Learn French in
Montreux

The pearl of the Swiss Riviera – a beautiful lakeside resort
Rhône river in Lyon, France

Our language school in Montreux

Montreux is a gorgeous setting for a French language course. Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps, the Swiss town enjoys an almost Mediterranean climate. From the palm-lined quays to the intense blues of the lake to the UNESCO World Heritage listed vineyards of Lavaux, interspersed with picturesque villages, everything here contributes to the beauty of the place.

  • Learn French in Switzerland in the picturesque city of Montreux, in a beautiful, central location on the edge of Lake Geneva
  • Alpadia Montreux is a small school with a quiet learning environment and has excellent facilities, including a cafeteria, fully-equipped kitchen and terrace
  • Explore Montreux with our immersive activity programme, including watersports on the lake or trekking in the Les Portes du Soleil, one of the world's largest ski resorts
  • We also offer summer courses for 13–17-year-olds at our Montreux-Riviera Summer camp

School Information

About our Montreux school

Central location
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Official exam centre
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Rich social programme
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Success rate 97%
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School facilities

Cafeteria
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Library
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Outdoor space
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Student lounge
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Study area
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Vending machines
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WiFi
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Other information

  • Our teaching methodology

All teachers have an academic background, training and experience in language teaching. Lessons are planned with reference to the course programme and the learning and motivational needs of each student and the group.

  • School holidays

See our annual school closures

Find out more about this school
Montreux Centre guide
Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia languages school is accredited by the following institutions.

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Alpadia testimonial - Linda

"The teaching offered by Alpadia allowed me to quickly overcome my shyness and break down the linguistic barrier so that I could fully take advantage of my language learning experience in Switzerland. Once I returned to Russia, I was able to use my acquired skills in French working with business partners.

During my second stay with Alpadia, I was able to further progress by practicing daily my French and immersing myself totally in this magnificent region, where I have now been living for four years!"

Linda, Russia

Student accommodation Accommodation

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation in the beautiful Swiss Riviera region. Whether you're looking for an immersion experience with a local family or more independence in a studio apartment, we have an option that's right for you.

Host family

225
CHF
Per week
  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Central location
 

Host family

Weekly price from
225
CHF

​​​​​​​Improve your fluency and learn about a new culture. Staying with a French-speaking family offers a true taste of local life.

  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Central location

Residence

390
CHF
Per week

Choose from:

  • Modern studios with double beds, private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee machine
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom and communal fully-equipped kitchen (private fridge and microwave in the accommodation)
 

Residence

Weekly price from
390
CHF

Our student residences are ideally located in a quiet neighbourhood close to supermarkets and restaurants.

 

Choose from:

  • Modern studios with double beds, private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee machine
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom and communal fully-equipped kitchen (private fridge and microwave in the accommodation)

Student Apartment

265
CHF
Per week
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only
 

Student Apartment

Weekly price from
265
CHF

​​​​​​Our apartments are conveniently located within walking distance of the school. This is an ideal option if you want to be more independent and live with other students from around the world.

  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only

Studio

320
CHF
Per week
  • Single or double 
  • Private kitchen & bathroom
  • Bright spacious studio apartment
  • A few minutes away from Lake Geneva
 

Studio

Weekly price from
320
CHF

Ideally located next to the lake, the studio offers total independence and privacy, perfect for couples or friends studying together.

 

  • Single or double 
  • Private kitchen & bathroom
  • Bright spacious studio apartment
  • A few minutes away from Lake Geneva

Hotel and Bed & Breakfast

  • Single and double rooms on request
  • A range of choices
 

Hotel and Bed & Breakfast

The Montreux region offers a variety of hotels and B&Bs. Whether you're looking for something lavish and luxurious or quaint and cosy, we can suggest a place that's perfect for you.

     

     

    • Single and double rooms on request
    • A range of choices

    Activities & excursions

    Social activities

    Enjoy a range of year-round activities in the Swiss Riviera. From spring to autumn, you can take part in mountain and water sports like sailing, waterskiing and mountain-biking. In winter, go skiing, ice skating or snowshoe trekking in the one of the world's largest ski resorts “Les Portes du Soleil”. If you’re not into sports, there’s plenty to see and do. 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.

     
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    What type of course are you interested in?

    Monthly tuition fees at Alpadia vary between 550€ and 840€ for a standard course, depending on the length of your language course which can vary between 12-46 weeks, depending on your German level at the time of entry.
    Germany requires non-EU citizens to provide a sum of 10.236€ in a blocked bank account in Germany to cover the living costs within the first 12 months of stay. This amount should be deposited in your blocked account in Germany prior to visa application
    Your living costs in Germany are around 853€ a month, according to the German ministry of foreign affairs. This covers the basic costs such as accommodation, health insurance, food, transportation, etc. Are you able to cover your living costs? Please note that this amount will vary depending on your city of destination, chosen accommodation, expenditure habits, etc. Please note that your costs will be higher in the initial language-learning phase until you settle and become a student/employee and gradually drive down your costs.

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