Intensive bilingual camp Schwarzsee

Schwarzsee

Intensive bilingual camp Schwarzsee

From 1550 CHF

Course start dates

14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2024

Key points

● French and German camp

● Outdoor Activities

● Lakeside Location

● Classes in groups of 6 in average

● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops

● Intensive course 29 lessons per week

School details

Levels: A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient

Accommodation: 4-bed room, Double room

Arrival : on Sunday

Departure: on Saturday (local kids) or on Sunday (international kids)

Age range: 12 - 17 Years

Features

WiFi

Full board

Certificates

Sport

Optional: Dance course

Optional: Intensive course




The language supercharger camp: unleash your potential!

Ready to make your language skills go “Wow!” this summer or getting set for that big exam? Buckle up for a thrilling learning escapade tailored just for curious minds like yours.Designed to meet specific learning goals, our intensive bilingual camp in Schwarzsee offers a unique experience.

Slightly different to our existing camps, it’s perfect for you if you have a specific goal in mind. The focus is on intensive engagement with the language to ensure that you not only learn, but experience the language in all its depth. Choose between two language programs (20 lessons or 29 lessons per week) in German or French and take home maximum language competence. Become part of this inspiring learning community and discover the joy of language learning!

MOTIVATED LEARNER’S PARADISE:
- Tailored for Motivated Learners:
Crafted for teens eager to supercharge language skills, this camp is a haven for linguistic excellence.
- Supercharged Learning Options:
Choose the 20-Lesson Weekly Course for a balanced journey or the 29-Lesson Program for deep fluency and cultural understanding.
- Full Board Accommodation:
Stay in awesome 4-bedroom and double rooms, enjoying meals fueling your language adventures.
- Personalized Attention:
Small classes ensure personalized learning. Native-speaking teachers focus on YOU for maximum progress.

WHY THIS CAMP ROCKS?
- Focused Learning Community:

Connect with like-minded learners who, like you, are serious about language growth. This camp is built for YOU to shine in your language skills.
- Aim for Fluency:
We’re not just aiming for proficiency; we’re here to make you a language champ. Understand and love different cultures through our immersive programs.
- Exciting Programs Beyond the Ordinary:
Enjoy cool activities, epic trips, and a super fun evening program making every moment count!

BOOST YOUR LANGUAGE POWERS: SCHWARZSEE STYLE:
At Schwarzsee, we’re partners in linguistic excellence. Join us for an amazing language adventure and unlock your language powers!

Course duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Start dates:

Summer
14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2024

Language Courses:
German
About this course:
Hey there, language enthusiasts! Are you ready for an amazing, fun-filled journey to master German? Our small group classes are tailored just for YOU!

What’s in store for you:
- 20 engaging language lessons every week, packed with interactive activities (that’s 15 awesome hours!)
- Meet our young, super enthusiastic teachers who make learning a blast!
- Get set for communication-focused lessons where you’ll actually use German in cool, real-life scenarios.
- Enjoy small class sizes (only 6 students on average!) to get personalized attention and ace your German skills.

Our classes aren’t your typical sit-and-listen lectures. We’re all about creativity! Get ready for role plays, theater fun, games, and cool audiovisual tools. Learn how to speak German in a way that’s totally modern and awesome.

But wait, there’s more!  Included in the package:
- Yummy full-board accommodation, ensuring you’re well-fed and ready to conquer the language world!
- Exciting activities and trips that will make your learning experience unforgettable.
- Rest easy with 24-hour supervision - safety first, always!

Parents, we’ve got you covered too! Give your kids the chance to:
- Learn German in a super engaging, interactive way.
- Be part of a safe, supervised environment with experienced staff.
- Enjoy a full immersion experience that will enhance their language skills in no time!

Get ready to say “Hallo” to fluency and “Auf Wiedersehen” to language barriers!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 4800 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
French
About this course:

French classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants in average 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 (6 students in average) 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

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 4800 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
German
About this course:
Intensive German Course in Small Groups

Experience an immersive learning journey with our intensive German course featuring 29 lessons per week. Designed for those dedicated to mastering German, this program offers a comprehensive approach.


Sessions are scheduled from Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 am, providing regular language classes. Additionally, intensive lessons are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. This schedule allows you to participate in excursions while advancing your language skills.


Our program caters to passionate learners seeking a deeper understanding of German. With small class sizes averaging six students, our focus remains on individualized attention. Engage with our dynamic curriculum that emphasizes practical communication skills and modern language usage, incorporating innovative teaching methods like role play, theater, games, and audiovisual tools.

Included in the package:

- Intensive 29-lesson course per week
- Full-board accommodation
- Engaging activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Embark on a transformative linguistic journey with our intensive German course designed for enthusiastic learners.


Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1750 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2950 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 4300 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 5600 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
French
About this course:
Intensive French Course in Small Groups

Experience an immersive learning journey with our intensive French course featuring 29 lessons per week. Designed for those dedicated to mastering French, this program offers a comprehensive approach.


Sessions are scheduled from Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 am, providing regular language classes. Additionally, intensive lessons are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. This schedule allows you to participate in excursions while advancing your language skills.


Our program caters to passionate learners seeking a deeper understanding of French. With small class sizes averaging six students, our focus remains on individualized attention. Engage with our dynamic curriculum that emphasizes practical communication skills and modern language usage, incorporating innovative teaching methods like role play, theater, games, and audiovisual tools.


Included in the package:

- Intensive 29-lesson course per week
- Full-board accommodation
- Engaging activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Embark on a transformative linguistic journey with our intensive French course designed for enthusiastic learners.

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1750 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2950 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 4300 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 5600 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
German
About this course:
Experience the Best of German Language and Dance!

Unlock the potential of our small-group German classes designed for personalized learning. With an average of 6 participants, our classes from Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 am, offer 20 language lessons (15 hours) weekly. Led by enthusiastic, young instructors, our curriculum emphasizes practical language usage and effective communication. Our innovative teaching methods, including role play, theater, games, and audiovisual tools, focus on enhancing communication skills and modern language usage.


In addition to German language classes, delve into the world of dance! Our street dance sessions, influenced by hip-hop, breakdance, and pop-it styles, introduce participants to expressive body movements. Regardless of prior experience, our program is tailored for beginners and experienced dancers alike, fostering body awareness, emotional expression through gestures, and improved musical sensitivity. Kids will enjoy 2 hours of dance lessons on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, culminating in a choreographed performance during our Friday evening program on campus. Please note, dance lessons will be conducted in English.


This combined package also includes full-board accommodation, engaging activities, excursions, and 24-hour supervision. Dive into the enriching world of language and dance with us!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1650 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2750 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
French
About this course:
Experience the Best of French Language and Dance!

Unlock the potential of our small-group French classes designed for personalized learning. With an average of 6 participants, our classes from Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 am, offer 20 language lessons (15 hours) weekly. Led by enthusiastic, young instructors, our curriculum emphasizes practical language usage and effective communication. Our innovative teaching methods, including role play, theater, games, and audiovisual tools, focus on enhancing communication skills and modern language usage.


In addition to French language classes, delve into the world of dance! Our street dance sessions, influenced by hip-hop, breakdance, and pop-it styles, introduce participants to expressive body movements. Regardless of prior experience, our program is tailored for beginners and experienced dancers alike, fostering body awareness, emotional expression through gestures, and improved musical sensitivity. Kids will enjoy 2 hours of dance lessons on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, culminating in a choreographed performance during our Friday evening program on campus. Please note, dance lessons will be conducted in English.


This combined package also includes full-board accommodation, engaging activities, excursions, and 24-hour supervision. Dive into the enriching world of language and dance with us!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1650 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2750 CHF Book now

The Schwarzsee campus was completely renovated in 2016 and offers modern furnished rooms, a large living room, and spacious classrooms.

Just next to the beautiful wooden architecture, a large sports complex invites you to let off some steam. In addition to an indoor gym, there are several beach volleyball, football, basketball courts, a climbing wall and a lawn for a variety of games and activities. You can also play table tennis, table football or billiards.

The pretty village of Schwarzsee is only a 10 minute walk from the campus. The lake is only 300m from the accommodation, so a jump in the cool, fresh water is not to be missed!

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
4-bed room Shared 4 bedroom with shared toilet & shower rooms No Fee
Double room Double room for more comfort and privacy, with shared bathroom 200 CHF / per week

Week 1 

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Full day excursion to Cailler Chocolate Factory and a visit to the medieval town of Gruyères
Lunch
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops
Intensive course
Hike with amazing views over the Alps 
or lake activities
Workshops
Intensive course
Stand up paddle
or sledging
or Laser Tag
Free activities Depart after the excursion or return to camp
Dinner
Evening Welcome meeting and oral test Ping/pong tournament
Basketball tournament
Football tournament
Volleyball tournament
Casino night Campfire
Guitar songs
Collective activities
 
Free evening, relax
or watch a movie
Disco/Karaoke until 11 pm Relaxed evening with a movie

 

Week 2 

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Language lessons Adventure Park Gantrisch
Lunch
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops
Intensive course
Excursion:
Kaiseregg - walk to a 2000 meter mountain or Laser Tag
Workshops
Intensive course
Laser Tag
Visit Fribourg with City Golf
Free activities Depart after the excursion or return to camp
Dinner
Evening Welcome meeting and oral test Olympic games Capture the flag

Sardines
Collective activities

Free evening, relax
or watch a movie
Disco until 11 pm Relaxed evening with a movie

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 in average. We never, under any circumstance, go above that number.

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 Schwarzsee, which might be:
Schwarzsee lake with the great lakeside where our students can either relax or take on some more physically demanding activities like stand-up pedalos, mountain trottinette or toboggan run!
Hiking! After reaching a nearby mountain top by nearby gondola, we are undertaking a quite mild hiking path which is taking a good portion of the afternoon and their stamina.
Laser tag and bowling in Fribourg - the self-explanatory title, and usually the most popular within our student populous.

Full-day excursions

On Saturdays, straight after the student's brunch, we are taking our students to one of the following locations:
Cailler chocolate factory, which is by far the most popular excursion in our Schwarzsee program, the students usually can't wait until they reach the finish line of the tour where there's an all-you-can-eat section. And they do eat everything!
Gruyere is a city widely known for its cheese. A small but quite architecturally beautiful city offers a plethora of beautiful sights and views.
Fribourg is a medieval city above the Sarine river. The sightseeing locations include the Fribourg cathedral, nearby parks, shopping malls, the famous museum of arts & history, etc.
Adventure park Gantrisch, a beautiful and quite physically engaging complex, we guarantee that our students will remember this one!

WORKSHOPS
In our Schwarzsee Summer camp you will always learn something new.  

On two afternoons per week you can join one of the following workshops:

  • Media (Film & Photography)
  • Volleyball / Football (Soccer)
  • Cooking
  • Graffiti


EXCURSIONS
Sometimes it‘s good to get away from the camp and explore. On two weekday afternoons and every Saturday, fRilingue goes out and about on an excursion to a nearby beach, town or attraction. 
Destinations & activities include:

  • Fribourg, Estavayer, Murten, Gruyères
  • summer toboggan
  • Brecca Valley
  • Giant scooter
  • Varied hikes


EVENING PROGRAMME
After an action-packed day of classes, workshops and excursions, the fun doesn‘t stop as we carry on into our evening programme. 
Activities include: 

  • Disco
  • Open-air concert
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Night out
  • Campfire on the Lakeside
  • Boccia Tournament
  • Casino night
  • Karaoke

LANDRY SERVICE (only possible for bookings of 3 weeks or more! ): 40 CHF
In special cases, we allow laundry service for stays of only 1 or 2 weeks. Please contact us via email or phone!

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

CHECK-IN ASSISTANCE40 CHF
We accompany you to the check-in desk, providing guidance and assistance. Please note, that our service ends at the desk, ensuring a smooth handoff before processing. This service is only available if you book a departure transfer.

EXTRA WEEK
For all participants who spontaneously decide during the camp to extend their stay for one week: from 1100 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 10 am and 6 pm
  • Departure between 11am and 6pm
  • First group leaves at 2.30pm
  • Second group leaves at 6 pm

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 wayfriLingue offers an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR SERVICE at the cost of 100 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): 60 CHF from or to Zurich, 40 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, 25 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).

ARRIVAL/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.

Camp Location



street view



5 reasons to choose friLingue

Language Camps

17 Years

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 2022: 5.

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