10 Best language schools in Zurich (ranked based on student reviews)

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Overall attractiveness of Zurich
13 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Zurich

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Friendliness of locals

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Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Geographic setting

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Zurich

LSI - Language Studies International

Friendly people, interesting and funny lessons.

22 August 2012
Course: General 20 - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

High level and few students in the class.

23 October 2009
Course: General 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The information and service from the consultant and school are very good! When I had a question, they soon gave me all the information I was looking for. It was possible to switch to another level group. The teachers are very nice and they take time when you have a question. I was there for only one week but if I should have had more time I certainly would have taken more lessons. It was a very nice week!!!!!rnthanx!

23 May 2009
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews
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Interesting information about Zurich

Why Zurich? Zurich is Switzerland´s main commercial and cultural centre and is ...
according to surveys considered to be the city with the best quality of life in the world. The citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and this is evident in the many fashionable and enjoyable bars, cafés and restaurants that fill the Old Town. Many financial institutions have their headquarters in Zurich, mainly due to Swiss bank secrecy. In summer, the view of the city is beautiful, with the lake reflecting the mountains and clear blue sky. The winter snowfalls bring a magic of their own.
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Key Facts about Zurich

Population:   342,000
Time zone: -8h. (GMT +1)
Region: Zurich, Bezirk Zürich
Currency: CHF (1 CHF = 1335.5044 KRW)
Name of city in German: Zürich
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Switzerland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Switzerland on the official website - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA of Switzerland.
High season: July
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 375 CHF
Average course price per week (Low season): 439 CHF
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:137* (37% more expensive than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:144* (44% more expensive than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:107* (7% more expensive than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (Switzerland average): 6.18 CHF
    (92% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type J
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Zurich

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Events in ZurichBest time to take a language course in Zurich

Sechseläuten (Spring festival)
Sechseläuten (Spring festival)

April 2023Long-standing tradition based in pagan lore, this festival marks the end of winter. The main event is the burning of an effigy of winter, the Böögg. This effigy is in the form of a large snowman fitted with explosives.

Zürich Tanzt
Zürich Tanzt

May 2023Zürich Tanzt is a dance festival staging hundreds of shows in the theaters of the city as well as in the public plazas. Many free dance lessons and performances take place throughout the city, attracting tens of thousands of people every year.


July 2023Caliente! is the biggest celebration of latino culture in Switzerland. This colourful and joyful festival brings together latino music, art and gastronomy in an exotic party.

Street Parade
Street Parade

August 2023One of the largest techno parties in Europe parades along the shores of Lake Zurich every year, on the second Saturday in August. It is a demonstration for tolerance, love and freedom and draws crowds upwards of one million people.

Theater Spektakel
Theater Spektakel

August 2023Theater Spektakel is one of the most important cultural events in Switzerland. During this annual festival, international theatre companies perform drama, comedy, stand-up, dance and music in some of the most beautiful places of the city.

Knabenschiessen (Shooting competition)
Knabenschiessen (Shooting competition)

September 2023This traditional event dates back to the 17th century. It consists of a target shooting competition for teenagers and is held on the second weekend of September every year. There is also a funfair organised alongside the competition.

What to do in Zurich

St. Peters Church
St. Peters Church
Zurich National Museum
Zurich National Museum
Old Town
Old Town
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Arrival airport

Zurich (ZRH) - 9 km. from Zurich city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 10 minutes.

Main stops: Zurich Airport, Zurich central station

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Zurich

Public transportation in Zurich

FAQ about schools in Zurich

  • LSI - Language Studies International has received the best overall rating in Zurich.
  • LSI - Language Studies International, located in Kreuzstrasse 36, Seefeld has been voted as the school with the best location in Zurich.
  • Students rated the activity program at LSI - Language Studies International as the best.
  • LSI - Language Studies International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at LSI - Language Studies International is the best rated accommodation in Zurich.
  • At the moment we do not partner with any school in Zurich that offer junior courses. We do work with a great school in Liddes - fRilingue offers junior courses throughout the year.
    Gosia Mazur, Senior Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 31, 2022
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, Schwarzsee, Verbier or see our list of all schools in Switzerland. You may also want to consult options outside Switzerland for learning German.
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