IFALPES - Institut Francais des Alpes

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A French language institute in the Alps

  • More than 20 years experience in teaching French as a foreign language.
  • IFALPES is relatively small and the contacts are genuine. Our teaching methods are adapted to an individualized and rapid progression.
  • Ifalpes is a 15 minute walk from the town centre. The school shares a building with the French students of the IPAC School of Management.
  • Every month between 170 and 200 students of all ages come from 50 different countries to learn French.
  • In this magnificent setting you will be able to combine the classes with the pleasures of the French culture and surrounding lake and mountains.

School activities

All year around IFALPES students can participate in various cultural or sport activities organized by the school (free or not). IFALPES works with Annecy theatre Théâtre Bonlieu.

Here are some activities that we organize:

SPRING / SUMMER:

  • Hiking
  • Cheese tasting
  • Visit of Evian and Lac Léman
  • Theatre
  • Visit of Lyon and Cité de Pérouges
  • Visit of Geneva + U.N
  • Cooking lessons
  • Picnic around the Lac d'Annecy

And lots more...

AUTUMN / WINTER:

  • Ski trips
  • Snowshoeing
  • Visit of Chamonix
  • Theatre
  • Visit of Lyon and Cité de Pérouges
  • Visit of Geneva + U.N
  • Cooking lessons
  • Picnic around the Lac d'Annecy

Accommodation: Homestay

You would like to experience life with a French family while studying French? This type of accommodation is ideal if you want to discover the French way of life and will also help you to improve your French conversation skills.

The homes are in the town of Annecy or on the outskirts.

HOST FAMILY SINGLE BEDROOM WITH BREAKFAST

The week includes an arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course.

Included: The single bedroom, breakfast and one load of washing per week.

  • 1 week (6 nights) 245€
  • 2 weeks (13 nights) 350€
  • 3 weeks (20 nights) 420€
  • 4 weeks (27 nights) 510€
  • Extra week (more than 4 weeks) 127,50€
  • Extra night: Please contact the accommodation service.
  • Occasional meal: 8€

Accommodation included from Sunday to Saturday. Please ask availability for any extra night.

NO COOKING IS ALLOWED IN A HOMESTAYS.

HOST FAMILY SINGLE BEDROOM WITH HALF-BOARD

The week includes an arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course.

Included: The single bedroom, breakfast, evening meal and one load of washing per week.

  • 1 week (6 nights) 300€
  • 2 weeks (13 nights) 465€
  • 3 weeks (20 nights) 590€
  • 4 weeks (27 nights) 710€
  • Extra week (more than 4 weeks) 177,50€
  • Extra night: Please contact the accommodation service.
  • Occasional meal: 8€

Accommodation included from Sunday to Saturday. Please ask availability for any extra night.

Useful information about staying with a family

If it is the first time that you stay with a host family, certain habits in their way of life might surprise you, for example the meal times, etc. Here are some tips to prepare you stay:

Your arrival

Please call your host family to let them know when you will be arriving.

Meals

If you have any allergies or a special diet, please let the host family know in advance. Your host family will do their best to vary your meals. If for any reason you will not be at home for one of your meals, please inform the host family at least one day before. All extra meals will need to be paid separately.

Rent

Please pay your rent to the host family when you arrive.

NB: If you wish to change your accommodation before the end of your stay, please give at least one month’s notice to the host family and to the accommodation service. For any changes made to your accommodation, agency fees will be charged.

Telephone

Please do not use the host family’s telephone unless they have given you permission to do so. You can buy a phone card from tobacconists that will enable you to call from their phone and pay for the calls yourself.

Cleaning

Your host family will tell you where to find everything you need to keep your bedroom clean and tidy.

NB: A little help clearing the table after dinner or washing up can do wonders for international relations.

Washing

Normally your host family will offer to do your washing once a week. If this is not enough, you can also find a laundrette in the centre of town.

Feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about something, your host family will be happy to help you!

This school offers programs in:
  • Perancis

Maklumat Praktikal

Accommodation:

Student residence

There is a variety of Student residences in Annecy. Our accommodation service will be there to give you as much information as possible. Some of the residences will ask for a deposit and will only accept long stays. In summer between June and August there are more rooms available.

N.B. Limited availability.

Residence 1:

  • Available only in the summer, facing the lake, a 20-minute walk or busride from IFALPES or 10 minutes by bicycle
  • Standard comfort, room with shower and toilet. Kitchen on each floor.
  • Single room : 460€ per month. Double room : 310€ per month per person

Residence 2:

  • A 20-minute bus- or bike-ride from IFALPES
  • Basic comfort, bedroom with a shower. Toilets and kitchen on each floor.
  • 390€ per month (security deposit: 100€)

Studios and appartments

We have variety of studio flats or apartments in the centre of Annecy or on the outskirts. IFALPE's accommodation service will be happy to find a solution for your needs depending on the number of people who will stay in the apartment.

  • Between 560€ and 760€ per month. No extra charges if electricity costs remain reasonable
  • Each studio is one room equipped with a kitchen corner, bedroom corner (sofa bed) and bathroom. They are between 20 and 30m²
  • Deposit: 1 month’s rent
  • The shared apartments are available per calendar month (according to the session dates). If you wish to stay for a shorter period, please contact us for availability.

The studios are located in Annecy (or its surroundings) or in a residence close to the school (20 minutes walk from the town centre). Prices vary depending on the availability, situation, comfort and the number of renters. House insurance is compulsory.

Arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course.

Shared Apartment

In a shared apartment in Annecy, French language students, will have your own bedroom and share the kitchen and bathroom shared with flat mates (2 or more).

IFALPES's accommodation service will send you more information about your apartment 2 weeks before your arrival. Arrival on the Sunday before your course and a departure on the Saturday after your course.

The shared apartments are available per calendar month (according to the session dates). If you wish to stay for a shorter period, please contact us for availability.

  • 500€ per month and per person with all charges included
  • Deposit: 1 month’s rent
  • The apartments are situated in the town centre of Annecy and on the outskirts.
  • Prices vary depending on the availability, situation and comfort. House insurance is compulsory.

Homestay

You would like to experience life with a French family while studying French? This type of accommodation is ideal if you want to discover the French way of life and will also help you to improve your French conversation skills.

The homes are in the town of Annecy or on the outskirts.

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General French courses

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Students work on improving their grammar and vocabulary as well as written and oral comprehension. An emphasis is made on communicating in French. [+]

Students work on improving their grammar and vocabulary as well as written and oral comprehension. An emphasis is made on communicating in French. They will also study French culture and will take part in varied activities during their lessons: wine and cheese tasting, visits to local markets etc.. The IFALPES accommodation service will find the most suitable type of housing to match your choice. Homestays, shared apartments, studios or dormitories are located in the town centre or in the town outskirts. From the school, they are accessible by bus, bicycle or on foot. Single bedroom in host family halfboard Single bedroom in hostfamily with breakfast Student Residence Individual studios or apartments Shared apartments Levels: Our study levels are in conformity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Beginner No knowledge of the French language. A1 : Elementary Limited knowledge of the French language. Can understand simple and practical information from every day life. Can communicate in a simple way provided the interlocutor speaks slowly. A2 : Upper elementary Basic knowledge. Can understand isolated sentences referring to familiar areas. Can communicate within current situations and describe in simple terms topics of personal interest. B1 : Intermediate Limited but effective command of the language. Can understand clear and standard French referring to familiar matters. Can deal with situations likely to arise while travelling. Can speak about topics of personal interest and give brief explanations about a project or idea. B2 : Upper intermediate General and instinctive command of the language. Can understand the main ideas of complex texts. Can take part in general or professional conversations in a clear and detailed way and can argue a point of view. [-]

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IFALPES Summer in Annecy, France

IFALPES Winter in Annecy, France