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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy, France

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

14 avenue du Rhône, - 74000 Annecy - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Private garden.
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (4.7/5.0)
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • E-learning platform.

Location: 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.

Methodology: 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: 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.

Accommodation: IFALPES has multiple options for accommodation, suitable to students all year round. These options include Homestay, Shared Apartments, Studio Apartments and Student residences.
  • The language school IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes was founded in Annecy, France in 1992.
  • Legal name / parent company: IFALPES
  • Tax registration ID: SIRET 38194021200065

French Courses

General Language
Online Courses
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 €
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
18 Apr. 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 14 Jul. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Students mixing in the reception area
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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes

Accreditations and Quality seals
EAQUALSFLEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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

Student Age

Minimum age of students
16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing3 km
Diving3 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

Accommodation

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy
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Rating: 4.6/5.0

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
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Rating: 2.9/5.0

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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    FAQ about IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy

  • The average age of the students throughout the year is 28 years old, but we also have older and younger students. The age of the students hasn't been an issue. All of the students get along well.
    Lucien from IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes
    Mar 15, 2022
  • The minimum required age for the language courses at IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes is 16 years. The school can only offer homestay accommodation for students who are under the age of 18. Shared apartments are not available for underage students.
    Angela Ligartova from LanguageCourse.net
    Jul 28, 2022
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at IFALPES varies from 1 students (Online Private lessons ) to 15 students (Standard Course)
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
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