Chantemerle International School - Summer School
Language classes in French and English
This year, Chantemerle celebrates its 46th Summer School. Throughout the summer, up to a 100 boys and girls ages 6 to 16 from around the world join this programme to learn a new language meeting old friends and making new ones.
- 2 to 6 week courses (June 30th - August 11th 2013)
- Full board and day school
- Round the clock supervision by an experienced team
- All inclusive fees
Class in the morning (0900 to 1300, Monday to Saturday) :
- Intensive French and English courses
- Structured and formal teaching methods (DELF/Cambridge)
- Small class sizes and well qualified teachers
- Weekly evaluation tests
After class activities :
- Professional soccer class
- Visits and excursions
- 2-day trips to Basel and Europa-Park
- Circus arts and talent show
Programme 2013: Sunday June 30th to Sunday August 11th
Students choose to stay between two to six weeks. All departures and arrivals take place on Sundays.
For efficient learning, a length of stay of at least 3 weeks is recommended.
Boarding and tuition fees :
6 weeks: CHF 7'000.-
5 weeks: CHF 6'000.- / 4 weeks: CHF 5'000.-
3 weeks: CHF 4'000.- / 2 weeks: CHF 3'000.-
Day school = 2/3rd of boarding fees
All inclusive fees: tuition and accommodation, all sports and activities, Europa Park
Not included: medical costs, pocket money, private lessons and private transports.
They study French or English in the mornings and play sports or participate in cultural and fun activities in the afternoons, evenings and at weekends.
Language courses at Chantemerle follow the European Framework of Language Studies (DELF and Cambridge programmes). The cultural dimension of Switzerland is studied as well as its historical and geographical aspects.
Classes are taught from 0900 to 13h00. Optional conversation workshops are scheduled in the afternoon. The course's primary objective is the development of the four language communication competencies : oral and written understanding as well as oral and written expression.
Language classes in French or English:
1. INTENSIVE FRENCH (DELF programme)
2. INTENSIVE ENGLISH (Cambridge programme)
The programme is not a fixed block. This means that each course is unique. If a student stays for six weeks, he/she will study something new each week. The programme is great value for money because there are no hidden extras in the price – Summer school fees are all inclusive (tuition, airport and train station transfers, all the activities).
After class activities
In the afternoons, evenings and week-ends sport, excursions and various ateliers are organized. Highlights of the summer are the 2-day trip to EUROPA-PARK, the Chantemerle's Circus & Talent show as well as the overnight and outdoor adventures.
The Chantemerle soccer worskhop welcomes boys and girls ages 8 to 16 who wish to improve their soccer technical skills. The workshop is conjointly organized with a professional soccer school at a prestigious local football club. Soccer classes are given by experienced coaches some of them being ex-international players.
- 3 x 2 hours weekly in the afternoon organized around the school's own schedule (class in the morning).
- participants are placed in groups according to age and level.
- technical skills are trained, tpournaments are organized to improve tactics and physical abilities.
Circus and talent show at Chantemerle
2 circus and talent weeks are organized through the summer :
Week 1 : from July 9th to July 13th 2012
Week 2 : from July 23rd to July 27th 2012
2 talent workshops take place in the afternoon throughout the summer. In these workshops, the participants will have the chance to try their hand (or feet) at various performance (dancing, singing) and circus skills and exercises in a fun and safe environment.
Circus and performance professionals are present to coach the students and to help them discover and practice new skills.
At the end of the week, a performance is put together by the students. This encourages teamwork, co-ordination, balance and concentration while having fun..
2 day trip to Basel and EUROPA PARK
In addition to the activities programmed at Chantemerle, a 2-day trip to Basel combined with one day at Europa Park in Germany is now part of the summer school's tradition. 3 trips are planned thursday and friday July 5th & 6th, July 19th & 20th, August 2nd & 3rd.
The Basel tour include a visit of the Basel zoo, as well as a visit of the Beyeler foundation. The Basel zoo is one of the largest and nicest zoo in Europe.
The Beyeler museum combines groups of works by major artists from the last hundred years with sculptures from Africa and Oceania in a beautiful setting designed by Renzo Piano.
Europa-Park, which is set in a delightful and culturally rich region near the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland is the largest seasonal theme park in the world. Europa Park hosts more than 100 attractions and fantastic shows, ten rollercoasters and 13 European themed areas. Children spend 24 hours on site with an overnight stay in warm, dry and cosy wood cabins with Bunk Beds.
Sports, nature & fun
On site sports include : basketball, volleyball, archery, tennis, Ju-jitsu/nunchaku, badminton and ping-pong.
Off site sports include : Swimming, Aquapark, Adventure parks, minigolf, football/rugby. And as always, boat trips on the lake, telecabin runs, hiking and nature trails.
Chantemerle's excellent location on the Swiss Riviera means that our students are able to visit most of the major attractions that the region has to offer.
There are several trips and excursions programme each week. Our programme provides a rich blend of cultural and recreational trips with always a little time to shop for souvenirs or presents. Pre-trip briefings in the classroom ensure that each and every student is aware of the relevance of a particular destination. Here are just some of the excursions which our students enjoy every year:
Swiss cities : Basel, Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux.
Trips and visits : Salt mines in Bex; Nestlé Chocolate factory; Chillon and Grandson castles, boat trips on Lake Geneva, United Nations in Geneva.
Museums : Swiss Museums of Photograpy and Alimentarium in Vevey, Tinguely and Beyeler museums in Basel, Paul Klee Museum in Bern, Olympic Games museum in Lausanne.
Hiking and mountain trips, as well as 2-day trips to Basel and Europa Park are also planned during the summer.
Afterclass activities include a wide variety of creative and interesting workshops such as cooking, arts and crafts, science workshop where children can enjoy our fun science experiments.
Museum day at Chantemerle is on Sunday where we visit some of the most well known local museums : Alimentarium museum of Vevey proposes workshops where children can learn and prepare food specialities. We also regularly visit the Swiss museum of photography where children can experiment various photography techniques.
The Swiss Museum of Games proposes workshops where children can discover other cultures through games or being introduced to the fascinating world of numbers and the link between games and mathematics.
Overnight outdoor adventure
On warm summer days and nights, children and staff take advantage of the beautiful and safe surroundings of the nearby mountains of Les Pléiades for an overnight outdoor adventure.
In these exceptional outdoor surroundings students can experiment mountain and forest life and nature taking into consideration global environmental issues.
In the afternoon, they will participate to a giant treasure hunt with games and sport challenges.
In the evening, the group is ready for a perfect all-night star show. The spot where we camp is on public land, close to the school with a thematic trail called Astro Pléiades that focuses on the cosmos, the planets and our sun system. The spot also include toilets and shelter.
A cheese fondue and a "Cor des Alpes" concert makes this adventure a fun and unforgettable moment for everyone.
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