• Application Deadline
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The Certified Professional Foundation course in English in an idea way for students to strengthen their English language skills before commencing the Certified Professional in Hospitality Operations programme or joining the first year of academic studies at HTMi Sörenberg campus. 


A key feature of the Certified Professional Foundation in English for the Hospitality Industry course at HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland is students utilise their developed language skills by introducing hospitality training in the various parts of our, Hospitality Training and Development Centres at HTMi. The courses and pace of teaching are tailored to meet the needs of each respective group of students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 70 days
    • Duration description

      10-20 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar
  • Learning and Study Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Hospitality Skills
  • Hospitality German
  • Industry Visits

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate
17+ years old. High School Certificate. Students who have an IELTS level from 3.5 to 4.5 will be enrolled for now or two 10-weeks blocks of English Foundation levels 1 and 2.
  • Postgraduate
20+ years old. Students hold a Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma or a minimum three years suitable experience and have suitable academic qualifications. Students who have an IELTS level of 4.5 to 5.0 will be enrolled for one or two 10-week blocks of English Foundation levels 1 and 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7990 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7990 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • EU/EEA

    7990 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7990 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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  • CHF 850 per week 
  • CHF 17,000 per 20 weeks semester
  • CHF 8500 per 10 weeks


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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