English Classes at ISBerne
Wednesday Afternoon English
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. Two levels of instruction are offered;
English 1 (For ages 5-7 years)
An engaging class for younger students that includes phonics, rhymes, songs, games, show-and-tell, simple writing exercises, stories, easy readers, Oxford Reading Tree up to stage 6
English 2 (For ages 8- 12 years)
Building upon English 1, this programme for older children includes different types of text (factual and narrative), writing exercises, lateral thinking puzzles, phonics, library books, Oxford Reading Tree up to stage 15.
Wednesdays from 14.45-16.15 or 16.30-18.00.
Both classes grant access to our extensive library facilities for home reading.
The course fee is CHF 500 for 18 classes.
After a trial class, students commit to the remainder of the semester.
Monday Evening Intensive English
The Intensive English Class is held on Mondays from 18:00 – 19:30. This class is for students in Middle School, ages 12/13 – 16, who are studying English as a second language as part of the local school curriculum. The course focuses on preparation for the Cambridge first certificate exam. We offer:
- Engaging language classes based on current high-interest themes;
- 18 sessions of an hour and a half;
- Extensive library facilities for reading at home;
The course fee is CHF 850, plus a materials cost of CHF 120 (billed separately).
English Immersion Week
Students who are enrolled in After-School Intensive English class, may qualify to participate in an English Immersion Week at ISBerne. Students who attain a B1 level of English and display readiness and interest may be recommended by the teacher to participate. For a week, students will attend our school as an ISBerne student, participating in classes with their English-speaking peers, with special sessions for extra English instruction. Immersion weeks are available during the Autumn and Ski breaks for local schools in Bern and cost CHF500 per week.
- An opportunity to immerse in the language without travelling abroad;
- Engaging classes with an inquiry-based approach to learning;
- The opportunity to explore and share in a multicultural environment;
- The opportunity to make new English-speaking friends;
- Lunch is included everyday at our on-site cafeteria;