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English Immersion Week

For the second year running, the Sainte Marie school in Morzine has asked Alpine French School to organise an English Immersion week at their primary school.  A great initiative by the school Director, Jean-Michel Gachet to expose the children to English for a whole week in addition to the bits of English they do throughout the year as part of their regular curriculum.

 

Alpine French School/Alpine English teachers plus Anglophone parents and Anglophone activity organisers take over the school for the week to provide a full curriculum of English lessons and a wide variety of activities throughout the week.  The variety of activities exposes children to English in many different ways and shows them that English isn’t just something they learn in their school books, that they can listen to instructions in English, learn to take part in activities using English commands and they can also try and communicate in English.  During the English lessons, the focus is on conversational activities and getting them using the English they learn.

 

Often in our school systems, children concentrate on reading, writing and grammar so they have a wide but shallow knowledge of foreign languages and typically find it hard to actually use the language outside of the classroom environment.  Most of us as adults have experienced this, that after years of studying a language, we visit the country and are paralysed when we have to try and say a simple sentence!  The idea behind getting children used to speaking and communicating in a foreign language at a young age, is that this opens pathways in their brain meaning that language learning is more natural and comes with a greater amount of ease throughout their life!

 

The children took part in activities such as sport, cricket, gymnastics, arts and crafts, cooking, circus and aerial skills, dance and drama.  We would like to thank the children for their enthusiasm, the teachers for all of their hard work and for all of the activity providers for preparing such great activities!

For more information on English or French Lessons for children, you can email us on info@alpinefrenchschool.com.  Circus Workshops were provided by Amy at Morezen Yoga and dance and drama workshops by Alice at Madhouse


French Courses this December and January

We all have heavy hearts about the decisions made by the French government this last week to keep resorts, bars and restaurants closed until January 2021.  The situation is complicated and we understand the decisions but these will have a huge impact on Morzine, the Alps and the ski industry.…

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  • November 22nd, 2020

Qualiopi Audit Certification Passed!

Alpine French School is pleased to announce that we have passed our audit certification ‘Qualiopi’.  It is recognition of our quality processes that we have been putting in place for several years. Alpine French School is a government approved language training centre and all government training organisations have to take…

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French Translation Services & General Assistance

Alpine French School offers a range of services to help you negotiate the French system…..with our bilingual team of experienced staff, we are the perfect choice to help you! Carte de Séjour Applications With Brexit looming, many people need to apply for a Carte de Séjour to be able to…

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French Summer Camps 2021

We were fortunate to be able to run French Summer camps in 2020 despite Covid complicating international travel.  Life in Morzine, like elsewhere in the world, has changed in the last 6 months.  However because the majority of Morzine’s activities take place outdoors, we are very lucky that life has…

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