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IFALPES Annecy

IFALPES is a French school situated in the French Alps, 40 kilometers from the French/Swiss border. The school provides a high quality level of French education and is accredited by various institutions including the International Association of Language Centers (IALC) and the French as a Foreign Language Quality label (Qualité FLE). For over 20 years, the school has attracted students from all over the world to learn French in its welcoming atmosphere.

The school itself is well located, just 5 minutes from the city centre, and 15 minutes from Lake Annecy. The building features a small yet comfortable garden in which students can relax between classes, or in the winter time, admire it covered in snow. There are also kitchen facilities in which the students can prepare snacks. Additionally, some of the school’s facilities are shared with the Pigier Creation beauty school, where students can combine beauty courses with their language classes. 

The IFALPES team provides a personalized learning experience for their students, including interesting programs throughout the year. Activities include hiking in the mountains, visiting the lake, food tastings and ski excursions during the winter, all of which are great opportunities to practice French! Most of these activities are either included in the course program or offered at an affordable price.

All professors at IFALPES are native French speakers and hold a diploma in teaching French as a foreign language. The school is also certified as a TCF (test de connaissance de français) centre. 

Note: During the months of July and August 2018 the main school building is undergoing renovations. As such, the school will move to their former building, located approximately 20 minutes walking distance from the center of Annecy. 

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

5

High season:

June - August

United States of America
15%
Germany
15%
Switzerland
11%
Spain
9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
6%
China
5%
Russian Federation
5%
Colombia
3%
Worldwide
31%

18 - 24 years old:

25%

25 - 30 years old:

25%

30 - 50 years old:

30%

50 - 65 years old:

20%

Location

IFALPES, 14 Avenue du Rhône, 74000, Annecy, France

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
11 - 48
Weeks: 11 - 48
-
  • 12 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max.15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
798 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max.15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-12-03 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-12-02
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
2,238 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 6 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max.15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-12-03 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-12-02
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
3,198 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max.15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-12-03 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-12-02
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
2 - 10
Weeks: 2 - 10
1,308 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 2 full days of skiing on the weekend
  • Transport to the ski resort and ski passes included
  • Ski equipment not included
  • Ski insurance is compulsory and can be bought through IFALPES
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max.15
  • Minimum age: 10
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-01-28 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-11 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-02-25 | 2019-03-04
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
12
Weeks: 12
-
  • 12 standard lessons per week
  • 4 esthetics lessons (options include: professional make up, hair dressing, nail art and beauty therapy. All of these courses may take place within Pigier Creation beauty school)
  • Hair and beauty products are not included in the course price
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-11-12 | 2018-11-19 | 2018-11-26 | 2018-12-03 | 2018-12-10 | 2018-12-17 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-01-28 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-11 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-02-25 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-11 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-03-25 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-23 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-09 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-23 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-07 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-21 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-12 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-11-25 | 2019-12-02 | 2019-12-09 | 2019-12-16
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
2,238 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 6 private DELF exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
3,198 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 private DELF exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
2,238 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 6 private DALF exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
3,198 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 private DALF exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
12
Weeks: 12
2,100 EUR (12 weeks)
  • 12 standard lessons per week
  • 4 business French lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-11-12 | 2018-11-19 | 2018-11-26 | 2018-12-03 | 2018-12-10 | 2018-12-17 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-01-28 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-11 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-02-25 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-11 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-03-25 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-23 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-09 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-23 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-07 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-21 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-12 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-11-25 | 2019-12-02 | 2019-12-09 | 2019-12-16
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
12
Weeks: 12
2,100 EUR (12 weeks)
  • 12 standard lessons per week
  • 4 French for tourism lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: max.15
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-11-05 | 2018-11-12 | 2018-11-19 | 2018-11-26 | 2018-12-03 | 2018-12-10 | 2018-12-17 | 2019-01-07 | 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-01-28 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-11 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-02-25 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-11 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-03-25 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-23 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-09 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-23 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-07 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-21 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-12 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-11-25 | 2019-12-02 | 2019-12-09 | 2019-12-16

Accommodation

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Bathroom
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Breakfast
Breakfast
Shared
Shared
550 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
750 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
490 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 25 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 49 minutes
  • Internet
  • Accommodation facilities include: Parking | Snacks/vending machines | Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
  • This residence can only be booked from the beginning of each month
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Deposit: 15 EUR. Your deposit will be reimbursed at the end of your stay if you have taken appropriate care of the accommodation.
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
490 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 21 minutes
  • Internet (extra cost)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Parking | Snacks/vending machines | Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
  • This residence can only be booked from the beginning of each month
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Deposit: 390 EUR. Your deposit will be reimbursed at the end of your stay if you have taken appropriate care of the accommodation.
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Availability on request/prices may vary - please contact Yalea for more information
  • Only available between the following dates: 2019-06-02 - 2019-08-31
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
540 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 20 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 26 minutes
  • Internet (extra cost)
  • Accommodation facilities include: Parking | Snacks/vending machines | Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
  • This residence can only be booked from the beginning of each month
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Only available between the following dates: 2019-06-02 - 2019-08-31
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
390 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 20 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 26 minutes
  • Internet (extra cost)
  • Accommodation facilities include: Parking | Snacks/vending machines | Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
  • This residence can only be booked from the beginning of each month
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Only available for two people travelling together
  • Only available between the following dates: 2019-06-02 - 2019-08-31
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
670 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15 minutes
  • Travel Time (on foot): 20 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Deposit: 550 EUR. Your deposit will be reimbursed at the end of your stay if you have taken appropriate care of the accommodation.
  • Room facilities include: Kitchenette | Bedding

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
125 EUR
Price: 125 EUR
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
140 EUR
Price: 140 EUR

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-22 | 2019-05-01 | 2019-05-08 | 2019-05-30 | 2019-06-10 | 2019-08-15 | 2019-11-01 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-22 - 2020-01-05

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

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