We try to make all of our students feel at home at Alpine French School. The school has a informal, friendly atmosphere and we do everything we can to look after our students, their progression and enjoyment. We help you to develop your communication skills, provide an ideal learning environment and keep an eye on your well-being and happiness.
Small group sizes
In your intensive course group classes, our maximum group size is 10 students but our average is 6. What this small group interaction means is that you’ll get personalised attention from the teacher, making your learning more effective so basically you will improve more quickly. Of course, during your private lessons you get one-to-one tuition focussing entirely on your needs.
Our school is based right in the mountain town of Morzine. Enjoy our bright classrooms, friendly reception, multi-media centre and student lounge. Log on to our free WIFI to check your emails and surf the web for free on one of the in-house computers or on your phone or ipad.
Our school is in the beautiful French Alpine town of Morzine. In the winter, you can ski and snowboard and be at the school within 5 minutes of leaving the slopes. In the summer, Morzine offers a great array of summer adventure activities such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing and much more. If that’s all a little too adventurous with you, chill-out in the Alpine air, relax at the turquoise swimming lakes or on the terrace of a café.
At Alpine French School, our dynamic management team come from a variety of educational backgrounds and our combined experience makes our school unique. We combine the best bits from international teaching methods and ideologies and this coupled with the enthusiasm and innovation offered by our teachers means that we can offer a truly enriching and memorable experience.
You could find yourself in a group with a Brazilian law student, an Australian ambassador, a financial consultant working in Geneva, an oil worker from Africa, a writer from the UK, a professional triathlete or an Olympic snowboarder ! Our students come from varied nationalities and backgrounds to make our classes a very interesting place to learn ! The one thing they all have in common is wanting to improve their French in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and to get an insight into the French language and culture.
Winter season (December – April) : 8h30-10h30 and 15h-17h group lessons
Summer season (July and August) : 9h15-12h15 + afternoon private lessons
June and November : 9h-12h* + afternoon private lessons
Intensive French Courses run Monday – Friday
*subject to availability during the inter-season months of May and November where private intensive courses will be suggested in case of low numbers
You will go through a variety of linguistic activities during your time at Alpine French School so that you approach French from all different perspectives and in varied situations from conversational activities, pronunciation exercises, games, quizzes, songs, discussions, comedy sketches, commenting on authentic videos, role-playing in everyday situations so that at the end of the course, you will be readily understood in everyday situations. By speaking French in a friendly school environment and with our partner shops, bars and restaurants, you can practise talking in French in many different situations and this is the key to progression ! Reading, writing and grammar are also developed as the foundations of the language but the focus in lesson time is on oral communication.
Our pedagogical team and all of the Alpine French School staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The programme of each Super Intensive French course is tailor-made to the needs of the individual classes and is relevant to their level and objectives. The lessons are all interactive to provide plenty of interactive conversational activities which focus on speaking and listening skills. Our teachers enjoy keeping up to date with all the latest ideas in education and are constantly developing new fun yet educational lessons to ensure that students progress as much as possible while being motivated and enjoying their lessons with Alpine French School.
If you would like to book or receive more information about our French Intensive French Courses, or if you have any questions, please email us via our booking form. We evaluate all of our students before enrolling them on a course to ensure that everyone is placed in a group at a suitable level. We also like to discuss students’ objectives to ensure that everyone is placed on a course that suits their aims in French language learning.