Learn French in Annecy, France!
Annecy is a picturesque town, located at the foot of the French Alps, where you will find magnificent scenery and a wonderfully ‘French’ atmosphere. With its proximity to Chamonix, Val d’Isère and the 3 Valleys, some of the best known ski resorts in the Alps, a French language course at our Annecy school is ideal for those who want to learn the French language and ski or snowboard in their spare time. The French Alps are also a great destination for walking, as well as exploring the mountains, castles and lakes. All this makes our Annecy school the ideal location for active people who want to learn French in the Alps, whatever the season.
Our school in Annecy
Our French language school in Annecy is located 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, in a modern building that is shared with a local French school of management. This is ideal for students learning French, as it gives them plenty of opportunity to interact with native French speakers! Each classroom is fully equipped with TV, tape recorder, DVD and CD player and is very well-lit and spacious. There are 2 very comfortable student lounges, an Internet and computer room and a room where students can read French newspapers and magazines.
You can learn French on a ‘Semi-Intensive’ French language course of 12 lessons per week, or else on the popular ‘Intensive’ French course of 20 lessons per week. The Intensive course still leaves students with plenty of time for skiing, sightseeing and generally exploring this spectacular part of the French Alps, whilst you learn French. The school also offers a ‘Super-Intensive’ group course of 30 lessons per week, as well as private courses, and a fantastic ‘French and Ski’ course with combines 20 French language lessons plus 2 ski trips per week.
Students on French language courses at our school in Annecy can stay in shared or private student apartments, in carefully selected French host families, or in the student residence. Staying with a French host family naturally helps students learn about the French way of life, as well as providing valuable extra French language practice.
Like all our schools in France, our school in Annecy has an activity programme available to students throughout the year. Included are sporting and cultural activities and excursions such as visits to villages in the Alps, Lyon, Perrouges, Chamonix Mont-Blanc and the cheese circuit of Beaufort. Pétanque tournaments, hiking and karaoke evenings are available during the summer whilst the school also organises weekend ski trips in the Alps during the winter.
How to get there
You can fly to Lyon Airport and take a direct train to Annecy (1 hour), or our school can arrange Airport Transfers from Lyon or Geneva airports.
Annecy - perfect your French and hit the ski slopes!
Annecy is a hidden gem for Skiers / snowboarders, located just an hour’s drive of more than 10 major ski resorts. Why not combine your French course in Annecy with weekend excursions to the slopes and a spot of après ski!
Annecy is only an hour away from The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées) the largest ski domain in the Alps with 600km of prepared and maintained pistes. The slopes connect the ski resorts of Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania, Val Thorens and Les Menuires. I myself have spent a ski season in The Three Valleys and can vouch for it being one of the best locations that I have ever snowboarded!
If you want to ski closer to Annecy, why not visit the ski resort “La Clusaz” , just 30 minutes drive away . If you like, you can follow your morning French classes with half a day’s skiing in the afternoon , as it is so close!
I loved Annecy, the course, and all the nice people I met. It was a fantastic experience, I wish I could have stayed longer!
The course was good with very professional teachers. I think it' s an experience to do if you wants to improve and speak a language properly.
I had a wonderful experience in Annecy. The course was exactly what I wanted and needed. The staff were helpful, extremely well-prepared, and very professional.
I had a fantastic 3 months. The language school was superb. The accomodation was fantastic. Everything was very well organised by Apple Languages. Annecy is such a beautiful place to spend 3 months.
I very much enjoyed my experience in Annecy and would definitely consider returning to the same school next year.
The course was pretty good to refresh my french grammar and the accommodation was super, I got wireless LAN access and the welcome was very hearty.
The course was very good, excellent teachers, interesting classes, lots of opportunity to speak. My host family was very nice, they made great dinners with typical dishes (delicious) to please me.
Excellent, well structured course, I wish I could of stayed longer. The accommodation was clean & functional.
The course was good and the teacher was brilliant. I would of struggled more if it wasn't for her kindness and patience. I would definitely recommend staying with a family if you want to practice your conversation skills.
I had interesting lessons, with friendly and supportive teaching staff. My accommodation was with a very friendly host family, who were welcoming and generous.