World Language Learning Centre

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

Learn a new language for business or pleasure

Les informations sont disponibles en anglais et 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 the wider community.

Courses throughout the year

Click here for our summer 2016 language programmes

Cliquez ici pour les information sur les cours de langues d'été 2016

Click here for course details and schedule

Vous pouvez trouver le calendrier des cours ici

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 3 can also join our Summer Language in Action programme.

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



Cambridge English examinations

LAMDA Communication examinations

German Goethe Zertifikat
Dutch  Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal
Spanish DELE


Why Cambridge English examinations?

  • The highest quality exams since 1913
  • Part of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge, an institution with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching
  • More than 3 million candidates every year.
  • Over 2,500 centres in over 130 countries.
  • Examinations recognised globally by over 11,000 institutions

All exams cover the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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

  • One of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1861
  • High standards in Communications and Performance
  • A rich alumni of first-class actors.
  • Build confidence to speak in public
  • Qualify for UCAS points for university entry

Intensive and bespoke courses

Intensive courses and workshops will be available throughout 2015 including creative writing and language and cookery workshops in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Mandarin.

Bespoke courses can also be created for the business community to meet the specific needs of the enterprise and employees. You can find out more by clicking here.


  • Open new doors personally, professionally and socially
  • New opportunities and perspectives
  • Ability to express yourself confidently and clearly
  • The tools and confidence to thrive in today's global world
  • Enhances educational development and thinking abilities 

Key features 

  • Active hands-on learning from day 1
  • Small teaching groups – a maximum of 10 students
  • Individual classes for individuals
  • Qualified and experienced native speaker teachers
  • Classes offered evening and after-school hours during the academic year
  • Classes 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. 

Test your level online

What were your results? 

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

Ready to enrol in a programme at the World Language Learning Centre?