Adult courses

Students from 16 years old can enroll at Alpadia.
ALPADIA students have the option of enrolling for various French language courses of different levels of intensiveness and of a length of their choice (two weeks minimum). The following courses are offered:


20 group lessons per week.


20 lessons of standard course + 5 group lessons of oral reinforcement.

Super intensive (premium)

20 lessons of standard course + 5 group lessons of oral reinforcement + 5 group lessons of written reinforcement

Combi Course

20 lessons of standard course + 5 to 10 one to one lessons per week.

Exam preparation modules

package including course, fees and accommodation => 4-week package with 20 weekly lessons of standard course + 10 lessons in small group focused on specific exam preparation.

Course for pre-constituted groups

we can offer and elaborate courses for pre-constituted groups, whichever their objectives are. Do not hesitate to contact us to define your project.

Lessons are of 45 minutes. The maximum number of students in a group is 12. The maximum number of students in small groups is of 6. Groups are formed on the basis of participants' level of language competence. New students can join courses every Monday (except for long-term courses and complete beginners - start date on first Monday of the month).

Before arriving at the school, each student must complete a questionnaire issued by ALPADIA to determine level and study aims. These aims are discussed and refined further on the student's arrival in order to draw up an individual study programme.

A weekly evaluation confirms knowledge gained and measures the progress made by each student. The teaching aims to increase both spoken and written communication skills as much as possible by relying on the latest French language teaching methods as well as on the professionalism of the teaching staff.

A course certificate is issued at the end of the course providing to the student who has attended the course regularly.

Students have the option at ALPADIA to request and pay for a test confirming their level against a European framework of levels of attainment (TCF or TEF).


Contact information

+41 21 621 88 88
+41 21 621 88 89

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Student testimonials

Luis Felipe, Brazil
"I will remember this experience all my life; I have great memories from it. The teachers and staff of the school are exceptional. Not only did I learn French, I also made friends for life, who are like family now. Thank you for giving me this opportunity!"
Marianne, Switzerland
"I am 15 and I am in secondary school. At Alpadia,the teachers give practical and varied lessons. I like the city of Montreux a lot. You can do a lot of things here and simply make the most of your stay.”