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English in Geneva

We’ve been teaching English in Geneva for more than 15 years; mostly private 1:1 and small group courses.

Our goal is to increase your confidence and fluency in English as quickly as possible. We create a friendly, but serious environment where you can develop your English. Fun, but challenging. Your course will be tailored to meet your needs.

Our clients come from all walks of life: lawyers, bankers, psychologists, midwives, accountants, public servants, academics, company directors, students, restauranteurs, relationships managers, real estate directors, journalists, traders and IT staff.

Here are some of the types of courses we teach:

Professional English

Professional English

Use English with greater confidence in your workplace. The course may include presentations, negotiations, using the telephone, writing better emails, socialising in English. Speak with your clients with confidence. Improve your English and get that promotion.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
Private Lessons

Private Lessons

An English course based on your individual goals. This is the fast track method to increase your confidence and fluency. The trainer focuses 100% on you. We begin with a detailed needs analysis and then design a training programme especially for you.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2:1
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: Beginners to C2
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
English for Companies

English for Companies

Do you and your colleagues need to improve their communication skills? We offer courses tailored to the needs of your company. Do you need to work on making presentations, writing financial reports, using the telephone or dealing with customers? Courses can be in-company or in our offices.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 10–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
English Conversation

English Conversation

Activate your speaking. Empower your communication. Relax. Express yourself in English with a smile on your face. Discuss a wide variety of subjects with ease. We will help you correct and strengthen your English. Become a more powerful speaker.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 10–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
English for Lunch

English for Lunch

A private course 1:1 in a restaurant for 90 minutes once per week; ideal for professional people with a relatively good level who need to keep their English well-exercised. Clients receive email feedback after each lunch lessons. Read some comments from our English for Lunch clients here. A great option for busy professionals.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: lunchtimes 1.5 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 usually or maximum four participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 10–36 weeks
  • Level: B2 and above
  • Location: In a restaurant or in-company
Immersion Courses

Immersion Courses

Are you between jobs? Is your company officially now an ‘English-speaking’ Company? Do you need an intensive boost to your English? We can offer up to 12 hours of course per week, plus lots of homework. Your English will be up and running in no time. We also organise intensive full-time courses in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week with lots of homework
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 4–36 weeks
  • Level: beginner to high advanced
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)
Cambridge Exam Preparation

Cambridge exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE and CPE)

Now is the time to get that an official international exam paper on your CV. The Cambridge exams will help you improve all aspects of your English—reading, writing, listening and speaking. These exams are well recognized in Switzerland and around the world. There are exams for most English levels.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week with lots of homework
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: B1 intermediate to C2 high advanced
  • Exams: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE; and BEC Vantage and BEC Higher
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices
  • Exam Dates: Usually three times a year in Geneva and Lausanne
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
IELTS Exam Preparation

IELTS exam preparation (Academic and General)

If you want to study in an English-speaking university or the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne you will need an exam like the IELTS.

IELTS is the world’s leading exam for future university students who speak English as a second language. It’s also an excellent exam to improve your English.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week with lots of homework
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: B1 intermediate to C1
  • Exam: On-line exam
  • Location: In our Geneva offices
  • Exam Dates: Usually every week see www.ielts.org
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
English for Job Interviews

English for Job Interviews

A job interview in English? We will get you ready to talk about yourself and your experience with fluency and confidence. So, why are you the right person for the job?

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1
  • Course Length: 1–8 weeks
  • Level: A2 to C2
  • Location: In our Geneva offices
  • Also Available: Intensive full-time course in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Malta and Ireland
English for Writing

English for Writing

Emails, articles and reports: We run specialized writing courses for companies and individuals that allow them to communicate simply and much more effectively. That’s good for business. Courses are run by our director Garry Littman who writes regularly for the Bilan magazine website.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices
English for Hospitality

English for Hospitality

We have taught staff in hotels and restaurants. Develop your client service communications: warm, polite and friendly.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 10–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices
English for Journalists

English for Journalists

We have taught journalists and editorial staff from Bilan and Le Temps. Practise your interview technique in English. Discuss political and social trends in English. Write articles in English.

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 10–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)
English for Healthcare

English for Healthcare Professionals

Are you a doctor, chiropractor, desntist, nurse or midwive? Do you have more and more English-speaking patients? We can help you to communicate simply and clearly with your patients…so that both you and your patients feel more confident. Could you please roll over onto your left side?

  • Start Date: Any week
  • Lessons: From 1.5 hours per week to 12 hours per week
  • Group Size: Private 1:1 or 2, 3 or 4 participants (from the same company)
  • Course Length: 6–36 weeks
  • Level: A2 and above
  • Location: In company, in our Geneva offices or in a restaurant (English for Lunch)

Prices 2017/2018

  • most popular
  • Private lessons
  • 130 CHF
  • per hour
  • Fast track method to improving your English. Our most popular course.
  • In company or in our offices
  • Private lessons 1:1 with your own trainer. A course tailored to your needs.
  • Suitable for beginners to high advanced level speakers.
  • Classroom and/or business lunch lessons available. Find your English voice.
  • Express yourself with confidence and fluency. Develop your intercultural skills.
  • Access to a wide range of proven books and materials to boost your skills in conversation and listening, reading and writing, vocabulary extension, talking about your work, preparing for an exam, interview, presentation, a voyage, or for university.
  • Regular homework, revision and testing. Regular contact with a trainer dedicated to maximizing your English language progress.
  • best value
  • Semi private lessons
  • 70 CHF
  • per person per hour
  • A class of only two students. You and a friend or colleague from work.
  • In company or in our offices
  • A course tailored, as much as possible, to both of your needs.
  • Suitable for beginners to high advanced level speakers.
  • Classroom and/or business lunch lessons available.
  • Express yourself with confidence and fluency. Develop your intercultural skills.
  • Access to a wide range of proven books and materials to boost your skills in conversation and listening, reading and writing, vocabulary extension, talking about your work, preparing for an exam, interview, presentation, a voyage, or for university.
  • Regular homework, revision and testing. Regular contact with a trainer dedicated to maximizing your English language progress.
  • Small group 3
  • 50 CHF
  • per person per hour
  • Ideal for companies, groups of colleagues and friends, exam preparation and Professional English.
  • In company or in our offices.
  • A course tailored, as much as possible, to your needs.
  • Suitable for beginners to high advanced level speakers.
  • Express yourself with confidence and fluency. Develop your intercultural skills.
  • Access to a wide range of proven books and materials to boost your skills in conversation and listening, reading and writing, vocabulary extension, talking about your work, preparing for an exam, interview, presentation, a voyage, or for university.
  • Regular homework, revision and testing.
  • Small group 4
  • 40 CHF
  • per person per hour
  • Ideal for companies, groups of colleagues and friends, exam preparation and Professional English.
  • In company or in our offices.
  • Suitable for beginners to high advanced level speakers.
  • Express yourself with confidence and fluency. Develop your intercultural skills.
  • Access to a wide range of proven books and materials to boost your skills in conversation and listening, reading and writing, vocabulary extension, talking about your work, preparing for an exam, interview, presentation, a voyage, or for university.
  • Regular homework, revision and testing.

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Call us with your questions and request a meeting with our director, Garry Littman.
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