent progress in these classes!

Private lessons cost 90 chf per hour.

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Learn with friends

Do you want to learn English with your friends or colleagues?

Get a group of people together and share the hourly cost of the lesson.  Whether there are 2 of you or 20, the total cost remains the same.  Our teachers can come to your home or, for large groups, we can hire a room.

These classes cost 130chf per hour plus room hire. 

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Online business English

The conversation-style business English classes will help you to develop the language skills you need in the work environment.

All of our teachers have extensive experience in the business world. We will help you to use English in a clear and professional manner with both clients and colleagues, and recommend language resources appropriate for your business.

 

Lessons are interactive and themes are chosen which are relevant to the learners.

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Online business English - schedule & prices

The online business English classes are held weekly. Each 60-minute lesson costs 30chf and after an initial free lesson, students enroll for a semester of 8 or 9 weeks.

Advanced level

Tuesdays 08:00 - 09:00

Intermediate level

Wednesdays 08:00 - 9:00

For young learners

English for young learners

English tutoring for children from primary school through to secondary school and gymnasium.

The lessons are adapted to each student and there is a strong emphasis on spoken communication to complement the English learned at school. We keep the lessons fun by including regular games and quizzes.

Individual lessons cost 90chf per hour.  Group rates are also available.

Group conversation courses are sometimes offered in the holidays.  Check the blog posts for news about upcoming courses.

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Maths for kids and teens

We offer exam preparation classes for the maths section of the Gymi exam and maths tuition for primary and secondary school pupils.  With clear explanations, support, and encouragement we help young learners become confident with numbers, shapes and essential mathematical ideas.

The lessons are held after school during term-time. We are close to the Gymnasiums at Rämibuhl and Hohe Promenade, and the Sekundär school at Riedtli. Für den Mathe Unterricht spreche ich Deutsch mit meinen Schülern, ausser sie können schon Englisch sprechen.

Individual lessons cost 90chf per hour.  Group rates are also available.

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