St. Bernard Autumn

Liddes-St.Bernard

St. Bernard Autumn

From 1250 CHF

Course start dates

No dates available at the moment

Key points

● Alpine Location

● Outdoor Activities

● French, English and German Courses

● friLingue Owned Property

● Classes in groups of 6

● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops

● Optional: homestay

Language And Holiday Camps

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: 8-bed room, 6-bed room, 4-bed room

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

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Age range: 8 - 17 Years




French, English & German language Study holiday in Valais with friLingue for children & tennagers - Autumn 2020


Learn French, English or German ​​in our very own chalet in the Valaisian Alps, located in the Val d'Entremont, between France and Italy.
 

This camp in Liddes, Saint Bernard is aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 17. Language lessons are held in small groups of 6 participants. Our sympathetic and dynamic teachers ensure that you will learn French, English or German with pleasure.
 

THE REGION AROUND THE GREAT ST. BERNHARD

The Great St. Bernhard Pass has been connecting the north with the south of Europe for thousands of years. The region saw numerous pilgrims on their way to Rome, but also traders and soldiers, including Napoleon's army, who marched to Marengo around 1800. Liddes is situated on a magnificent vantage point, facing the rising sun, at the entrance of the nature reserve of Combe de l'A.
 

THE DRANSE (DRANZE)

The 25 km long spring river Dranse d'Entremont has its origin in the area of ​​the Great St. Bernhard Pass. It flows northwards and is collected in the Lac of the Toules for energy production. Then the Dranse d'Entremont crosses a height difference of 800 m in the valley of the Val d'Entremont, which lies west of the Grand Combin. In the Talkessel of Orsières, she takes the third head stream from the left, the "Dranse de Ferret", and then flows further northwards to Sembrancher.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Do you like being ahead of time? Then here’s a special offer just for you: Earlybird Discount for our St.Bernard autumn camp! If you register now and enter the following code autumn175 you benefit from a  175 CHF discount, for a program of two-weeks minimum!
This offer is valid until 31.08.2020.

Course duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

No dates available at the moment

About this course:


French classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants create an efficient learning environment that is catered towards the individual.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 9 - 12.30 am.

- 20 language lessons (15 hours) per week
- young, highly motivated teachers
- communication and practical language usage at the core of the syllabus;
- small class sizes (approx. 6 students) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role play, theater, games and audiovisual tools. The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Autumn

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
4 Weeks 3600 CHF
Course duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
German
Start dates:

No dates available at the moment

About this course:


German classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants create an efficient learning environment that is catered towards the individual.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 9 - 12.30 am.

- 20 language lessons (15 hours) per week
- young, highly motivated teachers
- communication and practical language usage at the core of the syllabus;
- small class sizes (approx. 6 students) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role play, theater, games and audiovisual tools. The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Autumn

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
4 Weeks 3600 CHF
Course duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:

No dates available at the moment

About this course:

English classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants create an efficient learning environment that is catered towards the individual.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 9 - 12.30 am.

- 20 language lessons (15 hours) per week
- young, highly motivated teachers
- communication and practical language usage at the core of the syllabus;
- small class sizes (approx. 6 students) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role play, theater, games and audiovisual tools. The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Autumn

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
4 Weeks 3600 CHF

Our spacious chalet "Relais de Dranse", renovated in 2014, is situated in Liddes, in a wonderfully quiet location on the Dranse, a headstream of the river Rhone, about 5 minutes below the pass road to the Aosta Valley in Italy. Sprawling countryside and no passing traffic make it absolutely perfect for relaxed language stay in the Valaisian Alps!

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
8-bed room A dormitory with an atmosphere, for a true camp experience No Fee
6-bed room A small, more homely dormitory 50 CHF / per week
4-bed room More intimate, for those who love their sleep 100 CHF / per week
Host family - twin room For those who want to completely immerse themselves in the language 300 CHF / per week

First week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Classes      9:00 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 12:30

Full day

Excursion

in Sion

Lunch      12:45 - 13:30
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops / Intensive classes Excursion in Bavon Workshops / Intensive classes

Excursion

in Aoste (Italy)

Free
Dinner       18:30
Evening Welcome meeting & Oral test Thematic Evening

Fire camp/concert

Treasure Hunt

Free Disco

Games evening

 

Second week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Classes      9:00 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 12:30

Full-day excursion to Emosson (Verticalp)

Lunch      12:45 - 13:30
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops / Intensive classes Excursion in Vichères Workshops / Intensive classes Excursion & Bowling Free
Dinner       18:30
Evening Welcome meeting & Oral test Sports tournament Sports tournament

Casino Evening

Swimming Pool

Karaoke/Free time/Film Creative Disco Party

Games evening

 

Third week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Classes      9:00 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 12:30

Full-day Excursion

in Sion

Lunch      12:45 - 13:30
Afternoon Arrivals

Workshops/ Intensive classes

Excursion in Bavon

Workshops/ Intensive classes

Excursion & LaserGame Free
Dinner       18:30
Evening Welcome meeting & Oral test

Challenge Evening

Fire Camp /Concert

Thematic Evening

Free Disco Party

Games evening

 

Fourth week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Classes      9:00 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 12:30

Excursion

in Martigny / Amphitheater / Barry Museum)

Lunch      12:45 - 13:30
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops / Intensive classes Excursion in Vichères Workshops / Intensive classes Excursion in Aoste (Italy) Free
Dinner       18:30
Evening Welcome meeting & Oral test Film Fire Camp / Concert Karaoke  Free Time Disco Games evening

This is a sample programme. Activities and excursions may change depending on weather and other factors beyond our control.
 

LESSONS

Lessons are being held in small groups of 6 students maximum. 
 

WORKSHOPS

We currently offer a wide array of workshops, such as sports workshops (football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, American football, etc.), art workshops (painting, drawing, graffiti, dance, yoga, meditation, etc.), cooking workshops and many else.
 

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Evening activities are the shining star of our language camp program, saving the best for last! We always put in the extra effort to include each and every student into the activity that's planned for the evening, and those activities are: disco night, karaoke night, card and board games night, casino night, movie night, campfire, zombie & werewolf games, sardines, reverse hide&seek, and many else.


EXCURSIONS

Half-day excursions

Right after their language lessons and lunch, we take our students to one of the nearby attractive locations near St. Bernard camp, which might be:
Champex - a stunningly beautiful small village with a great fairytale-like lake
Salt mines in Bex may not sound way too attractive but we highly recommend holding onto our hand when we descend into the dark pit and the intricate labyrinth of the salt mines.
Col du St. Bernard - a famous historical pass which was hosting Napoleon and Hannibal in their respective time periods, it's a must-visit once you are in St. Bernard!
Adventure park La Fouly is a beautiful and quite physically engaging complex, we guarantee that our students will remember this one!

Full-day excursions

Aletsch glacier is possibly the most physically demanding excursion our company has to offer but mark our words - it is worth every drop of sweat. Once you get up there on the altitude of little more than 4100m, you will witness the true greatness our majestic Swiss nature has to offer.
Sion - a city less than an hour drive away from St. Bernard camp, it has a rich history with a fortress in the middle of the city. Definitely worth visiting and spending a couple of hours there.
The Aosta valley is a stunning full-day excursion location in Northern Italy, where our students can experience all the beauties the Italian lifestyle has to offer, including hiking, rafting and pizza for dinner in one of Aosta's worldwide famous restaurants.
Emosson Dam is an architectural masterpiece with stunning hiking tracks and breathtaking panoramic views.

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

LAUNDRY SERVICE (for participants who need to wash their clothes): 40 CHF


SPECIAL DIET (gluten free, lactose free...): 100 CHF
 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
(for students coming from abroad countries)
A member of our team welcomes the young participant at the airport and takes him/her to the camp together with other students. The last day, he or she is accompanied back to the airport. Please make sure you book your arrival and departure flights on a Sunday and inform us as soon as you can about the details. The flight is not included in the price.
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 transfers from Geneva or Zurich airport - 500 CHF each way

friLingue offers an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR SERVICE at the cost of 50 CHF each way for incoming minor students. Please check your airline's age restriction guidelines. You may find further information on the Unaccompanied Minor Service by clicking on the following link: here.

ACCOMPANIED TRAIN RIDE FROM ZURICH OR BERN:
(for Swiss participants)
A member of our team waits for the participants in Zurich or Bern (each time at the main train station) and takes them to the camp along with other children and teenagers (by bus or train). At the end of the week, the participants are accompanied back to Zurich or Bern (again, to the main train station) until their parents (or another adult designed by the parents) wait for them.
Price (per way): 80 CHF from or to Zurich, 60 CHF from or to Bern (price includes the train ticket)
Price (per way) for participants with a General Abonnement (GA): 25 CHF from or to Zurich, 20 CHF from or to Bern.
Please note that for any late change (10 days before the camps or less) after booking this service (cancellation or other destination), friLingue will have to charge administration fees (40 CHF).

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES:
Arrivals are on Sundays between 5 and 6pm at the chalet where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you and show you to your room Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3.30 and 4pm at the train station of that week's excursion location. The exact time and location will be confirmed by the camp leader during the week. It is also possible for parents or guardians to collect their children directly from the camp either on Friday evening or on Saturday morning before 10am, we just kindly ask that you notify the camp leader in advance.

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5 reasons to choose friLingue

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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 2018: 5.

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