VIEWS: 135 PAGES: 36 CATEGORY: ESL POSTED ON: 1/31/2011
We have partnered with some of the best language schools for your Spanish courses in Malaga. Instituto Picasso, Don Quijote and Malaca Instituto are the big names for your courses over here.
spring summer – autumn Language studies French, German, Italian, English ESL-Juniors 8 to 14 years ESL-Teens 13 to 17 years Language study programmes for juniors and teens in Switzerland, France and Germany Welcome to ESL! Dear students, dear parents, Learning a language whilst having fun, it’s possible! An ESL language study programme is a unique opportunity to study a new language and to meet new friends from all backgrounds, in the setting of magnificent active holidays. To date, we propose one of the largest offers of vacation courses in Europe to you. Our various course centres have been carefully selected in Switzerland, France and Germany. They meet high quality standards in terms of accommodation, teaching and extracurricular activities. In addition, they are situated in regions offering wide-ranging possibilities of sports activities and attractive excursions. Our programmes are recognised by numerous international organisations, vouching for our professionalism and the quality of our products. We have created a welcoming, stimulating and secure environment in order to offer our students a memorable stay in the best conditions. Being an ESL student means joining the thousands of students from more than 70 countries worldwide who have opted, since 1996, for one of our destinations. We guarantee you an unforgettable stay and we look forward to welcoming you soon in one of our course centres. Your ESL team Fabien Produit Director " Switzerland, France, Germany: make the tour of our destinations and let yourself be captivated! Attractive and safe towns and cities, professional supervision and courses especially adapted to young students. We have selected the best in order to ensure an optimal environment and un- forgettable language study stays." 2 www.esl-schools.org Why ESL? A few good reasons which have Introduction General information 2-17 4-7 already persuaded our students Language courses 8-9 • Our students study in centres belonging to a school recognised by national and international labels. Activities and leisure 10-13 Optional sports packages 14-17 • They have the possibility to get to know students from across the world. • During the courses, they benefit from the dynamics of studying in small groups. French courses 18-27 • According to their preference, they have the choice between accommodation in a residence Switzerland or in a host family. Leysin-Juniors 18-19 • During their entire stay in the residence, they benefit from the peace of mind of 24-hour supervision. Leysin-Teens 20-21 Montreux-Riviera 22-23 • In addition, they participate in an incredible programme of activities and excursions, included in the price. France Paris-Igny 24-25 • They are given the possibility to add an additional dimension to their language study stay by selecting various activities, excursions and optional packages. Valbonne s/Cannes 26-27 • In the same way, they compose their study programme thanks to the optional courses. German courses 28-31 • And, of course, all of them have gained maximum benefit from the sound advice of our team when Switzerland making their choice. Zug 28-29 Germany Westerwald 30-31 Italian courses 32-33 Switzerland Ascona 32-33 English courses 18-33 Switzerland Leysin-Juniors 18-19 Zug 28-29 Ascona 32-33 France Paris-Igny 24-25 Germany Westerwald 30-31 Terms & conditions / enrolment form 34-35 www.esl-schools.org 3 General information A programme adapted to each age bracket Various course locations are proposed according to your age and your level of autonomy. ESL organises optimised programmes which are perfectly suited to the motivations and specific interests of each age group. Here are the two options proposed. SL-Teens E (13-17years)/spring,summer,autumn Leysin, Montreux-Riviera, Paris-Igny, Valbonne sur Cannes, Zug, Westerwald, Ascona The ESL-Teens programmes are aimed at students from 13 to 17 years. Destined for older students, this option takes place either in residential centres or with the option of host family accommodation. E SL-Juniors (8/10-14years)/summer Leysin, Westerwald The ESL-Juniors programmes are destined for students of 8/10 to 14 years. Our young students benefit from specific supervision allowing for optimal care which is adapted to their age. In the same way, the class times, activities and themed evening activities are adapted according to their needs and interests. 4 www.esl-schools.org The ESL programmes Accommodation Attractivedestinations! Ahomeawayfromhomeabroad! We have carefully chosen the locations of our course centres whilst considering It is certainly easier to communicate, to exchange and to discover the culture the main criteria which contribute, as far as we are concerned, to the success of around you when you feel at ease, "like at home". In this way, in a pleasant and a language study stay: convivial environment which meets your expectations, you will be able to take • The proximity of cultural and tourist attractions, for entertaining activities full advantage of your language study stay. ESL has therefore selected the and excursions. accommodation options which best suit the requirements of young students. • The ease of access by means of transport, particularly the proximity According to the region, our students can choose to stay in a residence or with of international airports and train stations. a host family. Whichever option you choose, you will be in an ideal situation to • The diversity and quality of the facilities in the course venues and in their practise the language you are studying every day. surroundings, in order to offer our students a suitable study environment, optimal accommodation and the possibility to practise numerous sports. The ESL residences • The international renown of the chosen destinations. Living with young people of all nationalities, discovering various points of view and making friends, residence accommodation allows you to have a very enriching experience of community and international life. According to the Insurance destination, the students are accommodated in bedrooms with 1 to 4 beds Travelwithfullpeaceofmind! with other ESL students. The language classes, the majority of meals as well as some of the activities take place within, or in the immediate surroundings of, By means of our enrolment form, we propose to you to take out various options the ESL campuses (residence + course centre). On request and depending on of insurance cover described below. These insurances are valid in Switzerland, availability, our students may be accommodated with a friend. in France or in Germany. The ESL host families Health/accident The conviviality of a family environment, a daily practice of the language of the During your enrolment for one of our programmes, you will need to certify that country and the discovery of a new culture are some of the numerous you are in possession of compulsory health and accident insurance cover, valid advantages that accommodation with a host family offers. You will stay in a in the country that you will have chosen to visit. double room and will share the common rooms with the members of the family. You have breakfast and the evening meal with the family and lunch in Cancellation the cafeteria of the course centre. On request and depending on availability, In addition, we strongly recommend to you to take out a cancellation insurance, our students may be accommodated with a friend. in the case where, at the last minute, you should be unable to participate in the language study programme that you have booked. Internet & telephone access Pocket money service Stayconnected! Justlikeatthebank! In order that each student may keep in contact with his/her family, there is In the ESL residences, a pocket money service is proposed to the students. nothing like Internet access. All of the ESL course centres are equipped in order Functioning like a bank, the pocket money service is open every day, allowing that the students may access their e-mails for free. On the other hand, the for the deposit or withdrawal of money by the students. course venues in the Alps are situated in regions which benefit from good network coverage for mobile phones. www.esl-schools.org 5 General information Arrival at the course centres Veryeasyaccess! By plane Each of the ESL destinations is situated close to an international airport: Geneva, Zurich, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan or Nice… Whatever the chosen town or city for your language study stay, you will benefit from facilitated access! If you wish, you may book the "ESL airport transfer" service. A member of our team will drive you directly to where you are staying. A practical service for a smooth landing. By car Parents who wish to drive their children by car to the course venue are welcome. Complete documentation with all of the necessary information will be given to you prior to the stay. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information. By train The "ESL train station transfer" service may be booked if you are travelling by train. Just like our "ESL airport transfer", a member of the ESL team welcomes you at your arrival at the train station and drives you to your destination. + By train, with ESL supervision Bound for our course centre in Germany, an accompanying adult takes care of the students from their departure at the train station in Lausanne until their arrival at ESL Westerwald. In this way, you will travel in a relaxed manner, without worrying about the train changes to be carried out. By bus ESL organises bus transfers from the main cities in German-speaking Switzerland, bound for the course centres located in French-speaking Switzerland. This is a good opportunity to get to know some other students before the arrival at the course centre. 6 www.esl-schools.org ESL supervision: 100% safety! We look for the best environment possible in order that your language study stay is a real success. The supervision of our students is effective and discreet, adapted to the age-group and the type of accommodation booked. In this way, each student can gain maximum benefit from his/her stay in complete safety. From the first to the last day, the members of the ESL team are present and available to give the assistance requested by each student and to ensure their necessary safety. In the ESL residences, a complete 24-hour surveillance allows for optimal supervision. Students who choose ESL host families benefit from more free time in accordance with their parental authorisation. Emergency numbers, which are reachable on a 24/7 basis, are in service in each of the ESL course centres. www.esl-schools.org 7 The ESL language courses Learning a language has never been so fun! The ESL course programmes have been especially designed for young students and are adapted to the level of each participant. Thanks to sound teaching experience, ESL proposes an effective and enjoyable approach to language learning. The teachers attach particular importance to communication. They propose interactive and motivating classes which allow for the easy practice of newly acquired language skills. Progress is made naturally in a pleasant atmosphere.This is the dream opportunity to develop your language skills and to have an unforgettable experience. The ESL teachers Our teaching team is made up of young and dynamic teachers who teach in their native language. The ESL teachers are chosen for their teaching talent, their enthusiasm and for the attention they know to give to each student. They make every effort in order to create a relaxed, fun and stimulating atmosphere. The topics of the lessons are as close as can be to the interests of the students. Even during the extracurricular activities, the teachers encourage the students to use the language being studied. This fun and motivating teaching is the key to effective learning. Courses adapted to your level Whatever their level of skills in the language they are studying, our students take a course adapted to their level. At the beginning of their stay, all of the ESL students sit an evaluation test, thanks to which each student is placed in a class corresponding best to his/her level. Each week, a small evaluation allows the teacher to accurately follow up on the progress being made by each of his/her students. ESL certificate At the end of your stay, you receive an ESL certificate which attests to your participation in classes, validates the language level reached and specifies the results obtained. 8 www.esl-schools.org Standard and intensive courses Standard course 20 lessons per week (Leysin-Juniors / 15 lessons per week) Intensive course 25 lessons per week (Leysin-Juniors / 20 lessons per week) The ESL classes take place from Monday to Fri- day. In each course venue, you have the choice between a standard course and an intensive course. If you choose the intensive course, you benefit from an additional lesson per day, fo- cussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. The module of 25 lessons is ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes. Optional courses Conversation courses This course includes two weekly lessons of 45 minutes. Thanks to game-related exercises in various contexts (role plays, theatre, etc.), the conversation course will allow you to develop your ability to express yourself in a more fluent and natural way in various situations of everyday life. Private courses In order to make maximum progress, you can choose the ESL private course programme. This option allows you to benefit from an additional 5 lessons of 45 minutes per week in order to reach your personal objectives. www.esl-schools.org 9 Included activities A fascinating programme! At ESL, we are convinced that a great programme of activities is a key element to the success of a language study stay. It is for this reason that, in all of our camps, we propose a very complete and varied programme, offering numerous exciting opportunities for sports, encounters and leisure, which allow to create a warm atmosphere, strengthen links of friendship between students and of course, greatly contribute to the practice of the studied language. And in order that each of our young clients may participate in full security and that no one is left out, all of the activities, organised and supervised by our teams of activity coordinators, are entirely included in the price of the stay. Sports In each of the course centres, a dozen or so varied sports, included in the programme, are proposed to students during their stay. On a daily basis, several indoor or outdoor sports are organised and supervised by the ESL team. According to your preferences, you can, for example, choose between beach volleyball, badminton, basketball, football, street hockey, swimming and table tennis, among others. Excursions In order to add a cultural dimension to the activities programme, ESL also proposes numerous excursions. They are organised each week in our various course centres. In this way, in Switzerland, you visit, depending on the course venue, the medieval Château de Chillon, the Brissago Islands or the tourist city of Lucerne. Contemplate Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower or explore Monaco or the Île Sainte-Marguerite on the Côte d’Azur for example. Westerwald proposes, among others, the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, or an incredible Sea life centre, or even a crossing on the Rhine. Each week, the discovery of the region in question takes place over a day and a half which is dedicated to these excursions and which allow you to discover the region. Your camera is a must! Eveningactivities The evening activities organised by ESL are favourable moments during which you can practise your newly acquired language skills in a relaxed way. Whether for cinema, barbecue or disco evenings, the ESL team in charge of organising the activities make every effort in order that you may make memorable progress. 10 www.esl-schools.org Included activities Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Valbonne Sports Juniors Teens Riviera Paris-Igny s /Cannes Zug Westerwald Ascona Badminton • • • • • • • • Basketball • • • • • • • Beachvolley • • • • • Kite • Football • • • • • • • • Handball • • • • • • • • Beach games • • • • • • • • Swimming • • • • • • • • "Pétanque", Bowls’ game • • • • • • Ping-Pong • • • • • • • • Piste Vita • • • • • Hiking • • • • • • • • Tchoukball • • • • • • • • All-sports tournament • • • • • • • • Streethockey • • • • • • • Volleyball • • • • • • • • Climbing (Indoor) • Pool game • Video games • • Tabletop soccer • • • • • Bowling • Nordic walking • Field hockey • Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Valbonne Excursions Juniors Teens Riviera Paris-Igny s /Cannes Zug Westerwald Ascona “Le Château de Chillon” • • • Gruyères • • • Geneva, Lausanne • • • Montreux, Vevey • • • Le Bouveret • • • Antibes, Monaco, Nice, St-Tropez • Ste. Marguerite Islands • Visit to Grasse • Wildlife Park • Lucerne, Zurich • Boat excursion on the “Zuger See” • Zoo in Zurich • Museum of Technology in Winterthur • Rhinefalls • Höll caves in Baar • Sea Life Centre • Volcano Park • Chocolate museum • Zoo in Cologne • Bonn, Cologne • Boat excursion on the Rhine • Lugano, Locarno • The Three Castles in Bellinzona • Boat excursion on the “Lago Maggiore” • Excursion to Bella, Madre and Brissago islands • Excursion to Monte Tamaro with adventure park • “La Tour Montparnasse” / “La Tour Eiffel” • “Notre-Dame” / “Les Champs-Elysées” • Excursion on a "Bateau Mouche" • “Le Château de Versailles” • Museum of Air and Space • Disneyland Paris (included 1x per stay) • Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Valbonne Evening activities Juniors Teens Riviera Paris-Igny s /Cannes Zug Westerwald Ascona Movie evening • • • • • • • • Disco Party • • • • • • • • Barbecue /restaurant • • • • • • • • Beach Party • • • • • • Themed evening • • • • • • • • ESL-Party • • • • • • • • Games • • • • • • • • Talent show • • • • • • • • www.esl-schools.org 11 Optional activities Memories for life! And if you wanted more? You want even more sport, more emotions, more adventures, more adrenaline? Our team of activity coordinators have thought of you. Check out the list of optional activities which are proposed and discover all the exhilerating opportunities which are offered to you. Get the very most out of your stay, discover new sports, participate in captivating excursions and meet friends from the 4 corners of the world. With ESL, you will have memories for life! Sports&leisure The optional "sports and leisure" programme is aimed at ESL students who wish to take part in specific sports like mountain biking, skateboarding or ice-skating, for example. The optional nature of the leisure activities and excursions is also provided for. Whatever the region of your language study stay, a varied choice of additional activities is available on all of the campuses. Adventure With ESL, even the most reckless won’t risk being disappointed! The optional "adventure" activities programme, supervised by qualified professionals, has been designed in order to satisfy genuine thrill-seekers. With activities such as paragliding, indoor wall climbing, via ferrata, wakeboarding, Big Banana and karting, we have brought together in our "adventure" option an explosive cocktail made up of altitude, speed, boardsports and water. 12 www.esl-schools.org Optional activities Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Paris- Valbonne Sports & leisure Juniors Teens Riviera Igny s /Cannes Zug Westerwald Ascona CHF CHF CHF EUR EUR CHF EUR CHF Introduction to Scuba diving 65 Fitness 19 19 25 17 15 19 10 19 Introduction to Golf 50 60 Minigolf 4 4 4 5 15 4 5 6 Mountainbike 37 37 20 15 20 15 Paddleboat 10 10 10 Horse riding 31 31 35 26 26 39 20 39 Inline skating 15 Squash 14 14 12 17 17 Tennis 19 19 17 14 13 19 10 17 Shopping 25 25 21 5 20 25 20 21 Waterpark 35 35 35 27 24 25 20 Skatepark 10 20 free Fishing 45 Curling 10 10 Ice skating 14 14 Rowing 20 Snow shoe excursion 24 Tobogganing 20 Yoga 15 15 17 12 Arts 15 /h 15 /h 15 20 10 Bowling 15 15 15 12 12 free Aerobic/Break-dance 17 17 17 17 17 Sea Life Centre 17 20 Free shuttle for Cannes /Antibes 9 Phantasialand 30 Funplanet 20 to 30 20 to 30 20 to 30 “Musée Grévin” 19 “Parc Astérix” 45 Disneyland Paris 70 Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Paris- Valbonne Adventure Juniors Teens Riviera Igny s /Cannes Zug Westerwald Ascona CHF CHF CHF EUR EUR CHF EUR CHF Big Banana 24 24 24 33 30 15 Bodysurf 33 Dirty-Scoot (2 runs) 52 52 Climbing (Indoor) 16 16 19 19 free Sailing 35 35 45 36 35 Paragliding (tandem) 145 145 140 160 180 Parascending 81 “Via Ferrata” from 69 Waterski (1 run) 29 29 29 33 45 30 Waterski (1 private lesson) 50 51 70 Windsurf 34 34 34 45 Summer Bobsleigh 70 70 30 16 30 Wakeboard (1 run) 29 29 29 33 45 30 Wakeboard (1 private lesson) 50 51 70 Karting 27 27 from 23 30 25 35 Adventure park 40 40 40 27 26 35 35 Flying-fish 33 Wakeskate 50 The activity prices shown are indicative only and may be subject to change. www.esl-schools.org 13 Sports packages Sports packages Leysin- Leysin- Montreux- Paris- Valbonne s Zug Westerwald Ascona Juniors Teens Riviera Igny /Cannes CHF CHF CHF EUR EUR CHF EUR CHF Tennis 215 215 145 120 215 120 195 Horse riding 195 195 135 95 Golf 120 165 Discover Scuba 160 Scuba CMAS 1 420 Scuba PADI 1 595 Sailling 160 160 Ski / Snowboard 205 Adrenaline 215 Dance 150 160 Football 120 14 www.esl-schools.org Training a specific sport! Thanks to the sports packages, you can practise intensively the activity of your choice! Whether tennis, sailing, horse riding, skiing/snowboarding, dance, downhill sports, football, golf or deep-sea diving, take full advantage of your stay by taking part in one of our 11 optional packages. Organised and supervised by qualified instructors, they are proposed as a supplement to the standard programme and do not encroach on the included multi- activities programme, excursions or evening activities. Take advantage of your language study stay in Switzerland, France or Germany in order to dedicate time to your favourite sport. 3 sessions/week Adrenaline Leysin-Teens (summer) Hair-raising descents that are bursting with adrenaline, this is what this programme proposes to you! Your first two days of adventure take place at the handlebars of a mountain bike and a dirty scooter. Equipped with all the protection you need, you develop your pilot skills on the specially prepared staggering slopes. And that’s not all… sitting in a toboggan on a track, on a 3000m high glacier, you will tear down the slope at great speed, lying flat along spectacular curves. 3 sessions/week Dance Leysin-Teens (summer) / Montreux-Riviera Do you have rhythm in your feet? Whether it’s an art, a sport or entertainment for you, this package provides you with pleasure and well-being. Learn and improve the various dance techniques (hip hop, salsa, modern jazz, etc.) and work towards the development of choreographies, guided by dance teachers. 3 sessions/week (spring – summer – autumn) Leysin-Teens Horseriding Leysin-Juniors / Westerwald / Paris-Igny Are you passionate about horses and horse riding? Then this programme is made for you! Destined for participants who wish to practise horse riding during their language study stay, this package offers the opportunity to ride three afternoons per week. The horse riding lessons take place in riding schools and during horse rides. The renvers, supporting rein and footing changes will no longer be a secret to you! www.esl-schools.org 15 Sports packages Football 3 sessions/week Westerwald For budding professionals, we organise a football programme in the ESL centre in Germany. Thanks to the outdoor and indoor (synthetic covered pitches) facilities, you can play without worrying about the weather. Pamper yourself! Following the shrewd guidelines of a qualified trainer, improve your technique and vision of the game within inter- national teams, made up of students from the four corners of the world. Golf 3 sessions/week Zug / Valbonne s/Cannes Thanks to the great 18-hole golf courses located in the area of our course centres, practise your swing, perfect your shots and hone your strokes on the green, all in a postcard-like setting. This programme, lead by professional trainers, is destined for players of all levels, whatever their handicap. Scubadiving Valbonne s/Cannes Do you have a longing for the deep blue depths of the ocean? Take advantage of your language study stay on the Côte d’Azur in order to discover deep-sea diving in complete safety. In a clear and glistening sea, discover the silent and multicoloured ballet of the marine fauna in the company of real underwater professionals who will share their passion with you. 3 options are proposed. They all include the hiring of the material, the theoretical and practical classes and the exam fees, if it is the case. Introduction to "SCUBA" diving 3 sessions/week This package is especially designed for beginners who wish to start with the basics of deep-sea diving. Following a theoretical introduction and practice in the swimming pool, you will be able to embark on your first diving session in the sea in the company of qualified instructors. "SCUBA / CMAS 1" diving training 6 sessions/fortnight If you wish to push your experience further, this package includes 6 technical diving sessions in the sea, up to a depth of 20 metres. An internationally recognised official French certificate, "1er niveau de plongée" will be awarded to you at the end of the programme. This package is destined for students staying for a minimum of 2 weeks in Valbonne s/Cannes. On request, the "2ème niveau" certificate can also be taken. "SCUBA / PADI 1" diving training 8 sessions/fortnight The PADI training is the most recognised diving training programme in the world. In this way, you make your entrance into the world of diving by following the "Open Water Diver" training. 8 diving sessions in the sea up to a depth of 18 metres are run by qualified instructors. An international certificate attesting to the level is awarded, allowing for the continuation of the training worldwide. On request, the exam for the 2nd level can also be prepared and taken. This package is destined for students staying for a minimum of 2 weeks in Valbonne s/Cannes. 16 www.esl-schools.org 3 sessions/week Ski/snowboard Leysin-Teens (spring) An undisputed kingdom of seasoned skiiers and snowboarders, Leysin is one of the nicest ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. Thanks to the "ski/snowboard" package, you will be able to combine your language classes with 3 afternoons of snow sports under the supervision of ESL instructors. An ideal activity, perfectly suited to this small corner of white paradise. This package is reserved for students who have already practised skiing or snowboarding. The material is not included in the price of the package. 3 sessions/week Tennis Leysin-Teens (summer - autumn) / Leysin-Juniors Westerwald / Zug / Ascona / Valbonne s/Cannes / Paris-Igny Improve your language level as much as your serve ! The training sessions, the single or doubles matches and the shrewd advice of your coach will allow you to give the best of your racket! Qualified teachers give instruction 3 times per week. In some course centres, according to the weather conditions, sessions may take place at the end of the afternoon. 3 sessions/week Sailing Montreux-Riviera / Ascona With the "sailing" package, you will be able to perfect your skills in the basics of sailing a dinghy and the manœuvres and techniques of the operation of sails. The package is proposed as much to novices as experienced navigators and supervision is assured by professional instructors. The sessions take place in the afternoon, 3 times per week, in the dream surroundings of Lake Geneva and Lake Maggiore. Whether in beam reach position or rigging the symmetric spinakker…Sails ahoy! www.esl-schools.org 17 Leysin The oxygen of the Alps Located in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 1263 m, the charming resort of Leysin benefits from exceptional sun exposure which has contributed to its renown amongst nature and Zurich • mountain lovers. A tourist destination for more than a century, barely 30 minutes away from Lake Geneva • Bern and the magnificent scenery of the Lavaux*, Leysin has managed to remain attractive and • Leysin evolve over time, developing its facilities and notably obtaining the very exclusive Swiss «Families Welcome» label, with strict quality and security requirements for all animations Geneva • Lugano and activities destined for children. Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 15 intensive (lessons/week) 20 Sports packages tennis / horse riding Accommodation residence quadruple bedrooms Transfers Geneva airport Leysin train station Lucerne, Zurich, Egerkingen, Bern The ESL Leysin course centre "Le Central-Résidence" Our ESL "Le Central-Résidence" course centre is located a stone’s throw away from the main train station of Leysin. It possesses all of the comfort suited to a successful language study stay in the Alps, including renovated classrooms, welcoming restaurants, a beautiful sunny terrace, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room as well as relaxation and games areas. The bedrooms, modelled in a typically Alpine wooded and warm style, are equipped with a television and a telephone, as well as a private bathroom. 18 www.esl-schools.org ESL Juniors 8 -14 years French & English / summer It is due to this privileged location that we have chosen Leysin to establish our Juniors Dates&pricesinCHF/2011 courses, in order that our young people may, in addition to the learning of languages, make arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday the most of the fresh air and fun there whilst practising their favourite sports and leisure activities. Summer: 26.06 - 2.07 / 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 / 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 *Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Standard Intensive 15 lpw 20 lpw 1 Week* 1305 1395 2 Weeks 2315 2455 3 Weeks 3365 3565 4 Weeks 4455 4725 additional week 1105 1175 * subject to availability Optionalsportspackages Tennis 215 Horse riding 195 Transfers–returnfare Geneva airport: Collective, according to schedule 200 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 380 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 650 (arrival and departure at any time) Bus, departure pick-up points: -Lucerne 140 -Zurich 130 -Egerkingen 120 -Bern 110 Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Fitness, Ping-Pong, Morning Pool, Football, Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + weekly test Excursion to: Beachvolley, Streethockey Shopping in Lausanne Excursion to: or Amusement park Ping-Pong, Horse riding Arts workshop, Hiking, " Fun Planet" Afternoon Excursion to: Ball games, or Climbing, Fitness, Mountainbike, Lessons Visit of a Chocolate Piste Vita, Free time in Leysin Ice skating / hockey, Dirty-Scoot, factory or Aquapark Streetbasket, Minigolf, Tennis Freesbee Squash, Tchoukball Evening Barbecue on Talent show Movie evening "Challenges" evening Musical quizz evening Disco Party Welcome evening the lake side www.esl-schools.org 19 Leysin The oxygen of the Alps It is no accident that Leysin welcomes so many international schools and students from around the world. Zurich • Everything is brought together here in order to offer ideal study conditions but also to satisfy the aspirations of a public which is young and eager for discoveries. • Bern The facilities of the dynamic resort of the Vaudois Alps allow you to devote a lot of time to a • Leysin wide variety of sports and leisure activities in a preserved natural setting, which complete the plentiful benefits of the nearby Swiss Riviera. Geneva • Lugano Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 20 intensive (lessons/week) 25 Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages tennis / horse riding / dance / ski - snowboard / adrenaline Accommodation residence double to quadruple bedrooms Transfers Geneva airport Leysin train station Lucerne, Zurich, Egerkingen, Bern The ESL Leysin course centre "Le Classic" spring, summer The ESL "Le Classic" course centre is ideally situated in the very centre of the resort, close to the 2 sports centres. Equipped with classrooms, restaurants and a cinema, it is a privileged spot for a language study stay. The students are accommodated in double or triple bedrooms, with a private bathroom, a telephone and a television. Thanks to the "Internet café" area, the student can access their e-mails and the Inter- net for free. The language classes, meals as well as some of the activities take place directly on the campus. 20 www.esl-schools.org ESL Teens 13 -17 years French / spring, summer, autumn It is in this ideal environment that our course centres “Le Classic” in summer and “Le Dates&pricesinCHF/2011 Central Résidence” in autumn propose tailor-made programmes adapted to 13-17 year arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday olds. With a judicious mix of language classes, sports and leisure activities, each student finds what they are looking for and may blossom in full security and be perfectly Spring: 10.04 - 16.04 / 17.04 - 23.04 / 24.04 - 30.04 / 1.05 - 7.05 supervised. Summer: 26.06 - 2.07 / 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 / 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 Autumn: 2.10 - 8.10 / 9.10 - 15.10 / 16.10 - 22.10 Standard Intensive Spring / autumn: 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week 1185 1245 2 Weeks 2085 2215 3 Weeks 3095 3295 additional week 1025 1095 Summer: 1 Week* 1305 1395 2 Weeks 2315 2455 3 Weeks 3365 3565 4 Weeks 4455 4725 additional week 1105 1175 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 60 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 300 Optionalsportspackages Tennis (summer / autumn) 215 Horse riding (spring / summer / autumn) 195 Ski / snowboard (spring) 10.04 - 30.04 205 Adrenaline (summer) 215 Dance (summer) 150 Transfers–returnfare Geneva airport: Collective, according to schedule 200 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 380 The ESL Leysin course centre (outside of schedules mentioned above) "Le Central-Résidence" Private 650 autumn (arrival and departure at any time) Bus, departure pick-up points: Our ESL "Le Central-Résidence" course centre is located a stone’s -Lucerne 140 throw away from the main train station of Leysin. It possesses all -Zurich 130 of the comfort suited to a successful language study stay in the -Egerkingen 120 Alps, including renovated classrooms, welcoming restaurants, a -Bern 110 beautiful sunny terrace, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room as well as relaxation and games areas. The bedrooms, modelled in a typically Alpine wooded and warm style, are equipped with a television and a telephone as well as a private bathroom. Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Horse riding or Free time in Leysin Excursion to : Streetbasket, Excursion to: Beach volley, or Geneva, visit Streethockey, Aquapark or Tennis, Paragliding, Hiking, Afternoon Football, Minigolf, Excursion to: of ICRC Museum Dirty-scoot, Funplanet or Football indoor, Mountainbike, Pool, Fitness, Shopping in Montreux Indoor climbing, Labyrinthe Aventure “Pétanque”, Curling Arts workshop Dance and Jazz Festival Squash, Via Ferrata or Adventure park Evening Barbecue on the Pimp my Friend Show Movie evening Free evening Disco Party Sports tournament Welcome evening lake side www.esl-schools.org 21 Montreux-Riviera The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera Zurich • • Bern • Montreux Geneva • Lugano Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 20 intensive (lessons/week) 25 Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages sailing / dance "You wish to carry out a language study stay in an exceptional natural Accommodation setting and learn French in one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland? host family double Then Montreux is a must!" bedrooms Transfers Situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Montreux enjoys a mild and pleasant microclimate which gives Geneva airport it a Mediterranean feel and has earned it the name "Pearl of the Swiss riviera". On following the quays lined with exotic trees, walkers are amazed each time Montreux train station by the breathtaking panorama they have before their eyes. Between the lake Lucerne, Zurich, Egerkingen, Bern and mountains, the region offers an exceptional choice of sports and cultural activities. Montreux welcomes events on an international scale like the Montreux Jazz Festival or the Christmas Market, which have given this beautiful tourist region its reputation for several years. The ESL Montreux-Riviera course centre The course centre is located in the heart of Montreux, a stone’s throw away from the central train station and only 5 minutes’ walk from the quays of Lake Geneva. Modern and welcoming, it is equipped with spacious and bright classrooms. A common room equipped with computers with a free Internet connection allows our students to access their e-mails. In addition, our centre has its own gym room as well as a cafeteria where lunch is taken each day before undertaking the afternoon activities. 22 www.esl-schools.org ESL Teens 14 -17 years French / summer Dates&pricesinCHF/2011 arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday Summer: 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 / 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 1305 1395 2 Weeks 2315 2455 3 Weeks 3365 3565 4 Weeks 4455 4725 additional week 1105 1175 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 60 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 300 Optionalsportspackages Sailing 160 Dance 160 Transfers–returnfare Geneva airport: Collective, according to schedule 200 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 380 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 600 (arrival and departure at any time) Bus, departure pick-up points: -Lucerne 130 -Zurich 120 -Egerkingen 110 -Bern 100 Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Excursion to: Visit of Geneva city, Excursion to: Hiking Free day with the Beach, Paddle boat, Paragliding, Aquaparc, Sports tournament , Red Cross Museum Château de Chillon or host family Afternoon Minigolf, Big Banana, Mountainbike, and shopping or Shopping in Lausanne Musée de l’Alimentation Dance Hip-Hop, Waterski, Horse riding, on the lake side or “Espace des Inven- or Basketball Pool “Pétanque” tions” or Fitness Adventure park Evening Evening with Barbecue on the Jazz Festival Free evening Disco Party Free evening Welcome evening host family lake side www.esl-schools.org 23 Paris-Igny The capital of the French-speaking world Imagine yourself at the top of the Eiffel Tower, or discovering the city from the bridge Paris of a river boat. Sit down for a 3D projection which is even better than the real thing • • at the geode of the Museum of Science, pose beside the wax statue of Zinadine Zidane, Paris - Igny stroll along the lively small streets of the Quartier Latin, applaud the Beaubourg street Geneva • artists or admire the splendours of the Palace of Versailles and tell yourself you’re not dreaming. Our destination of Paris-Igny promises you all this and much more besides. • Bordeaux Nice Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 20 intensive (lessons/week) 25 Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages tennis / horse riding Accommodation residence double to quadruple bedrooms Transfers Paris - Orly airport Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport All Paris SNCF train stations The ESL Paris-Igny course centre With a property of 5 hectares, our ESL "Saint Nicolas" course centre in Paris-Igny is located 15 kilometres south west of the centre of the capital. Modern and pleasant classrooms, a sports hall, computer rooms, multimedia rooms with a video projector and audio systems and various games are part of the very complete facilities available. The students stay in nice, entirely renovated bedrooms for 2 to 4 people. The park, a veritable green setting, is made up of, amongst others, football pitches, basketball courts, handball courts and athletics tracks. 24 www.esl-schools.org ailable Also av ESL Teens [ DAY CAMP ] ctivities 13 -17 years Tuition + Lun ch + A French & English / summer és + Activit Déjeuner Cours + P* DAY CAM A charming small town to the south-west of the Parisian belt, nicknamed the garden town, Dates&pricesinEUR/2011 Igny is an oasis of fresh air and greenery barely 25 minutes fromtthe heartib le capital e n d is p o n of the arrivalonSunday by RER (train). E g a le m departureonSaturday This favourable location allows us to offer as extraordinary a destination as Paris Summer: 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / in full security and to combine language classes, sports and residence accommodation 24.07 - 30.07 / 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 in a magnificent environment with the discovery of all the marvels of the city of lights. Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 725 780 2 Weeks 1255 1330 3 Weeks 1820 1935 4 Weeks 2405 2560 additional week 605 645 * subject to availability DAy CAmp Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 515 570 2 Weeks 825 900 3 Weeks 1175 1290 4 Weeks 1545 1700 additional week 395 435 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 40 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 195 Optionalsportspackages Tennis 145 Horse riding 135 Transfers–returnfare Paris-Orly airport: Collective, according to schedule 50 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 90 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 130 (arrival and departure at any time) Paris-CDG (Roissy) airport: Collective, according to schedule 95 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 180 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 260 (arrival and departure at any time) All Paris SNCF train stations: Private 150 (arrival and departure at any time) Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons + test Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Free time in the course centre Football, Golf, or Skateparc, Tennis, Disneyland Paris Ping-Pong, Yoga, Visit of “La Tour Eiffel”, Shopping in Paris Afternoon Aerobic, Horse riding, Football indoor, Champs de Mars, or Volleyball, Pool, Break-dance, Ultimate-Fresbee, Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris Plage Basketball, Badminton, Handball, Visit of “Le Musée Free time in the city Dance Hip-Hop Photography workshop Fitness du Louvres” Evening Barbecue on the “Tour Infernale” Olympics evening Movie evening Disco Party Sports tournament Welcome evening lake side evening www.esl-schools.org 25 s Valbonne /Cannes La Côte d’Azur, the Magnificent "For a language study stay in the south of France devoted to studies, sun and sea, the Côte Paris • d’Azur welcomes you with open arms….Become a star of French and return with stars in your eyes!" Geneva • An important centre of cinema, gastronomy, sports and tourism, the Côte d’Azur extends over around fifty kilometres between Cannes and Monaco and is served by Nice • Bordeaux International Airport. Nice • Valbonne s/Cannes Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 20 intensive (lessons/week) 25 Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages tennis / diving / golf Accommodation residence single and double bedrooms Transfers Nice airport Antibes train station The ESL Valbonne s/Cannes course centre Magnificently situated close to the sea, on the hills above Cannes, our Côte d’Azur campus has numerous facilities including football pitches, basketball courts and an athletics track as well as an outdoor swimming pool.The students stay here in nice single or double bedrooms and a large restaurant, a cinema and an auditorium complete this exceptional centre. 26 www.esl-schools.org ESL Teens 13 -17 years French / summer Besides the luxury boutiques and the flashy Croisette, the natural scents of the hills above Dates&pricesinEUR/2011 Cannes encourage you to take full advantage of the Mediterranean climate. From the arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday vastness of the Mediterranean to the charm of the Provence Alps, as well as the sumptuous seaside towns, the picturesque villages; everything is brought together on the Côte d’Azur Summer: 26.06 - 2.07 / 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / for an unforgettable language study stay! 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 / 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 725 780 2 Weeks 1255 1330 3 Weeks 1820 1935 4 Weeks 2405 2560 additional week 605 645 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 40 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 195 Optionalsportspackages Tennis 120 Golf 120 Discover Scuba 160 Scuba CMAS 1 420 Scuba PADI 1 595 Transfers–returnfare Nice airport: Collective, according to schedule 90 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 170 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 220 (arrival and departure at any time) Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Excursion to: Monaco, Dance Hip-Hop, Shopping in Nice Oceanographic Boomerang, Fitness, Bowling, Diving, Tennis, Horse riding, or Museum Beachvolley, Afternoon Football, Badminton Excursion to: Optional excursion to: Hiking, Lasergame, Free time in Valbonne or The Prince Palace Streetbasket, Aquapark "Marineland" Cannes Beach Optional excursion to: or Pool, Orienteering Free shuttle for: or Aquasplash or Big Banana Antibes Beach Visit of Saint-Tropez course Cannes Beach or Flying Fish or Sailing Evening Water Olympics Movie evening Barbecue evening Free evening Disco Party Sports tournament Welcome evening www.esl-schools.org 27 Zug In search of Central Switzerland Zurich Zug • • Bern • Geneva • Lugano Key facts Classes duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 standard (lessons/week) 20 intensive (lessons/week) 25 Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages tennis / golf Accommodation residence triple bedrooms Transfers Zurich airport Zug train station The ESL Zug course centre Our course centre in Zug is housed in a renowned private college, situated less than five minutes away from the lakeside. The campus includes spacious bedrooms, bright classrooms, a large games room and several lounges destined for the students. The campus includes a gym room, a football pitch, a mini skateboard ramp, basketball, handball and volleyball courts and ping-pong tables. The ESL students also have at their disposal a computer area with free Internet access. 28 www.esl-schools.org ESL Teens 13 -17 years German & English / summer "A choice destination for learning German and English, Zug is a charming tourist Dates&pricesinCHF/2011 town in central Switzerland which offers a particularly serene and secure arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday environment for your language study stay. Welcome to the heart of Switzerland!" Summer: 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 / Ideally built at the foot of the first wooded buttresses of the Zugerberg, Zug, 31.07 - 6.08 / 7.08 - 13.08 welcoming and peaceful, is situated at the edge of the lake which carries its name. Standard Intensive Its privileged location in central Switzerland, 30 minutes from Lucerne and less than 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 1305 1395 an hour from Zurich, makes it an ideal departure point for visiting a large number 2 Weeks 2315 2455 of famous Swiss tourist destinations. The heart of this town is situated next to the 3 Weeks 3365 3565 quays, which groups together the terraces, shops and some lake activities. The urban 4 Weeks 4455 4725 additional week 1105 1175 infrastructures, the security of the environment as well as the variety of activities * subject to availability proposed make Zug an optimal place for combining studies with relaxation. Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 60 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 300 Optionalsportspackages Tennis 215 Golf 165 Transfers–returnfare Zurich airport: Collective, according to schedule 80 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 155 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 350 (arrival and departure at any time) Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Excursion to: Shopping in Zurich Boat cruise on the Fitness, Paragliding, Golf, or Streetbasket, Excursion to: Rhine Falls and visit Afternoon Beachvolley, Waterski, Badminton, Free time Paddle boat, Football, Basel Zoo or of Schaffhausen Handball, Horse riding, Indoor climbing, Sports tournament, Minigolf, Beachvolley Alpamare (Waterpark) Tennis, Squash Handball, Pool Tennis Evening "Multi-activity" Movie evening Barbecue evening Free evening Disco Party Talent show Welcome evening tournament www.esl-schools.org 29 Westerwald The best of Germany between the Rhine and forests • Hamburg Berlin • Düsseldorf Cologne/Bonn •Westerwald Frankfurt Munich • Key facts "Reputed for its preseved forests and its majestic mountains, Westerwald offers a sumptuous setting for your language study stay in Germany… Classes Welcome to the enchanted universe of the Brothers Grimm!" duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 "Rhein-Westerwald": such is the name carried by the region of medium-sized standard (lessons/week) 20 mountains between Frankfurt and Cologne, between the Lahn, the Sieg, the Rhine intensive (lessons/week) 25 and the Dill. Situated 45 minutes from Bonn, the wooded and green landscapes Optional courses of the Westerwald region were sources of inspiration for the Brothers Grimm and their famous fairy tales. The intact nature of this region encourages visitors conversation & private courses to practise numerous sports and outdoor activities. Sports packages tennis / horse riding / football Accommodation residence triple bedroom Transfers Düsseldorf, Cologne / Bonn, Frankfurt airports Koblenz train station + Lausanne (CH) train station, with ESL supervision The ESL Westerwald course centre The ESL course centre proposes comfortable residential accommodation in an idyllic setting. The bedrooms with 3 beds are all equipped with a private bathroom. The campus has classrooms, a computer room with free Internet access, two restaurants, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, ping-pong tables, two tennis courts, an indoor football pitch with a synthetic playing surface, an outdoor football pitch and an athletics track. The surroundings of the centre offer a multitude of additional outdoor activities. 30 www.esl-schools.org ESL Juniors & Teens 10 -17 years German & English / summer Dates&pricesinEUR/2011 arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday Summer: 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 / 17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 31.07 - 6.08 Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 725 780 2 Weeks 1255 1330 3 Weeks 1820 1935 4 Weeks 2405 2560 additional week 605 645 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 40 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 195 Optionalsportspackages Tennis 120 Horse riding 95 Football 120 Transfers–returnfare Cologne / Bonn airport: Collective, according to schedule 95 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 180 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 260 (arrival and departure at any time) Düsseldorf airport: Collective, outside of schedule 270 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 370 (arrival and departure at any time) Frankfurt airport: Collective, outside of schedule 270 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 370 (arrival and departure at any time) Koblenz train station > Westerwald: Collective, according to schedule 80 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Private 150 (arrival and departure at any time) Lausanne train station: (Departure on Sunday at 9 a.m.) By train, with ESL supervision, departing from Switzerland (minimum of 6 students travelling in order to organise this transfer).The tickets, at a group price, are bought beforehand by ESL. They are directly delivered to the students travelling by the ESL supervision team, at Lausanne train station on the day of departure. Fee per participant: 10-14 years: 180 15-17 years: 290 Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Excursion to: Shopping in Bonn Football, Fitness, Pool, Excursion to: Excursion to: or Badminton, Bowling, Football, Nordic Walking, Phantasialand in Brühl Afternoon Sealife Center Free time Volleyball, Minigolf, Beach games, Horse riding, or in Westerwald Ping-Pong, Indoor sports, Badminton, Mountainbike, Tennis Waterpark Yoga Baseball Handball Evening Bowling evening Movie evening Barbecue evening Talent show Disco Party Sports tournament Welcome evening www.esl-schools.org 31 Ascona The Pearl of Lake Maggiore Zurich • Bern Ascona • • Geneva Lugano Milan "Scents of mimosa, flowery quays lined with palm trees and a postcard- like setting…Ticino is without any doubt one of the most beautiful cantons in Switzerland. Ascona…It’s hard to dream of a better place for your language study stay in Italian-speaking Switzerland." Key facts Originally a fishing village, the resort of Ascona has become one of the most beautiful lakeside resorts of Italian-speaking Switzerland. Classes Situated on the banks of the sumptuous Lago Maggiore, this refined town duration of a lesson (mins.) 45 welcomes visitors looking for the tranquility of walks along the flowery standard (lessons/week) 20 quays shaded by palm trees as much as lovers of water sports. Ascona is particularly suited to active sports holidays, livened up by artistic intensive (lessons/week) 25 and cultural discoveries. Optional courses conversation & private courses Sports packages tennis / sailing Accommodation residence double to quadruple bedrooms Transfers Lugano, Milan, Zurich airports Locarno train station The ESL Ascona course centre The ESL course centre in Ascona is housed in the magnificent Collegio Papio, situated only a stone’s throw away from the small alleyways of the Old Town and from its quays lining the banks of Lake Maggiore. The main building, an entirely renovated 16th century cloister, is adjacent to the modern school complex which houses the classrooms and the bedrooms. The football pitches, basketball and volleyball courts, the auditorium and the games room form the recreational part of the camous. A computer area with free Internet access is also available for students’ use. 32 www.esl-schools.org ESL Teens 13 -17 years Italian & English / summer Dates&pricesinCHF/2011 arrivalonSunday departureonSaturday Summer: 3.07 - 9.07 / 10.07 - 16.07 /17.07 - 23.07 / 24.07 - 30.07 31.07 - 6.08 Standard Intensive 20 lpw 25 lpw 1 Week* 1305 1395 2 Weeks 2315 2455 3 Weeks 3365 3565 4 Weeks 4455 4725 additional week 1105 1175 * subject to availability Optionalcourses Conversation course (2 Lessons / Week) 60 Private courses (5 Lessons / Week) 300 Optionalsportspackages Tennis 195 Sailing 160 Transfers–returnfare Lugano airport: Collective, according to schedule 80 (arrival on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., departure on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Collective, outside of schedule 155 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 350 (arrival and departure at any time) Milan-Malpensa airport: Collective, outside of schedule 270 (outside of schedules mentioned above) Private 520 (arrival and departure at any time) Zurich airport: Private on request (arrival and departure at any time) Weekly programme (sample) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Lessons Lessons Lessons + small test Lessons Lessons + test Excursion: Excursion to Monte Beach, Shopping in Lugano Football, Big Banana, Excursion: Streetbasket, Tamaro: summerbob or Badminton, or Afternoon Basketball, Windsurf, Karting Unihockey, Adventure park Horse riding, Free time in Ascona Unihockey, Beachvolley, or Aquaparc, Fitness, Ball games, Tennis, Minigolf Beach or Waterski Handball, Sailing Paddle boat Evening Barbecue Olympics Movie evening Free evening Pimp my Friend Show Arts evening Welcome evening on the beach www.esl-schools.org 33 Terms & 8 Cancellation prior to commencement of the course 16 Changes affecting prices, dates or services A contract partner may cancel his contract at any time prior to commencement of the Until such time as a participant receives the confirmation of registration, ESL may language course. In that event, ESL will be entitled to seek payment of appropriate change the dates and prices of language courses published on the internet or any conditions compensation, the amount of which will depend on the period of time remaining be- other communication tools at any time. Following confirmation of registration between tween the date on which ESL receives the cancellation and the date of commencement ESL and the participant, ESL may change its programme of services, provided that the of the language course. In accordance with this principle, the amount of compensation changes are minor, unavoidable, based on good faith and do not in any way affect is calculated as follows: the teaching services. In the event that the “key” services provided by ESL are affected 56 days or more prior to the first day of the language course: by major changes, participants may withdraw or apply to join a different course of the Switzerland 10% of the total invoiced price same value, if ESL is in a position to provide this. ESL must notify participants of any France Between 55 and 30 days prior to the first day of the language course: 20% of the total invoiced price changes immediately and participants must notify ESL as soon as possible after receipt of such notification of their intention to exercise their rights. Germany Between 29 and 22 days prior to the first day of the language course: 17 Minimum number of participants 30% of the total invoiced price In the event that it is not possible to achieve the minimum number of participants re- Between 21 and 15 days prior to the first day of the language course: quired for a language course (6 persons for a group course), ESL will notify the contract 50% of the total invoiced price partner at least three weeks prior to the commencement of the course. If ESL is unable Between 14 days and the first day of the language course: to provide a replacement service, ESL will undertake to reimburse all fees paid to date. 100% of the total invoiced price Under no circumstances will ESL pay compensation for any inconvenience or loss of Failure to participate in the course or cancellation after the given deadlines: time. In the event that none of the courses are appropriate for the participant’s level 100% of the total invoiced price of ability, ESL reserves the right to substitute the group course for private tuition. The The registration fees of CHF 110 / EUR 75 and the insurance costs will remain due. number of hours of private tuition will depend on the amount paid by the participant. 1 Registration and confirmation The cancellation amount must be received at the latest 10 days following receipt of the 18 Transfer by coach All registrations received by ESL Education S.A. (“ESL”) by post, e-mail, fax or telephone cancellation invoice. In the event that a participant is refused a visa and the original In the event that it is not possible to achieve the number of participants required to will be deemed to be valid. Registration will be confirmed within a maximum of 10 refusal document issued by the Swiss/German/French Embassy is supplied, ESL under- organise transfer by coach (a minimum of 12 persons), ESL reserves the right to cancel working days following receipt of a valid registration. The contract will be deemed to takes to reimburse the whole amount paid, less an administration fee of CHF 150 / EUR the transfer and will notify the participant at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement be finalised as soon as ESL has confirmed the registration, and will then be legally en- 100 and bank charges of CHF 60 / EUR 40. of the language course. In that event, ESL will reimburse the full cost of the transfer. forceable. Where the registered person is an adult, that person will become a contract 9 Cancellation insurance 19 Activities partner of ESL. Where the registered person is not an adult, his/her legal representative ESL recommends that contract partners take out a cancellation insurance policy. In the Depending on the weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the control of will become the contract partner of ESL. In that event, the legal representative must event that the participant has taken out cancellation insurance and then cancels his course, ESL and its organisation, ESL reserves the right to cancel one or more of the scheduled sign the contract and give his exact address. The person who is contractually registered he will be responsible for notifying his insurers. Under no circumstances will a cancellation activities described in the brochure. In that event, ESL undertakes to substitute the to a language course will become a participant, designated as such below. The person insurance policy render ESL liable for non-reimbursement of a course. ESL offers cancellation cancelled activities with others. who signs the contract (either the person himself or, where the person is a minor, his le- insurance, for which the charge is approximately 3% of the total invoiced amount, up to a 20 Cancellation of ESL courses gal representative) will be identified as a contract partner, designated as such below. maximum of CHF 68 / EUR 50. ESL reserves the right to cancel a language course for safety reasons as a consequence 2 Information supplied at the time of registration 10 Passports & visas of a strike, political unrest or for any other extraordinary reason. In that event, ESL The contract partner expressly declares that the information provided at the time of The participant will be responsible for complying with the security regulations, the undertakes to reimburse all costs relating to the course. ESL reserves the right to retain registration for a language course is true and accurate. Any inaccurate information or regulations governing the obtaining of a visa, and the health regulations required a certain amount to cover administration costs. omission may lead to immediate expulsion from the course (for example, if a “complete to enter and stay in Switzerland/Germany/France. Under no circumstances will ESL 21 Liability beginner” overestimates his level of linguistic ability in order to be able to start a course be held liable for any notice of refusal to enter or stay in Switzerland/Germany/France ESL will assume full responsibility for the language courses offered and undertakes on a date other than the official commencement date for “complete beginners”). In that given to a participant. Information relating to the regulations governing security, health to organise them efficiently in accordance with its knowledge and experience in the event, the costs of the course will not be refundable, either in whole or in part. and obtaining a visa can be obtained from the Swiss/German/French Embassy or Con- sector. Under no circumstances can ESL be held liable for any loss resulting from illness, 3 Registration fee sulate in the participant’s home country. No reimbursement will be made, either in accident or inconvenience caused by poor service provided by any agent appointed ESL will charge the following registration fee for each registration: CHF 110 / EUR 75. full or in part, in the event that a participant is refused permission to enter or stay in by ESL. Neither will ESL be responsible for the loss of any valuables, personal items, These fees are non-refundable. In the event of late registration, from two weeks after Switzerland/Germany/France by his own fault. ESL will provide a letter of invitation for money, etc. unless such losses were due to deliberate negligence on the part of ESL. commencement of the language course, the participant will be charged an express the visa application following receipt of all the costs of the language course. 22 Safety and security processing fee of CHF 50 / EUR 35. 11 Accident/health insurance ESL is authorised to take all reasonable action as required to ensure the well-being and 4 Contract variation fee Every participant will be entirely responsible for obtaining accident and health cover good health of the participants. ESL is also entitled to take all necessary measures to provide In the event that a participant wishes the type of course or accommodation conditions valid for the country in which he intends to stay for the whole period of his stay. In a participant with any appropriate medical care in the event of necessity. Any costs arising to be varied following confirmation of registration by ESL, a variation fee of CHF 80 the event that he does not have such cover at the time of registration, ESL will include from such medical attention will be borne by the participant, or his legal representative if / EUR 55 will be charged and will be payable with the request for variation. No ad- an appropriate insurance policy covering these risks. For a course in Switzerland, he is a minor. A written release/authorisation signed by the legal representative will be ditional charge will be made if the participant decides to extend his language course the cost of this cover is CHF 180 per month. For a course in France/Germany, the required in respect of certain sporting packages where risk is involved. Without such a at the same centre. cost of cover is EUR 39 per month for EU citizens, and EUR 79 per month for non-EU signed document, ESL reserves the right to refuse to allow the participant to take part in 5 Conditions of payment nationals. This insurance will be invoiced with the reservation package and will cover certain sporting activities. Fees will become payable immediately on receipt of confirmation of registration as accidents and illness only. 23 Protection of personal dat follows: 12 Damage caused by participants / civil liability Within ESL, personal data is only recorded in the event of a request for information, - a deposit of CHF 250 / EUR 170. Prior to arrival at ESL, each participant must take out a policy of insurance to cover any offers or registration for a language course. In principle, external organisations and - the registration fee of CHF 110 / EUR 75 (not included in the cost of the language loss/damage which he may cause during the course of his stay. In any event, and even individuals do not have access to the ESL database. Personal data is communicated in course). if a participant does not feel that it is appropriate for him to take out such insurance, he order to reserve accommodation (host family, hostel or hotel) or in response to a legal - payment of the premium for the cancellation insurance and/or the [accident/]health will be liable for any losses caused to ESL, its commercial partners and any other third demand. In certain cases, ESL may provide such information to competent authorities insurance (where policies have been taken out). party unless the liability of ESL can be clearly demonstrated. (for example, to immigration authorities). Personal data is filed and registered at ESL- The balance of the total fees must be paid at least four weeks prior to commencement 13 Obligations of participants Montreux. In addition to such data being used to provide advice and information on of the language course. In the event that ESL receives a registration less than four Participants are required to attend the course and to arrive on time. They are respon- reservation procedures to the participant, they may be used to provide participants weeks prior to commencement of the language course, the full amount must be paid sible for choosing a course which is appropriate for their level of capability. Failure to with information about new ESL products. on receipt of the invoice. Neither the course nor the accommodation will be deemed attend the course, or irregular attendance, or any disruption to lessons caused by an 24 Promotional material to have been paid for unless the relevant amount has been received into the account individual participant’s attitude will entitle ESL to expel the participant. ESL will not ESL reserves the right to retain and use photographs either taken by or showing a details of which will be provided by ESL upon confirmation of registration. reimburse or pay compensation for any part of the missed course or any additional participant for promotional purposes. The same applies to anything produced by the 6 Payment period travel costs incurred. participant during the language course. This right will deemed to have lapsed if the The contract partner will be held liable in the event that the payment periods specified 14 Claims participant or his legal representative specifically revoke this point in writing at the by ESL in the confirmation are not complied with. In such circumstances, ESL reserves In the event that a participant wishes to bring a claim, he must notify the head of the time of registration. the right to refuse entry to the course. No claims will be accepted by ESL. centre immediately. Any claim for compensation must be notified in writing to ESL 25 Applicable law and jurisdiction 7 Proof of payment Montreux, and may not arrive more than four weeks after the contractual termination Swiss law will apply exclusively to the contractual relationship between ESL and the Participants may be asked to provide documentary proof of payment of the full fee for of the language course. After that time, any action taken by the contract partner will participant. Jurisdiction will lie with the courts of Montreux (Switzerland). The general their course and accommodation either before or on commencement of the language be deemed to be null and void. terms and conditions of sale will not, under any circumstances, limit the laws ap- course. Failure to do so may mean that entry to both the course and the accommoda- 15 Discipline plicable to the contract partner. tion will be refused. In the case of late registrations, ESL will ask for proof before In the event that a participant is badly behaved, undisciplined, or demonstrates a poor sending the pre-arrival documentation. attitude ESL reserves the right to expel him immediately. In that event, ESL will not reimburse or pay compensation for any part of the missed course or any additional travel costs incurred. 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 parents/guardians: Surname: First name: Address: Residence address during the student’s stay: 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: Language and course centre: French: m Leysin-Teens (13-17) m Leysin-Juniors (8-14) m Montreux-Riviera (14-17) m Valbonne s/Cannes (13-17) m Paris-Igny (13-17) English: m Leysin-Juniors (8-14) m Zug (13-17) m Ascona (13-17) m Westerwald (10-17) m Paris-Igny (13-17) German: m Zug (13-17) m Westerwald (10-17) Italian: m Ascona (13-17) Language knowledge: Written level: m Complete beginner m Elementary m Intermediate m Advanced Oral level: m Complete beginner m Elementary m Intermediate m Advanced Number of years of study of the chosen language: Course type: Group courses : m Standard m Intensive m DAY CAMP (only in Paris-Igny) Optional courses (max.1 choice per week): m Conversation (2x /week)__num. week. m Private (5x /week) ___num. week. Sports packages (max. 1 package/week) Please specify the number of weeks of participation. Leysin-Teens (13-17) m Tennis ___num. week m Horse riding ___num.week m Ski/Snowboard ___num. week m Adrenaline ___num. week m Dance ___num. week Leysin-Juniors (8-14) m Tennis ___num. week m Horse riding ___num.week Montreux-Riviera (14-17) m Sailing ___num. week m Dance ___num.week Paris-Igny (13-17) m Tennis ___num. week. m Horse riding ___num.week Valbonne s/Cannes (13-17) m Tennis ___num. week. m "SCUBA" ___num.week m "SCUBA/CMAS 1" ___num. week m "SCUBA/PADI 1" ___num. week m Golf __num. week Zug (13-17) m Tennis ___num. week. m Golf ___num.week Westerwald (10-17) m Tennis ___num. week. m Horse riding ___num.week m Football ___num. week Ascona (13-17) m Tennis ___num. week. m Sailing ___num.week !! For organisation purpose, it is not possible to book a sport package and an optional course during the same week. Accommodation Do you require a specific diet, or do you have any allergy / health problems? Would you like to share your accommodation with a friend? (not guaranteed) Transferts m No transfers, thanks ! m return fare m one way to m one way to return Airports: m Geneva m Zurich m Lugano m Milan Malpensa m Köln /Bonn m Düsseldorf m Frankfurt m Nice m Paris-CDG m Paris-Orly m Nice Arrival date (D/M/Y): ____________________ Time: ____________________ Flight number: ____________________ Coming from: ____________________ Departure date (D/M/Y):____________________ Time: ____________________ Flight number: ____________________ Flying to: ____________________ Bus : m Lucerne m Zurich m Egerkingen m Bern Train station: m Leysin m Montreux m Antibes m Zug m Paris* m Koblenz m Locarno Lausanne train station > Westerwald : m 10-14 years m 15-17 years * Please specify which Paris SNCF train station: .............................................................................. Insurances m NO (Please send us a copy of your insurance contract) m YES, for Switzerland, for CHF 180 / month. Do you require insurance cover for health / sickness valid for the country of destination? m YES, for Germany / France (EU citizen), for EUR 39 / month. m YES, for Germany / France (EU non-citizen), for EUR 79 / month. Do you require a cancellation insurance (around 3% of the total amount of the course)? 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 and Germany. An extra fee is added, for last minute enrolment procedure less than 2 weeks before the course start: CHF 50 / EUR 35. I agree with all ESL’s terms and conditions (see “terms and conditions” page). Your local representative… Place and date: Signature of parents or guardians: Thank you for sending us this enrolment form to the mentioned postal address, e-mail or fax number. # GREAT BRITAIN GERMANY • Westerwald • Paris-Igny How to enrol? FRANCE A Read attentively the pages on the website which describe the language study programme which interests you. B Take down the relative dates for the language study Zug • programme which you wish to book SWITZERLAND C Fill in all of the required information on the enrolment form, in order that we may confirm your Montreux •• enrolment. Leysin • Ascona D Do not forget to sign the enrolment form. E Send us your enrolment by post, by fax or by e-mail. You can also enrol online on our website. F Read carefully through the “insurance” chapters (9 ITALY & 11) of our terms and conditions. A cancellation insurance may be taken out during your enrolment with ESL. Students who enrol for a language study programme at ESL must benefit from health and accident insurance which is valid in Switzerland/ Germany/France. Valbonne s/Cannes • Booking through an agency If our school has been recommended to you by a specialised agency, please proceed with your enrolment through your language travel consultant who will take care of all of the formalities in your place. This agency will send us your enrolment and will be in a position to answer all of your questions.. Following the sending of your enrolment A We will confirm your booking a few days after receiving your enrolment. If the course you wish to take is already booked out, we will inform you of this as soon as possible whilst proposing an alternative to you. ESL – Recognition B The confirmation of your enrolment will be accompanied by a welcome letter, as well as an invoice detailing the chosen course, the various specific wishes and the type of SOUFFLE (Professional group of teaching organisations of French as a foreign transfer selected for the arrival and departure. language) C Approximately two weeks prior to the start of your language study stay, you will receive a course guide. It contains detailed information on the courses and type of WYSETC accommodation chosen. (The World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation) D If you wish to have an official ESL invitation letter for your visa request, we will prepare this document destined for the Swiss embassy of your country following the ALTO receipt of your payment. Please let us know if you wish to have this document. (Association of Language Travel Organisations) SFPS (Swiss Federation of Private Schools) Your local agent For any further information, please contact directly: Swiss Private Schools Register AVDEP (Association Vaudoise Des Ecoles Privées) THE SWISS TOURISM QUALITY MARK www.esl-schools.org ESL‘s brochures are printed on PEFC certified paper
"Welcome to ESL!"