The Pearl of the Vaudois Riviera enjoys a privileged location on the banks of Lake Léman. Its proximity to cities such as Geneva, Milan, Munich and Paris makes it culturally receptive and an ideal place to learn French.
The heart of the town beats to the rhythm of major events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival in summer and the Christmas market in winter.
The Vaude Riviera is also well known for its vineyards, its blend of lakeside and Alpine living and the sporting and cultural opportunities it affords.
Situated at an altitude of 1 263 metres, Leysin enjoys amazing levels of sunshine. This famous ski resort offers a wide selection of mainly sporting activities throughout the year.
An American and a Japanese school, both with established reputations, and a college for hospitality and tourism studies provide the village with its vibrant, cosmopolitan character.
Leysin's geographical location makes it a perfect departure point for excursions to Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva.
As a result of its experience in catering for adult students from Switzerland and abroad, ESL Montreux is able to offer an impressive programme of short and long-term courses. The school has 12 light and airy classrooms, a media library with free Internet and wireless connection, a cafeteria and a terrace - a particularly pleasant feature in summer. In addition, the school is ideally positioned on the banks of Lake Léman close to shopping centres, station, restaurants, banks and post office.
Housed in a magnificent 4-star hotel, the junior school offers its young students high quality French and English courses as well as top quality accommodation in a choice of double or triple rooms.
The students have use of 12 classrooms, a cinema, Internet cafe and leisure room. Situated at the heart of the resort, the language centre offers the ideal opportunity for making the most of Leysin's superb sports facilities.
In summer, the Montreux centre puts on French language courses as well as a full programme of activities for young students wishing to immerse themselves totally in French culture in a host family setting.
Advantages of study at ESL, Montreux
Advantages of study at junior course centres in Leysin and Montreux