Language and information technology school, translation office
To enroll you must contact us by e-mail and request the registration form. You need to take an aptitude test (free of charge) and then sign the legally binding contract directly at the school or by requesting it via e-mail.
For lodging the school offers rooms by host families or at the teacher’s family. The accommodation is not included in the course fee. Included in the price are: bed linen service, cleaning of the room, cost of electricity and heating, use of internet, drinks. The prices are as follows:
- 4 weeks, full board: CHF 2590.-
- 4 weeks, half board: CHF 1980.-
- 4 weeks, only breakfast: CHF 1520.-
For more or less weeks, please apply the week calculation.
Exam preparation: all languages plus Mathematicss and Accounting, baccalaureate and federal certificate of maturity. And also:
|Italian:||Prepation for CILS, CELI, PLIDA and fide exams|
|German:||Prepation for Goethe Institut exams|
|French:||Prepation for DELF, DALF exams|
|English:||Prepation for Cambridge (PET, KET, FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS, TOEFL|
The exams are provided only for courses with a minimum duration of 60 hours. Final exam, recognized certificate and dossier with the passport of the European Language Portfolio (ELP). ELP examination fee: CHF 370.-.
Starting from the year 2019, the language school GLOSSA has been accredited to assess language ability via the “proof of language competency fide” for the Italian language and to issue a language passport that is mandatory when applying for Swiss citizenship.
Exams: 01.04.2019, 03.05.2019, 11.06.2019, 23.07.2019, 26.08.2019, 23.09.2019, 14.10.2019, 11.11.2019, 09.12.2019.
For any enquiries on those assessments and the language passport “fide”, as well as for the dates when those exams are carried out at our school, please phone +41 (0)91 792 17 55.
Starting from March 2019 Glossa has been officially recognized as a CELI examination centre in Ticino.
Glossa prepares students for all TELC exams.
Cancellation of lessons must occur at least 24 hours prior to the lessons. With a 24-hour-advance notice a lesson can be cancelled and in so doing can be recuperated. If this deadline is not respected, the unattended lesson will have to be paid for. The cancellation of a lesson at the last minute will be assessed on a case by case basis.
The didactic material is selected based on the linguistic knowledge of the student and depending on his/her study method. The didactic material depends on the course. The cost varies starting from CHF 30.-.
The teaching method is deductive-inductive. It starts with a text, a sentence, and with an image to then get to the grammar rule. It doesn’t resort to word for word translations.
DURATION OF THE COURSES
The school is open all year long including holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. The courses can begin at any time and depending on the student’s needs. The duration of the courses varies and depends on the aims to be achieved.