Alpine French School is a unique French Language School, based in the picturesque mountain town of Morzine in the French Alps, just one hour from Geneva offering easy access. Morzine was a farming community that developed into a tourist destination which has strict planning regulations so that it remains a chalet-style mountain town which is part of its charm.
Alpine French School offers a wide range of French courses to suit all ages, levels and abilities. All of our French courses are taught by native French speakers who are qualified and experienced teachers. They love teaching French and sharing their passion for the language with our students. The focus is on communicating in French and conversational French! Choose from Intensive French Courses, Super Intensive French Courses, Mini-Intensive French Courses, Private French courses or if you are based in the area on a more permanent basis we also offer Weekly French Courses to fit around family and professional commitments.
Morzine is a great place to visit if you love the great outdoors! In the winter, Morzine is a ski-resort that is part of the largest ski area in Europe, the Portes du Soleil. French class times are designed so that our students get as much time as possible on the slopes every day while also studying French with us!
In the summer, Morzine offers a long list of activities with something to suit everyone! Activities range from the more relaxing pastimes of reading a book by a mountain lake or at our wonderful aquatic centre or enjoying a gentle hike, to more adventurous activities such as canyoning, climbing, mountain biking, adventure park, paragliding or white-water rafting just to name a few!
Morzine has a year-round swimming complex, ice-rink and a skatepark, tennis courts, golf courses and hiking, biking and running trails so there is a never a dull moment!
Alpine French School can organise accommodation for our students, or you can organise your own if you prefer! We offer self-catered aparments shared with other students, independent apartments, host-family accommodation or hotel accommodation. We have something to suit all preferences and budgets!
French Summer Camps: Day, Residential or Family!
Alpine French School’s French Summer Camps are a big hit during the Summer Holidays! Students from 6-17 years of age can take part in our French Day Camps and can choose to attend morning French lessons only, or full days including lunch and a choice of great activities in French in the afternoons! French lessons take place from 9h-12h30 Monday to Friday and after this, those staying for the whole day have lunch and then choose between Adventure activities, Discovery & Creativity activities or Horse-riding.
Students from 12-17 years of age can take part in our Residential French Summer Camps. Students arrive on a Sunday and stay for 2 weeks. During the week, they study French in the mornings and take part in activities in the afternoon and evening (also in French for an immersion experience). At weekends, students take part in an excursion on Saturday and an adventure activity on Sunday. We head out for the full day and take a picnic and explore some great places around the local area!
We also offer Family French Camps where the children take part in our French Day Camp and the adults take French Intensive Courses and have the choice of relaxing and exploring the area themselves or taking part in our adult activities too!
We are a small language school offering a personalised service and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere! We have small class sizes that enable everyone to actively participate. All of our team do their very best to make sure that all of our students have a wonderful experience with us and most importantly that they also improve their French.
Read some testimonials from former students:
“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
– Mary Kirkbride
“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!”
– John Grauer, Australia
” 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”
– Josefina Uria, Brazil