« Languages can make you feel at home anywhere. »
Edmund de Waal
FOr its 60th anniversary, the Richelieu Institute got a new look, and its young and dynamic team, driven by the enthusiasm and know-how of its new management welcomes you in its superb premises in the heart of Lausanne. You will benefit from the pedagogical skills of your teachers, all of whom are native French speakers with a solid experience in teaching adults. They will accompany, support, and help you achieve your goals.
THe Richelieu Institute is definitively forward looking, but continues to cherish and keeps at heart the sense of family and the conviviality which has characterized it since its foundation. You will appreciate the creative outings that are proposed in addition to your courses (visits, tastings, discoveries, …): a complete immersion in service of your progress in the French language!
« Be a participant not a spectator »
- introduce yourself
- ask personal questions
- interact in a simple way
- understand simple messages
- write simple texts
- fill in a form
- understand a simple everyday conversations
- describe your intersts
- explain your plans for the future
- understand a simple news articles
- write a personal letter
- describe a past event
- understand a television program
- follow a presentation
- talk about a past events and experiences
- develop an argument
- understand everyday texts
- write short essays
- understand long lectures and presentations
- give a detailed explanation of your point of view
- participate in a discussion
- read articles and reports
- write clear and detailed texts
The key to our success? A school wide philosophy, at the service of your success!
For us, teaching French means supporting your everyday French needs. We see teaching as an active collaboration: we are mediators of knowledge, you are actors in your learning. We favor an action-oriented approach, centered on your daily needs and real world documents that give meaning to your learning. With us, motivation and pleasure go hand in hand with practice and progress.
We can not be responsible for individual growth. Our role is to trust in the potential of each individual, to help them find that potential, and to accompany them in their process.
Our mission is to promote the autonomy of our students: We help you gain confidence in your abilities and feel comfortable expressing yourself in French, even in the early stages of your learning, which gives you the means to be and feel 100% responsible for your growth process.
We work with people in a non-judgmental way. This means helping them to recognize and accept both their difficulties and their successes as sources of learning. Mistakes are an integral part of the learning process, especially for languages.
We respect people’s individual journeys, their beliefs and their pace in mastering the skills being taught. With this perspective, we are able to respect ourselves, our needs, imperfections and weaknesses.
We are always open and willing to share the richness of each individual person: learning a language means revealing oneself, so it is essential that each person be open-minded and tolerant so that everyone feels comfortable and confident.
We can only function properly and effectively through transparency both relational and intellectual. We accept problems and tensions, welcoming these confrontations as opportunities for growth.
We are committed to constantly questioning ourselves, to doing what is necessary to improve our teaching practices, and to teaching only our native language to guarantee an authentic immersion.
60+YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
To celebrate the 60 years of the Richelieu Institute, students can participate in these workshops for free during their term. Check the bulletin board regularly and register now!
The Richelieu Institute offers various workshops to switch up your routine and enhance your knowledge of French: discussion workshops, film screenings, reading, etc. Activities that allow you to practice the language while having fun: an opportunity to discover the culture and to build relationships during your stay in Lausanne!
Take part in our conversation workshops! You will gain confidence to express yourself more freely and intuitively in French. Improve your pronunciation and enrich your vocabulary. Plus, you’ll meet people from all over the world! The limited number of participants ensures that everyone gets a maximum amount of time to speak. It’s the perfect complement to your language courses!
Discover the world of French cinema through our film screenings. At the end of the session, you can exchange your thoughts and feelings about the film and have a nice time with the other participants: it’s a great way to enrich your general knowledge and relax while practicing your French, without even realizing it!
Would you like to practice another language? Do you want to share your native language? Then join us! Details at the secretariat: we look forward to meeting you. It’s free and open to everyone!