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Alpine French School Blog

November 24th, 2015

How long does it take to learn French?

This is a question that we often get asked by our students! And the answer is that it depends on several things…. First of all, you have to take your starting level into consideration. If you already speak French to a good level, then you will achieve fluency more quickly…

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November 17th, 2015

How can I learn French quickly?

Now this is a question we often get asked!   Of course all of our students want to progress quickly and we are happy to try and help, and there are many things that you can do to help yourself along the way….   Take a French Intensive Course Alpine French…

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November 13th, 2015

French Intensive Course November: Student feedback 2

We asked a couple of students taking a French Intensive Course with us this month for some feedback on what they thought about their course…. Why did you decide to take a French Intensive Course with Alpine French School?   I’ve studied at Alpine French School before and I like…

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November 10th, 2015

French Intensive Course November: student feedback

We asked a couple of students taking a French Intensive Course with us this month for some feedback on what they thought about their course…. Why did you decide to take a French Intensive Course with Alpine French School? Because I need to try and speak to my neighbours at…

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November 5th, 2015

Why take a French Intensive Course in a smaller school with small group sizes?

Our French Intensive Courses at Alpine French School run in small groups or 2-8 students with our average class size being 5 students. Many language schools place students in large classes of up to 20 students. So why are smaller groups best?   We do everything we can to make…

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November 3rd, 2015

French Immersion in Luxury

If you fancy learning French and enjoying French immersion and luxury at the same time, then take a look at our latest package!   Guests can stay at Chalet Guytaune, home to a hot tub, sauna, and a French chef (for food and French language immersion!). Time is split between…

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October 26th, 2015

French Intensive Courses: from a Teacher’s Perspective!

Here at Alpine French School, we have several teachers who teach on our French Intensive Courses every week. We decided to ask them some questions about our French Intensive Courses to see how things look from their perspective!   Describe a typical day teaching a French Intensive Course at Alpine…

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October 19th, 2015

French Intensive Course: Amelia Pearson (International triathlete)

Amelia Pearson, an Australian international triathlete, is now an ongoing student of Alpine French School regularly taking French Intensive Courses with us. Read a bit more about her here:   Why did you decide to move to France? I travelled a lot when I was racing triathlons. I really enjoyed…

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October 17th, 2015

Alpine French School recrute…

Recherche assistante polyvalente d’administration bilingue pour école de langues – Temps partiel L’école de langues Alpine French School recherche une personne à temps partiel pour compléter son équipe administrative.   Personnalité recherchée : Vous êtes flexible, sociable, dynamique, autonome et rigoureux(se). Vous avez le sens de l’organisation, du contact client…

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October 16th, 2015

French Intensive Courses: pre-season

Are you thinking about improving your French before the winter season? If so, our French Intensive Courses in November and early December could be the perfect way to boost your French while waiting for the resort to open! Maybe you need to improve your French to get a job for…

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French Intensive Course Student
October 13th, 2015

French Intensive Course: one of our latest students

Urszula from Poland was one of our latest students to take a French Intensive Course at Alpine French School this October. A little bit about Urszula: She chose to come to Morzine to study French because she loves the mountains and hiking.  She chose a great time of year to…

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French holiday courses - snow shoeing at night
October 10th, 2015

Living in Morzine: an expat story

1.  What brought you to Morzine? Originally I moved to Morzine for the winter snowsports but I soon fell in love with the area and I love being in Morzine all year round 2.  What did you do for work when you first arrived? Initially I worked as a chalet…

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October 8th, 2015

10 English words the French can’t pronounce and 10 French words the English can’t pronounce

English tongue-twisters Thorough and Through “fuh-ruh” and “froo” The ‘th’ sound doesn’t exist in French, and how could you know that ‘ough’ is pronounced differently in both words!   Beach “beech” French people can’t help pronouncing this word the same as a female dog, much to most English people’s amusement!…

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October 7th, 2015

Day in the Life of a teacher

French lessons don’t start until 3pm in the winter season to leave plenty of time for our students to ski, so during the morning, Lucille will either be teaching other lessons, or if she has a free morning going skiing and enjoying the beautiful mountains. It’s important that our teachers…

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October 6th, 2015

Moving to France

With the global population becoming increasingly mobile, more and more non-French natives are coming to live in France.  France has an attraction for many people: the language, the food, the culture, the variety of what the country has to offer, and its perfect location to also explore the rest of…

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