Opt for a higher international course of 4 to 9 months (gap year possible)
Student in gap year or young professional you want to invest fully in an international program to access a position of responsibility of the wine industry, we offer the Elite Program.
Theoretical and operational objectives are:
- To know how to talk in ENGLISH on the wine, the terroirs, the vineyards and the vintages.
- Acquire the specific vocabulary of the vine and wine. – Master the knowledge of international wines and spirits
- Discover an international company and apply its language skills and wines and spirits products (optional )
1. Elite Program – English of Wine (or others languages), WSET 3 and internship in a wine company (option) abroad
This annual program takes place in total immersion abroad (destination to choose) in 3 steps:
– Language training (WINE ENGLISH, SPANISH, CHINESE or FRENCH)
– Knowledge Training in Wine and Spirits (WSET3- professional level
–Practical internship in company (optional)
English of wine study ( or others languages)- from 4 to 8 weeks – learn more
- INTENSIVE 20 classes in the morning in international school downtown with private lessons in the afternoon in English Wine (3 hours / week) at the teacher’s. Goal to get you from 1 (4 weeks) to 2 levels (8 weeks) to reach the professional leve
For those who have already reached this level, the duration of English lessons can be reduced to 2 weeks.
Passing the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) for those who choose England
WSET 3 classes ( in english) – 1 month – learn more
Level 2 becomes the minimum and the 3 will allow you to differentiate yourself in your future career.
This training provides in-depth knowledge of the wine producing regions of the world as well as viticulture and oenology principles. The tasting becomes a key element of the training, the objective for the candidate is to be able to analyze a wine blind (its climates, grape varieties, terroirs, etc.). A minimum level of preliminary knowledge is required to participate.
Our partner companies only accept wset level3.
Optional: An internship in a wine company- From 3 to 6 months – learn more
We offer an optional internship / contract placement in foreign companies partners of the wine industry for periods of 3 to 6 months in various fields of wine tourism (winery), sales to the individual and professional (wholesaler, store), import (importer), product marketing (supplier), …
The program according to the subject takes place with 3 phases:
- Discovery of the company’s environment, its wines and its customers
- Linguistic focus and product –
- Accompaniment of the training supervisor in the field with practical cases – focus on the problematic defined in the thesis – Writing a thesis in English
As part of the internship no remuneration or gratuity is automatically allocated depending on the countries of destination (contact us). However for qualified trainees it is common to obtain the gratuities covering the totality of the expenses of life in the country.
Foreign companies likely to welcome you on an internship remain the only decision makers of the levels of gratification and the admissibility of your application without any commitment on our part.
For a program the impossibility of placement in internship in company does not worth modification or cancellation of the whole program and only the refund of the expenses of placement in internship in company will be carried out.
2. Sélection of applications
A selection on presentation of a commercial wine training (minimum BTS).
From 1990 € to 4990 € for a period of 6 months (depending on the destination and duration of language training).
The bonus or remuneration usually covers the cost of accommodation and food
You can join this program at any time of the year (Monday).
5. Multi-certification training
This program is intended to make you operational for a company recruiting an executive with an international dimension speaking a professional English/Spanish/Chines/French perfectly knowing the wines of the worlds and having experience in a foreign company (optional).
At the end of the course you will obtain several certificates valuing your CV, Business English (BULATS), knowledge in wine (WSET) and a letter of recommendation from the company (optional).
Our language holidays do not open the right to student status and may, depending on the case, be part of professional training.
The Elite WS 2 and 3 programs, which are identical in all the schools, also adapt to the specificities of the country, particularly in terms of content of business experiences and wines tasted.
An interview with the candidate will guide you to the most appropriate destination for your career plan.
- English language: Cape Town (South Africa), Adelaide (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), Londres (United Kingdom)
- Spanish language: Bilbao Rioja (Spain), Santiago (Chile) and Mendoza (Argentina)
- Chinese language: Beijing (China)
- French language: Bordeaux (France)
Afrique Du Sud - Cape Town
Immersion Business du vin à Stellenbosch, Franschoeck, Paarl et Hermanus.
Angleterre - Londres
Examples of our last promotion
Graduate students (Gap Year) or young professionals around the world live a unique immersion experience tailored to their personal and professional projects.
Clément T. (March - 6 months-, South Africa, English Wine and Wine Trade - Importer)
Clement from luxury L’Oréal as an engineer and integrating a large wine business school (M1) in the next season decided to spend 7 months to learn wine
Wine English : 4 weeks of courses in Cape Town with our private teacher Lucie (Consultant enology).
Internship at a wine importer in the Cape region: Clément’s goal is to boost sales of wines to high-end customers (celebrities, politicians …) who belong to a club.
Aurélia L. (January - 9 months-, South Australia, English Wine, WSET2 and Wine Tourism - Winery)
Aurélia from Sancerroise region after brilliant studies in MBA Wine Business in Bordeaux wanted to leave for 1 year in Australia to discover new horizons.
Wine English : 4 weeks of classes at an international school as well as with our private teacher Lucas. Aurélia wanted a focus related to wine tourism.
WSET2: 4 Saturdays let him know about the world’s wines and get the certificate.
SInternship in an Australian Winery (6 months): Aurélia participated in the vinification, animated the sales , guided the visitors in the winery, created communication campaigns, met the professional buyers …
3 buddies of TBS bachelor wine trade (October 2018 - 9 months-, South Africa, English Wine, WSET 2 and Wine Trade in Wineries)
Integrate our elite Wine Level 2 program with colleagues it’s possible!
Indeed, 3 buddies join our Elite Program in Cape Town.
These former students of TBS bachelor Vin came in May to see us saying we want to travel for 2 years to better master the wine to create together on their return a wine bar or a wine distribution company.
We have integrated them into our Elite program in South Africa for a period of 9 months where they will study English Wine for 8 weeks in downtown Cape Town, pass the WSET 1 Spirit and the WSET 2 Wine & amp; Spirit and integrate 3 South African wine production companies for 6 months with very different and complementary missions related to the entrepreneurship project.
The next step will be American …… To follow!
English Elite WS- Cape Town
in Cape Town
Located in the city center and on the outskirts of the city
English Elite WS- London
In the pedestrian area of the commercial district