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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy, France

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes

  • IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes is located in the beautiful mountain Alpine city of Annecy, in the French Alps. Often referred to as "the Venice of the Alps" due to the river and canal that pass through its old town, Annecy is a breathtaking site for students and holidaymakers alike. The school is housed centrally and is within walking distance of Annecy station, restaurants, cafés and breathtaking scenes provided by Le Tiou River. Annecy Tourist Information Centre and Lake Annecy are also within a moment's walk of the school. The methodology of IFALPES is of a communicative approach. Teachers work on grammar, vocabulary and phonetics, whilst encouraging students to communicate in French orally and in writing, during class. The school is located within proximity of other French ...
    schools, ensuring there is ample opportunity to practise French outside the classroom, gaining as much from the learning experience in Annecy as possible. Course selection includes General French courses that are available to students of all levels, Exam Preparation, Junior and Instructive Training programmes for FLE (French as a foreign language) Teachers. Private tuition is also available in conjunction with another programme or independently. IFALPES has multiple options for accommodation, suitable to students all year round. These options include Homestay, Shared Apartments, Studio Apartments and Student Residence.
  • The language school IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes was founded in Annecy, France in 1992.
  • Address: 14 avenue du Rhône,, 74000 - Annecy, France (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: IFALPES
  • Tax registration ID: SIRET 38194021200065
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes

Wearing a mask (surgical or general public): it is mandatory for both employees and students in all situations where the rules of distancing are not guaranteed. Students must come with their own masks. IFALPES provides masks for teachers as well as visors. The wearing of masks by teachers and administrative staff is mandatory in the presence of students.

Wearing gloves: They are mandatory for exams that require the handling of materials that are passed from hand to hand.

Application of barrier gestures: Hand washing or hydro-alcoholic gel on arrival at the school, on entering the classroom, before and after using the toilets, after blowing one’s nose, coughing or sneezing, handling objects… No exchange of materials will be possible. Welcome snacks, aperitifs and other collective sharing of drinks are forbidden until further notice.

Physical distance: Layout of the classrooms, closing of the kitchen and deactivation of drink dispensers…

Limitation of flows: Breaks are taken outside, on the terrace or in the school garden.

Cleaning and maintenance: Ventilation of classrooms, cleaning and disinfection of premises and equipment before a new group enters a room. Areas subject to regular contact (door handles, stairs railings, switches, mobile teaching equipment, etc.) are cleaned and disinfected several times a day.

Suspected case of Covid-19: There is no temperature taking at the entrance to the school. Everyone is requested (staff and students) to watch for the appearance of symptoms with a very regular temperature taking before leaving for school (temperature below 37.8°). In case of symptoms within the school, the student must notify a member of the team and isolate in a special room while waiting for the host family (or the medical emergency services) to pick them up. The school will inform the Regional Health Agency. The whole team will ensure that the sanitary rules are maintained: students who do not respect these rules will be invited to return home.

Accreditations and Quality seals

FLEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEAQUALS

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Movie rental

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 years for specific Junior courses

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 08 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 14 Jul. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

French Courses

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Price in € 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 1480 1406 1850 1758 2220 2109 2800 2660 3500 3325 3960 3762 6600 6270 330 314
Price in C$ 575 1149 1724 2180 2725 3270 4124 5155 5833 9721 487
Lessons place an emphasis on communicating in French and classes focus on grammar and vocabulary and practice written and oral comprehension. Classes are either in the morning OR in the afternoon. This course is not suitable for beginners or advanced levels.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in C$ 339 678 1017 1297 1621 1945 2357 2946 3182 4713 236
Lessons place an emphasis on communicating in French and classes focus on grammar and vocabulary and practice written and oral comprehension. Classes are either in the morning OR in the afternoon.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2040 1938 170 162
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3005 251
Lessons place an emphasis on communicating in French and classes focus on grammar and vocabulary and practice written and oral comprehension. Classes are either in the morning OR in the afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2-3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 830 789 1660 1577 2490 2366 3280 3116 4100 3895 4920 4674 5740 5453 6560 6232 8200 7790 9840 9348 820 779
Price in C$ 1223 2445 3668 4831 6039 7247 8454 9662 12077 14493 1208
This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 10 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in € 470 447 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 2300 2185 2760 2622 3680 3496 4600 4370 5520 5244 9200 8740 460 437
Price in C$ 693 1385 2077 2769 3388 4065 5420 6775 8130 13550 678
This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 4 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 590 561 1180 1121 1770 1682 2320 2204 580 551 3480 3306 4060 3857 4640 4408 5800 5510 6960 6612 580 551
Price in C$ 869 1738 2607 3417 855 5126 5980 6834 8543 10251 855
This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 6 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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Price in C$ 1346 2691 4036 5382 6727 -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Course includes language tuition, residential full-board accommodation, a full afternoon activity program, evening activities and an excursion programe. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
3260 route d'Albertville, 74320 Sevr, Annecy
Starting dates
2020: 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in C$ 369 737 1105 1473 1841 -- -- -- -- -- --
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
3260 route d'Albertville, 74320 Sevr, Annecy
Starting dates
2020: 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 830 789 1660 1577 2490 2366 3320 3154 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in C$ 1223 2445 3668 4890 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 470 447 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in C$ 693 1385 2077 2769 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 590 561 1180 1121 1770 1682 2360 2242 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in C$ 869 1738 2607 3476 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in € -- 660 627 990 941 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in C$ -- 973 1459 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This package includes the Semi-Intensive French Course (20 lessons per week) plus 2 ski trips at the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). Ski equipment not included but can be hired on site. Ski insurance is compulsory and can be bought at the school.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in C$ 656 1311 1967 2622 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Class Observation (4 observations of 45 minutes each plus 2h workshops with the teachers).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:50
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80€ €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:If you want to change your accommodation before the end of your stay, one month’s notice is usually required. Please let your host family know in if you have any allergies or require a special diet.

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in € 300 465 590 710 887.5 1065 1242.5 1420 1775 2130 177.5 40
Price in C$ 466 721 915 1101 1376 1652 1927 2202 2752 3303 276 63
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
33 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
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(charged by school)
Price in € 245 350 420 510 637.5 765 892.5 1020 1275 1530 128 40
Price in C$ 380 543 652 791 989 1186 1384 1582 1977 2372 199 63
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- -- -- 550 -- -- -- 1100 -- 1650 -- 200 70
Price in C$ 853 1706 2558 311 109
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- -- -- 420 -- -- -- 840 -- 1260 -- 70
Price in C$ 652 1303 1954 109
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 660 -- -- -- 1320 -- 1980 --
Price in C$ 1024 2047 3070
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
All of the accommodation options are located in the town centre or on the outskirts.
Accommodation supplements:
If you are staying for one month or less, a booking fee of EUR 40 will be charged. If you are staying for more than one month, fee is EUR 70.
Any unwarranted change in accommodation will incur a EUR 40 fee.
If you want to change your accommodation before the end of your stay, one month’s notice is usually required.
Please let your host family know in if you have any allergies or require a special diet.
Airport Transfer costs (each way):
Geneva: EUR 100, Lyon EUR 250.
There will be a supplement cost for transfers at night, on Sundays or on a public holiday.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing3 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding4 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking2 km
Sailing5 km
Skiing40 km
Squash5 km
Swimming3 km
Tennis3 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

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Social activities

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Course quality / Progress in language

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5.0
Value for money

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3.5
Accommodation
Homestay

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