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 CISL San Francisco campus is in the financial centre of downtown San Francisco across the street from the Montgomery public transportation station. You will study on top two floors of a historic building in downtown. The school has a large roof terrace, with views of the city, where you can have lunch, do your homework, or just relax. Shopping and entertainment are only a couple of blocks away in the Union Square area.

On the weekends, students go hiking in scenic Yosemite National Park, skiing at Lake Tahoe, wine tasting in the famous Napa Valley, or driving along the spectacular coast. CISL staff is happy to help students arrange these excursions. Students can visit Golden Gate Park or a variety of museums, take a ride on a cable car, stroll along the piers, or attend one of the many musical and cultural festivals in the area.

Location

  • San Francisco lies on the Pacific Ocean in sunny California
  • The school is in the city centre close to transport and shops

Accommodation

  • Homestay: Most homestays are about 30–45 minutes using public transportation
  • Student residences: A 10–15 minute walk from the school, depending on the residence

Programmes

  • Standard English
  • Intensive English
  • Certified Cambridge Testing Centre offering exams 3 times per year
  • Cambridge English: First Certificate Preparation (FCE)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced Certificate Preparation (CAE)
  • Afternoon electives
  • English in Use
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Global Success English (4 students maximum per class)
  • Career English (8 weeks of ESL followed by 8 weeks placement at a local business)
  • Academic Year Program (16 weeks of ESL followed by one semester at an American College)
  • Pathway Program (provides student admission to accresdited, reputable American colleges or universities)
  • Private lessons

Statistics

  • Max class size: 8 students (4 for Global Success English)
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • School capacity: 56 Students
  • Average Age: 29
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • 45 years of teaching experience
  • Interactive Teaching Method
  • Levels from A1 basic to C1/C2 advanced
  • Balanced mix of nationalities
  • English Courses 28 lessons or 20 lessons (morning or afternoon)
  • Programs available with or without student visa
  • Lessons are 50 minutes
  • 8 classrooms
  • Student computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Student lounge
  • Roof top deck

Work-Study

Career English (8 weeks of ESL followed by 8 weeks placement at a local business). This is not an internship or job skills program; this is designed to improve English in a real-life setting.

The Language House likes

Only 10 students per class. That’s good for your English. San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. It’s a city that buzzes with ideas. It’s young at heart. There is a lot to discover.

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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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