Language Exchanges

A language exchange program is a fun way to meet a class from a different canton and linguistic area. An active meeting game, a guided tour and a visit of an international organization. All this is organized to encourage communication between pupils.

Meeting between classes of different cantons

Languages Exchanges

The Eduki Foundation offers a language exchange on the theme of international Geneva. Thanks to a guided walking tour, students will learn the history of some of the main international organizations based in Geneva. In the afternoon, the visit of one of the organizations will give them the opportunity to understand the work done in international cooperation and its impact on our daily lives. Two games will carried out at the beginning of the day and during the lunch break so that the classes can interact and exchange on this theme. Finally, a notebook of activities to be completed as the day goes by will be given to the students. It will integrate new notions learned, both on the language of exchange and on international Geneva.

Program (10 am to 4 pm)

  • Bilingual meeting game
  • bilingual guided tour of International Geneva
  • Picnic and quiz on International Geneva
  • Visit of the International Museum of the Red Cross  and Red Crescent or the United Nations Office in Geneva (Palais des Nations)

In the afternoon: which tour to choose?

International Museum of the Red Cross  and Red Crescent

The Humanitarian Adventure exhibition offers a unique experience and an initiation to humanitarian action. Through three spaces, you will explore three major current challenges: defending human dignity, rebuilding family ties and limiting natural hazards. An Interactive Chronology spans 150 years of humanitarian history, while the focus on current affairs presents Red Cross and Red Crescent operations around the globe.

 

United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)

The United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) is the largest United Nations center after the UN headquarters in New York  The visit includes (according to the meetings of the day): the Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations Room, decorated by the famous artist Miquel Barcelò; The "Salle des pas perdus", from which one can see the monument commemorating the conquest of space; The Assembly Hall, the largest room in the Palais des Nations.

 

Preparation

Before the meeting, it is imperative that the students already correspond to get to know each other. In addition, in order to optimize the exchange, a preparation is recommended.

Conditions

  • The picnic is at the students' expense.
  • Contact us for details about the prices of the visits.

Proposed program by:

Republique et Canton de Genève

Département de l’instruction publique et du sport - Echange linguistique et mobilité

The procedure

  1. Subscribe through the DIP to find an exchange class
  2. When the date of the exchange is known, register for international day
  3. Prepare the students with the vocabulary of International Geneva and start a correspondence with the exchange class
  4. Order the activity booklets for both classes (catherine.fernandez@etat.ge.ch)