Alpadia German or English Program for Teens in Engelberg

Dates and Tuition

Refunds available until 30 days before the course start date.

Strict COVID safety rules followed.

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 15

Age Range - 10-17 yrs

Session DatesDuration
7/3/20227/16/2022
2 weeks
7/10/20227/23/2022
2 weeks
7/17/20227/30/2022
2 weeks

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Should your child spend the summer learning English or German from the world’s best language teachers, with culturally diverse peers in a picturesque Swiss mountain village? Yes, for sure! Ja, sicher! 

To begin with, native English speakers will be pleased to know that both English and German have the same language roots. German is more similar to English than French or Spanish. This makes it easy to learn. 

While English is the most widely spoken language in the world, German is the most spoken language in Europe. It is the official language of Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and yes, Switzerland. It is also spoken in Romania, Russia, eastern France, and it is the third most used language online (after English and Russian). 

The Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg is the perfect course for your 10-17 year old to hone their language skills but also play sport, have cultural excursions and make friends and memories to last a lifetime. 

Students will live in a beautifully renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery. Spacious classrooms will hold small groups (not more than 15) of students who will get personalised attention from teachers affiliated with the Kaplan International Languages group. Living in single or twin bedrooms, children will have access to games areas, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a varied activity programme that includes sightseeing trips and cultural excursions. 

Engelberg is just 45 minutes away from the tourist town, Lucerne. Its abbey was a centre for education for centuries and today it is a popular mountain resort. The lush forest and impressive mountain peaks are a summertime lure for those who love hiking, mountain biking or even bobsledding. With a cheese-making monastery, a rope park, and proximity to Lucerne, Zurich, Lido and Bern, your child will make the most of the Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg. 

The Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg is conducted in a beautifully renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery at a height of 1000 metres above sea level. Engelberg is a picturesque Swiss village, a popular mountain resort with beautiful Swiss scenery, plenty of attractions and activities and a warm, welcoming energy. The summer weather will be bright and sunny with temperatures ranging from the early twenties centigrade, dropping to not lower than 10 or 12 degrees centigrade. 

Course Description

The Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg is designed to create fluency and confidence. Your child will practice speaking, grammar, listening, reading and writing skills in English or German. Following a curriculum that is effective for juniors, students can also opt for additional private or intensive classes to hasten their progress. 

All courses at the Alpadia Language Camps include a special Project Language module to get students working together on their own creations. These encourage collaboration and teach project management. These projects will include producing videos, writing comics, directing plays and more. 

Classes begin from 8:30 a.m. and continue until lunch time which is at 12:30 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. students will be offered a variety of activities across faculties. They may play sports (football, swimming, minigolf, table tennis, ice skating, basketball, bouldering, street hockey, handball, baseball, dodgeball etc), go on a hike or a cultural excursion. Evenings are for unwinding with fun, team building activities like a ‘newspaper fashion show’, a talent show, karaoke or a disco. 

*A premium activities option includes horse riding, mountain biking, tennis or the art of pâtisserie for an extra fee. 

Lights out at 10:00 p.m for all students. 

The Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg is conducted by trained teachers in small classes with students matched for their language levels. Classes are 45 minutes long and the class strength is a maximum of 15. 

Students can choose between the Standard 20 (20 lessons, 15 hours per week) or the Intensive 25 (25 lessons, 18.45 hours per week). 

Grammar, listening, reading, and writing skills as well as speaking will be taught. Students can opt for additional lessons. The Project Language modules include collaborative work producing videos, writing comics, directing plays and more alongside your child’s new friends. 

There will be a class test at the end of every week to check the child’s progress. 

Classes are conducted Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children will play sports, or participate in creative workshops, excursions and premium excursions from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Post dinner, the evening’s entertainment is an extension of the language immersion. Children are encouraged to practice their new language skills on torch-light walks, BBQs, karaoke, movie nights and other social activities. 

Established in 1996, the Alpadia Language Schools from Kaplan International Languages offer year round tuition in Montreux, Berlin, Freiburg and Lyon, teaching French and German. Alpadia also provides summer language courses in Europe and North America.

Teachers at the Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg  are trained to teach English and German to young children from other countries. They ensure weekly paperwork is completed accurately across lesson plans and present weekly feedback. 

Each teacher is certified and has previous teaching experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to be flexible and adapt to individual student needs. They are also hired for their excellent organisational skills. 

The teachers work in tandem with the Kaplan International principles - a global education can still be personal. 

Faculty and experts, whether they’re teaching staff or managing the extra curricular activities at the camp are a wonderful community. They understand that every step of a student’s journey is important, every student is unique. They are committed to helping them find their path, in their own way. 

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.
Refunds are available until 30 days before the course starts.
Strict COVID safety rules followed.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
Alpadia Summer School ...7/3/20227/16/20222 weeksCHF 2,900.00
Alpadia Summer School ...7/10/20227/23/20222 weeksCHF 2,900.00
Alpadia Summer School ...7/17/20227/30/20222 weeksCHF 2,900.00
Alpadia Summer School ...7/24/20228/6/20222 weeksCHF 2,900.00
Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg > Standard > 1 Week > 03-Jul-22 to 09-Jul-22
Start Date7/3/2022
End Date7/16/2022
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 2,900.00

Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg > Standard > 1 Week > 10-Jul-22 to 16-Jul-22
Start Date7/10/2022
End Date7/23/2022
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 2,900.00

Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg > Standard > 1 Week > 17-Jul-22 to 23-Jul-22
Start Date7/17/2022
End Date7/30/2022
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 2,900.00

Alpadia Summer School in Engelberg > Standard > 1 Week > 24-Jul-22 to 30-Jul-22
Start Date7/24/2022
End Date8/6/2022
Duration2 weeks
PriceCHF 2,900.00

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