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).

Summer camps

ALPADIA offers French* language courses of a high standard (one week minimum) with particular emphasis on conversation. Modern teaching methods, stimulating topics for study, a maximum of 14 students per class and inclusion of sporting activities guarantee a motivational atmosphere conducive to language study.

Standard courses

20 lessons of 45 min of group study per week.

Intensive courses

25 lessons of 45 min of group study per week.

Individual lessons of 45 min

5 lessons of 45 min per week. One to one courses can only be booked in combination with a standard course.


standard program of activities or premium activity program including Performing Arts, Horse riding, Tennis, Watersports etc…

*Note that ALPADIA also offers English, German and Italian language courses.


Contact information

+33 4 72 41 98 06
+33 4 78 42 43 90

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Student testimonials

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