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University credits & qualifications

ECTS credits – European Students

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union.

Alpine French School’s courses may be transferred to ECTS credits.  To arrange this you need to contact the French department at your university before starting your course with us.  They will provide you with detailed information of how to arrange your credit and then we will provide all documentation required.

American Students

American students who would like to use their course with us to receive credits towards their American university course should contact the French department or the study abroad department of their university to ask for further information about how to arrange this.  We will then provide all documentation required by your American University.

CSN for Swedish Students: Financial Aid for Studies

Students from Sweden can apply for financial aid for post-secondary language courses abroad through CSN, the Swedish Student organisation.  Please contact us for further information about the grants available to you or visit www.csn.se

German Students: Bildungsurlaub

In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to apply for up to an extra 5 days of educational leave per year that are to be used for professional advanced training which can be cumulated to make 10 days over 2 years. Intensive language courses have become a popular option for Bildungsurlaub as it allows employees to travel and advance their foreign language skills abroad.

DELF, DALF, TCF (Internationally Recognised French Diplomas)

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The TCF is the French language diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education.  It assesses the level of a person’s French language for general purposes.  It is intended for people who are not native French speakers and who, for professional, personal or academic reasons, wish to have their competency in French assessed and certified simply, reliably and quickly.  It is required to obtain French citizenship and it can be useful if you plan to work in a French company, in a French-speaking country or for an International Organisation.


  • October 10th, 2019

Alpine French School goes green!

Every day sees new headlines about climate change and what we can do to save our planet.  At Alpine French School, we wanted to do our bit too.  After all, we live in such a beautiful location and we want to preserve this as much as possible.  So we thought…

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  • October 4th, 2019

New Website

Alpine French School have launched their new website, so why not take a look and see what you think?   On the new website you should be able to find everything you could possibly need to know about the Alpine French School from the courses they offer, summer camps, lessons,…

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  • October 1st, 2019

AFS Barcelona to Morzine bike ride

Living in the mountains all year round isn’t for everyone, but most of the people I know live here for the same reasons…. to try and live everyday to its full potential. In Morzine we have everything you could possibly need for a day of adventure wether that is on…

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Use a Training Budget to finance your French Course!

Many of you will have finished work and trying to find things to do until the snow starts to fall and the Winter Season arrives.   The tonnes of Harley Davidson’s have died down, the humming of the rally cars and the Aroo of the Spartans is over again until…

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