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Budget Conversation Classes on Zoom!

Conversation Classes on Zoom Being able to have a conversation in French is most people’s number one motivation to take lessons.  Get all the tools you need in just 2 x 5 hour modules! Module 1 : The Conversation Toolbox Regardless of your level, there are tools that you need before…

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March 20th, 2021

How do the French celebrate a wedding?

Every country has it’s own way of celebrating a wedding.  This happy occasion is celebrated in different ways all over the world, but what are the specific ways of celebrating in France when a couple get married? Before the wedding, it used to be tradition that only the groom would…

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February 26th, 2021

French Traditions and Stereotypes

Croissants: do French people eat croissants for breakfast every day? No! Most French people eat breakfast at home so don’t eat fresh croissants from the ‘boulangerie’ on a daily basis.  Croissants and pain au chocolat are popular on more relaxed days for example at weekends or on holiday.  Many people…

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February 16th, 2021

French Easter Traditions

Easter is one of the main religious celebrations in France after Christmas.  Easter marks the resurrection of Christ and the end of the 40 days of lent so this is an important Christian religious festival. In France, Easter Monday is a public holiday.  Easter is called ‘Pâques’ with a capital…

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February 12th, 2021

French Bank Holidays

The French are well known for having more bank holidays than many other countries!  So how many do they actually have, what are they and how do bank holidays work in France…..?   French call bank holidays ‘fériés’ or ‘jours fériés’ and in France (unlike in the UK for example),…

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February 7th, 2021

French Lessons paid for by the French government

If you have been put on furlough (chômage/activité partielle), then the French government are offering to finance your French lessons.  Most sectors including mountain and tourism businesses have their training fees paid 100%. What about Business Owners and Auto-Entrepreneurs? Business owners and auto-entrepreneurs can also quality for training budgets to…

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February 5th, 2021

French Traditions: Mardi Gras

Are you ready to get dressed up or eat pancakes?  Lots of French people and people around the world celebrate Mardi Gras. But how did the name come about and what are the origins of and traditions around Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras was originally a religious festival.  It takes place…

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January 25th, 2021

French Traditions: Chandeleur

On 2nd February each year, French people celebrate La Chandeleur.  In English this is known as Candlemass. This falls 40 days after Christmas and signifies the day that Jesus was presented at the temple.  The festival was created in 472 by the Pope The name ‘Chandeleur’ comes from the candles…

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January 13th, 2021

Book your French Summer Camp now!

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for Summer 2021! We have been working hard to make our 2021 French Summer Camps better than ever before.  2020 was a difficult year and everyone deserves a great summer break in 2021…. A new activity programme including great adventure…

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January 8th, 2021

Winter 2021 French Courses

If you are here in Morzine for the winter and like many of us, you have some spare time on your hands, why not make good use of your time to work on your French! Alpine French School are running a variety of courses both at our school and online.…

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December 16th, 2020

English Workshops for Expat Children & Teenagers

Are you an English speaking family living in France? If your children and teenagers are schooled in France, they may need a little helping hand with their English since their education is all conducted in French. If you are interested in giving their English a boost during the school holidays…

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December 11th, 2020

French Clinics for Children & Teenagers during Christmas holidays 2020 – 2021

We are running French Clinics for children and teenagers during the Christmas and New Year holidays 2020 – 2021. These clinics or workshops are not traditional French Lessons.  They are run by our qualified, native-speaker teachers who are experienced in French teaching for all levels and ages.  During these clinics,…

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Seasonnaire Courses for the start of the season

At Alpine French School, we are here to help local businesses at this complicated time. We are offering an 8 hour winter-season ‘crash’ course which targets the language you and your staff will need for the particularities of this season: Monday 28th December (4pm-6pm) – Thursday 31st December (11am-1pm) at Alpine…

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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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