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Our French language School


Learn French in Annecy in the French Alps


Ideally situated in the French Alps, in Annecy city, Ifalpes’ students have plenty opportunities to sharpen their French language skills. To complement their French language programme in our school, students can practice many sports all year around and take part in many activities organised by the school during their spare time. Our accommodation service takes care of every single detail to find the best place for students to stay and our team is here to help and guide them in their French immersion.


Why choose Ifalpes French school?


1. More than 25 years experience in teaching French as a foreign language.

2. IFALPES is relatively small, and students are carefully cared for by our team. 

3. Our teaching methods are adapted to individual students needs and rapid progression with a satisfaction rate of over 98% in 2017.

4. Ifalpes is a 5 minute walk from Annecy town centre. The school shares a building with the French students of Pigier Création and MyDigitalSchool

5. Every month, between 170 and 200, students of all ages come from 50 different countries to learn French.

In this magnificent setting, you will be able to combine your classes with the pleasures of the French culture and surrounded by the lake and mountains.


  vieille ville d'Annecy Palais de l'Isle


Ifalpes School Facilities


IFALPES' class room with students


Testimonials from Ifalpes alumni, students, organizations, partners...


"When I arrived in France, I did not speak a word of French! It was super hard! But thanks to Ifalpes I was able to learn French fluently !! Its activities, its teachers and its methodology are perfect for learning it. I have only good memories!

It's a great school !! I recommend it !!"

Cata Galvez, colombian student

"At first, I could not join the conversation or the discussion fearing making mistakes. But thanks to the dynamic teachers and the classmate, I can enjoy speaking French! The entire IFALPES team was very kind and I liked the friendly athmosphere of the class. I would like to thank everyone I met at school. Thank you!!"

Tomomi Hirasawa, japanese student


 “After going to class, passing a written exam, and giving an oral presentation, the status of course completion will be sent from IFALPES to my university. The chair of my major’s department will validate the 3 credit-hours. As I am a Modern Languages and Literatures major with an emphasis in French, credit for this course will go towards fulfilling my French language requirements and study abroad experience.“ 

Mariam KERFAI, american student in a University Study Abrod Program

"Here at IFALPES, I teach students a course that, combined with course they do at IFALPES, can be easily transferred back to their academic programs at their home University. The value of teaching abroad for faculty and students is that one’s classroom is greatly expanded. Immersed in French culture, the whole environment becomes the classroom and provides richer experiences and interactions to discuss and talk about with students."

Patrick Lobert, PhD Professor in a Faculty Led Program


Discover Ifalpes French Courses and Lessons


Choose your French lessons in Annecy classes: 

 Do you prefer to mix? Choose our special programme! 

Discover our outstanding French training courses for French exam and international programme 

Our online French courses

 French courses and activities tailored for groups