A summer language course in Estavayer-le-Lac is an appealing opportunity to spend days between visiting medieval castles and nature reserves and taking part in water sports on the blue waters of Lake Neuchâtel. The combination of natural beauty and fascinating history make Estavayer-le-Lac an interesting and exciting destination to take a French language course. Frilingue has been offering language courses in Switzerland since 2007. Each year they run camps in summer and winter for young students to learn French, German or English. Young students from all over the world are grouped together in small classes. Through a combination of teaching techniques, the native speaking teachers aims to improve students' language skills and knowledge.
The medieval town of Estavayer was settled prior to the arrival of Christianity in this part of Switzerland, with the wall of the medieval city remaining well preserved to this day. Early settlers here benefitted from the fertile soils and ideal conditions for agriculture, cultivating fields and different plant species on the shores of the lake. The ideal conditions are seen in the extensive wetland areas which today form part of a large national park which stretches the length of the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Today, most residents of the town speak both French and German.
A course at Frilingue is the perfect combination of a summer escape and language learning. Students enjoy a mixture of classes and workshops, as well as numerous activities including sports, excursions, arts and crafts to keep them busy. Each week students can take part in afternoon activities and a weekly full day excursion. Excursions visit destinations including Fribourg, the town of Neuchâtel itself, the many beaches of Lake Neuchâtel and other sites of interest.
The teachers at Frilingue are carefully selected by the school. Teachers are not only well educated and experienced but have experience in teaching young students. This is essential to ensure that the young learners can enjoy a learning environment which balances fun and learning.