Annecy is a charming, picturesque town, located at the foot of the French Alps and surrounded by magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. Situated within easy reach of Chamonix, Val D'Isère and Les 2 Vallées, some of the best-known ski resorts in the Alps, Annecy is the ideal destination for anyone wishing to sharpen up on their French skills and ski or snowboard in their spare time! The French Alps are also a firm favourite amongst those with a love of the outdoors, where hiking and biking are common activities during the summer months, as well as exploring the mountains, castles and lakes.
Our school in Annecy
Our French language school in Annecy is located just 5 minutes 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 and media facilities and is very well-lit and spacious. In addition to the classrooms, the school also has 2 comfortable student lounges, a computer room with internet access and a reading room, where you can browse French books and magazines.
Courses in Annecy
You can learn French on an Intensive or Super Intensive language course, giving you the opportunity to improve your general French skills in groups of no more than 15 students of the same level. The Intensive course consists of 20 lessons per week, while the Super-Intensive course includes 40 lessons per week.
If you wish to focus on specific areas within your French language practise, we would recommend a course of Private Lessons or our Intensive + Private Lessons course. Individual tuition allows a great deal of flexibility and is the perfect option for anyone looking for more personal attention on their French programme.
We also offer a DELF exam preparation course in Annecy, which is geared towards helping students prepare for the DELF examination. Study in the company of others, where you can exchange advice and techniques with your peers and get handy exam tips from our professional teachers.
For those of you who would like to combine French lessons with skiing or snowboarding, our Intensive + Skiing course is the ideal option. Learn French during the week and hit the slopes on the weekends!
Stay with a local host family on a bed and breakfast or half-board basis and learn about the French way of life in a welcoming and authentic environment! We recommend host family accommodation for all students hoping to have a fully-immersive experience with extra chance to practise French.
For the chance to meet students from all across the globe, stay in the school's student residence. The residence is located 20 minutes from the school by bus or bike and is comprised of private student bedrooms with communal kitchens and bathrooms on every floor.
We also offer shared apartments, which are the ideal option if you like your own independence but still want the chance to live with 2 or more flatmates.
To complement your French course, our school in Annecy offers an activity programme that is available to students throughout the year. All activities are conducted in French by our colleagues at the school and will give you the perfect chance to practise your language skills in a relaxed, informal setting, whilst immersing yourself into French history and culture! Activities vary from week to week but may include things like mountain hikes, cheese and wine tastings and excursions to nearby points of interest, such as visits to villages in the Alps, Lyon, Perrouges, Chamonix and Mont-Blanc. During the winter, the school also organises weekend ski trips in the Alps.
How to get there
You can fly to Lyon Airport and take a direct train to Annecy, which takes approximately 1 hour. Alternatively, our school can arrange Airport Transfers from Lyon or Geneva airports at an additional cost, which will take you directly to your accommodation.
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