Language courses abroad +16

French, German and English courses for students 16+

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Which language do you want to learn?

Explore new places, discover different cultures and make lifelong friends all while you learn a new language abroad. You'll be amazed at how fast you can learn when you're plunged into the living language and fully immersed in a different country and culture.


Immersive French language courses for adults in France and Switzerland



A range of German language courses for adults in Germany and Switzerland



English courses for adults in the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland

Kaplan International English courses

Online classes

Interactive online language courses for French and German with live teacher feedback

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Studying abroad enables you to try activities you might never have otherwise experienced and to gain an invaluable understanding of different cultures, so you can broaden your perspective. Whether you're looking for a short intensive language course or a longer overseas trip, you're in for an adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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Why choose a language course abroad with Alpadia?

Since 1996, Alpadia Language Schools has been providing students aged 16+ with outstanding French and German language courses abroad all-year round. We use Swiss-quality education to ensure that you get the best tuition, which in addition to the immersive cultural experience, allows you to get the most out of your language course abroad.  Studying abroad not only deepens your understanding of the language, but it’s also a great opportunity to try new activities, gain insights into new cultures, broaden your perspectives, and make friends with various locals and other students from around the world. Whether you're looking for a short intensive language course abroad or a longer overseas trip, Alpadia has a diverse range of courses and destinations that will turn your language course abroad into an adventure to remember. 

Language immersion programmes 

At Alpadia Language Schools, we offer a wide range of language immersion programmes that will help you get the most out of your study abroad experience. Our courses focus on immersing you in a new culture and surrounding you in your chosen language. Whether you’re in class, or hanging out with your friends, every opportunity is a chance to learn. Choose from our great range of language immersion programmes, including French and German courses. Study for as little or as long as you like, with our intensive courses available for those who want their skills to improve as quickly as possible, as well as one-to-one classes where you can learn without any outside distractions. 

What are the best destinations to learn a language in Europe?

Alpadia Language Schools offers an excellent range of destinations to learn a language abroad. We find that learning your chosen language in a country or city where that language is widely spoken allows you to immerse yourself in it, therefore improving your chances of fluency. You can learn French in Lyon – the gastronomical capital of France – or study French in Montreux, a stunning Swiss town on the edge of Lake Geneva. If you want to improve your German skills, why not learn German in Berlin – the country’s capital? Or for something a little more laid-back and picturesque, learn German in Freiburg – an eco-city located on the fringe of the Black Forest. 

How long does it take to learn a language abroad?

According to FSI research, it can take anywhere between 400-780 hours of study to learn a language abroad, although of course, this depends on the language since some are harder than others. How long it might take for you to learn a language abroad depends entirely on several factors: these include what your starting level is, what your personal goals are, and how much you decide to practice outside of class. No matter what your needs are, Alpadia Language Schools has courses to suit every need. Whether you want to learn quickly with our intensive course, focus more on cultural exploration with our standard one, or have the teacher’s undivided attention with our one-to-one programmes, Alpadia’s got you covered.