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French language courses for students 16+ with Alpadia Language Schools

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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

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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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.