AnoucheSwiss Citizenship Exam Preparation where and when you want
Swiss citizenship laws have undergone dramatic changes in the past 20 years. For one, a Swiss woman no longer loses her citizenship for marrying a foreigner.
To become Swiss, there are basically three paths: through birth, marriage (not automatic) or naturalisation. This section concerns those who would like to become Swiss or to reclaim their Swiss citizenship, both of which can require a lengthy process.
Unlike in the United States, Switzerland does not grant a child citizenship for being born on Swiss soil. A person is automatically Swiss if he or she is the child of married parents, at least one of whom is Swiss. The child of an unmarried Swiss woman is also automatically Swiss. Should an unmarried father be Swiss (and the mother a foreigner), the child can have Swiss citizenship as long as the father acknowledges paternity before the child turns legal age.
Switzerland allows citizens to hold multiple nationalities, so whether a naturalised person loses previous citizenship depends upon the other country in question.
Foreigners with no direct blood ties to Switzerland through either birth or marriage must live in the country for at least ten years before they can apply for citizenship. Years spent in the country between ages ten and 20 count double.
Knowledge of a national language to a minimum spoken level of B1 and written level of A2 will be required. Applicants for naturalisation need a “C” residence permit to apply for a Swiss passport. People on welfare and anyone with a criminal offence are in theory excluded.
The State Secretariat for Migration examines whether applicants are integrated in the Swiss way of life, are familiar with Swiss customs and traditions, comply with the Swiss rule of law, and do not endanger Switzerland's internal or external security.
The State Secretariat for Migration will then “green light” an applicant’s request to begin the naturalisation process but that does not mean citizenship is certain. Rather, cantons and municipalities have their own requirements that must be met.
After submitting your naturalisation application, you will be invited to a personal interview where you will be informed of the subsequent steps to be taken.
Naturalisation procedures vary considerably from one commune or canton to another: some communes, for instance, require applicants to take a verbal or written naturalisation test while others leave the naturalisation decision up to the communal assembly. The duration of the procedure also varies considerably from one canton to another.
Swiss citizenship is highly sought after – and correspondingly hard to get.
For more on the process, visit the State Secretariat for Migrationexternal link or ch.ch, a service of the Confederation, cantons and communes.external link.
Foreigners married to a Swiss citizen or children of one Swiss parent (who do not yet have Swiss citizenship) are eligible to apply for fast-track citizenship. The person must be well integrated, law abiding and not endanger Switzerland’s external or internal security. Cantons and municipalities have no additional requirements that must be met but do reserve the right of appeal.
This rule generally applies to foreign spouses married to a Swiss for at least three years and who have lived in Switzerland for a total of five years, including the year immediately prior to application. People “with close ties” to Switzerland may also apply for the fast-track procedure even if they live abroad. In that case, the couple must have been married for at least six years. The spouse must have had Swiss citizenship before getting married.
Children who are not yet 22 years old and who did not get citizenship when their parents did may also apply, provided they have lived in the country for at least five years – including for one year prior to making the application. “Close ties to Switzerland” also applies (owning real estate in the country is not enough). For children born out of wedlock to Swiss fathers, an application for citizenship must be filed before the child turns 22 and the father must recognise the child as his. The child must have close links to the country.
In February 2017, the Swiss people voted to extend facilitated naturalisation to third-generation immigrants. To be eligible, they must be born in Switzerland, between nine and 25 years of age, hold a “C” residence permit and have attended at least five years of regular schooling in Switzerland. Their parents also must have lived in Switzerland for at least ten years, including five years of Swiss schooling, and hold a valid residence permit. At least one grandparent has to be Swiss or have a residence card.
JessicaPrivate lessons in English - Italian - French.
Holder of a professional commercial maturity, I offer help to students with difficulties in English, French or Italian. My goal is to advance the student while giving him a taste for this language.
We will work together on what he has not learned in class, I will also help him with his homework and prepare for his future tests.
NoémiePrivate lessons in English, French and math
I offer tutoring classes in English, French and math.
Having a very high level of English, I can help the student for his vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
Since French is my mother tongue and has read a lot in my youth, it is easy for me to help the student understand the grammar and conjugation of French.
I can also give math lessons up to the level of the orientation cycle.
I have already given French and math lessons to young children who just needed to be told quietly their course by giving them concrete examples. I know how to be patient and make the exercises like games so that learning is enjoyable and easier.
French courses (FLE) all levels:
the courses are personalized according to the objectives to be reached (exams, professionals, integration, professional ...).
Trainer (FLE) qualified and with experience.
LéaPrivate lessons in: math, french, english, history, history of art
The courses I can give will be based on profiles, I am currently studying art school, but two years in college have trained me to teach students mathematics, French, history and history of art.
The wanted students would be more of a primary and cycle level since I did not complete my four years of college.
NathanPrivate lessons in English, French, geography and history, and school methodology
As a student at the University of Geneva, I have been in the school system since I was a child and have accumulated good experience to help young schoolchildren in need.
This course is for every person in difficulty in a school field that I master well. I can meet your needs and help you complete your homework, review your exams or just understand and progress in the field.
ElisePrivate lessons in German - French - Spanish
Young student living in Bernex offers private lessons in French, German and Spanish. I am native German but I did all my schooling in French and I also lived a year in Ecuador, South America. I can move around Geneva and around Geneva as well as in Lausanne (also from Epalinges to Oron). I am a patient, motivated and responsible person.
FionaSupport courses in French, Spanish, and English
Hello! I am a student in translation of 21 years and I offer my services for support courses in English, French, Spanish. My goal is to help learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Do not hesitate to contact me.
StrassyTuition French, English, German (tutoring)
This course is intended for students being in primary school, orientation cycle and in first year of college. With 4 main subjects: French, German, Mathematics and English. Classes can be given during af fi liated hours or distributed during the week.
EliseFrench private lessons by university graduate in Letters
French private lessons are for students wishing:
- consolidate their bases in grammar, othograph
- improve their language skills (allophone students)
- improve their speaking skills (conversation classes)
-profect the written expression
- ECR exams
- prepare for the written examinations at the end of the studies (maturity, certificate of completion)
- help with the writing of works of maturity (or other works of end of studies), of dissertation
- work on argumentative texts
- acquire a method to analyze literary texts
- fill gaps
- improve their spelling
- prepare for oral exams (maturity, compulsory leaving certificates)
- learn how to perform bibliographic research
For help with writing:
the goal is above all to acquire effective tools. Students will learn how to structure their ideas, argue in a coherent (and convincing) way and enrich their vocabulary.
For the corrections of end of studies work:
so that the meeting with the student is at the most profitable, I ask him to send me his writings before the meeting.
Apart from my presence with the student, any course involves a preparation time before and after the lesson, including the work that I correct. My goal is to design an individualized course, so I take the time to write detailed comments on corrected work or tips to ensure maximum success for everyone.
For example, an editorial correction can easily be the subject of a detailed commentary of 4 typewritten pages.
For adults (FLE):
In order to optimally prepare the first ones, I take the initiative to inform myself in advance of their objectives / expectations. Whether to practice speaking in everyday life, the professional world or to practice oral presentations, I prepare either PPT or technical sheets in advance that I send by mail ( after booking on the website).
The other alternative is to make a PV of the course that I send (or that I print). Giving importance to keeping a written record on the one hand to better memorize the topics covered, on the other hand to better assimilate the spelling.
Of a general nature, a concrete situation that responds to the learner's needs is the starting point. From this situation, I address the essential grammatical points.
AurelieDELF | DALF EXAMINER OFFERS FRENCH LANGUAGE COACHING
Learn from the comfort of your home, your office or your favorite coffee shop!
I will meet you online, in a virtual classroom equipped with easy-to-use tools and features to make it fun and engaging!
(Interactive whiteboard, video chat, file sharing, live presentations, screen sharing, and more!)
Depending on your request, the course will focus on:
-Exam preparation (DELF, DALF, TCF, IB)
High quality results and efficiency guaranteed!
MélanieFrench conversation course, with explanations in Spanish or English
I offer conversation classes in French, with explanations in French, Spanish or English by Skype.
I lived two years in Central America and I studied three months in California, I gained experience of several months thanks to my voluntary commitment within the Geneva association "Initiative Migration", association which offers courses from French to migrants.
My goal will be to make you talk a lot so that you can be comfortable in the practice of French.
Depending on the time available, I will also ask you to prepare some short oral presentations, so that you can study a little at home and be comfortable speaking in public.
OlivierLearn and Enjoy French : French courses for foreigners – Expats, CBTC parterns and Erasmus students
Native French speaker. Excellent opportunity for e.g. Erasmus students arriving at Louvain-la-Neuve or Chineses partners arriving at the CBTC or for expats residing in the Brabant area. Good and long experience in teaching and coaching.
Focus in oral and written communications in all levels. Customised lessons based on your requirements. My goal is to meet my student objectives and needs by gradually improving and enjoying French.
My students won't be bored and will be enthusiastic to ask for more.
I can address social or business topics of French.
MorganeFrench tutoring and learning methods
Formerly a lawyer in France, I am enrolled at the University of Sherbrooke in linguistics. I teach literacy and francization as a volunteer in an association. My goal is to provide my students not only with solid knowledge of standard French but also to support them in order to master a more sustained French. In this perspective, I adapt to the personal situation and the needs of each one. I help with the preparation of homework and questions. I particularly want to work both writing and speaking.
MartineProfessional French, communicating with Francophone interlocutors in the world of work
French of the business world.
Presentations, conversations / conference calls.
Meetings, business meetings.
Talk about numbers.
Meals and business trips in France and in French-speaking countries.
Speaking in public.
Communicate by email.
This training is "made to measure" and is for all those who want or need to speak French for professional reasons. The objective of the course is to quickly give maximum autonomy and comfort in the use of this language. The route is built on the specific request of each.