To read more about each of the French courses we offer in the winter, please click on the link below:
Alpine French School organises Learn French and Ski/Snowboard packages including:
- Intensive French Course: 2 or 4 hours per day x 5 days
- 6 days’ skiing per week (at your leisure with other students: tuition can be arranged as an extra)
- 6 day Portes du Soleil full-area liftpass
- Have your own flat in central Morzine or immerse yourself with half-board accommodation in one of our host families
- Free wi-fi in the school
- Courses from 1 -16 weeks
- Suitable for all levels of skiing/snowboarding and all levels of French
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Our school is in the beautiful French Alpine town of Morzine. Enjoy skiing and snowboarding literally on your doorstep in the winter, or a range of summer adventure activities such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing and much more in the summer. If that’s all a little too adventurous with you, relax and rejuvenate in the Alpine air, chill out at the turquoise swimming lakes or in a pavement café.
When you arrive at Alpine French School, you will instantly feel at home. With our informal, friendly atmosphere, we really care about our students, their progression and enjoyment. We do everything we can during your time with us to develop your communication skills, provide an ideal learning environment and keep an eye on your well-being and happiness.
Small group sizes
Our maximum group size for an Intensive French Course 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.
Our school is located just on the outskirts of Morzine centre . Enjoy our bright classrooms, friendly reception, multi-media area and student lounge. Our free WIFI means you can read your emails and surf for free on one of the in-house computers or on your phone or ipad.
At Alpine French School, our dynamic management team come from a variety of educational backgrounds and our considerable combined experience makes our school unique. We combine the best from international teaching methods and ideologies with the enthusiasm and innovation offered by our teachers to offer a truly enriching and memorable experience.
French Cultural Activity Programme
At Alpine French School, you get the opportunity to sign up for our French cultural activities to practice your French in real life situations with French locals while enjoying some social and cultural activities including wine & cheese tasting, French cooking lessons, dinner with a French family and much more! You will receive information about the programme upon arrival at Alpine French School.
You could find yourself in a group in your Intensive French Course 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 (mid-December – End April) : 2 or 4 hours per day (9h-11h and/or 16h-18h)
If you choose our Intensive course, the course will run at 16h-18h, if you choose our Super Intensive course lessons will be: 9h-11h and 16h-18h.
Intensive French Courses run Monday – Friday. In the case of low numbers, private intensive courses may be substituted for group courses.
Private Lesson times are flexible and suit your availability.
Please visit our Weekly French Lessons page for our timetables
“The one to one private intensive format worked really well and was the best part of my course, I think the school has got it right! The teachers are the best, go to Alpine French School!” Christine Clegg (Private Intensive Course)
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 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 are looking for a more intensive study option, then look into our Super Intensive French Courses
If you would like to book or receive more information about our 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.