A French language institute in the Alps

  • More than 20 years experience in teaching French as a foreign language.
  • IFALPES is relatively small and the contacts are genuine. Our teaching methods are adapted to an individualized and rapid progression.
  • Ifalpes is a 15-minute walk from the town centre. The school shares a building with the French students of the IPAC School of Management.
  • Every month between 170 and 200 students of all ages come from 50 different countries to learn French.
  • In this magnificent setting, you will be able to combine the classes with the pleasures of the French culture and surrounding lake and mountains.

School activities All year around IFALPES students can participate in various cultural or sports activities organized by the school (free or not). IFALPES works with Annecy theatre Théâtre Bonlieu. Here are some activities that we organize: SPRING / SUMMER:

  • Hiking
  • Cheese tasting
  • Visit of Evian and Lac Léman
  • Theatre
  • Visit of Lyon and Cité de Pérouges
  • Visit of Geneva + U.N
  • Cooking lessons
  • Picnic around the Lac d'Annecy

And lots more... AUTUMN / WINTER:

  • Ski Trips
  • Snowshoeing
  • Visit of Chamonix
  • Theatre
  • Visit of Lyon and Cité de Pérouges
  • Visit of Geneva + U.N
  • Cooking lessons
  • Picnic around the Lac d'Annecy

Accommodation: Homestay

Would you like to experience life with a French family while studying French? This type of accommodation is ideal if you want to discover the French way of life and will also help you to improve your French conversation skills. The homes are in the town of Annecy or on the outskirts. HOST FAMILY SINGLE BEDROOM WITH BREAKFAST The week includes an arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course. Included: The single bedroom, breakfast and one load of washing per week. - 1 week (6 nights) 245€ - 2 weeks (13 nights) 350€ - 3 weeks (20 nights) 420€ - 4 weeks (27 nights) 510€ - Extra week (more than 4 weeks) 127,50€ - Extra night: Please contact the accommodation service. - Occasional meal: 8€ Accommodation included from Sunday to Saturday. Please ask availability for an extra night. NO COOKING IS ALLOWED IN A HOMESTAYS.

HOST FAMILY SINGLE BEDROOM WITH HALF-BOARD

The week includes an arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course. Included: The single bedroom, breakfast, evening meal and one load of washing per week. - 1 week (6 nights) 300€ - 2 weeks (13 nights) 465€ - 3 weeks (20 nights) 590€ - 4 weeks (27 nights) 710€ - Extra week (more than 4 weeks) 177,50€ - Extra night: Please contact the accommodation service. - Occasional meal: 8€ Accommodation included from Sunday to Saturday. Please ask availability for an extra night.

Useful information about staying with a family

If it is the first time that you stay with a host family, certain habits in their way of life might surprise you, for example, the meal times, etc. Here are some tips to prepare your stay: Your arrival Please call your host family to let them know when you will be arriving. Meals If you have any allergies or a special diet, please let the host family know in advance. Your host family will do their best to vary your meals. If for any reason you will not be at home for one of your meals, please inform the host family at least one day before. All extra meals will need to be paid separately. Rent Please pay your rent to the host family when you arrive. NB: If you wish to change your accommodation before the end of your stay, please give at least one month’s notice to the host family and to the accommodation service. For any changes made to your accommodation, agency fees will be charged. Telephone Please do not use the host family’s telephone unless they have given you permission to do so. You can buy a phone card from tobacconists that will enable you to call from their phone and pay for the calls yourself. Cleaning Your host family will tell you where to find everything you need to keep your bedroom clean and tidy. NB: A little help clearing the table after dinner or washing up can do wonders for international relations. Washing Normally your host family will offer to do your washing once a week. If this is not enough, you can also find a laundrette in the centre of town. Feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about something, your host family will be happy to help you!

Programs taught in:
French

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Courses

IFALPES - Institut Francais des Alpes

Students work on improving their grammar and vocabulary as well as written and oral comprehension. An emphasis is made on communicating in French. ... [+]

Students work on improving their grammar and vocabulary as well as written and oral comprehension. An emphasis is made on communicating in French. They will also study French culture and will take part in varied activities during their lessons: wine and cheese tasting, visits to local markets, etc.

The IFALPES accommodation service will find the most suitable type of housing to match your choice. Homestays, shared apartments, studios or dormitories are located in the town centre or in the town outskirts. From the school, they are accessible by bus, bicycle or on foot.

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France Annecy
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 52 weeks
Campus
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IFALPES Summer in Annecy, France

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