Created in 2016, we work together with our students to inspire the discovery and mastery of the English language via a range of fun activities and classes for all ages and levels.
Our team of passionate and qualified mother-tongue teachers have a breadth of experience and interests. They seek not only to impart knowledge but to create a genuine bond with their students making for an informed yet personalised educational experience which nurtures a true love for learning.
Our unique co-planning approach encourages students to take ownership for their learning from an early age thus developing self-confidence, and collaborative and leadership skills.
We are an affiliated Cambridge English preparation centre with students regularly entering for the Cambridge First and Proficiency examinations to gain official recognition for their achievement in English.
Conscious of the balancing act many families have to play during the school holidays,
we also offer an array of themed day camps and workshops
across the year open to all children from the local area.
I love that Kate doesn’t rely on following set books cover to cover but carefully assesses what the child needs… building this into the programme. My daughter loves going and comes away feeling energised.
Kate is far and above anything else I’ve experienced. Highly recommended.
Kate has a natural ability to engage with children and has helped our daughter to start reading in just a few months. She delivers the classes in a beautiful place and is generally a very pleasant person who I can trust my child with.
Thank you so much for the lovely summer memories! My girls came back buzzing and chatty every single day. Brilliant.
J’aime beaucoup organiser mes cours avec les parents chez Kate à Kensington English. L’ambience est chaleureuse, les éducatrices qui s’occupent des enfants sont tops et à l’écoute, et le lieu est très facile d’accès.
Je recommande grandement Kensington English, que ce soit pour apprendre l’anglais aux enfants, pour les camps de vacances ou pour le co-working.
Isabelle J – Les Petits Pois
Kate Naegeli - Director, Head Teacher
British-born, bred and trained, Kathryn has taught in a number of UK, Swiss and international schools throughout her career with specialisms in Literacy, TESOL and music. When not at Kensington English, she can be found out walking her dog, Milo, at rehearsals with L’Orchestre de Ribaupierre and La Maurabia Quintet, or with her nose in a good book and a cup of coffee in her hand.
Kate is gradually returning from extended maternity leave and looks forward to being back in the classroom.
Milo - School Mascot, Chief Mischief Maker
Milo is our school mascot and chief teaching assistant. He is a 7 year old cocker spaniel who loves tennis balls, sticks, the water and being read to.
Milo is present on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Edwina Cornelius - English and ESL Teacher
Edwina has experience with teaching across all primary age groups with specialisms in Phonics, Literacy and music. As a mother to three boys, she is kept busy and enjoys family time hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Her personal interests are playing the piano, health and nutrition and travel.
Katrina de Jong - English Teacher
Katrina is an experienced teacher with specialisms in Phonics, Literacy, and supporting students with Special Educational Needs.
Lucy McConnell - Nursery & Lunch Club Assistant
Lucy worked as a primary school teaching assistant in the UK, supporting students with special educational needs. Since moving to Switzerland, she has also gained her CELTA qualification (teaching English as a foreign language). As a mother to two teenagers and a boisterous puppy, Lucy is kept busy. In her spare time, Lucy likes to hike in the mountains with her family and continues to enjoy exploring Switzerland.