The Brillantmont summer course is for boys and girls aged 10-17 and students come from around 30 different countries. They study French or English in the mornings and take sports classes in the afternoons. There are many evening activities and a busy excursion programme at weekends.
Students choose to stay between 2 to 6 weeks. The programme is not a fixed block. This means that if a student stays for 6 weeks, he or she will study something new each week and will join new activities and excursions. All departures and arrivals take place on Saturdays.
Students choose to study French or English. On arrival, students are tested in their chosen language and put into the appropriate class. The average class size is 12 students, so there is a lot of teacher contact.
The language classes take place in the mornings from 09h00 to 12h15, with a 15 minute break in the middle. In the first period, the student focuses on grammar and language structure, whereas, in the second period, with a different teacher, the focus is more on communication and oral fluency.
Every afternoon, students take sports classes with others of the same age. Sports may include tennis, basketball, trampolining, football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, zumba, running circuits, unihockey.
Some classes take place on campus; others take place in the surrounding area and by the lake, where if the conditions are suitable, students can enjoy the banana boat, stand-up paddle or windsurfing.
|Dates||July 6th 2019 - 17th August 2019|
|Duration||2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks|
|Activities||Languages, Sports, Excursions|
|Languages||French or English|
|Age Group||10 to 17 years old|
|Price per session||CHF 2000 per week (min. 2 weeks)|
The Brillantmont summer course has been running for nearly forty years. It is extremely popular and many students return year after year. For some, it is their first time away from home ; for others, it is a way of getting to know Brillantmont before commencing the school year in September.
During the summer course many of the excursions and activities include all the students together and this is a very important part of the Brillantmont experience, making friends from all over the world and feeling at home.
*Please note that the sports, excursions and activities listed above are examples and the programme offered may vary.