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Family French Courses

Are you looking for an interesting family holiday? Our Family French Courses are designed so that everyone in the family has a great holiday, improves their French and tries some great activities at the same time! Based in the beautiful vibrant Alpine town of Morzine, Alpine French School offers Family French Courses during July and August.

Centre de vacances
Learn French and Watersports
Lakeside beach and swimming

Family French Courses: Information

Key Hours
9h-12h30: Junior & Adult French Courses
12h30-13h30: Lunch, children eat at the junior centre if doing full days
13h30-16h30/17h30: Junior & Adult activities
16h30/17h30 onwards: Spend late afternoon and evening as a family
Juniors attend our Day Camp from 9h-16h30 (6-10yrs) or 9h-17h30 (11-17yrs)
Adults: morning French Intensive Course + afternoon activities or free-time

Accommodation

1.  Family rooms

We offer families accommodation in 2 rooms in our shared apartments so that parents and children can meet fellow students of all nationalities.  Centrally located and of a high standard, this option is very popular with our students.

2. Private Apartments

We have some people who come to take a Family French course with us who prefer their own private apartment or chalet. We have one private apartment ourselves and we can also arrange private apartments. We work with Elevation AlpsMorzine Immobilier and More Mountain for this.

 

Ages

Junior Day Camp: 6-17 years of age

Adult French Intensive Courses: minimum age 16 years, no maximum age!

 

Junior Lessons

Morning lessons for juniors take place from 9h-12h30 Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break.  Junior Day Camp lessons are designed to be fun and to complement academic studies.  Our teachers specialise in bringing French to life and putting this into context via a range of activities, games, songs and little outings.  Juniors work on projects and speak French to the locals out and about in Morzine.  For students studying for their GCSE, IB or A-level, we can provide more exam focussed sessions.

Junior Activities

Our qualified native-speaker activity leaders put together an activity programme each week for our juniors with a wide range of activities.  Juniors often have a choice of activities and workshops depending on the weather, local events and the ages of the children.  Activities range from sports activities like Alpine French School Olympic games, trips to a local lake beach, beach volleyball and swimming, to arts and crafts activities.  One thing is sure though, our juniors love all of the activities chosen by the activity leaders!

Supplementary activities

Juniors can add private French classes for a small supplement:

  • Option + Private French tuition: supplement of 140€ for 3 x 45-minute lessons

 

Discovery & Creativity Programme: click on the icon to see a sample programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventure Programme: click on the icon to see a sample programme

 

 

 

 

 

Adult French Intensive Courses

Adults on our Family French Courses take part in our French Intensive Courses which run from 9h-12h30.  Read more about our French Intensive Courses here.

  • Small group sizes with a maximum of 10 students
  • Focus on communication and dialogue with lots of conversational interactive activities
  • Use of the French language in real-life situations
  • Useful topics often chosen by our students
  • Work on relevant vocabulary & pronunciation to increase your ability to express yourself in French
  • Available for all levels from Beginner to Advanced

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 practice 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.

Adult Activities

Read more about our adult activities here…..

Activities include:

  • Climbing
  • Canyoning
  • White-water rafting
  • Hiking
  • Via Ferrata
  • Trips to local swimming lakes
  • Weekend excursions to Thonon, Evian, Yvoire..

Some activities don’t need booking, we can help with those that do or you can try out your French and book your own activities if you prefer to be more independent.  And if you prefer more relaxing holidays, why not just enjoy the morning sun with a coffee on the sunny terrace of a café, or wander down to the outdoor pool and lie in the sun before enjoying a leisurely lunch at one of Morzine’s fantastic restaurants?

Course Fees 2019

Per junior per week
Junior Day Camp 9h-16/17h30 including lunch, 2 snacks and drinks:
550€ Discovery or 660€ Adventure including all activities and enrolment fee

Per adult per week
French Intensive Course:
280€

Accommodation per week:
per family room per week
700€

Adult activities billed as extra depending on activities chosen
(hiking, canyoning, mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata, adventure park….

Airport transfers
Geneva-Morzine:
70€ per person return

 

Option Plus Private French: 140€ per week

Course DatesCourse Dates
Summer 2019Saturday 6th July - Saturday 17th August 2019

Don't hesitate to call us and one of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and discuss options. We all speak French and English! +33 (0) 4 50 79 08 38

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Testimonials

I’d just like to thank you for taking such good care of my daughter during the two week camp. This was her first time away from home and she didn’t miss us at all. I’m very pleased to have chosen your school.   Take care and we’ll be in touch next...
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When we picked up Nauris from the residential camp, his statement was: "I don't know what your plans are for the next summer travel, but I want to come back to this...
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