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International Language School, Bern, Switzerland

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Rating: 5.0/5.0

Thunstrasse 8 - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Located in the center of the city just a few minutes from the train station.
  • Bern is one of the top destinations our students liked most

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in CHF 280 266 560 532 840 798 1080 1026 1350 1283 1600 1520 1865 1772 2130 2024 2660 2527 3190 3031 265 252
Price in US$ 290 579 868 1116 1395 1654 1927 2201 2749 3296 274
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This course is the best option for people who want to learn a language as quickly as possible. In the school's intensive language courses, a student will quickly learn the basic structures and vocabulary of the chosen language through everyday conversation and listening exercises, role-playing, grammar and many other activities.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 12:30  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in CHF 135 129 270 257 405 385 540 513 675 642 800 760 935 889 1070 1017 1340 1273 1610 1530 135 129
Price in US$ 140 279 419 558 698 827 966 1106 1385 1664 140
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CHF 170 162 340 323 510 485 660 627 810 770 950 903 1090 1036 1230 1169 1370 1302 1510 1435 1790 1701
Price in US$ 176 352 527 682 837 982 1127 1271 1416 1561 1850
This course is the best option for people who want to learn a language as quickly as possible. In the school's intensive language courses, a student will quickly learn the basic structures and vocabulary of the chosen language through everyday conversation and listening exercises, role-playing, grammar and many other activities.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in CHF 590 561 1140 1083 1650 1568 2120 2014 2550 2423 2940 2793 3430 3259 3920 3724 4900 4655 5880 5586 490 466
Price in US$ 610 1178 1705 2191 2635 3038 3544 4050 5063 6075 507
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in CHF 650 618 1260 1197 1830 1739 2360 2242 2850 2708 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 5500 5225 6600 6270 550 523
Price in US$ 672 1302 1891 2439 2945 3410 3978 4546 5683 6819 569
In this course, the student benefits to a particular extent from the lesson time and determines the priorities in the course.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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International Language School (ILS)

    • International Language School is found in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. Students can take a leisurely stroll across the Kirchenfeldbrücke bridge and find themselves in the inner circle of the city in under 10 minutes. The centre of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it has hardly been altered since its ...
    • original construction and here one can experience its wide walkways, its beautiful fountain and the great cathedral of Bern. Visitors can also visit the Zytglogge, the city’s clock tower, and the Einsteinhaus, where the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein lived with displays of his writings and pictures. There is a tram system running through the city and the tram stop Helvetiaplatz is just 2 minutes from International Language School, which is a well connected station with three lines available for students to navigate the wonders of the city. Around the school building itself there is plenty to see including The Bern History Museum / Einstein Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Alpine Museum of Switzerland. The neighbourhood is abundant with restaurants, bars and shops and the school is on the main street making it easy to find all the essentials that you may need for your stay in the city.

      Switzerland is a multilingual country and this is reflected in the classes available at International Language School. The school offers an Intensive language course for 10 lessons per week which is available in German, French and English. This is a group course with a maximum of 6 students per class for good student teacher ratios and effective group activities. An Intensive course of 20 lessons per week in German allows students to learn the language at a faster pace with a combination of grammar and vocabulary exercises intertwined with practical group work to teach students how to insert the language into everyday life and keep the learning interesting. There is also a private lesson package of 10 lessons per week for those wanting to structure their class around their timetable and focus on their own personal development. International Language School understands that to learn a language it is important to experience the culture and they offer students daily afternoon and evening excursions to Zurich, Luzern, Geneva, Interlaken, Basel and trips into the surrounding mountains. Whilst there are various city trips to visit the local museums and attractions, the school also puts on sporting activities, games evenings, a group dinner and bowling to embellish the different interests that students may have. The school building has a communal lounge and computer room for those wanting to remain in the building after class to study the language in their own time in a learning environment.
      • The language school International Language School was founded in Bern, Switzerland in 2016.
      • Legal name / parent company: ekay GmbH
      • Tax registration ID: CHE-228.433.401
      • Abbreviated name of school: ILS Bern
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
      • Average number of levels
        • Adult courses In summer: 12
        • Adult courses Throughout the year: 12

German teacher qualifications

  • 80%% hold a university degree
  • 40%% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Average age of students

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    14

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
Additional school information

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 10 Apr. 2021, 13 Apr. 2021, 13 May 2021, 21 May 2021, 24 May 2021, 01 Jun. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021 - 26 Dec. 2021.
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Ballet
Cooking
Dancing
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Ice Hockey
Mountainbiking
Music
Skiing
Swimming
Tennis
Yoga

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    FAQ about International Language School, Bern

  • We don`t support student visas. This means that we can only accept students for up to 12 weeks. More and more students have been declined in the last months, so we have decided not to accept students with visas anymore.
    Ebubekir Kaya, Managing Director from International Language School
  • Yes, the school is accredited by the Swiss Government.
    Ebubekir Kaya, Geschäftsführer from International Language School
  • 80%% of teachers at International Language School hold a university degree. 40%% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International Language School offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 28 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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