Wednesday Afternoon English Classes

Our Wednesday afternoon English class is for children between the ages of  5 and 12 years old who are currently enrolled in the local Swiss school system and possess a reasonable command of spoken English.

We offer:

  • Communicative language classes based on stories and familiar, high interest themes
  • Supportive phonics and skills
  • The chance to explore and share in a multicultural environment
  • Extensive library facilities
  • Central location near Gümligen train station

Classes are offered at two levels of instruction, twice each Wednesday. Classes are held on the ISBerne campus in the Elementary School building.

E1 (For ages 5-7 years)

Phonics, rhymes, songs, games, show-and-tell, simple writing exercises, stories, easy readers, Oxford Reading Tree up to stage 6

Wednesdays from 13:30 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 17:00

E2 (For ages 7- 12 years)

Different types of text (factual and narrative), writing exercises, lateral thinking puzzles, phonics, library books, Oxford Reading Tree up to stage 15

Wednesdays from 13:30 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 17:00


CHF 500.00 per semester; 18 sessions per semester.
First semester starts on 24 August, 2016
Second semester starts on 1 February, 2017.

You commit your child to the whole semester after one try-out session. If you do not wish your child to continue in the next semester, two months withdrawal notice is required.


For questions, please contact Mrs Warren by email:
Or call the main office at 031 951 2358


You may pick up an enrolment form from the main office or download it here:

ISBerne English Class Enrolment Form

Please send or drop off the form to the main office at:

International School of Berne
Mattenstrasse 3
3073 Gümligen

Fax: 031 951 1710