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-Teens (13-17 years)

ESL Leysin course centre “Le Central-Résidence”
Located close to Leysin’s train station, our ESL “Le Central-Résidence” course centre provides an ideal setting for a wonderful language study stay in the Alps. The participants will take advantage of its renovated classrooms, several restaurants, beautiful sunny terrace, indoor swimming pool, fitness room and relaxation/games areas. Offering a warm Alpine charm, the bedrooms are equipped with four beds and fitted with a TV, telephone and private bathroom.

The direct proximity to Leysin’s sports centres and to the resort's tourist facilities allow us to offer a very rich entertainment programme to our students, including football, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball, street hockey, badminton and swimming. Ideal to get your heart pumping after classes.

The towns and cities of the Lake Geneva region, like Montreux, Lausanne or Geneva, and of the Gruyère region also offer a wide range of excursions and discoveries of all kinds which will satisfy even the most demanding students.

Organised in summer, but also in autumn and spring, our holiday camps for teenagers in Leysin invite you to enjoy the pleasures of the mountain in all seasons: skiing, snowboarding, hiking.... discover one of the nicest resorts of the Swiss Alps.

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 centres

By plane
You can book an airport transfer organised by ESL. You are welcomed at your arrival and driven as far as the course venue.

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

By train
You can book a train station transfer organised by ESL. An ESL employee welcomes you at your arrival and drives you as far as the course venue.

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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