Schwarzsee

Art and Video camp

Key points

● Creative and innovative camp

● Alpine Location

● Original methods for further immersion in languages

● Portfolios and Exhibitions

● Small class size

● Collective linguistic and artistice projects

Camp

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: 12 Bedroom, 6 Bedroom

Arrival and departure: Arrival is on Sunday, departure is on Saturday

Certificates

Computer

Students

Age range: 12 - 17 Years




After the rich and exciting experience of the first fRilingue language, arts and video camp last year in St. Imier, we invite you to participate in the second edition of this camp, where immersion in languages ​​passes through the prism of the practices of the arts, theater and video. This time it will be in Schwarzsee, in the inspiring setting of the mountains of the Pre-Alps in Canton Fribourg!

How does this camp, where language learning combines with the practice of the arts, theater and video, work?

  • Take the time to exchange, to imagine and build an artistic project that organises the week’s schedule.
  • Help yourself to explore diverse cognitive fields (material culture, visual memory, mnemonic) to exercise curiosity and forge a culture of your own.
  • Imagination and creativity are not confined only to the classroom; they are open work languages ​​through authentic materials and expressive and creative practices.
  • Navigate your way through the different stages of making a short film or staging a play.
  • Kick-start and develop a portfolio, know how to express your ideas in the target language to evolve an art project collectively.

There will also be a collaborative exhibition of the various productions (Performances, films, paintings, photos etc.) from the week that will all be centred around the same theme.

We find that school education is based on a division into disciplines and often content that’s too theoretical is counterproductive for both learners and teachers. We believe that learning and remembering is about connecting, creating and making things work.

Associating practices of arts and languages ​​allows us to connect knowledge and know-how, to make them resonate to feed a contextualised learning process.

Some examples:

  • We’ll make bound notebooks according to a procedure that’s explained and shown in the target language using different available materials, These notebooks will then serve as a basis for gathering linguistic knowledge acquired throughout the process.
  • We’ll also create an exhibition of paintings or silver prints inspired by a theme first studied in its linguistic aspect (themes such as "movement", "images", "monsters" etc.).
  • Those interested in video will make a short film of fiction that taps into the life of the camp, the funny moments and the specific situations. All this work (brainstorming, scriptwriting, dialogues, stage play, staging, editing) is obviously an opportunity to learn the language in action. The short film can then be used as a support for a multimedia language course rooted in practice. "Learning by doing" is our motto!

The courses and activities are transversal; they connect and answer each other. It is by multiplying the resonances within projects that are always based on the desires of students that we think to make them learn, to consolidate their learning and to teach them to understand.

Camp Duration:
1 - 0 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:
About this camp:
This course is for all those who wish to learn and improve the various techniques of the plastic arts. The focus of the courses will be on the relationship between the history of art, its different currents and expressions, and the innovative active linguistic projects that can be mobilised in our practices.
No Seasons
Camp Duration:
1 - 0 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:
About this camp:
Although formed on a common core, this camp offers specialisations for those who wish to focus on specific areas. With this oriented theatre and video course, the focus will be on the stage and the various stages of audiovisual production, script editing, taking sound and images!
No Seasons
Camp Duration:
1 - 0 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:
About this camp:
This course is for all those who wish to learn and improve the various techniques of the plastic arts. The focus of the courses will be on the relationship between the history of art, its different currents and expressions, and the innovative active linguistic projects that can be mobilised in our practices.
No Seasons
Camp Duration:
1 - 0 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:
About this camp:
Although formed on a common core, this camp offers specialisations for those who wish to focus on specific areas. With this oriented theatre and video course, the focus will be on the stage and the various stages of audiovisual production, script editing, taking sound and images!
No Seasons

This camp takes place in a beautiful Swiss alpine chalet, just a short walk from the lake.

Our charming and cozy chalet is ideally located; the pier, seaside resort, canoe rental and chair lift are all within a short 5 minute walk. And in the other direction it goes straight to one of the best hiking trails in the region!

In addition, this hilltop house offers great views of the surrounding mountains and lake and is undisturbed by neighbours. Inside there are bedrooms of various sizes, a dining room and a spacious kitchen, complemented by a spacious and well-kept garden that faces the lake.

 

Accommodation Description Price
12 Bedroom A dormitory atmosphere, for a 100% holiday camp experience No Fee
6 Bedroom Feel more at ease in this smaller dormitory 150 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00-11:00 Core linguistic competences, tools and conversation skills
(grammar, vocabulary, writin, listening and speaking)
Excursion in Fribourg/ Gruyères, museum (Jean Tinguely-Niki De Saint Phalle / Gyger aliens) and city Rest and brunch
11:30-13:00 Active language learning projects
13:00-14:00 Lunch Picnic Lunch Cleaning the chalet
14:30-16:00 Creative workshops / ateliers Hiking and sketching landscapes & situations Sport and physical activities Free time with optional activities available Activités libres et faccultatives
16:30-18:30 History of arts and conceptual approaches Pooling of ideas for weekend projects Activities with an outside contributor! Settlement of a scenography in the house Free, storage of the chalet and final preparations for the evening Relaxation and meditation Welcoming new participants
18:30-19:30 Diner
20:00-22:30 Viewing of an art-house film/ documentary Campfire with concert Free evening Creative disco evening Evening exhibition of projects, performances, projections... Evening games Presentations, and creation of note books to use during the week

This program is flexible because the base of this camp is the pedagogy of the projects.

However here are some things we guarantee:

  • Minimum 10 hours of language courses to strengthen the language bases, paying close attention to the learning needs of each individual student.

  • Minimum 5 hours of communication classes, exchange of ideas, discussions and communal writing.

  • Minimum 3 different workshops to follow immersion in the target language.

  • Minimum 2 excursions per week, including one full day.

  • An evening programme where everyone is free to follow a group activity (campfire, game night, creative disco) and continue their workshop work. Always in the company of teachers and experienced animators and motivated by the projects.

Accompanied Train Ride from Zurich or Bern: 20 - 50 CHF
A member of our staff will meet you at Zurich Main Station and accompany you to the camp along with a group of other participants.
Please note: this price is only for the service and does not include the train ticket. All train tickets should be bought in advance.

Airport Transfers
1. Geneva: Every Sunday - 150 CHF each way

  • Arrival between 10am and 6pm
  • Departure between 11am and 6pm
  • First group leaves at 2.30pm
  • Second group leaves at 6pm

2. Geneva: For flights arriving outside the hours of 10am - 6pm - 400 CHF each way
3. Private transferes from Geneva or Zurich airport - 500 CHF each way


Intensive course: 100 - 150 CHF
2/3 additional afternoon languages classes per week held in smaller groups (approx. 4 participants)


Arrivals/Departures
Arrivals are on Sunday between 5pm and 6pm in the chalet where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you and show you in your room.
Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3:30pm and 4pm at Fribourg or Gruyères station, or whatever location the excursion is in that week. The exact time and location will be confirmed by the camp manager during the week.
It is also possible for parents or guardians to collect their children directly from the camp on Friday evening or Saturday morning before 10am, we simply ask you to inform the camp leader in advance.

Camp Location



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Nationality mix

fRilingue is hugely popular in the domestic market as well as internationally, providing international and local Swiss students the opportunity to mix and exchange languages within the camp.

Security

We place emphasis on a young, creative and motivated teaching body and an international atmosphere with volunteers from all over the world

Locations

Our camps are held in some of Switzerland's most stunning and unique locations - expect Alpine mountains and freshwater lakes that will take your breath away!

Teaching

Our young, creative and diverse group of teachers are encouraged to use more fun and interactive methods, making the language more accessible to each student.

Small class sizes

Our classes are held in small classes of around 6 students, providing more teacher-student contact that allows the teacher to focus upon the specific learning needs of each student. Average number of students per class in 2017: 5.

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