Language course French in Annecy

Institute Français d'Annecy IFALPES

Learn French in Annecy at our partner French school in Annecy, IFALPES. IFALPES is situated in the heart of of the city, close to shops and restaurants. It is very closely located to the bus and train station (2 minutes walking) and a aproximately 10 minutes walking distance from the lake. In summer there are some 250 students in the school and 170 on average in the rest of the year. More than 45 nationalities are represented in this school, so that you can enjoy the French culture in Annecy as well as the international air in the school.

 

Key features of our partner French school in Annecy:

  • Member of Français langue étrangère and SOUFFLE
  • Modern, well equipped classrooms
  • Specific starting dates for beginners and open start dates for any other levels
  • Library
  • Computer room with free internet access
  • Language Laboratory
  • Study room
  • Teaching materials included in the price of intensive course
  • Minimum age: 18 years

Social Programme

Alongside the language courses the language school organises a number of extra curricular activities for students. These include:

  • Cooking lessons
  • Museum and historical building visits
  • Excursions to Grenoble, Turin, Venice, Cannes the Alps and local vineyards

Intensive

The intensive course is perfect for those participants who want to combine their French Study with holidays. You will have 20 or 40 lessons per week. The course of 40 lessons is not suitable for absolute beginners or advanced levels.
For the course with 40 lessons, lessons are split into 2 groups: 20 lessons in a group which will correspond to your level and 20 lessons in a group which encourages development. You will have class all day from Monday to Friday.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
40
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks 24 weeks 28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks 40 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 280 510 740 805 1130 1480 1670 1940 2530 3080 3630 4225 4835 5430 6030
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1235 1980 2330 2910 3180 4160 5100 6040 7025 8025 9010 10000
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 870 1100 1330 1395 2300 2650 3390 3660 4800 5900 7000 8145 9305 10450 11600
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 565 900 1200 1355 1965 2570 3015 3540 4640 5700 6760 7865 8985 10090 11200
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 620 1015 1370 1555 2265 2970 3515 4140 5440 6700 7960 9265 10585 11890 13200
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 400 760 1120 1480 1825 2185 2895
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1910 2675 3035 3745
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 990 1350 1710 2070 2995 3355 4065
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 685 1150 1580 2030 2533 3021 3986
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 740 1265 1750 2230 2783 3320 4385
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 03/04, 02/05, 06/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 30/10, 27/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The intensive course 40 lessons is not suitable for absolute beginners or advanced levels, only for intermediate levels (A1, A2, B1, and B2).

For all students who will book a course of more than 12 weeks, the school offers them the possibility to participate in the TCF exam (Test du Connaiisance du Français) free of charge.

Info shared apartment:  

Shared apartments can only be rented per month. Prices might vary according the starting date of the course and can differ from the prices mentioned in the price overview.

Info residence:  

The minimum stay in the residence is 4 weeks.

Transfer:  

€115

The price stated here is for an airport transfer on arrival in Geneva. On arrival in Lyon the price is € 140 p.p. Please fill out on the booking form on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • student discount card
  • certificate of attendance

If you stay with a host family a free pick up service from the train or bus station in Annecy is included (upon arrival on Sunday between 10 AM - 8 PM).

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 08/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 14/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 01/11/2017, and from 18/12/2017-01/01/2018.
Lessons lost due to public holidays are caught up during the week.

French & skiing

The course French & skiing consists of 20 lessons of French tuition and 2 ski trips during the weekend. It is a perfect way to combine learning French and enjoying the beautiful ski slopes of the Alpes.

The price includes the transport to the ski resort and ski passes. Ski equipment is not included, but can be rented on site. For dates, please check our price list. There are no ski trips the weekend you arrive in Annecy.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
22
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
French & skiing without accommodation 680 1080 1315 1660 1980
French & skiing with host family, single room, halfboard 1185 1710 2065 2618 3115
French & skiing with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1070 1540 1865 2368
French & skiing with residence, single room, no meals 1745 2510 2830
French & skiing with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1270 1670 1905 2830 3150
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02
from beginner : 03/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The French & skiing course includes 2 ski trips during the weekend, transport to the ski resort and ski passes. The ski equipment is not included in the price but can be hired on site.

Info shared apartment:  

Shared apartments can only be rented per month. Prices might vary according the starting date of the course and can differ from the prices mentioned in the price overview.

Info residence:  

The minimum stay in the residence is 4 weeks.

Transfer:  

€115

The price stated here is for an airport transfer on arrival in Geneva. On arrival in Lyon the price is € 140 p.p. Please fill out on the booking form on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • student discount card
  • certificate of attendance

If you stay with a host family a free pick up service from the train or bus station in Annecy is included (upon arrival on Sunday between 10 AM - 8 PM).

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 08/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 14/07/2017, 15/08/2017, 01/11/2017, and from 18/12/2017-01/01/2018.
Lessons lost due to public holidays are caught up during the week.

Shared apartment

During your stay in Annecy you can live in a shared apartment where you share the bathroom, kitchen and living-room with other students. The shared apartments are only available per calendar month.

Host family

The best way to discover the French way of life is by living with a French host family. You will stay in a single room with bed and breakfast or half-board.

Residence

The residence is located at about 25 minutes from the school by bus. The city centre is about 3 kilometres. You will share the bathroom and the kitchen with the other students. Your room consists of a bed, desk, book shelves, large closet and a wash basin. Sheets are provided for but you need to bring your own towels. Access to internet is included.

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Learn French in Annecy, a beautiful French city situated in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern-central France. The city is positioned on the shores of the wonderful Lake Annecy 22 miles south of Geneva and has a population of a little more than 50,000 inhabitants. Due to the city being located in between Geneva and Chambery. Annecy's beautiful lake is of great interest to vistors, who flock to the lake each summer to relax, swim and enjoy sailing. With the lake being backed by the Alps it is visually very beautiful and is a very peaceful place during much of the year. Some of the most popular ski resorts are within drivng distance. These include hiking, mountain biking and climbing, and sailing and waterskiing on the lake. Switzerland and Italy are also located close-by and are ideal weekend exursions for you to take if you choose to learn French in Annecy.

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July 25 15 10
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