Renamed in 2014, ALPADIA benefits from the heritage of ESL Language Schools’ two decades of experience in language education. ALPADIA offers all year round schools for adults and summer camp junior programs in Switzerland, France, Germany and England.
Each year, our schools welcome more than 6,000 students from all over the world.

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Welcome to our centre ESL Leysin-Juniors (8-14 years)

Providing ideal conditions for a language course for young learners, our ESL “le Central-Résidence” course centre is located a stone’s throw away from Leysin’s main train station. It offers comfortable facilities that are perfectly suited to successful holidays in the Alps, including welcoming restaurants, a beautiful, sunny terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room as well as relaxation and games areas. The bedrooms, decorated in a typically Alpine, wooded and warm style, can accommodate 4 students and are equipped with a private bathroom, television and telephone. The French classes take place in renovated classrooms offering a complete range of equipment and a very pleasant setting for dynamic and motivating learning.

The fresh and invigorating mountain air instils a desire to be active and our extensive range of sports and activities offers the chance to do just that! Leysin's abundant offer in this domain, along with the proximity to Montreux and Lake Geneva, allows our young students to enjoy an incomparable range of entertainment possibilities of all kinds, thus guaranteeing a maximum dose of fun for each participant. It's no coincidence that Leysin is one of our most popular destinations with younger learners.

Summer French courses in Leysin

Effective supervision

Our experience of language study stays for juniors naturally leads us to pay very particular care to the supervision of the participants.

Present and available from the first to the last day, our team of specially trained ESL monitors gives the required assistance and watches over everything. Adapted to the age of the participants and to the type of accommodation booked, this attentive and effective supervision manages to remain discrete. It allows for everyone to enjoy their stay in complete freedom and security.

Pocket money service, the pluses of ESL

A “pocket money” service is provided in all of the residential course venues. Functioning on the principle of a bank, this service allows students to withdraw or deposit money every day if they so wish.

How to get to the course centre

By plane
You can book an airport transfer organised by ESL. An ESL collaborator welcomes you at your arrival and drives you as far as the course venue.

By car
Parents wishing to accompany their child as far as the course venue are welcome.

ESL bus transfer service
ESL organises bus transfers from various cities in German-speaking Switzerland. This service gives the participants the opportunity to get to know each other already before their arrival.

Quality labels

Italian courses
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