Intensive evening French lessons providing you the freedom to enjoy a ski holiday in the magnificent Grand Massif ski area.
If you are looking to significantly improve your French and enjoy our stunning mountain surroundings in winter then this one is for you!
Offering evening lessons, this course has been specifically designed to give you freedom during the day to enjoy our winter mountain paradise.
Each week is different, and Avancée Teachers break the course down by mixing speaking tasks with listening, reading, cultural insights and writing – if requested. Time flies in our classrooms! Practice makes perfect so imagine what using French everyday for a week could do!
We allow you the freedom to make your own accommodation and travel arrangements, however as long-term valley residents, we can provide tips and suggestions and have partnered with Alps Accommodation who provide self-catered accommodation throughout the valley.
Why Learn in the Haut-Giffre Valley?
Located just one hour from Geneva airport, in the heart of the Haute Savoie region of France, the Haut-Giffre valley is home to the beautiful villages of Samoëns, Morillon, Verchaix, and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. Unspoilt by tourism, and with a strong population of friendly local French people, it might just be one of the best places to learn French in the Alps. Take a stroll through the charming villages, dip into the many boutique shops, cafes, boulangeries and have a chat with the locals. It’s the perfect opportunity to take your French to a new level.
Our winter playground should need no introduction, as one of the biggest ski areas in Europe, the Grand Massif offers 139 pistes and over 265km of varied skiing suitable for all abilities. But the area isn’t just about skiing, the valley boasts a variety of non-ski activities such as snowshoeing, parapenting, ice skating and lots more.
How Does it Work?
- Let us know when you’ll be in the valley
Tell us what week you’d like to book a course (courses run Monday to Friday).
- Small same level groups
Each Avancée student completes a language assessment prior to the course. We ensure our students are placed in the right group so that the pace is right.
- Lessons planned around your needs
On Monday, lessons typically focus on getting to know each other and fixing a common objective for the week.
- Winter 10 hour group course – 210€ pp
- Winter: 3.45pm to 6pm
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.