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Join one of our Altitude French Language Camps to develop your French language skills, make new friends from all over the world and experience the most professional, educational, and fun filled language coaching available, delivered by native and qualified teachers.

Morning Language Lessons

Our French Language Camp is designed for all abilities, from those with no previous experience in the language, through to those wanting to refine their French skills and improve pronunciation and vocabulary. Focus is on students learning to use the language in a conversational way from day one, and activities are purposely designed to feel less like a typical classroom environment, encouraging fun and practical learning.

Each day, from Monday to Friday, children will meet with their language teacher after breakfast, who after assessing their level on day one, will deliver a structured learning program for their time at the camp. The language program will include a mixture of classroom and outdoor based learning including vocab, conversation and grammar.

Our class sizes are small, with up to a maximum of 8 students per teacher, allowing every child to receive one-on-one attention from our fully qualified and professional teachers who all have a wealth of experience coaching children from all around the world.

 

An Action-Packed Afternoon and Evening Programme

The language programme runs from 9am-12pm, and after a healthy lunch campers will also enjoy a balanced afternoon program running until 4pm of sports, team building games, and local excursions together with campers on the mountain adventure camp programme. All residential campers participate in an exciting evening programme each evening, and enjoy an additional excursion day each week on Saturdays.

The international environment of the camp helps children to form new international friendships whilst learning to work alongside other campers.

Paul Keppel Photogrpahy 217 day 4

Camp Details

    • 7 to 14 year olds
    • 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 week sessions (Sunday to Saturday)
    • 4* Full board Accommodation in Verbier
    • Qualified, native and experienced teachers
    • Small class sizes of up to 8 children per teacher

Camp Goals

      • Learn a new language or improve language skills
      • Improve the ability to use your chosen language in practical situations
      • Enjoy a fun and memorable summer camp whilst experiencing the Alps
      • Form new friendships with children from around the world
      • Develop communication and teamwork skills
      • Build self-confidence and develop personal growth

Our beginner French Language programme is designed for campers who are brand new or have very little previous experience with French, and introduces basic vocabulary and grammar, with emphasis on using the language in a practical way in conversation, listening reading and writing from day one.

 

Goals of the Beginner French Language Camp

  • A love for the French language and an ability to have fun with the language
  • Improved concentration skills
  • A sense of understanding through context, gesture and activities
  • A confidence in asking and answering questions in class
  • Accepting and understanding that making a mistake in the target language can actually be a sign of previous learning
  • Forget about any fears e.g. meeting new people; trying a new game; homesickness
  • Respect for other learners

 

Example Programme Week One

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8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Languages:
Bonjour!Introductions and the alphabet
Languages:
Bonjour! Comment ça va?
Languages:
Comment tu t’appelles?
Languages:
Qu’est-ce que c’est?
Languages:
Tu as un animal?
Olympic Museum
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Arrivals Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses Cheese & Chocolate Factory
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Games Bench Ball Art Workshop Camping Drama Workshop Camp Fire Movie Night

 

Example Programme Week Two

circular210 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Hike at the Dam Languages:
Ma Famille
Languages:
Quelle est sa Profession?
Languages:
Quelle est sa Profession? Les Vacance
Languages:
Mes Passe-temps
Languages:
What we have learned so far?
Departures
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Volleyball Ice Skating Trotinette Excursion – Chateau Chillon Mont Fort Walk Football
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Bingo Mini Olympics Quiz Night Talent Night Bowling Prize Giving

Our intermediate language programme is designed for campers who have some experience in French, whether that be from home or school, and works on developing and refining their knowledge of the language, pronunciation and ability to use the language on an every day basis. We recognise that intermediate learners can be at many different stages, which is why all students are assessed and the programme adapted for their needs from day one.

 

Goals of the Intermediate French Language Camp

  • A love for French, and improved concentration skills when studying the language
  • Improve confidence in asking and answering questions in class
  • Avoiding speaking in his/ her native language as best he/ she can
  • To listen and interact with fluent, native speakers
  • Development of body language in role play situations e.g. eye contact; gestures
  • To appreciate the fun side to learning a language
  • Respect for other learners

 

Example Programme Week One

circular210 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Languages:
A la maison
Languages:
Quelle heure est-il?
Languages:
Je vais au cinema
Languages:
Il fait beau
Languages:
A la mode
Olympic Museum
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Arrivals Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses Cheese & Chocolate Factory
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Games Bench Ball Art Workshop Camping Drama Workshop Camp Fire Movie Night

 

Example Programme Week Two

circular210 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Hike at the Dam Languages:
J’ai faim et soif
Languages:
A L’Hotel
Languages:
Je cherche un correspondant
Languages:
Bonne sante
Languages:
Film/ DVD ‘Les Choristes’ and worksheet
Departures
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Volleyball Ice Skating Trotinette Excursion – Chateau Chillon Mont Fort Walk Football
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Bingo Mini Olympics Quiz Night Talent Night Bowling Prize Giving

Our Advanced programme is for those who are progressing towards fluency in the French Language, but are looking to improve their in their ability to both write, listen and engage in conversation with fluent speakers at a higher level of competency.

Goals of the Advanced French Language Camp

  • A love for the French language
  • Have a positive impact on personal and collective self-esteem and a sense of cultural and personal belonging
  • Avoiding speaking in his/ her native language
  • An ability to listen and interact with fluent native speakers
  • Giving feedback both positive and negative
  • Use French in different situations and increase the type of situations where it can be used
  • Understand through context, gesture and activities

 

Example Programme Week One

circular210 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Languages:
Les Copains et Les Reseaux Sociaux
Languages:
Le Sport et Les Loisirs
Languages:
La Sante
Languages:
La Technologie
Languages:
Les Vacances et Les Voyages
Olympic Museum
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Arrivals Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses Cheese & Chocolate Factory
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Games Bench Ball Art Workshop Camping Drama Workshop Camp Fire Movie Night

 

Example Programme Week Two

circular210 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Hike at the Dam Languages:
La Societe
Languages:
Giving your opinion on a topic
Languages:
Formal and informal letter and email writing
Languages:
Telephone conversations
Languages:
Film/ DVD ‘Les Intouchables’ and worksheet
Departures
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Volleyball Ice Skating Trotinette Excursion – Chateau Chillon Mont Fort Walk Football
16:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 Bingo Mini Olympics Quiz Night Talent Night Bowling Prize Giving

Our Chalets

Altitude Residential Summer Language and Mountain Adventure Camps include full board accommodation in Verbier, Switzerland. Campers stay in traditional Swiss-style private chalets, conveniently located within easy walking distance of the town centre of Verbier, as well as the mountain lifts and sports facilities.

Altitude staff co-ordinate activities between 9am and 9pm each day, and staff stay in the chalet each night with the campers providing 24 hour supervision.

Paul Keppel Photography 77 Altitude summer camps day 6

Bedrooms are split boy/girl and we sleep no more than four campers to a room, each with its own private bathroom, to provide children enough personal space as well as friends to share bunk time and stories with. Internet, indoor games and table tennis are included in all chalets to allow children to relax during the free time and also to communicate with their parents whilst being away.

 

Camp Mealtimes

We understand the importance of providing quality accommodation and healthy, nutritious food. For this reason, we only employ experienced staff, and our chefs use fresh produce, with all meals freshly prepared on the day. We are also happy to cater for all dietary requirements.

Paul Keppel Photography 20 Altitude summer camps day 5

RESIDENTIAL CAMPS (7-14 years) PRICES
2-Week Options (our most popular duration)
1st July – 14th July 2018 CHF 4800
15th July – 28th July 2018 CHF 4800
29th July – 11th August 2018 CHF 4800
3-Week Options
1st July – 21st July 2018 CHF 6900
8th July – 28th July 2018 CHF 6900
15th July – 4th August 2018 CHF 6900
22nd July – 11th August 2018 CHF 6900
4-Week Options
1st July – 28th July 2018 CHF 9000
15th July – 11th August 2018 CHF 9000
1-Week Options
1st July – 7th July 2018 CHF 2600
15th July – 21st July 2018 CHF 2600
29th July – 4th August 2018 CHF 2600

Included in the cost

  • Activities
  • Language coaching (Language Camp)
  • Nutritious food
  • T shirts
  • Staff ratio 1:8
  • 24/7 Supervision
  • Laundry
  • Excursions

Additional Options

  • Return transfer from Geneva airport
  • Private horse riding lessons
  • Private tennis lessons
  • Private language lessons
  • Paragliding

Check out the video of our Summer Language Camps below:

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bonjour

 

bonjour

 

comment tu t'appelles

 

quest-ce que cest

 

tu as un animal

 

ma famille

 

quelle est sa profession

 

quelle est sa profession

 

mes passe-temps

 

what we have learned so far

 

 

a la maison

 

quelle heure est-il

 

je vais

 

il fait beau 

 

a la mode

 

jai faim

 

a l'hotel

 

je cherche

 

bonne sante

 

film DVD

les copains

 

le sport

 

la sante

 

la technologie

 

les vacances

 

la societe

 

giving your opinion on a topic

Giving your opinion on a topic

 

 

formal and informal letter

Formal and informal letter writing

 

telephone

Telephone conversation

 

film

Film/ DVD ‘Les Intouchables’ and worksheet