Alpadia Montreux

Learn French in Montreux, Switzerland

The Area & School

The Alpadia Language School located in Montreux, a French-speaking part of Switzerland, is situated right on the edge of Lake Geneva. An exotic paradise is the atmosphere that students feel when arriving at the course center. The school exudes a peaceful environment, filled with comfortable, bright classrooms, free Wifi, an outdoor terrace for lounging with peers, and a cafeteria with a fully-equipped kitchen. Alpadia Montreux prides itself on its ideal location: steps away from a serene lake that is one of the most visited places in Switzerland. Since this school is smaller than some of the other Alpadia Language Schools, students will receive maximal individual attention. Perfect your French accent while studying here and enjoy the striking surroundings of Montreux.

French Courses

Time for class at Alpadia Montreux

Montreux Standard 15 French

(For absolute beginners) 20 lessons, totaling 15 hours of class time, per week. For the most part classes take place in the mornings, leaving students with free time in the afternoons for activities (great for practicing French around the city). This course is recommended for absolute beginners of learning the language. Start dates for Standard 20 are limited to these dates: February 2nd / March 30th / June 1st / June 29th / August 3rd/ October 5th, 2015.

Starts at €455 for one week

Learning French at Alpadia Language Schools

Montreux Intensive 23 French

30 classes, totaling 22.5 hours of class time, per week. 1 of the lessons out of the daily 6 is focused purely on writing skills and takes place in mini-groups (maximum of 5 other students). This course is great for students wishing to improve their French oral and written communication skills as well as make rapid progress in learning the language.

Starts at €775 for one week


Lively discussion with Host Family

Host Family Montreux

(Private room, half board) By residing with a host family your stay in Montreux will take on an additional dimension. Alpadia offers this rewarding homestay experience to ensure that students feel like they are learning the language in the world around them as well as in the classroom. All families with Alpadia meet the requirements of quality that the school requires and maintains a close relationship with the school. Students will walk away with an increased understanding of local culture, everyday expressions, and the French way of life.

Starts at €355 / week

Additional Details

On these bank holidays, lessons are not provided (school closed):

  • December 21st, 2015- January 1st, 2016
  • March 25th, 2016
  • March 28th, 2016
  • May 5th, 2016
  • May 16th, 2016
  • August 1st, 2016
  • September 19th, 2016
  • December 26th, 2016-January 6th, 2017

Located in Geneva, the Genève Aéroport is the closest airport to Montreux. Since it is located about 1 hour away from the school, this airport offers multiple modes of transportation to lead students to their final destination. If traveling by plane, students should look into one of these options for arriving at Alpadia Montreux:

  • Train
  • Tram
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Alpadia Montreux pick-up (170 euros)

More information can be found on the airport's website on this page.

If arriving by train from another part of the country or another European location (the options are somewhat limited due to Montreux being a small station), think about taking the train:

  • The * Gare de Montreux* offers options, such as taxis, for taking students directly to the school.
Max Group Class Size: 12.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 0 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: €30.33 per class hour

A wide-range of activities are abundant in and around the beautiful area of Montreux. While taking languages classes at Alpadia, think about partaking in one of these options:

  • Live like a local and try a mountain or water sport: climbing, paragliding, sailing, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and mountain-biking are some options in the Swiss Riviera, just to name a few.

  • Visit the medieval and famous Château de Chillon.

  • Head out on the water and sail on Lake Geneva in a hundred-year-old sailboat.

  • Take a lakeside stroll and admire the numerous exotic plants and flowers found on the lake's shores.

  • If it's cold outside, head up to one of the world's most famous ski resorts, Les Portes du Soleil, and try your hand at a toboggan run, snowshoe trekking, or ice skating.

  • Feeling festive? For 4 weeks in December, Montreux hosts one of Switzerland's largest Christmas markets!

  • Locals and tourists alike partake in many of the music festivals which occur in Montreux throughout the year. Some possible festival options are:

Paléo Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival.

Students will improve their linguistic and communications skills as well as participate in hand-on activities and exercises. This will allow them to receive an in-depth, intensive study of the French language while being able to have fun at the same time. Certified Alpadia Montreux teachers engage with students and teach them to increase their oral and written communication in French. If taking an advanced class, the option is available to work even more on practicing writing skills within a smaller group.