The following people teach English at our school

Nuria Bischof

Michael Bühler

Claude Douguet

Thomas Hofstetter, Head of Department

Kathrin Kobelt Baumann

Elena Papachristos

Andrea L. Rassel

Tanja Rupper-Beyeler

Stefan Spinas

Nico Sturzenegger

Katharina Ulmschneider


Language Assistant 2018-19:  Adam Stewart


The English curriculum at State Colleges of Higher Education in St.Gallen



We work with English File, third edition, Intermediate.

English File, online Version


Matura Exams

The final Matura exams consist of a written test (translation, reading comprehension, essay) and an oral interview.

Example of a written Matura exam


Language Certificates

The school offers electoral courses for different language certificates

- CAE (Advanced)

- CPE (Proficiency).

Here you can find more information about these Camebridge Exams.



Language course in England

3rd year students can choose to spend 3 weeks in Bournemouth , Totnes , or Worthing to improve their English skills. Students can sign up for this course in BUI. The trip is organized by Linguista.

Language courses in England for our bilingual courses

At the end of their second year, bilingual students spend 4 weeks at one of the following English language schools:


English Departments at Swiss Universities  
Zürich http://esweb.unizh.ch/
Basel http://engsem.unibas.ch/
Bern http://www.ens.unibe.ch/content/
Fribourg http://lettres.unifr.ch/de/sprachen-literaturen/englisch.html
Neuenburg http://www2.unine.ch/anglais/
Lausanne http://www.unil.ch/angl
Genf http://www.unige.ch/lettres/angle/index_en.html
Literature Guides  
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/
The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/
General Interest  
British politics Visit the Prime Minister at <a class="external-link-new-window" href="http://www.number10.gov.uk//">10 Downing Street</a>
American politics Visit the President at the <a class="external-link-new-window" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/">White House</a>
Britain for tourists Visit <a class="external-link-new-window" href="http://www.visitbritain.com/de/CH/">Britain</a>