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Alpadia Montreux School

Address: Grand 'Rue 42, 1820 Montreux,
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Alpadia Montreux School

  • Students age: 16+
  • Number of students in the class: 8 to 12, individual lessons
  • Established: in 2003
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland.

The school of the French language Alpadia Montreux is located on the main street of this unusually hospitable city, comfortably located on the shores of Lake Geneva. This is one of the most popular places in Switzerland and the entire Riviera, a famous resort and educational center.

In walking distance from the school there are bus stops, the railway station - there willbe no problems with transfer and travel. Geneva can be reached by transport in about 1 hour.

The school is small enough so that each student is treated with an individual approach, closely monitor his progress and achievements, support and inspire.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Alpadia Montreux School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 320 CHF / week

STANDARD COURSE OF THE FRENCH

A common, universal and useful for each student course with an intensity of 20 lessons per week. It is an opportunity to improve in a comprehensive manner all the basic language skills required for everyday communication, oral and written speech. Due to moderate intensity the students have enough time for leisure and recreation, interesting walks and excursions - in addition, entertainment is also an excellent way to consolidate the knowledge!
Note that for students with a zero level of initial knowledge, the minimum duration is 2 weeks. Start dates for beginners are as follows:

  • February 6
  • 3 April
  • May 29
  • 3 July
  • August 7
  • 2 October.

Below there is information about the course:

  • Level for admission: any, from A1 to C1
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks at the request of the student
  • Intensity: 20 lessons per week
  • Beginning of classes: all-the-year-round, on Mondays.
  • Students in the classroom: up to 12 people.

Intensive French course

The course provides 25 lessons per week - for leisure time it remains slightly less, but the language progress is achieved in a much shorter time. This is ideal for students who require the integrated development of all basic skills and who are limited in time. Additional 5 lessons are devoted weekly to the development of communicative knowledge: this is what is needed for effective and easy communication in real life.

For students with a minimum (A1) level of knowledge, there are the same rules as for the standard course - the minimum duration of the program is 2 weeks, and the start dates are fixed:

  • February 6
  • 3 April
  • May 29
  • 3 July
  • August 7
  • 2 October.

Below there is information about the course:

  • Level for admission: any, from A1 to C1
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks at the request of the student
  • Intensity: 25 lessons per week
  • Beginning of classes: all-the-year-round, on Mondays.
  • Students in the classroom: up to 12 people.

Premium course in French

The maximum intensity of the universal program is 30 lessons weekly: this option will allow you to progress particularly quickly and literally in a matter of weeks to make great progress, to learn how to communicate in French quite freely. 20 lessons are followed weekly by the standard course program, another 5 are devoted to the development of communicative and speech skills, and another 5 are aimed at intensive study of grammar and spelling.

Students, whose level of knowledge at the beginning of A1 lessons (elementary, basic) can book a course of 2 weeks from the beginning date of classes for them:

  • February 6
  • 3 April
  • May 29
  • 3 July
  • August 7
  • 2 October.

Below there is information about the course:

  • Level for admission: any, from A1 to C1
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks at the request of the student
  • Intensity: 30 lessons per week
  • Beginning of classes: all-the-year-round, on Mondays.
  • Students in the classroom: up to 12 people (mini-groups of 6 people for spelling lessons).

The price of the course already includeds:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Introductory testing of the level of knowledge
  • Company certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment activities
  • Student card
  • Tax collection.

Individual lessons with an experienced instructor are the fastest, most reliable, effective and comfortable way to learn French. This is the most individual, personal approach: all the attention of the teacher will be focused on you, and the intensity, schedule and subject of the lessons are completely adjusted to your needs and wishes.

  • Level for admission: any, from A1 to C1
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks at the request of the student
  • Intensity: determined individually
  • Beginning of classes: year-round, on Mondays (except July-August)
  • Students in the class: 1 person.

The cost of studying depends on the chosen type of courses.

The cost of individual lessons is reduced if the student immediately book a few lessons.

The price of the course already includes:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Introductory testing of the level of knowledge
  • Company certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment activities
  • Student card
  • Tax collection.
Annual
16+
from 945 CHF / week

COMBINED COURSE 5/10

The student can choose the intensity of this course on his own: 25 or 30 lessons per week. This is ideal if you are striving for rapid progress while appreciating the variety of activities, want to attend interesting lessons that differ from the usual cramming.

The combined course combines classical classes in groups (they are aimed at mastering the basic skills and knowledge of the French language) and individual consultations with the teacher (they help to clarify the difficult moments, to go through a complex topic again). The course of group classes has an intensity of 20 lessons per week, and the number of individual lessons is determined by the student - 5-10 per week.

Students with an initial level of knowledge (A1) can book a course lasting from 2 weeks.

  • Level for admission: any, from A1 to C1
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks at the request of the student
  • Intensity: 25-30 lessons per week.
  • Beginning of classes: all-the-year-round, on Mondays.
  • Students in the class: 12 people + individual lessons.

The cost of studying depends on the chosen type of courses.

The price of the course already includes:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Introductory testing of the level of knowledge
  • Company certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment activities
  • Student card
  • Tax collection.
Annual
16+
from 2 150 CHF / 4 weeks

PREPARING FOR THE DELF EXAM

An effective preparatory course has a sufficiently high intensity - 30 lessons per week: this is enough for you to be able to qualitatively prepare for the DELF / DALF diploma (studying is possible on several levels) or a certificate of TCF. 20 classes are conducted in groups and aimed at general improvement of basic skills and knowledge, plus 10 additional lessons in mini-groups focused on the development of core skills, familiarization with the structure of the exam.

  • Level for admission: from B1 to C1
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Intensity: 30 lessons per week.
  • Beginning of classes: it is necessary to check with your manager (depending on the duration of the exam).
  • Students in the class: 12 people + individual lessons.

The cost of studying depends on the chosen type of courses.

The price of the course already includes:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Introductory testing of the level of knowledge
  • Company certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment activities
  • Student card
  • Tax collection.

Classes online in small groups for immersion in a communication environment in French are offered to foreign students. All levels are offered from A1 to C1. The course is no different from the full-time course: the same schedule, the same course content, the same teachers.

Different intensity of classes is possible: 20, 25 and 30 lessons per week.

Accommodation, housing and food

For students of the school there are several comfortable accommodation options within the French Riviera - you can choose the most convenient and acceptable option for yourself.

  • Host French family

Best option for students under 18 years old, for those who for the first time independently travel abroad, or for those who want to constantly communicate with native speakers of French and better to learn their customs and culture. Language and speech skills are enhanced every day due to constant communication with French speakers! You can try traditional dishes (meal plan can be half board or only breakfast), and also to estimate the French everyday life - rooms are offered for 1-2 people, bathroom and kitchen are offered for common use.

  • Apartment rent

The school has two comfortable apartments in Montreux: they have rooms for 1-2 people, free access to the Internet, there are washing machines, all kitchen appliances and inventory, TV, as well as a balcony with a beautiful view. The road to school will take no more than 10 minutes in both cases.

  • Studio

Compact and comfortable studios are located no more than 10 minutes from the school. This is an option for the most independent students who value privacy and comfort. Each studio accommodates only 1-2 people: there is TV and free internet access, separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.

  • Hotels, guest houses and pensions

In Montreux its environs do not find hotels for every taste and financial opportunity: you can choose a modest hostel, or stay at the small boutique hotel B & amp; B. The school team will be able to choose the best option for each student, depending on his wishes: the hotels are located either on the shore of the lake or at the foot of the mountains, in the city center or in its historical part, in lively and calm, respectable areas. The cost of living in this case is specified individually.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : French, german language

Events Alpadia Montreux School

Montreux and the entire Riviera are a real storehouse of impressions, even for a sophisticated traveler. The leisure program will be an excellent addition to the educational course: this will help not only to have fun, but also to learn many new historical and cultural facts, as well as to consolidate the knowledge gained in the classroom in free, unconstrained conditions, in the process of live communication.

Many sports are available, the activity set varies according to the seasonality of the course: it can be a paddle board, mountain bike, paragliding, rock climbing, sailing or alpine skiing. Choose to your taste! If you come to the courses in winter, you can enjoy the infrastructure of the nearby ski resort of Port du Soleil. Here, all sorts of tracks for skiing and snowboarding, numerous ice rinks and ice slides, the opportunity to be like snowshoes are provided.

The excursion program should start with a visit to the legendary castle of Chillon, stroll along the Lake Geneva (note the ancient amazing steamers - many of them are already a hundred years old!) and its picturesque embankments. From March to September in Montreux and the surrounding area, there are many cultural festivals, especially music: the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Kyu Jazz Festival and the Paleo Nyon.

Equipment Alpadia Montreux School

In the school for students prepared comfortable, spacious and bright classrooms, a cozy cafeteria with a small but perfectly equipped with all necessary kitchen, spacious terraces for outdoor recreation. The educational institution is fully computerized: many modern PCs for common use are installed, fast wireless Internet (access is free).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Students can enter the school with any level of language knowledge - from A1 (elementary, basic) to C1 (advanced). Classes start every Monday. The list of non-working days, public holidays and weekends you can see below:

  • From December 26 to January 6
  • On 14 and 17 April
  • On 5 June
  • On 1 August
  • On 18 September.

For the very beginning students of the zero level, who chose the standard program, the start dates for the courses are the following (note that the minimum duration of the programs in this case is 2 weeks):

  • 6 February
  • 3 April
  • 29 May
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 2 October 9.

The tuition fee depends on the type of course chosen.

The cost of individual lessons decreases if the student Immediately book several lessons.

The price of the course already includes:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Educational guides, books and materials
  • Introductory testing of the level of knowledge
  • The company certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment activities
  • Student card
  • Tax collection.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 110 CHF
  • Transfer (one way) 190 CHF
  • Express mail 100 CHF

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Alpadia Montreux School reviews

Anna H.

Liked! I took a French course, I took individual classes - all courses are flexible, you can change as you need.

Of course, it would be more logical to study French in France, but somehow I didn’t want to go to the provinces, but in Paris the situation with the locals is not very good, so I considered Canada and Switzerland. Getting to Switzerland turned out to be easier, so the increased cost of the course was leveled by the cost of tickets.

Very pleasant teachers: I confess, for me this is the first foreign language course. I don’t know how they manage to remain both benevolent and demanding, but the whole group worked, moreover in good faith and not from sticks. Most of teachers are up to 40 years old, young and interesting - it was nice to talk after class if they had an opportunity. Many people know 2-4 foreign languages, and not only teach native as carriers - of course, this is very cool and useful for me as a student. Everything is studied exclusively in conversational form, audio and video materials are constantly being used (equipment of the school allows), a lot of listening lessons (which was hard at first, of course).

I did not notice a direct emphasis on grammar, to admit - rather, the program for those who want to learn how to communicate well is to speak and communicate (although I suspect that if you take a more intensive course or “Preparing for the university”, there will be more academic ). I took individual classes in order to eliminate the accent - again, spoken French (although from my group two more took one-to-one - one for vocabulary (vocabulary), the other for grammar just).

In general, the optimal universal course for everyone: groups are divided according to the level of basic knowledge, so do not be afraid to get to the very smart or very weak group.

Smapse, special thanks for your help in the selection and fast collection of documents: I literally a couple of times in the office I brought the paper and put signatures, the rest was done by myself.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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