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French & German studies Learning and living a foreign language in Switzerland, in France or in Germany

2012

Montreux, Lyon, Berlin, Freiburg


Choosing ESL means 

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Study a foreign language at ESL  Progress on a European level 

A course adapted to suit your aims Certificates 

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The accommodation that is right for you 16

Switzerland

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ESL - Montreux

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Activities in Montreux 

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France

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ESL - Lyon

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Activities in Lyon 

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Germany

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ESL / PROLOG - Berlin

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Activities in Berlin

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ESL - Freiburg

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Activities in Freiburg

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Terms & conditions

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Enrolment form

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Welcome to ESL Dear student, Some places you will just visit in passing. Montreux, Berlin, Lyon or Freiburg are among those that you will keep coming back to. So it is no coincidence that ESL has chosen these destinations for its language schools. They are cultural and touristic destinations of international renown, offering an entertaining and welcoming environment as well as quality infrastructures. You won’t be disappointed!

Fabien Produit Director

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 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 one of our schools.”

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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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Our accreditations

An international atmosphere

The excellent quality of our services is confirmed by the accreditations we receive from various official Swiss, French, German 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 language schools around.

Whether from Europe, America, Asia or the Middle East, ESL students come from the four corners of the world. This is a unique opportunity for you to meet students from various backgrounds and share different points of view. All ESL students have the same goal, to immerse themselves in the language and culture of the country. The variety in ages and professional/student expectations means that you will definitely find a group of friends with the same interest as yours. When you get home from your language stay, your address book will be filled with contacts from the 5 continents.

EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services)

FLE (Qualité Français Langue Etrangère)

SOUFFLE (Groupement professionnel des organismes d’enseignement du français langue étrangère)

WYSETC (The World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation)

ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

SFPS (Swiss Federation of Private Schools)

Private School Register AVDEP (Association Vaudoise Des Ecoles Privées)

CSN

Location, location, location Our schools are located in the best areas so that you can take full advantage of everything your destination has to offer. Close to our course centres, you will find commercial streets to go shopping, lively nightlife areas with a range of cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as parks and springs to chill out and practice sport. Besides, must-see cultural places are at a reasonable distance from the school, whether on foot or on public transport.

One language study stay, two destinations Having trouble deciding between French-speaking Switzerland, France or Germany? Can’t choose between Montreux, Lyon, Berlin or Freiburg? With ESL, there’s no need to choose. If you like, you can begin your language stay in Lyon and continue it in Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps; or take your German language course between Berlin and Freiburg. You may, of course, choose to visit the cities the other way around. Please don’t hesitate to let us know your wishes.

24/7 assistance From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we offer you personalised assistance. Our team is always available to answer your questions or to help you during your language stay. You also have an emergency number available to use around the clock.

(Swedish National Board of Student Aid)

Free WiFi connection

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Stay connected with ESL. Our schools have computer rooms with free Internet access. For your utmost comfort, you can also go online anywhere in the school or in the student apartments; thanks to our wireless network.

Gütesiegel des Schweizer Tourismus ISO 9001:2000 (International Organisation for Standardisation)

IHWO International House World Organisation

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Internationally recognised certificates Taking an exam has never been easier. At ESL, you can take advantage of unrivalled flexibility when it comes to taking an official exam. According to your level, availability and goals, you can choose to take the DELF/DALF or the TCF exams for French, and the Goethe-Institut, TestDaF or TELC exams for German. Exam dates are very flexible: up to one exam per week. So you will have no trouble finding the exam preparation course that suits you best. All of these French or German language certificates are officially recognised by official institutions in France and Germany. Add an international dimension to your CV and make French or German your best asset for your future.

A range of accommodation options Since accommodation is an essential part of your language stay, ESL takes particular care when choosing accommodation, whether host families, student apartments or residences, shared apartments, hotels or B&Bs for its students. Whether you wish to be in direct contact with the locals or live with other students during your stay, we have the accommodation option to best meet your needs.

Exciting activities In order to make the most of your free time, ESL offers an exciting range of activities every week. This relaxed and friendly environment encourages conversation and the forming of friendships. It is a chance for you to get to know the people in your class and to practise your newly acquired language skills outside the classroom. Using the language studied in a sports or social setting is a great way to develop the skills that you will have learnt in class. You will improve your skills without even realising it.

An enthusiastic team Our schools’ 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.

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Study a foreign language at ESL A highly effective teaching method It is 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 a foreign language.

Handpicked teachers Good teaching requires good teachers. Our carefully selected teachers have all the necessary qualifications and experience to teach a foreign language. 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 personalised teaching guarantees longlasting 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 (CEFRL), which is the European standard for foreign languages teaching. Multiple oral and written activities allow the teacher to continuously assess progress and offer personalised solutions to each student.

An effective teaching method In order to guarantee effective and high-quality teaching, we have a clear and efficient teaching plan. We are convinced that by making communication our priority, with clearly identified objectives and the use of interactive activities, we can achieve the best results. Our classes have between 6 and 12 students, which means that you can always take active part in lessons. We have based our approach to language teaching on achieving concrete, operational linguistic 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. We use various recognised FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and DaF (German as Foreign Language – Deutsch als Fremdsprache) methods and regularly use the news as well as other resources available for use in a multicultural class.

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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 or German exams available in our schools or at the official exam centres located close by. In terms of exams, ESL offers a particularly impressive range: - DELF/DALF exams, with 3 sessions a year, following a specific preparation course. - TCF exams, available once a month at the school, following a specific preparation course. - Goethe Zertifikat exams, available once a month, following a specific preparation course.. - TELC Deutsch exams, available once a month at the school, following a specific preparation course. - TestDaf exams, with 5 sessions a year, following a specific preparation course. Recognised by French and German official institutions, these certificates have an excellent reputation in the academic and professional world. Passing one of these exams is a good asset for your future. Whatever your level, aims and availability, you will find the exam that suits you.

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 speech, 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 activities 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 6 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 the language studied. Classrooms with modular furniture allow for flexibility and adapt to each individual teaching style.

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Progress on a European level Our course structure and level testing are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), which constitutes the European standard framework for language teaching. The table below is a summary of the CEFRL 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 / German exams.

your progress

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CEFRL Grid After many years of research, the official CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) document was published in 2001 by the Council of Europe and helpw 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 level on the CEFRL*

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German

exams equivalence

exams equivalence

Very advanced [C2]

You understand everything you read or hear in a range of subjects. You understand the subtleties of the language and easily interpret complex documents. You express yourself correctly and fluently without hesitation. You can debate complex subjects.

Dalf C2 TCF 600-699 e-TEF 834-900

- Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) - Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) - Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)

Advanced [C1]

You understand the specifics of complex texts and oral outputs on subjects relating to social and professional life. You express yourself with confidence and precision when discussing a range of topics.

Dalf C1 TCF 500-599 e-TEF 699-833

- Goethe Zertifikat C1 (ZMP) - TELC Deutsch C1 - TestDaF 4 & TestDaF 5 - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)

Upper intermediate [B2]

You understand detailed information in texts or oral output dealing with a familiar, concrete or abstract topic. You express yourself clearly about subjects that you are interested in.

Delf B2 TCF 400-499 e-TEF 541-698

- Goethe Zertifikat B2 - TELC Deutsch B2 - TestDaF 3 - Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf

Intermediate [B1]

You understand the important information in texts and oral output about known or expected situations. You express yourself with ease on subjects dealing with everyday life.

Delf B1 TCF 300-399 e-TEF 361-540

- Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) - TELC Deutsch B1 + Beruf

Upper elementary [A2]

You can understand practical information in simple, messages of everyday life. You can make yourself understood in familiar and expected situations.

Delf A2 TCF 200-299 e-TEF 204-360

- Start Deutsch 2 - TELC Deutsch A2 + Beruf

Elementary [A1]

You understand short phrases if known or repeated. You can express your basic needs. You can identify and reproduce single words or memorised expressions.

Delf A1 TCF 100-299 e-TEF 69-203

- Start Deutsch 1

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 to suit your aims Because your goals are our main priority, we offer various course types so that you can find the one that best suits your specific language needs. In order to guarantee the best teaching quality, our group courses include a maximum of 12 participants. The following are the various course types you can take during your language stay in one of our schools.

STANDARD course

PRIVATE course

Levels: Duration: Lessons (45 min): Start dates:

Levels: Beginner to advanced (A1➜C1) Duration: Tailor-made Lessons (60 min): Tailor-made to student’s requirements Start dates: All year round*

20 lessons per week

Beginner to advanced (A1➜C1) 1 to 52 weeks 20 / week Every Monday*, all year round

Intensity and duration based on your needs

*Special dates for beginners (see price list)

* except in July and August

Our standard course is an excellent choice if you want to improve your language skills 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 language skills to the test!

Are you looking for a customised and highly effective course? Treat yourself to a tailor-made programme! With one to one tuition 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.

INTENSIVE course 25 lessons per week Levels: Duration: Lessons (45 min): Start dates:

Elementary to advanced (A1➜C1) 1 to 52 weeks 25 / week (STANDARD course +5) Every Monday, all year round

The intensive course differs from the standard course because of its fast work pace and further investigation into subjects with a more communicative and relaxed approach with optional topics and conversation. The 5 additional lessons per week mainly focus on oral communication. A highly effective exercise based on immediate and hands-on practice which allows for long-lasting language learning.

In BERLIN only

COMBI 5 & 10 courses 25 or 30 lessons per week

Levels: Elementary to advanced (A1➜C1) Duration: 1 to 52 weeks Lessons (45 & 60 min): 25 or 30 / week (STANDARD course +5 or +10 private lessons) Start dates: Every Monday, all year round This course type is suitable for students wishing to combine a group course with private lessons in order to fill their knowledge gaps or acquire a deeper knowledge of some difficult points by working individually with the teacher. Taking extra private lessons is an excellent way of intensifying oral communication exercises outside a group, which is perfect for shy or more demanding students.

For the 5th oral communication lesson, students can choose from one of the following topics: Business / Culture in Berlin / Hotel & Gastronomy.

PREMIUM course 30 lessons per week Levels: Duration: Lessons (45 min): Start dates:

Elementary to advanced (A1➜C1) 1 to 52 weeks 30 / week (INTENSIVE course +5 in mini-group) Every Monday, all year round

Do you want to maximise your progress during your stay? Then choose the PREMIUM course! With 30 lessons per week, this programme is ideal for motivated students who want to dedicate themselves to studying. The 6th daily lesson is focused on writing skills and organised in a mini-group of a maximum of 7 participants. By choosing this course, you will significantly improve your language knowledge, both oral and written, in a short space of time.

In BERLIN only For the 5th and 6th oral communication lessons, students can choose from one of the following topics: Business / Culture in Berlin / Hotel & Gastronomy.

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


EXAM PREP course 25 lessons per week

Levels: Please refer to the chapter “Certificates” and to the price lists Duration: 1 to 6 weeks maximum Lessons (45 min): 25 / week (STANDARD course + 5 exam preparation lessons) Start dates: Every Monday, all year round This course type allows students who wish to prepare for a specific exam to focus on the specific content of the chosen exam during the last daily lesson. One important asset of this course is that it can be booked at any time of the year, independently of exam session dates. The maximum duration is 6 weeks, which allows students to make the most of the course without repeating the same topics and doing the same exercises.

EXAM PREP PREMIUM course 30 lessons per week

Levels: Please refer to the chapter “Certificates” and to the price lists Duration: 1 to 4 weeks maximum, prior to the exam date Lessons (45 min): 30 / week (STANDARD course +10 exam preparation lessons) Start dates: According to the duration as chosen, and to the exam date Ideal for students wishing to prepare for an exam in a very intensive manner, this programme offers 2 daily preparation lessons to study the specific content of the chosen exam. However, the course can only be booked according to the official exam session dates, that is 1 to 4 weeks maximum prior to the exam date.

PREMIUM

EXAM PREP

EXAM PREP PREMIUM

COMBI 5

COMBI 10

4 lessons: STANDARD course

4 lessons: STANDARD course

4 lessons: STANDARD course

4 lessons: STANDARD course

4 lessons: STANDARD course

4 lessons: STANDARD course

5th lesson: Exam preparation

5th lesson: Exam preparation

5th lesson: Private course

5th lesson: Private course

2nd part

4 lessons: STANDARD course

INTENSIVE

5th lesson: 5th lesson: Oral Oral communication communication

3rd part

1st part

STANDARD

6th lesson: Written communication

6th lesson: Exam preparation

6th lesson: Private course

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Certificates Give your CV an international dimension Come and study French or German at ESL 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. ESL’s greatest asset is to be able to offer many exam preparation courses as well as very frequent exam sessions: 3 times a year for the DELF, 5 times a year for the TestDaF, and once a month for the TCF, the Goethe Zertifikat and the TELC Deutsch. You will enjoy great flexibility to prepare for the exam of your choice when it best suits you. These diplomas are delivered by official institutions: they validate your language ability in a very precise way according to the CEFRL’s standards and are worldwide recognised.

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DELF/DALF

Goethe-Institut

www.delfdalf.ch www.ciep.fr

www.goethe.de

Diplôme d’études en langue française (Diploma in French Studies)

The DELF (A1 to B2) and DALF (C1 and C2) are official diplomas awarded by the French National Ministry of Education in order to certify skills in French as a Foreign Language. They are made up of 6 independent diplomas corresponding to the 6 levels of the CEFRL. Therefore, students have the possibility to enrol directly for the exam of their choice. At each level, the 4 skills are evaluated: written and oral expression, reading comprehension and listening comprehension. An adapted version for teenagers is also available. Officially recognised in more than 150 countries, the DELF/DALF diplomas act as a reference when it comes to the certification of French as a foreign language, as much in professional fields 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.

As mentioned in the chapter “course”, ESL offers DELF/DALF preparation courses for the levels: B1 / B2 / C1

TCF

Test de connaissance du français (Test in French language skills)

www.delfdalf.ch www.ciep.fr 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 CEFRL 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.

As mentioned in the chapter “course”, ESL offers TCF preparation courses for the levels: A1 / A2 / B1 / B2 / C1

Organisation appointed by the German federal government to promote the German language and culture abroad The Goethe-Institut was created by the German federal government to promote the German language and culture abroad. Its head office is based in Munich and it has 150 branches in 91 countries throughout the world, including 13 in Germany. The Goethe-Institut exams are recognised internationally and the related certificates are recognised in many countries as a proof of quality by employers and continuing education institutions. The German exams offered by the Goethe-Institut correspond to the range of levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFRL): from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered the language. These exams are proposed on fixed dates (see price list) in the regional testing centres, within direct proximity of the ESL schools in Berlin and Freiburg.

As mentioned in the chapter “course”, ESL offers Goethe Zertifikat TCF preparation courses for the levels: B1 / B2 / C1

TELC

The European Language Certificates

www.telc.net TELC GmbH is a subsidiary of the German Adult Education Association, which is the greatest provider of continuing education in Germany, with hundreds of sites in all of the federal Länder. The TELC Deutsch exams have become very important in Germany over the past few years: for instance, as a partner of the German government, TELC provides language tests for immigrants. Not only does TELC offer German exams for the levels A1-C1, it also provides exams in eight other languages and others are currently being developed.

As mentioned in the chapter “course”, ESL offers TELC Deutsch preparation courses for the levels: A1 / A2 / B1 / B2 / C1

TestDaF

Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a foreign language Test)

www.testdaf.de The TestDaF can be taken in the whole world in more than 400 exam centres and is recognised by German universities as a prerequisite for foreign students. It assesses the language ability of the candidates in writing, listening, reading and speaking. The levels TDB 3, 4 and 5 of TestDaF correspond to the B2 and C3 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). To be accepted in a German university, the level 4 of TesDaF is usually required in all four competences, which corresponds to the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Our school in Berlin is official TestDaF exam centre.

As mentioned in the chapter “course”, ESL offers TestDaF preparation courses for the levels: C1

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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 our various destinations. Whether 100% language immersion with a host family or in a shared apartment, 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

Shared apartment WG (from 18 y.o. of age)

Your stay will take on another dimension by living with a host family. Language learning becomes natural during meals or cinema outings. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about local culture, experience daily life with your hosts and learn everyday expressions and colloquialisms. We have an excellent relationship with our host families and they meet all of our requirements in terms of quality.

WGs, or shared apartments, are an established accommodation option in German culture and allow students to live independently and centrally with Germans. In a single room, the flatmates benefit from the use of a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. This option is very advantageous, notably from a financial point of view. Berlin abounds with very inexpensive restaurants!

Students’ apartment (from 18 y.o. of age)

Studio (from 18 y.o. of age)

Students’ apartments are located in the town centre, close to our schools, to various shopping areas, cafés and restaurants and are well served by public transport. This type of accommodation is particularly suitable for students who wish to enjoy greater independence while having contact with other students. The apatments offer comfortable double and single rooms and are all equipped with a TV, a fully furnished kitchen, a washing machine and wireless Internet access.

Perfectly situated in the centre of Montreux, our studios have an equipped kitchen and a bathroom as well as an Internet connection, and represent an ideal accommodation option for couples and students who are looking for independence and tranquillity as well as a superior level of comfort.

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg

Montreux / Lyon / Freiburg

Students’ residence (from 18 y.o. of age) Freiburg

Our students’ residence is located in a quiet area of the town that is well served by public transport. Every single room is equipped with a private bathroom (shower), a bed, a closet and a space for study. On each floor, students have the use of a shared fully equipped kitchen. A common laundry room and a leisure room with direct access to a small park are also available to residents.

Berlin

Montreux

Hotel and other accommodation (from 18 y.o. of age)

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg We have chosen different hotel types, from the most basic to the most luxurious. These establishments are based in and around the city centre. If you are interested in this type of accommodation, then please contact us for a selection.

Course without accommodation Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg

If you are organising your accommodation yourself, you can take a course 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

The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera is on the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alpw 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 Alpw 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.

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

Courses Group & private Exam preparation DELF/DALF, TCF

Accommodation single and double rooms Host family Students’ apartment Studio Hotel

Transfer Geneva airport 

60 min.

Zurich •

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The ESL School in Montreux

Fees & dates in CHF / 2012

Our school in Montreux is on the main street on the edge of Lake Geneva and its beautiful promenade surrounded by exotic trees which, to this day, is still one of the most visited places in French-speaking Switzerland. You can easily reach the school from your accommodation by bus or train with stations 5 minutes away on foot.

Courses start every Monday Start dates for absolute beginners:

The course centre has comfortable and bright classrooms, a cafeteria with a fullyequipped kitchen and welcoming terraces where you can relax with friends. The size of ESL Montreux means that we can give students our personal attention and be there for you when you arrive and throughout your stay. Thanks to our many computers and wireless network throughout the school, you can go online and check your emails for free. At the end of class, you can go straight onto the terraces by Lake Geneva with the other students or visit the shops nearby.

elementary to advanced levels

9.01 / 27.02 / 30.04 / 4.06 / 23.07 / 3.09 / 8.10 / 5.11.2012

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed): 2.01 / 6.04 / 9.04 / 17.05 / 28.05 / 1.08 / 17.09 / 25.12.2012

Group courses weekly fees Lessons STANDARD INTENSIVE PREMIUM COMBI 5 COMBI 10 per week (lpw) 20 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 1 week 455 565 775 1080 1455 2-3 weeks 425 535 745 1050 1425 4-7 weeks 400 505 705 1025 1400 8-11 weeks 375 465 665 1000 1375 12 weeks* (total) 4140 5220 7500 -- -13-23 weeks 345 435 625 -- -24 weeks* (total) 8160 10320 14880 -- -25-35 weeks 340 430 620 -- -36 weeks * (total) 12060 15300 22140 -- -37 and more 335 425 615 -- -*low season discount and high season supplement are applicable

Private courses 1-4 h. 150 Exam preparation courses

hourly fees

5-9 h. 125

10 h. and more 100 weekly fees

DELF/DALF B1 – B2 – C1 // TCF A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1

Lessons EXAM PREP1 per week (lpw) 25 lpw 1 week 565 2-3 weeks 535 4-6 weeks 505

EXAM PREP PREMIUM2 30 lpw 775 745 705*

important info available 1 to 6 weeks, all year round available 1 to 4 weeks, prior to the exam 1 2

Exam fees not included

*maximum 4 weeks prior to the exam dates

Exam fees and dates DELF/DALF Organised at the regional examination centre

Exam levels: DELF A1➜ B2 et DALF C1➜C2 Fees and dates 2012: www.delfdalf.ch Exam fees and dates TCF Organised at the ESL Montreux school

Exam levels: A1➜ C2 Fees: 120, obligatory examination only Dates: 26.01 / 23.02 / 29.03 / 26.04 / 31.05 / 28.06 / 26.07 / 30.08 / 27.09 / 25.10 / 29.11 / 20.12.2012 weekly fees Accommodation From Sunday to Saturday

Single room Double room

Host family B&B 285 235

Host family HB 355 305

Students’ apartment 335 230

Studio 355 255*

*only available for 2 participants booking this option together, fee per participant

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, accommodation placement and taxes. Low season discount: -10% on course & accommodation fees - from Sunday 30th of October 2011 until Saturday 28th of January 2012. - from Sunday 28th October 2012 until Saturday 2nd February 2013. High season supplement: +10% on course & accommodation fees - from Sunday 1st until Saturday 28th July 2012. Enrolment fees: 110

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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 ”Festival International de la Montgolfière” February Carnival

The worldwide capital of hot-air ballooning has been organising this alpine festival for more than 20 years Many cities around Montreux celebrate Carnival

March

Geneva International Motor Show

One of the world’s most popular, with many debuts

April

Jazz Festival Cully

Very interesting programme in a lovely vineyard, lots of free concerts

May

Animai Festival

Cultural event encouraging new talents

Montreux Volley Masters

Competition between the best women’s volleyball teams in the world

”Fête de la musique”

Celebration of music on a European scale

Montreux Jazz Festival

Sidewalk Artist Festival

Definitively one of the best of its kind in the world For 33 years, international athletics event in Lausanne with several world records broken Most famous outdoor pop music festival in Europe, welcoming 65’000 people every day Jugglers, mimes, acrobats and other street artists

Festival Rock Oz’Arènes

Rock music festival taking place in a magnificent Roman arena

January

June

July

Athletissima Paléo Festival

August

September October

Swiss National Day Sonchaux Accro Show

Best delta and paragliding pilots competing over Lake Geneva

”Septembre Musical de Montreux”

3 weeks of classical music festival

Lavaux Harvest

Harvest of a beautiful vineyard listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site

Underground Film & Music Festival

Discover new and unconventional talents

Lausanne Marathon

Fantastic competition held on the banks of Lake Geneva

November Metropop Festival December

Urban music festival

Montreux Comedy Festival

French-speaking world humour at its best

Christmas Market in Montreux

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 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, Marcheilles and Geneva on the TGV (high speed train). In terms of population, Lyon is the second largest city in France but it 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 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 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 World Heritage Site in 1998, discover its beauty and lose yourself in its energy and its lifestyle. Welcome to Lyon.

Key facts School Minimum age  18 Students/class  8-12 Internet Free

Courses Group & private Exam preparation DELF/DALF, TCF

Accommodation single and double rooms Host family Students’ apartment Hotel

Transfer Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport 

30 min.

Paris •

Genève •

Lyon •

• Bordeaux

Nice•

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The ESL school in Lyon

Fees & dates in EUR / 2012

Our school is in the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life in Lyon’s centre. The beautiful 19th century 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.

Courses start every Monday Start dates for absolute beginners:

The WIFI network means you can read your emails and surf for free on one of the in-house computers. Only a stone’s throw away from the biggest square in Lyon, straight after class you can soak up the atmosphere in the numerous nearby cafés and restaurants, where Lyon’s students meet. The school has direct access to the best pedestrian shopping areas in Lyon. There is a subway station and a bus stop less than 5 minutes’ walk away from the school.

elementary to advanced levels

9.01 / 27.02 / 21.05 / 2.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 5.11.2012

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):

9.04 / 1.05 / 8.05 / 17.05 / 21.05 / 14.07 / 15.08 / 1.11 / 24.12.2012 until 4.01.2013

Group courses weekly fees Lessons STANDARD INTENSIVE PREMIUM COMBI 5 COMBI 10 per week (lpw) 20 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 1 week 255 315 375 660 1045 2-3 weeks 220 275 335 615 1010 4-7 weeks 210 260 320 605 1000 8-11 weeks 190 235 290 585 980 12 weeks* (total) 2160 2640 3240 -- -13-23 weeks 180 220 270 -- -24 weeks* (total) 4200 5160 6360 -- -25-35 weeks 175 215 265 -- -36 weeks * (total) 6120 7560 9360 -- -37 and more 170 210 260 -- -*low season discount applicable

Private courses 1-4 h. 85 Exam preparation courses

hourly fees

5-9 h.

10 h. and more 79

81

weekly fees

DELF/DALF B1 – B2 – C1 // TCF A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1

Lessons EXAM PREP1 per week (lpw) 25 lpw 1 week 315 2-3 weeks 275 4-6 weeks 260

EXAM PREP PREMIUM2 30 lpw 375 335 320*

important info available 1 to 6 weeks, all year round available 1 to 4 weeks, prior to the exam 1 2

Exam fees not included

*maximum 4 weeks prior to the exam dates

Exam fees and dates DELF/DALF Organised at the regional examination centre

Exam levels: DELF A1➜ B2 et DALF C1➜C2 Fees and dates 2012: www.ciep.fr Exam fees and dates TCF Organised at the ESL Lyon school

Exam levels: A1➜ C2 Fees: 65, obligatory examination only Dates: 26.01 / 23.02 / 29.03 / 26.04 / 31.05 / 28.06 / 26.07 / 30.08 / 27.09 / 25.10 / 29.11 /  20.12.2012 weekly fees Accommodation From Sunday to Saturday

Host family Host family Students’ B&B HB appartment Single room 195 240 215 Double room 160 205 155 Transfer 100 one way, from Saint-Exupéry airport Additional information Included in the price: Tuition, learning material, assessment test, ESL certificate, social programme as described, student card, accommodation placement and taxes. Low season discount: -10% on course & accommodation fees - from Sunday 30th of October 2011 until Saturday 28th of January 2012. - from Sunday 28th October 2012 until Saturday 2nd February 2013. Enrolment fees: 75

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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

“Sirha & Bocuse d’Or “ Contest

International cooking contest and gastronomic festival

Swimming in Lyon

Swim across Lyon with flippers

February DIY and Inventions Trade Fair

Avalanche Cup

Surprising, amusing, discover the most bizarre inventions A real life investigation over several days, throughout the various districts of Lyon Mountain bike professional contest

Biennial Circus Festival

Circus and Puppet Festival

“Quai du Polar” Festival March

April

May

June

July

August September October November

April Harvest ”Salon Mahana”

Ideas for travels and holidays

”Les Nuits Sonores”

One of Europe’s most important electronic music festival

The Night of Museums

Free or reduced entry to museums

Vintage Fashion Market

Find clothes from past decades

Festival ”Les Invités de Villeurbanne”

Outdoor shows and music festival

Festival “Les Intranquilles”

Lyon River Festival

A mix of literature and performing arts Festival of Latino music and dance organised on the Barbe Island on the Soane Kayaking competition

”Le Fooding d’été”

Giant picnic with 5 renowned French cooks

National Day

Anniversary of the French Republic

Jazz Festival of Vienne

”Tout l’monde dehors”

One of the most renowned festival in Europe Cultural festival taking place in Roman amphitheatres: concerts, shows, movies, etc. Free outdoor summer festival

Biennial International Dance festival

Classical and contemporary dance

Next Generation Film festival

Presenting tomorrow’s film-makers and actors

”La Vogue des Marrons”

Carnival organised in the former Croix-Rousse district

”Salon Epoq’Auto International”

Old cars and motorbikes

Festival Y Salsa

The Fourvière Nights

Coming out of the “Beaujolais Nouveau” 3rd Thursday of the month ”Salon Pollutec” Festival of Lights

December Christmas Market in Lyon

Renewable energy trade fair Fascinating display of light shows in the Old Lyon organised since the Middle Ages, which draws thousands of visitors over the whole week To prepare for Christmas in the best conditions and in a warm atmosphere

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Berlin It has it all

The capital of Germany has a character of its own: Berlin is the city of contrasts and audacious architecture. Amidst its numerous parks, forests and lakes, glass skyscrapers are exuberantly juxtaposed with classical historical buildings. Its true richness resides in its cultural mix: it is the place where East and West merged for a marvellous renaissance. It is not surprising, then, that it has become the hippest city in Europe with unrivalled cultural dynamism. See for yourself: 165 museums, 300 art galleries, 150 theatres! And on top of that, an open-minded, welcoming population with an infectious appetite for life, eager to invade the terraces of cafés as soon as the sun is out. All in all, a highly enjoyable experience in a city like no other. Berlin will seduce you.

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

Courses Group & private Exam preparation Goethe Zertifikat, TELC Deutsch, TestDAF

Accommodation single and double rooms Host family Students’ apartment Shared apartment WG Hotel

Transfer Schönefeld-Willy Brandt Tegel airports  30 min.

• Hamburg

Berlin •

• Frankfurt

München • Freiburg •

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The ESL / PROLOG School in Berlin

Fees & dates in EUR / 2012

In the Schöneberg district, a stone’s throw from the main attractions of the capital, our language school offers students a unique opportunity to attend German classes in one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Many cafés, bars and restaurants can be found along the lively streets of this central district, easily reachable by public transport. From the metro station or the tramway stop, you will be two minutes away from the spacious and welcoming premises of our course centre.



Courses start every Monday Start dates for absolute beginners:

Along with its large and bright classrooms, equipped with first-class learning facilities, the school has a conference room, an Internet café as well as a spacious lounge, where students can meet up during the breaks and buy sandwiches and drinks.

elementary to advanced levels

2.01 / 6.02 / 5.03 / 2.04 / 7.05 / 4.06 / 2.07 / 16.07 / 6.08 / 3.09 / 1.10 / 5.11 / 3.12.2012

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed): 6.04 / 9.04 / 1.05 / 17.05 / 28.05 / 3.10 / 24.12.2012 until 4.01.2013

Group courses weekly fees Lessons STANDARD INTENSIVE PREMIUM COMBI 5 COMBI 10 per week (lpw) 20 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 1 week 160 195 285 375 560 2-3 weeks 125 175 255 325 525 4-7 weeks 115 155 225 315 515 8-11 weeks 105 145 205 305 505 12 weeks* (total) 1200 1680 2220 -- -13-23 weeks 100 140 185 -- -24 weeks* (total) 2280 3240 4320 -- -25-35 weeks 95 135 180 -- -36 weeks* (total) 3240 4680 6300 -- -37 and more 90 130 175 -- -*high season supplement applicable

Private courses 1-4 h. 45 Exam preparation courses

hourly fees

5-9 h.

10 h. and more 40

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weekly fees Goethe Zertifikat B1 – B2 – C1 // TELC Deutsch A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1 // TestDaf B2 – C1

Lessons EXAM PREP1 per week (lpw) 25 lpw 1 week 195 2-3 weeks 175 4-6 weeks 155

EXAM PREP PREMIUM2 30 lpw 285 255 225*

important info available 1 to 6 weeks, all year round available 1 to 4 weeks, prior to the exam 1 2

Exam fees not included

*maximum 4 weeks prior to the exam dates

Exam fees and dates Goethe Zertifikat  Organised at the regional examination centre

Exam levels Goethe Zertifikat B1 - B2 - C1 Fees and dates 2012: www.goethe.de Exam fees and dates TELC Deutsch & TestDaf Organised at the ESL / PROLOG school

Exam levelsTELC Deutsch A1➜ C1 Fees: A1 55 / A2 70 / B1 100 / B2 110 / C1 150 Dates: 26.01/23.02/29.03/26.04/31.05/28.06/26.07/30.08/27.09/25.10/29.11/20.12.2012 Exam levelsTestDaf B2 & C1 Fees: 175 Dates: 9.02 / 26.04 / 14.06 / 20.09 / 13.11.2012 Accommodation

weekly fees

From Sunday to Saturday

Single room Double room* Single room Double room*

Host family Host family B&B HB 255 340 190* 270* no meals 155 145*

Shared apartment WG B&B 255 190*

HB 340 270*

*only available for 2 participants booking this option together, fee per participant

Transfer 75 one way, from Schönefeld-Willy Brandt and Tegel airports Additional information Included in the price: Tuition, learning material, assessment test, ESL certificate, social programme as described, student card, accommodation placement and taxes. High season supplement: +10% on course & accommodation fees - from Sunday 1st of July until Saturday 1st of September 2012. Enrolment fees: 75

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Berlin It has it all

Activities in Berlin During your free time let yourself be carried away by the bustling life of this vibrant capital steeped in history. A cosmopolitan city par excellence, Berlin will seduce you with its diversity, audacity and extravagance. Each week, we offer our students a programme of activities and excursions in order to allow them to discover this multifaceted city. Museums, exhibitions, guided tours of the city, excursions to Postdam or Dresden, visit of the famous Schöneberg town hall, or else bike rides to the Wannsee. The programme will give you an overview of all the existing possibilities of entertainment in Berlin. Fans of architecture will be bewitched by this surprising mix of modern buildings and historical monuments while history buffs will revel in visiting the countless museums of the city. As for art lovers, they will be spoilt for choices in this cultural hotspot. Ideal for getting some fresh air, the German capital offers many green spaces to relax and practise sport. For aficionados, Berlin’s nightlife is a reference in Europe and mixture of genres is commonplace in its bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs with the most diverse atmospheres.

Some events to keep in mind January

February

International Green Week

For gourmets, a week dedicated to agriculture and to the organic food industry

Night of the Museums

Free access or special prices to visit museums in the city

Transmediale Festival

International festival for art and digital culture

Berlinale

March

Berlin Half Marathon

April

Long Night of Opera and Theatre

International film festival, one of the world’s most prestigious Important event for those who are preparing for the September marathon Stunning programme

May

Carnival of Cultures

An international range of cultural shows

Christopher Street Day

Worldwide famous festival for the gay community

ILA Air show

A gigantic fair presenting the latest creations in the sector

July

Classic Open Air Festival

August

Beer festival

Outdoor Classical Music Festival Some 200 breweries represent more than 75 countries, offering 1500 varieties of beer 60’000 spectators attend this huge pyrotechnic festival, a rich combination of ancient methods and modern techniques Among the most prestigious in the world, Berlin is THE place to break records Illuminations and light shows on the main buildings of the city, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the Fernsehturm For 40 years, Berlin’s town centre has been dancing to the sound of jazz music during this week Midnight countdown with the whole city celebrating the New Year to the sound of live music and DJs

June

September

“Festival Pyronale” Berlin Marathon

October

Festival of Lights

November JazzFest Berlin December New Year’s Eve

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Freiburg The Black Forest Capital

At the frontier between Switzerland and France, Freiburg claims its multicultural character while proudly exhibiting its glorious history. The town is not only the capital of Bade Wurttemberg, it is also the capital of the Black Forest, a natural door that opens onto spectacular mountainous landscapes and a luxuriant countryside along the Bade wine trail. A pioneer in solar energy and ecological constructions, Freiburg is also one of the most ecological cities in Europe. You will not fail to be seduced by this attractive university town, considered as the warmest in Germany. Stroll about the pedestrian streets of its town centre, treat yourself to a delicious “Kaffee & Kuchen” on the bustling terraces of its cafés or explore its architectural treasures… by bike.

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

Courses Group & private Exam preparation Goethe Zertifikat, TELC Deutsch, TestDAF

Accommodation single and double rooms Host family Students’ residence Students’ apartment Hotel

Transfer Basel/Mulhouse airport  55 min. Frankfurt airport  2 h. Zurich airport  2 h.

• Hamburg Berlin •

• Frankfurt

München

Basel / Mulhouse •

•Freiburg • • Zürich

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The ESL School in Freiburg

Fees & dates in EUR / 2012

Founded in 1972, our language school in Freiburg is established in an elegant neoclassical house located in the town centre. Here, you will find a stimulating, multicultural environment, conducive to rapid learning of the German language. The course centre has comfortable classrooms, a study room, a cafeteria as well as a computer room equipped with self-study software and Internet access. In the summer months, you can also take advantage of the large sunny terrace to spend nice moments with the other students from the school. And after your German classes, set off to discover the city. From the school, you will be a stone’s throw away from the university, the numerous shops of the historical centre and its beautiful gothic cathedral. And if you like to ride bikes, take advantage of the city’s 400 kilometres of cycle lanes.

Courses start every Monday Start dates for absolute beginners:

elementary to advanced levels

2.01 / 13.02 / 26.03 / 14.05 / 25.06 / 23.07 / 10.09 / 5.11.2012

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):

6.01 / 6.04 / 9.04 / 1.05 / 17.05 / 28.05 / 7.06 / 3.10 / 1.11 / 24.12 until 28.12.2012

Group courses weekly fees Lessons STANDARD INTENSIVE PREMIUM COMBI 5 COMBI 10 per week (lpw) 20 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 25 lpw 30 lpw 1 week 170 205 245 385 570 2-3 weeks 130 180 235 330 530 4-7 weeks 120 160 215 320 520 8-11 weeks 110 150 210 310 510 12 weeks* (total) 1260 1740 2220 -- -13-23 weeks 105 145 185 -- -24 weeks* (total) 2400 3360 4320 -- -25-35 weeks 100 140 180 -- -36 weeks * (total) 3420 4860 6300 -- -37 and more 95 135 175 -- -*low season discount applicable

Private courses 1-4 h. 45 Exam preparation courses

hourly fees

5-9 h.

10 h. and more 40

43

weekly fees

Goethe Zertifikat B1 – B2 – C1 // TELC Deutsch B1 – B2 – C1 // TestDaf C1

Lessons EXAM PREP1 per week (lpw) 25 lpw 1 week 205 2-3 weeks 180 4-6 weeks 160

EXAM PREP PREMIUM2 30 lpw 245 235 215*

*maximum 4 weeks prior to the exam dates

important info available 1 to 6 weeks, all year round available 1 to 4 weeks, prior to the exam 1 2

Exam fees not included

Exam fees and dates Goethe Zertifikat & TestDaf Organised at the regional examination centre

Exam levels Goethe Zertifikat B1 - B2 - C1 Fees and dates 2012: www.goethe.de Exam levels TestDaf C1 Fees: 175 Dates: 9.02 / 26.04 / 14.06 / 18.07 / 20.09 / 13.11.2012 Exam fees and dates TELC Deutsch Organised at the ESL Freiburg school

Exam levels TELC Deutsch B1 - B2 - C1 Fees: B1 100 / B2 110 / C1 150 Dates: 26.01/23.02/29.03/26.04/31.05/28.06/26.07/30.08/27.09/25.10/29.11/20.12.2012 weekly fees Accommodation From Sunday to Saturday

Host family Host family Students’ Students’ B&B HB apartment residence Single room 165 225 140 175 Double room 135 185 90 -Transfer 65 one way, from Basel/Mulhouse airport 100 one way, from Zurich airport 105 one way, from Frankfurt airport Additional information Included in the price: Tuition, learning material, assessment test, ESL certificate, social programme as described, student card, accommodation placement and taxes. Low season discount: -10% on course & accommodation fees - from Sunday 30th of October 2011 until Saturday 28th of January 2012. - from Sunday 28th October 2012 until Saturday 2nd February 2013. Enrolment fees: 75

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Freiburg The Black Forest Capital

Activities in Freiburg Your language stay will be an opportunity to discover Freiburg, this young and dynamic university town in the heart of the beautiful Black Forest. A most pleasant historical centre, a varied cultural programme in all seasons, a lively night life, and of course, sports at will… Freiburg will offer you a multitude of activities to spice up your afternoons. Not to mention its central location, in the heart of Western Europe: in only a few hours, you will be able to reach Paris, Basel, Zurich or Munich. We will also offer you a social activities programme that will allow you to meet the other students from the school and to practise German in a more relaxed environment. On the menu: movie night, traditional “Stammtisch” between students and teachers in a restaurant or Biergarten of the city, excursions to cities near Freiburg or to France, to Strasbourg or Colmar. Discover one of the most beautiful regions in Europe and fall under the spell of its lush green landscapes and of its cities full of oldfashioned charm.

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Some events to keep in mind January

March

Mundologia

April

Freiburg Marathon

May

Spring Fair

24th edition The Freiburg Carnival is one of the most festive celebrations in Germany Documentary films and photographs presented by their authors Sports competition organised by the producers of more than 20 music bands Carnival attractions

Wine Festival

Organised on the Münsterplatz, in front of the Cathedral

“Oberlindenhock”

Festival of amateur music bands in the town centre Music festival taking place in a big top and presenting local and International artists Outdoor cultural festival: movies, concerts, readings

International Cultural fair

February Carnival

June July

ZMF Festival

August

“Münster-Sommer”

September Flea Market October

Organised in the exhibition hall

Autumn Fair

Countless leisure attractions in the town centre

Monkey Jump Festival

Urban music festival, DJs and clubbers partying

November “Antique & Art”

Markets with artists and antique dealers

December Christmas Market

Throughout the town!

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Terms & conditions

Switzerland, France & Germany

1 - Registration and confirmation All registrations received by ESL Education S.A. (“ESL”) by post, e-mail, fax or telephone will be deemed to be valid. Registration will be confirmed within a maximum of 10 working days following receipt of a valid registration. The contract will be deemed to be finalised as soon as ESL has confirmed the registration, and will then be legally enforceable. Where the registered person is an adult, that person will become a contract partner of ESL. Where the registered person is not an adult, his/her legal representative will become the contract partner of ESL. In that event, the legal representative must sign the contract and give his exact address. The person who is contractually registered to a language course will become a participant, designated as such below. The person who signs the contract (either the person himself or, where the person is a minor, his legal representative) will be identified as a contract partner, designated as such below.

2 - Information provided at the time of registration The contract partner expressly declares that the information provided at the time of registration for a language course is true and accurate. Any inaccurate information or omission may lead to immediate expulsion from the course (for example, if a “complete beginner” overestimates his level of linguistic ability in order to be able to start a course on a date other than the official commencement date for “complete beginners”). In that event, the costs of the course will not be refundable, either in whole or in part.

3 - Registration fees ESL will charge the following registration fee for each registration: CHF 110 / EUR 75. These fees are non-refundable. In the event of late registration, from two weeks after commencement of the language course, the participant will be charged an express processing fee of CHF 50 / EUR 35.

4 - Agreement modification fees In the event that a participant wishes the type of course or accommodation conditions to be varied following confirmation of registration by ESL, a variation fee of CHF 80 / EUR 55 will be charged and will be payable with the request for variation. No additional charge will be made if the participant decides to extend his language course at the same centre.

5 - Conditions of payment Fees will become payable immediately on receipt of confirmation of registration as follows: - a deposit of CHF 250 / EUR 170. - the registration fee of CHF 110 / EUR 75 (not included in the cost of the language course). - payment of the premium for the cancellation insurance and/or the [accident/] health insurance (where policies have been taken out). The balance of the total fees must be paid at least four weeks prior to commencement of the language course. In the event that ESL receives a registration less than four weeks prior to commencement of the language course, the full amount must be paid on receipt of the invoice. Neither the course nor the accommodation will be deemed to have been paid for unless the relevant amount has been received into the account details of which will be provided by ESL upon confirmation of registration.

6 - Payment period

19 - Minimum number of participants The registration fees of CHF 110 / EUR 75 and the insurance costs will remain due. The cancellation amount must be received at the latest 10 days following receipt of the cancellation invoice. In the event that a participant is refused a visa and the original refusal document issued by the Swiss/German/French Embassy is supplied, ESL undertakes to reimburse the whole amount paid, less an administration fee of CHF 150 / EUR 100 and bank charges of CHF 60 / EUR 40.

9 - Cancellation insurance ESL recommends that contract partners take out a cancellation insurance policy. In the event that the participant has taken out cancellation insurance and then cancels his course, he will be responsible for notifying his insurers. Under no circumstances will a cancellation insurance policy render ESL liable for non-reimbursement of a course. ESL offers cancellation insurance, for which the charge is approximately 3% of the total invoiced amount, up to a maximum of CHF 68 / EUR 50.

10 - Passports and visas

11 - Accident/health insurance

ESL will assume full responsibility for the language courses offered and undertakes to organise them efficiently in accordance with its knowledge and experience in the sector. Under no circumstances can ESL be held liable for any loss resulting from illness, accident or inconvenience caused by poor service provided by any agent appointed by ESL. Neither will ESL be responsible for the loss of any valuables, personal items, money, etc. unless such losses were due to deliberate negligence on the part of ESL.

Every participant will be entirely responsible for obtaining accident and health cover valid for the country in which he intends to stay for the whole period of his stay. In the event that he does not have such cover at the time of registration, ESL will include an appropriate insurance policy covering these risks. For a course in Switzerland, the cost of this cover is CHF 180 per month. For a course in France/ Germany, the cost of cover is EUR 39 per month for EU citizens, and EUR 79 per month for non-EU nationals. This insurance will be invoiced with the reservation package and will cover accidents and illness only.

12 - Damage caused by participants / civil liability Prior to arrival at ESL, each participant must take out a policy of insurance to cover any loss/damage which he may cause during the course of his stay. In any event, and even if a participant does not feel that it is appropriate for him to take out such insurance, he will be liable for any losses caused to ESL, its commercial partners and any other third party unless the liability of ESL can be clearly demonstrated.

13 - Obligations of participants Participants are required to attend the course and to arrive on time. They are responsible for choosing a course which is appropriate for their level of capability. Failure to attend the course, or irregular attendance, or any disruption to lessons caused by an individual participant’s attitude will entitle ESL to expel the participant. ESL will not reimburse or pay compensation for any part of the missed course or any additional travel costs incurred.

7 - Proof of payment

Any participant who does not attend all the classes which make up the language course will not be entitled to any reimbursement.
 He will not be entitled to receive his certificate unless he attends at least 80% of the classes.

A contract partner may cancel his contract at any time prior to commencement of the language course. In that event, ESL will be entitled to seek payment of appropriate compensation, the amount of which will depend on the period of time remaining between the date on which ESL receives the cancellation and the date of commencement of the language course. In accordance with this principle, the amount of compensation is calculated as follows: 56 days or more prior to the first day of the language course: 10% of the total invoiced price Between 55 and 30 days prior to the first day of the language course: 20% of the total invoiced price Between 29 and 22 days prior to the first day of the language course: 30% of the total invoiced price Between 21 and 15 days prior to the first day of the language course: 50% of the total invoiced price Between 14 days and the first day of the language course: 100% of the total invoiced price Failure to participate in the course or cancellation after the given deadlines: 100% of the total invoiced price

Depending on the weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the control of ESL and its organisation, ESL reserves the right to cancel one or more of the scheduled activities described in the brochure. In that event, ESL undertakes to substitute the cancelled activities with others.

21 - Public holidays

14 - Late arrival

8 - Cancellation prior to commencement of the course

20 - Activities

The participant will be responsible for complying with the security regulations, the regulations governing the obtaining of a visa, and the health regulations required to enter and stay in Switzerland/Germany/France. Under no circumstances will ESL be held liable for any notice of refusal to enter or stay in Switzerland/Germany/France given to a participant. Information relating to the regulations governing security, health and obtaining a visa can be obtained from the Swiss/German/French Embassy or Consulate in the participant’s home country. No reimbursement will be made, either in full or in part, in the event that a participant is refused permission to enter or stay in Switzerland/Germany/France by his own fault. ESL will provide a letter of invitation for the visa application following receipt of all the costs of the language course.

The contract partner will be held liable in the event that the payment periods specified by ESL in the confirmation are not complied with. In such circumstances, ESL reserves the right to refuse entry to the course. No claims will be accepted by ESL.

Participants may be asked to provide documentary proof of payment of the full fee for their course and accommodation either before or on commencement of the language course. Failure to do so may mean that entry to both the course and the accommodation will be refused. In the case of late registrations, ESL will ask for proof before sending the pre-arrival documentation.

In the event that it is not possible to achieve the minimum number of participants required for a language course (6 persons for a group course), ESL will notify the contract partner at least three weeks prior to the commencement of the course. If ESL is unable to provide a replacement service, ESL will undertake to reimburse all fees paid to date. Under no circumstances will ESL pay compensation for any inconvenience or loss of time. In the event that none of the courses are appropriate for the participant’s level of ability, ESL reserves the right to substitute the group course for private tuition. The number of hours of private tuition will depend on the amount paid by the participant.

In order to avoid disturbing the class, any participant who arrives more than 15 minutes late should wait for the break before joining the class.

15 - Inconsistent attendance

16 - Claims In the event that a participant wishes to bring a claim, he must notify the head of the centre immediately. Any claim for compensation must be notified in writing to ESL Montreux, and may not arrive more than four weeks after the contractual termination of the language course. After that time, any action taken by the contract partner will be deemed to be null and void.

17 - Discipline

In the event that a participant is badly behaved, undisciplined, or demonstrates a poor 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.

18 - Changes affecting prices, dates or services Until such time as a participant receives the confirmation of registration, ESL may change the dates and prices of language courses published on the internet or any other communication tools at any time. Following confirmation of registration between ESL and the participant, ESL may change its programme of services, provided that the changes are minor, unavoidable, based on good faith and do not in any way affect the teaching services. In the event that the “key” services provided by ESL are affected by major changes, participants may withdraw or apply to join a different course of the same value, if ESL is in a position to provide this. ESL must notify participants of any changes immediately and participants must notify ESL as soon as possible after receipt of such notification of their intention to exercise their rights.

The contract partner declares that he is aware that schools are generally closed on local public holidays, and acknowledges that this will not give rise to any claim for compensation against ESL.

22 - Cancellation of ESL courses ESL reserves the right to cancel a language course for safety reasons as a consequence of a strike, political unrest or for any other extraordinary reason. In that event, ESL undertakes to reimburse all costs relating to the course. ESL reserves the right to retain a certain amount to cover administration costs.

23 - Liability

24 - Safety and security ESL is authorised to take all reasonable action as required to ensure the well-being and good health of the participants. ESL is also entitled to take all necessary measures to provide a participant with any appropriate medical care in the event of necessity. Any costs arising from such medical attention will be borne by the participant, or his legal representative if he is a minor. A written release/ authorisation signed by the legal representative will be required in respect of certain sporting packages where risk is involved. Without such a signed document, ESL reserves the right to refuse to allow the participant to take part in certain sporting activities.

25 - Protection of personal data Within ESL, personal data is only recorded in the event of a request for information, offers or registration for a language course. In principle, external organisations and individuals do not have access to the ESL database. Personal data is communicated in order to reserve accommodation (host family, hostel or hotel) or in response to a legal demand. In certain cases, ESL may provide such information to competent authorities (for example, to immigration authorities). Personal data is filed and 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 provide participants with information about new ESL products.

26 - Promotional material ESL reserves the right to retain and use photographs either taken by or showing a participant for promotional purposes. The same applies to anything produced by the participant during the language course. This right will deemed to have lapsed if the participant or his legal representative specifically revoke this point in writing at the time of registration.

27 - Applicable law and jurisdiction 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 2012 Personal details about the student: Last name:

First name:

Gender:

Date of birth (D/M/Y):

Mother tongue:

age: Nationality:

Address: Zip Code / City:

Country:

Mobile phone (student):

E-mail:

State:

Personal details about the contact person during the studies (parents/guardian for students under 18): Last name:

First name:

Address: Zip Code / City:

Country:

Phone (land line):

Mobile phone:

State:

Emergency number:

E-mail:

CoursES Start of studies (D/M/Y):

End of studies (D/M/Y):

School location:

m Montreux

Course type:

m STANDARD - 20 lpw:

Number of weeks:

m Lyon

m INTENSIVE - 25 lpw:

m Freiburg

m Berlin

q Business q Culture in Berlin q Hotels & Gastronomy

in Berlin only, theme to be chosen for the communication course:

m PREMIUM - 30 lpw: m PRIVATE: Number of hours / week: m COMBI 5 - 25 lpw: m COMBI 10 - 30 lpw: q DELF B1 m EXAM PREP - 25 lpw: q Goethe Zertifikat B1 m EXAM PREP PREMIUM - 30 lpw: q TestDaf B2

q DELF B2

q DALF C1

q Goethe Zertifikat B2

q Goethe Zertifikat C1

q TestDaf C1

q TCF, please specify your level: q TELC Deutsch, please specify your level:

Language knowledge: Written level: m Beginner m Beginner Oral level: Number of years of study of French / German:

m Elementary m Elementary

m Intermediate m Intermediate

m Advanced m Advanced

Accommodation - Complete if needed Arrival date: m Host family

m Single room

m Student’s apartment

m Single room

m Double room

m Shared apartment WG m Single room

m Double room

m Students’ residence

Departure date:

Number of weeks:

m Double room

m Breakfast m No meal

m Half board (dinner meal) m Breakfast

m Half board (dinner meal)

m Single room

m Studio m Single room m Double room Do you require a special diet or do you have any health problem? Do you have any special request about your accommodation? (if yes, please specify on a separate sheet*) *We will try our best to take your requests into consideration, but it cannot be guaranteed. Requests sent AFTER the enrolment process won’t be taken into account.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Complete if needed m Geneva m Lyon Saint-Exupéry m Berlin Tegel m Berlin Schönefeld-Willy Brandt m Zurich m Basel/Mulhouse m Frankfurt Arrival date (D/M/Y): _____________________ Time: ____________________ Flight number: ____________________ Coming from: __________________________________ Time: ____________________ Flight number: ____________________ Flying to: __________________________________ Departure date (D/M/Y):_________________

INSURANCE - Compulsory field Do you require an health / accident insurance cover valid in the country of destination? m NO, I have a valid insurance cover. In this case, please send us a copy of your insurance cover. m YES, I need a cover valid in Switzerland. 180 CHF per month. m YES, I need a cover valid in France/Germany. For citizen of EU zone = 39 EUR per month. m YES, I need a cover valid in France/Germany. For non-citizen of EU zone = 79 EUR per month. Do you require a cancellation insurance for the course booked (around 3% of the total amount of the invoice)? m NO

m YES

MISCELLANEOUS - Please read carefully 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 / Germany. 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… 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.

Your local representative:


Berlin •

GREAT BRITAIN

GERMANY

• Freiburg FRANCE

AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND

• Montreux Lyon • ITALY

SPAIN

How to enrol?

What happens next?

Filling in the enrolment form

1. We will confirm your booking within a few days of receiving your enrolment. If the programme you have chosen is already full, we will get in touch with you as quickly as possible and propose an alternative. 2. The confirmation of your booking will be accompanied by a welcome letter and an invoice giving particulars of the language student, programme chosen, any special requirements and method of transport selected for arrival and departure. 3. Approximately two weeks before the start of the programme, you will receive pre-arrival information. This contains precise details on your course and accommodation. 4. 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 / French / German embassy in your country upon receipt of payment. Please let us know whether you require such a letter.

1. Read carefully through the pages of the brochure that describe the programme you are interested in. 2. Take note of the relevant dates of the language programme you wish to book. 3. 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. 4. Please don’t forget to sign the enrolment form. 5. Please send us your enrolment form by post or fax or use our on-line enrolment form. 6. Read carefully through the “insurance” chapters 9 & 11 of our terms and conditions. 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 / France / Germany.

Booking through an agency If our school has been recommended to you by an agency, please hand in your registration form to the agent, who will attend to all other formalities for you. The agency will forward your enrolment to us and answer any questions you may have.

Your local agent For any further information, please contact directly:

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