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French Christmas Traditions
November 7th, 2022

French Christmas Traditions

Advent calendars – les calendriers de l’Avent French children open Advent Calendars like in many other countries during the month of December leading up to Christmas.   Postcards from Père Noël Letters from French kids to Father Christmas always receive a response from Santa. Since 1962, France has had a…

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greetings in French
November 6th, 2022

Les Salutations: Greetings in French

This month, we will not focus on a specific grammar point but on vocabulary! We are going to look at greetings in French. Here are the different ways to say “Hi” according to the time of the day and the person you are speaking to.   salut hi bienvenue welcome…

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November 3rd, 2022

Alpine French School au coeur de Morzine

Apprendre le français pendant ses vacances, c’est possible ! Avec Alpine french school, vous pouvez conjuguer l’utile à l’agréable. Tous les étés, dans le petit village de Morzine se réunit une irréductible équipe de professeurs pour enseigner le français à des anglophones. Précurseur, Morzine est, au début du XXᵉ siècle, un…

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October 27th, 2022

Halloween and La Toussaint

Joyeux Halloween! Halloween in France differs from the celebration we know in english-speaking countries. This however, does not mean you can’t have your fun if you celebrate the holiday. Traditionally on the 31st October, children and adults dress up to enjoy the celebrations, either at parties or trick-or-treating in the…

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Things to do in Morzine in the Winter

Winter Bucket list Why visit Morzine this winter? The question should be, why NOT visit Morzine this winter? With one of the largest ski areas in Europe on its doorstep, Morzine is a gorgeous alpine town that still functions year round while welcoming huge amounts of international tourists each Winter…

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September 30th, 2022

Emmanuel Macron and French Politics: A quick guide

The French Political System It is important to understand and be aware of the political system in France if you are planning on moving here. France is ruled by a semi-presidential system of government. The President appoints the Prime Minister as the head of said government. The bicameral parliament consists…

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September 12th, 2022

Spend your next French summer holiday in Morzine!

Being in September and easing into interseason work, the AFS team wanted to reflect on summer 2022, and what a summer it has been!   Following our extremely successful juniors summer day camp, adult intensive group courses as well as weeklies and private lessons , we are pleased to have…

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September 2nd, 2022

Netflix et Canapé

In other words, how to binge watch Netflix while immersing yourself in the French language at the same time! Gone are the days where you sit around all day feeling guilty after having just binged 3 seasons of your favourite show. Aside from learning French with us in a classroom…

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June 26th, 2022

Must-See Events in Morzine this Summer 2022

Fancy a fun-filled Summer with something for all of the family? Look no further…   If you have never been to the mountains during the Summer, you really are missing out. Although your first thought of Morzine may be as a Ski Resort, our idyllic location means there are always…

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Interseason 2022 French Courses

Winter is over and the inter-season is finally here!   So why not take this down time to enrol in one of our French group courses this spring. Have a look through our online booking system below for all the courses, days and times available: https://bookeo.com/alpine_french_school   Face-to-face group courses…

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December 12th, 2021

Christmas in France – What to expect

Just like everywhere else in the world, Father Christmas (known as Père Noël or Papa Noël in France) brings gifts to children who have been well-behaved on Christmas Day. The sapin de Noël (Christmas tree) is the main decoration in homes, streets, shops, and offices. On le Réveillon (Christmas Eve),…

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December 8th, 2021

Vous or Tu : Which one do I use?!

The subject pronouns Tu and Vous can be quite confusing for English speakers when they are first learning French, considering we only have one subject pronoun to mean you in English. However, once you get your head around how to use it, you will see it’s not as difficult as…

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December 2nd, 2021

The ‘C’ Word – What are the COVID rules for French ski resorts this Winter?

  After 2 years of obeying rules and restrictions, we have all our fingers (and toes!) crossed for a normal Winter. We are excited to welcome our international students and get on the slopes! However, in order for everything to run smoothly, we all need to be sensible and continue…

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November 25th, 2021

French Courses this winter

If you’re keen to work on your French this winter, Alpine French School is running group courses for seasonnaires and locals. You can possibly get your course funded by the government if you are on a French contract and your manager approves this. The deadline to apply for the funding…

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September 23rd, 2021

Affordable private French lessons using tax credits

Alpine French School now offers ‘Services à la Personne’ which means that you can use tax credits to get 50% off your French lessons.  We are pleased to be able to offer affordable high quality French (& English) lessons for people living in the local area. There is no paperwork…

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