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International Language SchoolZurich, Switzerland

Hagenholzstrasse 81a - 8050 Zurich - see on map
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Location: International Language School Zurich is located in the historic and globally renowned city of Zurich, Switzerland. The school is housed on the outskirts of Zurich city centre in the nearby Oerlikon. Surrounding ILS Zurich are many amenities, shops, restaurants, eateries and sites of interest, such as Leutschenpark, the Theater 11 Performing Arts Centre, the Zurich Exhibition Centre, Hallenstadion Zurich and more.

Course selection: International Language School Zurich offers a wide range of courses in many languages, including German, English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Arabic and more.

In addition to General German courses taught over various schedules and intensities, the school also provides Telc and Goethe Exam Preparation programmes, Conversation classes and private tuition. Private, two-to-one, and three-to-one tuition are also available to junior students throughout the year, as are Junior day camps during various public school holidays. English courses include Cambridge Exam Preparation programmes, private tuition, and junior camps during holiday periods. Various French programmes are also available throughout the year, in addition to DELF/DALF Exam Preparation courses.

Getting around: The Zurich Oerlikon train and tram stations are within a 20-minute journey of the school on foot, ensuring that Zurich city centre and all of its attractions are only a 15-20-minute train journey away.

German Courses

General Language

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International Language School

Accreditations and Quality seals
German teacher qualifications
80% hold a university degree
20% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at International Language School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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Legal name / parent company
ILS-Zürich GmbH | Tax registration ID: CHE-142.557.697

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:


    Number of public PC workstations:


    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 50
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 60
Junior courses - In summer: 15
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 32
Adult courses Throughout the year: 55
Junior courses In summer: 13
Junior courses Throughout the year: 22
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by International Language School

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 CHF
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 CHF per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 CHF. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 02 Jan 2024, 19 Mar 2024, 02 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 21 May 2024, 01 Aug 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per German language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 100 5
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 200 10
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 225 11.25
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 250 12.5
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 275 13.75
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application

Leisure activities

activity possible
Football (soccer)

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Entrance fees for activities.

Adults - Paid activities

Brunch, Activities at school: Cinema Day, Game Day, Events at school

Junior - Free activities

Rosengarten, Botanischer Garten.

Junior - Paid activities

Kids and Teens Courses: Playing golf, eating ice cream, going swimming, visiting the zoo, visiting museums..


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FAQ about International Language School, Zurich

  • German courses at International Language School start at 77 CHF for Evening Intensive German x2 course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International Language School varies from 1 students (Kids & Teens - Private Tuition (3-to-1)) to 8 students (Super-Intensive German Course)
  • 80% of teachers at International Language School hold a university degree. 20% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at International Language School comes from Turkey with a 40% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (38%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International Language School offers courses from 9 years (Kids & Teens - Private Tuition (2-to-1), 10 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.

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