Learn French in France: advantages
Why is it best to study French in France rather than studying in my home country? The best way to learn a language is to try and be immersed as much as possible in the language. If you can use French outside of your lessons in your day-to-day life, this will dramatically help your progression.
Learn French in France: culture
Learn about French culture, habits and traditions while studying the language. We also organise cultural activities (some free, some for a small extra charge) to enhance your cultural awareness of French. Morzine is located in a geopark area and has a very interesting history which our activities can help you to discover.
Study French in France: Morzine
Morzine is a bustling mountain village, one hour from Geneva in the heart of the Chablais mountains. Originally an isolated farming community, it became a ski resort in the 1950s and has slowly grown in popularity since then. Its alpine charm with traditional chalets nestled into the hillsides and its pretty but busy centre attract visitors to the area all year-round. Easily accessible from Geneva, people travel by air, rail or car to get here. The local community, including the mayor and the tourist office support Alpine French School and they welcome the international students that we bring to the town.
Study French in France: other areas and ideas
We work in conjunction with a number of other schools in France to offer combined courses for students wishing to study French in the mountains but also to explore a different area of France. This is particularly useful for students looking to visit France for longer periods of time and travel around the country. Please contact us for more information.
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Why learn French in France?
If you study French in France, you will be immersed in not only the French language but also French culture. Dip into the French way of life, one of the most envied in the world and get to know French people first hand – what can be a more valuable experience ?
If you choose to learn French in France, not only do you immerse yourself in the French language by taking a French course, but as soon as you walk outside the classroom and the school, you are in France. It sounds simple and it is. Say ‘bonjour’ to people as you pass, learn the basics of shop conversations and current pleasanteries that are ‘in vogue’ as you do your daily shopping. Sample French food, learn about French style, visit some local attractions, see some of the astounding French scenery, and there is certainly plenty of that from sea, city to mountains. Fall in love with France as well as simply the French language.
Did you know?
- France is the largest French-speaking territory in the world.
- French is an official language in 29 countries.
- There are approximately 80 million native and 200 million non-native speakers worldwide.
- French is the official language in the following countries and many more:
Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Comoros, Djibouti, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Monaco
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Why Alpine French School ?
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 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 tucked away right in the heart of the 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.
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 mountaing 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. If you take relaxation seriously, we also offer French and Yoga courses !
At Alpine French School, our dynamic management team come 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.