A friendly, stimulating environment for French language study
A school recognized for excellence in group language studies since 1995
Our school in Dijon is specialized in welcoming student groups for French language and culture study programs and/or intensive preparatory courses for DELF-DALF exams:
► A NETWORK OF WARM, WELCOMING HOST FAMILIES to ensure each student’s well-being and accommodation satisfaction.
- An authentic French cultural experience, guaranteeing every student the opportunity to practice their French language intensively, making rapid progress in a short space of time.
- Careful collaboration with group leaders to customize content.
- Adaptable teaching methods according to the profile and specific needs of each group.
- A friendly, inviting and reassuring language learning environment.
Specific programs for individual students
As an individual student, you are also welcome to come and study French with us, and we will put our wealth of experience and savoir-faire in French language tuition at your disposal:
We adapt our course content according to each student’s proficiency level and specific objectives, guaranteeing you individual support and first-rate French language tuition.
Only 1h40 from Paris, 1h30 from Basel and 2h from the CDG Airport in Paris, Dijon is a particularly dynamic, mid-sized regional capital full of French charm.
A UNESCO World Heritage-listed gastronomy hub, Dijon’s rich history and architecture is a must-see in France, and the city’s vibrant cultural life features numerous museums, performing arts events and concert halls.
Dijon’s city center is a wonderful place to discover: come and wander the bustling pedestrian streets, sample wares from the covered fresh food market, take a tour of the city's many boutiques, and have a drink or a meal on an outdoor terrace.
Studying French at the École Suisse Internationale presents an ideal opportunity to discover the city of DIJON AND THE BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE REGION, world renowned for its heritage, lifestyle and culinary traditions: exceptional vineyards and gastronomic delights, famous historic sites (castles, abbeys, etc.) and beautiful natural landscapes.
The École Suisse Internationale is certified by eduQua, the preeminent Swiss quality label for further education institutions, and is an official member of the Groupement FLE, a professional grouping of French language schools, guaranteeing a consistently high standard of service to students seeking to learn French in France.
Our partner schools share their opinions on their language stay in Dijon
Sandro - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) Language study trip of two weeks with a BM business class from KBS Olten: Organisation of the language stay, lessons in small groups, choice of host families = everything TOP!!! The students also gave us nothing but positive feedback. We have been working with the "Ecole Suisse Internationale" for 20 years and will continue to do so in the future. A highly recommended school!
Claude - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) A group of pupils aged 13 to 16 from the British secondary school in Amsterdam in the Netherlands spent an unforgettable stay at the Swiss School of Dijon from 14 to 20 October 2023.
They all came from different language backgrounds and successfully attended fun classes in the mornings and discovered the rich heritage of Dijon in the afternoons, before immersing themselves in the daily life of their host families in the evenings.
From the moment they arrived, they received a warm welcome from their very first meeting with host families who were very friendly and keen to integrate and support each individual.
The attentiveness of these families throughout the week, the practical exchanges and conversations with the families in the evenings, and the targeted lessons at Ecole Suisse all helped to improve the oral expression skills of a large number of our students, most of whom were apprehensive about using French outside the classroom when they arrived.
On their return to Amsterdam, the original parents were surprised to see not only significant personal development but also a greater ease in engaging in authentic conversations in French.
A successful week of study, and one to be repeated, who knows, in 2 years' time,
Many thanks to the Ecole Suisse de Dijon.
Josef - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) In October 2023, I was able to spend a week in Dijon with one of my French classes. Both my colleague and I and our students were really impressed with the language school and everything that goes with it. Everything is perfectly organised! Even the welcome at the railway station in Dijon was surprisingly warm. The whole week was really well organised - from the lessons to the additional activities. Last but not least, it was a really nice stay on a human level. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank and congratulate all the staff at the language school in Dijon! I can only warmly recommend the École Suisse in Dijon!
Chantal - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) Like every year, our students (a mature class) had an unforgettable stay in Dijon.
Charline gave them a warm welcome at school, and the teachers were motivated and committed. Everything was well organised and the students really enjoyed the school, the progress they made and life with their host family. The school takes great care to ensure that every student feels at ease from the very first minute.
Once again, a big thank you to the whole team....we'll be back next year;-)
Manuela - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) The school is in a great location and the teachers are extremely competent, friendly and welcoming. Our students from Zurich spent 2 unforgettable weeks there and returned enriched and enthusiastic. They have developed a passion for the French language thanks to the Swiss School in Dijon, which has manifested itself in visible/audible linguistic progress. Thank you very much and see you soon!
Véronique - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) In May, I accompanied two classes (46 students) from KV Zurich on a language stay at the Ecole Suisse in Dijon and we were very satisfied with our stay.
Each student stayed with a host family carefully chosen by Charline. Well done! I was impressed by the way the school and the host families looked after the students: thanks to these different players complementing each other, the students were able to make the most of their two-week immersion. The cooperation between the host families and the school was exemplary.
In class, the pupils had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in preparation for the DELF B2 exam, and with the host family they were able to practise everyday French. What's more, with the help of the 'diary of their stay', the students were able to discuss subjects seen in class with their host family.
At the end of the course, the Swiss school sent me a very comprehensive report, a 360-degree evaluation (students, school, host families).
Dijon is a town on a human scale, ideal for groups of teenagers.
My experience in Dijon was very positive! THANK YOU to the whole team! ... I'll certainly be back with my students next year. (May 2023)
Julia - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) I've been taking my classes on language holidays to Dijon for years and I'm always VERY satisfied with the Ecole Suisse. You can count on the Dijon team! They offer a variety of courses, get on well with the students straight away and know how to motivate them with lots of humour. And the result? The classes always come back very enthusiastic about their language stay. A BIG THANK YOU to the whole team for your extraordinary commitment. :) (November 2022)
Albena - Teacher and group leader
The Ecole Suisse of Dijon offered us a very good organisation of the courses and the language stay, offering us tailor-made courses, adapted to the specific needs and levels of our students. The teachers are very professional, friendly, motivated and experienced, the atmosphere at the school is very welcoming (classes are held in good spirits, with varied and fun activities) and the students returned very satisfied with the school and the host families, and above all with the impression that they were no longer afraid to speak French! Many thanks to everyone, especially Charline! And of course, we'll be back very soon! (October 2022)
Klara - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) My 3 classes of the Lucerne Commercial School took part in a two-week language course at the Ecole Suisse this April. All students benefited from the intensive preparation in the 4 small classes and incredibly, all 44 students passed the Delf B2 in May!
A big thank you to all the teachers at the Ecole Suisse for your varied, motivating and humorous lessons.
We would also like to praise the host families. The students appreciated the good cuisine and the warmth with which they were received.
Our school will be back! (April 2022.)
Walter - Teacher and group leader
(Translation) As a French teacher I have been accompanying my students for several years on their language stay at the Ecole Suisse in Dijon. I am completely satisfied with all the services offered: Organisation, courses, teachers and host families. Thank you for everything! (June 2022.)