Children Lessons

Being able to speak a foreign language is a great asset. Children who start early have a real advantage.

Key Facts

 Fun and interactive lessons

 6 to 17 year olds

Private & semi-private lessons available

Available year-round & during school holidays

Ideal for after school support

Face to face and online


A fun and interactive approach: Our passionate teachers bring the language to life through games, role plays and other communicative activities. A step away from classic school tuition.

An ideal location: Looking for ways to boost your child’s French for school – how about combining mountain fun with fantastic classes in the valley? There’ll be plenty of opportunities to practise when out and about.

Preparing for an exam: Our qualified teachers can prepare exam specific lessons to help your child reach their objectives.

Lessons during holidays
  • Let us know your dates.
  • Choose between private & semi private with a relative or a friend.
  • Choose between 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute lessons
  • We’ll organise a schedule at our school in Verchaix based on your requirements.
After school lessons during the school year

Your child attends a local French establishment and needs a little help, maybe soon after you have relocated here, or if they’re nearing an important exam. Avancée Formation can provide after school support to meet your child’s needs. Get in touch for more information.

After school lessons during the school year online

Your child studies French at school in your home country and needs extra tuition. We offer online lessons to help boost his level.

  • 60€ / hour private
  • 30€/ hour semi-private
  • 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sessions
Why choose Avancée Formation?

Avancée Formation is an established language school in the Vallée du Giffre. We believe in making learning languages approachable and enjoyable. Our team is qualified, experienced, and passionate, and we love meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Everyone at Avancée Formation has learned another language, so we understand the challenges our students face and our school’s mission is to help them overcome those challenges.

Our school is modern, bright, and centrally located for the whole Giffre Valley, we have an honesty bar for coffee and tea and car parking is available.


Na BaumgartenNa Baumgarten
16:04 09 Feb 24
Great coworking, quiet and with a very good wifi connection!
James BentleyJames Bentley
10:30 07 Feb 24
Just finished six weeks of French lessons for myself and my three kids with Avancee Formation and could not be more pleased with the professionalism, quality of instruction, and kindness of our instructor, Chloe. Avancee Formation tailored the curriculum to our specific needs, and it shows in the enthusiasm my teenagers now have for French language and culture. As a result, we have decided to return to the area in March for four more weeks of lessons!
Margot SimondMargot Simond
08:31 28 Oct 23
Very useful training with friendly and attentive people. Very good experience!
Julian ArcherJulian Archer
06:19 26 Sep 23
Very helpful all the way from applying for course funding to exam preparation. Professional & personable.
Robert StevensRobert Stevens
14:32 31 Jul 23
Great experience. Great teacher. I really enjoyed the experience and will be back!
kathryn tysonkathryn tyson
08:18 24 Jul 23
A really fun and informative course, with the lovely Elise, well-judged for our standard, and with very many stimulating exercises to make us think and chat in French. Highly recommended.
T TapperT Tapper
17:04 26 Jun 23
I had online lessons with Elise and she was fantastic. The whole experience was supportive, lively and I learnt a huge amount in only 6 short lessons. Highly recommend.
Jean-Claude BELBARBEJean-Claude BELBARBE
16:34 28 Apr 23
I am very satisfied with this training meeting perfectly to my request.Bonnie was able to understand and document herself to make the training concrete on my theme.
17:36 03 Feb 23
Many thanks to the team of Alpine French School of Samoëns for their professionalism. Good understanding of the need and courses adapted accordingly. And especially top teachers, Thank you Bonnie 🙂
Julie DanielJulie Daniel
09:22 22 Aug 22
Yet another year of French lessons through Alpine French School which teaching me new things all the time. The lessons are very well thought out and the teachers are very supportive helping you through any difficulties you encounter whilst also pushing you to keep on improving. I would highly recommend using the Alpine French School if you want to learn French from complete beginners getting to know their first words or phrases to the more advanced that just want to sound more authentic, they offer it all. Hopefully see you again for a group session at the end of the year or back again for my 1:1 lessons next year. Keep up the good work.
Ben NicholsonBen Nicholson
08:57 19 Aug 22
Highly recommended! I've benefited from both the private lessons (excellent for making good progress, tailored to specific needs) and group classes (which have been small class sizes, relaxed and fun atmosphere). Both of my teachers (Jenny and Chloe) have been fantastic - encouraging, engaged and constructive.In addition, the school has done the majority of the paperwork to enable the classes to be fully funded through a URSSAF training grant - amazing!
Veryan YoungVeryan Young
13:59 15 Aug 22
I took a long term course at the school which was covered by my Autoentrepeneur URSSAF training grant - you pay upfront and on course completion your fees get refunded. The school helped me set this up with URSSAF and also helped me sort the refund at the end. It was a fairly simple process and they are well versed with it.Onto the lessons themselves - I was lucky to have a good teacher and engaged class so I felt I progressed really well. The teacher encouraged interaction and so it felt more like a discussion than too much "chalk and talk". I also did some 1:1s which put me a little out of my comfort zone but allowed me to work on elements I specifically needed. I am now confident that I am working towards the level needed to work in French which was the aim of the sessions. Thank you Alpine French School for your lessons!
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