Summer - Intensive French Courses

  • Small group sizes with a maximum of 10 students in our Intensive French Course
  • Focus on communication and dialogue with lots of conversational interactive activities
  • Use of the French language in real-life situations
  • Enjoy our great adventure sports activities in the summer sun!
  • Work on relevant vocabulary & pronunciation to increase your ability to express yourself in French
  • Available for all levels from Beginner to Advanced
  • 15h per week: 3h per day, 5 days each week

A day in the life on our Intensive Course in the stunning Alpine Summertime

If you are looking for somewhere to study French in the summer, then have a look at the French Alps. Many people only think about the Alps as a skiing destination and don’t realise that it is an amazing summer destination too! With stunning scenery, beautiful sunny days, lakeside beaches and more activities than you will have time to do, it is a great destination.

Wake up in fresh mountain air to bright blue skies and stunning mountain peaks as your view. Enjoy breakfast with your host family or with other students and teachers or grab a fresh croissant from the boulangerie.

There are so many activities to choose from in and around Morzine including:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Lake canoëing
  • White-water kayaking
  • White-water rafting
  • Canyoning
  • Tree-top adventure parks
  • Paragliding
  • Yoga
  • Triathlon
  • Trail running
  • Road biking
Lakeside beach and swimming

We can help you organise most of the above activities, all of which are run by French guides so you get to practise your French outside of the classroom, enjoy and explore the mountains and try out some new sports!

And if that all sounds like too much hard work, there are spas, lakeside beaches, pavement cafés and lovely shops! It is easy to while away your days just pottering around Morzine and relaxing.

Our French Intensive Courses start at 9h in the summer months to give you time for activities in the afternoons after a morning of studying! You will take 3 hours of French classes every morning with a short coffee break mid-morning! Your French course will be taught by a French-speaker who is a qualified and experienced teacher. We carefully select all of our teachers not only for their teaching ability but also for their personalities. All of our teaching team know how to keep lessons interesting and engaging which is vital for good learning! Students learn through conversation, they practice the vocabulary and grammatical structures they study during the week by lots of speaking and listening.

Enjoying a break after our summer intensive French course

Later in the day, you may want to sample one of Morzine’s many cafés or wine bars for an “apéro” in the evening sun to practice what you have been learning in your French course with your fellow students. Then head back to your accommodation to enjoy dinner with your housemates or host family, or sample a local speciality such as fondue or tartiflette in one of Morzine’s many restaurants. Then if you have energy left, you could head out for a drink or enjoy one of Morzine’s many summer concerts or fireworks display before falling into bed ready for your next exciting day enjoying Morzine.

Why Alpine French School ?

The location

Our school is in the heart of 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.

Friendly atmosphere

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.

The school

Our school is located 5 minutes walk away from the centre of town. Enjoy our bright classrooms, friendly reception, multi-media centre 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.

Professionalism

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.

Participants

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.

Daily Schedule

Winter season (mid-December – End April) : 9h-11h and 16h-18h

Summer season (July and August) : 9h-12h

May, June, September, October and November : 9h-12h*

All courses include a 15-minute break.

Intensive French Courses run Monday – Friday

*subject to availability during the inter-season months of May, September and October where private intensive courses will be suggested in case of low numbers

“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)

Teaching Methods

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.

Evaluation and certification

At the end of your Intensive French course with us, you will receive a certificate. After the first 3-6 hours of your course, you will receive a mini-feedback questionnaire to complete to ensure you are happy.

Programme

The programme of each 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 are looking for a more intensive study option, then look into our Super Intensive French Courses

Booking

If you would like to book or receive more information about our 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.

Intensive Course Fees

  • Receive a personalised folder with handouts specific to your course.
  • All of our prices include free unlimited access to our online multimedia centre for the duration of your course.
280€ per week

Intensive French Course Dates

Our Intensive Courses run every week

Course DatesCourse Dates
Every week

Courses are subject to availability during the inter-season months of May, September and October where private intensive courses will be suggested in case of low numbers

For complete beginners, we offer a private intensive course of 5 x 1-hour private lessons until the level is reached to join a full beginner intensive course.  Please contact us for more information.

Levels

Complete beginner (A1.1):

You learn the basics such as counting, spelling and saying ‘I am English, they are at the bakery, we have 2 children, I like running, we don’t like cheese..

Beginner (A1.2-3):

You learn how to ask questions, use verbs in the present and say what you do on a regular basis and ask questions back

Elementary(A2):

You learn how to use most verbs in the present and start looking at how to speak in the past.

Lower intermediate (B1):

You can speak in the future, in the past and present but you want to learn more tenses and have more vocab, but also learn how to say ‘he told me.. I saw her..’

Intermediate (B2):

You practice more subtle tenses which enable you to be more precise when talking about your life and also practice the intricacies of French language.

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 just wanted to thank yourself and the Alpine French School team for an amazing week in Morzine.  My experience has been positive throughout, from the initial booking and logistics communications, to the classes themselves.   The admin team were quick to respond to any queries I had, and provided very detailed...
- Nathalie White Read all Testimonials
My lessons with Alpine French School have really helped me to eliminate some of my entrenched errors despite speaking French for over 20 years and living in France for more than 10 years. The lessons are creative, engaging, interesting and effective. I've not only learned to refine grammar and increase the...
- Mary Kirkbride Read all Testimonials
L'ambiance dans l'école était très bien.  Nous avons parlé beaucoup pendant les cours et je n'ai pas de suggestion pour améliorer le stage!  Merci pour les 4 semaines à Morzine...
- Samira Machouk, Switzerland Read all Testimonials
C'était un super bon expérience, c'était très cool! Je voudrais bien rentrer ici.  Je suis un peu triste de...
- Hanna Frankenberger Read all Testimonials
I have had a lovely time at AFS.  Who knew that doing a 10 week French course could be so enjoyable?  The whole AFS team are so accommodating and will always do what is in their power to make your stay more enjoyable.  Being able to ski in the mornings...
- Luke Williams, England Read all Testimonials

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