Adult Classes

Individual and group classes

We run a wide range of individual and group classes to suit all levels and preferred study formats (see below).   Languages covered include French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin.  For other languages, options and availability please contact us.

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Group classes


Learn in a relaxed and fun environment in small groups of up to 8 students, ideal for focusing on your conversational skills.

Private classes


One-on-one tuition focussing on the individual needs of the student. Perfect if you have a specific goal to achieve and an exam to prepare for. They can be organised whenever and wherever you want; at school, at home, in a restaurant, in a shop, or even on the ski slopes, along with your favourite activity (skiing, hiking, shopping, climbing, dining…the list is endless).

Online lessons


Continue your learning back at home; it’ll feel like you’ve never left. You have the option of private or you can continue to join your regular group class from home.

Aperitif time


We also run weekly conversation classes in a local bar from 17.30–18.30; a great opportunity to practice speaking outside the classroom and meet like-minded people. All levels are welcome and you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine to get the conversation flowing.

Corporate team building


Everyday thousands of businesses lose out because of language and cultural barriers. Learn a language, expand your global client base and help clinch that deal. We offer a unique language experience whereby you learn in a real environment using real life situations and put everything into practice with activities (including ski tuition in the winter). Classes are tailor-made to focus on the language and vocabulary essential to your business. Contact us for more information.

fide test / language passport and naturalisation / Swiss passport


We run various courses throughout the year to prepare for the test. We are a certified fide test Centre and have one test per month.  Click here to find out more.

We also run passport classes throughout the year so you can familiarise yourself with the naturalisation process and learn everything you need to know about Switzerland, the Valais, politics, geography, history, customs and culture and Swiss values.

Exam preparation


Depending on the exam you are taking, there may be groups available otherwise we will train you privately so you can pass with flying colours.

  • AS and A-Level
  • SATs
  • ISEE
  • DELF/DALF
  • International Baccalaureate
  • fide test
  • Swiss naturalisation
  • TEFL
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • First
  • CAE
  • CPE
  • Common Entrance
  • GCSE and IGCSE
Beginner I

You are a complete beginner, you studied a long time ago and would like to go back to basics and start from scratch again, or you know some vocabulary and simple phrases but don’t know how to form sentences. You may want to take the A1 / A2 exam.

Beginner II

You know useful topics of vocabulary – food, restaurant, directions etc. You are aware of the present, past and future tenses but struggle to use them. You maybe want to work towards the B1 exam.

Intermediate

You can hold a conversation and understand what is said to you. You can use the language for work. You want to broaden your vocabulary and learn to use the tenses in more difficult situations. You may want to take the B2 exam.

Advanced

You can converse and understand in all situations. You can use colloquial expressions and have a wide range of vocabulary. You want to develop your language to a greater level, work abroad, or take the C1 / C2 exam.

Prices per person per hour:

  • Private: 120.-
  • Semi-private:  60.-
  • Group of 3 people: 40.-
  • Group of 4 people or more: 30.-
  • Immersion courses – 800.- per week
  • Test fide:
    • Complete test: 250.- CHF
    • Speaking and listening only : 170.- CHF
    • Reading and writing only: 120.- CHF

The school is open Monday – Saturday 8.00 – 20.00

How to choose the best class for you

Our beginner classes are perfect for you if you’ve just arrived in Verbier and want to get to know a few people and be able to get out and about around the town. You will cover a wide range of useful topics in collaboration with some basic grammar to help you understand how the language works. After the classes you will have the confidence to order food, ask for information and directions, make appointments, fill in forms, and most importantly, talk to others at the après-ski.

Our intermediate and advanced classes encourage you to discuss and write about topics in more depth and teach you to use a wider range of vocabulary and tenses.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, you won’t need to take a test. We will meet you and to talk about your goals and find the right class for you.

Language teacher conducting a lesson at Verbier School Language
Students engaged in immersive language learning activities