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IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy, France

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

14 avenue du Rhône, - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Private garden.
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.7/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (4.4/5.0)
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

French Courses

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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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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
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
Student comments

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Dan: "If you're looking to learn French in a learning environment where French and only French is spoken, 99% of the time, this course is for. If you're looking to learn French where you can ask questions or seek clarification in English, this course is not for you. "
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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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This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 10 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 518 1036 1553 2071 2533 3040 4053 5066 6079 10131 507
This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 4 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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This course offers the Standard 20 lessons plus an extra 6 private lessons aimed at preparing you for various types of exams.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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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
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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This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
3260 route d'Albertville, 74320 Sevr, Annecy
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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Price in € 830 789 1660 1577 2490 2366 3320 3154 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Starting dates
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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Starting dates
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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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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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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
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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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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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.
      • Legal name / parent company: IFALPES
      • Tax registration ID: SIRET 38194021200065
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

FLEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEAQUALS

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 years for specific Junior courses

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
Additional school information

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 13 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 08 May 2021, 21 May 2021, 01 Jun. 2021, 14 Jul. 2021, 15 Aug. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Accommodation

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Price in € 300 465 590 710 887.5 1065 1242.5 1420 1775 2130 177.5 40
Price in US$ 348 539 684 823 1029 1235 1441 1646 2058 2469 206 47
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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Price in € 245 350 420 510 637.5 765 892.5 1020 1275 1530 128 40
Price in US$ 284 406 487 592 739 887 1035 1183 1478 1774 149 47
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
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Price in € -- -- -- 550 -- -- -- 1100 -- 1650 -- 200 70
Price in US$ 638 1276 1913 232 82
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
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Price in € -- -- -- 420 -- -- -- 840 -- 1260 -- 70
Price in US$ 487 974 1461 82
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
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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 660 -- -- -- 1320 -- 1980 --
Price in US$ 766 1531 2296
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

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

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Annecy (6 students from all schools in Annecy)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Nightlife

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Climate

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Affordability

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Shopping

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Safety

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
What students liked about IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy
Outstanding, professional, polite, helpful staff (both teaching and non-teaching).
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0

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    FAQ about IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes, Annecy

  • French courses at IFALPES - Institut Français des Alpes start at 162 € for Semi-Intensive Course course with 12 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of IFALPES
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at IFALPES varies from 15 students (Super-Intensive Course) to 15 students (Super-Intensive Course)
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
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