"She was open, energetic, enthusiastic and mostly attentive to our individual needs."
I always reccommend Wessex Academy to my friends.
Alexia Benedetto

Our method at the Wessex Academy

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    Our qualified teachers

    1. Zinaida Ljubineckaja

      Russian teacher

    Our qualified teachers are mother tongue or totally bilingual and have a lot of experience in their subject. They personalise their teaching in class for each of their students, in order to attain specific goals within the lesson and in the preparation for the different examinations offered at all levels.

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    Didactic material at technology forefront

    Traditional style with mother tongue teachers, who use, in addition to the course books, their own material. The direct method, intentionally used by our school, gives excellent results, especially shown in examination results. Use of DVDs in class or at home, our own computer back-ups can be used out of school hours.

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    37 ans d'expérience pour une préparation optimale aux différents certificats et diplômes

    The knowledge of languages is an important asset in our professional and private life

    The language programmes are aimed at people who have no notions of a language or at those who have already acquired a certain level and who need to improve their language skills in the context of a job offer, or to help them to find a job, or just simply for their pleasure and their leisure time activities.

    Method

    The most modern methods have been studied in order to simplify learning so the student’s goal can be attained rapidly and successfully.

    Our qualified teachers are mother tongue and have a lot of experience in their subject. They personalise their teaching in class for each of their students, in order to attain specific goals within the lesson and in the preparation for the different examinations offered at all levels.

    The direct method employed intentionally by Wessex Academy accustoms the student from the beginner level to become familiar with the sounds of the language and to think rapidly in the language without having to translate word for word.

    Our success

    Professional success is achieved more and more often through the knowledge of one or more languages. More than 200 students follow the range of courses in all languages  offened in our school.

Course program according to your level

Elementary
Independent User
Experienced

Level A1: Beginner

For students without any knowledge

 

Programme

  • Study is essentially oral-based. The book, through pictures, drawings and short texts helps students learn simple words and the present tenses of the auxiliary verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have.’
  • As vocabulary rapidly increases, written work begins with exercises for this level and other tenses and simple verbs are studied.
  • Grammar is explained constantly in keeping with progress.

 

Course objectives

  • Reach elementary level
  • Be able to express oneself in everyday situations
  • Understand messages, reply to phone calls and read and write simple texts and letters.


Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Level A2: Elementary

For students able to express theirselves in everyday situations

 

Programme

  • Taught by a native speaker and assisted by a course framework, study is essentially oral-based, which helps students to express themselves more and more confidently. Role-playing in the language puts students in real-life, everyday and professional situations.
  • New verb tenses and more complex vocabulary are introduced and there is an in-depth teaching of grammar.
  • Writing and spelling complete the programme for this level.

 

Course objectives

  • Reach B1 level
  • Acquire good basic knowledge of the language, particularly in pronunciation, spelling, grammar and writing
  • Be able to make professional and personal telephone conversations.


Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Certificate

TEOU (Certificate of  Russian as a foreign language)
Enrolment through our institute – Price CHF 225.-

Level B1: Intermediate

At this level, students have acquired good basic knowledge of the language, particularly in pronunciation, spelling, grammar and writing

Programme

  • Study is essentially oral-based, allowing students to express themselves more and more confidently.
  • Role-playing in the language puts students in real-life, everyday and professional situations.
  • New verb tenses and more complex vocabulary are introduced and there is an in-depth teaching of grammar.
  • Business language and writing of simple letters form part of the programme, as well as use of emails and Internet.

 

Course objectives

  • Reach B2 level
  • Acquire solid knowledge of the language, particularly in pronunciation, spelling, grammar and writing.
  • Students are able to make telephone calls and hold conversations about professional and personal matters.
  • Understand public announcements, radio messages and important information in newspaper articles
  • Join in simple conversations and express an opinion,
  • Give an account of an everyday situation and making suggestions.

 

Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Certificate

TBOU (Certificate of Russian as a foreign language)
Enrolment through our institute – Price CHF 225.-

Level B2: High – Intermediate

Students are able to make telephone calls and hold conversations about professional and personal matters. They understand public announcements, radio messages and important information in newspaper articles

Programme

  • The programme comprises general grammar revision, difficult verbs, pronouns and agreements.
  • Vocabulary work includes the difficulties and particularities of the language enabling excellent understanding, both oral and written.
  • Students talk and discuss topical, literary and specialized matters and write compositions, emails and use the Internet.
  • Business and specialized language is introduced according to students’ interests, objectives and profession.

 

Course objectives

  • Reach C1 level
  • Be able to satisfy most professional and non-professional demands efficiently, both in writing and orally.
  • Students are at ease in writing and communicating using complex vocabulary on specific subjects of a private or professional nature.
  • Understand a wide range of long or specialized texts and make a clear, structured oral presentation, take a stand and defend a point of view.

 

Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Diplomas – Exams 3 times a year

TRKI-1 (Certificate of  Russian as a foreign language)
Enrolment through our institute – Price CHF 225.-

Level C1: Advanced

At this level students are able to satisfy most professional and non-professional demands efficiently, both in writing and orally. They are at ease in writing and communicating using complex vocabulary on specific subjects of a private or professional nature.

 

Programme

  • There is advanced and extensive study of grammar, spelling, and the difficulties and particularities of the language.
  • Oral work includes proverbs and sayings.
  • Students study a book and an author and different literary forms as well as commentaries, interpretations, justification of topical subjects, and broadening of general knowledge
  • Study of business and specialized language continues, according to students’ interests, objectives and profession, using a wide range of vocabulary.

 

Course objectives

  • Reach C2 level
  • Be able to communicate in numerous domains, using correct terminology (banking, economic, financial etc.) for presentations, negotiations and offers.
  • Students can understand long radio programmes, conferences, specialized and complex texts with ease
  • Write clear, well-structured articles on complex subjects.
  • They are able to welcome clients, organize conferences and hold meetings.

 

Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Certificate

TRKI-2 (Certificate of Russian as a foreign language)
Enrolment through our institute – Price CHF 225.-

Level C2: Master

Students are able to communicate in numerous domains, using correct terminology (banking, economic, financial etc.) for presentations, negotiations and offers.

 

Programme

  • Advanced study of the particularities of the language as well as sophisticated vocabulary, polished turns of phrase, using impeccable grammar and correct spelling.
  • Development of an argument, reasoning, discussions on topical, political and other subjects according to students’ interests and objectives are part of the programme.

Course objective

  • Be able to read and understand with no difficulty, relate facts,  reason and speak fluently and spontaneously, using precise terms.
  • Students are able to communicate in specialized domains, hold conferences and meetings, use correct terminology (banking, economic, financial etc.) in presentations and important negotiations.
  • Translator and interpreter exams are prepared as well as teaching diplomas.

 

Distance learning

For more flexibility, private distance courses with our teachers are offered via Skype.

Certificate

TRKI-3 (Certificate of Russian as a foreign language)
Enrolment through our institute – Price CHF 225.-

Prices

Evening
17:00 - 21:00
2 periods
from CHF 50

1 period = 55 minutes

 

Fixed Costs
Enrolment fee for all courses
CHF 50
Foreign student permit
CHF 400
Accommodation research tax
CHF 100
1 person
Flexible time-table
1 hour
CHF 110
10 hours
CHF 950
20 hours
CHF 1'850
2 persons
Flexible time-table
1 hour
CHF 60
10 hours
CHF 500
20 hours
CHF 950
3 persons
Flexible time-table
1 hour
CHF 45
10 hours
CHF 400
20 hours
CHF 650
distance learning
(by SKYPE)
Flexible time-table
10 hours
CHF 950
20 hours
CHF 1'850

1 hour  = 60 minutes

Special offer for children till 16, price per person:

  • CHF 75 – 1 person
  • CHF 40 – 2 persons
  • CHF 30 – 3 persons
Fixed Costs
Enrolment fee for all courses
CHF 50
Foreign student permit
CHF 400
Accommodation research tax
CHF 100

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