Our academic programme is designed for children from 8 to 14 years wishing to learn French or English intensively. In a short time, children at all levels from beginners to advanced will develop their grammar and vocabulary whilst practicing reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Lessons are delivered in a modern purpose-built building ‘Academia’, equipped with the latest technology and designed for 21st century learning. Lessons take place between 9 a.m. and 12:15 from Monday to Saturday, lead by our dynamic and experienced teaching team - all of whom are employed by La Garenne all year round.
Teachers employ a practical, multi-sensory approach to teaching English or French through games, music, arts and crafts, story-telling, role play, dressing up, cooking and quizzes, all of which help ensure lessons are varied and interesting. New themes are introduced every couple of days, for example The World Around Us, Going Shopping, Poetry & Stories from Around the World, Exercise, and Hobbies.
The range of snow activities is of great importance; skiing and snowboarding occupy most of the afternoons, and in early evenings, various choices of sports and clubs will take place. Blessed with a dynamic team and an ideal setting, our camp offers a large number of opportunities in response to the aspirations of the children. The pleasure, the amusement, relaxation, friendships and personal achievements are the ingredients of a stay at La Garenne.
Daily afternoon activities are determined by the weather forecast and children are grouped by age.
As part of the ski and sport’s programme, the students may take part in super expeditions during the winter camp. They are planned in accordance with the student’s age and capabilities.
During the winter expeditions, the students may ski over the mountains during the weekends, discover other popular Swiss ski resorts (Crans Montana, Verbier, Les Diablerets, Zermatt), sleep in the mountain cabins or even go cross country trekking with snow shoes. The children meet with the Head of Expeditions and plan their weekend together, decide on what to take, how to transport their belongings, order the food they require, fix the daily schedules, etc. This helps the children to become more independent and to enjoy their memorable weekend expedition in the Swiss Alps.