Alpine French School has been going from strength to strength since it first opened, as Lost in Translation, in 2003. Over the past fifteen years Alpine French School has grown to not only to offer private and group language lessons, but also to run fun language-based activity holidays for kids and adults, as well as provide translation and admin help to many throughout the valley. The school even runs lesson in Samoëns and Châtel.
As you can imagine with so many Morzine residents and holidaymakers wanting to improve their language skills, a new location with more space had been on the cards for some time. And at the start of this summer, after a lot of hard work, Alpine French School moved just down the road to a huge new premises near the Super Morzine bridge. And following a busy season of kids’ summer camps, finishing off the offices, teaching lots of lessons and trying to enjoy the sunshine, the Alpine French School team were finally able to kick back and celebrate last week and present their new base to the community
“We are really pleased with our new bright and spacious premises which is purpose built for Alpine French School,” says Helen Watts, Alpine French School’s director , “We have been working on the project for quite a while and it is great to have a building that is centrally located but with parking and easy access for our students.”
Generally at Source, the only building renovations we see are the five star luxury chalet kind, so it’s really refreshing to see a project like this and the end result is great. The new offices and classrooms are light and airy, and the space has a real communal feel to it; we couldn’t imagine a better environment in which to learn another language. Small classrooms and learning areas take up the bulk of the space, with a bright, high-ceilinged reception area in the centre. The perfect space for learning that will hugely benefit lots of people in Morzine and beyond.
Now renovations are completely finished, what are Helen’s plans for the near future? “We offer French and English lessons all year-round and for this autumn we have a choice of French weekly group lessons, French Intensive Courses or private lessons. If you missed the open day, feel free to pop in and see us, we are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:30.”
To find out more about Alpine French School, visit their website. Services offered include French and English lessons, admin help and translation help. You can also follow Alpine French School on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news, as well as French word of the day!