- Nathalie White
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 information on all aspects of the booking, all with a friendly smile. I would like to share my appreciation for the teaching style; challenging grammar lessons and engaging oral/written sessions, unparalleled to language lessons I have taken at university.
I am very impressed with the school and would definitely recommend it to others looking to combine language lessons and activity holidays of this kind.
- David Broniman
Last week I was with you having booked one to one tuition for fifteen hours over five days (two hours each morning followed by one in the afternoon) to improve my French. I flew across from the UK especially, as the school had been recommended to me by my cousin who lives in Les Gets (she had attended a group conversational course with you last year). I was a little apprehensive as flying across from the UK and booking fifteen hours of one to one tuition for a week was a bit of a hit on the bank account.
But I must say, it was money very well spent and worth (as we say in England) every penny. In the morning I had two hours with Celine and after lunch one hour with Justine. Celine’s instruction was exactly right for me at my level. With her fifteen years spent teaching in England she knew instinctively what I needed and what was best for me to progress, I learnt so much in the period of five days it was incredible and I completely surprised myself. After two hours each morning with Celine, I would then spend an hour with Justine to confirm what I had been taught in the morning – which was a perfect system. Both Celine and Justine made me feel relaxed and not worry about making mistakes.
It was most definitely money well spent and I exceeded all my expectations.
I would also like to say that everybody in the school was relaxed, friendly and happy (I was always hearing laughter), I didn’t feel like a student but part of the team and I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in the school.
- Brian Nolan
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 summer.
- Lauma Priksane
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 camp!”
- David Kelleway
Just a quick e mail to say how much the kids enjoyed your school .I think they are both keen too come back next year ,and Tiger seems now bent to do A level french !
Seems like they made some good friends and were kept wonderfully busy
- Fabienne Grimaldi
Thanks again Helen, for all your help and support along the way and for a fantastic experience for our little boy.
- Mary Kirkbride
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 depth my vocabulary; I’ve learned about French politics and the more enigmatic aspects of French culture. Best of all, the lessons make me want to keep on learning. Thank you Alpine French School
- Luke Williams, England
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 and have lessons in the afternoons is a great system and I have enjoyed every bit of my 10 weeks here, and I feel like my French has improved!
- John Grauer, Australia
The school was extremely professional in its approach to providing excellent teaching. My expectations of the course were met and French language was used at all times so we were totally immersed. The teaching materials were excellent, don’t change anything!
- Josefina Uria, Brazil
” The balance is great, I left Morzine wishing to stay, or come back soon. The school exceeded my expectations. The first day I went to class apprehensive and I went home really happy. My teacher was one of the best “things” of Morzine, she was so patient, comprehensive, worried and occupied in our French progress every day; she was all the time ready to receive our questions and suggestions. Debs, Helen & Christelle made me feel safe, that whatever happened I could talk to you. My ski lessons were amazing, I learned more than I expected and the instructors greatly increased my confidence. I learn many things and the school was perfect”
- Yannick Schleup, Switzerland
I really liked my course in the Alpine French School. I came here to get better at speaking French and I think the school helped me out a lot. In my 2 weeks here, I learned a lot of grammar and vocabulary and I am now much more confident in speaking French. I really liked the climate in the classroom, because the classes aren’t too big and everyone is encouraging you to speak French. The course met my expectations as we did a lot of speaking exercises and it made me feel more confident
- Kerrie Evea
My husband and I have just completed a week’s intensive course at the Alpine French school in Morzine and we can both see an improvement in each other’s French. To anybody who is undecided as to whether or not they should try it, I would definitely say yes. Go for it!
As an ex teacher I know that the best thing that we can do for our pupils is to give them confidence and enthusiasm and the teachers at the AFS certainly do that for you no matter what your level of French is or how old you are. It was great to listen to a native French speaker who spoke clearly and slowly (enough). Each day I heard lots of new vocabulary which was frequently repeated so that by the end of the week I felt as if I had learnt a vast amount. There was a good balance of activities to suit different learning styles and plenty of opportunities to practice speaking.
Not long after the last lesson I happened to be in a small shop in the village and began a conversation with the shopkeeper who was amazed and delighted. He exclaimed, “ah vous parlez francais. C’est magique!” What better testimonial could you get than that!
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