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Join one of our Altitude French Language Day 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 Programme

The language programme runs from 9am-12pm, and after a healthy lunch campers will also enjoy a balanced afternoon programme of sports, team building games, and local excursions together with campers on the mountain adventure camp programme. The day finishes at 4pm, when campers are collected from our camp chalets by parents or guardians.

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

  • 6 to 14 year olds
  • 9am – 4pm Monday- Friday
  • 4* facilities in Verbier
  • Lunch provided
  • 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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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?
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses
16:00 Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time

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

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9:00 Languages:
A la maison
Languages:
Quelle heure est-il?
Languages:
Je vais au cinema
Languages:
Il fait beau
Languages:
A la mode
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses
16:00 Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time

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

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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
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Tennis Golf Underground Lake Swimming Ropes Courses
16:00 Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time

Our Chalets

Altitude Summer Language and Mountain Adventure Camps are based 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. Language lessons take place within classrooms in the chalets, as well as including trips in and around the town of Verbier.

Altitude staff co-ordinate day camp activities between 9am and 4pm each day.

 

Camp Mealtimes

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

Paul Keppel Photography 77 Altitude summer camps day 6

DAY CAMPS (6-14 years)
Monday-Friday 9.00-16.00
DATES PRICES
Camp 1 3rd July – 7th July 2017 CHF 815
Camp 2 10th July – 14th july 2017 CHF 815
Camp 3 17th July – 21st July 2017 CHF 815
Camp 4 24th July – 28th July 2017 CHF 815
Camp 5 31st July – 4th August 2017 CHF 815
Camp 6 7th August – 11th August 2017 CHF 815
Camp 7 14th August – 18th August 2017 CHF 815
Camp 8 21st August – 25th August 2017 CHF 815
Two or more weeks (Day Camp) During operational dates CHF 775 / week
One-Week Marmot Camp (3-5 years)
Monday-Friday 9.00-13.00
During operational dates CHF 450

 

Included in the cost

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

Additional Options

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

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bonjour

 

comment tu t'appelles

 

quest-ce que cest

 

tu as un animal

 

a la maison

 

quelle heure est-il

 

je vais

 

il fait beau 

 

a la mode

 

les copains

 

le sport

 

la sante

 

la technologie

 

les vacances