What our clients say

Our clients come from all walks of life; young and old, students and professionals, from ski instructors to CEOs….

They are happy to talk about their experience at The Language House.

  • I never imagined when we started that I would become fluent in English and that I could manage meetings and video conferences in English and follow English language films. It’s fantastic. Many thanks.
  • The Language House adapts the content of the courses to our needs on a weekly basis. One week we work on presentations, another week we work on language for meetings. We can use the English from these lessons immediately in our daily work with our clients.
  • I really appreciated the English courses with The Language House and especially Garry, our teacher who was friendly, serious while also having a sense of humour. I am sure that my English is much better today thanks to lessons with The Language House.
  • The lessons are very full of life, very interesting, and adapted to our need - a group of journalists.
  • Yes, I highly recommend The Language House as an ideal solution for companies that need to improve their English communication skills.
  • I am now much more confident and relaxed in English. No more stress. It is possible to have efficiency, pleasure and fun learning business English with The Language House.
  • I just wanted to let you know that I am starting today at P&G!! My two interviews in English went really well. Thank you so much for your great advice, these interviews were exactly on the same line as yours.
  • My English lessons with The Language House were interesting, fun and lively. I feel much more comfortable speaking English. If I have to socialise in English or moderate a forum in English, I don’t have the panic and stress I had before. I actually look forward to using my English.

Why Choose The Language House

English for you
English for you
We are English language training specialists based in Geneva. We offer English courses in Geneva and around the world. The Language House is your one-stop shop for English.
Australia specialists
Australia specialists
Our director is Australian. We have a fabulous choice of destinations in the land of the kangaroo. Why not combine English and surfing in beautiful Byron Bay? It doesn’t get much better.
Happy clients
Happy clients
Don’t listen to us. Read what our clients say about their experience with The Language House.
Visas and travel
Visas and travel
Many countries are tightening their study and tourist visa conditions. It’s getting more and more complicated. We’ll help you get the right visa. No stress.
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge exams are popular, especially in Switzerland. They are excellent exams to develop your communications skills and they add muscle to your CV.
Friendly Canada
Friendly Canada
Canada is big; a land of forests, mountains, rivers and lakes and, of course, warm and friendly Canadians. It is also the cheapest destination for a long-term English course.
Demi-pair Australia
Demi-pair Australia
Reduce the cost of your trip to Australia. Study English and live and work with a family as a demi-pair…Six months of demi-pair work can save you up to CHF 5,000.
Be comfortable
Be comfortable
We have a range of living options for you. One that is best suited to your needs and your budget. If you are comfortable and relaxed, the English comes easily.

English+ WORK

Study and work at the same time
You won’t get rich, but you will earn a little bit of extra pocket money. But more importantly, a job in a café, restaurant, picking fruit on a farm or working as a demi-pair are all fabulous ways to exercise your English, make new friends and discover your city or country. Prepare a CV in English before you go…
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Some of our clients

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Professional English courses in Geneva and London
Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Professional English courses in Geneva and the UK
CBRE

CBRE

Private lessons in Geneva for sales director and finance analyst
Payot Libraire

Payot Libraire

English for bookstore staff in Geneva (22 participants)
Bilan

Bilan

Professional English for journalists and marketing team in Geneva
csm-sa

csm-sa

Professional English in Geneva for CEO and Director of Marketing
deRham SA

deRham SA

Professional English in Lausanne for CEO and three department heads
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

General and professional English in Malta

Close to the famous Bondi Beach, surf and the city centre, SELC (pronounced SELK) is a medium-large school of between 200 and 300 students in Bondi Junction. It is a short bus or train ride to the city centre. Bondi Beach is Sydney’s most famous beach. This is Sydney beach culture 24/7. For the more adventurous you can surf the Bondi waves or simply relax in the dozens of trendy bars and cafes around the beach. (Our favourite cafes for a delicious breakfast are Speedos Cafe and Lox Stock & Barrel ).

SELC is one of our favourite schools. We’ve been working together for 15 years. The Language House is part of the SELC family. Hundreds of our students have studied at SELC. Some of them have fallen seriously in love with Sydney and gone back to study and work. SELC has great teachers and excellent student services and student care led by the indomitable Emma. The schools offer a wide range of programmes—not just English, but also barista training, English for Customer Service and regular job-finding workshops. SELC has been around for more than 30 years. They know how to teach English and look after students from all over the world.

Location

SELC is in Bondi Junction in Sydney’s east. It is close to both the beach and city centre. Bondi Junction is a busy commercial centre with massive shopping centres, international food centres, cinema complexes, fitness centres and trendy cafes and restaurants. If you get up early enough you can have a swim or a surf before your first lesson.

Accommodation

  • Homestay: Average travel time 20-30 minutes.
  • Student residences: Three student residences from 10 to 20 minutes travel time from the school.

Programmes

  • General English
  • Cambridge exam preparation FCE, CAE, CPE
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • English for University
  • English for Customer Service

Statistics

  • General English: 20 hours per week plus 1.5 hour optional conversation class and 5 hours of self-study
  • Max class size: 15 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • School size: medium-large 200 - 300 students
  • 22 classrooms
  • Computers and Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Student-operated cafe
  • Library
  • Study centre and computer lounge
  • Information and travel desk

Activities

  • The SELC Kookaburra Club organises social activities such as a Monthly welcome party for new students
  • Weekly sports activities: football & beach volleyball
  • Sightseeing trips in Sydney
  • Weekend trips to surfing beaches & Blue Mountains
  • Regular movies and trivia nights
  • Evening harbour cruise parties
  • Special cultural and sporting events
  • BBQs on the beach
  • Fitness boot camp
  • Bowling, tennis, golf and football games

Work-Study

The school has job-finding workshops and actively helps students to find work.

The Language House likes

  • The SELC harbour cruise parties are legendary (see photos below).
  • SELC also runs a Sport and Fitness Career College

Other Courses

Private Training

Private lessons 1:1 - the fast track method to becoming a confident and fluent English communication.

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IELTS, TOEFL & TOEIC

We offer IELTS exam preparation courses in Geneva and the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia andNew Zealand

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Gap-Year Courses

Best experience of your life. Study English, work and travel. We’ll help you design your dream year.

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English for Lunch

A course in Geneva for busy professionals who need their English fresh, fluent and well-exercised.

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