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 .

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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 host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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.

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:
20
40
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks 37 weeks 38 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 280 510 740 838 1038 1237 1437 1540 1728 1915 2103 2236 2380 2560 2740 2920 3100 3280 3460 3640 3820 4000 4180 4270 4353 4525 4725 4870 5043 5215 5388 5560 5733 5905 6078 6115 6145 6310 6475 6640
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1298 1948 2147 2347 2450 3058 3245 3433 3566 4130 4310 4490 4670 5270 5450 5630 5810 6410 6590 6770 6860 7363 7535 7735 7880 8473 8645 8818 8990 9583 9755 9928 9965 10415 10580 10745 10910
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 565 900 1200 1388 1746 2072 2400 2630 2946 3260 3576 3836 4108 4415 4723 5030 5338 5645 5953 6260 6568 6875 7183 7400 7611 7910 8238 8510 8811 9110 9411 9710 10011 10310 10611 10775 10933 11225 11518 11810
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 620 1015 1370 1588 1996 2372 2750 3030 3396 3760 4126 4436 4758 5115 5473 5830 6188 6545 6903 7260 7618 7975 8333 8600 8861 9210 9588 9910 10261 10610 10961 11310 11661 12010 12361 12575 12783 13125 13468 13810
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 920 1150 1380 1478 2308 2507 2707 2810 3598 3785 3973 4106 4850 5030 5210 5390 6170 6350 6530 6710 7490 7670 7850 7940 8623 8795 8995 9140 9913 10085 10258 10430 11203 11375 11548 11585 12215 12380 12545 12710
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 03/04, 30/04, 04/06, 02/07, 06/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/11
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 host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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:  

€125

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 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 15/08/2018, 01/11/2018, 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019.
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 .

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 host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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.

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 1348 1718 2087
French & skiing with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1070 1540 1898 2426
French & skiing with host family, single room, halfboard 1185 1710 2098 2676 3222
French & skiing with residence, single room, no meals 1808 2628 2997
French & skiing with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1320 1720 1988 2988 3357
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03
from beginner : 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 05/03

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 host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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:  

€125

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 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 15/08/2018, 01/11/2018, 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019.
Lessons lost due to public holidays are caught up during the week.

Combined

The combined course offers group and one-to-one tuition. You will follow 24 lessons per week, of which 20 lessons are group tuition and 4 lessons are one-to-one tuition.
The combined course perfectly combines the dynamic of group tuition with tailored private lessons. Ideal for those who only have little time available.

Minimum age is 18 year .

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

Number of lessons per week:
24
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 520 990 1460 1765
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 950 1420 1890 2195
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 805 1380 1920 2315
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 860 1495 2090 2515
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1110 1580 2050 2355
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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.

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

Number of lessons per week:
24
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 520 990 1460 1798
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 980 1450 1920 2258
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 805 1380 1920 2348
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 860 1495 2090 2548
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1160 1630 2100 2438
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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:  

€125

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 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 15/08/2018, 01/11/2018, 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019.
Lessons lost due to public holidays are caught up during the week.

One-to-one

The one-to-one course is designed for those who want to optimise their study time. The aim of the one-to-one course programme is to offer a fully personalised method of teaching designed to meet the specific student's needs and desires. As the classes are private, it's one of the most effective ways to learn the language.

Minimum age is 18 year .

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

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1240 2440 3640 4840
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1670 2870 4070 5270
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1525 2830 4100 5390
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1580 2945 4270 5590
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1830 3030 4230 5430
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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.

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

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1240 2440 3640 4840
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1700 2900 4100 5300
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1525 2830 4100 5390
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 1580 2945 4270 5590
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1880 3080 4280 5480
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

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). You have to inform the host family of your hour of arrival.

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:  

€125

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 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2018, 02/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 08/05/2018, 10/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 15/08/2018, 01/11/2018, 24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019.
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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