Build your confidence in English at Les Roches

Students at Les Roches can expect to develop a high degree of fluency in both business and informal English.

As classes are taught in English, your ability to read, write and speak English needs to be strong before you start your undergraduate or postgraduate hospitality program.

We have a range of language programs that will help you develop the right standard of English in order to successfully complete your hospitality degree at Les Roches.

English Language Programs for:

Undergraduate, postgraduate & master
Intensive English Language Program

This program prepares you to meet the necessary English language requirements before you begin your hospitality degree program at Les Roches Switzerland. The one-semester program focuses on intensive English learning in small groups and includes key aspects of hospitality and tourism. It can be extended to two semesters, depending on your English level and needs.

  • Duration: 1 to 2 semesters
  • Location: Les Roches Switzerland
  • Intakes: 2 (Jan-Feb/Jul-Aug)
  • Minimum English level: TOEFL paper-based test score of 450 or equivalent
  • English Skills
  • English for Hospitality
  • Listening & Speaking
  • Reading & Writing
  • Hospitality Projects
  • English for Academic Study
  • Culture & Tourism

Hospitality Preparatory Program

Our hospitality preparatory program prepares you to meet the English language requirements for entry into your undergraduate or postgraduate diploma program at Les Roches Jin Jiang. The program will place you in an appropriate program level according to your existing level of English, and the total program duration will depend on your English level. Courses focus on intensive English learning in small groups, and key aspects of hospitality English are introduced.

  • Duration: 9 to 27 weeks
  • Location: Les Roches Jin Jiang, China
  • Intakes: 4 (Feb/May/Aug-Sep/Nov)
  • Minimum English level: IELTS Academic Module Overall Band Score of 2.0 (for Touchstone 2 Level), 3.1 (for Touchstone 3 Level) or 4.1 (for Touchstone 4 Level)

The hospitality preparatory program at Les Roches Jin Jiang features three different levels of Touchstone, an English language program offered in cooperation with Cambridge University Press. Each level is taught in a 9-week course. Based on the results of your English level assessment test (taken when you arrive on campus), you will begin your preparatory program in Touchstone 2, Touchstone 3 or Touchstone 4.

  • Touchstone English: 12 hours per week
  • Writing: 3 hours per week
  • Grammar: 3 hours per week
  • Hospitality English: 3 hours per week
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning: 2 hours per week
  • Study Support: 2 hours per week