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

The Byron Bay English language School (BBELS) is in the centre of Byron Bay. The Language House has worked with Michael O’Grady and his team for more than 10 years. We get together at least twice a year. We’ve watched the school grow from a boutique school to a medium-sized school with an excellent reputation. Hundreds of our students have studied at Byron Bay. Many have also worked as demi-pairs. The school has an excellent jobs programme. The school offers a wide range of courses including the Cambridge exams FCE, CAE and the CPE. After school, you can go swimming, surfing, body–boarding, kayaking, diving, horse–back–riding, whale–watching, play beach volleyball, relax with a bit of yoga, make a didgeridoo or just go for a long walk on a beautiful beach and then have a nice cold beer at the Beach Hotel and watch the sun go down. Most students ride bicycles to school. The school is a five-minute walk to the beach. Yes, it’s a good life in Byron Bay. A very good life.

Location

Byron Bay is one hour and 45 minutes by car (170km) south of Brisbane International Airport . It is the eastern most point of Australia. The school is in the centre of Byron Bay and a five-minute walk to the beach.

Accommodation

  • Homestay: single, twin and double rooms. Premium homestay with private bathroom.
  • Student Houses: single, twin, and deluxe with private bathrooms.
  • Hostels and backpackers.
  • Private rooms and apartments.

Programmes

  • General English: at least 4 levels
  • Cambridge Exams: FCE, CAE and CPE
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • English + Demi-pair Work
  • English + Surf
  • English + Diving
  • English + Yoga
  • English + Yoga Teacher Training
  • English + Music
  • Private Lessons Programmes

Work-Study

BBELS Job Club helps students to find jobs during or after their studies. Jobs are mostly in hospitality—resorts, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Farm work: Volunteer placements on WWOOFA (organic) farms. Student receive free accommodation and board in exchange for work on a farm.

Statistics

  • Max class size: 15 students (General English) 14 (Cambridge)
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • School capacity: 180 Students
  • Average Age: 23
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Full-time courses: 22.5 hours per week
  • Part-time: 15 hours
  • 14 air-conditioned classrooms
  • TVs + DVD players in classrooms
  • Library and self–access Study Centre
  • Student computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Café Oska —great coffee and delicious food!
  • The school is an official Cambridge exam test centre
  • Housing Department
  • Academic counselling
  • School activity officer
  • Travel desk and booking service
  • Bicycle hire service

Activities

Byron Bay is probably the best place in Australia to learn to surf. The school publishes its activity schedule every month with lots of free and paid activities. Here’s a few to dream about:

  • Surfing
  • Skydiving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Drum classes
  • Salsa
  • Whale watching
  • Beauty therapy
  • Card nights
  • Guitar classes
  • Horse–back–riding
  • Camping trips
  • Golf
  • Hang–gliding
  • Mountain–biking
  • Fabulous friday night barbecues

The Language House likes

Byron Bay is relaxed and friendly and there is always something to do. There’s no place quite like it. Great for watching–whales, dolphins and people. There’s live music somewhere in Byron Bay, every night of the year. Go on, grab a surfboard…

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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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