World Language Learning Centre

For GEMS families, students and open to our wider community.

SUMMER 2017 'Language in Action' programmes are now open for registration. Go to the page here.

Courses throughout the year

Click here to see the course details and schedule for 2016-2017 in English

Cliquez ici pour voir le calendrier des cours pour l'année scolaire 2016-2017 en Français

The World Language Learning Centre is situated on the GEMS World Academy Switzerland campus in Etoy. The centre is not only available to students enrolled at the school and their parents, but also students and adults from the wider Vaud community.

The World Language Learning Centre offers an exciting and innovative range of after-school and evening classes for children (aged 6+) and adults, throughout the year. Children from the age of 4 can also join our Summer Language in Action programme (details on the Summer Programme will be available early 2017).

  • English
  • French 
  • German
  • Spanish 
  • Italian 
  • Portguese
  • Dutch
  • Mandarin
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Danish



Cambridge English examinations

LAMDA Communication examinations

German Goethe Zertifikat
Dutch  Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal
Spanish DELE


Why Cambridge English examinations?

  • Over 100 years of experience and expertise
  • Part of the University of Cambridge, an institution with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching More than 3 million candidates every year.

Choose the right exam to reach your goal as a language learner. Many exams are accepted for visa and study purposes in countries such as Australia, USA and Canada as well as the UK Cambridge English exams are recognised globally by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments

All exams cover the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing and assess real-life English skills.

Why London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts examinations in English-communication?

  • The oldest drama school in the United Kingdom, founded in 1861. LAMDA has offered practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for 130 years
  • High standard in Communications and Performance
  • A rich alumni of first-class actors
  • LAMDA examinations improve communication skills, increase self-confidence and public speaking capability
  • Examination success qualifies for UCAS points for university entry

Intensive and bespoke courses

We’ll also offer intensive courses and workshops throughout 2016, including creative writing and language and cookery workshops in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Mandarin.

In addition, we’re able to create bespoke courses for the business community to meet the specific needs of a particular company and its employees. find out more by clicking here.

The benefits of learning a new language

  • Develop personally, professionally and socially
  • Open up new opportunities and perspectives
  • Express yourself confidently and clearly at home and abroad
  • Obtain the tools and confidence to thrive in a multi-lingual society
  • Enhance educational development and thinking abilities

Key features 

  • Active hands-on learning from day one
  • Small personal teaching groups – a maximum of ten students
  • Individual classes • Qualified and experienced native speaker teachers
  • Classes offered during evening and after-school hours during the academic year
  • Class duration usually scheduled for 60, 90 or 120 minutes per week
  • Internationally-recognised qualifications

Which level am I?

By using the Council of Europe language assessment grid, you will be able to determine your linguistic level. 

If you would like to find out more about your language level expertise, try these online tests.

What were your results? 

  • A1 = Beginner
  • A2/Lower B1 = Pre-Intermediate
  • Higher B1/B2 = Intermediate
  • C1/C2 = Advanced

If you would like to enrol on a course to improve your language skills with the World Language Learning Centre here are some useful links: