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

Global Village Victoria school is a well-established school with an excellent reputation for its teaching and programmes. Like Canadians in general, it’s a friendly and positive school. The school attracts student from all over the world aged from 16 to more than 60. The quality of life and the quality of teaching are extremely high. The school offers course flexibility. Students can move between different programmes such as General English, English for Business and Power Speaking. Thousands of students have passed their IELTS and Cambridge (FCE and CAE) exams at the school. Global Village Victoria is both an IELTS and Cambridge exam test centre.

Location

Victoria in on Vancouver Island and is the capital of the province of British Columbia. The Global Village school is in the centre of Victoria, a short walk from the harbour, outdoor cafes, pubs, boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls. Vancouver and Seattle are about two hours from the city.

Accommodation

  • Homestay: Friendly families managed by the school. Most homestays are about 20-40 mins by public bus from the school
  • Other accommodation: Hotels and furnished guest suites are available as well as seasonal dormitories.

Programmes

  • General English: Full-Time: 30 lessons per week (25 hours per week); Intensive: 25 lessons (21 hours); Part-Time: 20 lessons (16 hours). Courses focus on communicative skills and interactive learning
  • IELTS exam preparation (IELTS Test Centre)
  • Cambridge English exam preparation: FCE and CAE (Cambridge Test Centre)
  • English for Business
  • Power Speaking Program
  • 50+ Programme: afternoon and weekend activities geared to older students
  • English for Academic Purposes: GV pathways to colleges and universities in Canada and the US
  • Teen Activity Program: Summer and Winter classes and activities for ages 12-17
  • English Plus: Add to your West Coast experience with farmstay, volunteer, yoga, wine & cheese tours and more….

Statistics

  • Max class size: 16 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Minimum Age: 16+ for adult programs
  • Lessons are 50 minutes
  • 40 classrooms: all with wifi
  • Student lounges, kitchen area; computer lab
  • Dedicated teaching staff exceeds required standards with advanced degrees and additional qualifications.
  • Language labs and free Wi-Fi
  • Diverse student population; over 20 different countries represented each session
  • Fully accredited by provincial, national and international regulatory bodies.

Activities

Activities scheduled every weekday afternoon/evening and on most weekends

  • Sports: curling, ice skating, rock climbing, abseiling, soccer, ice hockey, volleyball and much more
  • Theatre, symphony concerts, popular Victoria site such as Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park, Fort Rodd Hill
  • Weekend trips to the Rocky Mountains, Seattle in the USA, Gulf Island and Vancouver Island tours

The Language House likes

Victoria a beautiful city – not too big and very friendly - surrounded by the ocean and mountains. There are not too many foreign students. Great school and a fabulous quality of life if you like the great outdoors.

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