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Grammar for dummies C’est bien vs C’est bon

GRAMMAR FOR DUMMIES : C’est bien vs C’est bon When to use « c’est bon » ? When to use « c’est bien » ?   When to use « c’est bon » ? « C’est bon » is used to express a physical sensation.   Examples : J’adore le chocolat, c’est tellement bon ! Faire la sieste au soleil, c’est vraiment bon. Faire du sport et manger…


Preparing for our French Summer Camp

Maybe you have booked our French Summer Camp, or another Summer Camp….or maybe you are considering booking a Summer Camp.  Here are some tips on how to prepare and how to be prepared for your time at Alpine French School’s French Summer Camp: Travel Documents: be sure to remember essential items such as passport, travel…


GRAMMAR FOR DUMMIES Bien / Bon

GRAMMAR FOR DUMMIES : Bon/ Bien When do we use « bon » ? When do we use « bien » ?   BON BON à gives you information about a noun, so it’s an adjective. In French adjectives agree with the nouns, which means that if the noun is feminin, the adjective will be feminin too, same thing if the noun…


Choosing a French Summer Camp

If you are reading this blog, you are probably thinking about booking a French Summer Camp.  Maybe this is the first time your children (or yourself if you are the student reading this!) will go to a Summer Camp in France or maybe you have been to some different camps already.  There are many Summer…


French Summer Camp: book now!

  2017 is off to a good start and the months are speeding by!  It is already the Easter holidays and this means that people’s thoughts are turning to the summer and their holidays.  Most children and teenagers have 6-10 weeks holiday or even more!  They need a break from the routine of school, the…


Grammar for Dummies SHOULD

  How do we translate « should » into French ? How does the structure work ?   How do we translate « should » into French ? French people use the verb « devoir » to express « should ». Attention, « devoir » when used in the present tense means « must » or « have to ». But if we change the tense of « devoir » and conjugate it in…


Mini French Intensive Courses

  On the following dates, we will be running mini French Intensive Courses. The perfect way to give your French a boost in just one week but to also have time for work, play and life in general.  Classes will be run in the mornings from 9h-10h30 when the children are in school so if…


Recruiting: Business English Teachers

Alpine French School and English.fr are looking to recruit Business English Teachers in the Morzine area. English.fr is the branch of Alpine French School that offers Professional English training to businesses in the area and throughout France. With offices all over France, English.fr is one of the largest Business English training providers in France. We…


Grammar for dummies : EN

When do we use the preposition « en » ? This preposition seems to be used a lot but when is it correct and when it isn’t ?! « En » is in front of the following :   A date : Ex : Je suis arrivée à Morzine en 2003.         Elle est née en 1956.        Henri a participé à la guerre…


French Courses this Spring in Morzine

  We have several different options available for you if will still be in Morzine after the winter season and are looking to improve your French.   Budget French Lessons   Our budget French lessons are a great flexible way to work on your French at a reasonable price. Club together with a friend to…


Read on to find out how our French Summer Camp in France can suit your family!

Spring is in the air and it is prime booking season for our French Summer Camp in France! Families are confirming their plans for the summer holidays and researching educational and fun options for their children during the break.   Our French Summer Camp in France is a perfect addition to summer holiday plans with…


4-week French Course!

  Join our Weekly French Courses for 4 weeks – a quick way to brush up your French!   4 weeks – 1h30 per week – week of 20th January to week of 10th April 2017 Here are the different times according to levels. Please let me know which level would suit you best. Beginner…


Grammar for Dummies: Could

  Why is this word so confusing in French ? The reason is quite simple, the French mainly have two ways of expressing it while in Engish there is only one way (= could).   Sometimes when using « could » we refer to an action in the past.   Ex : When I was young, I could … Here…


C’est nul

Pas intéressant, pas motivant. En anglais = It’s lame


French Training Budgets for Inter-season and Summer French Courses

Want to take a French Course in Inter-season or Summer using a Training Budget? Then now is the time to apply! Many people don’t realise that they qualifty for a training budget to cover the cost of their French courses and if they do, they don’t really understand how they work….   In order to…


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  • Grammar for dummies C’est bien vs C’est bon
    GRAMMAR FOR DUMMIES : C’est bien vs C’est bon When to use « c’est bon » ? When to use « c’est bien » ?   When to use « c’est bon » ? « C’est bon » is used to express a physical sensation.   Examples : J’adore le chocolat, c’est...
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