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Learn French at Alpadia Montreux

Alpadia Montreux is on the main street on the edge of Lake Geneva. The beautiful promenade is surrounded by exotic plants, which help make this one of the most visited places in French-speaking Switzerland.

You can easily reach the school from your accommodation by bus or train with stations only five minutes away on foot. The course centre has comfortable and bright classrooms, a cafeteria plus a fully-equipped kitchen and welcoming terraces where you can relax with friends. The size of Alpadia Montreux means that we are able to give students our personal attention and be there for you when you arrive and throughout your stay. 

Thanks to the many in-house computers and wireless network through-out the school, you can go online and check your emails for free. At the end of class, you can go straight onto the terraces by Lake Geneva with the other students or visit the shops nearby.

  • Modern classrooms

  • Free WiFi

  • Success rate 98%

  • Free library

  • Computer room

  • Central location

  • Student lounge

  • Terrace & BBQ

  • Study area

  • Cafeteria

  • School size

Courses

Alpadia Montreux is a wonderful location to learn and get immersed into the French language. In our bright, modern classrooms, you will benefit from high-quality teaching that combines fun and effective educational styles to give you a well-rounded learning experience. The range of courses available gives you several options, all of which follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As we test your language level before you arrive at school, from the first morning you will already find yourself in the appropriate French class.

Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

If you are looking for a thorough, group-learning experience, you will find that this French course fits the bill! With extra attention given to oral communication skills, this course helps you make solid progress. The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks. *Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.

  • Levels

    Beginner to advanced A1* > C1

  • Duration

    1 to 48 weeks

  • Lessons

    25 per week
    Standard 20 + 5 oral communication

  • Start dates

    Every Monday, all year round*

  • Max. # students

    12

More information Free online quote

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

This course framework helps you acquire general French linguistic skills that can be readily applied to day-to-day life. Benefit by developing your core language proficiency and by still having plenty of free time. The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks. *Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.

  • Levels

    Beginner to advanced A1* > C1

  • Duration

    1 to 48 weeks

  • Lessons

    20 per week

  • Start dates

    Every Monday, all year round*

  • Max. # students

    12

More information Free online quote

Premium 30

Intensity and duration based on your needs

Providing a dynamic, in-depth approach to learning French, with specific classes dedicated to oral and written communication, this comprehensive class allows you to build your confidence and fast! The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks. *Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.

  • Levels

    Beginner to advanced A1* > C1

  • Duration

    1 to 48 weeks

  • Lessons

    30 per week
    Intensive 25 + 5 written communication in mini-group

  • Start dates

    Every Monday, all year round*

  • Max. # students

    12 / 6

More information Free online quote

Private

Intensity and duration based on your needs

As the most tailored learning experience, taking one-on-one French classes with the teacher will allow you to advance at your pace, touching on themes that are relevant to your specific learning objectives.

  • Levels

    Beginner to advanced A1 > C1

  • Duration

    Tailor-made

  • Lessons

    Intensity according to set objectives

  • Start dates

    Throughout the year
    except in July and August

  • Max. # students

    1

More information Free online quote

Combi 5 & 10

25 or 30 lessons per week

Ideal if you seek variety in your French language learning experience as this course provides a solid foundation with additional private lessons to address particular objectives and discuss specific themes. The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks. *Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.

  • Levels

    Combi 5: Beginner to advanced A1* > C1
    Combi 10: Beginner to advanced A1* > C1

  • Duration

    1 to 48 weeks

  • Lessons

    25 or 30 per week
    Standard 20 + 5 or + 10 private

  • Start dates

    Every Monday, all year round*

  • Max. # students

    12 / 1

More information Free online quote

Exam Prep 30

30 lessons per week

If you are looking to prepare for the official DELF/DALF or TCF French language exams, you should follow this course to ensure rapid progress and to build your confidence before the exam.

  • Levels

    Intermediate to advanced B1 > C1
    see Certificates

  • Duration

    4 weeks

  • Lessons

    30 per week
    Standard 20 + 10 exam preparation in mini-group

  • Start dates

    According to exam date

  • Max. # students

    1

More information Free online quote

Accommodation

Discover a generous choice of comfortable high-quality lodging.

Alpadia Montreux can provide you with a variety of superb accommodation options in the beautiful Swiss Riviera region. From immersion with a local family, to independence in our studio apartment, you will be able to select the option that best addresses your needs.

Host family

Strongly recommended to students who want to progress rapidly and improve their fluency, staying with a French-speaking family offers a true taste of local life. With either a half-board or breakfast-only meal option, you stay in a single or double room, sharing the kitchen and bathroom with the family.

More information Free online quote

Student apartment

In Montreux there are two apartments available, offering either a single or double room. Both apartments are within 15-minutes walking distance to the school and include free internet access, a TV, a balcony, in-house laundry facilities, a shared bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. 

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Studio

Only 10 minutes from the school by foot, this lovely little studio is ideally located and provides you with total independence and privacy. With a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, TV and internet connection, the studio can also be occupied by couples or friends wanting to stay together alone.

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Hotel and Bed & Breakfast

The Montreux region offers a whole host of hotels and B&Bs to choose from. If you seek alternative choices, we can propose options from lavish and luxurious, to quaint and cosy, by the lake, in the old town or in the nearby mountains.

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Leisure

Enjoy the broad range of year-round activities in the Swiss Riviera.

From spring to autumn, you can take part in numerous mountain and water sports like climbing, paragliding, sailing, waterskiing, stand-up paddle or mountain-biking and in winter you can go skiing, ice skating or snowshoe trekking in the one of the world's largest ski resorts “Les Portes du Soleil” – the Riviera is a real sports paradise! If you are not into sports, there is still plenty to see, as you can visit the famous medieval Château de Chillon, sail on a hundred-year-old steamboat on Lake Geneva, enjoy the beautiful Christmas market in winter or experience the world famous jazz music festival.

Cully Jazz Festival

For over 30 years, this unique jazz festival offers over a week’s worth of concerts performed by some of the leading names in the jazz world. Experience a quality musical programme that presents diverse forms of jazz located in the quaint lakeside village of Cully.

/ - 21/04/2018

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Cully Jazz Festival

Septembre Musical – Les Hivernales

Celebrate the 72nd edition of this classical music festival that takes place in the prestigious Stravinski Auditorium. Welcoming Philharmonic orchestras and legendary pianists from all over the world, the festival programme also proposes workshops and rehearsals open to the public.

25/08 - 02/09/2017

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Septembre Musical – Les Hivernales

MAG Montreux Art Gallery

Presenting a whole host of artists and galleries from Europe and beyond, this annual art exhibition takes place at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre. 

08/11 - 12/11/2017

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MAG Montreux Art Gallery

Foire au Vins de Vevey

Celebrate the region's wine production and local fare at this wine-tasting event located in the town of Vevey. With over 25 stands, you can test and purchase from a large selection of wines in the festive atmosphere with music and Swiss specialties including fondue!

16/11 - 18/11/2017

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Foire au Vins de Vevey

Montreux Christmas Market

Experience the magic of Christmas with this yearly market where you can find all manner of gifts; crafts, regional specialties, as well as mulled wine and traditional food to delight the senses and to truly get you into the festive spirit.

20/11 - 24/12/2017

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Montreux Christmas Market

Féerie Médiévale au Château de Chillon

At the same time as the Montreux Christmas market, this event brings together storytellers, local artisans and musicians to share the magic of Christmas. With local and traditional delicacies, medieval dances and a candle-making workshop, you will find plenty to do!

01/12 - 03/12/2017

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Féerie Médiévale au Château de Chillon

Prix de Lausanne

Over the course of a week, this world famous and highly acclaimed international dance competition attracts some of the world's best young classical and contemporary dancers, who compete in the hope of being selected to join a world-renowned dance company.

28/01 - 04/02/2018

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Prix de Lausanne

Geneva Car Show

One of the most famous car shows in the world, this yearly event gathers together hundreds of automobile manufacturers who take the opportunity to present their latest innovations and models under one very large roof. This is the place to be to check out the most sleek and beautiful models of both automobiles and female hostesses!

08/03 - 18/03/2018

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Geneva Car Show

Polymanga

For over 10 years this event, the largest of its kind in Switzerland, has been dedicated to pop culture, video games and manga! Taking place in a space covering 18'000m2, this unique festival features concerts, projections, video game tournaments, karaoke, a comic book section and a massive shopping area.

30/03 - 02/04/2018

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Polymanga

Montreux Jazz Festival

One of the world's most famous and long-standing music festivals, the Montreux Jazz Festival takes places each summer on the shores of Lake Geneva. Every year promises an exciting and diverse line-up of international artists, from reggae to rap, from jazz to pop-rock.
Photo © Montreux Jazz Lab / 2013 FFJM_Marc Ducrest

29/06 - 14/07/2018

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Paléo Festival

The largest open-air festival in Switzerland, this pop-rock music event takes place in Nyon, between Geneva and Lausanne and boasts over 250 concerts over six days, to over 200,000 spectators. This year, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the festival will last seven days!
Photo © Nicolas Ray / Creative Commons 

07/07 - //

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Paléo Festival

Festival des artistes de rue

For over 20 years during the summer, Vevey becomes the gathering place for street performers from all over the world; from jugglers to clowns, from actors to acrobats, from mime artists to fire eaters. 

24/08 - 26/08/2018

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Festival des artistes de rue

Accro Show Villeneuve

More than just a parachute competition, this free event includes impressive demonstrations from daredevil thrill-seekers who paraglide and base-jump to pull off some spectacular, synchronised manoeuvres.

24/08 - 26/08/2018

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Accro Show Villeneuve

Montreux Volley Masters

For 30 years, this annual woman’s volleyball tournament has welcomed the world’s best national teams to play for the championship trophy.
Photo © Lucas Vuitel.

04/09 - 09/09/2018

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Montreux Volley Masters

Lausanne Marathon

For both adults and children, this yearly event gathers motivated runners of all ages to take on the challenge of a 21 km or 42 km marathon! Located on one of the most beautiful routes along Lake Geneva, the marathon starts and ends at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, running to Vevey and back.

28/10 - 28/10/2018

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Lausanne Marathon

Foire de la St. Martin

Discover this yearly celebration that takes place on the second Tuesday of November, on the central market place in the town of Vevey. This ultimate autumn event is jam packed with arts, crafts, food and clothes. The festive day began in the Middle Ages as an opportunity for all local residents to become merchants for the day, tax-free!

06/11 - 06/11/2018

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Foire de la St. Martin

Montreux Comedy Festival

Celebrating over 25 years of laughter, this annual French and English speaking comedy festival invites top comedians from the world over. This week-long festival presents a whole host of workshops and comic performances to make you laugh till you cry.

29/11 - 03/12/2018

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Montreux Comedy Festival

University Pathway

With a gorgeous and unique setting, Alpadia Montreux proposes a wonderful place to learn French or English in preparation for entry into one of Switzerland's higher educational institutions. Reputed the world over for its Swiss quality teaching, top universities, high quality of living and beautiful natural landscapes, studying in Switzerland is a great choice for both personal and professional development.

Our Swiss university partners offer Bachelors in Finance, Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Art & Design.

Admission for public universities as well as private schools begins from December for entry the following September. Your application to public university must contain all requested documents, however you can send a copy of your language certificate up until June. Private institutions however request all the necessary forms by the application deadline. Our deadlines take into account the time taken by the examination centres to publish exam results.

Requirements for Switzerland
We'll guide you through each university's specific application process.

  • You need a C1 level for entering university
  • EU applicants: no visa needed
  • Non EU applicants: you will have to request a student visa. Once your tuition fee is paid we will send you an invitation letter for your visa application. Simultaneously, we will help you launch your application at the university.

Language level / course duration prior to exam:
A1 beginner: 10 months / A2 elementary: 8 months / B1 Pre-intermediate: 6 months / B2 Intermediate: 4 months / C1 Pre-advanced: 2 months

Work internship

Apart from being one of the most beautiful towns in the country, Montreux, the Pearl of the Swiss Riviera, enjoys a Mediterranean climate and a multicultural atmosphere that makes it a wonderful place to work and study. With some of the world's leading hotels as well as top medical and financial institutions, the Swiss Riviera offers an ideal location to benefit from learning French and, according to your experience, apply your knowledge directly within local industry.

  • Minimum 6 weeks of Standard 20 to begin work placement
  • Registration 4 weeks in advance
  • Internship min. 2 months
  • From age 18 only
  • Min. level B2 at the time of the internship
  • CHF 550 placement fee

Click here to find out more!

Course prices 2018

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Standard course CHF 425 CHF <%= price(prices['course-1'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 16'080
Intensive course CHF 482 CHF <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 18'384
Premium course CHF 745 CHF <%= price(prices['course-3'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 29'520
COMBI 5 course CHF 1'050 CHF <%= price(prices['course-4'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 40'080
COMBI 10 course CHF 1'425 CHF <%= price(prices['course-5'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 64'080
DELF course B1/B2 Exam Prep CHF <%= price(prices['course-6'][currentWeek]) %>
DALF C1 course Exam Prep CHF <%= price(prices['course-7'][currentWeek]) %>
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Private Tuition (15) CHF 1'500 CHF <%= price(prices['course-9'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 72'000
Private Tuition (20) CHF 2'000 CHF <%= price(prices['course-10'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 96'000

Private course fees 2018

Price per week
1 - 4
CHF 150
5 - 9
CHF 125
10 +
CHF 100

Exams

DELF B1
CHF 285
DELF B2
CHF 375
DALF C1
CHF 415

Price range 2018

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Host family, single room, half board CHF 355 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 17'040
Host family, double room, breakfast CHF 235 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-3'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 11'280
Host family, single room, breakfast CHF 285 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-4'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 13'680
Student apartment, double room, no meals CHF 280 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-5'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 11'090
Student apartment, single room, no meals CHF 385 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-6'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 16'130
Studio apartment, single room, no meals CHF 405 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-7'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 17'090
Studio apartment, double room, no meals CHF 305 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-8'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 12'290

Dates & General Information 2018

Elementary to advanced levels, A1 > C1:

Course starts every Monday

Start dates for absolute beginners, STANDARD course only, minimum 2 weeks booking:

08.01.2018 / 05.02 / 09.04 / 11.06 / 09.07 / 13.08 / 01.10 / 19.11.2018

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):

25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 01.08 / 17.09 / 24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Exam – DELF/DALF

DELF B1, B2 & DALF C1: TBC

DELF B1: CHF 285

DELF B2: CHF 375

DALF C1: CHF 415

Exam preparation course - Start dates: TBC   

Exam – TCF

22.02.2018 / 29.03 / 24.05 / 28.06 / 27.09 / 25.10 / 29.11.2018

Included in the price

Tuition, learning material, assessment test, Alpadia certificate, activity programme, student card, accommodation placement and taxes.

University Pathway 2018

Application to public universities – in French

  • Deadline: 15.02.2018 – For applicants who need a visa
  • Deadline: 30.04.2017 – For applicants who do not need a visa
  • DALF-C1 exam date for 2018 entry: 17.03.2018 – Results published 8 weeks after the exam
  • University entry date: September 2018

Application to private universities – in English or French

  • Deadline: 15.02.2018 – For applicants who need a visa
  • Deadline: 30.04.2018 – For applicants who do not need a visa
  • TOEFL / IELTS exam date for 2017 entry: Several sessions per month – Results published 10-13 days after the exam
  • DALF-C1 exam date for 2018 entry: 18.11.2017 – For applicants who need a visa
  • DALF-C1 exam date for 2018 entry: 17.03.2018 – For applicants who do not need a visa
    Results published 8 weeks after the exam
  • University entry date: September 2018
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Requirements

  • Language certificate + High School Diploma are required for entering University
  • Intensive 25 course + Exam Prep 30 in the last month
  • Entry level is determined by Alpadia online test when you enrol
  • Entry date: on request
Level Programme prior TCF exam CHF Price**
Beginner 10 months 14000
A2 Elementary 8 months 11200
B1 Pre-intermediate 6 months 9120
B2 Intermediate 4 months 6880
C1 Pre-advanced 2 months 3600

**Not including university placement fee of CHF 600

Special offers

Special offers
10% discount on tuition at Alpadia Montreux More information

10% discount on tuition at Alpadia Montreux

Take advantage of our exceptional offer at Alpadia Montreux and benefit from a 10% discount on 2018 tuition fees. Valid for all bookings until 31st October 2018.

This offer cannot be combined with the low season discount.

10% low season discount at Alpadia Montreux and Alpadia Lyon More information

10% low season discount at Alpadia Montreux and Alpadia Lyon

Benefit from a 10% discount on course and accommodation fees from Sunday 21st October 2018 to Saturday 26th January 2019.
Only available at Alpadia Montreux and Lyon. Only available on 2018 prices. 

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees!

Enrol with a friend and we'll waive the enrolment fees of both participants. Even if you are both in different locations! This fantastic offer is valid all year and applies to all Alpadia Language School programmes.

Course prices 2019

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Standard course CHF 320 CHF <%= price(prices['course-1'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 11'040
Intensive course CHF 405 CHF <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 15'120
Premium course CHF 555 CHF <%= price(prices['course-3'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 22'320
COMBI 5 course CHF 945 CHF <%= price(prices['course-4'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 35'040
COMBI 10 course CHF 1'320 CHF <%= price(prices['course-5'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 59'040
DELF course B1/B2 Exam Prep CHF <%= price(prices['course-6'][currentWeek]) %>
DALF C1 course Exam Prep CHF <%= price(prices['course-7'][currentWeek]) %>
Private Tuition (10) CHF 1'000 CHF <%= price(prices['course-8'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 48'000
Private Tuition (15) CHF 1'500 CHF <%= price(prices['course-9'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 72'000
Private Tuition (20) CHF 2'000 CHF <%= price(prices['course-10'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 96'000

Private course fees 2019

Price per week
1 - 4
CHF 150
5 - 9
CHF 125
10 +
CHF 100

Exams

DELF B1
CHF 285
DELF B2
CHF 375
DALF C1
CHF 415

Price range 2019

Accommodation prices 1 week <%= displayWeek(currentWeek, 'week', 'weeks') %> 48 weeks
Host family, double room, half board CHF 280 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-1'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 11'040
Host family, single room, half board CHF 320 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 12'960
Host family, double room, breakfast CHF 200 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-3'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 7'680
Host family, single room, breakfast CHF 250 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-4'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 10'080
Student apartment, double room, no meals CHF 250 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-5'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 7'730
Student apartment, single room, no meals CHF 350 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-6'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 12'530
Studio apartment, single room, no meals CHF 395 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-7'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 15'170
Studio apartment, double room, no meals CHF 290 CHF <%= price(prices['accommodation-8'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 10'130

Dates & General Information 2019

Elementary to advanced levels, A1 > C1:

Course starts every Monday

Start dates for absolute beginners, STANDARD course only, minimum 2 weeks booking:

07.01 / 04.02 / 11.03 / 08.04 / 03.06 / 08.07 / 12.08 / 30.09 / 11.11.2019

Bank holidays, lessons are not substituted (school closed):

24.12.2018-04.01.2019 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 01.08 / 16.09 / 23.12.2019 - 03.01.2020

Exam – DELF/DALF

DELF B1, B2 & DALF C1: 16.03 / 18.05* / 15.06 / 21.09 / 16.11.2019

Exam preparation course - Start dates: 18.02 / 23.04* / 20.05 / 26.08 / 21.10.2019
*DELF B1 & B2 only   

Exam – TCF

21.02 / 28.03 / 23.05 / 27.06 / 26.09 / 24.10 / 28.11.2019

Included in the price

Tuition, learning material, assessment test, Alpadia certificate, activity programme, student card, accommodation placement and taxes.

University Pathway 2019

Special offers

Special offers
10% discount on tuition at Alpadia Montreux More information

10% discount on tuition at Alpadia Montreux

Take advantage of our exceptional offer at Alpadia Montreux and benefit from a 10% discount on 2018 tuition fees. Valid for all bookings until 31st October 2018.

This offer cannot be combined with the low season discount.

10% low season discount at Alpadia Montreux and Alpadia Lyon More information

10% low season discount at Alpadia Montreux and Alpadia Lyon

Benefit from a 10% discount on course and accommodation fees from Sunday 21st October 2018 to Saturday 26th January 2019.
Only available at Alpadia Montreux and Lyon. Only available on 2018 prices. 

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees!

Enrol with a friend and we'll waive the enrolment fees of both participants. Even if you are both in different locations! This fantastic offer is valid all year and applies to all Alpadia Language School programmes.

Visa information

If you are not European, you will need to verify the visa requirements for entry into Switzerland.  It is essential that you apply well in advance to make sure your paperwork arrives in time for your course. Click on the link below to see our dedicated student visa page.

We are a team

Director's welcome

"On the behalf of our teachers and staff, I welcome you to Alpadia Montreux. Our school brings together international students in a pleasant and studious environment to learn French with highly qualified French speaking teachers. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy Montreux, a very charming town surrounded by the Alps, located on Lake Geneva. With its cafés, historic places and Swiss fondue, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us!

We hope to welcome you to our school soon!"

Arnaud Diet, Pedagogic Coordinator & Teacher

Pedagogic Coordinator & Teacher
Arnaud Diet

Arnaud Diet


Pedagogic Coordinator & Teacher

Arnaud Diet

Arnaud Diet

Pedagogic Coordinator & Teacher

Arnaud has been teaching at Alpadia Lyon for almost 3 years and in April 2017 he took over the Student Support position. Before that, he taught French in Mexico for 2 years, which changed his life. So why did he come back to the land of cheese and wine? The answer lies hidden in the question!

He returned to France with a new perspective that he wants to share with everyone around him. He loves teaching French and learning from his multicultural students. After several years at Lyon, Arnaud has now transferred to Alpadia Montreux where he is Pedagogic Coordinator & Teacher. We are fortunate to have such a passionate team member on board!

Ulrike Götze

Ulrike Götze


Student Support Manager

Ulrike Götze

Ulrike Götze

Student Support Manager

Currently responsible for the reception desk, Ulrike is the first contact for students’ on the spot queries. She makes sure that our students in Montreux get the best quality support and service during their French language stay.

She completed an apprenticeship in the hotel sector in Berlin, her hometown, and worked for 5-star-hotels in Germany and Switzerland for several years before joining Alpadia in 2012.

Hugues Robert

Hugues Robert


French teacher

Hugues Robert

Hugues Robert

French teacher

Hugues has taught French as a second language at Alpadia since 2003. Having initially gained his experience in the health industry, he then decided to become a teacher and soon after joined the Alpadia team. Passionate about cooking and sports, you’ll find him to provide a wealth of information on language and on life!

Nina Bauwens

Nina Bauwens


Teacher and activities coordinator

Nina Bauwens

Nina Bauwens

Teacher and activities coordinator

Nina joined Alpadia Montreux in February 2016. She teaches French every morning and is also responsible for the afternoon activities.

Passionate about languages, Nina studied French and Latino-American literature in the United States and then moved to Columbia before arriving in Switzerland. She has been teaching foreign languages (French, Spanish and English) on the American continent for 4 years.

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