English Foundation Program

English Foundation Program

English Foundation Program

The English Foundation Program (EFP) advances the English levels of students who need a half-point increase in their English language score to pursue a hospitality program. EFP provides both traditional English language education alongside the use of English in practical situations tailored to hospitality, ensuring added confidence in your language skills. Fulfilling this program enhances your studies and better prepares you to work in the hospitality industry moving forward.

Next intake

August 05, 2024

Duration

10 WEEKS OF STUDY

Location

Leysin

Learn English in Switzerland

ABOUT THE ENGLISH FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Qualify for study

Benefit from traditional English language education alongside English in practical situations tailored to hospitality, ensuring added confidence in your language skills:

  • Develop core English language skills to earn the IELTS/DELT scores required for hospitality study

  • Reinforce key academic and studying skills to prepare you for university-level studies

  • Learn cultural and academic contexts of university-level study to fully benefit from your hospitality degree course

Fulfilling this program enhances your studies and better prepares you to work in the hospitality industry moving forward.

I was really nervous about coming to study in Switzerland and speaking English. The English Foundation Program helped me a lot because I was practicing English already and I had a group of friends who all met the first day on campus.

Lin, Bachelor of Arts student

Swiss Hotel Management School

Program Details

The EFP is for...
  • Incoming students from any SEG school who need to develop core English language skills​, specifically to increase their required English language score for the DELT exam or IELTS exam
  • Students who need or want extra practice with English language skills for internships and hospitality jobs
  • Students who wish to reinforce key academic and studying skills to prepare for university-level studies, and want to ease into the beginning of their studies.

*EFP availability depends on meeting the minimum required number of students for each iteration.

Structure

10 Weeks Total of Study -

  • 6 Weeks of English language DELT preparation and practical English for hospitality, including:
    • 20 hours per week of classes and study skills
      • Grammar, Reading, and Writing
      • Oral Communication: Listening and Speaking
      • DELT (IELTS) Exam Practice
      • Hospitality English
      • Academic English Skills
      • Guest Lecture Projects
    • 15 hours per week of practical sessions
      • English and Hospitality language practice
      • Hospitality immersion
    • Self-Study, with daily tasks to be completed
      • Listening Lab
      • Vocabulary Building and Pronunciation Lab
      • Skills Development

Practice English for hospitality, including Service, Reception, Spa

What are the IELTS/DELT exams?

IELTS stands for International English Language Test System and is recognized by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools, and immigration bodies around the world. The IELTS is graded on a scale from 1-9.

The Derby English Language Test (DELT) is an online English test through the University of Derby and is also recognized as a metric for English ability and qualification to attend any school in Swiss Education Group.

Swiss Discovery
During EFP, 2-3 weeks of Swiss Discovery is offered for students to relax and explore Switzerland at their own pace.
  • Travel to different areas of Switzerland
  • Experience living in abroad before semester starts

Availability and duration depends on the school of entry and the start date of each student.

 

What do the fees include?
Fees cover all of your needs during your EFP studies:
  • Full board (accommodation in a standard double room and meals)
  • All tuition and study materials
  • Health Insurance

Please refer to the application package for more information.

Location

The English Foundation Program and Immersion Foundation Program (IFP) are currently held at the Leysin campus of Swiss Hotel Management School.

EFP Next intakes

We recommend you apply 3 months in advance before your desired start date. If you need a visa, please be sure to allow enough time between the application and the start of the intake as it can take up to 12 weeks to process.

August 05, 2024

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