Learn French with Alpadia
We offer a diverse range of French language courses in our year-round schools. From standard to intensive courses, from private lessons to exam preparation, Alpadia provides solutions adapted to our students’ needs. We are an official examination centre for the TCF exam and are in close proximity to regional DELF/DALF exam locations.
Our school is in the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life in Lyon’s centre. The beautiful 19th century building is located on the “Presqu’île” (peninsula), overlooking the Rhône and a short walk from the Saône.
Our school in Montreux is on the main street on the edge of Lake Geneva. The beautiful promenade is surrounded by exotic plants, which help make this one of the most visited places in French-speaking Switzerland.
- As the official language in 29 countries, French is spoken on five continents by more than 200 million people.
- French is the official language of several international organisations: the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the WTO and the ICRC.
- Speaking French allows you to study in the best universities in France and Switzerland.
- Knowing French facilitates travel, notably in France, one of the world’s most visited countries that attracts over 80 million visitors a year.
Why learn French?
A language of love, of literature, of fashion and of cooking, French is by far one of, if not the most romantic languages in our society today.
It is also a very important in business and international relations as it’s the second most influential language on the planet. It is claimed that knowing French helps improve structured thinking and develops the critical mind. There is no doubt that being able to communicate in French is a major asset for anyone wanting to advance their professional career or their love life, or both!