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Robin John Simmons SBAT MSTAT ATLAZ
5th Floor Praxis
Tel: 078 602 28 53
This method has been helping people achieve their objectives in many areas of life since 1894. By learning how to minimise stressful wrong body uses in everyday and professional activities you can regain health, improve performance and overcome difficulties.
- “I sleep much better”
- “I no longer have back pain”
- “I can play my music more fluidly”
- "I can sing with a greater richness of tone”
- “I am more successful at my sport”
- “I now feel confident enough to have a baby”
- “I am less stressed at work”
- “I now know how I can help myself”
These are the sorts of remarks made by people who have learnt the F.M. Alexander Technique. Doctors recommend it to help resolve many musculo-skeletal troubles because they realise that the Alexander Technique is more than a cure, it’s a psycho-physical re-education. Robin Simmons has been teaching this Technique since 1971 and as well as giving individual lessons he also runs an internationally approved teacher training school in Zürich.
updated: 11.03.08, 23.02.09, 08.11.12, 19.09.17
Tel: 062 291 1991
Fax: 062 291 1291
We are a school for home work help, test preparation, language courses and business courses. We have locations in Däniken (near Olten), Langenthal, Baden and Thun.
Our Program includes:
Home work help and test-preparation for children and adults education:
- for primary school and high-school from up to 5. Grade (Languates D/E/F/I/Latin, Mathematics, a.s.o)
- for KV-Learners (W&G, Languages D/E/F/I/Latin, Mathematics, El. Technic, a.s.o)
- Individual and small to large group teaching for children and adults in German, English, France and Italian
- ASSM-Program for Au-Pair classes in German as a second language
- GED-Test preparation to pass the GED-Test in Switzerland.
- EBC*L preparation course and test taking institute
Our school was founded in 2002 and we have over 800 students take classes or having taken classes during this period.
BlueSky Development AG
Personal & Professional Development
+41 (0)52 203 0685
+41 (0)52 202 6331
MORNING WORKSHOPS ON ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SKILLS
The morning kicks off with coffee and gipfeli at 08:00. Workshops begin at 08:30, and end latest by 10:00, including Q&A session. All workshops will be held at a venue located on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, and take place on Tuesdays.
Click here for more info on Morning Workshops.
FULL DAY COURSES ON ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Due to their interactive nature, all courses are limited to 8 to 12 participants only. Courses will be held at a training centre located on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich.
Click here for more info on Full Day Courses.
IN-HOUSE TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Corporate Training Programmes – Customised for Your Company
If you are interested in bringing courses on business skills to your company, improve team dynamics, morale or motivation within your department, or perhaps have a unique training requirement that you would like us to look into, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a discussion.
Courses that have been brought in-house to our clients in Zurich, Winterthur, Bern, Basel and Zug include:
- Achieving and Successfully Managing Multiple Goals
- The Art & Science of Positive Influence for Sales Professionals
- Training the Trainers
- E-Mail Communication
- The Art of Meeting Facilitation
- Time Management
- Strengthening Team Dynamics
- Interpersonal Skills / Conflict Management
- Presentation Techniques
- Confident Negotiations
- Managing Projects
Click here for more info on In-House Training Programmes.
Bridging Cultures Relocation & Inter Relocation
Im Marbach 55
Tel: (079) 226-9641
Tel: (01) 720-6508
Fax: (01) 720-9992
Bridging Cultures Relocation based in Zurich/Zug offers a wide range of presonal, tailor made and efficient services to both corporate clients and private individuals throughout Switzerland and worldwide through our international network partners. All aspects of relocation are covered including:
Homeseach, Pre-Arrival & Destination Services, Settling in Programs, Spouse Career counseling, Educational Services, Cross Cultural Training, Departure Services, Open program for Expatriates and L.I.N.C.S. Support Line.
Business Languages Straub
Tel: +41 52 202 95 57
Business Languages Straub offers inhouse language tuition for your very own business - from standard business language over talking on the phone to very specific vocabulary training.
Tel: (041) 620-4432
Now offering, on the shores of Lake Lucerne, intimate, fun & hands-on recreational cooking classes designed for the Home Chef.
This series introduces you to classic cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes. Learn how to shop so you ensure always having the makings of a great dinner on hand, how to plan for meals on hectic nights, and how to use basic recipe concepts to make endless variations- so you never again feel like you eat the same couple of meals every week. You'll master meat, poultry and fish preparation as well as versatile cooking methods such as sauteing, roasting, frying and more. You'll also learn to coordinate timing, so side dishes and entrées are all on the table together.
Cooking Classes ~ Label One Selection
Tel: 0800 LABEL 1 (0800522351)
Couple nights a week, Label One Selection organize cooking classes with professionals and talented chefs, at the Hotel management schools of Geneva and Lausanne. More info and calendar @ www.label-one.com
Label One classes will teach you how to prepare the best French healthy dishes, Japanese sushi , traditional Indian, Chinese Dim SUM , Mediterranean cuisine, vegetarian(lien), pastries and chocolate etc.
Discover the professional's tips and tricks, innovative recipes, or learn how to impress your guests and much more.
Want to have fun cooking with us? We welcome everybody, singles, friends, couple, on demand we also do private parties for co-workers, birthday and bachelor/ette parties ( 12p min).
Delicious recipe, wine & other products tasting, in a friendly atmosphere, a great ambiance...
Creativs - Interior Design Course
Teaching Helen Doron Early English
Tel: 052 337 06 62
Fax: 052 337 06 61
We offer a 6 days intensive TTC (Teacher Training Course)four times a year. Once you graduate you are a self employed Helen Doron Early English Teacher for children from age 1 till 14. You will teach at your own premises and to your own schedule. It is great fun if you like children and it pays well. Ideal for mothers who can't work full time.
"English for "BIG" Kids!"
Tel: (01) 772-8642
Fax: (01) 772 8641
It's not just the kids who want to have fun and learn to understand and speak English in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. For adults, we will also have small groups (max. 4) with individual attention and care. There are no textbooks, no homework and no grammar studied. English is taught and spoken while baking desserts, planting flowers, going to the grocery store or taking a walk in the woods. It is our goal to create an enjoyable environment in which adults can easily learn English and look forward to the next lesson.
English Computer Training
Tel: (078) 691 14 76
Fax: (01) 302 46 84
We offer IT Training in English in all levels i.e. Excell, Word, Access, PC/LAN Support, MCP prep. Web Design, Java Programing and a lot more. We also develope Websites on request.
Fashion Design Workshops
Tel: (076) 382-8339
4 hour workshops. Evening and day. Offering:
- DESIGN AND MAKE AN OUTFIT
- REDESIGN AND STYLE YOUR OWN WARDROBE
- INTERIOR SOFT FURNISHINGS
First Aid Courses
Tel: 079 774 88 34
First Aid courses available both in German and English in Zurich-Altstetten, valid for Swiss driver license of all categories (A/A1/B etc)but also for sailing certification etc.
We are certified by SSK (Schweizerisches Sanitätskorps) and our courses include a basic introduction of CPR and the use of a defibrillation device according to the new guidelines of the ASTRA (Swiss department of traffic).
The course costs are currently CHF 105.- per person and include the fee for the certification card.
Currently available courses can be checked at:
Tel: (01) 350-3344
Currently offering training for those wanting to teach adults- CELTA (Certificate for English Language Training to Adults) in February 2003 and summer 2003. Visit website for more information and application.
Foreigner Integration Technics Switzerland
CH - Switzerland
Tel: 079 5096244
What Is FIT-Swiss?
Foreigner Integration Technics Switzerland (FIT-Swiss) is a new way of integrating into life in Switzerland and enabling the Swiss to be culturally and globally competitive. FIT-Swiss is a multi-cultural, completely autono-mous, non-profit, non-governmental association which helps both foreigners living in Switzerland and Swiss nationals to maximize their personal and their professional potential by providing:
~ cross-cultural forums, workshops, and other learning and self-development opportunities
~ all-encompassing, integration and acculturation programs and services to foreigners and Swiss coming back to Switzerland after having lived abroad in partnership with a wide network of partner-companies and affiliates
~ networking opportunities
~ career management
~ socio-cultural events and other leisure opportunities
COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS COACHING
The Gift Of The Gab Seminar
Tel: (079) 642 64 44
The Gift Of The Gab is a three x half day seminar coaching professionals in the art of communicating and presenting information, effectively and successfully. Coaching is in English and seminars are held either inhouse for companies or outhouse at a location near you. Clients include business leaders and managers in any industry, who wish to invest in the unfair advantage that enhanced skills in communication, presentation, negotiation and persuasion can provide. Please visit our website or contact us for further details.
Go Beyond helps you design your personal investment strategy and refine it as you build an investment portfolio. We screen over 500 start-ups a year and select those that appear investment ready. We introduce these start-ups to you at investment events as well as through our deal collaborative platform.
Go Beyond will also accompany you during the due diligence, negotiation and closing process, highlighting any questions you may want to look into as well as providing benchmarks.
Once you make your investment, Go Beyond will assist you with getting updates, managing your relationship with the entrepreneur and supporting you through the exit phase.
You can access these services either all-inclusively or tailor-made.
For those who want to invest individually, Go Beyond provides individual investment opportunities. More Info
From as little as half a day per month, join a group of 10-20 individuals who pool knowledge and funds to invest in 2-3 start-ups with the expert support of Go Beyond. More Info
Go Beyond provides a range of investor services including due diligence, shareholder agreement support, investment process/syndication coordination and investment monitoring. More Info
Go Beyond offers a highly tailored all-inclusive program for Angel Investor training. It gives you the personal edge you need to make more money and invest more efficiently and effectively. More Info
A personalized one-on-one coaching service with experienced Business Angels for both investors and entrepreneurs is also available. Coaching may be purchased either per hour or as a block of 10 hours. More Info
GSBA is offering Bachelor programs and MBA programs in English language in conjunction with US Universities (University of Albany). Faculty are international and well respected.
Hands-On Kids English Center
Phone: +41 52 347 01 20
Fax: +41 52 347 01 21
Hands-On Kids English Center was founded in 2002 by April Bernhardsgrütter, a qualified teacher and school administrator (principal) from the USA, and Sibylle Klob-Treu, a Swiss business major. The goal was to provide native English speaking families as well as non-native English speaking families the opportunity to participate in activities in English together.
For adults we offer:
German Language Class
Swiss German Language Class
English Language Class
Other languages on demand
Heart of Inspiration
Route de Mon-Idée, 61
1226 Thônex, Geneva
Have you ever truly explored your potential? Have you ever truly challenged your capabilities? Do you truly understand the capability that exists within you? Most of us resign ourselves to a life filled with mediocrity, instead of living life to the fullest. As a society, we marvel at people who do amazing things and wish we could achieve something similar or wish that we were more like them. The truth is we are capable of being so much more. We simply don’t realize it. We created the Heart of Inspiration to help people transform themselves and improve their lives. Our philosophy is based on the following quote from Johan Wolfgang von Goethe:
“Treat a man as a he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he shall become as he can and should be.”
In our training programs, we use researched based or time proven techniques which empower and enable people to take control and responsibility for their own life and to create their own destiny. We believe that every human has potential. Through our various programs such as the Art of Happiness and Developing Confidence from Within we help you to uncover the potential that exists within you. You are welcome to contact us to learn more about who we are and the difference we want to help you create for your life either by visiting our website or contacting us via telephone. We would be happy to speak with you. Best wishes, Dora and Chris
Health Education Classes
Tel: (01) 729-8081
"Medical doctor offers First Aid classes incl. CPR (general and First Aid on children), and Herbal Remedy Courses. Private and group classes are available. Also works in cooperation with THE NEW STORK TIMES."
HEI Summer Program on WTO Studies 2007
A 4 week course this summer on the law, economics and politics of multilateral trade policy taught by some of the leading experts in the field.
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
Tel: +41 41 349 64 00
Fax: +41 41 349 64 44
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland provides hotel management courses up to BA Degree and MBA. Based in Switzerland, taught in English.
The Inter-Community School Zurich
Tel: (01) 919-8300
Fax: (01) 919-8320
"Offers a variety of courses, including English."
International School of Business Management - ISBM Switzerland
Luzernerstrasse 127 - 6014 Littau - Luzern - Switzerland
Kantonsstrasse 85 - 6353 Weggis - Luzern - Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)412504441
Fax: +41 (0)412504413
isbm [at] isbm-school.com
The International School of Business Management (ISBM) is a Swiss Hotel Management school with two campuses located in Canton of Lucerne, in Littau
and Weggis, we have around 300 students per year.
* Certificate in Hospitality Management
* Diploma in Hospitality Management
* Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management
* Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management
* Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
* Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality Management
ISBM is EduQua certified and the registration number is: 06-485-450. EduQua is the Swiss Quality Certificate for the Educational Institutions offering further Education in Switzerland.
ISBM is a member of the following:
* American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute
* The leading hotel schools in Europe
* British Hospitality Association
And you are welcome to visit our website or our campuses to know more about our International School.
The International University in Geneva
20, Route de Pré-Bois
Tel: (022) 710-7110
Fax: (022) 710-7111
The International University in Geneva offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Media and Communication.
Tel: (078) 691-1476
Fax: (01) 302-4684
This an IT (Computer) Training school in English Language. The school was founded since 1999 and is specialised in English courses in MS Office 2000 Applications, MCSE, Unix (Linux), Web Publishing, JAVA, HTML, Networking, PC/LAN Support, C++, Novell, Lotus Notes, MS Exchange Server and other beginner courses.
Room for Art & Therapy
Tel: 01 724 37 07
Art therapy offers a safe, non verbal channel for expressing inner feelings and emotions. Through the use of various materials such as paint, chalk or collage,etc., the creative process produces images which can assist in the resolution of inner issues. mal_Raum offers a range of group sessions for boys, girls, women, men, as well as mixed groups and individual private sessions.
Please contact Katharina Giger for current schedule and further information: 01 724 37 07
Obersee Bilingual School
Tel: (044) 784-9272
Obersee Supplemental Courses on-site: Afternoon and evening courses for children and adults offered in partnership with independent qualified and experienced instructors.
Courses for adults: English, Survival German, English reading and writing tutoring, moms and kids singing.
The Open University
Tel/Fax: 022 361 5774
Distance learning courses taught in English leading to British Bachelor (BA/BSc) and Masters (MA/MSc/MEd/MBA) degrees. Study an individual course or combine courses to obtain a qualification. Please contact us for details of Information Events or to obtain a prospectus.
updated: 03.06.05. 06.02.07, 07.09.09
OU Business School
Tel: +41 62 892 1700
Fax: +41 62 892 1701
Study for an MBA or Masters programme with the leaders in distance learning. The Open University Business School has triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
updated tel/email address: 23.05.08
optimAS Holding & Management AG
8306 Brüttisellen (ZH)
Tel: +41 (041) 750-8815
Fax: +41 (041) 750-8815
A leading management training provider for marketing skills, based on the principles of CRM (customer relationship management). Assistance available for staff training for specific projects, for general oganisation-wide programmes, and for individual training and education.
PIANO LESSONS: All piano lessons are now listed HERE
stedtnitz. design your life. GmbH
Im Wingert 9
Tel: 044 341 32 30
Fax: 044 341 32 63
stedtnitz.design your life. offers strength-based psychoeducational evaluations, educational consultation and career counseling to multinational children and families, in English/German. We address learning issues, high abilities, underachievement, social and emotional competence, ADD/ADHD, career counseling with a global perspective, private school selection.
Director: Ulrike Stedtnitz, Ph.D. University of Connecticut (Prof. J.S. Renzulli), Cert. Ed. Psychologist FSP, 30 years of multicultural professional experience, former primary school teacher, graduate level lecturer at U.S. and Swiss universities.
updated: 26.10.06, 20.02.09, 19.01.11
SBS Swiss Business School
Phone: +41 44 880 00 88
Fax: +41 44 274 27 65
IACBE Accredited / EDUQUA Certified.
SBS is a pioneering school dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy in International Management, Finance, Marketing and other fields. We are a quality-driven niche player.
We teach state of the art theory, immerse students in international experiences, and connect them to best practice in business. Participants in our programs learn much more than management theory and practice; they acquire new ways of thinking that can profoundly change their lives and the success of their organization.
We are an unique School for several reasons:
- Convenient, Affordable learning
- International to the core
- A fully accredited institution you can trust
- Corporate Connections
- Living in Zurich
Click HERE to learn more!
SWITZERLAND – Swiss Management Forum AG
Zürich Airport Conference Centre
Tel: 00 41 (0) 43 816 4470
Tel: 00 41 (0) 43 816 4471
Fax: 00 41 (0) 43 816 4473
www.strathclyde-mba.ch and www.swissmanagementforum.com
Toastmasters Of Basel
Tel: 0049 7621 798 270 (P)
Imagine speaking confidently in public, sharpening your listening and evaluation skills, improving your communication skills, becoming a successful leader and being more effective! Join Toastmasters of Basel!
Toastmasters International is a not-for-profit organisation with clubs around the world which are dedicated to improving the public speaking, listening and leadership skills of its members. Toastmasters of Basel meets twice monthly and has members of diverse nationalities. English, as a mother tongue is not required. Join us for a meeting - there is no obligation. See our website for location and current meeting dates. Everyone welcomed.
Berne, Basel, Zurich, Zug, Geneva and Lausanne
Tel: (031) 829-3479
Fax: (031) 829-3479
The Toastmasters International organisation is represented in 8000 clubs all over the world, about 50 in Europe. These offer quality training in public speaking, communication and management skills. The five clubs in Switzerland (in 2001) use English as their working language, but members come from many countries. Most clubs meet twice a month for 2 hours and a meal, and the yearly fee is 120.- to 150.-.
Trans Cultural Relations
Tel: (01) 383-1925
Fax: (01) 383-1925
Trans-Cultural Relations offers introductory programs to Swiss business and work culture; e.g., communication, management, conflict solving,decision making etc. Intercultural team building, communication and diversity programs are available.
University of London
Study in Switzerland for a University of London Degree
Click here for more details
Invest in yourself, Realise your ambitions, Immerse yourself in a subject you love. Find out how you can do all the above, and at the same time, achieve an internationally-recognized qualification by distance learning.
A wide range of courses are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Health, International management, law, English literature, Philosophy and European literature, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management and Poverty Reduction.
ViewFinder Center for Photography (formerly Atelier McCartney)
Katharina Sulzer-Platz 6
Tel: +41 (0) 52 203 3044
Fax: +41 (0) 52 203 3045
Explore digital photography! Take better photos! Improve your photography skills! Have fun with photos!
In 2009, the ViewFinder Center for Photography gives you many opportunities to learn, share and have fun with photography. We've got a full schedule of digital photography classes from January - June. Whether you are just getting started and need to sort out all those dSLR camera settings and lens options, or you are already an experienced photographer looking to hone your skills, our one-day and evening classes are designed to help you express yourself in photography and achieve beautiful results with your camera.
Our “Getting Started” classes cover the basics and then some, with a balance of technical discussion and time for hands-on experimenting with your camera. The “Creative” classes give you an opportunity to focus on developing specific skills, such as lighting, or take you in-depth on certain subjects, such as people and travel.
New for 2009 we have a series of Digital Darkroom classes covering various aspects of the “digital workflow” and show you how to use software tools to process and enhance your photography, and explore the creative possibilities of working in your own digital darkroom.
All ViewFinder classes and workshops are held in Winterthur and taught in English by working professional photographers. Classes are limited to ten people to make sure everyone has time for hands-on learning. Classes fill up quickly, so register early to secure your spot. Class fees includes 6 hours of instruction taught by a working professional photographer; class materials and CD, a light lunch, and a lot of fun.
For a full listing of our classes please click here.
More details and registration at www.viewfindercenter.com.
updated: 08.10.08, 05.01.09
Webster University - Geneva
15 Route de Collex
Tel: 022 959 8080
Established in 1915 in St.Louis, Missouri, and active in Geneva since 1978, Webster is a non-profit, American-accredited university, with campuses in Europe, USA & Asia. The Geneva campus has 600 students from over 90 nationalities and offers Graduate & Undergraduate degrees:
o Business & Management
o Computer Science
o International Relations
o Media Communications
o Management & Leadership
o HR Management
o International Relations
o International NGOs
o Media Communications
o Domaine de la santi
Tel: 071 663 5151
Fax: 071 663 5590
Wolfsberg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UBS and some events at Wolfsberg are open.
The next event that should be of interest to Xpatriates is on 3 October 2006, on "Leadership and International Business Ethics".
People with the most ethically challenging real-life experiences due to the globalisation of business are speaking at this event.
So participants will get, not theories, but rather *the new realities* of international business (Africa, China, Eastern Europe...).
And yet you will find it difficult to have a more inspiring day on the subject.
Business School Lausanne
Av. Edouard-Dapples 38
P.O. Box 2290
Tel: (021) 619-0606
Fax: (021) 619-0600
BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, DBA
(in Association with University of Manchester)
Tel: (056) 462-4411
Fax: (056) 462-4415
BA in English Language Teaching.
Swiss Business School
(in Cooperation with University of South Australia)
Balz Zimmermannstrasse 34
Tel: (01) 813-8050
BBA, MBA, DBA programs.
Women’s Activity Club and the Learning Tree Cooperative School
Tel: (043) 305-9250
Fax: (043) 305-9252
Morning, afternoon and evening courses for children and adults offered in partnership with independent qualified and experienced instructors.
Courses for adults are offered according to our members interests and include the following:
• Belly, Line, Salsa and Tap Dancing
• Wine Tasting
The WAC (Women's Activity Club) is a non-profit, multifunctional organization whose purpose is to meet the social, educational and personal needs of its members. The Club is designed to encourage international friendship, support, and sharing of ideas. The main activities are playgroups, child development groups, adult classes, a library and room rentals. The working language of the Club is English.
For more information or to discuss your specific needs, please contact at the above address by telephone or email or visit our website.
Zurich International School (ZIS)
Tel: 058 750 2500
Fax: 058 750-2201
The Zurich International School's Adult Education program offers a diverse schedule of day, afternoon and evening classes that range from culture and history, to languages, the creative arts, cooking classes, and computer skills. The classes are held on all of the ZIS campuses in Kilchberg, Adliswil and Wädenswil.
There are three terms a year. Check our web site for the latest program: www.zis.ch and go to Community - Adult Education.
updated: 20.07.05, 16.09.09, 27.05.11