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Courses

English for adults

We offer a range of courses suitable for all students including general English, business English and exam preparation. 

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. 

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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 C1 (Advanced) and C2 (Proficiency) examinations.

 

By providing a structured plan, we ensure that students enter  their exam well-prepared and confident. We share useful tips and strategies which maximise 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

7 or more     120 minutes

Please note that there are no lessons in the school holidays.  There is very limited availability for exam courses at the moment. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Coming soon

 

Saturday morning masterclasses on specific parts of the Cambridge exams.  Contact us to add your name to the mailing list so that you can sign up for the one-off lessons.

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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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Introductory offer - online 1:1 lessons

For a limited period only, we are offering an introductory price of 180 CHF for 180 minutes to new students who sign up for online lessons.  Students who want to continue after the first three 60-minute sessions can take private classes at the normal rate of 90 CHF per hour or can join one of the group classes.

This is a great opportunity to try our English lessons and to focus on the areas you would like to improve. 

Contact us now to take advantage of this special offer.

 

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.  This offer is not available for exam preparation courses.

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Business breakfast

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 breakfast - 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.

Intermediate level

Tuesdays 08:00 - 09:00

Advanced 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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