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					         French
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         learning and living French
         in Switzerland and in France




French courses in Montreux and in Lyon
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Welcome to ESL



                                                                      Fabien Produit, Director

Dear student
Some places you will just visit in passing. Lyon and Montreux are among those that you will keep
coming back to. So it is no coincidence that ESL has chosen these destinations for its languages
schools. They are cultural and touristic destinations of international renown, offering an entertaining
and welcoming environment as well as quality infrastructures. Choose between the Pearl of the
Swiss Riviera and the City of Lights, perfect locations for a full immersion language stay. You won’t
be disappointed!


Add to this excellent teaching by experienced teachers, interactive and dynamic lessons which ensure
the language skills you have acquired will last a long time, official exams which give your CV an
edge, a variety of activities and exciting excursions. With ESL, you are in good hands!
As Director of the ESL schools, I am very proud of our teaching and administrative teams. They
do everything possible to ensure that your stay is a success in every way. The fact that a large
proportion of our students choose our schools based on a friend or relative’s recommendation is
alone proof of this.


We look forward to welcoming you to Montreux and Lyon!




    Choosing ESL means                                                                4-7
    Study French at ESL                                                               8-9
    Progress on a European level                                                    10-11
    A course adapted to suit your aims                                              12-13
    Certificates                                                                    14-15
    The accommodation that is right for you                                         16-17


    Switzerland                                                                     18-21
     ESL - Montreux                                                                 18-19
     Activities in Montreux                                                         20-21


    France                                                                          22-25
     ESL - Lyon                                                                     22-23
     Activities in Lyon                                                             24-25




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Choosing ESL means
    Our priority is the quality of your stay
    Make the right choice; choose ESL! With professional teaching provided by qualified teachers, lively, dynamic
    and effective courses, a range of carefully chosen accommodation options, exciting activities and personalised
    services, we offer you the best so that you can get the most out of your language stay.




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An international atmosphere                                                       One language study stay, two destinations
Whether from Europe, America, Asia or the Middle East, ESL students come          Having trouble deciding between French-speaking Switzerland and France?
from the four corners of the world. This is a unique opportunity for you          Can’t choose between Montreux and Lyon? With ESL, there’s no need to
to meet students from various backgrounds and share different points of           choose! If you like, you can begin your language stay in Lyon and continue
view. All ESL students have the same goal, to immerse themselves in the           in Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps. You
French language and culture. The variety in ages and professional/student         may, of course, choose to visit the cities the other way around. Please don’t
expectations means that you will definitely find a group of friends with the      hesitate to let us know your wishes.
same interests as yours. When you get home from your language stay, your
address book will be filled with contacts from the 5 continents.
                                                                                  24/7 assistance
                                                                                  From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we offer you
Location, location, location!                                                     personalised assistance. Our team is always available to answer your
Our schools are located in the best areas so that you can take full               questions or to help you during your language stay. You also have an
advantage of everything your destination has to offer. In Montreux, you           emergency number available to use around the clock.
will study French by the lakeside. Our school is located on the Grand Rue,
opposite the lake and surrounded by cool cafés, trendy boutiques and
the lakeside with its famous, colourful houses. In terms of location, our                  -Free connection
school in Lyon is stiff competition. It is perfectly situated on the banks        Stay connected with ESL! Our course centres in Lyon and Montreux have
of the "Rhône", between the "Place Bellecour" and the “Opéra” in the              computer rooms with free Internet access. For your utmost comfort, you can
heart of the old “Presqu’île”. You are invited to party in this lively, vibrant   also go online anywhere in the school or in the student apartments; thanks
student district.                                                                 to our wireless network.




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Choosing ESL means




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Internationally recognised certificates                                           Exciting activities
Taking an exam has never been easier. At ESL Montreux and Lyon, you can           In order to make the most of your free time, ESL offers an exciting range
take advantage of unrivalled flexibility when it comes to taking an official      of activities every week. This relaxed and friendly environment encourages
exam. Depending on your level, availability and aims, you can choose              conversation and the forming of friendships. It is a chance for you to get to
between the DELF/DALF, TCF or e-TEF exams. With up to one exam available          know the people in your class and to practise your newly acquired language
per week, there are examination dates to fit into any schedule. You won’t         skills outside the classroom. Using your French in a sports or social setting is
have any trouble finding the exam course that suits you best. Each of these       a great way to develop the skills that you will have learnt in class. You will
French language certificates is officially recognised by the French Ministry      improve your French language skills without even realising it!
of Education. Add an international dimension to your CV and make French
your best ally for your future!
                                                                                  Excellent French+ courses
                                                                                  The exclusive French+ courses in Lyon are a perfect way to get to know
A range of accommodation options                                                  the French-speaking region in which you are studying. You will learn
Since accommodation is an essential part of your language stay, ESL takes         about local traditions, sports, gastronomy, festivals, heritage and culture,
particular care when choosing accommodation, whether host families,               in the company of students from all over the world. We also offer some
student apartments, studios, hotels or B&Bs for its students. Whether you         very specific local programme, available as all-inclusive packages. For
wish to be in direct contact with the locals or live with other students during   more information about these programmes, please ask for our special
your stay, we have the accommodation option to best meet your needs.              flyers.




                                                                                    An enthusiastic team
                                                                                    Our school’s reputation owes a lot to the quality of our teaching staff and
                                                                                    administrative team. All of the ESL team members are dynamic, come from
                                                                                    various backgrounds, have rich and varied experiences behind them and
                                                                                    are enthusiastic about cultural diversity. We are already looking forward
                                                                                    to welcoming you!



                                                                                    Organising your stay from A to Z
                                                                                    From accommodation booking, assistance with administrative procedures,
                                                                                    help in obtaining your visa, travel insurance, to a personalised follow-up,
                                                                                    ESL does everything to help you prepare for your language study stay
                                                                                    abroad. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice and set off with peace of
                                                                                    mind. If you so wish, ESL can also organise your transfer from the airport
                                                                                    to your accommodation, perfect for a smooth landing!



                                                                                    International accreditation
                                                                                    The excellent quality of our services is confirmed by the accreditations we
                                                                                    receive from various official French, Swiss and international organisations
                                                                                    specialised in the sector of education and educational tourism. When you
                                                                                    choose an ESL school, you are choosing one of the best French language
                                                                                    schools around.




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Study French at ESL
    A highly effective teaching method
    It’s impossible not to improve at ESL! Our schools offer a modern and effective teaching method
    delivered by qualified teachers, with well-planned and motivating lessons adapted to all language
    levels and which allow for maximum interaction between the teacher and students. Each student
    also benefits from continuous assessment throughout his or her stay. ESL offers an innovative,
    effective and attractive way to learn French. Without a doubt, the ease with which you will progress
    will delight you !



    Handpicked teachers
    Good teaching requires good teachers. Our carefully selected teachers have all the necessary
    qualifications and experience to teach French to non French-speaking students. However, we ask
    for more than just a degree from our teachers. They are chosen for their enthusiasm, their ability to
    create exciting and interactive lessons and for the attention that they pay to each student. This lively
    and efficient teaching guarantees long-lasting progress!



    A learning level for everyone
    Whatever your linguistic skills, ESL has a course to meet your needs and goals. After a thorough
    assessment of your existing language knowledge, you will be put in a class suitable for your level.
    Our table of levels conforms to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    (CEFR), which is the European standard for foreign language teaching. Multiple oral and written
    activities allow the teacher to continuously assess progress and offer personalised solutions to each
    student.



    An effective teaching method
    The major objective, which each student should set for him/herself, is to be able to communicate in
    French at work, whilst travelling and in everyday life.
    Offering your this ability and all the necessary know-how to achieve it is our main aim.
    We are convinced that by making communication our priority we can reach this goal.


    We have based our approach to language teaching on achieving concrete operational aims, and
    not on exercises and automatic reflexes that are out of context. In this way, you will develop your
    know-how and not just accumulate knowledge you won’t know how to use.


    For this reason too, our classes have between 8 and 12 students, which allows for student-oriented
    teaching and the active participation of all students during each lesson.


    In addition, we use modern FLE (French as a Foreign Language) methods as well as media resources
    like newspapers and Internet articles as well as TV or DVD documentaries.




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Course certificate and official exams
At the end of your language study stay at ESL, you will receive a course certificate stating the level you
have reached. You can also take one of the many French exams made available through our Montreux
and Lyon schools.


In terms of exams, ESL offers a particularly impressive range:
- DELF/DALF exams, several sessions a year, a specific preparation course is organised by the school.
- TCF exam, available once a month at school, a specific preparation course is organised by the
school.
- E-TEF, electronic version of TEF, available once a week, 3 times per month, only in Montreux.


Whatever your level, aims and availability, you will find the exam that suits you!


Recognised by the French Ministry of Education and Paris’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
these official French certificates have an excellent reputation in French-speaking universities and
professional sectors. Passing one of these exams is a good asset for your future.



Your first morning at the language school
It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you at the school! It is also an excellent chance for you
to meet the ESL team members so that you can put a face to the names of the people working to
make your language stay a success.
After a welcome “café-croissant”, we will take you around the school and give you all the documents
and information you need before beginning class. This includes a course guide, a student card
(giving you discounts in some shops and establishments) and a presentation of the daily activity
programme. You will have everything you need to get your stay off to a great start!



Tailor-made teaching
A crucial factor that often makes all the difference is class size. At ESL, we believe in teaching
groups of limited numbers (between 8 and 10 students on average with a guaranteed maximum
of 12), so that each student is guaranteed a personalised assessment, even in group classes.
We guarantee high-quality teaching and excellent teacher-student interaction, which means that
students are given more opportunity to practise their French. Classrooms with modular furniture
allow for flexibility and adapt to each individual teaching style.




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Progress on a European level
     CEFR Grid
     After many years of research, the official
     CEFR (Common European Framework
     of Reference for languages) document
     was published in 2001 by the Council
     of Europe and helps determine the
     candidate’s language level in terms of his/
     her knowledge in various skills groups.
     6 different language levels were defined
     and serve as a reference in the language
     learning and teaching sector. An EU
     Council Resolution recommended the use
     of this Council of Europe grid to establish
     systems to determine language ability.
     Nowadays, it is an essential reference
     document.




   Your
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                                                                                                                   Our course structure and level testing
                                                                                                                   are based on the Common European
                                                                                                                   Framework of Reference (CEFR) for
                                                                                                                   foreign language training. The table
                                                                                                                   below is a summary of the CEFR grid
                                                                                                                   to show you the language level that you
                                                                                                                   can achieve during your stay as well
                                                                                                                   as the level required to take one of the
                                                                                                                   official French exams.




                                                                                                                                             Your level
   Your level and CeFr*                                                                                                                        French exam
                                                                                                                                               equivalence


                                                      You understand everything you read or hear in a range of subjects. You                     Dalf c2
        Very aDVanceD                                 understand the subtleties of the language and easily interpret complex
                                                      documents. You express yourself correctly and fluently without hesitation. You           TcF 600-699
             [c2]                                     can debate complex subjects.                                                            e-TeF 834-900



                                                                                                                                                 Dalf c1
            aDVanceD                                  You understand the specifics of complex texts and oral outputs on subjects
                                                      relating to social and professional life. You express yourself with confidence and       TcF 500-599
               [c1]                                   precision when discussing a range of topics.
                                                                                                                                              e-TeF 699-833



                                                                                                                                                   Delf B2
    Upper inTermeDiaTe                                You understand detailed information in texts or oral output dealing with a
                                                      familiar, concrete or abstract topic. You express yourself clearly about subjects        TcF 400-499
            [B2]                                      that you are interested in.
                                                                                                                                              e-TeF 541-698



                                                                                                                                                 Delf B1
         inTermeDiaTe                                 You understand the important information in texts and oral output about known
                                                      or expected situations. You express yourself with ease on subjects dealing with          TcF 300-399
              [B1]                                    everyday life.
                                                                                                                                              e-TeF 361-540



                                                      You can understand practical information in simple, messages of everyday life.             Delf a2
     Upper elemenTary                                 You can make yourself understood in familiar and expected situations.
                                                                                                                                               TcF 200-299
            [a2]                                                                                                                              e-TeF 204-360



                                                      You understand short phrases if known or repeated. You can express your basic              Delf a1
          elemenTary                                  needs. You can identify and reproduce single words or memorised expressions.
                                                                                                                                              TcF 100-299
              [a1]                                                                                                                            e-TeF 69-203


The level achieved by each student depends upon his/her individual capabilities and his/her diligence.
*Common European Framework of Reference for the teaching of foreign languages




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A course adapted…
     Because your goals are our main priority, we offer various French
     courses so that you can find the one that best suits your specific
     language needs. The following are the various French courses you
     can take during your language stay.




     Absolute beginners
     The standard course for absolute beginners includes 20 lessons per
     week. As soon as you will have reached an elementary level, you will
     also be able to attend an intensive or super intensive course.

     Specific start dates are available for absolute beginners level. Please
     consult these dates on the price list.




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…to suit your aims
                     Standard course
                     20 lessons per week
                     Levels                          Beginner to advanced (A1➜C1)
                     Duration                                        1 to 52 weeks
                     Lessons (45 Min.)                                 20 per week
                     Start dates                      Every Monday*, all year round
                                             *special dates for absolute beginners (see price list)

                     Our standard course is an excellent choice if you want to
                     improve your French and have free time on your hands. Classes
                     normally take place in the morning, which means that you can
                     make the most of your time off in the afternoon to visit the city
                     and take part in the activities, or outings that the school offers.
                     This is perfect for putting your new French skills to the test!


                     intensive course
                     25 lessons per week
                     Levels                       Elementary to advanced (A1➜C1)
                     Duration                                        1 to 52 weeks
                     Lessons (45 Min.)             25 per week (Standard course +5)
                     Start dates                       Every Monday, all year round
                     By choosing the intensive course, you will have the opportunity
                     to progress more quickly in learning French thanks to 5 extra
                     lessons per week focusing on oral communication. Following
                     these lessons, you will still have plenty of free time for extra-
                     curricular activities.


                     Super intensive course
                     30 lessons per week
                     Levels                       Elementary to advanced (A1➜C1)
                     Duration                                         1 to 52 weeks
                     Lessons (45 Min.)             30 per week (Intensive course +5)
                     Start dates                       Every Monday, all year round
                     The super intensive course of 30 lessons per week allows for
                     rapid progress. With six lessons per day, you will quickly reach
                     the goals that you have set for yourself. The sixth lesson of the
                     day focuses on writing skills.


                     private course
                     intensity and duration based on your needs
                     Levels                          Beginner to advanced (A1➜C1)
                     Duration                                             Tailor-made
                     Lessons (60 Min.)          Tailor-made to student’s requirements
                     Start dates                                     All year round*
                                                                       *except in July and August

                     Are you looking for a customised and highly effective course?
                     Treat yourself to a tailor-made programme! With one to one
                     tuvition you benefit from a lesson plan which is perfectly suited
                     to your individual aims. You will study according to your specific
                     requirements at your own pace with your own teacher.




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Certificates
     Give your CV an international dimension!
     Come and study French in Lyon or Montreux and go home with an internationally recognised certificate in your
     suitcase! Each exam has precise requirements and standards: ESL offers you specialised preparatory courses to
     help you get ready for the big day.
     One of ESL’s major selling points is that we offer 3 different exam schedules with an unrivalled success rate.
     The DELF/DALF is offered three times a year, the TCF once a month and the e-TEF three times a month.
     You can take a recognised exam whatever the length of your stay.
     Issued by the CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques) or the Paris Chamber of Commerce and
     Industry (CCIP), the DELF/DALF, TCF and e-TEF certificates confirm your language level based on the CEFR
     norms and are internationally recognised. They are recognised by the French Ministry of National Education
     and by other French-speaking countries.




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                                                             DelF/DalF: an asset for your future
Glossary                                                     Standard course + 5 DelF/DalF lessons
DELF: Diplôme d’études en langue                             Levels                    Intermediate to advanced (B1/B2/C1)
française (Diploma in French Studies)                        Duration                                       1 to 52 weeks
                                                             Lessons (45 Min.)                             20+5 per week
                                                             Exam dates                                      ~ 3 per year*
DALF: Diplôme approfondi de langue
                                                                                                                        * see price list
française (Diploma in Advanced French
Language Studies)                                            The DELF (A1 to B2) and DALF (C1 and C2) are official diplomas
                                                             awarded by the French National Ministry of Education in order
TCF:Test de connaissance de français                         to certify skills in French as a Foreign Language.
(Test in French language skills)                             They are made up of 6 independent diplomas corresponding
                                                             to the 6 levels of the CEFR. Therefore, students have the
TEF: Test d’évaluation de français                           possibility to enrol directly for the exam of their choice. At each
(Test of assessment in French)                               level, the 4 skills are evaluated: written and oral expression,
                                                             reading comprehension and listening comprehension. An
                                                             adapted version for teenagers is also available.
e-TEF: Electronic version of the TEF                         Officially recognised in more than 150 countries, the DELF/DALF
                                                             diplomas act as a reference when it comes to the certification
CEFR: Common European Framework                              of French as a foreign language, as much in professional fields
of Reference for languages                                   as in the area of studies.
                                                             These exams are proposed on fixed dates (see price list) in
                                                             the regional testing centres, within direct proximity of the ESL
                                                             schools in Montreux and Lyon.



                                                             TcF: Simple and effective
                                                             Standard course + 5 TcF lessons
                                                             Levels                  Elementary to very advanced (A1➜C2)
                                                             Duration                                       1 to 52 weeks
                                                             Lessons (45 Min.)                             20+5 per week
                                                             Exam dates                                      1 per month*
                                                                                                                        * see price list

                                                             The TCF is part of the new wave of modern “thermometer”
                                                             exams. A simple, fast and efficient evaluation gives you a
                                                             professional validation of your level of French. The TCF is a
                                                             multiple-choice questionnaire. After the DELF/DALF, the TCF
                                                             has become the most popular exam to be taken at foreign
                                                             language schools. Based on the CEFR for foreign languages, it
                                                             has already achieved high recognition. Our schools in Montreux
                                                             and Lyon are official TCF exam centres. The exams are offered
                                                             once a month at each school.


                                                             e-TeF: Tailor-made!
                                                             Levels                  Elementary to very advanced (A1➜C2)
Maximum flexibility                                          Exam dates                                      3 per month*
                                                                                                                        * see price list
Between the TCF and the e-TEF, you can take an exam every
                                                             The e-TEF is a precise, reliable and objective evaluation tool
week in our course centres. So there’s no excuse for going
                                                             to measure the abilities of non French-speaking people in
home without official acknowledgement of your language       speaking French. The e-TEF, developed by the Paris Chamber
study stay!                                                  of Commerce and Industry, is the electronic version of the TEF
                                                             and gives you great flexibility and fast results. As its name
                                                             suggests, this exam is taken online with the help of a computer
                                                             programme to guide you throughout the exam. Our Montreux
                                                             school is an official exam centre for the e-TEF.
                                                             You can take this exam without preparatory lessons. It is available
                                                             three times a month at the Montreux school only.




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The accommodation that…
                           Quality accommodation is essential to the success of your language
                           study stay. This is why we take special care when choosing the
                           accommodation we offer our students in Lyon and Montreux. Whether
                           100% language immersion with a host family, international life in a
                           student apartment, complete independence in a hotel, you will find the
                           accommodation to suit your requirements.




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…is right for you
Host family                                                                        Studios (from 18 years old of age)
Your stay will take on another dimension by living with a host family.             Perfectly situated in the centre of Montreux, our studios have an equipped
Language learning becomes natural during meals or cinema outings. Staying          kitchen and a bathroom as well as an Internet connection, and represent an
with a host family is a great way to learn about local culture, experience daily   ideal accommodation option for couples and students who are looking for
life with your hosts and learn everyday expressions and colloquialisms. We         independence and tranquility as well as a superior level of comfort.
have an excellent relationship with our host families and they meet all of
our requirements in terms of quality.


                                                                                   Hotel and other accommodation
Students’apartment                                                                 We have chosen different hotel types, from the most basic to the most
(from 18 years old of age)                                                         luxurious. These establishments are based in and around the city centres.
The students’ apartments are located in the heart of Montreux and Lyon,            If you are interested in this type of accommodation, then please contact us
close to our schools, shopping centres, restaurants, train stations and post       for a selection.
offices. This type of accommodation is particularly suitable for people who
are looking for contact with other students and are used to cohabitation.
Comfortable single and double bedrooms are available. All the apartments
                                                                                   Course without accommodation
have a TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a wireless
                                                                                   If you are organising your accommodation yourself, you can take a course
Internet connection.
                                                                                   and take part in activities like the other students. In this case, you only need
                                                                                   to pay for the language course and any activities you take part in.




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Montreux
The pearl of the Swiss Riviera




                           Zürich •



                 • Bern


              • Montreux

     Geneva
                                      • Lugano




Key facts
School
16                                Minimum age
8-12                              Students/class
      Free of charge                   Internet

Courses
Group & private
DELF/DALF, TCF exam preparation

Accommodation single and double rooms
Host family
Students’ apartment
Studio
Hotel
Getting there and away
60 Min.       from Geneva airport




The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera is on the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the
Alps and has an almost Mediterranean climate. Every year, tourists and visitors
from all over the world come to take part in events, which make this city of
25,000 inhabitants what it is today. From Byron and Nabokov to Stravinsky, this
long tradition of warm welcomes is still alive and kicking. In July, Montreux
sways and dances to the rhythm of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, whilst
in winter, Switzerland’s largest Christmas market gives the town a magical
atmosphere.
Every season here is extraordinary. A first class cultural calendar makes
Montreux the ideal environment for studying French in a magnificent area. The
Alps in the background paint an impressive panorama on the water’s surface,
a year-round paradise for sports fans. The lakeside with its colourful houses
and palm trees will guide you from the “Auditorium Stravinsky” to the famous
“Château de Chillon”. Discover the little coves for sunbathing, picnics or
partying, exceptional flora, lively terraces and international restaurants.




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                                                                                                            Dates & prices in CHF / 2011
                                                                                                            Courses start every Monday       elementary to advanced levels
                                                                                                             Start dates for absolute beginners:
                                                                                                              10.01 / 28.02 / 2.05 / 6.06 / 25.07 / 5.09 / 3.10 / 31.10.2011
The ESL School in Montreux                                                                                    Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):
                                                                                                              22.04 / 25.04 / 2.06 / 13.06 / 1.08 / 19.09.2011
Our school in Montreux is on the main street on the edge of Lake Geneva and its beautiful promenade         Group courses                                                           weekly fees
surrounded by exotic trees which, to this day, is still one of the most visited places in French-speaking
                                                                                                             Lessons      Standard                Intensive       Super Intensive
Switzerland. You can easily reach the school from your accommodation by bus or train with stations
                                                                                                             per week      20 lpw                  25 lpw            30 lpw
5 minutes away on foot.
                                                                                                             1 Week          455                     565               775
                                                                                                             2-3 Weeks       425                     535               745
The course centre has comfortable and bright classrooms, a cafeteria with a fully-equipped kitchen
                                                                                                             4-7 Weeks       400                     505               705
and welcoming terraces where you can relax with friends. The size of ESL Montreux means that we
                                                                                                             8-11 Weeks      375                     465               665
can give students our personal attention and be there for you when you arrive and throughout your
                                                                                                             12 and more     345                     435               625
stay.
                                                                                                            Private courses
                                                                                                                           1 hour                  5 hours            10 hours
Thanks to our many computers and wireless network throughout the school, you can go online and
                                                                                                                             150                     625                1000
check your emails for free.
                                                                                                              • Available all year round, July and August subject to availability
At the end of class, you can go straight onto the terraces by Lake Geneva with the other students or          • Private courses are usually organised in the afternoon
visit the shops nearby.
                                                                                                            DELF/DALF B1-B2-C1 preparation courses                                  weekly fees
                                                                                                             Lessons   Intensive Super Intensive
                                                                                                             per week   25 lpw      30 lpw
                                                                                                             1 Week       585         795
                                                                                                             2-3 Weeks    555         765
                                                                                                             4-7 Weeks    525         725
                                                                                                             8 Weeks      485         685
                                                                                                              • Combined with an Intensive or Super Intensive group course.
                                                                                                              • The 5th lesson each day is focused on the DELF/DALF exam content.
                                                                                                              • Available all year round, from 1 to 8 weeks maximum.
                                                                                                              • Exam enrolment fees NOT included.
                                                                                                            DELF/DALF exam fees & dates
                                                                                                            Organised at the regional examination centre
                                                                                                             Exam levels available: DELF A1➜ B2 and DALF C1➜C2
                                                                                                             2011 fees and dates: www.delfdalf.ch
                                                                                                            TCF preparation courses                          weekly fees
                                                                                                                               Intensive 25 Ipw (standard+5)
                                                                                                             1 Week                       565
                                                                                                             2-3 Weeks                    535
                                                                                                             4 Weeks                      505
                                                                                                              • Available all year round, from 1 to 4 weeks maximum.
                                                                                                              • 20 lessons standard course.
                                                                                                              • The 5th lesson each day is focused on the TCF exam content.
                                                                                                              • Exam enrolment fees NOT included.
                                                                                                            TCF exam fees & dates
                                                                                                            Organised at the ESL – school
                                                                                                              Obligatory examination only:           120
                                                                                                              27.01 / 24.02 / 31.03 / 28.04 / 26.05 / 30.06 / 28.07 / 25.08 / 29.09 / 27.10 /
                                                                                                              24.11 / 15.12.2011
                                                                                                            e-TEF exam fees & dates
                                                                                                            Organised at the ESL – school
                                                                                                             140
                                                                                                             1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday afternoon of the month, all year round
                                                                                                            Accommodation                                                weekly fees
                                                                                                            From Sunday to Saturday
                                                                                                                          Host family Host family                    Apartment          Studio
                                                                                                                              BB          HB
                                                                                                              Single room    275         345                              335            355
                                                                                                              Double room    225         295                              230            255*
                                                                                                              *Only available for 2 participants booking this option together.
                                                                                                            50+
                                                                                                            Arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday
                                                                                                               1 week                8.05 / 15.05 / 4.09 / 11.09.2011                    1090
                                                                                                               2 weeks               8.05 / 4.09.2011                                    2160
                                                                                                            Airport transfer
                                                                                                              170 one way, from Geneva Airport
                                                                                                            Additional information
                                                                                                              Included in the price: Tuition, learning material, assessment test,
                                                                                                              ESL certificate, social programme as described, student card, accom-
                                                                                                              modation placement and taxes.
                                                                                                              High season supplement: 10% on course & accommodation fees /
                                                                                                              from Sunday 26th of June to Saturday 30th of July 2011.
                                                                                                              Low season discount: 10% on course & accommodation fees / from
                                                                                                              Sunday 30th of October 2011 to Saturday 28th of January 2012.




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Montreux
The pearl of the Swiss Riviera




Activities in Montreux
The Swiss Riviera and Montreux offer wide-ranging activities in addition to
your language course. From spring to autumn, you can take part in several
mountain and water sports. From climbing, mountainbiking windsurfing,
waterskiing, tennis, go-karting and bowling to paragliding, the Riviera is a
sports paradise. Between March and September, festival fever hits the Lake
Geneva region, with highlights including the “Montreux Jazz Festival” and the
"Paléo Festival” in Nyon. Whatever the dates of your stay, you can bet that you
will find something you like.
Take time out to visit the famous medieval “Château de Chillon”, to sail on a
hundred year old steamboat on Lake Geneva or just stroll along the lake banks
among the palm trees and exotic flowers. In winter, just 30 minutes away from
Montreux, you will find one of the world’s largest ski resorts. "Les Portes du
Soleil" has everything; from ice skating rinks to toboggan runs and snowshoe
trekking. There is nowhere better to fulfil your cravings for winter activities.
For four weeks in December, Montreux also plays host to Switzerland’s largest
and most famous Christmas market. Whenever you come, you will always find
something to do in Montreux.




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Some events to keep in mind
January   Lausanne Sporting Challenge              The biggest multi-sport tournament in the region
          International Hot-Air Balloon Festival   More than 100 hot-air balloons from 20 different countries in the Alps
February Carnival                                  In various locations
March     International Motor Show in Geneva       With many debuts!
april     Cully Jazz Festival                      Immerse yourself in the world of jazz for 9 days
May       Animai garden rivage                     Cultural festival for developing the creativity of young people
June      Montreux Volley Masters                  Tournament with the best women’s volleyball teams in the world
July      Montreux Jazz Festival                   One of the best festivals of its type in the world
          Athletissima                             2nd biggest athletics meeting in the world
          Lausanne City Festival                   Ten days and ten nights of open-air theatre, dance and concerts (free)
          Paléo Festival                           Most notorious pop festival in Europe
auguSt    Sidewalk Artist Festival                 Festival of jugglers, mimes, acrobats and other street artists
          Festival Rock Oz’Arènes                  Held in a magnificent Roman arena
          European Heritage Days                   Visit historical sites and monuments
OctOber   Underground Film & Music Festival        Discover new and unconventional talents in Lausanne
          Critérium in Montreux                    Cycle race. Professionals and amateurs come head to head.
          Lausanne Marathon                        One of the most beautiful matharon, held on the banks of Lake Geneva
nOveMber Metropop Festival                         Urban Music Festival
DeceMber Comedy Festival                           International Comedy Artists
          Montreux Christmas market                The biggest in Switzerland!




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Lyon
The City of Lights



                                                         University, art, culture, history, creation, gastronomy, contemporary
                                                         dance… Lyon is a cosmopolitan city, which is always on the move and
                                                         pushing boundaries! Founded in 43 BC, the former Gaul capital is perfectly
                           Paris •
                                                         located between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, on the Saône-
                                                         Rhône axis and at the foot of the Alps. Lyon is just two hours from Paris,
                                      Geneva •
                                                         Marseilles and Geneva on the TGV (high speed train).
                              Lyon •
                   • Bordeaux                            In terms of population, Lyon is the second largest city in France but it
                                                 Nice•
                                                         comes first in many respects. It has everything to seduce you, including
                                                         great culture, impressive restaurants from “bouchons” (traditional little
                                                         restaurants in Lyon) to “Paul Bocuse’s” prestigious restaurants, as
                                                         well as a student population of 100,000.You should expect from day one
                                                         your evenings in Lyon will remain unforgettable. From “Bellecour” to
                                                         “Terreaux”, from “St-Jean” to “St-Paul”, from the “Parc de la Tête d’Or”
                                                         to the “Pentes de la Croix Rousse”, its banks and pastel coloured old
Key facts                                                districts like little villages are as many invitations to go shopping as they
                                                         are for strolls and exploration. Bear witness to Lyon’s dazzling beauty
School                                                   on an evening stroll through the city. Wander through the city famous for
                                                         its silver and gold embroidered silks Lyon sparkles. Listed as a UNESCO
18                                   Minimum age
                                                         World Heritage Site in 1998, discover its beauty and lose yourself in its
8-12                                 Students/class      energy and its lifestyle. Welcome to Lyon!
     Free of charge                       Internet

Courses
Group & private
DELF/DALF, TCF                       exam preparation

Accommodation single and double rooms
Host family
Students’ apartment
Hotel

Getting there and away
30 Min.    from Lyon Saint-Exupéry
                            airport




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                                                                                                                  Dates & prices in EUR / 2011
                                                                                                                  Courses start every Monday       elementary to advanced levels
                                                                                                                   Start dates for absolute beginners:
The ESL school in Lyon                                                                                              10.01 / 28.02 / 30.05 / 4.07 / 1.08 / 29.08 / 7.11.2011
                                                                                                                    Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):
                                                                                                                    25.04 / 2.06 / 13.06 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 1.11 / 11.11 / 19.12 to 30.12.2011
Our school is in the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life in Lyon’s centre. The beautiful 19th century
                                                                                                                  Group courses                                                           weekly fees
building is on the “Presqu’île” and surrounded by two rivers on the “Rhone” river banks. The school
has spacious and bright classrooms with high ceilings.                                                             Lessons      Standard                Intensive       Super Intensive
The WIFI network means you can read your emails and surf for free on one of the in-house                           per week      20 lpw                  25 lpw            30 lpw
computers.                                                                                                         1 Week          255                     315               375
Only a stone’s throw away from the biggest square in Lyon, straight after class you can soak up the                2-3 Weeks       220                     275               335
atmosphere in the numerous nearby cafés and restaurants, where Lyon’s students meet.                               4-7 Weeks       210                     260               320
The school has direct access to the best pedestrian shopping areas in Lyon. There is a subway station              8-11 Weeks      190                     235               290
and a bus stop less than 5 minutes’ walk away from the school.                                                     12 and more     180                     220               270
                                                                                                                  Private courses
                                                                                                                                 1 hour                  5 hours            10 hours
                                                                                                                                   85                      405                785
                                                                                                                    • Available all year round, July and August subject to availability
                                                                                                                    • Private courses are usually organised in the afternoon
                                                                                                                  DELF/DALF B1-B2-C1 preparation courses                                  weekly fees
                                                                                                                   Lessons   Intensive Super Intensive
                                                                                                                   per week   25 lpw      30 lpw
                                                                                                                   1 Week       330         390
                                                                                                                   2-3 Weeks    290         350
                                                                                                                   4-7 Weeks    275         335
                                                                                                                   8 Weeks      250         305
                                                                                                                    • Combined with an Intensive or Super Intensive group course.
                                                                                                                    • The 5th lesson each day is focused on the DELF/DALF exam content.
                                                                                                                    • Available all year round, from 1 to 8 weeks maximum.
                                                                                                                    • Exam enrolment fees NOT included.
                                                                                                                  DELF/DALF exam fees & dates
                                                                                                                  Organised at the regional examination centre
                                                                                                                   DELF A1        60            15.03 / 14.06
                                                                                                                   DELF A2        60            15.03 / 14.06 / 21.07
                                                                                                                   DELF B1        87            12.04 / 19.07
                                                                                                                   DELF B2        90            11.04 / 15.06 / 19.07
                                                                                                                   DALF C1        117           12.04 / 21.07
                                                                                                                   DALF C2        125           11.04
                                                                                                                  TCF preparation courses                             weekly fees
                                                                                                                                   Intensive 25 Ipw (standard+5)
                                                                                                                   1 Week                     315
                                                                                                                   2-3 Weeks                  275
                                                                                                                   4 Weeks                    260
                                                                                                                    • Available all year round, from 1 to 4 weeks maximum.
                                                                                                                    • 20 lessons standard course.
                                                                                                                    • The 5th lesson each day is focused on the TCF exam content.
                                                                                                                    • Exam enrolment fees NOT included.
                                                                                                                  TCF exam fees & dates
                                                                                                                  Organised at the ESL – school
                                                                                                                    Obligatory examination only:              65
                                                                                                                    27.01 / 24.02 / 31.03 / 28.04 / 26.05 / 30.06 / 28.07 / 25.08 / 29.09 / 27.10 /
                                                                                                                    24.11 / 15.12.2011
                                                                                                                  Accommodation                                                           weekly fees
                                                                                                                  From Sunday to Saturday
                                                                                                                                Host family Host family              Apartment
                                                                                                                                     BB                HB
                                                                                                                    Single room     195               240                 215
                                                                                                                    Double room     160               205                 155
                                                                                                                  French+                                         minimum 4 participants
                                                                                                                    + wine      14.03 / 2.05 / 20.06 / 18.07 / 19.09 / 24.10         110
                                                                                                                    + cooking 7.03 / 23.05 / 4.07 / 29.08 / 17.10 / 14.11            130
                                                                                                                    + culture   28.02 / 6.06 / 25.07 / 22.08 / 10.10 / 28.11         120
                                                                                                                  50+
                                                                                                                  Arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday
                                                                                                                     1 week          8.05 / 15.05 / 4.09 / 11.09.2011                            695
                                                                                                                     2 weeks         8.05 / 4.09.2011                                           1375
                                                                                                                  Airport transfer
                                                                                                                    100 one way, from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport
                                                                                                                  Additional information
                                                                                                                    Included in the price: Tuition, learning material, assessment test,
                                                                                                                    ESL certificate, social programme as described, student card, accom-
                                                                                                                    modation placement and taxes.
                                                                                                                    High season supplement: 10% on course & accommodation fees /
                                                                                                                    from Sunday 26th of June to Saturday 30th of July 2011.
                                                                                                                    Low season discount: 10% on course & accommodation fees / from
                                                                                                                    Sunday 30th of October 2011 to Saturday 28th of January 2012.



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Lyon
The City of Lights




                           Activities in Lyon
                           Lyon is a destination which offers a wide range of activities. After your
                           French lessons, make the most of everything that this fun-loving city
                           has to offer. Welcome to Lyon! Sports fans can enjoy skiing in winter as
                           well as water sports during other seasons. If you love climbing, tennis
                           and other sports then Lyon fulfils all the necessary requirements. And
                           for those who love bike riding, you will enjoy the excellent network of
                           cycle lanes available. If culture and history are more your thing, then
                           there is lots to do and see, including its buildings and monuments, the
                           Museum of Fine Arts and the old town to name but a few. Lyon is also
                           the birthplace of cinema thanks to the “Lumière” brothers and home to
                           Europe’s best Festival of Lights.
                           Food lovers and cooks will salivate at the city’s culinary prowess. Lyon
                           is France’s gastronomic capital, "Paul Bocuse’s" birthplace, and home
                           to the famous "bouchons" restaurants. From cookery class to tastings,
                           from little markets to the "Halles Paul Bocuse", you will be spoilt for
                           choice. Experience Fashion in Lyon with a range of department stores,
                           chic boutiques and up-and-coming designers. Locals and tourists unite
                           in their love of the many music festivals, jazz bars, the Biennales de la
                           Danse or contemporary art, street shows, discos on barges.
                           There is lots to keep you happy!




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Some events to keep in mind
January     Salon Sirha & Bocuse d’Or              International Gastronomy Fair & Competition
February    Salon du Bricolage et des Inventions   Amazing, amusing, see the craziest inventions and ideas
March       Festival quai du Polar                 A full-scale investigation lasting several days, among different areas
                                                   of Lyon. Puppet shows and theatrical plays.
april       April Harvest
May         Les Nuits Sonores                      One of Europe’s largest electronic music festival
            Museum Night                           Visit to museums at reduced prices (or free)
June        Les Invités de Villeurbanne            Music Festival and shows
            Les Intranquilles                      Opens a door between literature and the performing arts
            Y Salsa Festival                       Latino music and dance festival
July        Le Fooding d’été                       Huge picnic with 5 great French chefs
auguSt      Nuits de Fourvière                     Open Air Festival in the ancient Roman amphitheatre
            Tout l’monde dehors                    Summer parties outside (free)
SepteMber   Biennale de Lyon                       Exhibition of Contemporary Art
OctOber     La vogue aux marrons                   Fair where all ages can eat hot chestnuts and cotton candy
            Grand Prix de Tennis                   Meeting of the best players from all over the world
nOveMber    Sortie du “Beaujolais Nouveau”         3rd Thursday in November
            Riddim Collision                       Music Festival “electro, dub & hip-hop”
            BMX pro Indoor                         BMX Championship
DeceMber    Fête des Lumières                      Fascinating light festival attracting thousand of visitors
            Outdoor ice skating                    Ice skating rink at Bellecour next to Fourvières
            Christmas Market




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Terms &
                                                                                        8 Cancellation prior to commencement of the course                                          17 Discipline
                                                                                        A contract partner may cancel his contract at any time prior to commencement of             In the event that a participant is badly behaved, undisciplined, or demonstrates a
                                                                                        the language course. In that event, ESL will be entitled to seek payment of ap-             poor attitude ESL reserves the right to expel him immediately. In that event, ESL
                                                                                        propriate compensation, the amount of which will depend on the period of time               will not reimburse or pay compensation for any part of the missed course or any



conditions
                                                                                        remaining between the date on which ESL receives the cancellation and the date              additional travel costs incurred.
                                                                                        of commencement of the language course. In accordance with this principle, the
                                                                                        amount of compensation is calculated as follows:                                            18 Changes affecting prices, dates or services
                                                                                        56 days or more prior to the first day of the language course:                              Until such time as a participant receives the confirmation of registration, ESL may
                                                                                        10% of the total invoiced price                                                             change the dates and prices of language courses published on the internet or any
Switzerland                                                                             Between 55 and 30 days prior to the first day of the language course:
                                                                                        20% of the total invoiced price
                                                                                                                                                                                    other communication tools at any time. Following confirmation of registration
                                                                                                                                                                                    between ESL and the participant, ESL may change its programme of services,
France                                                                                  Between 29 and 22 days prior to the first day of the language course:                       provided that the changes are minor, unavoidable, based on good faith and do
                                                                                        30% of the total invoiced price                                                             not in any way affect the teaching services. In the event that the “key” services
                                                                                        Between 21 and 15 days prior to the first day of the language course:                       provided by ESL are affected by major changes, participants may withdraw or ap-
                                                                                        50% of the total invoiced price                                                             ply to join a different course of the same value, if ESL is in a position to provide
                                                                                        Between 14 days and the first day of the language course:                                   this. ESL must notify participants of any changes immediately and participants
                                                                                        100% of the total invoiced price                                                            must notify ESL as soon as possible after receipt of such notification of their inten-
1 Registration and confirmation                                                         Failure to participate in the course or cancellation after the given deadlines:             tion to exercise their rights.
All registrations received by ESL Education S.A. (“ESL”) by post, e-mail, fax or tel-   100% of the total invoiced price
ephone will be deemed to be valid. Registration will be confirmed within a maxi-        The registration fees of CHF 110 / EUR 75 and the insurance costs will remain due.          19 Minimum number of participants
mum of 10 working days following receipt of a valid registration. The contract will     The cancellation amount must be received at the latest 10 days following receipt            In the event that it is not possible to achieve the minimum number of participants
be deemed to be finalised as soon as ESL has confirmed the registration, and will       of the cancellation invoice. In the event that a participant is refused a visa and the      required for a language course (6 persons for a group course), ESL will notify the
then be legally enforceable. Where the registered person is an adult, that person       original refusal document issued by the Swiss/German/French Embassy is supplied,            contract partner at least three weeks prior to the commencement of the course. If
will become a contract partner of ESL. Where the registered person is not an            ESL undertakes to reimburse the whole amount paid, less an administration fee of            ESL is unable to provide a replacement service, ESL will undertake to reimburse
adult, his/her legal representative will become the contract partner of ESL. In that    CHF 150 / EUR 100 and bank charges of CHF 60 / EUR 40.                                      all fees paid to date. Under no circumstances will ESL pay compensation for any
event, the legal representative must sign the contract and give his exact address.                                                                                                  inconvenience or loss of time. In the event that none of the courses are appropriate
The person who is contractually registered to a language course will become a           9 Cancellation insurance                                                                    for the participant’s level of ability, ESL reserves the right to substitute the group
participant, designated as such below. The person who signs the contract (either        ESL recommends that contract partners take out a cancellation insurance policy. In          course for private tuition. The number of hours of private tuition will depend on
the person himself or, where the person is a minor, his legal representative) will be   the event that the participant has taken out cancellation insurance and then cancels        the amount paid by the participant.
identified as a contract partner, designated as such below.                             his course, he will be responsible for notifying his insurers. Under no circumstanc-
                                                                                        es will a cancellation insurance policy render ESL liable for non-reimbursement of a        20 Activities
2 Information provided at the time of registration                                      course. ESL offers cancellation insurance, for which the charge is approximately 3%         Depending on the weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the control
The contract partner expressly declares that the information provided at the time       of the total invoiced amount, up to a maximum of CHF 68 / EUR 50.                           of ESL and its organisation, ESL reserves the right to cancel one or more of the
of registration for a language course is true and accurate. Any inaccurate informa-                                                                                                 scheduled activities described in the brochure. In that event, ESL undertakes to
tion or omission may lead to immediate expulsion from the course (for example,          10 Passports and visas                                                                      substitute the cancelled activities with others.
if a “complete beginner” overestimates his level of linguistic ability in order to be   The participant will be responsible for complying with the security regulations, the
able to start a course on a date other than the official commencement date for          regulations governing the obtaining of a visa, and the health regulations required          21 Public holidays
“complete beginners”). In that event, the costs of the course will not be refundable,   to enter and stay in Switzerland/Germany/France. Under no circumstances will ESL            The contract partner declares that he is aware that schools are generally closed on
either in whole or in part.                                                             be held liable for any notice of refusal to enter or stay in Switzerland/Germany/           local public holidays, and acknowledges that this will not give rise to any claim for
                                                                                        France given to a participant. Information relating to the regulations governing            compensation against ESL.
3 Registration fees                                                                     security, health and obtaining a visa can be obtained from the Swiss/German/
ESL will charge the following registration fee for each registration: CHF 110 / EUR     French Embassy or Consulate in the participant’s home country. No reimbursement             22 Cancellation of ESL courses
75. These fees are non-refundable.                                                      will be made, either in full or in part, in the event that a participant is refused         ESL reserves the right to cancel a language course for safety reasons as a conse-
In the event of late registration, from two weeks after commencement of the lan-        permission to enter or stay in Switzerland/Germany/France by his own fault. ESL             quence of a strike, political unrest or for any other extraordinary reason. In that
guage course, the participant will be charged an express processing fee of CHF          will provide a letter of invitation for the visa application following receipt of all the   event, ESL undertakes to reimburse all costs relating to the course. ESL reserves
50 / EUR 35.                                                                            costs of the language course.                                                               the right to retain a certain amount to cover administration costs.

4 Agreement modification fees                                                           11 Accident/health insurance                                                                23 Liability
In the event that a participant wishes the type of course or accommodation condi-       Every participant will be entirely responsible for obtaining accident and health            ESL will assume full responsibility for the language courses offered and undertakes
tions to be varied following confirmation of registration by ESL, a variation fee of    cover valid for the country in which he intends to stay for the whole period of his         to organise them efficiently in accordance with its knowledge and experience in the
CHF 80 / EUR 55 will be charged and will be payable with the request for variation.     stay. In the event that he does not have such cover at the time of registration, ESL        sector. Under no circumstances can ESL be held liable for any loss resulting from
No additional charge will be made if the participant decides to extend his language     will include an appropriate insurance policy covering these risks. For a course in          illness, accident or inconvenience caused by poor service provided by any agent
course at the same centre.                                                              Switzerland, the cost of this cover is CHF 180 per month. For a course in France/           appointed by ESL. Neither will ESL be responsible for the loss of any valuables,
                                                                                        Germany, the cost of cover is EUR 39 per month for EU citizens, and EUR 79 per              personal items, money, etc. unless such losses were due to deliberate negligence
5 Conditions of payment                                                                 month for non-EU nationals. This insurance will be invoiced with the reservation            on the part of ESL.
Fees will become payable immediately on receipt of confirmation of registration         package and will cover accidents and illness only.
as follows:                                                                                                                                                                         24 Safety and security
- a deposit of CHF 250 / EUR 170.                                                       12 Damage caused by participants / civil liability                                          ESL is authorised to take all reasonable action as required to ensure the well-
- the registration fee of CHF 110 / EUR 75 (not included in the cost of the language    Prior to arrival at ESL, each participant must take out a policy of insurance to cover      being and good health of the participants. ESL is also entitled to take all neces-
course).                                                                                any loss/damage which he may cause during the course of his stay. In any event,             sary measures to provide a participant with any appropriate medical care in the
- payment of the premium for the cancellation insurance and/or the [accident/]          and even if a participant does not feel that it is appropriate for him to take out such     event of necessity. Any costs arising from such medical attention will be borne
health insurance (where policies have been taken out).                                  insurance, he will be liable for any losses caused to ESL, its commercial partners          by the participant, or his legal representative if he is a minor. A written release/
The balance of the total fees must be paid at least four weeks prior to commence-       and any other third party unless the liability of ESL can be clearly demonstrated.          authorisation signed by the legal representative will be required in respect of cer-
ment of the language course. In the event that ESL receives a registration less than                                                                                                tain sporting packages where risk is involved. Without such a signed document,
four weeks prior to commencement of the language course, the full amount must           13 Obligations of participants                                                              ESL reserves the right to refuse to allow the participant to take part in certain
be paid on receipt of the invoice. Neither the course nor the accommodation will        Participants are required to attend the course and to arrive on time. They are re-          sporting activities.
be deemed to have been paid for unless the relevant amount has been received            sponsible for choosing a course which is appropriate for their level of capability.
into the account details of which will be provided by ESL upon confirmation of          Failure to attend the course, or irregular attendance, or any disruption to lessons         25 Protection of personal data
registration.                                                                           caused by an individual participant’s attitude will entitle ESL to expel the partici-       Within ESL, personal data is only recorded in the event of a request for information,
                                                                                        pant. ESL will not reimburse or pay compensation for any part of the missed course          offers or registration for a language course. In principle, external organisations and
6 Payment period                                                                        or any additional travel costs incurred.                                                    individuals do not have access to the ESL database. Personal data is communicated
The contract partner will be held liable in the event that the payment periods                                                                                                      in order to reserve accommodation (host family, hostel or hotel) or in response to
specified by ESL in the confirmation are not complied with. In such circumstances,      14 Late arrival                                                                             a legal demand. In certain cases, ESL may provide such information to competent
ESL reserves the right to refuse entry to the course. No claims will be accepted        In order to avoid disturbing the class, any participant who arrives more than 15            authorities (for example, to immigration authorities). Personal data is filed and
by ESL.                                                                                 minutes late should wait for the break before joining the class.                            registered at ESL-Montreux. In addition to such data being used to provide advice
                                                                                                                                                                                    and information on reservation procedures to the participant, they may be used to
7 Proof of payment                                                                      15 Inconsistent attendance                                                                  provide participants with information about new ESL products.
Participants may be asked to provide documentary proof of payment of the full           Any participant who does not attend all the classes which make up the language
fee for their course and accommodation either before or on commencement of the          course will not be entitled to any reimbursement. He will not be entitled to receive        26 Promotional material
language course. Failure to do so may mean that entry to both the course and the        his certificate unless he attends at least 80% of the classes.                              ESL reserves the right to retain and use photographs either taken by or showing a
accommodation will be refused. In the case of late registrations, ESL will ask for                                                                                                  participant for promotional purposes. The same applies to anything produced by
proof before sending the pre-arrival documentation.                                     16 Claims                                                                                   the participant during the language course. This right will deemed to have lapsed
                                                                                        In the event that a participant wishes to bring a claim, he must notify the head of         if the participant or his legal representative specifically revoke this point in writing
                                                                                        the centre immediately. Any claim for compensation must be notified in writing to           at the time of registration.
                                                                                        ESL Montreux, and may not arrive more than four weeks after the contractual ter-
                                                                                        mination of the language course. After that time, any action taken by the contract          27 Applicable law and jurisdiction
                                                                                        partner will be deemed to be null and void.                                                 Swiss law will apply exclusively to the contractual relationship between ESL and
                                                                                                                                                                                    the participant. Jurisdiction will lie with the courts of Montreux (Switzerland). The
                                                                                                                                                                                    general terms and conditions of sale will not, under any circumstances, limit the
                                                                                                                                                                                    laws applicable to the contract partner.
    ENROLMENT FORM / 2011
    Personal details about the student:
    Surname:                                                                 First name:                                                          Gender:                                Age:
    Date of birth (D/M/Y):                                                   Mother tongue:                                                                        Nationality:
    Address:
    Zip Code / City:                                                                                 Country:                                                        State:
    Mobile phone (student):                                                                          E-Mail:
    Personal details about the contact person during the studies (parents/guardian for students under 18):
    Surname:                                                                                         First name:
    Address:
    Tel (land line):                                                                                 Tel (mobile):
    Emergency Number:                                                                                E-Mail:

    Courses
    Start of studies (D/M/Y):                                                       End of studies (D/M/Y):                                                        Number of weeks:
    School location:                              m Montreux                                m Lyon
    Course type:                                  m Standard 20                                                                                                    m 50+
                                                  m Intensive 25:                           q Communication
                                                  option to choose for the                  q TCF preparation course
                                                  5th lesson                                q DELF/DALF preparation:         q B1 q B2 q C1

                                                  m Super Intensive 30:                     q Communication
                                                  option to choose for the                  q TCF preparation course
                                                  5th lesson                                q DELF/DALF preparation:         q B1 q B2 q C1
                                                  m Private                                 Number of private hours/week:
    Language knowledge:
    Written level:                   m Beginner                                             m Elementary                          m Intermediate                              m Advanced
    Oral level:                      m Beginner                                             m Elementary                          m Intermediate                              m Advanced
    Number of years of French studies:

    French +
    Lyon              m French+ wine:                             q 14.03 q 2.05 q 20.06 q 18.07 q 19.09 q 24.10.2011
                      m French+ cooking:                          q 7.03     q 23.05      q 4.07      q 29.08 q 17.10 q 14.11.2011
                      m French+ culture:                          q 28.02      q 6.06     q 25.07 q 22.08 q 10.10 q 28.11.2011


    Accommodation
    Arrival date:                                                                   Departure date:                                                                  Number of weeks:
    m Host family                           m Single room                           m Double room                           m Breakfast                              m Halfboard
    m Apartment                             m Single room                           m Double room
    m Studio (Montreux only)                m Single room                           m Double room
    Do you require a special diet or do you have any health problems?
    Do you have any other special requests about your accommodation? (If yes, please specify on a separate sheet.)*
    *We will try to take your requests into consideration, but it cannot be guaranteed. Requests that you give us at a later date can NOT be considered anymore.

    Transfers
    m Geneva Airport      m Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport                                               q  Arrival          q Departure                 q Not required
    Arrival date (D/M/Y):   ____________________ Time: ____________________                          Flight number: ____________________ Coming from: _____________________________________
    Departure date (D/M/Y):____________________ Time: ____________________                           Flight number: ____________________ Flying to:   _____________________________________


    Insurances
                                                                                                                     m NO
                                                                                                                     m YES, for Switzerland, for CHF 180 / month.
    Do you require a health insurance cover valid for the country of destination ?
                                                                                                                     m YES, for France (EU citizen), for EUR 39 / month.
                                                                                                                     m YES, for France (non-EU citizen), for EUR 79 / month.
    Do you require a cancellation insurance (around 3% of the total amount of the invoice)?                                  m NO                              m YES

    Miscellaneous
    How did you hear about ESL (official representative or other)? Please specify:
    Have you already taken part in a language course? m NO m YES, organisation and location:
    An enrolment fee is added to all course prices: CHF 110 for the programmes in Switzerland / EUR 75 for the programmes in France.
    An extra fee is added, for last minute enrolment procedure less than 2 weeks before the course start: CHF 50 / EUR 35.
    Special accommodation: 110 CHF / EUR 75, as placement fees in hotels, B&B, youth hostels, etc…                                                                                    Your local representative…
    I agree with all ESL’s terms and conditions (see “terms and conditions” page).

    Place and date:

    Signature of the student:


    Signature of the parent or guardian (for students under 18):


    Thank you for sending us this enrolment form to the mentioned postal address, e-mail or fax number.
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How to enrol ?
                                                                                                                                              SWITZERLAND

                                                                                                                                            • Montreux
Filling in the enrolment form
                                                                                                                    Lyon •                                         ITALY
A   Read carefully through the pages of the
    brochure that describe the course venue you
    are interested in.
B   Take note of the relevant dates of the language
    course you wish to book.
C   Complete all the relevant sections of the
    enrolment form so that we can send you a full
    confirmation of your enrolment. Each individual
    section is described in the catalogue.
D   Please do not forget to sign the enrolment
    form.                                                                        SPAIN
E   Please send us your enrolment form by post or
    fax or use our on-line enrolment form.

    Booking through an agency
    If our school has been recommended to you
    by an agency, please hand in your registration
                                                                                                                      ESL – Recognitions
    form to the agent, who will attend to all other
    formalities for you. The agency will forward                                                                      EAQUALS
                                                                                                                      (European Association for Quality Language Services)
    your enrolment to us and answer any questions
    you may have.
                                                                                                                      FLE
                                                                                                                      (Qualité Français Langue Etrangère)



    What happens next...                                                                                              SOUFFLE
                                                                                                                      (Groupement professionnel des organismes d’enseignement
                                                                                                                      du français langue étrangère)
A   We will confirm your booking within a few days of receiving your enrolment.
    If the course you have chosen is already full, we will get in touch with you as
                                                                                                                      WYSETC
    quickly as possible and propose an alternative.                                                                   (The World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation)
B   Confirmation of your booking will be accompanied by a welcome letter and an
    invoice giving particulars of the language student, course chosen, any special
                                                                                                                      ALTO
    requirements and method of transport selected for arrival and departure.                                          (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

C   Approximately two weeks before the start of the course, you will receive
    pre-arrival information. This contains precise details on your course and                                         SFPS
    accommodation.                                                                                                    (Swiss Federation of Private Schools)

D   Should you require an official letter of invitation from ESL in order to apply for a
    visa, we will prepare such a letter for the Swiss embassy in your country upon                                    Private School Register
    receipt of payment. Please let us know whether you require such a letter.


                                                                                                                      AVDEP
Your local agent                                                                                                      (Association Vaudoise Des Ecoles Privées)
For any further information, please contact directly:

                                                                                                                      CSN
                                                                                                                      (Swedish National Board of Student Aid)



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Description: At ESL, your courses are specially designed to meet the specific needs of non-French speaking international participants. You can choose to learn French in Montreux or to learn French in Lyon or to learn French in Paris. Our centres for adults in Switzerland and France are in exceptional central city locations.
Mr. Xavier  de Bastos Mr. Xavier de Bastos French courses in Montreux and in Lyon http://www.esl-schools.org/
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