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English Foundation Program

Get your English level up to standard

Don’t let anything interrupt your study plans! If you are not able do the language training you need to start your studies, we can help. The English Foundation Program combines academic English and study skills related to contemporary hospitality subjects, designed to give you the confidence needed to start your study at any Swiss Education Group school.  Our program gives you the training and opportunity to secure the language level required at both bachelor’s and master’s levels. You have the flexibility to decide how you want to study, either on campus to enjoy the full experience of living and learning in Switzerland, or remotely from home. Your education is important, so don’t let anything stand in the way of your academic success, contact us and secure your place today.  

The program runs throughout the year in 4-week blocks and consists of a number of levels of intensive non-credit courses, delivered to small groups of students. You may join at the beginning of any 4-week block, for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks.  You will be placed in the appropriate class level, after taking the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT).

You will receive a minimum of 20 hours of English instruction per week covering the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to College Studies
  • Structured Writing and Grammar
  • Learning Strategies and Study Techniques
  • Vocabulary Development and Intermediate Reading
  • Reading and Text Analysis
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • General Hospitality Knowledge

Ongoing support

Once you have successfully completed the program, you are ready to start your studies at one of our schools! Additional language support sessions are made available to help ease you into learning in a new environment: personalized tutorials and extra resources, designed to build confidence and skills in using English for academic purposes, encourage you to participate in class and make a positive contribution to the learning community. 



IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. Swiss Education Group schools are recognized and trusted IELTS test centers, we can advise you on test dates and fees and also give guidance on how to prepare for the test and what to expect on the day.

Other Information

  • 2021 intakes
    • 5th April to 30th April
    • 3rd May to 28th May
    • 31st May to 18th June
    • 5th July to 30th July
    • 2nd August to 27th August
    • 30th August to 17th September
    • 4th October to 29th October
    • 1st November to 26th November
    • 29th November to December 17th