French courses abroad

French language courses for students 16+ with Alpadia Language Schools


Our French courses for students 16+

A language of love, of literature, of fashion and of cooking, French is one of the most romantic languages in the world. It's also an important working language, as an official language of the United Nations, NATO, International Olympic Committee and more. Our French courses will enable you to master this wonderful language.


Great locations

Fantastic school locations - Lyon and Montreux


Small classes

Small class sizes - limited to twelve students or eight for mini-groups


Dynamic lessons

Teachers use recognised FLE (French as a Foreign Language) methods, as well as current affairs and media to provide engaging and dynamic classes

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Pre-arrival testing

Pre-arrival online language placement test allows us to place you in the right level so you can make maximum progress

Our French language schools

Learn French abroad in one of two fantastic locations. Immerse yourself in the living language in France or Switzerland.
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Rich in culture, art and history, just two hours from Paris, Marseille and Geneva


A beautiful Swiss town on the edge of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps

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Capital of the French Riviera

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I went to look on the internet for the best French school in Switzerland. Luckily I found Alpadia Montreux. I stayed there for 3 weeks and it went by very fast. I lived with a host family, which I enjoyed. At school the staff are very nice and the teachers professional and really know their subject. With Hugues, my private course teacher, I was able to take advantage of discussing themes which I chose. I also really liked the activities with Nina as they provided an excellent opportunity to practice my French. On top of that, she introduced us to Swiss culture. The activities were diverse: sport, cooking, cultural and entertaining evenings. Life in Switzerland is very interesting. The people are really nice, the weather pleasant and the food (especially the cheese that I adore!) is delicious. The multicultural aspect and landscape appealed a lot to me. It was an experience that I will never forget.


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Why choose a French language course with Alpadia?

French is a linguistically beautiful and professionally useful language to learn. As one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and as one of the official languages of the United Nations, embarking on a French language course can open new doors and help fulfil your personal goals.

Alpadia’s French language courses consists of Swiss-quality education in a location where French is the official language. This immersive style of learning allows you to deepen your understanding of the language, as well as practice and utilize your new skills at all times – even when you’re not in class! 

What are the best language schools to learn French in France

Want to learn French in France? We don’t blame you. Studying a language in its native country creates an immersive learning experience like no other, one that exposes you to all the language’s nuances to help further deepen your understanding.  

Luckily, Alpadia has a great range of schools for students aged 16+ where you can learn French! If you want to learn French in France, then our Lyon school is perfect – as the ‘gastronomical capital’ of France, you’ll have a lot of fun eating your way through the city as you learn. However, if you’d rather learn French in Switzerland, by Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, then our school in Montreux is ideal. 

Immersive French language course online 

If you’re not able to travel to one of our in-person schools, then don’t worry – we also offer fantastic French language courses online. Whether you choose our intensive, standard, or private one-to-one programmes, you’ll be able to improve your French skills no matter where you are. 

Online learning really is a revelation! No matter if you’re a parent, a carer, a busy businessperson, or just a busy person in general, our French language courses online ensure that no one has to miss out on the opportunity to improve.