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We started in Basel in 2005 with five rooms for language teaching and extra tuition.

Today academia consists of ...

11 language centres

… 3 learning centres

… 3 bilingual primary school

… two English-language college


Our history

23 April 2020 The language school is given a new name and image – academia language school becomes Academia Languages.
17 March 2020 Despite the Federal Council ban on traditional classroom teaching, various academia schools can continue to offer classes during the corona crisis by means of a swift transition to distance learning using Zoom, Teams, Adobe Connect and Skype.
1 January 2020 Restructuring of Academia Group Switzerland AG: The schools are united within Academia Schools GmbH under leadership of Peter Petrin and Ludovic Allenspach. academia language school, academia integration and academia global become part of Academia Education AG, led by Andreas Földényi, Lynn Strebel and Gabriella Crescini.
Acquisition of Favoris Holding AG and its subsidiaries Der Leader Personal AG, Der Leader Personalservice AG, Der Leader Personaldienstleistungen AG, Peppercorn Human Experts AG, Favoris AG and IPS Individuelle Personal Service AG and their investments in Adsano Engineering AG and Clover Coaching AG
Relocation of the College in Basel to Heuwaage (down town) in Basel ("City school"). Andreas Földényi was the director of Allegra! Languages & Integration and is now co-owner.
Financial support by the Canton
Takeover of bilingual all-day school Terra Nova in Zurich
Takeover of Small Foot AG (Child care)
Takeover of Business Language Center BLC (Zurich)
Takeover of akzent GmbH, Sprachreisen
Takeover of Global English GmbH Basel
Takeover of The Language Professionals Luzern
Start of the bilingual school for highly talented children and adolescents in Reinach (BL)
Takeover of Sprachen- und Handelsschule SundH, Amriswil Opening of academia Amriswil branch
Merger of academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG with academia Bilingual School AG and academia College AG to academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Schweiz AG
Start of the German-speaking Sekundarschule in Reinach BL
Takeover of Learn In AG, Reinach BL Further learning centre location in the Basel region
Opening of academia Zug branch
Opening of academia Basel-Land branch Merger with Avantage AG, Bern and hence opening of academia Bern branch
Takeover of Il Ponte language school in Caslano and hence opening of academia Ticino branch
Opening of academia Lausanne branch
First license agreement with academia Biel
Takeover of Voca Luzern AG; in the following year renaming and opening of academia Lucerne branch
Opening of academia Valais branch
Foundation of academia Bilingual School AG, Basel Kindergarten, primary school and Progymnasium (lower stage of grammar school) with bilingual teaching in German and English
Foundation of academia College AG, Basel English-taught programme preparing students for British A-Levels and running examinations.
Merger of in-tuition AG and academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG Expansion in learning centre and the area of learning with children and young persons
College Opening with 16 students at Schifflände in Basel
Foundation of Sprachen und Lernen GmbH in Zurich to manage Hull’s School in Zurich
Foundation of academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG Focus on open group courses and company training in and around Basel