French school in

Montreux

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Study French in Montreux

Montreux is the perfect destination to study a French language course. Next to the shores of Lake Geneva and nestled at the foot of the Swiss Alps, this town offers an immersive experience unlike any other. Its almost Mediterranean climate, palm-lined quays, deep blue lake waters, and the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards collectively create an enchanting backdrop for visitors and students alike. 

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Rich social program
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Success rate 97%
Recommended by 97% of students
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Alpadia Language Schools
Alpadia Language Schools by Kaplan International Languages offers year-round French and German courses in Switzerland, Germany and France.
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  • Immerse yourself in the scenic Swiss city of Montreux, ideally positioned on the edge of Lake Geneva 
  • Alpadia Montreux is a quaint school with first class amenities such as a cafeteria, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a terrace 
  • Dive into Montreux's charm through our immersive activity program, featuring water sports on the lake and trekking through the Les Portes du Soleil, a vast ski resort 
  • There’s also our Montreux-Riviera summer camp for 13–17-year-olds! 
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Alpadia Language Schools: Swiss quality education

Alpadia Language Schools by Kaplan International Languages offers year-round French, German and English courses in Switzerland, Germany and France for students 16+ and English, French and German language camps for juniors and teens in Europe and North America. Initially established in 1996, and now larger than ever, our mission is to encourage language development through immersion and to expand the horizons of our students. 

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School Information

About our Montreux school

School facilities

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  • Our teaching methodology

All teachers have an academic background, training and experience in language teaching. Lessons are planned with reference to the course programme and the learning and motivational needs of each student and the group.

  • School holidays

See our annual school closures

  • Beginners' dates

8th January, 5th February, 4th March, 2nd April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November 2024

There is a minimum of two weeks of bookings

  • Online portal and app 

Easy to manage all your pre-arrival needs, travel information and accommodation details in one convenient place using our online portal and app.

  • Minimum age  

16+  

  • Entry level  

From Beginner to Intermediate depending on course  

  • Courses  

General French courses, DALFC1 Exam Preparation, DELF Exam Preparation 

  • Class size  

Average 12, maximum 15 students   

  • Course length   

From 1 to 52 weeks. The longer you study, the more you’ll progress! 

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Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia languages school is accredited by the following institutions.

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Student accommodation in Montreux

Discover our diverse accommodation options in the stunning Montreux area. Whether you seek an immersive stay with a local family or desire independence in a studio apartment, we cater to your preferences whilst also ensuring high-quality.

Host family

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  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Central location
 
Host family

Improve your fluency and learn about a new culture. Staying with a French-speaking family offers a true taste of local life.

  • Choose from half-board or breakfast only
  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Central location

Student Apartment Les Alpes

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  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only
 
Student Apartment Les Alpes

Sharing an apartment with fellow Alpadia students is ideal if you are looking to be more independent. All apartments are located within walking distance to the school. Single and double bedrooms available, with shared bathroom. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only

Student Apartment Riviera

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  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only
 
Student Apartment Riviera

Sharing an apartment with fellow Alpadia students is ideal if you are looking to be more independent. All apartments are located within walking distance to the school. Single and double bedrooms available, with shared bathroom. This is a guide price only, the final price will depend on the specific room type you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Within walking distance to the school
  • Sharing with Alpadia students only

Student Residence Aigle

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  • Modern studios with double beds, private bathroom
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee machine
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom
  • Communal fully-equipped kitchen (private fridge and microwave in the accommodation)
 
Student Residence Aigle

Modern studios with double beds and a private bathroom, our residences have fully-equipped kitchens with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee machine and, indoor parking is available. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

  • Modern studios with double beds, private bathroom
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee machine
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom
  • Communal fully-equipped kitchen (private fridge and microwave in the accommodation)

Student Residence Vevey

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  • Modern studios with double beds
  • Private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom
  • Communal fully-equipped kitchen
 
Student Residence Vevey

Conveniently located in the centre of Vevey, and just a 10-minute walk from the shores of Lake Geneva, our fully renovated residence offers single rooms with private bathrooms. You’ll also benefit from a nearby railway station and a range of restaurants, bars, and shops, all located close-by. For more information, contact your advisor.

  • Modern studios with double beds
  • Private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge
  • Single large and bright bedrooms with private bathroom
  • Communal fully-equipped kitchen

Studio Apartment Du Lac

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  • Single or double 
  • Private kitchen & bathroom
  • Bright spacious studio apartment
  • A few minutes away from Lake Geneva
 
Studio Apartment Du Lac

Ideally located next to the lake, the studio offers total independence and privacy, perfect for couples or friends studying together.

  • Single or double 
  • Private kitchen & bathroom
  • Bright spacious studio apartment
  • A few minutes away from Lake Geneva
Social Activities

Social activities

Experience a medley of activities in the Swiss Riviera all year long. Embrace the seasons with mountain adventures and water sports such as sailing, waterskiing, and mountain biking from spring to autumn. In the winter, revel in skiing, ice skating, or snowshoe trekking in the renowned "Les Portes du Soleil" ski resort. If sports aren't your preference, indulge in sightseeing – explore the medieval Château de Chillon, enjoy a cruise on Lake Geneva via a century-old steamboat, revel in the winter Christmas market, or immerse yourself in the renowned jazz music festival.

 
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Frequently asked questions about learning French in Montreux

Are the Alpadia French courses in Montreux accredited?

Yes – they are! Our French language courses in Montreux are accredited by multiple institutions. Please see our full list of accreditations below:  

  • Eaquals 
  • CSN 
  • FSEP 
  • Souffle  
  • Association Vaudoise Des Ecoles Privees 

Why should you learn French in Montreux with Alpadia?

Discover the beauty of learning French in Montreux with Alpadia by Kaplan, where immersive language learning is coupled with a Swiss-quality education. Experience the essence of Swiss culture through dynamic language classes, cultural activities, and personalized guidance from experienced instructors. Embrace an enriching journey, where the charm of Montreux perfectly complements the excellence of our educational approach, ensuring an unforgettable and effective language learning experience. 

What is the cost of attending a French course in Montreux?

The cost of a French course in Montreux depends on the course you choose. Alpadia offers a range of courses from our Standard 20 to our Intensive 25 and our private lessons, so the more lessons you take, the more expensive the overall cost will be. However, we believe that investing in your language skills will improve employability and upgrade your life in a way that cannot be measured by money. 

What are the benefits of learning French in Montreux?

Learning French in Montreux offers a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience that studying in a non-French speaking country cannot. Immerse yourself in Swiss culture and interact with the locals every day, helping you develop your language skills naturally. The city’s rich historical heritage and contemporary arts scene provide the perfect backdrop for language acquisition, fostering a deeper understanding of the language within its cultural context. 

What’s a normal day like attending a French course at our school in Montreux?

During your stay, you can expect a balanced schedule that blends language lessons with ample opportunities for exploration. Lessons range from 20 to 30 per week depending on your course, with mornings dedicated to classroom activities while afternoons provide free time for you to delve into the cultural riches of the city. You can wander through historical landmarks, immerse yourself in local cuisine, or participate in organized cultural activities and excursions. 

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